Archive for March 3rd, 2014

Let’s Give Credit Where It’s Due

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

No one ever accused me of being a big Sarah Palin fan but I must say she called this one in 2008.  I don’t know if Obama’s wishy-washiness prompted Putin’s invasion of Ukraine but few others even saw it coming. Of course Sarah has the advantage of “seeing Russia from her house.” I’m sorry she was so ‘right.’

Eat Your Carrots Baby

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

I love baby carrots even though I know they’re good for me.

Most baby carrots you can buy are “manufactured” right from a factory. They’re ‘cut and peel’ carrots or carrot shaped slices of peeled carrots which were too twisted or knobbly for sale as full-size carrots. Before the ’80′s, over 400 tons of carrots a day (!) were discarded because of their imperfections.

A carrot grower, Mr. Mike Yurosek,  was unhappy with all of that waste and looked for a way to reclaim what would otherwise be discarded. He was able to find an industrial green bean cutter, which cut his carrots into 5 cm lengths, and by placing these lengths into an industrial potato peeler, he created the baby carrot.

Today baby carrots hold a significant percentage of the carrot market.   In addition to grocery stores, they are sold in single-serving packs with ranch dressing on the side and even at some McDonald’s as an alternative to french fries.

I can’t think of one bad thing about baby carrots. Go munch a bunch.  Can they be bad for you?  Read:

Put Your Ear On The Monitor …

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

… and listen to the music.

When A Virgin Walks By …

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

… the New York Public Library, the lions


Blade Runner

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Rutger Hauer, in the original film, “Blade Runner,” 1982

Olympic “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius is on trial today in Australia for the murder of his girlfriend.