I miss ConcordeThere are rare times when I feel extreme contempt for my fellow man and even rarer yet, specifically my fellow British man. When our Concordes were stopped from running because in 30 years, a French one had crashed once was such an occasion. Crappy Fords crash every day - we still buy millions of the things every hour. Concorde was a beautiful testament to the best of Humanity. Supremely elegant, unashamedly phallic in character and technically gobsmacking. Sure, the shuttlecraft is pretty damned impressive, but in terms of sheer technical brilliance, its frankly a big deal simpler to create than Concorde was. And its NASA that says that, by the way. Getting Neil up on the rock was easier than throwing overweight bankers across the Atlantic at Mach 2.2. Sure, we already had cloned specimens of Human perfection doing 750mph plus up there in fighter jets, but they were wearing special suits, oxygen masks and bloody great helmets, aside from which they usually ran out of fuel
I'm not an alcoholicHello. My names Chris and Im an alco hang on a second. Why the hell is the first thing you do at an AA meeting, stand up and introduce yourself? And besides, Im not an alkie; I just like a drink, so there.
Ive jokingly talked with friends about going to AA meetings together, not least because theres free coffee and I think itd be interesting to try and pull women there. But do we actually need to go for the designated purpose anyway? Since most of you reading this are American, odds are I drink vastly greater quantities of alcohol than you do. Last week I drank I dont know how much I drank. I do know that I drank on Monday or Tuesday, definitely drank a lot on Thursday, drank a bit at a friends house on Friday, drank far too much on Saturday making arriving at work on time on the Sunday considerably harder than usual and Im considering a drink or two tonight. Almost all the money I earn besides that going towards bills i