captain-bubblebeard asks: Do you guys feel that the amount of gruesome stories that have appeared this week is a trend that news outlets are latching on to - or is stuff actually getting go-buy-a-shotgun-and-build-a-bomb-shelter weird?
» SFB says: Some have suggested “zombie apocalypse,” but my personal guess is this — the story out of Miami was so weird and disturbing that it created a bit of an “audience” for the other ones. There are other stories from this week we hadn’t even covered in that post that easily could’ve gone there. If you ask me, it’s pretty likely that stories like this happen more often than you’d guess, but don’t “surface” in the mainstream. To put it simply, I’m hoping next week comes very soon. — Ernie @ SFB
What’s going on here is basically a con game to suggest otherwise. What do con men do? They normally try to change their name. The FDA has thankfully stopped that.Sugar Association lawyer Dan Callister • Praising the Food and Drug Administration’s rejection of an attempt by the Corn Refiners Association to rename the recently-controversial “high fructose corn syrup” to something a tad less innocuous — “corn sugar” to be specific. Let’s face it — when giant agricultural industry groups fight in public, everyone wins.
I was just in awe that we were at the Coliseum. I’ve made movies for about 20 years and I’ve done a lot of things, but that one really stands out.Porn star “Mr. Marcus” • Discussing his 2001 adult video shoot on the floor of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum football field, where the USC Trojans play football and two Olympics were played (among other things). Officials are unaware of how the production company, Anabolic Video, managed to get approved for the shoot, which featured 40 minutes of explicit scenes under the lights of the same stadium where Pope John Paul II once held mass. Yikes.
Now I feel like George Bailey after Uncle Billy admitted he lost the money. Like George, knowing my misplaced trust has negatively impacted so many people is heartrending. Unlike George, I am not tempted to jump off a bridge. Instead, I remember my late father’s rule: ‘You clean up your own mess.’Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter • Writing, in an op-ed piece for the Detroit News, about his plans to run as a write-in candidate for his own seat after failing to secure enough signatures to run for a sixth term. The guitar-slinging McCotter made a pretty major tactical error last year, choosing to run for president at a time when his national profile was very low and the candidate pool was already very large, and making it barely three months on the campaign trail. Now he has just $200,000 to run a write-in campaign for Congress — to put it simply, his odds don’t look very good. (The full letter is worth a gander, by the way … it’s a lengthy riff on “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which starts with a quote from John Lennon. See, this guy knows his pop culture!)
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