Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 in review

I had an email from WordPress today, with an annual report on my blog. It included the option of publishing the report, which I have chosen to exercise. I suppose that from my point of view 2014 has been the … Continue reading

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How to Roll Cancer Sticks

H/T Rose, the new antismoking ads feature roll-ups: “My mistake, the cigarette in the new advert is hard to roll because he’s using rotting flesh.” That set me thinking along culinary lines. Get hold of some rotting flesh (diced Arnott … Continue reading

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The War on Alcohol Intensifies

I hadn’t been aware that the Scottish drink-drive limit had been reduced (from 0.08% to 0.05%) in early December. From Pub Curmudgeon: In the sidebar, I say of the possible reduction of the UK drink-driving limit that “In my, view … Continue reading

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80% of Britons Hate the Nanny State

Items noticed today. One: Eighty per cent of Britons ‘hate the meddling nanny state’ BRITONS hate the nanny state and think the Government should stop meddling in people’s lifestyle choices, says a survey. Researchers found significant opposition to stealth “sin … Continue reading

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BMI = Bloody Meaningless Integer

I’m as thin as a rake, so I don’t have a dog in this race. Nevertheless, I get more and more angry about the increasingly obscene War on Obesity, and stuff like this: Under a new scheme, GPs will be … Continue reading

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The Repeat Prohibitionists

I had Christmas dinner with my brother and his family today, and came away laden with tobacco and whisky. In my turn I left several bottles of champagne behind. So it was of interest to note that a few days … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

 

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