Monthly Archives: June 2011

5-Hour Energy Drink: Because Cocaine Is Illegal

The 5-Hour Energy Drink burst upon us in TV commercials like this week’s hot singer on American Idol. Suddenly there it was – the perfect, legal halfway point between coffee and cocaine. You can stay awake and alert for hours … Continue reading

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Fried Kool-Aid Balls

Some bad ideas you know instinctively. Ideas like petting a wolverine. Or naming your child “Apple” (sorry Gwyneth). To these obvious, no-brainer horrible decisions we would add Fried Kool-Aid Balls. Each part could make the Hall of Fame of Bad … Continue reading

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Mommy, Where Do Eggs Come From?

Consumers who wish to consume only “cage-free” eggs find themselves in a bit of a dilemma. Actually, a giant 400-pound gorilla of a fundamental dilemma: It’s impossible to tell – either through taste or by visual observation – whether an … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Chem Apples?

That’s chem, as in chemicals, as in pesticides. The latest news is that apples led what The Environmental Working Group calls its “Dirty Dozen” of most pesticide-laden fruits and veggies. For those of us who watch these sort of races … Continue reading

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Make Anything Into a Sandwich!

Under the heading “Almost Certainly Not Real, But Just Wait,” we bring you a concept long past due —  Bread Gloves. The recent report of pancakes doing double duty as the breadly portion of a killer-calorie bacon cheeseburger, is a … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Sea Creatures

Most of us got the word on red meat. We know that it can clog up the system and lead to heart disease, among other distasteful consequences. Just the same, it’s still what’s for dinner for the carnivore majority – … Continue reading

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Is Aunt Betty Out to Get You?

Almost all of us have an Aunt Betty. She’s the sweet, thoughtful family member who always goes that extra mile to make everyone feel happy and welcome. Her house always smells of freshly baked cookies, and she has a specialty … Continue reading

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