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Ed Hardy and hookahs.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by Abraham Appel

All Ed Hardy Hookah has done is add to the selection of hookah’s. We work in hookah because we love the smokey culture.

We created Ed Hardy hookah because Ed hardy is a person who represents everything America at its best is about. He is the same story every immigrant dreams of.

A hard worker who came out of the counter-culture through talent, hard work and using his intelligence to back up his individuality and rebelliousness with the bravery to follow his passions. Ed Hardy used his god- given talents to struggle a living out of the toughness of life.  Ed Hardy made it to college, gave it up to follow his passions and then made it in tattoos when tattoos were not accepted.

Ed Hardy was bloody good at tattoos. And he worked his way out of the struggle, sold his art and now finally does his own work, finally can devote his life to what he loves; His own paintings.

I read on a  hookah forum that “just based on the principal of what Ed Hardy stands for in the shisha world upsets me.” This same person turned down our tobacco for no reason. The price was good. And had he smoked the Ed Hardy Tobacco it would have been great. It was just this  invisible Ed Hardy meaning he claims to represent.

What does Ed Hardy Hookah stand for? allow me again  to point you to the life of Ed Hardy for what Ed hardy Hookah stands for. Stand for what you want. We Already know who Ed Hardy Hookah is.

Ed Hardy Hookah  stands for Individuality.

Ed Hardy Hookah stand for small companies working hard against the status que to create something new and better.

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Ed Hardy Hookah stand for having nothing but the quality of our work speak for us.

Ed Hardy Hookah stand for the working class.

We do not stand for the billion dollar brand of Ed Hardy Shirts. We stand for the meaning of the tats on those shirts. Ed Hardy Hookah stands for the story that created those tats.

Canton OH hookah bar closed.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2010 by Abraham Appel

Over  the weekend police in Cleveland closed down  Helios Shisha Lounge.

According to police quoted in Cleveland news sites, the Hookah bar owners were allowing kids into the Hookah bar.

“About six months ago, we started getting complaints from parents that their kids were coming to Canton to this hookah lounge to smoke this tobacco,” Police Lt. James Cole told Malcolm Hall of Canton Rep.com. “We did surveillance on it a couple times.” And on saturday police raided the Smoking lounge.


According to Canton Rep.com the police found  150 people in a Hookah bar that is allowed a maximum capacity of 47 and sales to children under 18. It is not clear if the sales are assumed because the kids under 18 were in the bar.

“What we found were between 150 to 160 people, (inside the smoking lounge)Police Lt. James Cole said told reporter Malcolm Hall.

“Probably 40 percent of the patrons in there were juveniles, ” Cole is quoted  as saying. “We closed it down. The youngest, I believe, was 15. I didn’t cite the kids. I took all their names and they will be used as witnesses,” Cole told the Canton Rep.com.

According to the Myspace page the owners may have thought they were complying with Law,  because they warn that you must be 18 and over to purchase Tobacco products. But the law seems to be like a liquor bar where you must be 21 and over to enter. It remains to be seen if this becomes a defense that Helios Shisha Lounge takes up.


True Hookah King looks over first Ed Hardy Hookahs

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2010 by Abraham Appel

True hookah King has started to win a lot of respect from Ed Hardy Hookah for how he seems to want to tell his actual opinion in his hookah reviews; something that has caught him some heat from a lot of hookah bars and Hookah companies.

Being a hookah reviewer is tough. The Hookah business is filled with so many fake opinions and political back scratchings that I don’t know how someone stays honest these days. Now I’m sure Ed Hardy Hookah will not always make the True Hookah King happy. We would like it if when we did make the True hookah king happy, we knew it was because we had made a great shisha, or another great hookah. The last thing we want is to be thought of as a company that gets dishonest hookah reviews.

We are putting Hookah Kings review up, not because we’ve talked to him and worked out a deal. But because we like how he honestly speaks his mind. This time he seems to like how our hookahs look. Ed hardy hookah wants to support the honest hookah culture.

We also want to encourage the True Hookah King to stay honest. Don’t make deals with Hookah companies and don’t let Hookah companies expect anything from you. Just speak your review honestly. maybe the real market is in being completely honest in Hookah while so many are being fake.

And we also put up the review cause of what sounds like porn in the back.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLUTPFc4Y2Q

South African hookah

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by Abraham Appel

 

South Africa is another place in the world where Hookah smoking is popular. In South Africa, though, the Hookah smoke can be refered to instead as the Okka Pipe.

According to Wikipedia.com the Oka smoking is most popular with the South asian (Indian) residents of South Africa the Cape mallay populations.  here is a link to the Places in South Africa to eat at and smoke at if you go http://www.ruba.com/guide/Restaurants_in_South_Delhi_South_East_Delhi_New_Delhi_-RubaExpert

But the European-African population of South Africa are taking up the Okka (hookah)smoking with more popularity. Like in the United States with its Hookah smoking, South Africa Okkah smoking has seen more Okkah or Hookah smoke bars popping up around the nation.

Okka smoken in South Africa is done mostly in public like the beaches and Parks. But many believe that the okka smoke bars have a real market in South Africa as it grows in popularity.

Many social historians look at the South African Dagga Pipe and believe that hookah smoking, like humanity originated in Africa.

In South Africa, the terminology of the various hookah components also differ from other countries. The clay “head/bowl” is known as a “clay pot”. The hoses are called “pipes” and the air release valve is known, strangely, as a “clutch”.

Some scientists point to the dagga pipe as an African origin of hookah

DRINKING AND HOOKAH

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Abraham Appel

When your out with friends and having a few drinks, smoking a hookah can be the funnest thing to do. Hookah bars offer a really special chill atmosphere to relax and blow O’s. Smoking shisha is perfect for capping off a night of clubbing or a house party of drinks.

   But there are a few things you need to remember and be aware of if your gonna drink and then visit the Hookah bar.

1. If you’ve been drinking it’s best to go to a hookah bar with a really up beat tempo. Unless you’re a regular at a hookah bar that will let you get by with a few wierd steps and maybe half sentences; go somewhere that already serves alcohol and hookah, or a hookah bar that is known for its party atmosphere. If you go to a Hookah bar that is too quite you can actually really end up offending them.

  The best way to avoid offending the Hookah bar owners is to let them know your just getting some down time after the club and to let you know if your are not respectful so you can roll it back a little while smoking at the hookah bar.

 2. remember that smoking hookah dehydrates you. So be ready to drink a good amount of water if your gonna smoke after drinking or while drinking.

3. be extra carefull. Remember that these are hot coals, this is like a balancing cigarets on a pipe. So go to a hookah bar and sit somewhere with room for you to move and hen move with care.

Hookah bar.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by Abraham Appel

It is surprising how connected people get to their hookah bar.  The amount of time we spend smoking our shisha at the hookah bar starts to make you realize it has less to do with hookah than it does with hookah connections and friendships.

   Yes its relaxing to smoke a hookah. But the mellow style that many hookah bars offer their customers attract the customers in more than the tobacco itself.

I think smoking hookahs popularity has something to say about our culture also. In our culture everyone is always moving so quick, no time to stop. But when we go to a hookah bar we have a place that we can rest, relax and blow some O’s.

Ed hardy hookah video of the day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2010 by Abraham Appel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uw6iunN98FU