Friday, September 29, 2006

NaturalBlog News Updates

Are Americans thin and happy now? The Walgreen drugstore chain said this week its fourth quarter profit rose 25 percent compared to a year ago. The company cited strong sales of generic versions of Zocor and Zoloft, which treat high cholesterol and depression. I have chosen to illustrate this story with The Beacon of Spartanburg, S.C., where you can have both high cholesterol and depression.

Speaking of fat people. New York City is thinking about a ban on so-called trans fats at restaurants. Opponents are employing the Soup Nazi in a new ad campaign. He checks diners on a scale, then tells them "Only salad!" Will the home of the Statue of Liberty be the first place to ban it altogether? NB says: Give me french fries or give me death. Or both.

And finally. This long-distance dedication also goes out to NYC, where they're kind enough to give you a seat on the train. The MBTA has decided the only way to motivate fat, lazy, inconsiderate Boston-area commuters into being nice is to bribe them with Dunkin' Donuts. A $2 gift certificate for giving up my seat to a pregnant lady? Whatever. I'll wait til they start handing out ski passes.



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