When kiddies give gifts on their birthdays … then we might believe Hobbits encourage them to smoke

April 12, 2013

As a member of the best government the country has had in decades, and maybe ever, Alf takes serious umbrage at the criticisms of a bloke described here as one of the world’s leading anti-smoking researchers and campaigners.

He has accused the NZ Government of hypocrisy and sabotaging its own efforts to eliminate tobacco use by 2025.

If this were so, you can be damned sure Tariana Turia would have kicked up a fuss.

This bloke has a title as long as David Shearer’s face will be after the next election, if he gets that far.

He is reported to be University of California San Francisco School of Medicine Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education director Prof Stanton Glantz.

If you can’t read that out loud without stopping for breath, mind you, it might be that you have stuffed your lungs with too much smoking.

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Naz is too tall to be a hobbit but maybe her feet are covered with curly hair

November 29, 2010

If the film-makers are looking for Orcs they should check out our Labour MPs

Alf has never met a hobbit and therefore is in no position to judge the merits of a complaint about colour discrimination.

But in principle, he is not very sympathetic to the complaint being aired publicly today by a Pom with Paki whakapapa.

People are apt to become disgruntled when told they are the wrong colour, of course.

And so Stuff today reports:

At 1.5 metres (5ft), Naz Humphreys has the essential requirement to be a hobbit extra, but the British Pakistani has been told she’s not white enough.

“It’s 2010 and I still can’t believe I’m being discriminated against because I have brown skin,” Ms Humphreys said.

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