With the way new vegans tend to pop up, we were already convinced that it was a form of vampirism. (Fun fact: wooden stakes do not work on vegans as they’ve already built up an immunity to plant-based products through their diet.) It turns out that another bloodsucker may be the culprit: ticks.
Allergists theorize that, as some people recover from the bite of a Lone Star tick (thanks, Texas), their body’s immune system may mistakenly recognize alpha-gal — a type of sugar found in red meat — as a repeat attack. And whenever the body responds this way to a non-threat (think TSA and Sikhs because turbans), the resulting symptoms are your typical allergic response.
Fortunately, not everyone bitten by these dicks (that’s a portmanteau of “dick” and “tick”) becomes allergic to red meat. But of the people who do, the reaction can be severe enough that it is even triggered by meat flavoring and gelatin — which is made from bones. And, for all we know, anti-poultry and anti-pork bites could be around the corner.
It was one thing to give us Lyme disease, but to make us socially-repellent vegetarians? That’s gotta be a war crime.
Despite the grousing of some species turncoats citizens, the Boulder City Council passed an ordinance to have all trashcans replaced with anti-bear trashcans. Being the incredibly large bullies that they are, bears have been known to make their way from the forest, picking through the metal and plastic pick-a-nick baskets that we call trashcans. But no more! Thanks to the special bear-proof cans, the council is hoping that the bears will be a bother no more.
And if that doesn’t work, we hear that bullets are a potentially good solution as well.
I saw Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues on opening night; however, due to it being released during the Christmas season, it gets shuffled into already a busy time. Then comes Oscar season and some movies get neglected.
Last week, Anchorman 2 was rereleased in theaters as an R-rated version (originally it was a PG-13 [but a fairly hard PG-13]). It was a special one week only release with 763 new jokes. A podcast interview with director Adam McKay revealed that due to the amount of footage they have, this wasn’t an empty, pumped up boast.
So, given that this review is coming out on the final day of the limited release, we clearly know that I am horrible with time frames. Continue reading →
You may drink a lot — and often — but you will never be a true lover of the sauce if you let a hangover slow you down.
Researchers from the University of Missouri and Brown University (that’s Ivy League!) found that, when alcoholics logged their drinking over 21 days, they found no difference in drinking patterns between days with and without hangovers. So, while this doesn’t definitively prove the use of “hair of the dog” treatments, it definitely proves that proves boozers don’t let a little discomfort, nausea, diarrhea or being cut off from the bar deter them from their sport.
Therefore: if you want to soar with the barflies, then you don’t have time to be sick.
This blog has never been big on believing in “facts” or “information,” which is why we come so close to agreeing with climate change deniers. (Does it feel warm to you? No! Case in point!) They say this climate mumbo-jumbo is nothing but an elaborate, worldwide plot by those fat cat scientists to drain economies while spreading panic. Today we’re almost inclined to agree.
Well done, science. You and your golden-labcoated friends can use another $10,000 to light up your cigars tonight. You’ve scared Chipotle into considering taking away the thing we love most. Now you can tell us all about rising sea levels and make it sound like beachfront property in Indiana isn’t a good thing.
The horror begins when a woman in Lodi, California, goes for a routine doctor’s appointment. Do you feel the suspense? What terror must have come about around a physician?
Turner learned she was declared dead after showing up to make a doctor’s appointment.
While some might say that she protested with the clawing of her zombie germ-ridden nails, others might say Leona Turner protested with words such as speaking to someone in front of her and telling her that she was alive. That’s difficult to do when you’re deeeeeeaaaaaad.
Some time passed and Turner received a letter from the Social Security office. They offered an apology, but not explanation for why the federal government marked her dead and then brought her back to life. They also offered no apology to the community for letting a zombie loose in the neighborhood.