November 25, 2011

Bliss!

In a bar, no-one whining, G&T on the go, and I am smoking a Lucky. (Or two).






Incredible, is it not? Just five years ago we could do this in a Scottish bar. Just four years ago we could do it in an English bar.

The Righteous would have you believe that cigarette smoke is deadlier than Sarin Gas. It isn't. There are a thousand times more carcinogens in a BBQ. There are ten thousand times more carcinogens spewing from that exhaust pipe. Yet they will breathe that shit all day long. Not me. I run away screaming.

Remember folks: the science does not, cannot, lie. Second hand smoke harms no-one. The next time some twat says "It kills millions every year!!!", say this: "Name three". He/she will go very quiet because SHS has never killed anyone. Anywhere. Ever.

I am headed to Ghana. It will be bliss indeed, compared to this place. I will blog when I am sober. Probably.

Have a lovely weekend,

CR.

19 comments:

lazy said...

enjoy

NewsboyCap said...

captain

Smoking in a BAR !!!

Lucky Boy.

Xopher said...

Bliss.

Mick said...

Smoking in a bar....

Our landlord smokes a pipe when he feels that is late enough.

I won't say where on-line

Anonymous said...

On a visit to Clacton-on-sea, we happened into a bar, where the "outside" smoking area was the back garden, most customers though smoked in the vennel that led to the outdoor bit.

After he had shut the doors mein host, produced the ashtrays in the main bar and all present smoked and drinked to their hearts content.

Sadly I have experienced little of this practice in Scotland where I am imprisoned, courtesy of Jack McConnell et al...

Anonymous said...

you too mate.
nige

Barking Spider said...

Nice one, CR, have fun, mate. ;-)

nominedeus said...

Lucky beggar, enjoy a couple for us Cap'n!

Yeah said...

If there's no evidence that SHS causes health problems why do health organisations across the developed world insist that it does? I mean, obviously it's a massive conspiracy like global warming and the entire judicial system. I mean, of course it is. But why?

Banning smoking makes the government less popular. Non-smokers don't really care while smokers are really pissed off. And smoking brings in loads and loads of tax revenue. So why ban it? Why bother?

Politicians might be devious and crooked and venal and power hungry but they aren't completely stupid. They might do things for the wrong reason but they don't do things for no reason.

mescalito said...

ive just got back from two weeks in Slovakia, they gave the owner of the establishment the choice to ban smoking or not, of course the Slovaks being big smokers generally kept the majority of bars and cafe as smoker friendly, i thoroughly enjoyed smoking with a beer, or a hot chocolate.

James Higham said...

Do they smoke in Ghana? ;-)

Woman on a Raft said...

Does anyone else find it inconsistent that it may be legally protected (we don't know for sure, it's coming up for a ruling) to have an establishment where gentlemen run round in the nuddy and erm, enjoy each other's company, but if any of them light up a cigarette indoors he'll be out on his tush or the landlord will face gaol and a £10k fine.

If one, then why not both? If adult consent is a complete defence and removes an act substantially in to the private sphere, then why isn't it applicable to smoking?

I have no wish to see the law telling grown adults what they may or may not do. I fail to see why the law has simply shifted from one prohibition of a private choice to another.

bollixed said...

Straight from the horse's mouth:

http://www.npia.police.uk/en/5214.htm

"We develop the Police Service's knowledge of the skills, techniques and the business processes required, together with the strategies and tactics they need to deliver effective outcomes."

THE BUSINESS PROCESSES REQUIRED???? WTF!

I think that ends that particular argument. Policing (as all us awkward scrotes know already) IS a business......and ask any business school graduate what businesses exist for. I'll think you'll find the standard exam answer is "to make money".

Follow the police pensions funds.....

Anonymous said...

While the Captn is away I'm hoping he wouldn't mind me venting but: http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/286402/Fury-at-1billion-climate-change-aid-deal

and..........
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/286522/Eurozone-blasted-for-failure-to-act-as-it-slips-into-recession-and-drags-Britain-with-it

WTF! When is enough? They crossed the line in the sand with me a long time ago but FFS when is enough? and WTF can be done about it? I am more annoyed that people still refuse to take their sad little existences out of Coro-fucking-nation Street and Fix- factor and see what’s going on. I'm staggered at the stupidity and downright ignorance of some people. I'm not un-reasonable, I'm semi-intelligent and both me and my wife work hard for a living and get nothing from the state other than bills, bad healthcare and fucking misery piled on us. perpetrated by self-serving, corrupt, devious, greedy, blood thirsty inbreeds AND we take it?????? I am not trying to insight hatred or civil unrest but fuck me how much more dodgy can you get before people realise that they are about to be enslaved? I am stepping up my plans to get off the grid so to speak and have as little to do with these bastards as I can/have to. Or is it me? Have I become paranoid or just plain wrong?

I'm sorry to go on but I feel so frustrated by it all.

Aldo.

Anonymous said...

It can't be me:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2066240/Second-leak-climate-emails-Political-giants-weigh-bias-scientists-bowing-financial-pressure-sponsors.html#ixzz1eysEPNKz

Fucked the lot of us.

Aldo

Anonymous said...

good fucking on ya guv

Delmorpha said...

@Yeah

Because it creates yet another 'Us' and 'Them' scenario in your head perpetuating yet another Evil Doer in the back of your mind building on another preconceived and unfounded fear.

Because it assists in the great breakdown of the social outlet of the pub that fuels debate and social commentary, fragmenting conversation into short, acceptable segments if one of the party needs a quick smoke.

Because Cancer is scary and Scaremongery brought to the general public in an easy to swallow pseudo-scientific pill is much must attainable than actual science and reasoning.

..and this barely scratches the surface...

Delmorpha said...

But fuck yeah Ranty, feels good and homely doesnt it?!

I haven't smoked in years but on a boys trip to Prague lighting up in the bars and *cough* gentleman's clubs *cough* was fucking epic. I tried to raise a debate and provoke some fire in the bellies of my fellow men but unfortunately, when there is that much titty on show, it fell on deaf ears.. :D

Peter Jackson said...

Sadly, the enemies of liberty increase by the day and now include the Mail's Simon Heffer among their number, as I describe in this post:

http://wwwcrierinthewilderness.blogspot.com/