I went to see Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this afternoon. I’m not going to go into it all here, except to say that it was a perfectly acceptable couple of hours’ entertainment, darker than the previous films but still nowhere near dark enough for my taste. Still, it’s aimed at kids, so what can you expect?
Anyway, what I wanted to mention here was that, while waiting to buy sweets and drinks (at a truly exorbitant price, I might add) I overheard a woman tell her small child that Diet Coke is good for you. Honestly! What the hell was she thinking? Does she truly believe that simply sticking the word ‘Diet’ in the name and reducing the sugar content a bit turns that crap from incredibly unpleasant and stunningly bad for you to something that’s positively beneficial? Marginally less nasty does not, as far as I’m aware, equate with being actively good. I worry. I really do.