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Table Talk

15 June 2006
Table Talk

No need to heat up the pot
Look out for a new addition to iced tea ranges this summer - called C-Ice. And what does the "C" stand for, we hear you ask? Camomile? Cherry? Calendula? Er, actually, it's cannabis. The black hemp tea comes in a psychedelic-orange tube and, we are told, "is surprising on a number of different levels". Sounds intriguing. For £1.29, this "extraordinary little pick-me-up" will give you "a fantastic natural feeling". Never fear for the nation's morals, though: on the back it helpfully warns, "The use of drugs is strictly prohibited" - something it probably doesn't say on a Tetley box. Launch activity this summer will include "a low-key, grass-roots sponsorship programme". They just couldn't resist, could they?

Superman flies in? Compass has clearly decided to take off the gloves in its dealings with the media. After a rocky few months, which saw the press cover its UN, financial and Turkey Twizzler woes, journalists and Jamie Oliver alike should now be shaking in their boots. New spin doctor-in-chief Michael Young has an OBE and established the first private park-and-ride scheme in the UK. Not exactly terrifying so far, you may think. Read on. Young, we learn, chaired secret discussions that led to the dismantling of apartheid in South Africa. Gosh. Plus he helped overthrow the Franco and Salazar dictatorships, in Spain and Portugal respectively. Olé! But has he finally bitten off more than he can chew with Compass?

Revealed: The internet has a dark side The bods at "network solutions provider" Telindus have been hard at work in the nation's cafés. Their research, painstakingly carried out over croissants and frothy lattes, discovered that there are a number of Wi-Fi hotspots in London where people can access pornography. Whatever next? A spokesman said: "We were expecting to uncover a few surprises, but nothing in the league of what we found." Oo-er. Apparently, all 12 sites tested allowed the Telindus chaps to Google "massage parlour London" and "anthrax source". Two things you'd be hard pushed to try in a café.

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