Tuesday, November 15, 2005

An excellent idea

With regard to my link to the story about unhealthy diets which are costing the NHS billions every year, TAE reader Kevin B. has an excellent suggestion:

Of course these are the same people who are counted as dying of 'smoking related diseases' if they smoked and 'passive smoking' if they knew someone who smoked and 'alchohol related diseases' if they liked a tipple as well as 'lack of proper excersize' if they didn't run marathons. The fact that many of them had lived their biblical three score and ten, (or more) is neither here nor there. You can't let a little thing like that get in the way of a good study.

I think the corpse counters should be made to fight it out amongst themselves,
maybe in a reality TV show.

"He smoked twenty a day!" "Yeah"

"He drank four pints a night!" "Oooh"

"He didn't belong to a gym!" "Wow"

"He once ate a Big Mac!" "Noooo!"

"For chrissakes, he's a hundred and three." "Ah"

Incidently I believe that four pints of beer at a single session brands one as a binge drinker, in which case I'm surprised that only one in four of us qualify.

Well, said, Kevin. I'm still laughing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Well, said, Kevin. I'm still laughing"

You're welcome Mark.

Think of it as a big thank you for all the hard work you've done showing up the bias in the BBC in general and Paul Reynolds in particular.

ps. Thanks for the promotion

2:06 PM  
Blogger Scott Callahan said...


No problem. BTW, feel free to call me Scott.


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