Somehow, the point of consciousness-raising efforts like Morgan Spurlock's documentary Super Size Me and Eric Schlosser's investigatory book Fast Food Nation got lost when the organic-loving locavores took over food discussions. The early-aught pieces highlighted problems with companies: how you would find their practices distasteful if you knew about them, and how they were marketing their food as better for you than it really was.
A week ago, the big race in Connecticut was for governor in 2010. Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, former Stamford Mayor Dannel Malloy, and Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele seemed huddlednearthe top of a crowded race.
In the wake of a Nigerian man's failed attempt to blow up a flight over Detroit on Christmas Day with explosives hidden in his underwear, government officials, especially in Europe, now want full-body scanners to screen all passengers before flights.
Yesterday, the BBC published a story about a group of researchers at King's College London who concluded, after asking sets of identical twins whether they had one, that the erogenous zone called the G-spot reportedly enjoyed by some women is merely a myth or a figment of their imaginations. Turning it into a reassuring bit of news, the doctors, one man and two women, counseled that no one should be upset when he or she couldn't find it in his or her partners.