Tag Archives: tobacco+

The Madsen Moment

Something I saw on Dick Puddlecote a few days back has been niggling at the back of my mind. And I think it’s actually relevant to the Smokers’ Army meme being explored on threads here recently. It featured Madsen Pirie … 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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Cooking With Lard

I notice these things. I was watching Infowars live broascast yesterday, and they were showing a spoof  black-and-white Twilight Zone that they’d put together. Compere Owen Shroyer played a big role in it. He seems to be quite a good … Continue reading

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Mountaineer Smokers

Recently my attention has been drawn to the strange fact that smoking is an aid to mountain-climbing. I first reported on the phenomenon back in December: Cigarettes as an aid to climbing Report, November 21 1922 Captain GJ Finch, who … Continue reading

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Trying To Swap Sides

I’ve been trying to get my head around the new Philip Morris ad (click to enlarge) that Dick Puddlecote is reporting: The gist of it is that, just like millions of people are (supposedly) trying to give up smoking cigarettes, … Continue reading

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Stone Age Smokers

I’ve come down with a cold, and can’t think straight. But a few days ago I watched this trio of YouTube videos of an encounter between modern humans with cameras and recorders and Stone Age humans in New Guinea. It … Continue reading

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Night Cigarettes and Super-Dense Aircraft Smoke

One of the several topics of conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night was mountaineering: Cigarettes as an aid to climbing Report, November 21 1922 Captain GJ Finch, who took part in the Mount Everest expedition, speaking at a … Continue reading

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