Monthly Archives: April 2010

Why Do You Think They Call It Junk Food?

Junk food appears to be almost as addictive as heroin, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Scripps Research Institute and presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. The researchers fed rats one of three … Continue reading

Posted in Gen. Snark, Maj. Snafu, Corp. Punishment | 9 Comments

He’s Dead, Jim

The other day my colleague Webeneezer Scrooge (I know, it’s a stupid name….but people called Squathole shouldn’t stow thrones) posted about Miramar-based Spirit Airlines, which recently implemented its policy of charging for carry-on luggage.   I suspect they’re running out of … Continue reading

Posted in People Who Died, Died | 6 Comments

Lessons in Media Control

This will be all over teh inernets by the time you get here, but I’m interested in your comments: The death of innocent parties is bad enough all by itself.   But the way the US government covered it up, lied … Continue reading

Posted in NIMBY | 11 Comments

State of the ‘State

Guido and I visit the radiation oncologist where – surprise – I get to do 15 minutes worth of maddening paperwork.  In the space where for allergies, I put “paperwork” because I can’t spell “bureaucracy” without spell-check, and because “bullshit” … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 12 Comments