Sunday, 26 June 2011

Meet 'Dreadful Arnott'.

I think plants do better when they have individual names. And yes, that's a bucket, and yes, I might well need to move Dreadful and her friends into the ground very soon. The stake is there because it's been windy and we wouldn't want Dreadful to break her neck, would we? Well, not this one anyway.

The tray is a moat. Helps keep the slugs out and also provides continuous water through the hole in my bucket.

Frank has joined in with the ASH-bashing at Liberal Vision. I haven't commented there because I don't see the point in such conversation any more. These people cannot be reasoned with. You cannot change a mind that simply doesn't work at all. All you can do is spur it to faster and faster speed until it breaks.

Look, they have not even realised yet that the exact same tobacco template has just been applied to sitting down. Sitting-related diseases and deaths included. Sitting kills 40% of those who indulge, did you notice? We're not conversing with intelligent beings here. We would have more success if we tried to lecture flies about the health risks of walking over cowpats.

Any comparison of these control freaks to the Nazis naturally results in the cry of 'I call Godwin's Law, you lose, na na na-na na', a language construct I used to hear a lot when I was seven but not so much since. There is a very good reason for Godwin's law's existence and a very good reason why these people like to use it whenever they are compared to the Nazis. It's a simple reason.

The comparison is valid.


Oldrightie said...

Nurturing your Nicotiana, UBU!

Michael J. McFadden said...

Actually Godwin's REAL "law" was just that as any internet thread discussion continues onward the odds of someone eventually pulling in a Hitler/Nazi comparison approach unity. From Wiki (Not a reference I usually run to, but for internet things it's usually quite fine. The tobacco areas leave a bit to be desired as the Antis seem to have undue influence over them):


The rule does not make any statement about whether any particular reference or comparison to Adolf Hitler or the Nazis might be appropriate, but only asserts that the likelihood of such a reference or comparison arising increases as the discussion progresses. It is precisely because such a comparison or reference may sometimes be appropriate, Godwin has argued[4] that overuse of Nazi and Hitler comparisons should be avoided, because it robs the valid comparisons of their impact.



Anonymous said...

In the appeal stakes, the plant wins hands down.


Scan said...

Jeremy Clarkson: "I really believe that in certain parts of America now people have started to mate with vegetables."

A great quote but it's not just restricted to America anymore.

Zaphod said...

The sitting-down health scare just HAS to be a spoof, surely? Oh, I do hope it isn't. :-)

Smoking Hot said...

Agree with you LI about commenting on Liberal Vision.

audio-visually inclined tent-pole in the left-wing extremist camp said...

are we allowed to talk about uk uncut mugging bono at glastonbury and the uncanny coincidence of a conservative bigwig being found dead in a toilet?

funny, uk uncut and the daily mail seem to have joined forces in attacking the stinking-rich tax-evaders - there's corruption sure...but do you mean to tell me that both these camps really believe in the government grabbing all our money? don't they themselves earn anything 'on the side' perhaps? don't these agitators realize that the whole damn european extortion racket (and resultant meltdown) has been funded and precipitated by people willingly handing over their earnings to the established westminster and brussels gangsters. i can only surmise that the daily mail and uk uncut are getting a 'cut'. maybe bono and the greek billionaires are the true revolutionaries?

ps: thought i spotted the dishwashing queen down here at the mudlark music festival - how can she be both at glastonbury and wimbledon at the same time? strange.

lady jazz mag said...


guido fakes is not the rent-boy of the conservative party - he's a very naughty nazi.

the pink panty-hunter said...

very good idea growing your own, leg-iron - hopefully there's less chance of the produce getting infected with nasties...

...which makes me think...

i was sniffing around down in wimbledon the other day...and it occurred to me that the tory hierarchy had better carry out controlled tests on their strawberries prior to consumption - my investigations suggest that the furry little fruit could either be infected with ecoli, or explode spontaneously.

dave "the dachshund" cameron said...


good work panty-hunter, and in recognition of your efforts you will be awarded a go on anne widdecombe.

Foreign entity said...

Trust me, sitting kills 100% of those who indulge in that filthy habit.

English Pensioner said...

I don't smoke, but being an unwilling party to my wife's visit to the local garden centre, I decided waste some time enquiring about purchasing some tobacco plants or seeds. If they didn't have any, could they get some in?
This gave me considerable enjoyment in my usual bloody-minded way, with them claiming it was illegal to grow such plants. The manager even suggested that wanting to buy such plants was a police matter.
Why not try your local Wyevale?

Anonymous said...


Leg-iron said...

English Pensioner - I have come across this too. My usual response is 'If tobacco is illegal, how come Tesco sell it?'

Any garden centre that knows so little about plants is not a garden centre I would buy anything from. I expect to met at least a basic understanding of matters horticultural. Ideally, someone I can ask for advice rather than someone I have to explain things to.

I'd say it's a good test of whether a garden centre's knowledge is of any value. I must test the local one.

Leg-iron said...

M. J. McF - thanks for clearing that up.

Jay - the plant is more intelligent too.

john miller said...

I think you've drastically underestimated at a mere 40%.

We've all sat down at some stage and everybody who sat down eventually died.

So, 100%.

QED, mate.

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