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Tuesday, 13 May, 2003

I finished my homework. Finally. And here it is:


[The website doesn't do the pictures justice.]

Yet another lawsuit blaming everyone else because someone ate junk food as a kid. *sheesh*

Suit seeks ban on Oreo cookies

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) -- A lawyer who has spent much of his life enjoying Oreo cookies has sued Kraft Foods Inc. seeking to ban the much-loved cookies in California because they contain trans fat, an ingredient he calls inedible.

Kraft calls the suit filed in Marin County Superior Court just north of San Francisco baseless but Joseph says he is taking advantage of a provision of the California civil code that holds manufacturers liable for common products if not "known to be unsafe by the ordinary consumer."

The ingredient is used in thousands and thousands of products. In an interview on Monday, Joseph said, "I am probably full of hydrogenated fat because until two years ago I didn't know about it. I resent the fact that I have been eating that stuff all my life."

Question: If the suit claims that trans fat is inedible, how can he claim to have eaten it?

Happyfunpundit.com has a marvelous entry today - The Top Ten Things I Hate About Star Trek. (Via Instapundit)

My Two favorites:

Yeah, I know this one is overdone, but you'd think that the first time an explosion caused the guy at the nav station to fly over the captain's head with a good 8 feet of clearance, someone would say, "You know, we might think of inventing some furutistic restraining device to prevent that from happening." So of course, they did make something like that for the second Enterprise (the first one blew up due to poor lubrication), but what was it? A hard plastic thing that's locked over your thighs. Oh, I'll bet THAT feels good in the corners. "Hey look! The leg-bars worked as advertised! There goes Kirk's torso!"

A Star Trek quiz:
Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and 'Ensign Gomez' beam down to a planet. Which one isn't coming back?

The whole thing is very funny, and he already has 175 comments posted from his readers. Check it out.

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Quote du jour:

"Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards."

-- Fred Hoyle (1915 - 2001) English astronomer, author

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