Thursday, June 30, 2005

Coingate

Nocent nabob numismatists cause noisome nocuous nystagmic nonloyal naysaying among nebbish naïf namby-pamby noctambulating populace.

That's the headline I came up with after reading news of the recent coin-collecting scandal in Ohio.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Friday, June 10, 2005

Cafestol

Depressing news. Cafestol, an ingredient in unfiltered coffee, may raise cholesterol. The coffee diterpene cafestol (CAF) is found in unfiltered coffee brews such as Scandinavian boiled, Turkish and cafetiere coffee. CAF is said to be the most potent cholesterol-elevating compound known in the human diet. A study by Marie-Louise Ricketts of Baylor College of Medicine sought to determine whether CAF exerts its effects via nuclear hormone receptors. These evidently control the genes involved in cholesterol homeostasis. Fortunately, cafestol can be removed with a paper filter.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Where Your Tax $ Goes

The U.S. government (which is supposed to be the government for and by US) has decided to give Halliburton $72 million extra for its hard work in Iraq. Evidently, there are two companies named Halliburton. The one I know of has a corruption rap sheet long enough to wallpaper the Taj Mahal.