According to an article in yesterday’s Independent, the weather in Britain, especially England, has been so lousy that the UK is set to go from a wheat exporter to a wheat importer […]
Pointing out the glaringly obvious to the USDA
The USDA is testing a program that lets poultry companies inspect their own chickens… at a rate of 175 per minute. What could possibly go wrong?
What the hell is "reconditioned" food?
Here’s a bit of a surprise–moldy applesauce going into baby food and school lunches. MSNBC fills us in: A Washington state fruit processor that supplies the nation’s schools and a baby food […]
Nota Bene #114: Big Star
“The radio makes hideous sounds.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #109: You Can't Tuna Fish
“It’s absolutely stunning to me, the contempt in which the network holds the audience. The idea that these people have standards is laughable.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #102: Dancing Limbaughs
“What they really want to see is, they want you to chop your fucking arm off, hold up your arm, wave it around spewing blood, and believe me, if you did that, […]
Nota Bene #99: Heed the Peace Gnome
“You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’ve got music.” Who said it?
The guiltiest man in heaven
Norman Borlaug died on September 12, 2009. Clearly a genius, his name is more widely known in death than in life, especially in his home country. His accomplishments were considered impossible until […]
Chasing the dragon, pt. 3
Part 3…God’s own medicine The Obama administration rescinded the Bush administration’s quixotic order to eradicate poppy fields in Afghanistan. Judging by hectare cultivation numbers and harvest yields, the plan was either never […]