The real problem with this whole 'Stoptober' thing is that it just makes me wonder why I need to stop Tober. Poor Tober, whoever he is, has probably done nothing to offend me, the poor chap.
And, as far as it goes, in my mind 'Tober' is short for one of three things...
1. The Hebridean town of Tobermory on the island of Mull which, with no actual information at all, I am going to say is the model for the town of Balamory on that there television.
2. The womble Tobermory. I have no further information on him, though he was a major part of my childhood (or at least 5 minutes of lots of weekdays when I was a child)
3. Toberman, probably least familiar to you all ('probably'????) a character from 1960s Doctor Who and a terrible racist stereotype (a mute black manservant in the employ of a couple of creepy foreign stereotypes) He is cyberconverted but at the end of the episode saves the day by closing the doors of the Tomb of the Cybermen. He also has a scene in which he grapples with the cybercontroller and then lifts him above his head with the aid of visible wires and then throws a dummy wearing the cybercontrollers outfit around a bit. It is classic television, I'm sure you can imagine.
And those three things, for me, are why we probably shouldn't stop Tober.
Still, on with the diet!