Long overdue but I haven't spent any more money on Electrofag so there hasn't been much to update. I still use it, less so now that it's warm outside and I very rarely visit pubs any more. It has been useful this week in a meeting and I have a meeting at the hospital on Friday where it's bound to cause as much panic as if I turned up dressed as the Joker with a coat full of grenades.
I bought a big stock of reloading juice a long time ago and it doesn't take much of a load each time. So far I have not burned out a single heater, nor ruined a battery, and I have stocks of both I haven't touched yet. On a cost per smoke basis, Electrofag is now streets ahead of tobacco. It would be even further ahead if compared to non-Van Man tobacco. But then, that's because I don't use it continuously. The heaters and batteries get plenty of rest between uses. Any continuous Electrosmokers out there? How long do your heaters and batteries last on average?
Electrofag will, I think, get a more serious use again next winter. My lab is only a short distance from the Door to the World and the only ones watching me smoke are the bullocks in the field, the crows and sometimes a rabbit or two. None have complained. As long as it's warm and not bucketing down, going outside is a nice way to spend a break. I can't eat or drink in the lab anyway. Elfin Safety forbid it but that's academic. I'm about to add Clostridium perfringens to my list of horrible pathogens so any hand-to-mouth movement in that lab would be beyond stupid. Smoking might or might not cause me problems in the distant future. I have cultures in there that will kill me in a week. There's a little kitchen for making coffee and microwaving those cheap burgers and hot dogs. I can't smoke in there. I can Electrosmoke in there. It leaves no trace.
As I said, when it's fine I'd rather be outside anyway. The lab is up a backwater road away from any traffic fumes that might give me dreadful respiratory problems, it's peaceful and countrified and smells of bullshit. Proper fresh bullshit, not that rancid political kind.
If I'm outside anyway, I'd rather roll a real one. Electrofag, for me, is all about smoking where I'm not allowed to, without actually breaking any rules but giving the Righteous heart problems anyway.
You know, that's where the ASH claim comes from. The one where they claim Electrosmoking causes heart attacks in bystanders but not in the Electrosmoker. It's nothing to do with nicotine. It's because the bystanders are terrified due to ASH propaganda. They are literally scared to death.
The Joker? Pah. Amateur. I don't need any guns or knives or explosives to cause chaos. I don't even need to burn tobacco. A little battery-powered tube with a light on the end can kill any antismoker within visual range even though it contains nothing toxic at all.
Give it a few months and I bet I can give these people high blood pressure by chewing a pen. Even the ones who aren't called Colin.
I do know a Brian it will definitely work on. Oh, Brian... I wanna play a game...