Lol! As the great Jackie Gleason once said: "How sweet... it... is!"
I imagine you would also turn the speakers around to face you?
In that particular situation, I doubt that swinging gentleman is thinking about his speaker placement!
But yeah, that's a goofy ass set-up. Those boxy bookshelf speakers were everywhere on the 70's...
Smoking (cigarettes) is bad for you.
But those are opium laced cigarettes filled with hashish and an experimental mind altering substance the CIA was using in a MK-ULTRA program to seduce upstanding citizens into debauchery.
I wish I had some of those