Merry Christmas


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32 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. Roobeedoo2 says:

    Merry Christmas, Frank and all <3

  2. Mark Jarratt, Stuart Town, Australia says:

    Most amusing but far too humorous! Merriest to you Frank and other advocates against hard paternalism.

  3. margo says:

    Great, Frank. Happy Christmas!

  4. garyk30 says:

    Merry Christmas to all!!!!

  5. nisakiman says:

    I’ll take three!

    Have a good day one and all. Merry Christmas!

  6. smokingscot says:

    Two hideous gargoyles. Yuck!

    Have a good one y’all.

  7. Jack Ketch says:

    Our local meat & game butcher has fairy lights in his window , made out of empty plastic shotgun shells -actual real ones ,i’m amazed he hasn’t been publicly tazered for it. (worse still, in the eyes of the i-generation he hangs DEAD animals outside his shop during the festive season).
    Perhaps some enerprising smoker could construct xmas tree ‘candles’ out of cigarettes . Or just use Sobraine cocktail ones?

  8. Kin_Free says:

    Merry smokin Christmas to everyone 🎄💥🚬✅

  9. Barry Homan says:

    Merry Christmas to you Frank.

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

  10. Emily says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone!

  11. Gráinne O'Reilly says:

    Happy Christmas. Watching Bad Santa.

  12. Timothy Goodacre says:

    Merry Christmas to all kindred spirits !

  13. Joe L. says:

    Merry Christmas, everyone!!

  14. RdM says:

    Merry Christmas, Frank & everyone!

    (Or in PCese…)

    —-Festive Greetings—-

    Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, our best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

    In addition, please also accept our best wishes for a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2018, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make this country great (not to imply that this country is necessarily greater than any other country or area of choice), and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual orientation of the wishers.

    This wish is limited to the customary and usual good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first. ‘Holiday’ is not intended to, nor shall it be considered, limited to the usual Judeo-Christian celebrations or observances, or to such activities of any organized or ad hoc religious community, group, individual or belief (or lack thereof).

    Note: By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all.
    This greeting is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. This greeting implies no promise by the wisher actually to implement any of the wishes for the wisher her/himself or others, or responsibility for the consequences which may arise from the implementation or non-implementation of it.

    This greeting is void where prohibited by law.

    • waltc says:

      LOL. Is that the ghost of Christmas Future?

      • RdM says:

        Walt, slightly OT wrt ‘smoking status’ ;- I meant to reply to a comment of yours recently re Nat Sherman cigarettes.
        I found their quite beautiful web page some (easy 10?) years ago, may have even saved some images, impressed by the care, the quality of paper and tobacco and construction, the drawings illustrating that, but just looking up now, I see they were acquired by Altria in Jan 2017.
        There’s a wikipedia page
        and the Altria page, which doesn’t look inspiring…

        I so wanted to taste those when I read the early, original natsherman web pages, but I was in no position then to import any!

        (In terms of quality of paper and tobacco, I have to vastly prefer RYO, particularly after FSC/RIP forced paper pollution, spoiling – that was what that post was about – (it seems impossible to search for comment content) – but I would have been willing to try those!)

        I see too that I could sign up for natsherman dot com to enter, so maybe those diagrams are still there.
        Little works of art…


    • RdM says:

      Thanks, chaps;- I’m glad it raised a laugh!

      Credit where due, though;- I remembered something like it from years ago as I was going to post, did a very hasty search, and that was the nearest I came up with,

      (Who knows where they got it from? – it’s not quite what I remembered!).

      On re-reading it I do find some annoyances, criticisms, clumsy grammar, things I’d like to add or change.

      (Sometimes I find myself “praising with faint damns”, particularly with artwork, a reversal of the usual, which can be awkward aloud, if I’ve only uttered minor fault critiques!)

      But at least we should have “smoking status” (not just yes/no, but all that status implies, quality, tastes, in consumption;-) in among

      and without regard to the race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual orientation of the wishers.

      [and either “creed” or religious faith” is redundant.]
      [why not put in alphabetical order?]

      And the first part of
      ‘Holiday’ is not intended to, nor shall it be considered, limited to the usual Judeo-Christian celebrations or observances, or to such activities of any organized or ad hoc religious community, group, individual or belief (or lack thereof).
      is irritating… all a little clumsy.


      I can’t be bothered editing further!

      Possibly it was adapted or put together in haste at their end, but it could be a fun starting point to develop a unique version of. Or improve. Maybe!

      ~ Ross

      Next, New Year !

    • Manfred says:

      Fabulous. Thank you.

  15. Inspector Alleyne says:

    Merry Christmas, Frank & all supporters.

  16. Philip Neal says:

    Merry Christmas Frank!

  17. beobrigitte says:

    Merry Christmas!! The Christ child has been particularly kind to me. Best is that the health warnings are in a slavic language, so they mean to me the same as the ones we get: Fuck all.
    However, my stash has been increased by another kg.

    Love Christmas!!

  18. waltc says:

    Let’s drink a cup o kindness. Noel.

  19. Rose says:

    Merry Boxing Day and a Very Happy New Year to all.

  20. Tony says:

    A belated merry Christmas to Frank and everyone else here.

  21. smokingscot says:


    Not worried about the reasons, only the bottom line.

    USA to reduce their funding to the UN by 25%.

    Now let’s see if the people in the WHO can find a way to repeat the exercise. Better still, piss him off a lot!

  22. cherie79 says:

    Merry Christmas to all the kindred spirits and best wishes for a great New Year

  23. Manfred says:

    Public “health” or better thought of as “healthism” represents the quintessential expression of policy based evidence while avoiding the obvious, to be born is to die. The latest twist is the addition of assisted suicide, which has all the potential to become a public healthism ‘tool’. Strangely, in the fullness of time we may well find they become advocates of heavy smoking.

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