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British sweetmeats company Cadbury has pled (pleaded?) guilty to selling salmonella-tainted chocolate to the public. Folks, you’re not supposed to use real turtles in the chocolate!
A disturbing phenomenon called "gingerism" seems to be sweeping some places, especially the UK. It's not a love for that spicy, nausea-relieving root; rather, it's a hatred of redheads that has seen some people killed and others forced to leave their homes to escape harassment. I really don't get it, but until this anti-crimson craze blows over, Da Scarlet Pimp (aka Yours Truly) would like to invite Julianne Moore, birthday girl Nicole Kidman, Isla Fisher, Bryce Dallas Howard, Amy Adams, Elizabeth Kucinich and Ann-Margret (circa 1966) into his protection. We can discuss the protection fee later.
It seems some hospitals are trying to offset the anger of patients over long emergency room waits by offering consolation prizes in the form of gift certificates or simple apology notes. It's a start, but I think emergency room charges should be assessed on a decreasing scale, so the longer you wait, the less you pay. Emergency room waits of 12 hours are not uncommon. So, how about it? More here.
Are men pigs? Condom maker Trojan seems to think so. The company is running a controversial ad on some networks (it's no surprise some have rejected it) featuring an anthromorphic pig trying to pick up a woman at a bar. After the pig procures a condom from a restroom dispenser he suddenly turns into a real man. Subtle, eh? Imagine how a commercial featuring women depicted as dogs would go over. (Add some sheep and we have a Pink Floyd album.) And while we're at it, why not African-American characters represented by black crows? Yeah, I also think it's a bad idea. Apparently not all stereotypes are equal.
And finally, blogger Ann Outhou, er, Althouse has asserted on her site that, to Bill Clinton, “the ‘O’ of an onion ring is a vagina symbol.” I don’t know about that, but what man among us hasn't stacked onion rings around his tumescent appendage to see how many he could fit? Ok, I've never done it either (worried about grease burns). But if I did, I imagine I'd need an entire bag of Ore-Idas at least! Ohh!