- "Doctor, why don't football players wee-wee after a game?" asked University of Florida Gators' coach. So Dr. Robert Cade, a Navy vet, invented Gatorade. The stuff is one of the things I cannot drink. Strange that the guy who invented it died of kidney failure.
- Speaking of things to drink, didn't them blasted revenuers used of smashed such thangs? Most Wanted Vodka is distilled from Kansas grain in Kansas, the first to be legally brewed and sold in KS since 1880. Reportedly, it's pretty good. But they need a Kansas spokesperson from Kansas. I'm thinking ... Melissa Etheridge is from Kansas. That'll make for an interesting marketing scheme.
- NAFTA does not allow the United States to import "tequila" from anywhere other than Mexico. At least, I think I remember that from the Clinton years. The last thing I want is cheap Chinese "takeela." Particularly if it's manufactured by the same companies that have been making poisonous toys and tainted dog food.
- At the recent holiday repast, my mother tried to embarrass my uncle by talking about a photograph that was taken of him as a child. It seems that in those days, a fellow would go from door to door taking photographs of families and children. My grandmother dressed my uncle meticulously, but because of some wacky hijinks, he had to have his portrait snapped wearing dusty shoes. This set off a discussion of shoe polish: "Does anyone shine their shoes anymore?" "Does anyone even own good shoes anymore?" If you have shoes which you shine, you might want to try Po Zu's Edible Shoe Cream. You can "spread it on toast," and it's "suitable for vegans." Says so, right here.
- Why do Chambers of Commerce always have some idiot who had an accidental success with an impossible-to-reproduce scheme talk to businesspeople at some lunch?
- Next Friday, December 14th from 12 noon - 3 pm, a bunch of Hollywood writer types and fans will meet at the Meeting House of the Unitarian Universalist Church (3 Church St., Cambridge MA) and march through Harvard Square to a rally outside of the famed Harvard Lampoon building to show solidarity with the WGA. You're warned.
- "In what the study calls 'the efficiency paradox,' [American] consumers have taken money saved from greater energy efficiency and spent it on more and bigger appliances and vehicles, consuming even more energy in the process." There's more proof. The Beach makes you stupid.
- Anybody remember this kid?
Friday, November 30, 2007
Tendered by PJ at 5:13 AM