Archive for July, 2008

Jul 20 2008

My Secret Cabal’s Farm League

I can’t believe it!  Neil Patrick Harris applied for membership in the Evil League of Evil, which is the farm league for my Secret Cabal Bent on Global Domination!

See his original video here….

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Jul 18 2008

Maybe You Should Have Just Kept It On The Radio…

Published by under Economics,WTF?

Insensitivity alert!

So a July 16 “All Things Considered” story was quite sympathetic to an Ohio family who were in such dire financial straits that they couldn’t even afford meat anymore. The NPR story went on for five minutes, essentially indicting the economy and painting a portrait of misery.

This is a case where less would, indeed, have been more, at least from a sympathy-stirring perspective. See, the hand-wringers at NPR just couldn’t stop themselves from mentioning a few key points. First, the family lives in subsidized housing. Next, we find out that the entire family’s unemployed. Then we find out that the central figure in the story — Gloria Nunez — is forty years old and has never held a job.

Finally, we get to the high-cost-of-food quote:

The rising cost of food means their money gets them about a third fewer bags of groceries — $100 used to buy about 12 bags of groceries, but now it’s more like seven or eight. So they cut back on expensive items like meat, and they don’t buy extras like ice cream anymore. Instead, they eat a lot of starches like potatoes and noodles.

Almost there! Leave it alone, NPR! Leave it!

But no. They have to go multimedia, and put it on their web page, where we finally get a glimpse of Ms. Nunez and one of her sisters: Continue Reading »

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