Some interesting things today.
Trying to explain to a drone that the 'five-a-day' fruit and veg number was just made up, appears to be a pointless exercise but one that results in some compensatory fun. It was made up by experts so it must be right. Fine, I let her believe that. My days of persuading these idiots of their idiocy are passed.
She now also believes that boiling vegetables for one second longer than 20 minutes turns them carcinogenic and that fruit is more efficacious after it's turned brown. Her husband will punch my lights out if he ever finds out where she got these ideas. Especially after she's thrown out the third pot of veg for Sunday lunch because they boiled for 20.001 minutes and that bit about roast potatoes combining with beef to burn holes in the gut... oh, I'll have to keep out of his way for a long time. Fortunately she'll just say 'experts have said' and 'studies have shown' because that's all the drones understand.
I argued that it was not necessary to eat five portions each and every day, that you could have a load one day and then none for the following days and you'd be fine. Her response - "It doesn't work like that".
Yes. Yes it does. You don't need to eat anything at all for a day or so if you've loaded up the day before. We don't eat every day because we have to. We do it because we like it, and because we can.
Next - Sanatogen. Tesco have this on offer at the moment but I didn't buy any. Does anyone know what it is and what it's like? At £4 a bottle it looks cheap but is it, as I suspect, a sort of geriatric version of Buckfast? What's it for, and do you have to wear a head-bandage while drinking it? Also, can you wave the bottle at passers-by and say 'Graaaah!'?
Finally, a book I wish I'd written. It looks like a history of the Righteous and while I have yet to get my copy, I suspect it's going to say pretty much what I would have said in such a history. Looks like a winner to me. I have two in the review queue at the moment but I'm going to have to take a look at this one too.
Now I think it's time to have a stiff drink and open the Daily Terrible Thing website. I wonder what's banned today?
It'll be a shame if it's Sanatogen. Missed my chance.