Tag Archives: SmokyDrinkyBar

Stamp Collecting

I’m becoming a stamp collector. When I was about 10 years old I had a small stamp collection. I think I had about 5 stamps.  But I soon got bored with it, and I stopped collecting stamps. My brother was … Continue reading

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Morale Is Everything

A comment by Walt prompted a few thoughts: beyond that and fwiw, Smokers Liberation Army actually says what you’re talking about and what you want the antagonists to know you’re about, so why get cute or symbolic or go for … Continue reading

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Control G

About 40 years ago, as a newbie computer programmer, pushily trying to boost my already-high pay rate, four of us programmers got together to call ourselves an organisation which we called Control G (does that still ring a bell?). I … Continue reading

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Growth, Climax, Decay, Collapse

I was thinking this morning about the various new political organisations that have appeared over the past 70 years or so (i.e. over my lifetime). The UN, the EU, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, and the like come to … Continue reading

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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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