The ultimate idiot or the ultimate truth?
I dropped into Moose’s
Hoose Place yesterday on my way to God knows where.
I discovered that he had written an article, which came as no surprise as his site and other similar sites tend to have articles in them but that’s neither here nor there.
Anyways, his article was on the topic of another article on the subject of people smoking at kids’ football matches and how they should refrain from smoking just in case their little darlings happen to spot them and be converted instantly into nicotine addicts. Now I would have thought that said precious darlings should be watching the ball instead of standing watching people smoking on the sidelines, but that’s neither here nor there either.
Moose did an adequate job of deriding the original piece so I won’t duplicate it, however there was a line in the original that actually made me laugh out loud in a manic sort of fashion –
Secondhand smoke has been proven to be 85% more toxic than smoking and is full of toxic chemicals which can cause cancer and other lung or heart diseases
Now just to be sure there are no misprints, let me repeat that –
Secondhand smoke has been proven to be 85% more toxic than smoking
Fuck! I have read it a dozen times and typed it out twice and I still find it hard to believe. Now does he really believe this? Is he really so incredibly dim? I know The Blocked Dwarf is quite happy to slag off the good people of Norfolk but this shows a level of intelligence that frankly belongs in a dead bacterium. I suppose next he’ll be saying that my garden has been proven to be 85% hotter than the surface of the Sun?
But let’s be fair.
Maybe he’s right?
If smoking is in actual fact harmless then 85% of harmless is harmless.
The more I think about it, the more I’m inclined to agree after all.
Nuts ain’t it. Thanks for the mention
This is way beyond nuts. Does that bloke seriously believe what he said? A five year old would readily understand that it’s compete and obvious bullshit. There again, people believe that smoke can travel through concrete walls and that opening a car window increases the amount of smoke inside the car. Talk about zombies!
I’m sure he does beleive it. I’ve heard this claim before. Apparently smokers breathe filtered smoke, whereas passive smokers breathe the bad stuff from the other end that goes into the atmosphere
Hearing the reason explained, makes it sound even more crackpot bullshit
I tried a quick Google search and didn’t find a link, but there are a couple of TC websites saying that despite what we’ve heard, it’s actually NOT more harmful. Maybe it’s too crackpot for even some tobacco controllers
for all the good it will do. But if I do get a reply (and a twitter ban no doubt to boot) I shall update yous.As a good judge once said in regard to a senior customs officer’s reasons for seizing honest folks’ tobacco: “The absurdity of this reason is demonstrated by simply stating it”….actually now I think of it I should have put that quote in the tweet as well!
And here was I thinking you were exaggerating in your accounts of Norfolk folk.
Peer reviewed evidence: “I heard it from a bloke down the pub”.
Norfolk, never underestimated the effects of 1000 + years of sleeping with your sister and/or livestock.
OH FFS! That absurd quote was from James Wade not Michael Banham….so yet again I end up looking stupid. DUH!
Hold on…or ‘hold yew hard’ as they say round here -Michael Banham? That surname tells me, as someone who grew up in rural Norfuck, all I need to know about the man’s heritage. Banham was (and still is to a large degree) a Sister Shagging, Cow ‘tipping’ (a Norfolk euphemism) hamlet of a handful of houses…often painted pink because they are so close to the border to England ( a visual warning to unwary travellers that they were now entering a region beyond the King’s writ and human wit).
Although these days they have branched out into exotic animals and Banham Zoo is well known. Infact there is an infamous Norfolk Song “I’ve been banned, banned from Banham Zoo” (do I need to mention why the singer was banned from the zoo….and from Thriby Hall -also a Zoo- and the Dinosaur Adventure Park too?).
Malaysia ultimate useful idiots meet UK ultimate useful idiots …
[Grandad, if you want to update your original post with these and delete this comment please do] I have had some replies from SenseFree-sorry I mean ‘SmokeFree’ Norfolk. In ascending order (ie the 2nd screenshot is the later tweets).
I shall leave Grandad to comment on the replies although, as you might imagine, the ‘all about getting our facts right’ induced much SNORKing of coffee over dwarven keyboards.
and yes I realised too late to edit that it should have read ‘descending order’….