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Outrage

I spent much of yesterday following up my not-so-new idea that social idleness correlated with (and caused?) increased longevity of life. It led me into reading about the condition of the working classes in England during the last few centuries, … Continue reading

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The More Voices The Louder

I’m always glad to welcome a new smoker’s blog, particularly one by someone who has been a regular commenter on my blog for many years: Nisakiman. Such people are not competitors: they are companions or co-conspirators, and the more of … Continue reading

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Toad Island

H/T Rose for the news that the Abhorrent Toad has been complaining about smoking on the reality TV show Love Island. In its letter to Ofcom, seen by the Observer, Deborah Arnott, chief executive of Ash, said: “I consider it reasonable … Continue reading

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A Different Sort of Reality TV

I don’t watch TV these days. I don’t want to watch it. I stopped watching years ago. I think I started to stop watching TV when they stopped allowing smoking on TV. And in the UK that was probably back … Continue reading

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Idle Conversation

Today marks the sixth anniversary of the day in 2011 when some 200 people showed up in Stony Stratford to protest against Councillor Paul Bartlett’s proposed street smoking ban. I drove across England to get there, with my home-made placard … Continue reading

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Letter to Theresa May

Earlier this evening, I was in the Smoky Drinky Bar, which was quite busy at the time. Among those present was VapingPoint Liz (aka the Last Furlong). After I’d read out something I’d been reading today, she asked if she … Continue reading

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Conversations and Conferences

I was in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night. The conversation was rambling from one subject to another. At one point it was about cricket, and then it was about baseball. And then it was about bootable Linux USB memory … Continue reading

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