Today’s news chum brings three stories about how size really does matter…
- Granada Hills. Granada Hills Charter High School has bought the Northridge campus of Pinecrest Schools. Granada, longtime champs in the Academic Decathalon, and a former LAUSD school gone charter, hasn’t said what they are going to do with their $5.6 million dollar purchase, but they do have a waiting list of over 2,000. Mind you, this is a former LAUSD campus that has accumulated $5.6 million. Pali (which has also gone charter) had Rose Gilbert to donate money, but never went so far as to buy land of its own.
- Soap. The world of laundry soap has gone to the premeasured packets. An interesting side effect of this: people are now using less laundry soap, and the profits of the soap manufacturers has gone down. Left to their own devices, people use more soap than they really need. Detergent sales are down 5.1 percent compared with the pre-pod age. Profit margins for pods are as much as 5 percent lower than for the liquid stuff.
- Ummm, Is That a Banana In Your Pocket?. According to a report in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS, pronounced, oh, never mind), researchers led by Brian Mautz, now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa in Canada, studied how 105 young Australian women rated attractiveness in males. Guess what? Women like men with larger penises. Now folks, I just report the facts as I see ‘em. The question is: How do the women see ‘em?
On that note, I think it is time for bed. Oh, wait, that didn’t come out right. Oh, damn, I better quit while I’m ahead.
Good night, folks