Andy Capp on the EU
Hot and muggy day, but not the hottest or the most uncomfortable of the summer. Still, the arc of the day is almost tropical: pleasant for an hour or two after sunrise, then unremitting heat by mid-morning.
Went to a different discounter today, but nowhere new. At that store I saw, but didn’t buy, some Andy Capp potato chips (shouldn’t that be crisps?). I can’t remember the last time I saw that brand—years and years ago, probably. I was curious enough to see who it is that makes them, so I checked the package. Con-Agra of Omaha.
The chips are probably chockablock with GM corn that would never be acceptable within the EU—and maybe it’s even against EU regs for a European cartoon character to endorse a product containing GM foods. Andy probably wouldn’t care much for any such rules from Brussels: “The same *&%#ing bastards who say I can’t drink me pints. *&%# ’em.”