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Escalators Love Crocs Almost As Much As I Do

Saturday, January 28, 2012 15:16 5 Comments

Reader Charles Everett sent this article to me, knowing my dislike for America’s favorite slob shoe: Crocs. The shoemaker, Crocs Inc., is being sued because the shoes are “dangerous” for kids. The Motzney lawsuit said that the daughter received her pink child’s-sized Crocs as a gift from a relative, who bought them in December 2010. [...]

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The Rare Bird

Sunday, January 1, 2012 15:50 1 Comment

This is a bit aged, but anything from The Onion is timeless: “Nation Down to Last Hundred Grown-Ups.” According to alarming new figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau, the nation’s population of mature adults has been pushed to the brink of extinction, with only 104 grown-ups remaining in the country today. The endangered [...]

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Spaniards Identify America With Cupcakes

Saturday, March 5, 2011 14:50 2 Comments

George, a reader, writes me to say: “El Pais on the American Way of Life symbolized with Cupcake graphic.” Check out this Spanish website and the logo for its “American Way of Life.” A red-white, and blue cupcake. Even the Spaniards get it.

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Bed Bug Pandemic

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 16:34 1 Comment

I thought I was listening to Mad Magazine Radio yesterday when I heard about the National Bed Bug Summit. But the dial was on FOX radio, I am sure of it. Apparently, this summit came about because the Federal Bed Bug Working Group had failed to provide a solution to the problem. And then I [...]

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The Plug-in Drug: 2010 Numbers

Monday, January 3, 2011 9:20 6 Comments

When I recite the TV-watching habits of Americans, as I often do, people think I am being critical or mean-spirited. Perhaps I am prone to thinking that the statistics I recount are 1) real and not made up by me, and 2) somewhat suggestive of a larger problem. The latest Nielsen ratings are out today: [...]

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Food is Child’s Play

Saturday, January 1, 2011 21:28 1 Comment

Cleaning out my bookmarks had me lingering over several old articles from summertime – those celebrating the revolting foods being conjured up and served at state fairs. There was the doughnut burger, a quasi-beef patty served up between two Krispy Kreme doughnuts; deep-fried butter (good butter gone bad in GMO-laden vegetable oils); and deep-fried coke. [...]

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Hyper-Consumer Culture Begets Boobus

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 5:32 6 Comments

The Idiocracy lives on. The First Family of Best Buy have made history – they have been camping out at a Best Buy store for Black Friday deals since 10am last Wednesday. What is the reasoning behind this? “We’re tired of not being first and we figured we’ve put in six years, we want to [...]

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Saggy Baggy Idiocracy

Monday, September 6, 2010 16:07 5 Comments

This is an excellent article by Christopher Orlet on American Spectator: “Sag Harbor.” We writes about the downward progression (literally) of baggy pants as being a mainstay of the American Idiocracy. More specifically, he points to a grocery store owner who puts signage on the entrance to his store: “No shoes, No shirt, No service. [...]

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Sanitization or Stupidization?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 22:35 15 Comments

Butler Shaffer’s post on the blog,”On Sanitizing America,” was very timely. The sterilization machinations are everywhere. Butler mentioned the sanitizer station at the grocery store. Well, most corporate environments have them, too. Where I work, there is a sanitization station (that’s a nice jingle, eh?) at every elevator bank on every floor – all [...]

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