Archive for December 17th, 2013

Why Are We Still In This Rathole?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013


6 US troops were killed today in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

You may not have heard this on the news.  Main story today: $600-million lottery.

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

What America Teaches Its Children About Sex

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

“Sex is a dirty, shameful thing. Make sure you save it for someone you love. Any questions?”

No I Don’t Want To Get In The Back Seat

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

… I want to stay up front with you.

Uh,oh …

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Popcorn Is My Favorite Vegetable

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

I love popcorn and I was delighted to discover a new brand that’s tastier and less expensive than Orville’s “gourmet” brand.

In 1928, the Reverend Ira “Pop” Weaver (don’t you love it?) and his son Welcome founded the Weaver Popcorn Company in Van Buren, Indiana.  Today it’s one of the world’s largest distributors of all things popcorn. Orville Redenbacker’s company (founded in 1970) lives just up the road.

A recent trip to Walmarts proved the popcorn was about 1/2 (!) the price of the fancier brands and tastes better.

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

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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 horseshit 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.