Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Rise of the New Idiocracy

I’m trying to build up a collection of “plain” tobacco packs, because I think that one day they’re going to be collectors’ items framed behind glass for future generations to see what happens when madness takes hold of societies. This … Continue reading

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The Enemies of Society

Many thanks for all the comments under yesterday’s post, where I sketched out my plans for producing YouTube videos of Skype conversations between smokers. I’ve taken note of 7 or 8 people who seem interested in participating. At some point … Continue reading

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Skype and YouTube

Back in 2011, at Stony Stratford, one of my regrets about that otherwise remarkably successful demonstration of smoker solidarity was that, having held up their protest placards for the TV cameras, and listened to a few speeches, and imbibed a … Continue reading

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What’s In A Name?

I ended up yesterday thinking about names, because Harley had a lot of names. What was his real name? What was his most secret and true name? It almost certainly wasn’t Harley. I used to think his real name was … Continue reading

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Harley

I’m far from convinced that Harley is dead. There’s not enough evidence. The only evidence I’ve got is two Facebook comments by Iro Cyzane. The first one: Dearest Daniel, Harleyrider, you fought hard for what you believed in. Thanks for … Continue reading

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Astonished

I woke up astonished this morning. All yesterday, my nose had been streaming, and my head felt thick and muzzy. I was developing a cold. Last night I prepared a drink of hot lemon juice and honey and whisky – … Continue reading

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100 Years of War

Audrey Silk in NYC: We must be getting close to an election. When former NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn was sliding in the polls in the 2013 race for mayor due to supporter dismay at her softened stances on issues … Continue reading

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