Late home from another sixty-sample day and knackered. I'm going to look at other bloggers' stuff instead.
I see it's badge time again and confusingly, they've allocated the badge to the old blog. I'll tell them about it tomorrow. Too tired to care tonight.
JuliaM has the tale of the New Council Inquisition that no longer needs to prove a crime in order to fine you for it. All they need do is accuse you. No actual crime need be committed at all. Clever, eh?
Fuel Injected Moose peers into the mind of a smokophobe and finds it's like looking into a kaleidoscope filled with vomit. Really, there is nothing in these people but spite.
Stan is joining the smoky-drinky fraternity in style.
HandymanPhil is contacted by Gentleman Jim, who becomes enlightened as a result.
Ciggie Busters - a non-smoker can see where it's going. (via the Filthy Engineer).
Nothing to say other than - Google Searched. Well, it's time someone did.
Over at Anna Raccoon's, a socialist paradise is revealed. Interestingly, immigration is forbidden.
And as for drink controls, well it seems they are based on as much truth as smoking controls.
Finally, Old Holborn is in the news again, this time in the Grauniad! Oh, the humanity!
There are loads more out there. I can't list them all.
As for me, I'm too shattered to do any more than drink some whisky and smoke a few rollies. Tomorrow I'm back in the lab, counting bacteria. I won't know whether anything has worked yet because all I get are samples numbered 1-60 and I don't get told which are 'test' and which are 'control' until I hand over the numbers. That's how science should be done. Pay attention, Cleggeron. If they tell you the conclusions before they even get the funding, only a total moron would give them the funding. Yes, Cleggeron, that's you.
I have a really cool fluorescent growth medium for E. coli. It's even cooler than Eosin Methylene Blue agar, which makes them grow into metallic green colonies. It makes E. coli glow under UV so while testing, I get tanned fingers too. Hides the yellow bits.
So far I have not been able to eradicate Campylobacter from poultry but I'm working on it. I can reduce colibacillosis already, and that was just the first try. This lot came from chickens on a higher dose.
It needs some vitamin B3 in there, I think (look it up, smokophobes).
Seriously, I'm going to try the Stuff, when I get time, with added nicotinic acid. I have some, it won't cost me much because I have the lab and the equipment and most of the necessary media, all I need is some time.
If it boosts the effects I will give it to the company for free. Just so I can tell smokophobes 'there's nicotine in it so you won't be wanting any, now will you?' This is a not-for-profit vengeance. I will tell the company it's Vitamin B3 I've added, or the name given to it by the smokophobes (niacin), and you all know they will be none the wiser. Nor will their customers. Nor will anyone but the roughly 600-800 per day who visit here and let's be honest, globally, that's not very many at all.
If it works out I will contaminate every food product on the planet with nicotine and the smokophobes will have to eat each other to survive. The rest of us will be more resistant to gut disease than they are, which is a bonus.
No compromise, no mercy, no relief from the squits. You made me, Smokenstein.
Now, the monster needs to sleep.
But first, the monster needs just a tad more nicotine, alcohol and junk food. Tomorrow I will do some of my own thinking. Probably.
A few more of these knackering days and I'll be able to pay someone to do it for me.