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.