For those lucky folks out there that have dogs:
"Cornell University scientists say that at least 100 dogs have died nationally in the past few weeks from tainted dog food. Some 19 brands of Diamond, Country Value and Professional dog foods have been recalled. But many pet owners are not aware of the recall, the Cornell researchers said Friday. ... The dog food is tainted with deadly aflatoxins that waste the liver away. ... About two-thirds of dogs that show symptoms from the toxin have died."
A LiveScience.com article reports that dogs have refused to eat the food but their owners have enticed them to eat it with gravy and other mixers.The states affected by the Diamond recall are all in the East: MAINE, Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
On a lighter note here's a product for all of you lip balm lovers. Cheetos Flavored lip balm. I think I'll stick with my Kiehls or my cherry chapstick. I am very curious as to what this tastes like. It just won't be the same not having that orange dust all over my fingers. Why not ketchup-flavored lip balm or mustard-flavored lip balm. How about Vicks Vaporub-flavored lip balm? Then you could moisten your lips and clear your sinuses at the same time.
January 17, 2006 is the 300th anniversary (tercentenary) of my favorite patriot Ben Franklin's birthday. Why not raise a toast to Ben with Poor Richard's Ale?
Why didn't they think of this sooner? Peanut butter in small, easy to transport containers. I love peanut butter in things. I love peanut butter in things. I was never a lover of pbj sandwiches, but that could also be because I am not a lover of bread. There are a few things in this world that if they disappeared from the face of the Earth I wouldn't care. Peanut butter is one of them, that,bread, cereal,milk,potato chips and any sort of pudding can be added to the list. Now if chocolate disappeared I would have to be tranquilized.
Lastly for you cereal lovers out there Betty's Breakfast Cereals are offering a new line. WARNING-If you are easily offended you probably don't want to link to this site. Now I doubt if you can buy these in a grocery store, but I just think these are a hoot. When I first read Betty's Breakfast Cereal I was thinking please don't tell me someone coerced the fabulous Betty (Bettie)Page into endorsing something like this. I'm glad I was wrong. Even though the character on the Porn Flakes sort of favors her.