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And Another Thing…

(I can’t believe what’s just happened…no, scratch that; I can believe it, but it’s embarrassing as heck. I was flipping through one of my notebooks just now and I found a few paragraphs which should have been included in the … Continue reading

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7 Foods You Should Never Eat (If You Can Afford It)

7 Foods You Should Never Eat, brought to you by the concerned people at Fox News. Subtext hunters like myself will readily gather from this article the knowledge that poor people often eat worse food than wealthier folks. But we … Continue reading

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Well Said, Mr. Bruni

Not that I’m a big TV watcher, but I too have noticed what Frank Bruni calls an “Unsavory Culinary Elitism” in the popular media. I’ve mentioned it here now and then, most recently in reference to the Brooklyn (really? Brooklyn?) homesteader … Continue reading

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Spring Break: An Interlude

I’m on spring break from school right now. Part of me is preparing the game plan for the next quarter; part of me is getting ready for lots of warm-weather bike rides; and part of me is pondering our nation’s … Continue reading

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G.M. to Shut Plant for Lack of Parts From Japan – NYTimes.com

G.M. to Shut Plant for Lack of Parts From Japan – NYTimes.com. Granting that this is rather far off-topic, and not making any light of the awful situation in Japan, the ripple effect of events in global trade is fascinating. … Continue reading

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Greenwash Watch: A Second Skin for Bananas

I was going to move on from the green-washing; really, I was. Then I saw this from TreeHugger. Wha? Huh? Really? As if the carbon footprint and collateral damage from bananas weren’t bad enough, we’re going to individually wrap them … Continue reading

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Green Wash, Part 3

Now for the grand finale in our trio of hypocrisy, the winner of both the Ironic Ad Award and the Giant Head-Scratcher Trophy: The mind simply reels. A loss for words ensues. Then, into the vacant brain creeps a bumper-sticker … Continue reading

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