Apparently Apple [allegedly] is too preoccupied in kicking down the door and searching Gizmodo editor Jason Chen’s home or Steve Jobs is reverting back to his Oregon ways of using LSD and marijuana. These are the only two sound explanations we could fathom when we saw the new iPhone game … Puff Puff Pass by Hood Apps.
As noted in the app’s description above, Puff Puff Pass is a smoking game. Users control the game’s characters to take a puff of a cigarette, cigar or tobacco pipe and then pass it on to the next participant in the smoke session. Puff Puff Pass is cleverly marketed as addictive … “almost addictive as smoking for real.”
Now before we proceed, understand that Apple CENSORS material in the App Store. We are not here to comment on this censorship, rather pose the question … why would the largest technological corporation in the world align themselves and promote the major single cause of cancer mortality in the United States … cigarette smoking. Since tobacco use is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 deaths in the United States … not exactly sure how approving Puff Puff Pass enhances Apple’s brand image.
But the Puff Puff Pass saga gets better. Anyone with half a clue in life should clearly realize that Puff Puff Pass is SCREAMING in drug use innuendo. Seems to us it would behoove Apple to think beyond Glee-watching, squeaky clean suburban Cupertino life. Phrases like “Iron Lung”, Smoke Session” and hell, even the app’s name itself, “Puff Puff Pass” are all terms glorifying drug use.
Iron Lung – someone who is able to take massive hits (and we’re not talking UFC).
Smoke Session – a social gathering where participants smoke weed, meth, etc.
And the best one yet … the freaking title itself! Definitions per Urban Dictionary …
Puff Puff Pass
1. The golden rule for pot smokers everywhere. It simply means to take two hits of the joint, bong, blunt, or bowl and then pass it to the next person.
2. A game in which everyone in a circle passes a spliff, bong or other smokeage. Everyone puts five on it. Each time you take a hit you say "puff puff pass." If you fail to say it, cough or pass out, you’re out of the rotation. The last person holding the smokeage keeps all the money.
Or better yet … maybe Apple should check out the free IMDb app they approved and realize that Puff Puff Pass, the movie, is about two hapless stoners who have grown tired rehab.
But hey, it’s Apple’s world and we just pay for it. However if Jobs is cool with apps that promote and glorify drug use … we’re sure many will literally play puff puff pass on Apple.