Monday, January 19, 2009

Yeah, for the record, they all don't look alike

Can someone please get the folks at USA Today up to speed on identifying which Obama daughter is which? Sheesh.

Monday, January 12, 2009

The sticky-fingered salmonella culprit is ...

peanut butter! (See background from last week's post.)

Lots, lots more here, from a lawyer who's so into this. He's busy calling out the CDC and FDA for not doing a recall yet.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

This week in Durham neighborhood listservs

Watts Hospital-Hillandale: does the Broad Street Cafe suck, or not? And do parents have the right to bitch about food on behalf of their children? Plus, backyard chickens suck/do not!

Duke Park: are license checks a legitimate necessity or an unconstitutional violation? Also, where to buy Cheerwine?

Old North Durham: damn, more break-ins!

Old West Durham: the public access channel needs saving/no it doesn't!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's baaaaaaack!

After raising its ugly head this summer our old pal salmonella is back in the news. As of Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 388 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 42 states," sez the CDC. Apparently the most common source for this kind of infection is cheese, milk and eggs, so venture your guess now. Gouda? Free-range chicken eggs? Cottage cheese? Chocolate milk? Be prepared for several culprits to be fingered all at once before someone confesses.