Archive for November, 2012
In spite of its “natural” ingredients. This is from the web page of Steve Ettlinger, author of Twinkie, Deconstructed, on the strange culture embraced by Americans of not knowing the chemical factory that makes up the “food” they eat. In this fascinating exploration into the curious world of packaged foods, Twinkie, Deconstructed takes us from phosphate mines in [...]
The University of Colorado is segregating the “no gun” and “have gun” students on campus, and media reports claim no one wants to live in the designated gun dorm. But the real question is, will the semi-auto folks discriminate against the revolver types? Or, since this is Colorado, will the revolver crowd shun the semi-auto [...]
Enjoy the show: Walmartians fighting over cheap towels on Black Friday. Yet ask anyone who has ever had a garage sale about how you cannot sell brand new $5 towels for 50 cents without a long line and a tramplefest. On the same topic, Mark Dice has some fun heckling the Black Friday zombie apocalypse. [...]
Sometimes I wonder if readers have any idea how much fun some of us writers have with certain topics. People often get upset at tone and harsh words, but often, the words are inspired by a passion for the truth, and behind that, a mischievous sense of humor. I know that my fellow writer Amy [...]
TriHealth of Cincinnati fired approximately 150 employees because they refused the demigod of the government-medical-pharmaceutical complex.
The agents of low-fat are going to die a slow, painful death. Meat is in again. And we don’t have to use the word “lean” prior to using the word beef. Beef is beef now. All beef cuts are good. While grain-fed beef is better than no beef, the industrial food machine’s processed-plasticized beef (like [...]
A couple of weeks ago I was in a smoke shop with a smoker friend. I ended up conversing with the owner who told me that bureaucrats from the state of Michigan had come in earlier in the year to shut down his cigarette rolling machines. The reason? Roll-your-own was becoming big business, especially with [...]
Dr. Oz, the “esteemed” surgeon, has once again sold his reputation – what is left of it – down the river. He is indeed desperate for ratings. Huffington Post notes the following: “Like the sexual kind of pornography, food porn whets your appetite in ways you have never imagined, allowing you to lust after the [...]
They want to know about your alcohol, drug, and “other illicit substance” habits. And they’ll bribe you with a whopping $30 to get the information under the pretense of a “national study on health-related issues.” Thanks to Travis Holte for the link.
I was on the way to northern Michigan yesterday morning, and along the way I passed some mega malls along I-75 on the outskirts of the Detroit Metro area. It looked like tent city – tents and people everywhere, waiting for the doors of Best Buy, and similar places, to open. On the way back, [...]