Speaking of John [Cougar]* Mellencamp, did you know he smokes (smoked?) five packs of cigarettes a day? Five! Five! It’s true. I saw it on tee-vee. They mentioned it in a VH1 special, and I don’t think there was single shot in the entire show when he didn’t have a lit cigarette in hand.
At one point, he was talking about how he was really getting healthy, eating well, and whatnot (but hadn't stopped smoking). Um, I’m sorry to have to mention this, but you can consume every essential vitamin, guzzle wheatgrass smoothies until the cows come home, have the shiniest, freshest colon in the whole wide world, and it ain’t gonna do you a damn bit of good if your lungs look like little, burnt embers of coal.