Monthly Archives: September 2008

A CEO Disgraced

It became publicly known with Kenneth Lay upon the collapse of Enron, passed through Carly Fiorina of HP after a 50% drop in revenue and the layoff of 20,000 people, and most recently was unjustly denied to Daniel Mudd and Richard Syron of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. CEO’s have a self-evident right to award [...]

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100 Calories Too Many

There is no better example of an American industry that excels in mediocrity, than the junk food industry. Okay, that’s probably an overstatement considering the fast food and entertainment industries. And how could I forget porn?! But back to junk food. I mean, this is the industry that gave us diarrhea Olean!
Fighting increased awareness about their contribution to [...]

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Meat or Potatoes, Not Both

Meatloaf and mashed potatoes, burgers and fries, corned beef and hash, steak and scalloped potatoes, and the list goes on. While all of these are delicious (to those who aren’t vegetarianists) there is one main reason not to eat them. Beef. Don’t get me wrong, I like beef. Cows are very cute and they are wonderful [...]

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Big Mac over KFC 23,000 to 0

Don Gorske of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin has eaten 23,000 Big Macs since May 17th, 1972 - that’s about 1.75 a day, every day (except the day his mother died, per her request) over 36 years. Don says that it’s the highlight of his day, since he loves them so much. What even more astonishing is that [...]

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School is Now a Job

Washington, D.C. has now joined Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, New York, and Virginia in paying students to succeed in school. Apparently, it’s not enough that school is free (for the students, not the taxpayers), D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee seems to think that children need to be compensated for taking something that is already being [...]

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How to Move Jews

While the Israeli government has temporarily suspended talks on compensation for Israeli settlers to leave their homes in the West Bank, Alabama has stepped up. That’s right, Dothan Alabama. The Blumberg Family Jewish Community Services of Dothan is offering up to $50,000 to Jewish families who will relocate to Dothan, an overwhelmingly Christian town of 58,000 that calls itself [...]

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Too Good for His Own Good

Barach’s Law is very clear. To have America reward you, you need to excel at mediocrity - not excel. Sadly, 9-year-old pitcher Jericho Scott had to learn this the hard way. The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven, CT [...]

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No Frakkin’ Way

McCain and Tigh were both decorated pilots and wars prisoners that were tortured. They’re both crotchety old men, and McCain has had so much of his skin replaced, he’s practically artificial, like Tigh.
Palin is just a hockey mom who ended up innocently in power, just like Roslin, a teacher who didn’t expect to find herself [...]

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Sarah Palin or George W. Bush

I know they don’t look alike, but I still get them confused. Maybe you can help me out here. Which one is it that loves big oil? I also heard that one of them has a daughter or two that like to party just a bit too much. Anti-abortion and pro abstinence education and a huge darling [...]

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The Voice of America Has Been Silenced

No, not the US government’s international propaganda machine, but a voice that people actually listen to. Don LaFontaine, the voiceover artist who’s done just about every trailer for every movie that’s ever made a buck, died at age 68 in Los Angeles. Everyone knew his voice, but only after doing this GEICO spot just a few years [...]

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