Archive for July, 2014
Forbes on the crumbling of Crumbs (bold emphasis mine): Back in July 2011, Crumbs went public in a reverse merger at just over $13 per share. At approximately $60 million market cap, Crumbs wasn’t huge, but that was a hefty price given the chain only had about 35 stores. Trouble came just about a month after [...]
I called the cupcake bubble back in 2009. Post-economic bust, what started rising from the economy’s ashes was a series of economic “successes” whose popularity made no sense in an economy that was awash with bubble-bust carnage. Cupcakes were the most obvious an imminent mishap. Later on, as cupcake pandemonia took firm hold and media stories [...]
What’s the big stink over a crappy parade float of an outhouse labeled “Obama Presidential Library”? Of course, the whole thing was immediately elevated to claims of racism in spite of the fact that the outhouse-presidential library idea began as satire bashing a white guy: George Bush.
Indeed, this is not a mock Onion piece, nor is it an illusion. The former mother of all conventional wisdom is striking out against conventional wisdom with its defense of fat and the way we used to eat. That is, until the McGovern Committee’s Report put Americans on a path to obesity and disease in [...]
My parents, once upon a time, never knew anything but real butter. However, my generation grew up with the usual 70s propaganda: fat bad, industrial-chemical substitutes good. The twisted, power-mongering politics of food have long had a stranglehold on fat, especially in terms of demonizing saturated fat in favor of its plasticized, industrial substitutes. One of the most [...]
I just want you Michigan folks to be informed: the government just gave you permission to ask for permission to bring home your fresh roadkill. The good and kindly bureaucrats in the state of Michigan are making it slightly less onerous to take home your roadkill. Michigan Senate Bill 613 “streamlines” the bureaucracy one must wade [...]