June 27, 2006

Axl "Femur Destroyer" Rose

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Axl Rose was arrested early Tuesday after allegedly biting a security guard in the leg at his hotel, police said.

Which leg? Why a leg? I want to know! The details the media leave out...sigh.


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Sesame Street Personality Quiz

I wonder if the results would be different if I weren't pregnant and due in 3 days...

You Are Cookie Monster
Misunderstood as a primal monster, you're a true hedonist with a huge sweet tooth.

You are usually feeling: Hungry. Cookies are preferred, but you'll eat anything if cookies aren't around.

You are famous for: Your slightly crazy eyes and usual way of speaking

How you life your life: In the moment. "Me want COOKIE!"
The Sesame Street Personality Quiz

Link found on The Llama


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Yep, Knew That

Surgeon general warns of secondhand smoke

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Breathing any amount of someone else's tobacco smoke harms nonsmokers, the surgeon general declared Tuesday - a strong condemnation of secondhand smoke that is sure to fuel nationwide efforts to ban smoking in public.

"The debate is over. The science is clear: Secondhand smoke is not a mere annoyance, but a serious health hazard," said U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.
It's been about two years since I stopped visiting restaurants and other buildings where owners allow smoking. The only exceptions have been business related, and usually I luck out with trips to the east coast and don't have to make exceptions.

I think I've had one cold. My allergies are more manageable. I don't wheeze. So now I'm a zealot in good company. Carmona advises the general public "Stay away from smokers." It's reassuring.


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June 14, 2006

Everybody KFC Tonight

Ok - the stupid Center for Science in the Public Interest has would like to remind you that the idea that personal responsibility need not be an important tenet in 2006 and beyond.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) -- A doctor and a consumer group have sued KFC in an effort to stop the chicken chain from cooking with high-fat partially hydrogenated oil.

Dr. Arthur Hoyte, a retired physician from Rockville, Maryland, and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, want a judge to order Kentucky Fried Chicken to use other types of cooking oils.

As an alternative, the suit says, they want to make sure customers are informed about trans fat content immediately before they make a purchase.

KFC spokeswoman Laurie Schalow called the lawsuit frivolous and said the company will fight it in court. Schalow said KFC is looking at using other types of oil for cooking, but it is committed to maintaining "KFC's unique taste and flavor."

KFC provides nutrition and fat information to consumers online and in restaurants, Schalow said.

"We have for a very long time," she said.
So, what - tattoo the chicken with edible ink with its nutrition contents? I have often looked up the KFC info to help determine how much I can eat because occasionally I really do have a craving for the stuff. So after reading this, I told Brian, "chicken tonight." This really has little to do with the five years I worked there and a lot to do with the frivolity of the lawsuit.

Judge for yourself - visit the nutrition portion of the website.


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