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Booze Busters

by | 3rd, July 2003

‘WHEN Denis Thatcher shuffled off this mortal coil, we did not realise that we were saying adieu to the last of a kind.

‘Anyone fancy making up a threesome?’

Denis, a man whose life could not be called stress free in any way, was a keen advocate of the slimming and restorative powers of gin and fags. And Denis lived until he was 88 years old.

Being pickled from within has a lot going for it, but the British Medical Association fail to see the benefits in the embalming effects of alcohol and, as the Telegraph says, have ‘agreed to take on the drinks industry’.

The doctors want a ban on all television adverts for alcohol. As one medical type, a student doctor called Leigh Bissett, says: ‘Alcohol harms, and we want to see the glorification of it on our screens ended.’

‘They [the adverts] portray young people off their face, flying around the room with hundreds of attractive women,’ he adds, ‘but we know this is not reality.’

Should that not be ‘I know this not reality’, Leigh? For Leigh sounds like the type who bought into the advertisers’ hype to solve his own failings with womankind.

He was duly stunned to see that it did not do what it promised on the can.



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