Appropriate?

May 2nd, 2013 at 10:00 am by David Farrar

Professor of Alcohol Action recently met with two representatives of the Brewers Association to discuss initiatives to reduce alcohol related harm. The two reps were executive director and the (male) president of the Brewer’s Guild.

Professor Sellman wrote an article for on their meeting. It is embedded below. Now bear in mind this is an article by a medical professional for about a health issue. So what does he say:

We met at Christchurch’s Boatsheds Café, just across the Avon River from the National Addiction Centre. Ms Cameron and her colleague had arrived a little early. When they approached me at the entrance, I did a momentary double take. Her strikingly attractive appearance transported me back to the times when I was still agreeing to meet big Pharma drug reps at the clinic

So he focuses on the appearance of Ms Cameron and feels the need to share with the world she is “strikingly attractive”. Her male companion doesn’t even rate a mention.

I felt sad that such a talented and vibrant person, hailing from heartland New Zealand, had been taken in by Big Booze and was gearing up so enthusiastically to repeat all the same hollow and deceptive arguments we have heard for decades. Ms Cameron has the charm and intelligence to be a very effective government relations advisor

Talented, vibrant, charm, intelligence. It is almost as if the Professor had a wee crush. If only he could lure her away from the dark side!

I’m somewhat surprised that NZ Doctor thought an article on the “striking attractiveness” and “talent, vibrancy, charm and intelligence” of Ms Cameron was deemed appropriate for a medical publication. Maybe they hope to become the official journal of Mad Men!

NZ Doctor by David Farrar

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22 Responses to “Appropriate?”

  1. James Stephenson (2,268 comments) says:

    The ascetic monk-like existence of Dr Sellman punctured by a weakness for the ladies? It seems Doug is to wowsers, what Ryan Giggs is to footballers :D

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  2. Manolo (14,173 comments) says:

    What P.G. is to “all-men-are rapists” feminism, Doug Sellman is to alcohol consumption.

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  3. Peter (1,695 comments) says:

    Creepy

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  4. Redbaiter (10,443 comments) says:

    This is tongue in cheek right?

    Otherwise it is an outright leftist tactic.

    (although I remember you reprimanded me for making a similar comment on the attractiveness of that stiff necked female lawyer who guest posted.

    I can’t see the logic in a female applying so many refinements to their appearance to make themselves appear pleasing to the eye of the male of the species, and then expecting it to go unremarked upon.)

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  5. anonymouse (705 comments) says:

    For those who would like to know what Prof Sellman believes is “strikingly attractive”, there is a photo of Ms Cameron in this Listener article (Its behind their paywall, but Googles cache has the full article)

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:P9Iqo0xYQG0J:www.listener.co.nz/current-affairs/business/ale-hearty/+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nz

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  6. Manolo (14,173 comments) says:

    On the same topic. Posted it on today’s GD:
    http://www.spectator.co.uk/australia/australia-features/8897101/welcome-to-uglytopia/

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  7. kowtow (8,945 comments) says:

    Watch out folks.The health nazis have nearly got away with getting tobacco criminalised. This govt is complicit.Private property and western culture are under attack.

    Booze will be next.

    There is an agenda and I have no doubts our tax dollars are paying for a lot of that.

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  8. Redbaiter (10,443 comments) says:

    “For those who would like to know what Prof Sellman believes is “strikingly attractive”, there is a photo of Ms Cameron in this Listener article (Its behind their paywall, but Googles cache has the full article)”

    I’d hit on it.

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  9. CHFR (241 comments) says:

    Of course it is appropriate he is a lefty and they have their own rules.

    Can someone please explain why Selman insists on using that trite term Big to describe anything he doesn’t like??

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  10. RightNow (7,015 comments) says:

    Can’t be bothered reading the article but perhaps it mentions that NZ’s beer consumption is reducing year on year – both total volume and per capita.

    I’m ashamed – we drink less than 75% the amount of beer per capita (71l in 2010) that Aussies drink (98l).
    Get down the pub and drink a beer for your country!

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  11. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    I was more annoyed by the reference to “Big Pharma” than anything else in that story.

    For FUCK’S SAKE – it is 2013 and drugs are manufactured by big industries, not by a little old lady baking up the pills a batch at a time on her coal range. This is not some malign globo-tech.com conspiracy. It is because it takes an ENORMOUS amount of capital in production plant, research people etc, to make pills on a scale sufficient that you can foil pack twelve of them together and sell them for a dollar each.

    If “Big Pharma” disturbs you, you’ll shit bricks when you start thinking about how big the industry is that brings you every single garment you wear, most of what you eat, and wireless hand-held computing at an affordable price..

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  12. James Stephenson (2,268 comments) says:

    I can’t see the logic in a female applying so many refinements to their appearance to make themselves appear pleasing to the eye of the male of the species, and then expecting it to go unremarked upon.)

    Didn’t you get the memo Red? They’re not doing it to look pleasing to our eyes, they’re doing it “for themselves” or something, I appear to have lost the memo myself now…

    Also, since when did logic and female behaviour have any kind of correlation?

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  13. Redbaiter (10,443 comments) says:

    Whatever Jimmy, some of them have to do a hell of a lot of work to make themselves appear passable, and you’d think they would want something to show for the effort. Like the odd compliment bit of flattery.

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  14. Viking2 (11,680 comments) says:

    bleeding heart bearded individuals who are subjugated by looking a a gorgeous vital young lady.
    What sort of overcoat does he wear.
    FFS

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  15. RRM (10,099 comments) says:

    I can’t see the logic in a female applying so many refinements to their appearance to make themselves appear pleasing to the eye of the male of the species, and then expecting it to go unremarked upon.

    …you’d think they would want something to show for the effort. Like the odd compliment bit of flattery.

    So you’re single then?

    You and I should form a rat pack with Dime and Kea sometime. We’ll help you get your game on ;-)

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  16. pq (728 comments) says:

    I did not read anything too strange from Selllman’s comments. It was a straight forward article with a tidbit. On the other hand Farrar is becoming as parody of himself. ,,pouring out meaningless articles every few hours and compressing himself to redneck drivel often now.

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  17. Andrei (2,653 comments) says:

    ROFLMAO

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  18. James Stephenson (2,268 comments) says:

    Whatever Jimmy

    Sheesh, anyone know the html for the sarcasm font?

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  19. hane (69 comments) says:

    Sellman is a wowser who was brought up a fundamentalist Christian (of course) http://www.sof.org.nz/soflet81.pdf

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  20. NeutralObserver (97 comments) says:

    Ms Cameron is, I seem to recall, an MFATer who sought greener pastures last year.

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  21. SPC (5,669 comments) says:

    Maybe the point was to infer that one does not have to be drunk to appreciate attractive company?

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  22. hj (7,167 comments) says:

    Sir Douglas Myers has lost his Senses: he’s sold the 59m luxury superyacht to Google billionaire Larry Page.

    The luxury motor boat sold last month to the Google co-founder after being listed on the boat international website for €35 million ($60.5 million).

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10698621

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