A molecule of desperation — 12 Comments

  1. Hi Grandad,

    You've got this exactly right. This is the kind of technology we use to show that the vast majority of banknotes contain cocaine residue and yet handling them doesn't deem to get people high. We've also got studies from some reputable universities showing that second hand smoke is harmless and yet the Daily Wail is now interested in third hand smoke. As a smoker, I guess the best way for you to refute this study is to round up some non-smokers and get them to smoke your curtains and furniture coverings, then get them tested for the presence of nicotine. Maybe the grandkids would help you out with this?

    • On a point of order Hugh, most normal mortals here have never held a sufficient number of banknotes in their hands to test the theory of their attributes of 'Highness' though I expect several million of them together in my home would make me very giddy indeed.

    • Welcome Hugh.  That is an excellent point – no one worries about getting a heroin dose from handling money but my guess is that the level of heroin found on banknotes is considerably higher than any imaginary "smoking residue"?

      As for the grandkids helping out with that little experiment – they can go buy their own cigarettes.

    • Welcome AP [if I may be so bold as to shorten your name somewhat?]  It's the end of just about any second-hand market you can think of.  I almost feel sorry for the smokerphobes – they won't be able to touch anything!

  2. My father smoked 200 cigarettes a week.   My mother smoked 40 cigarettes a week.   I lived with them for 23 years before I was married and moved away.


    I am now 77 years old and fit as a fiddle.   This morning I cycled for 42km and stopped as it was becoming too darn hot.   I will probably have another ride this evening, if it cools down.  (It's 30°C at the moment).

    • So according to this mob in York, you should have imploded years ago?  You do realise you are pedalling in the face of science? 

  3. Stop reading the Daily Mail. That is an activity which will defintitely shorten your life. I have gas chromatographs to prove it.

    • Yeah but I want my WW1 replica T O B A C C O tin (not a "Xmas box" as the Daily Xenophobe And Bottom Feeders Weekly would have you believe).

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