Friday, April 3, 2009

Random News Stories

Over the past week or so, I've come across some interesting/ bizarre/ absurd news stories that I feel everyone should know of.

1) The most disgustingly ginormous burger and the dietician who thinks it needs a health warning label.

First, the burger. I guss someone was sitting around and thought "You know what this burger could use? A frito chili pie on top and 4 friends just like it. And as far as the dietician wanting a warning label, I'm pretty sure all ballpark food comes with an implied health warning. And, I think that someone not having a clue that 5 beef patties, 5 slices of cheese, chili , topped with salsa and corn chips is not a healthy choice to make could be just the evidence needed to take any question out of the whole survival of the fittest idea.

2) Two words - Motorized Barstool

I'm sure that 28 year old Kile Wygle never really thought that building a barstool that goes 38 mph would end good. I'm sure that the whole time he was just looking for a good time and a good story. And I'm sure that when he was finally charged with a DUI, he wasn't really that surprised. And so in my mind, I'm going to think of this situation as a guy who understood how ridiculous the idea was and did it all for the many laughs to come.

3) Porno to show in the University of Maryland theater - not so fast you hooligans!

I don't know which is more disturbing, the comment that they were going to show the porno "to provide students with an alternative to late-night drinking and other dangerous activities" or the fact that this is the first news story about this since apparently several colleges have screened pornographic films before. Public school money has gone to provide rooms for students to watch pornography. That potentially means that tax dollars were used to help out. I just don't understand who thought this was a good idea. Well actually I know who, the producers of the movie. They're getting free press which is probably what they were looking for. And from what I hear, pornography addictions are real, so there's the distinct possibility that they've got a few more customers off their "free" viewing.

I have more, but my battery is almost dead and it sounds like Chaselyn is waking up a little. We'll see if I get around to more posts later.

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