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(Nanny State UK)   Today's Nanny State News comes from the UK, where they want to regulate the thickness of your sandwich bread   (theboltonnews.co.uk ) divider line
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2007-12-11 04:59:20 PM  
"But is it the best idea since sliced bread? People in Bolton didn't think so."

What about the people of Notlob... err, I mean Ipswitch.
 
2007-12-11 06:08:17 PM  
Mmmmm....toast!

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2007-12-11 06:17:19 PM  
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2007-12-11 06:23:29 PM  
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2007-12-11 06:28:11 PM  
I think Vogons have successfully infiltrated our societies.
 
2007-12-11 06:29:11 PM  
Obviously the people like the thick bread more, otherwise the businesses would give thin bread to get more sandwiches out of the loaf.
 
2007-12-11 06:30:26 PM  
lolz, the nanny state IS the uk.
 
2007-12-11 06:30:30 PM  
I'm not familiar with the Bolton News, so I'm going to assume this is satire until I hear otherwise.
 
2007-12-11 06:30:42 PM  
i like that super fluffy thin white bread that you can squish down to be the size of a dime

thats the good stuff
 
2007-12-11 06:31:15 PM  
Alright brap, I see your Texas Toast, and raise you a grilled cheese sandwich.

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2007-12-11 06:31:41 PM  
First, they came for our Thick-Sliced Bread.... wait, what?
 
2007-12-11 06:31:49 PM  
I cant wait till the US gets socia er I mean universal coverage in medicine so our politicians have more reasons to get involved in our personal lives.
 
2007-12-11 06:32:46 PM  
images.newsquest.co.uk
/So many possibilities for photoshop...
//She looks like she really want's it too...
 
2007-12-11 06:33:40 PM  
What about thick accents?
 
2007-12-11 06:33:51 PM  
*scraaaaaaape scraaaaaaape screeeeeek*

There it is! We reached the bottom of the barrel in the search for Nanny State horseshiat. The Bolton farking Bugle reports on something someone said in the House of Lords. That's not news.

wait, what?
 
2007-12-11 06:35:59 PM  
so the Gaylords are telling people to eat cake?
 
2007-12-11 06:36:16 PM  
Shich:
I cant wait till the US gets socia er I mean universal coverage in medicine so our politicians have more reasons to get involved in our personal lives.

Weak... it's good to know that you comprehend a difference between "socialized medicine" and "universal coverage" though.

Myself, I often prefer a thin, crunchy rye toast, caraway rye with whiskey marmalade is like a little slice of heaven.
 
2007-12-11 06:36:37 PM  
There just flat out needs to be a nanny state banner.

No ifs, ands, or buts.
 
2007-12-11 06:36:39 PM  
"It is ridiculous that thick bread has been mentioned. Are we to be told not to use butter and jam too?"


www.mlliu.com
 
2007-12-11 06:37:30 PM  
Since when does one kook in a minority party making a vague suggestion that apparently was ignored constitute the nanny state taking over?

And Schich, when you guys finally do, we've got plenty of other good ideas.
 
2007-12-11 06:38:52 PM  
Thin sliced forever!
 
2007-12-11 06:40:49 PM  
Lasik: "Are we to be told not to use butter and jam too?"
www.mlliu.com


The good news is that the chocolate ration has been increased.
 
2007-12-11 06:40:58 PM  
I Said: I'm not familiar with the Bolton News, so I'm going to assume this is satire until I hear otherwise.

google indicates it isn't - but it does only have a publication of 35,000 or so and seems to focus on pretty retarded shiat, so i am questioning the whole "the house of lords has been listening with interest". sounds more like some retard managed to get some time to talk about something retarded and the paper picked it up and ran with it.
 
2007-12-11 06:41:36 PM  
In a related story Inland revenue unveils new scheme to tax bread by the slice in 2008.
 
2007-12-11 06:42:10 PM  
potato bread makes excellent toast.

/pry my cold, dead hands
//off my toaster

Tuesday is Soylent Green day
 
2007-12-11 06:42:38 PM  
Lasik: you beat me to it.

Just Drawn that Way: I see what you did there...

Captain_Kris: Motion seconded.
 
2007-12-11 06:42:45 PM  
The funny thing is that when I went to the Uk for a month a few years back, every sandwich that I bought was puny compared to American sandwiches.

/Think two pieces of wonder bread and two slices of lunch meat.
 
2007-12-11 06:43:03 PM  
The arrogance of this line killed me:

"Surely at a time when we want to reduce people's consumption..."

Who are "we" to be determining what an individual person should consume? Government of free states should be limited to making sure product information (food or otherwise) is accurate and available to as many people as possible, not regulating minutia like this.

Is there a toxin in a product that shouldn't have it? Fine, that seems reasonable to regulate, but bread thickness? Companies make it because there is demand. If you don't like it, campaign against it or encourage the companies to make an alternative product. Or simply buy something else.

I realize I'm stating the obvious here, but somehow what Baroness Gardener said just struck me the wrong way. And no, I'm not in the U.K. so it wouldn't affect me anyway.
 
2007-12-11 06:43:42 PM  
Oh, it's just someone making a (stupid) suggestion... and to the House of Lords even. For a minute there I was worried that this involved someone who actually had some real power or influence.

/ false alarm
 
2007-12-11 06:44:14 PM  
Sandwhiches are for pussies. Real english men eat nothing but suckling pig. Raw.
 
2007-12-11 06:45:00 PM  
www.dkimages.com

don't touch the cornbread.
 
2007-12-11 06:45:40 PM  
Boritom: "But is it the best idea since sliced bread? People in Bolton didn't think so."

What about the people of Notlob... err, I mean Ipswitch.


I came here for the Monty Python jokes, and I wasn't disappointed.

Thank you, Boritom.

/"It's a pun!"
 
2007-12-11 06:47:29 PM  
But if they change the thickness of the bread, will they not also have to change the thickness of the slice of bread? The viscosity of the mustard? The amount of liquid in a tomato? The leaf size of lettuce? The saltiness and sharpness of the cheddar?

I fear for the totality of the sandwich and it's balanced parts.
 
2007-12-11 06:52:04 PM  
The UK is sinking to a new low...

Certainly we should follow...
 
2007-12-11 06:52:05 PM  
I used to be annoyed by this "Nanny State" = "UK" thing until recently, even though I'm from U.S.

But it has been shown time after time during the past few years; UK even out-nannies California!

Now that is an accomplishment.
 
2007-12-11 06:55:34 PM  
Meh... was going to start another rant about this whole tedious nanny state thing, but I just can't be arsed anymore. See you all on Caturday.
 
2007-12-11 06:55:46 PM  
This is what happens when you get socialized medicine - government officials start believing they can tell you what to eat, and how to live your life, based on their "interest" in your health.
 
2007-12-11 06:56:25 PM  
Here's an idea for the Baroness. Buy a loaf of unsliced bread & slice to whatever size slice you want. Now STFU & get back to doing whatever a Baroness does & keep your hands off of other people's bread. Bread is a healthy part of the human diet. If you're so concerned with obesity, target the stuff that does contribute to obesity like too much junk food & little exercise.
 
2007-12-11 06:57:01 PM  
Wow I wonder when they will start regulating the size of the holes in swiss cheese. I hear that is being done somewhere.
 
2007-12-11 06:57:08 PM  
cyanoacrylate:
Just Drawn that Way: I see what you did there...



Oh great, could you tell me? I'm getting confused!

i136.photobucket.com
 
2007-12-11 06:58:09 PM  
My first experience with Breakfast in UK...

I didn't know that the bread wasn't pre-sliced, so I ended up skipping it.

I felt dumb.
 
2007-12-11 06:59:09 PM  
Why does this (FTFA):
"Bread itself is not fattening - toast for breakfast is a great start to the day or a sandwich with a lean protein filling is the perfect healthy snack."

Remind me of this (from my childhood):
"Froot Loops. Part of this healthy breakfast." (Image showing a small bowl of cereal, a halved grapefruit, a glass of orange juice, a glass of milk, one slice of toast, strawberries and a vitamin B shot)

/Is it me?
 
2007-12-11 06:59:15 PM  
kilgorn
Yeah...some old biddy in the House of Lords says something stupid = UK at a new low.

Meanwhile my British Pound Stirling buys about a wheelbarrow of your mickey mouse bumwad = go USA?
 
2007-12-11 07:03:15 PM  
I came here for the Oscar Wilde references, and I must say, I am severely disappointed in you all.

When a waitress once brought Oscar Wilde a plate of cucumber sandwiches, he turned to her and said, "My dear, I asked for a cucumber sandwich, not a loaf with a field in the middle of it."

And, "Either this thick bread goes, or I do."

/I may not remember that second one precisely
 
2007-12-11 07:04:30 PM  
Iron Chef Scottish: Meanwhile my British Pound Stirling buys about a wheelbarrow of your mickey mouse bumwad = go USA?

What?
 
2007-12-11 07:16:06 PM  
I guess they will be in the thick of it soon.

/got nuthin
 
2007-12-11 07:18:26 PM  
Magnanimous_J Guys I pay minimum wage can afford to do their Christmas shopping in NYC, such is the relative strength of Pounds Sterling to the US Dollar.
Kilgorn suggests the UK has reached a new low. I venture that getting your news about the UK from Fark/The Daily Mail/The Bolton Bollocks is a rather poor way to form an opinion about this country.
 
2007-12-11 07:18:47 PM  
Any way you slice it - they're not loafing around.
 
2007-12-11 07:23:25 PM  
You people are cruel. These poor obese people can't help being that way. How can they be expected to eat healthy when the devilish tempation of thick sliced bread distorts their reasoning and makes them eat it. No, only the almighty power of the state can save these victims from the horrible grasp thick sliced bread has on them.
 
2007-12-11 07:24:20 PM  
The House of Lords turns into Morlocks at night.Morloks only want a lean sexy population to feed on.If you people would get out and beg for work instead of sitting on the couch stuffing your faces,then the world that was created for us BY MORLOCKS would be a better place..
 
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