Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Prohibition, Brains, Hypnotic Cats & Metaphysics

British MPs are working toward a total ban on the display of cigarettes. Rather than chipping away at an activity which is currently fully legal, why the hell don’t MPs vote for an outright ban on smoking, thus driving the sale of cigarettes into the hands of the criminal fraternity and starting a new round of prohibition – a particularly distasteful method of social engineering pioneered in America and which invariably leads to unintended consequences.

I’ve never heard of such an asinine aim emanating from the mouths of idiots. Former Labour minister, Ian McCartney, who proposed the legislation about vending machines said tobacco was still "the only product in Britain that can be sold legally, which routinely kills and injures its customers". Oh yeah, what about alcohol?

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has donated his brain to a dementia research facility. Well, not yet – he still needs it. Although on second thoughts, he’s an MP (albeit a reasonably likeable one) and it’s therefore debatable as to whether he does actually need it.

In a landmark ruling a pet moggy has been registered as a hypnotherapist. Some people are complaining that this shouldn’t be possible, but have you ever looked into a cat’s eyes? They’re definitely all hypnotists and very good at getting us to do what they want us to do.

Here are some interesting stories to keep you occupied:

A brief metaphysical thought: If God is omniscient then he has perfect knowledge of what he is going to do and he cannot change that, so he cannot simultaneously be omnipotent.

A parting down-to-earth thought: Sven-Göran Eriksson is the Director of Football at Notts County Football Club. Does anyone have a clue as to what a Director of Football does - beyond drawing a huge salary?


  1. "Does anyone have a clue as to what a Director of Football does - beyond drawing a huge salary?"
    Bugger off and manage North Korea it seems.

  2. "in the beginning God separated the Heaven and the Earth"

    That makes much more sense.

  3. Alan: I suspected as much.

    Carolina: It's still irrational to me.

  4. Hmm...explanation of planet's birth written a few thou years ago and millions of years after the event..I'd think the entire deal is suspect let alone the interpretation of one word!
    Anyhow, I bought something off a bara once and it fell apart.

  5. I love the way theologians throw these terms around like its supposed to be authoritative and meaningful, where is "heaven" exactly? Without evidence they might as well be debating the statement "in the beginning Dumbledore separated the heaven and the earth"