Up in smoke

1 07 2007

Smoky Pubs From The Age website.

We wont see anymore of this in Melbourne. Today is July 1st and that means no smoking inside licensed premises anymore in Victoria. As much as I’d like not to be, I am currently a smoker and I think its great that in clubs and other enclosed spaces, not only will people not have to deal with my smoke but I wont have to deal with theirs when I dont want to. Lots of pubs and bars have created some great outdoor spaces to deal with the ban as well which will be great for everyone. I look forward to sitting out on a roof top in the coming summer.

What I will miss is having cigarette and a beer in the dodgy old local pub when your just sitting and having a chat. I dont relish having to go outside in the middle of winter and a lot of people will probably give up as a result.

Just as I think it is extremely weird that that people could smoke on trains and trams when my parents were growing up, my kids will probably think it was weird that you used to be able to smoke indoors anywhere.

Oh well, I’m just going to pop outside for a cigarette.


When idiots consort with idiots

12 05 2007

Australia’s venerable A Current Affair, in another one of their so called pieces of “journalism” may have caused another car accident involving a truck in the Domain tunnel where 3 people died in a car and truck pile-up in March.

The Age is reporting that the team of geniuses from ACA drove through the tunnel with a camera crew in a car driven by another genius who is scared of trucks.

An icy pole is distracting enough, let alone a camera crew! A witness said that they sat in the right hand lane for the entire length of the tunnel unable to maintain a constant speed, in front of a 22 tonne truck! The truck was forced to change lanes, allegedly resulting in an accident with another vehicle. How stupid are these guys?

There’s nothing that annoys me more than idiots who sit in the right hand lane! So don’t do that, move to the left, you don’t own the road. Now when you combine that with moronic current affairs shows that try to pass themselves of as journalism, you’ve got a corker.

Here’s my advice, don’t watch anything on commercial TV at 6.30pm. Better yet, don’t watch commercial TV. Full stop.