Daily Archives: June 19, 2011
From The Week:
A KFC franchise in Utah is asking customers to help fight diabetes — by purchasing an 800-calorie Mega Jug of sugary soda to wash down their meals. For every $2.99 half-gallon drink it sells, the chicken restaurant promises to give $1 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
The promotion has drawn criticism from anti-obesity activists, who still haven’t forgiven KFC for last year’s unveiling of the Double Down sandwich, which ensconces bacon and cheese between two fried chicken breasts. But Gary Feit, a JDRF spokesman, is defending KFC, pointing out that the Type 1 diabetes his organization researches is not caused by diet or obesity. Besides, he adds, only one franchise is involved.
Perhaps it is fortunate that Colonel Sanders is no longer with us. What would he have thought?
- What The Cluck? KFC Sells Soda To Benefit Diabetes Research (Not A Joke) (blisstree.com)
- KFC: support diabetes research by buying an 800 calorie, 56 spoonful of sugar “Mega Jug” (boingboing.net)
- America, This Is Just Too Much [Image Cache] (gizmodo.com)
- Fake, or is the JDRF the world’s least scrupulous health charity? (weightymatters.ca)
- KFC goes ‘streetwise’ : The quest for the RIGHT price ! (marketingbrainstorm.wordpress.com)
It’s time to reevaluate our elected officials and figure out who they work for…
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Signe Wilkinson at Philly.com:
… or think of what they could be spending our tax money on… things we need…
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… and what about those who are trying to get into office… will they bring us back to our earlier evil?
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Why can’t the media spend it’s time on important things instead of sensation?
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…And, above all, when will parties ignore their competitive idiocy and evaluate policy by seeing what really works?
- Tooning in (stevenhartsite.wordpress.com)
- Riverbend warned about tobacco (knoxnews.com)
- IT’S A DRAW: Toles: A chip off the Herblock (politico.com)
- Sad Lament for Tom and Jerry Part XLIV (firstcapricorn.wordpress.com)
My father didn’t make it into his sixties as I have, so I don’t know how he would have approached the requirements of age. I know he tried for an early retirement a number of years before he died… selling the Bristol Pharmacy which he had developed and built into a thriving business that put my sister and me through prep school and college. He moved down to Saint Pete with my mother and tried to enjoy the good life. One day he left the house and didn’t come home all day. My worried mother asked him where he had been all day and found out he had taken a pharmacist job in a drugstore. My Dad just couldn’t stop working… he was bored if he couldn’t work.
When the guy he had sold the Bristol Pharmacy let the business almost go bust, my Dad went back to Connecticut, called in his notes on the detail, and took over the store. It took a couple of years, but he built it back to where it had been.
It was hard to do “spare time” things with my father. The one thing he really liked was flying small planes (at different times he owned two classic Stinsons), something my mother found hard to deal with. When he was flying back from our summer house that we had on Cape Cod for three years, he had to make a forced landing due to weather near Willimantic, CT, and rolled down a hill on a small farm ending up crashing into a barbed wire fence that got the propeller all wrapped in sharp-pointed wire. He had to have the plane towed out and repaired and soon thereafter he sold it and never flew planes again.
When I was somewhat younger and, for a few months, took up golf, I went out golfing with my Dad late in the afternoon (don’t gt we wrong… he hardly ever played, but this was something we were attempting to do together.) There was a water hazard on the approach to the first hole and his ball plopped into it. Instead of pulling out another ball, he waded into the small pond and found the ball… and discovered there were lots of others there. So he decided to recover as may as he could… after all, golf balls cost money. He picked balls until it got dark, and that was the end of our first…and last… golf outing.
There is no one I have missed more than my father over the past 35 or so years, and I am fortunate to have many fond memories.
- Happy Father’s Day. (loveandkate.com)
- Father’s Day…June 19th 2011 (bizznesscard.wordpress.com)
- A Tribute to My Dear Father.. (thevoiceofasoul.wordpress.com)
- Happy Father’s Day ~ Dad, Step-Dad, Pop (wmljshewbridge.blogspot.com)
- Fathers’ Day (mukluk.wordpress.com)
- 4 New Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day Using Social Media (lockergnome.com)