Monthly ArchiveSeptember 2012

Warning: Do Not Buy Chris Brown’s Album

Chris Brown Beats Women StickerIn addition to the parental advisory label on Chris Brown’s new album, copies of “Fortune” sold in one of London’s HMV stores were temporarily plastered with another warning. Just in case you somehow forgot that the singer assaulted Rihanna in 2009, a bright yellow sticker proclaimed, “Warning Do Not Buy This Album! This Man Beats Women.”

A representative for HMV told E! News last week the stickers had “nothing to do with HMV or representing our views. It would appear a member of the public popped into one of our stores yesterday and stickered a handful of CDs.

Can the McRib Save Christmas?

McDonald’s Delays Cult Favorite to Boost December Comps

mcrib sandwich

It seems the economy, weird weather and other 2011 / 2012 oddities have affected every aspect of our lives.  Now even the Mcrib sandwich from McDonalds has been affected.  I am no fan of McDonalds due to their continued spiral of quality of their products.

Words Used At the US National Conventions

Words Used At the US National Conventions
A comparison of how often speakers at the two presidential nominating conventions used different words and phrases, based on an analysis of transcripts from the Federal News Service.

Over all, the word ‘science’ was used only three times at the Republican convention, and eight times at the Democratic convention.

Image courtesy of the NY Times, full sized graphic here: http://tinyurl.com/8ktcsy3

Woman Suing Walmart for Ripping up $100 Bills

Wal-Mart PhotoA woman in Texas is putting her money where her mouth is, suing Walmart after a cashier and manager intentionally ripped two of her $100 bills and detained her for hours after they suspected the currency was counterfeit.

According to a document from the 150th Judicial District Court in Bexar County, TX, Julia Garcia said she was Christmas shopping for her children at a Walmart store in the San Antonio area on Dec. 12, 2010.

Chemical Brain Preservation: How to Live “Forever”

A number of neuroscientists, working today with simple model organisms, are investigating the hypothesis that chemical brain preservation may inexpensively preserve the organism’s memories and mental states after death. Chemically preserved brains can be stored at room temperature in cemeteries, contract storage, even private homes. Our 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Brain Preservation Foundation