Sunday, April 22, 2012


From an article in The Forward today:

Israel has a shortage of civilian gas masks, but you wouldn’t know it from walking down Manhattan’s St. Mark’s Place, where the masks are on sale in half a dozen stores for a mere $25 each.

The Israeli model 4A1 gas masks on display in the East Village — where storefront noodle shops bump up against vintage clothing stores — might not protect you from a chemical weapons attack. That’s because their protective filters have been removed and replaced with foot-long acrylic bongs meant for smoking marijuana.

According to the article, the bongs feature the rubber-triangle seal of Shalon Chemical Industries Ltd., the Tel Aviv-based company that makes all the civilian gas masks of Israel. And they are likely surplus, "sold by the Israeli government in bulk without filters."

Previously on EV Grieve:
This fall's must have item: Gas Mask Bongs

[Image via The Forward]


Anonymous said...

This means that our whole solar system could be, like one tiny atom in the fingernail of some other giant being. This is too much!

abrod said...

It's, like, a government conspiracy, maaannnn.... So, like, vote for Ron Paul duuuuuuude....

nygrump said...

Most likely paid for with US tax dollars. But these are for the use of tobacco only. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

sounds pretty low grade to me..if ya have access to the filters you are ready to use..sick the weed..what with the gas masks..??!