Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Frankenfood explained

An article on MSN today explains what we're really putting in our bodies when we eat things like "pasteurized process cheese food," fruit punch and chicken "nuggets."

Friday, June 15, 2007

Food News

Internet fuelling extreme food fighting

MONTREAL — The Internet is fuelling an extreme version of the high-school food fight, threatening innocent teachers and students with ham sandwiches, eggs and rotten tomatoes.

Police raised alarm bells on Thursday following an incident one day earlier at a high school in southwestern Montreal in which more than 20 baton-wielding officers needed three hours to quell a food fight that turned into a riot.

Three people were injured and two students were arrested and face assault charges.

Montreal police said that students are using the Internet to prepare for the fights, then posting videos on websites such as YouTube.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Day in the Park

Picture this:

It's summer, the weather is fine and you have been invited to a picnic in the park. You are looking forward to spending the day in the sun with good friends. In your excitement, you write to the party's host, telling her how you can't wait to "go to the picnic", and how it has been a while since you've had a chance to "enjoy the fresh air" and romp with "the dogs". You say it will be fun "to play football" in the park and you're looking forward to "eating cheese" and having a sip of wine.


You might want to think again before sending that message. You might have the feds on your tail.

The New York Times reports that the F.B.I. has cracked a secret code used by terrorist cells when planning attacks (F.B.I. Agent Tells Padilla Jury of Coded Plans for Jihad)

Following are code words, and their meanings, as described by an F.B.I. agent testifying at the federal trial of Jose Padilla and two other terrorism suspects. Defense lawyers have challenged the government’s interpretations.

“go to the picnic” = travel to an area of jihad

“married” = killed or martyred

“the dogs” = the United States government

“playing football” and “to eat cheese” = engaging in jihad

“the students” = the Taliban