The Department of Trade and Industry today issued it's long awaited report into current manufacturing processes and concluded that your dad is right - they no longer manufacture using previously valid methods.
"Take the movie industry for example.' said spokesman Kevin Potter ' They used to spend a fortune on real-life stunts that often endangered the lives of cast and crew but now it is much safer to just green-screen everything. They simply no longer need to dangle Jessica Simpson 500 foot off of a bridge by her toes, no matter how much we would like them to.'
'The recording industry is another good example. They used to produce music on a substance called vinyl that would melt in the heat, be scratched by the very device you used to play it on and sounded like a bee in a tin. Nowadays they produce music digitally and it doesn't melt in the heat at all, although my Jessica Simpson album still sounds like a bee in a tin.'
My dad was unavailable for comment due to Countdown being on. The results of the next DTI survey 'Papal religions and the study of Bears in a Forestry context.' is due out next week.