Monday, January 5, 2009

Fresh for 09 Suckas

2008, you started out so well. Then January came around and you spiraled out off control. Way to disappoint.

Last year I predicted that a white woman or a black man would win the presidency. Check. I also predicted underwear would make a come back. Thanks to celebs, check. I also predicted Bear Grylls would take of his shirt. Check, check, check, and check.

This year, no predictions. You get a clean slate 09. As Chris Martin would say, "I'm going back to the start."

My article for you today is Have Americans Gone Nuts Over Nut Allergies?
Of the roughly 3.3 million Americans who have nut allergies, about 150 die from
allergy-related causes each year, notes Christakis. Compare those figures to the
100 people who are killed yearly by lightning, 45,000 who die in car crashes,
and 1,300 killed in gun accidents. As a society, Christakis says, our priorities
have been seriously skewed, and it's largely a result of fear. "My interest is
in understanding [the reaction to nut allergies] as a spread of anxiety," he

No, no, no...that's what she said.


jlc said...

Celebs... wearing underwear? You sure about that?