Well, it’s Friday at lunch, and that means it’s time to clear out those links…
- What Did You Say You Were Eating? No, I’m not talking about Meat Glue, and how the American Meat Institute says it is safe and natural. Nor am I talking about eating at the boob, although I would think standing up to do it would be uncomfortable. I’m not even talking about eating your own placenta, although that is a little squicky. What caught my eye this week was an article about how South Korean officials have captured capsules containing human remains: specifically, human flesh, most likely extracted from aborted fetuses or stillborn babies. That’s just plain wrong. According to Chinese officials, the pills, which were marketed as “health tonics”, were composed of “ground stillborn fetus or babies that had been cut into small pieces and dried in gas ranges for two days, then made into powders and encapsulated,” the report said. Ooh. Ick.
- Weird Things About Our Pets. A few pet related items. An interesting article from The Week relates to a new trend: getting tattoos for your pets. No, your pet doesn’t go under the needle. Rather, they are air-brushing designs onto your pets. Of course, PETA is against it. Me, I just find it wierd. Now, if you want something fun about pets, I suggest listening to Act I of this weeks “This American Life”, where David Sederis has a great piece called “The Youth In Asia”.
- Because It Is Really Better Not To Know the Facts. Of course, with in a lead in like that, you know I’m talking about something politicians did. This time, it is voting to cut a census survey that has been done since the 1800s that has provided useful information to guide this country.
- …but I’m not sure you need to know them all. In the useless facts column, more information than you never needed to know about the Animaniacs. However, potentially useful might be information about a class action suit against Apple over the iPod Classic and similar devices.
Music: Streisand Superman (Barbra Streisand): Cabin Fever