27/10/2015

Can Governments Change our Eating Habits

Can the government really change our eating habits?

Last week Jamie Oliver told us that sugar was bad for us. No one was shocked. This week the World Health Organisation tells us that bacon is bad for us. Again, not a shock. It's good that this news isn't a shock because with all the sugar and bacon I eat I don't think my heart could have taken it.

Yes, it's a dark day for meat eaters everywhere if they saw social media and read about the news. It's a safe bet that meat eaters saw it, we have a lot of time to kill on the loo and therefore we're good at social media.

Processed meat, including bacon, has been linked to cancer. First it was tobacco and now bacon, so basically, smoking is bad for you. In fact processed meat has been added to the same category as asbestos. Who the hell is eating asbestos these days, other than customers who have really pissed off the waiter?

On the flip side of that argument, if processed meat is as bad as asbestos I guess that means now I can't line my walls in pastrami.

WHO also said that red meat is risky too. I'm sure it's good that they did this research but it feels like we didn't really need it. When it comes to food there's one simple rule, "If it's nice to eat it's not good for you."

Sugar? Oooh, tasty. It'll kill you.
Meat? Oooh, yum. You'll never make it alive.
Quinoa? Gip! Yep, you can have that.

It doesn't matter what you do, health foods are never going to get us excited like naughty foods. There's an advert on TV at the moment that says, "Finally, rice and quinoa, together."

No. No one is watching the TV when that comes on and says, "Thank god for that. Honey, they've finally mixed rice and quinoa. We can stop writing all those letters!"

If it tastes good it'll kill you. When I see documentaries about history where kings and queens were poisoned I think, "That's mean, but I bet it tasted lovely."

If red meat is as bad as cigarettes maybe we need to treat it like smoking. Ban it in restaurants. You'd have to go outside to eat your steak.

I'm not going to worry about it. I don't smoke. I don't hang out near asbestos and I already cut back on how much meat I eat. That wasn't a health thing. Every time I try to make a bacon sandwich I get a mental image of David Cameron. Looks like someone in government can alter my eating habits after all.

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Newspaper Column - The Future

Week two of the newspaper column in the Romford Recorder. This week it's a look at how the anniversary of the film Back to the Future Part II got people thinking about their future.

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[Radio Podcast] Playground Games

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23/10/2015

Do We Need This Snack

I like a snack as much as the next man - unless the next man is Eamonn Holmes, in which case I probably like snacks slightly less than the next man, but I still like them. Even I, as a snack-fan, I have to wonder about the new flavour that's hit the market.

It has been brought in by, let's call it, a well-known high street supermarket. I don't want to name them, in case Tesco sues. They have made "Prosecco and Elderberry" crisps.

I hate to be the one to bring reality into this, but it doesn't matter how sustainably sourced and exotic your subtle flavours are, YOU ARE EATING A BAG OF CRISPS! Stop trying to "middle-class-up" everything. Crisps are a nice snack we all enjoy, no one needs to try to keep up with the neighbours in this one area of life.

LAURA: "Have you seen the Henderson's at number 4? I saw they bought ready salted crisps. Not even a rock salt mined from the flats of Russia. They're bringing the house prices down."

It's food gentrification. In fact it's not even that. It's the shallowness of the attempt, without even the results of achieving it. While you want to seem posh by your crisps choice, they'll still say Tesco on the bag. You're not that fancy. People will see you eating your middle-class bag of crisps and think, "Hmm, it says that on the side but it's probably made from horse."

If you really fancy the flavour, if you have found yourself saying, "I could really go for a snack that tastes like alcohol and small fruit. You know, the diet of a sad model," then have fun.

Sorry for the rant. I think maybe my blood sugar levels are a little off. I'll have a biscuit to cheer up. Well, I say biscuit, it's probably a Malaysian oat and Antarctic raisin biscuit with an organic cocoa garnish or whatever they'd call a ****ing Hobnob these days!

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SomeNews on Fubar 29: Another Update [Listen]

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20/10/2015

UK To Take US Back?

A frustrated American wrote to the Queen and asked her to take back the USA after becoming fed up with the behaviour of the republican presidential candidates.

While I can see his point, and I'm sure we'd love to back the back tax we're owed, no. No, we can't take it back. You really should return something the way you found it. You can't have something when the going is good and then hand it back when you don't want it any more. Donald Trump is your problem not ours. I say, "Not ours," but he own a chunk of Scotland but it's only a matter of time before that's not a UK issue either.

The person who wrote this letter got a royal reply. It wasn't from the Queen herself, it was on her behalf. I don't think the Queen is allowed to do her own post because of the stamps. You should never let a monarch be in a situation where someone could say, "I walked in to find the Queen licking herself."

The reply he got read: 'Whilst your views have been noted, you will appreciate, I am sure, that there can be no question of The Queen intervening in the affairs of another Sovereign state.'

If he wanted that he should have written to Russia.

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06/10/2015

SomeNews on Fubar 28: Too Many Birds Are Illiterate [Listen]

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Here's episode 28. In this week's show we take a look at poo transplants, sinkholes (those two aren't linked) German reproduction, the Watford Gap Services and much much more.




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