Saturday, 26 January 2013

Link Tank 26/01

Time to fetch your reading glasses.

Pints for £1 in the homebrew revolution

A doctor writes on the rise of pseudo-science and the worship of weak correlation

Politics and e-cigs

Censoring Fawlty's gags makes the Beeb look more bonkers than Basil

Porn fans aren't what they used to be

Bloomberg's soda ban "discriminates against citizens and small-business owners in African-American and Hispanic communities"

Free speech wall torn down because "not every opinion is valid"

Australian McDonald's releases an app to track where your burger came from

The coldest town on Earth

Monogamous monkeys


ftumch said...

My last batch of homebrew: Coopers IPA £12, brewing sugar £2 (Art of Brewing, all orders over £49 post free), and then water from asda. Total cost about £20... 36 bottles makes it about 55p per half litre, 60p a pint? :D

Dick_Puddlecote said...

I've had the kit for about 6 months, just have to find the time to get started.

Jeff Wood said...

I must have a go when I find the time. Here in my Italian village, it seems everyone has a little vineyard, and olive grove, and the local wines are highly drinkable, sold out of the back door for the most part. €2 a bottle.

My lady swoons over the oil.

Likely, everyone would be pleased if Il Inglese - actually Il Scozese - brewed up a few gallons of beer for the Festa.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

Ta for the complementary link, I hadn't seen it. :)

There's a lot of good comedy we aren't allowed to see anymore for PC reasons. None of them were remotely racist, in fact the Goodies episode mentioned in the Mail piece was the precise opposite.

I'd add the recent banning by the BBC of "it ain't half hot mum" as another sad loss of humour for pathetic reasons along with Alf Garnett and Love Thy Neighbour (Where the bigot always lost).