Tag Archives: tobacco+

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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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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