wholderman's picture
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 10:16am

Ummmm...I don't think so, but apparently in Atlanta, it's the place to be for Valentine's Dinner-what?!?

wholderman's picture
Monday, February 9, 2009 - 3:52pm

Well, not exactly (and I'm dating myself by even referring to this made-for-TV segment)...but apparently there was recently an exhibit at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design convention in Long Beach that featured a version of Albert Einstein's head and shoulders that was automated and programmed to emit "emotional repsonses" to onlookers, including smiling.

jtaylor's picture
Monday, February 9, 2009 - 2:32pm

Maybe it's because I caught some bug, or maybe because a couple of news items further down really bug me. But first, my junk-food confessional:

  • As a young PR guy in New York, I once hawked vitamin-fortified potato chips.

  • As an older PR guy in Milwaukee, I once pandered the virtues of Miller, "the champagne of bottled beer."

  • As a way to make more dough, I once freelanced a story for the Fresno Bee based on personally taste-testing varieties of wet and dry dog food.

So, today two stories rolled past me about the dangers of fast food.

wholderman's picture
Friday, February 6, 2009 - 1:07pm

What?!? Well, in movies and apparently in reality, law enforcment officials offer potential suspects a smoke when they are being interrogated and this may be a thing of the least in Tokyo...

jtaylor's picture
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 12:42pm

Impressions from reading the 40-page "Final Report: Planning for a 21st Century Medical School at UC Merced."

  • Keeper cliché: "As a microcosm of unmet health needs worldwide, the Valley is a natural 'laboratory' for examining critical questions on the global health agenda."

  • Where this "lab" stands in the pecking order: Way back. Blame the economy, the difficulty of starting a med school, the byzantine ways of the University of California.