Killjoys !

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Rich Payne, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I am becoming more and more fed up by attempts to make me feel guilty about the odd glass of top-fermented ale and now the miserable beggars at 'The Global Burden of Diseases Study' are insiting that all governements should be aiming for zero alcohol consumption and raising taxes to ensure it.

    No healthy level of alcohol consumption, says major study

    If I ever find myself in the same room as Prof Emmanuela Gakidou then I shall be sorely tempted to give her a slap (especially if I've had a few).

    Apparently "Denmark has the most drinkers (95.3% of women, and 97.1% of men). Pakistan has the fewest male drinkers (0.8%) and Bangladesh the fewest women (0.3%)"

    Reference to The World Happiness Report shows Denmark at No.3, Pakistan at 75 and Bangladesh at 115...I rest my case.
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  2. Trackfrower

    Trackfrower Member

    Don't worry.......
    It will be good for you next month!
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  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I propose that alcohol consumers should be aiming for zero government and reducing taxes to ensure it.
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  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Sorry Rich - along with not drinking, theres no slapping either - they really are taking the fun out of life :mad:

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  5. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    To be fair, that might be because of bacon availability rather than beer...
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    This site if full of wonderful lateral thinking - nice one Idler

  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Life is too short fill your boots mate

    all the studies

    salt bad
    salt good

    fat bad
    fat good
    2036 is when the asteroid hits so no worries

    I used to love sniffing the old diesel fumes from London buses and taxis (new stuff not nice) never done me any harm
  8. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Well, I also hypothesised that a cultural acceptance of lady-slapping improves happiness but that clearly doesn't track with the data. I suspect it's due to slap-back in the context of a higher incidence of polygamy.
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  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I really do think that Governments should take the new recommendations to heart. They have five minutes to tell me that it's bad for me and then they can forever hold their peace.
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    This reminded me of a clip form Woody Allen's film, Sleeper. The premise is that he has been unwittingly cryogenically frozen and awoken 200 years later. He has been asked what he wants for breakfast:

  11. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Perhaps Africa sould resolve its burden of disease before they lecture us...
  12. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Part of the issue is the way alcohol is drunk. In many European cultures wine forms a major part even in children's lives, but they drink at a much more sedate pace, so the alcohol is absorbed at a steady rate and everyone stays cheery but not sozzled.
    Here, there is a feeling that alcohol should be chugged down quickly and get the next round in, so the effect is more concentrated and faster to take effect, resulting in drunken and yobbish behaviour.
    Anything taken in excess can be harmful, even Government advice ;) but sitting by the Med with a glass for an afternoon of sun and conversation with friends is a great pleasure
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  13. SteveDee

    SteveDee Well-Known Member

    I've just opened a bottle of Old Speckled Hen...
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I've just opened a bottle of Passetoutgraine .... salut

  15. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    It's a nice fresh mug of non-decaff tea here! With blue milk!!
    I suppose they will be next on the hit list...
  16. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Ah well thats a problem, as blue milk in France is not the same as blue milk in the UK, and similarily red milk in France is not the same as red milk in UK

    Maybe we need a new thread on European milk colour codes

  17. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Better not - it'll probably go sour
  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    ;) I'm happy with that.
  19. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    I see what you're getting at...
    But perhaps we'd benefit if they upped it - in vino veritas and all that (excuse my Latin)
  20. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Better still - I'll drink to that


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