The New York Times felt like giving us a New Year's Eve present warning: Two stories on commonly consumed items which are now going to poison us.
Beef Products Inc., a company which supplies hamburger to schools and McDonald's, Burger King, etc, has beef which has been found to contain E. coli and salmonella pathogens dozens of times. This after the company went with some sort of amonia based bacteria killer a couple of years ago.
Also, beware of that tap water everyone told us we should be drinking instead of the water we buy in those unfriendly environmentally plastic bottles. Fill your own reusable bottle instead of buying water, they said.
Well, now the EPA is saying our tap water may be unhealthy. 60,000 different chemicals could be in our tap water, only 91 are regulated.
What are the odds of getting a photo like the one below? New York Times reporter, Diane Cardwell, writes a story on the cautious optimism among that city's wine sellers and photographer Damon Winter grabs this picture.
At first glance someone reading the story is probably looking to see if there is a mirror reflecting one man's image. But no, it's actually two guys with the exact same shaved head, similar build and, minus the backpack, almost identical clothing.
I went into Sears today to pick up a new filter for our humidifier console (the air is too dry for sleeping these days) and I happened to pass by a shelf filled with boxes of ShamWow's.
You have probably seen the commercials for the ShamWow, it's a shammy type cloth which is advertised as being able to soak up just about anything very quickly with little residue.
Now it just so happened that a family member had a bit of embarrassment a week ago. Walking into the home of her husband's family she dropped her bottle of soda which soaked just about everything in sight, walls, floors, table, chairs, dog. Out came a Sham Wow and things were almost as good as new in minutes.
Thanks Tom and Regina for having one of those. The story of the clean up was so impressive I bought a box. You just never know.
Since he suffered a stroke in 2004, Dick Clark has not hosted the annual Time's Square New Year's Eve program on ABC. That job was given to Ryan Seacrest.
But this year, the 80 year old Clark will return, sharing the hosting duties with Seacrest. After the midnight countdown, he will be resurrecting his longtime tradition of having a hamburger and a beer at P.J. Clarke's.
Ok, so I got a Wii for Christmas. Ha. I never knew I wanted one.
It's just so fun, but seriously, what do you use the nunchuk for? No one who has a Wii ever seems to use theirs.
And, I just opened a game box and out popped another controller, this time a motion detector or something. This involves taking the original remote out of its case and placing it in the motion detector case, but having to be very very careful.
Anyhow, it's tons of fun, even Dale who is not a game player, keeps going in the other room and playing.