No pregnant ladies…
I was having some delicious sushi with some dear Northern friends of mine, when I noticed a particular icon on my Japanese beer bottle.
I don’t follow health news at all, but even I know that pregnant ladies are generally discouraged from smoking and drinking. So why they need a particular icon to signify that, in the unlikely event that a pregnant lady picks up a bottle of Sapporo beer, is anyone’s guess!
The temptation to make this my new avatar is quite high…
In other American news, a pregnant lady is admitted to hospital. She’s a smoker. The doctors go to court to argue that she should be confined to bed until the baby is born, to stop her smoking and harming the baby. The courts agree.
Cadburys’ made liquorice lozenges. Called Nigroids.
Madame Laudanum popped down to her local chemist, and found a tin of liquorice lozenges. Called Nigroids. Through a bit of Googling, we discover that the manufacturer of said Nigroid liquorice lozenges – Ernest Jackson & Co. Ltd – are apparently owned by Cadbury’s.
I’m still rather amazed they’re still called that. What possible reason would you have for calling liquorice lozenges Nigroids ?!
2010 Update: They now appear to be called Vigroids. Which is nice.
Today's toilet news
Sky News: Superg-Looed: Man Stuck To Toilet
and as usual, Americans find a twist:
Sky News: Woman Cut Free After Two Years On Loo
Can’t wait to see how the Chinese manage to top that one…
How to avoid requests for your photograph…
Work recently asked me to send in a photo of me for their files. Alas, I meekly did a wacky pose against a wall, when what I should have done was done a screengrab from a randomized face at monoface. Over 7000 combinations of photographs of eyes, hair, nose and mouth combined to create some strikingly ridiculous faces!