Friday, May 03, 2002
Keeping an eye upon the ever-increasing American waistline, Nike's clothing line has decided to expand its sizes. So, what's wrong with that, you ask? Well, they're not adding more sizes, they're just making their existing sizes larger in an attempt to delude customers that they're actually slimmer than they are! The new size small Nike sports bra will fit a woman with a 35-37 inch bust. Average in the US is a 36C. I'm all for making exercise clothing in bigger sizes, but let's label them as they are, not as we wish they would be.
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
VEGAN COUPLE STARVES INFANT: BABY ALMOST DIED FROM DIET LACKING MILK OR FORMULA
Check out this horrendous story from Fox News about a vegan couple in New York City who almost starved their daughter to death by refusing to feed her anything except vegetables, fruits, and nuts. The child, Ice Swinton, weighed only TEN POUNDS at the age of 16 months, half the normal weight of a child that age. She was rushed to the hospital last November, where she was diagnosed with "developmental problems, a distended abdomen, fractured bones, a vitamin deficiency called rickets and a lung disorder — all caused by malnutrition, authorities said." Fortunately the child has improved in foster care, although she still suffers from severe developmental delays. I've heard of environmentalists fetishizing the third world, but inducing the diseases of that region in a child is so far beyond the pale.
SAUDI COMMERCIAL DECEIPT
Apparently the networks have finally caught up to us blogger folks. I saw brief mentions of the Saudi's sad attempts at indoctrination on both Fox News and CNN last night, the first time I've seen the mainstream media address the issue. Interestingly, this article from Electronic Media claims that nine U.S. networks including Fox News, the History Channel, A&E, Lifetime, and others have refused to air the commercials, despite the fact that Shamed and I saw one on Fox News just last night, and Shamed has seen them on the History channel as well. Has anyone else out there witnessed this Saudi filth on other national networks? Let me know at email@example.com (oh, and in case you're wondering, my e-mail is named for my cat who is in turn named for the wish-granting sand monster in E.B. Nesbit's Five Children and It- a great book, by the way.