Stuff that pops into my head. Innit.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Short thoughts

A week after an 18 foot high Tsunami struck the north of the country -wiping out many villages- a volcano has erupted in Indonesia, adding to their malaise. What do these guys have to do to get a break?
No doubt someone will point out that God moves in mysterious ways. Too mysterious for me, that's for sure.

Indonesia, yesterday

A transsexual called Mikki Nicholson has won the British Scrabble Championship.
Here's Mikki with her trophy.

Nice hair

Worst Tranny ever. Sort out your stubble mate, you wouldn't convince a paralytic sailor.

Alcohol is more dangerous than heroin, ecstasy and crack.

Researchers have rated alcohol the most dangerous substance based on the overall dangers to the individual and society as a whole. 
The work was led by Professor David Nutt, (appropriately enough) the former government drugs adviser who was sacked for criticising the then Labour government's decision to upgrade cannabis from class C to class B.
His team analysed how addictive a drug is and how it harms the human body as well as other factors like environmental and socio-economic costs, such as health care, social services, and prison.
They found heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, or crystal meth, to be the most lethal to individuals.
When considering their wider social effects, alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the most dangerous.
But overall, alcohol outranked all other substances, followed by heroin and crack cocaine. Marijuana, ecstasy and LSD scored far lower.
Marking substances from zero to 100 based on their criteria, alcohol scored 72 overall, compared to 55 for heroin and 54 for crack.
Other drugs examined included: crystal meth (33), cocaine (27), tobacco (26), amphetamine/speed (23), cannabis (20), GHB (18), ketamine (15), methadone (13), ecstasy (9), anabolic steroids (9), LSD (7), buprenorphine (6) and magic mushrooms (5). 

So don't have a glass of chablis or rioja with your dinner tonight, have some crack instead. Or maybe drop a tab of acid. It's ok, Professor Nutt said so.

Nicotine, Valium, Vicodin, Marijuana, Ecstasy and Alcohol
And finally a former Marxist rebel who was jailed and tortured during Brazil's military dictatorship last night became the first female president in her country's history. Well done Dilma Rousseff, I bet Obama is overjoyed at that result.
Dilma yesterday, shortly before winning the Brazilian pull a funny face championship


Nate said...

You'd think someone smart enough to win a scrabble championship would be able to feminine-up better than that!

fizzee rascal said...

He's had a shocker there hasn't he?

Amber said...

Sorry, but I was digging on her wig.

Was that pink not her natural color? Could have fooled me.

Miss Melicious said...

I love the fact that the Tranny won! WOOHOO! Also...what the hell, Dr. Nutt!? I think his findings are bogus, I get the whole seriousness of Alcohol, but really, I don't think it's truly more dangerous that Herion...or meth for that matter.

French Bean & Coffee Bean said...

I had heard that story about Dr. Nutt (a rather unfortunate surname) as well.

-Barb the French Bean

fizzee rascal said...

In Dr Nutt's defence, his findings were showing the effects of the specific drug overall, i.e. Alcoholism affects many more people than crystal meth abuse.

Nanoinfinity said...

Seismic activity often increases before a volcano eruption, and tsunamis are caused by seismic activity. It's not surprising for a volcano to erupt after a tsunami, or vice versa. If you're gonna live by a volcano you're always risking an eruption (I'm lookin' at you, Seattle)

Also: Lovin' the O-face.