Monday, 3 February 2014

Humourless harridans

As reported by Ep-ology, Dick Puddlecote, Redheadfullofsteam, Headrambles and others, ASH have create a Streisland Effect by trying to close down the Tobacco Tacticss Twitter account.

Tobacco Tacticss is very obviously a parody account (as hinted at by the words "official parody" in the description) with amusing satires of the excesses of the anti-smoking lobby such as this (which is a parody of this):

ASH have gone crying to Twitter about such images, claiming that the borrowing of their photos constitutes a breach of copyright. They don't understand the concept of 'fair use' and haven't got a leg to stand on under UK or US law, but it's telling that these granite-faced prohibitionists want the state to silence anyone who criticises them.

Meanwhile, the term 'humourless harridans' falls under the category of 'vulgar abuse'.

If you don't already follow @TobaccoTacticss, be sure to do so.

1 comment:

Kin_Free said...

Apparently, If you lose one sense, your other senses are enhanced.

That's why people with no sense of humour have an increased sense of self-importance.