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January 20, 2007

Dear Mr. President...


Dear Mr. President, originally uploaded by DottieboBottie.

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In this case, a picture is worth a thousand editorials.

Here's the photographer's caption:

"Day 123: As my hands tell, I was freezing. But this pisses me off. More troops=more senseless deaths. Mission Accomplished my ass.

You can't fight an -ism with weapons and occupation."


Well said. Twenty American troops died today.

D'Souza's leopard skin pillbox mat


WHERE ARE MY SHOES?, originally uploaded by pink hats, red shoes.

General JC Christian has been corresponding with right wing polemicist Dinesh D'Sousa.

In the first email the General expresses shock, perhaps tinged with a certain amount of awe, that Dinesh allowed a reporter to see his wall-to-wall leopard print carpet.

The Dinesh/General exchange continues here and here.

In other D'Souza news, Alan Wolfe don't pull any punches in his review of The Enemy At Home--D'Souza's attempt to blame the left for 9/11 while insisting that Osama Bin Laden can teach us a lot about morality.

If he's got wall-to-wall leopard print carpet in his den, D'Souza's real enemy at home is his decorator.

January 13, 2007

Normativity 24/7


norms, originally uploaded by . olivia ..

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January 07, 2007

Trepidation


Lassanya & Manolito, originally uploaded by Mòni.

Today's FlickrFind: The cat's cute, but the goldfish is the real subject.

January 03, 2007

Corduroy Orange nominated for food blog award


orange splash, originally uploaded by Photonut (Mr. Dave).

Pittsburgh food blogger Jesse Sharrard's Corduroy Orange is a finalist for the Well Fed Network award for Best Food Blog By A Chef. Cast your vote here.

In case you're not familiar with this fine publication, here are a few examples of Jesse's recent work at Corduroy Orange: How to section citrus. Your guide to perfect Hollandaise. And, how the White House ruined Christmas dinner.

December 09, 2006

Donne alla partita di calcio

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Caption: Questa ragazza è rimasta colpita dal dispiegamento delle forze dell'ordine, certo che non ha tutti i torti, per una partita di calcio....

Babel Fish Translation: This girl is remained hit from the deployment of the police enforcements, sure that do not have all the cakes, for one left of soccer...

I assume that means that the woman was intercepted by police at the soccer game. Italian speakers?

Update: Thanks to everyone who offered a translation. I think we have a definitive version from Emiliano: "This girl was awed by the deployments of police force, not wrongly, since it's only a soccer game..."

December 06, 2006

Ding, dong, trans fats are dead!


crumpet, originally uploaded by niznoz.

Up with unctuous butter, flakey lard, and tasty peanut oil--down with nasty trans fats! [NYT]

The New York City Board of Health voted yesterday to adopt a ban on so-called "trans fats" in restaurant food.

As a food fanatic with a passion for public health, I'm delighted that the City has taken a lead on this issue.

A lot of people think that this measure is pure nanny-statism. I disagree.

Trans fats are harmful industrial preservatives. These hydrogenated fats extend shelf-life and facilitate deep frying, but they contribute little or nothing to the taste or texture of food. The world had been deep frying delicious morsels for centuries before Crisco introduced trans fats in the early 1900s. (Small amounts of trans fats occur naturally in some animal products, but most of the trans fats we eat are made from hydrogenated vegetable oils.)

Trans fats are especially dangerous because they raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol levels. Saturated fats like lard can increase bad cholesterol (LDL), but a least they don't drive down good cholesterol (HDL).

Prospective epidemiologic studies and case-control studies using adipose tissue analyses support a major role of trans fatty acids (TFA) in risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The magnitude of the association with CHD is considerably stronger than for saturated fat, and is stronger than predicted by the effects of TFA on LDL and HDL cholesterol. The apparent gap between the epidemiologic findings and effects of TFA on LDL:HDL has been bridged, at least in part, by recent metabolic studies showing effects of TFA on inflammatory factors and other indicators of insulin resistance. (Willet WC, Atheroscler Suppl. 2006 May;7(2):5-8.)

In other words, trans fats can interfere with your body's ability to maintain healthy blood lipids and they may also increase the risk of diabetes. Unlike saturated and unsaturated fats, added trans fats are not a healthy part of a balanced diet. They are a dangerous food additive. Companies that cling to trans fats are out to make a quick buck at the consumer's expense.

Substitutes for trans fats are neither rare nor especially expensive. Several countries have already effectively banned trans fats. Denmark's pastry industry, for example, seems to be getting along just fine without hydrogenated soybean oil. Several major corporations have already voluntarily removed trans fats from their products. Kraft recently took the transfats out of Oreos and hundreds of other items.

Thanks to the new rule, I can enjoy the occasional french fry that much more. Kudos, NYC.

November 18, 2006

Peeking un-duck

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November 03, 2006

Evangelical leader says he bought meth he didn't use from a prostitute he didn't fuck


TedEatingMoreCottonCandy, originally uploaded by darksandal.

Pastor Ted Haggard of Colorado Springs had to go all the way to Denver to buy meth from a male prostitute he wasn't having sex with:

Talking to reporters outside his house Friday, Haggard denied the sex allegations but said that he did buy meth from the man because he was curious.

"I bought it for myself but never used it," he said. "I was tempted, but I never used it." [ABC]

Sounds totally plausible.

211313185_807359c497The effects of meth and the Holy Spirit are easily confused--although, normally you don't have to call the Holy Spirit on your cell phone to arrange a delivery after the revival.

November 02, 2006

Not another campaign ad


TV Rots Your Brain, originally uploaded by Delineated.

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