Archive for February, 2011

Ben And Jerry’s Considers Uses Free Range Breast Milk

February 25, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) – A specialist ice cream parlor plans to serve up breast milk ice cream and says people should think of it as an organic, free-range treat.

The breast milk concoction, called the “Baby Gaga,” will be available from Friday at the Icecreamists restaurant in London’s Covent Garden.

Icecreamists founder Matt O’Connor was confident his take on the “miracle of motherhood” and priced at a hefty 14 pounds ($23) a serving will go down a treat with the paying public.

Victoria Hiley, 35, from London was one of 15 women who donated milk to the restaurant after seeing the advert.

Hiley works with women who have problems breast-feeding their babies. She said she believes that if adults realized how tasty breast milk actually is, then new mothers would be more willing to breast-feed their own newborns.

“What could be more natural than fresh, free-range mother’s milk in an ice cream?

 Ben and Jerry is considering using the Baby Gaga for the ultimate free range treat.

Ask The Eye, Tell Your Landlady You Need Your Morning Routine

February 24, 2011

Dear Eye View

I am a man in my 50s who has been married for more than 25 years. For financial reasons I have been living and working about 200 miles from home four days a week for the past several months. I’m renting a furnished basement with a private entrance in the home of a single, professional woman in her early 60s. Until recently I saw her in passing once every two or three weeks, and I have never been invited upstairs. Then about a month ago, early one morning, I was naked in the bathroom shaving. I finished my shave, turned to get into the shower, and there she was, standing at the bathroom door! I froze. She simply said, “Good morning. I’m driving in today. Would you like a lift to the office?” I managed to squeak out, “Sure. Thanks.” When I went out to the car to meet her, neither of us mentioned the incident. Since then she has begun to visit me and reveal personal details of her life. I now close the bathroom and bedroom doors, and I am much more cautious about my stage of dress at all times. Should I say I’m sorry I was naked? Should I be angry with her for invading my space? Should I look for another apartment? Should I just forget it? Not Sure

Dear  Not Sure,

I understand your concern. Ask her if  being a landlady-with-benefits means getting a break on your rent. It makes sense when opening one’s home to a stranger to do appropriate due diligence, so she probably had a background check run on you. What’s unfortunate is that she later decided to run a full-frontal check as well. Forewarned is forearmed. Just tell her to leave you alone so you can have  your morning routine.

Hope this helps.

EV

 

Arrested Man Claims Member Of Redneck Faith

February 24, 2011

While certainly no experts on spiritual matters, until today we were unaware of the existence of a religion being practiced in the South.

 Bradenton (Florida) Police Department report that suspect Joshua Lee Joehlin told cops that he is a member of the “Redneck” faith.

Joehlin, a 20-year-old Texan, was busted early Sunday morning on a felony charge of engaging in a lewd and lascivious act with a minor and  is being held in the Manatee County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.

Joehlin claims member of the Redneck Religion…. Git R Done Fer God……..

Barack Obama Does Not Know Kevin Bacon Or General MacArthur

February 24, 2011

What is the White House’s strategy on the Libyan crisis? Quite simply there isn’t one. As Alex Spillius noted in his post yesterday, the US government has been remarkably meek on Libya. Like the EU, the Obama administration is stuck in classic deer in the headlights mode, offering little more than mealy-mouthed statements condemning the state-sponsored violence against anti-government protesters on the streets of Tripoli, Benghazi, Tobruk and other key Libyan cities, which has already claimed at least 1,000 lives.

 It is not a time for fence-sitting or navel-gazing from the world’s only superpower. President Obama should be openly calling for Muammar Gaddafi to step aside immediately, and if he doesn’t, face complete international isolation – including comprehensive sanctions, travel bans, the freezing of bank accounts, and a halt to Western investment and trade.

The Libyan people don’t need lofty neutrality from Washington. They do however need the president of the most powerful nation on earth to actively back their aspirations for freedom and democracy. And they certainly aren’t waiting for toothless statements from a divided UN Security Council or a morally bankrupt Human Rights Council.

 It is hugely embarrassing when even the French are doing more to confront a murderous dictator than the traditional leader of the free world. Frankly, President Obama makes Jimmy Carter look like General MacArthur by comparison.

Barack Obama is no Jimmy Carter who is not General MacArthur and does not know Kevin Bacon.

  

 

When It Comes To Male Pattern Balding Grease Is Not The Word

February 23, 2011

Nearly two out of every three men will begin balding by the time they’re 60. Most don’t part with their part willingly–American males collectively spend $1 billion a year trying to hang onto those locks. And while there’s no cure for a shiny scalp, there are a lot of supposed causes that men worry about more than they need to.

Recent research suggests that the most common type of hair loss, male pattern baldness, can be triggered by faulty hair-making progenitor cells in the scalp.

Myth: If you want to hang onto your hair, stay away from gel and hairspray.

No need to forgo the products–they don’t cause balding, and neither does shampoo, washing your hair frequently, or dandruff. But some men tease their hair and use curling irons, which could speed up the process. “It’s the over-mechanical utilization of hair that can be problematic,” Sadick says.

 Grease is not the word..

Wisconsin Shoe On The Other Foot From Tea Party Movement To Cheese Party Movement

February 23, 2011

In what union leaders say is becoming a national fight, protests against legislation to restrict public employees’ collective-bargaining rights spread from Wisconsin to Ohio.

In Madison, Wisconsin, crowds that police estimated at 25,000 engulfed the Capitol and its lawns yesterday during a third-straight day of protests as Democratic senators fled the legislative session. In Columbus, Ohio, about 3,800 state workers, teachers and other public employees came to the statehouse for a committee hearing. President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohioan, argued over whether the bills are “an assault on unions.”

Government protests  have flip flopped from Tea Party Movement to Cheese Party Movement..

 

Ask The Eye, Not All Moms Are Good With Babies

February 23, 2011

Dear Eye View

I am the mother of one beautiful 6-month-old little girl and I have been staying home with her since she was born. My dilemma is this: I am bored to death. I feel like such a bad mom because I feel completely stifled by my day in and day out routine. If you have children, I’m sure you know what I mean. I know she thrives off of this schedule, and I adore seeing how happy and sweet she is, but I could pull my hair out most days. The highlight of my week is going grocery shopping, for heaven’s sake! When I realized this is how I was feeling, I started trying to take steps to fix it, i.e., asking my hubby to take me out to dinner (alone), trying a little harder to make time for good friends, and we even went on an overnight stay for our anniversary. I also have decided to get a part-time job just to give me a chance to meet other people and have adult conversations. This is all great and I’m happy with it, but I can’t get over my guilt. I feel so terrible that I’m happy to leave my baby, even if it is with her grandparents. Everyone is forever telling me that I’m going to miss her being a baby and I should spend every moment of my day soaking up my time with her, but I just don’t think I can do it and keep my sanity. I’m afraid when she gets older she will think I don’t like being with her, which is absolutely not the case. I just need a little time for myself when I’m not reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar over and over again and having conversations with an infant. I told this to my husband, who said he thinks it’s perfectly normal, and he completely supports me taking steps to make myself happier. So why do I feel so bad? I love her so much and I don’t want to sacrifice her happiness for mine. Am I doing the right thing EV? Confused

Dear Confused

I understand your concern.  You’re not a baby person. The fortunate thing about this is that before you know it, your daughter won’t be a baby. I bet as she gets older, verbal, more capable, you will find yourself much more engaged in the minutiae of motherhood. Some mothers are better dealing with babies, while others are better dealing with older kids. You are probably better dealing with older kids.  You are doing the right thing to get a part-time job and some help. It’s good for your daughter to spend time with other loving caretakers. Hope this helps..

EV

Indy 37 Speedway, And The Union Backed Dems Are Off And Running

February 23, 2011

Seats on one side of the Indiana House were nearly empty today as House Democrats departed the the state rather than vote on anti-union legislation.

A source tells The Indianapolis Star that Democrats are headed to Illinois, though it was possible some also might go to Kentucky. They need to go to a state with a Democratic governor to avoid being taken into police custody and returned to Indiana.

The House came into session twice this morning, with only three of the 40 Democrats present. Those were needed to make a motion, and a seconding motion, for any procedural steps Democrats would want to take to ensure Republicans don’t do anything official without quorum.

Indiana Democratic Party Chairman Dan Parker said it’s not important where the Democrat lawmakers are.

Now Indy union backed  Democrats off and running..

 

 

Food Police Report Another Movie Pop Corn Related Death

February 22, 2011

The Guardian of London reports, with a clarification from The Register, that a man in Latvia was shot and killed in a Riga movie theater after a dispute over popcorn. The victim, a 43-year old man, accused a man of chewing his movie snack too loudly, the papers report, something the accused did not take kindly.

The alleged shooter is a 27-year old police academy graduate who holds a law degree. The pair were seeing the movie “Black Swan,” and the alleged shooter waited until the lights came back on to fire the gun.

Food police report another grim statistic on early death due to movie pop corn consumption..

San Francisco Looking To Ban Infant Circumcision, Avoiding Cuts In The Private Sector

February 22, 2011

Self-described “civil rights advocates” say that a ballot proposition to ban circumcision is on track for gathering signatures, meaning that San Franciscans may vote on the measure this November.

The proposed law is being spearheaded by local resident Lloyd Schofield, according to the San Francisco Examiner.

It’s part of a national push to end the procedure, which some say is steeped in tradition but poses risks and has little medical benefit. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association do not recommend routine circumcision.

Getting on the ballot is the easy part — only about 7,000 signatures are required. Once it’s there, advocates will have to convince voters that snipping off body parts is a bad idea.

San Francisco politics attempting to reduce cuts in the private sector.