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Two Weird Reports

Weird report I saw yesterday: The last cigarette smoked in England will be put out in 2050 – and Bristol’s final smoker will quit in just five years, scientists claim Study commissioned by tobacco giant Philip Morris and conducted by … Continue reading

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The Last and Only Solace

I’ve been digging up stuff about the use of tobacco in wartime: Tobacco is not so much a luxury as an actual necessity to our men at the front – Lieut-Colonel Henry Paul Treeby, Commandant of the East Surrey Depot, 1916 You ask … Continue reading

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Riding The Wave

I was thinking yesterday that people like Jordan Peterson were the new rock/pop icons for the 21st century. Everyone wants to hear them. And they’re singing new songs. And banning Alex Jones is like banning Elvis Presley (or, rather, inducting … Continue reading

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An Evening Out

Emily, me, and Brigitte in a pub garden yesterday evening. Photo taken on Brigitte’s mobile phone by an Australian visitor: Brigitte, me, and Emily in the Smoky Drinky Bar later on: Brigitte’s now gone back to Liverpool, and Emily and … Continue reading

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A New Minority

Later on today, I’ll be welcoming two guests. Emily and Brigitte are arriving this afternoon. Brigitte’s going to stay one night. Emily three nights. What’s remarkable about it is that I’ve never met either of them in the flesh. I’ve … Continue reading

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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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