"So, what would you little maniacs like to do first?"
Hands up, I’m emotionally stunted. After encountering the film Weird Science in 1985 I have wasted the intervening 29 years wishing for the day I could alter Kelly LeBrock’s assets on a computer screen. Science has been so quick to embrace ideas thrashed out by Isaac Asimov yet has treated John Hughes’ genius with utter contempt. Shame on you, men in lab coats, shame on you.
Every episode began the same way: Barry Gray’s rolling drums and big horns combined with the thunderous numerical countdown provided by Peter Dyneley. In a small child this produced the same effect as when an adult hears the question “Shall we go to the pub?”
The plot probably doesn’t need explaining, surely there can’t be anyone alive not aware that this secret organisation carried out acts of daring do in order to save lives from mortal danger. And it all kicked off when we got to “1”.
Another new dripper is launched on the vaping market. Another three-post, airy dripper that aside from the cosmetics looks like almost every other three-post, airy dripper under the cap.
There’s a proliferation going on, these things are multiplying faster than the rabbits in my garden. One minute you see a couple of drippers but look away for a second and the electronic cigarette version of Gregor Mendel sneaks in and does a bunch of RDA genetic experiments.
As vapers we embrace open discussion and dialogue about our hobby, we welcome research and peer-reviewed literature and we support those seeking a healthier way of inhaling their drug of choice. Or do we?
Society, by its very nature, is revisionist: history is told from the victor’s perspective. In fact, probably due to reading Orwell’s “1984” at a tender age, I’ve found censorship of language a frightening concept for most of my life.
There, said it.
For all these years we’ve had the dangers of tobacco rammed down our throats as if Satan himself created the plant. It takes some doing to appear so evil in the public consciousness that one can only assume the poor piece of vegetation must have hired the same PR team who look after the ghost of Jimmy Saville, Rose West and the reputation of estate agents the world over.
When the iPhone was launched in 2007 I watched television reports covering queues stretching around the outside of Apple stores and shook my head. Not only did this product seem to be as gimmicky as the bells in a boy-band Christmas single but also the willingness of people to act like sheep to hold one baffled me.
In 2007 a phone was a damn phone – albeit with the brilliant ability to play music and take picture that made the world look as though it was covered in cellophane and steam.
Welcome to the blog post next to none will know anything about due to the fact that the bulk of the UK’s vapers are going to party in a field in Shrewsbury this weekend.
It’s a shame really as this is a “Competition” blog post.
What does a “Competition” blog post entail? Well, it looks very similar to normal blog posts but this one has the word “Competition” in it. Four times so far in fact.
At the last vapefest all talk in the queue was of the new Fogatti and iHybrid. At the last count I reckoned up around 20 mods being launched in the UK this time…and I’m convinced I am drastically underestimating. This is in conjunction with vendors across the country rocking up with their stock in hand.
The last twelve months has seen a continued growth in the size of the vaping market – a market that needs feeding with its insatiable desire for product. It is interesting to witness how various mod manufacturers have chosen to deal with this demand. Not just mods, the huge number of atomisers of all shapes, sizes, metals and prices has flooded vape stores across the UK.
What makes us failures? There’s a big list but according to a newspaper this week the answer is ‘television’.
This could be deeply upsetting news - well it would be if I watched one. I can’t remember when I stopped watching television; it must have been a gradual decline over the years. I do remember that someone spoke to me about a program recently and refused to accept that I hadn’t watched it. To be honest, TV life was never the same after they cancelled Eldorado.
Lots of things are bad for you - for some people it is cheese, alcohol or kinky sex games, Me? I found becoming a human bumper for a car while on my motorobike was particularly deleterious.
It never ceases to amaze me, the number of people who would compel you to do or not to do something because of their opinions. Not because of the science, not because of evidence, but their opinions.