Archive for December 28th, 2010

Talia. 2005

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

It Stinks When You Can’t Stop Blubbering

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

In 1970, the Oregon Highway Department had a whale of a problem on its hands: an 8-ton, dead gray whale washed up on the beach and they didn’t know what to do with it.  When it started to smell, they decided the best way to dispose of the carcass was to blow it up so sea gulls and land crabs could carry off the pieces.

But how much dynamite would it take to blow up a dead whale and where would they place the explosives for maximum effect?  The following clip shows how the guys solved the problem and it isn’t pretty.

“Poison Center? My Kid Just Ate Some MSG!”

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Do you think monosodium glutamate can kill you?  Well, it might if you ate about a bucket of it, then tripped over the bucket and smashed your head on the floor.  But any excessive amounts you could eat in a day over a lifetime, won’t do anything but make your food taste better.

Say what? MSG isn’t deadly? Nope, just a typical example of anecdotal health bullshit the media grabs and blows up to sell papers.  And you, of course, believed it (unless you’re an Italian who doesn’t believe anything).

So why do Chinese restaurants advertise “No MSG Used”?  Well what would you do if masses of ignorant diners refused to have dinner at your humble eatery because they think they’ll be poisoned?

Have you ever noticed that unlike tobacco, alcohol, saccharine, and a zillion other things, there are no government warnings about MSG?  That’s because there’s never been a valid, scientific study by the government or the academic world to show that MSG is harmful – except to owners of Chinese restaurants.

Think Your Job Sucks?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010