Friday, June 30, 2006

The Week That Was

According to published news reports, Madonna has decided that the best way to preserve her voice on her current tour is to turn the air conditioning down at concert venues. Are you thinking what I’m thinking—what voice?

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After facing virulent opposition, a state representative in Massachusetts has withdrawn his proposal to ban “Fluffernutter” sandwiches from school cafeteria offerings. For those more familiar with Salisbury steak, the “Fluffernutter” is a combination of marshmallow fluff and peanut butter, so you get your legume and mallow food groups rolled into a single serving. In related news, the latest weapon in the fight against fat American kids—heavier toys. Studies show that when playing with beefier stuffed animals, kids burn more calories. My challenge to researchers: How many bicep curls with My Little Pony does it take to neutralize a Fluffernutter?


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