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Lemmy was the ultimate bachelor. The frontman was never married and he even hated the thought of living with a woman. He once said: "If you move in with someone, you lose all respect for them. All them dirty knickers on the towel rail, all that snorting and farting. Does that appeal to you? Because it doesn't to me. "When you first start dating someone, it's all about being on your best behaviour, and that initial magic. I never wanted the magic to stop." Brilliant.

Lemmy was the ultimate bachelor. The frontman was never married and he even hated the thought of living with a woman. He once said: “If you move in with someone, you lose all respect for them. All them dirty knickers on the towel rail, all that snorting and farting. Does that appeal to you? Because it doesn’t to me. “When you first start dating someone, it’s all about being on your best behaviour, and that initial magic. I never wanted the magic to stop.” Brilliant.

Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister

1945 -2015

Born to Lose, Lived to Win

Baddest Mother…… of Rock ‘n’ Roll

This is for Nige Baby…

Lemmy was a true hell-raiser and his tales of half a century of hard partying often left interviewers lost for words. Even in his older years he’d hang out in The Rainbow Bar on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, with a glass of bourbon in one hand and a Marlboro red in the other, wearing his famous cowboy hat and the Iron Cross around his neck. And he sure lived life to the full. So much so, fans were beginning to think he was actually immortal.

He previously admitted he drank a bottle of Jack Daniel’s every day from the age of 30, he took speed for THREE decades, had run ins with the police and was rumoured to have bedded 2,000 women.

Lemmy made the shocking admission about his whisky addiction in the documentary Live Fast Die Old and fans were stunned when he revealed he’d cleaned up his act in 2013 after a health scare.

But he didn’t give up on his unhealthy lifestyle altogether, instead, he cut down on cigarettes and swapped from Jack Daniel’s and coke to vodka and orange – reportedly to help with his diabetes. Although, during an interview his assistant wondered whether swapping from one 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar to another 40 per cent spirit topped with sugar was really going to help.

“I like orange juice better,” Lemmy said. “So, Coca-Cola can f off.”

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Back In the Day

When They Used To Market Cocaine

Through the 70s and 80s, one drug rules them all. That drug was cocaine.

Before it was rendered illegal, the sale of drug paraphernalia was big business. These vintage commercials show luxurious black sofas, sexy women, and lots of cocaine.

These advertisements, ripped from magazines such as Head, High Times, Rush and Flash offer a glimpse of the wide range of flashy gear and accessories offered to the cocaine connoisseur of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s.

The 1970s were a weird time, not least because you could apparently advertise cocaine in magazines despite this being the first decade of President Nixon’s Controlled Substances Act.

In June 1971, Nixon declared a war on drugs. He said that drug abuse was “public enemy number one in the United States”. Which is right where all of these ads were published.

The devices and gadgets up for sale include the practical, such as a spray to ease irritated nostrils and products to keep the powder dry and free of clumps. Then there’s more performative and ostentatious gear, including gold-plated razor blades and ornately carved, ivory snorting straws. For a drug as classy and luxurious as coke, a rolled-up dollar bill simply won’t do.

While the War on Drugs was underway — Ronald Reagan popularized that infamous phrase — and cocaine was still very much illegal, selling and marketing paraphernalia (“Not intended for illegal use!”) was a legitimate and lucrative business.

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Coke’s latest PR move against obesity outrages troughers

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Video Link – http://www.sharewik.com/portfolio-items/the-global-energy-balance-getting-the-word-out/

If there’s one thing that fires up public health activists it’s when companies they target launch initiatives that seek to address concerns about their products.

The tobacco industry failed miserably in this and lost the war against anti-tobacco activists and their academic troughing mates.

But with tobacco now old news, the activists needed to find a new enemy and something to use the same anti-tobacco tactics against – things like tax increases, marketing restrictions, sponsorship bans and health warnings, to name just a few.

With obesity concerns increasing, sugar quickly has became the no.1 enemy.   Read more »

Kids’ obesity all Richie McCaw’s fault, says doctor

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Some anti-sugar lobbyists think they’re doing a great job in the battle to stop Kiwi kids getting fatter.

Then there are some like Dr Rob Beaglehole who sadly, start to believe their own kool-aid and lose perspective. Today we see such an example.   Read more »

Labour lies and lazy media just repeat it

Yesterday David Shearer made the following statement about the price of milk:

Shearer said Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy had some explaining to do, as it was “all looking a bit too cosy”.

It was “perverse” that Coca-Cola was more affordable than fresh milk, at a time when child obesity and diabetes were causing major problems in the health system, he said.

And Fairfax ran this headline:

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What a shame that Aimee Gulliver couldn’t use the internet before she banged out her rehash of Labour’s press release.

I can, howeve,r and it took me just a few seconds to establish that David Shearer is lying, or being deliberately deceptive.   Read more »

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Coke + Nutella + Mentos + Durex world record

I think Italy is the current record holder. Of what, exactly, I am not sure.

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Social Media Guard(tm) from Coke

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I can’t make up my mind if this is brilliant, soothing, fascinating, viral marketing for Coke or complete rubbish.

All I know is that I want to now see lava go over other items.  Life a fly spray can.  Or a half filled LPG cylinder.

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Coke and Mentos. No wait! You’ve not seen it done this way before

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It’s all Coke’s fault says the dopey coroner, idiot partner agrees

image003Some people are just stupid. Another candidate for the Darwin Award has to be Natasha Harris. A dopey coronoer has just tried to blame Coke for poor behaviour resulting in her death.

Seriously these people do represent the downfall of the human race.  Here’s the profile;

  • 30 years old
  • Mother of 8 kids
  • Knocked back 10 litres of Coke every day
  • Racing heart
  • Absent teeth
  • Poor nutrition
  • Kids’ teeth ruined with one born without enamel on their teeth
  • Smoked 30 cigarettes a day
  • Afraid of doctors
  • Lived in Invercargill

So here we had a woman that chucked back up to 10 litres of Coke every day.  So that’s about one of these Chelsea babies every 5 days.

Here’s her husband/partner Christopher Hodgkinson moaning that it’s all someone else’s fault. There’s clearly no hope for some people.

I want to know how he is able to be interviewed by the media whinging about his missus drinking Coke when he should be behind bars after being sentenced to 2 years 8 months for a home invasion.