Archive for February, 2011

I would pay to see an FDA official give this press conference!

Just spotted this excellent video over at the Onion website:
FDA Official: “Just Eat A Goddamn Vegetable”

Not all of the Onion’s videos hit the spot, but this one really made me smile. I wonder how often a real FDA spokesman has wanted to say something like this? 😉

Categories: healthcare, silliness

We don’t need politicians or doctors telling us how to live our lives


The Nanny Doctors have, unfortunately, been at it again:

“Poor alcohol regulation could cost up to 250,000 lives in England and Wales over the next 20 years, doctors warn.

Writing in The Lancet, leading liver disease specialists say measures including a minimum price of 50p per unit are urgently needed.”

Just how paternalistic and plain wrong this piece is has already been written about most eloquently by Longrider and Tim Worstall, and there is little that I could add. That said, perhaps the best comment comes from the ever-dependable Daily Mash:

“THOUSANDS of public health experts could disappear over the next two weeks if they don’t shut it, according to a new study. Professor Henry Brubaker, from the Institute for Studies, said: “Our graph shows the number of articles in the Lancet about people who are just trying to have a good time will soon fall off a cliff at precisely the same rate as their authors.””


UPDATE: Dick Puddlecote points out the method by which the proposed measures to protect us from ourselves will be justified…

UPDATE #2: Wow! Davy over at the UK Libertarian has written the best rant on this topic I’ve seen yet

Categories: Uncategorized

9/11 video makes you think…

>There’s a link on Fausty’s Libertarian blog to this video about the cause of the World Trade Center building collapses on 9/11:

It’s certainly quite thought-provoking, although – as always – one should never base an opinion on hearsay.

That said, think what the implications would be if any of this was found to be true?

As Fausty says: “lots to think about”

Categories: conspiracy theory

This is one toilet I’ll be giving a miss…

>Spotted while passing a worksite on Arne Street in Covent Garden, London, last Friday:


Categories: silliness

Economic theory as you’ve never seen (or heard) it before…

>You’ve probably heard of John Maynard Keynes recently in connection with our current economic woes; unfortunately, if your main source of news and current affairs is mainly the BBC or the Guardian then you may think that his theories are what are needed to get things back on track…

Well, you’d be wrong. And who better to explain why than Keynes himself in a rap duo with his protagonist Friedrich Hayak from the Austrian School of Economics?

Honestly, this video is awesome!

(PS: If you liked that, there’s a sequel here)

Categories: Uncategorized