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  • North Korean Government Advises Population to “Brace for Famine” [semi-satire]

    04/06/2016 10:55:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    Calling the road to revolution “long and arduous,” the state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper advised readers to “brace for famine.” The “bracing” is expected to entail the people “chewing the roots of plants once again.” In addition, the country is requiring all residents to deliver about 2 lb. of rice to state warehouses each month. The rice levy is needed to ensure that the country’s 300 lb. leader—Kim Jong-un—is able to “maintain his strength in the battle against capitalist imperialism. We cannot allow hunger to undermine his ability to continue to make progress toward the socialist future we are all striving...
  • What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think

    05/21/2015 7:42:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 95 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-20-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is the Deepest Root of Sin? It’s Not in Your Wallet and It’s Much Closer Than You Might Think By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn polling friends as to what they think is the deepest root of all sin, I got three main answers. One was a shrug indicating no answer at all (i.e., “I dunno”). Another was to refer to Scripture: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils (1 Tim 6:10). I’ll discuss below why this is an inadequate answer. The third main response was that original sin (and the concupiscence that followed) is the source of all of our other...
  • What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources?

    03/23/2015 8:03:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-22-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Is Temptation, Why Does God Permit It, and What Are Its Sources? By: Msgr. Charles PopeI will be on the Catholic Answers radio show today (Monday, March 23) at 6:00 PM Eastern Time. The topic will be temptation: what it is and how to avoid and overcome it.  I’ve assembled some notes in preparation and I’ll present them (in two parts) in the blog. Today’s post focuses on what temptation is, why God allows it, and what its sources are. Tomorrow I’ll present the second half of the notes, which center on how to avoid and overcome temptation.What is Temptation? A seminary teacher of mine once defined...
  • Six types of pie on Obamas' dinner menu

    11/27/2014 12:59:25 PM PST · by what's up · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/27/14 | Kyle Balluck
    Six types of pie are also listed on the menu, including banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry.
  • The 7 Deadly Sins, as Demonstrated by Cat Videos

    06/28/2014 1:29:20 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    Catster ^ | Jun 27th 2014 | Angela Lutz
    It's the weekend, so it's officially time to eat too much and sleep all day -- and don't even think about feeling guilty. According to humans, these behaviors might fall under a subset known as "the seven deadly sins," but your cat just calls them "a nice little Saturday." The next 48 hours are yours. Go ahead and live a little -- but first, let the experienced cats in these videos show you how it's done.
  • CA Mayor Charged for Drunken Fit Over Milkshake, Report Says (Mayor Says ...'Shake Cost Too Much')

    02/08/2013 7:37:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 8, 2013 | Crimesider Staff
    Calif. mayor charged for drunken fit over milkshake, report says (CBS) ATWATER, Calif. - Craig Mooneyham, who was filling in as mayor of Atwater, Calif., is accused of throwing a drunken fit over a $7 milkshake, CBS Sacramento reports. According to the station, witnesses say the mayor was so mad about having to pay $7 for a banana milkshake, he started cursing and nearly got into a fight. "He was just throwing the f-bombs and pretty much everything else," Liliana Gracian, an employee of Fosters Freeze, a fast-food chain, told the station. Mooneyham reportedly swore he was overcharged for extra...
  • White House state dinner menu

    10/13/2011 4:15:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 66 replies ^ | 10/13/11 | Karin Tanabe
    There’s no celebrity chef tasked with whipping up Thursday night’s state dinner honoring President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak, but the menu is still mouth-watering. For the dinner held in the East Room, Executive Chef Cris Comerford and Pastry Chef William Yosses will serve the following, according to the White House via POLITICO 44: First Course Butternut Squash Bisque, Honey Poached Cranberries, Virginia Cured Ham, Pumpkin Seed Praline, Crčme Fraiche Second Course Early Fall Harvest Salad on Daikon Sheets, Masago Rice Pearl Crispies, Rice Wine Vinaigrette Main Course Texas Wagyu Beef, Orange-Ginger Fondue, Sauteed Kale, Roasted Kabocha Squash Dessert Chocolate...
  • Paula Deen Says Michelle Obama Can Really Eat

    10/12/2011 8:38:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    KBOI-AM News/Talk Radio ^ | October 12, 2011
    When celebrity chef Paula Deen met with Michelle Obama, she was surprised at just how much food the first lady could put away. Mrs. Obama has become a driving force in preaching healthy eating for others, but according to the newspaper, Deen recalls, she packed away anything but healthy food -- both on the air and during the commercials. “She probably ate more than any other guest I've ever had on the show!" said Deen, sometimes called the "Queen of Butter" for her decidedly non-dietetic fare. According to the Food Network star, after complimenting Michelle on her slim figure, she...
  • I’m supersizing to be the world’s fattest woman, says 52st mother of two

    08/19/2011 4:18:15 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 68 replies ^ | 8/18/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    'Big Beautiful' fans helping her in her bid Her 4,900 calorie main course at dinner consists of 12 filled tacos Obese model Susanne Eman is saying 'Supersize Me' for real - in her bid to become the fattest woman ever. The 52-stone bombshell aims to reach a whopping 115 stone, or 1,600lb, by guzzling at least 20,000 calories a day. Susanne, 32, from Arizona, USA, hopes to pass the half-way milestone of 57 stones by the end of the year. And Susanne - who is creating a stir among fans of 'Super Size Big Beautiful Women' (SSBBWs) - plans to...
  • Stuffed! The 30,000-calorie Christmas feast eaten by the world's fattest mum in ONE two-hour sitting

    12/28/2010 1:40:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 4+ views ^ | 2010-12-28
    A New Jersey woman who hopes to become the fattest woman in the world got 30,000 calories closer to her 1,000lb goal with a festive feast that could have fed dozens of revellers. 46-stone Donna Simpson, sitting in a reinforced metal chair, chowed down on the world's biggest Christmas dinner as she ate for two straight hours on Saturday. The single mother-of-two tucked into two 25lb turkeys, two maple-glazed hams, 15lbs of potatoes (10lbs roast, 5lbs mashed), five loaves of bread, five pounds of herb stuffing, four pints of gravy, four pints of cranberry dressing and an astonishing 20lbs of...
  • Obama 2010 Thanksgiving dinner: Turkey, ham, six kinds of pies

    11/25/2010 12:11:11 PM PST · by Velveeta · 92 replies · 1+ views
    Suntimes ^ | 11/24/2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--President Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving at the White House with a traditional dinner; the 2010 menu features six kinds of pies--the same as the Obama 2009 Thanksgiving menu. Below, the Obama 2010 Thanksgiving menu: Turkey Ham Cornbread Stuffing Oyster Stuffing Greens Sweet Potatoes Mashed Potatoes Green Bean Casserole Macaroni and Cheese Dinner Rolls Dessert: Apple Pie Pumpkin Pie Sweet Potato Pie Banana Cream Pie Cherry Pie Huckleberry Pie
  • First family has a happy meal indeed

    08/25/2010 10:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 26, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    CHILMARK - The first family, holed up in their up-island rental for three rainy days, decided to ignore the continuing gloom yesterday and do some serious vacationing. President Obama, first lady Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha blew out of the big house shortly after 1:30 p.m. and headed to Oak Bluffs where they lunched with a big group of friends upstairs at Nancy’s - to the delight of at least 100 fried food fans awaiting their meal. The prez, like last year, ordered lots of Nancy’s fried specialties and lobster rolls at the outdoor counter as onlookers gawked and...
  • Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon" (2,000-CALORIE milkshake dubbed the worst drink in the US)

    05/26/2010 6:06:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 935+ views
    The Sun ^ | 26 May 2010 | STAFF REPORTER
    Drink 'like eating 68 bits of bacon' A 2,000-CALORIE milkshake that is the equivalent of 68 rashers of bacon and 30 chocolate-chip cookies has been dubbed the worst drink in the US. Made with chocolate ice cream, milk and peanut butter, the drink - called the Cold Stone PB&C - packs a whopping 2,010 calories, 131 grams of fat - 68 grams of which is saturated - and a massive 153 grams of sugar. It topped the Men's Health 20 Worst Drinks in America 2010 list, beating a McDonald's Triple Thick Chocolate Milkshake to the post. Delicious The magazine said...
  • FDA cracks down on food porn

    06/16/2009 11:59:56 AM PDT · by chordmaster · 58 replies · 1,741+ views
    WASHINGTON, DC - The Food and Drug Administration unveiled tough new guidelines today designed to regulate certain provocative food advertisements and programming, widely known in the industry as 'food porn'. The new regulations apply to all print, broadcast and cable media, and are to be in effect by August 1st. Supporters of the regulations say the new guidelines are needed to fight the obesity epidemic, and claim that advertisers and network executives have shamelessly exploited food for long enough.
  • "Care for an Entrée With Your Entrée?" Gluttony, the Forgotten Sin

    06/04/2009 7:46:20 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 146 replies · 2,546+ views
    Patrick ^ | June 4, 2009 | Patrick Madrid
    Catering to gluttony is big business these days. Practically every restaurant — including all the popular chains that you and I and every other American dines at, now and then — goes way overboard in the super-sized portions they dish up and the bad-for-your-health ingredients in the food. For example, check out what one recent scientific study discovered about some dishes served at a very popular Italian food restaurant chain.
  • Obama White House: Extravagance, Secrecy and Enemies Lists

    03/07/2009 9:39:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies · 2,517+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Saturday, March 7, 2009 | Sher Zieve
    While Obama does nothing practical to stop the economic bleeding of the American system and its people, he has now established Wednesdays as his weekly revelry day—replete with cocktail parties, well known entertainers to amuse both Mr. and Mrs. Obama and their guests and dinners consisting of the best in imported fare—including multi-course dinners and $100/lb steaks. These are what are left of our tax dollars at work. With their actions, the Obamas seems to be parroting the words of the oft—if questionably—quoted Marie Antoinette who purportedly said satirically of the French starving masses: “If they have no bread to...
  • FEMA pins blame on Louisiana gluttony. MREs ran out too fast in Gustav

    01/17/2009 1:24:05 PM PST · by BBell · 71 replies · 1,586+ views
    Times Picayune ^ | January 17, 2009 | Robert Travis Scott
    BATON ROUGE -- Nearly five months after Hurricane Gustav, the public relations battle between Gov. Bobby Jindal and FEMA continues over who was to blame for the exasperating depletion of emergency food and water supplies soon after the storm. At stake is a clear understanding of how to prepare for disasters. FEMA's argument, contained in a retort to comments made by Jindal last week, is that basically the responsibility for the problem lies with the storm victims of Louisiana, who gobbled up food and water at an "extraordinary" rate after Gustav swept through. The federal agency said it worked closely...
  • Winning contestant dies during competitive eating event -- Death by cheesy rice buns

    10/25/2008 7:10:12 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies · 671+ views
    The Register ^ | 10/24/08 | Austin Modine
    The sport of competitive eating was given a shocking reminder yesterday that gorging oneself with a daunting amounts of greasy food in an extremely short period of time may have negative effects on health. A Taiwanese graduate student vying for the "Big Stomach King" contest at Dayeh University died on Tuesday just before he could claim the winning title. The 23-year-old had chowed himself ahead of 30 other teams by consuming two buns filled with rice and cheese and helping himself to some of his teammates food as well. He was on course to win the annual campus event when...
  • Hefty Anti-War Protester Asks For More Food!

    09/02/2008 7:23:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 54 replies · 370+ views
    I made a fun little video of a screaming anti-war protester yesterday. This woman originally says she's there to stop the war. But then continually says she's running out of food. Then she starts screaming.. and her blabbering rivals anything Ted Kennedy's ever said. "We are going hungry!!!!"
  • All U.S. Adults Could Be Overweight in 40 Years (Reuters)

    08/06/2008 7:18:37 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 56 replies · 228+ views
    Reuters News ^ | 8 August 2008 | Reuters HEALTH
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health)-If the trends of the past three decades continue, it's possible that every American adult could be overweight 40 years from now, a government-funded study projects. The figure might sound alarming, or impossible, but researchers say that even if the actual rate never reaches the 100-percent mark, any upward movement is worrying; two-thirds of the population is already overweight....
  • Cue the gluttony (The Ultimate Blame Game)

    01/14/2008 7:34:58 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 51 replies · 300+ views
    LA Times ^ | 14 January 2007 | Shari Roan
    Several recent studies, papers and a popular weight-loss book argue that eating is an automatic behavior triggered by environmental cues that most people are unaware of -- or simply can't ignore. Think of the buttery smell of movie theater popcorn, the sight of glazed doughnuts glistening in the office conference room or the simple habit of picking up a whipped-cream-laden latte on the way to work. Accepting this "don't blame me" notion may not only ease the guilt and self-loathing that often accompanies obesity, say the researchers behind the theory, but also help people achieve a healthier weight. To make...
  • Obesity is 'deadlier than smoking' and can knock 13 years off your life

    10/16/2007 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 17, 2007 | Daniel Martin
    Obesity is more dangerous than smoking and will dramatically shorten the lives of millions, a landmark study has found. While smoking reduces life by an average of ten years, the research says being seriously overweight can cut life expectancy by as much as 13 years. The Foresight report, written by 250 leading scientists, says Britain's obesity crisis is so severe that it would take at least 30 years to reverse. If current trends continue, by 2050 about 60 per cent of men, 50 per cent of women and 25 per cent of children in the UK will be clinically obese...
  • Weighty matter: Is religion making us fat?

    08/25/2006 8:10:54 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 33 replies · 362+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 25, 2006 | Cathleen Falsani
    Back in the decadent early 1980s, New Wave rocker Adam Ant mocked clean living in his maddeningly catchy song, "Goody Two Shoes." "Don't drink, don't smoke, what do ya do?" Ant taunted. A new Purdue University study may hold the answer to Ant's question. If they don't drink and don't smoke, what do they do? Eat, apparently. "America is becoming known as a nation of gluttony and obesity, and churches are a feeding ground for this problem," says Ken Ferraro, a Purdue sociology professor who studied more than 2,500 adults over a span of eight years looking at the correlation...
  • Satan's Arsenal: "The Seven Deadly Sins"

    09/25/2006 9:24:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 100 replies · 2,238+ views ^ | not available | Peter and Paul Ministries
    Satan's Arsenal"The Seven Deadly Sins" Peter and Paul Ministries 1)The SIN of PRIDE:Pride is the "mother of all sins" and is the cause of every other sin. Pride is an excessive self-love. Examples of Pride:* Boasting* Arrogance* Inordinate exaltation of oneself* The total rejection of the Catholic Church.* Stating one is already saved.* Picking and choosing Catholic teachings one wishes to follow. 2) The SIN of GREED:Greed wants to get its " fair share" and much more.The unquenchable desire for money or material possessions. Examples of Greed:* The love of money* Obsessive consumerism * Living beyond ones means *...
  • Family Kicked Out of Buffet Restaurant

    05/06/2006 6:03:28 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 122 replies · 2,921+ views
    Wendy Dershem may think twice before leaving that egg roll on her plate at her next Chinese buffet. The Des Moines woman, her boyfriend and her two children were kicked out of a restaurant last week after management accused her of leaving too much food on her plate. "They told us we are not welcome there anymore," said Dershem, a repeat customer at the Dragon House buffet. "We waste too much food. But the buffet is all you can eat. And you know kids. They won't always eat everything and they want something else." Dershem said she paid her $5.95...
  • Python Bursts After Trying to Eat Gator

    10/05/2005 7:19:09 PM PDT · by ChristianDefender · 22 replies · 1,362+ views ^ | 10-05-05 | DENISE KALETTE
    The alligator has some foreign competition at the top of the Everglades food chain, and the results of the struggle are horror- movie messy. A 13-foot Burmese python recently burst after it apparently tried to swallow a live, six-foot alligator whole, authorities said. The incident has heightened biologists' fears that the nonnative snakes could threaten a host of other animal species in the Everglades. "It means nothing in the Everglades is safe from pythons, a top-down predator," said Frank Mazzotti, a University of Florida wildlife professor. Over the years, many pythons have been abandoned in the Everglades by pet owners....
  • Python eats gator, stomach ruptures

    10/05/2005 11:07:35 AM PDT · by Pessimist · 138 replies · 96,292+ views ^ | 10/5/2005 | AP
    A python's eyes were apparently bigger than its stomach. Scientists in Florida are puzzling over a Burmese python that scarfed down a six-foot alligator before its stomach ruptured. They found the carcasses in an isolated part of Florida's Everglades National Park. Photos show the gator's hind legs and tail sticking out of the 13-foot snake's ruptured gut. The Miami Herald reported that scientists can't figure out how the snake got the critter down. The snake's head is also missing. Experts say the clash is interesting, but it also shows the exotic snakes are competing with gators to top the food...
  • The Worst Event...Ever! [Philly's "Wing Bowl"]

    02/07/2005 9:21:29 AM PST · by TheBigB · 36 replies · 1,448+ views
    ESPN online ^ | 2/7/05 | Jim Caple
    PHILADELPHIA -- I have found the heart of the Philly sports scene ... and it isn't pretty. You know Paulie, Adrian's brother in "Rocky"? Multiply him by the thousands, dress them in Eagles jerseys, fill each with a six-pack and stick them in a line so long it wraps around the Wachovia Center, throughout the parking lot and practically into New Jersey. Sprinkle some of these guys among the parked cars where they can urinate in semi-privacy. Carpet the lot with crushed beer cans and broken beer bottles. Throw in a cold wind and a winter rain. Now, close the...

    01/25/2005 11:45:29 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 221 replies · 5,323+ views
    Network America ^ | 25 Jan 2005 | Jim Condit, Jr.
    "Jump the Shark" is a semi-known phrase meaning "lose all credibility" or "it's all downhill from here." The phrase comes from - which catalogs and debates the (paraphrase) "defining moment when you know you're favorite TV Show has reached its peak and its all downhill from here." The phrase "jump the shark" comes from a Happy Days episode - late in the series - where Fonzie went on a vacation with the Cunninghams. In that episode of the sitcom, Fonzie jumped over a jaws-like shark while waterskiing on the ocean. Fans generally thought this moment was so absurd, that...
  • CDC admits error in calculating obesity risks

    11/24/2004 12:56:13 PM PST · by weegee · 26 replies · 1,028+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 23, 2004, 3:40PM | no byline
    ATLANTA -- A widely reported government study that said obesity is about to overtake smoking as the No. 1 cause of death in the United States contained statistical errors and may have overstated the problem, health officials acknowledged today. The government is working on a rare correction to the study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in March in a study co-authored by its director, Dr. Julie Gerberding, that a poor diet and physical inactivity were responsible for 400,000 deaths in 2000, a 33 percent jump from 1990. However, the CDC admitted today that it made an error...
  • Churches Preach Fitness (Baptists are Fattest)

    03/09/2004 4:17:52 AM PST · by gobucks · 18 replies · 185+ views
    Foxnews via AP ^ | March 9, 2004 | Bobby Ross, Jr.
    <p>GRAPEVINE, Texas — Sunday morning worshippers at Fellowship Church used to satisfy their spiritual hunger with God and their growling stomachs with Krispy Kreme doughnuts.</p> <p>Then pastor Ed Young preached a series of sermons on the biblical principle of the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit.</p>
  • Death of obese man (who assaulted police) ruled "homicide"

    12/03/2003 10:48:50 AM PST · by zlala · 328 replies · 310+ views
    Fox News | 12/3/03 | Fox News
    The Coroner just read a statement saying the direct cause of his death was the struggle with the police; or that them trying to subdue him and the struggle cause his death. Contributing factors included the drugs and his weight and heart condition.
  • Paying for Iraq. Spending cuts can cover the whole $87 billion.

    10/17/2003 8:57:31 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 96+ views
    NRO ^ | October 17, 2003, 8:53 a.m. | Paul J. Gessing
    As Congress continues to look for palatable ways to fund American efforts in Iraq without breaking the bank, most lawmakers are engaging in an all-too-familiar pastime: saying yes to every interest group's "wants" while shortchanging "needs" and asking taxpayers to make up the difference. But their schemes to fund President Bush's request for $87 billion, without cutting any of Washington's bloated spending programs, are little more than economically-destructive delusions. Sen. Biden attempted to repeal part of the recent tax cuts in a feeble (and ultimately futile) bid to come up with additional cash for the Iraq reconstruction. But tax hikes,...
  • Kobayashi's dominance a lot to swallow: Japanese "speed-eater" downs 44 hot dogs in 12 minutes

    07/05/2003 9:03:19 PM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 16 replies · 546+ views
    ESPN ^ | July 4, 2003 | Darren Rovell
    Kobayashi's dominance a lot to swallow By Darren RovellPage 2 CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. -- Three minutes into the Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest, Japanese speed-eater Takeru Kobayashi had scarfed down 17 hot dogs and buns. There were nine minutes remaining, but Kobayashi had already bested the personal highs of more than half of the competitors. The numbers don't lie, even though they're nearly impossible to believe. For the third consecutive year, the event was no contest as Kobayashi dominated. Although he did finish six hot dogs and buns short of the record he set last year, Kobayashi's 44˝...
  • Man Gorges 50 Franks in 12 Minutes

    07/04/2002 7:07:44 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 29 replies · 356+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | JULY 04, 2002 | LARRY McSHANE
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. NEW YORK (AP) — He gorged, and gulped, and nearly gagged. And then, in a last-minute feeding frenzy, Takeru Kobayashi of Japan — the Michael Jordan of hot dog eating — defended his world title Thursday by gobbling a world record 50 1/2 franks in just 12 minutes. Antacid, anyone? The reed-thin Kobayashi plowed through an average of one hot dog every 14.25 seconds to insure he would retain the mustard yellow championship belt in the 87th competition at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island. The 5-foot-7 Kobayashi, despite the 94-degree heat...