These are a few of the headlines that interested me this morning.
From our “You Are What (or How Much) You Eat” bureau:
by Adam McCann
We’re number one! We’re number one! We’re number one! USA! USA! USA! This just in from the fattest country on the planet (in the universe, perhaps), the fattest cities in the fattest country. The author(s) used data from multiple sources to calculate the fattest city in the U.S. Our congratulations to Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas, this year’s Fattest City in America! Pass the potato salad, will ya?
More from our “You Are What (or How Much) You Eat” bureau:
by Kelly Tyko – USA Today Network – March 13, 2018
Happy π Day, everyone! No, old rudyblues is not selling out to the man! Remember, marketing, like rust, never sleeps. So what better way to sell more food than to tie it to a mathematical celebration! All the places you can go in the U.S. to eat round things at $3.14 each. No need to come up with a price, it’s already “baked” in to the celebration. And you can get married, too! This especially goes out to all the folks in Little Rock!
From our “We Could All Use More of This” bureau:
by Alex Horton – Washington Post – March 14, 2018
I mean, is it any wonder? Social institutions being questioned, rampant income inequality, the 1% chopping away at the safety net, hate radio fomenting violence against the “others” as the cause of your every problem, “Are ya happy yet?” And we’re the fattest, and everyone knows fat and happy can’t get together without dumb. So we’ll start to climb back up the happy scale as soon as Betsy DeVos sells our public education to the highest bidder. Damn right I’m happy!
I am definitely gonna stop reading the news!