Good News for a Change?
on March 9, 2012 at 11:16 am
Posted In: Dead-Beef Fridays
It’s been a bit of a depressing couple weeks, with the endless Republican primary remaining undecided after Freaky Tuesday (which is I think is has Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum switch bodies with hilarious results); our friendly sweater-vested prime minister has been under fire for potentially playing the robot telephone game; and, of course, this whole Kony business and the subsequent fallout (no, I’m not going to link to it, I think we’ve all seen enough of it already).
Point is, I think we could all use a bit of good news, and I thought I’d provide you with some positive stories from the last couple weeks.
Game of Thrones: Season One has shipped!
I ordered my Blu-rays from Amazon on Monday, they shipped Tuesday, and by Wednesday evening I was watching Khal Drogo rail Daenerys in the butt over and over! The first two episodes should be titled “Drogo gets some poontang.”
As someone who hasn’t read the books, watching season one over again helps me to get all the names and places straight, which was confusing the first time around, particularly because I couldn’t watch the show back to back. I’m super pumped for the start of the second season in April and have committed myself getting all the nuances straight before it starts. Yeah, I could read the books, but that would involve reading.
Coca-Cola: Now with Less Cancer!
Good news to report out of California, new product label standards in the state have forced soda manufacturers to tweak their recipes slightly to eliminate the chemical 4-methylimidazole, a known carcinogen. Coca-Cola says the trace amounts of meth…ylimidazole is not a health risk, pointing out someone would have to drink 1000 cans a day before it became dangerous. Clearly, Coca-Cola hasn’t met my roommate.
Fat Sack of Crap losing Advertisers!
And finally, radio host, Fat Sack of Crap, continues to lose advertisers after weighing into the baffling debate over birth control in the United States. Fat Sack of Crap called college student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” when she testified before Congress in favour of having contraception covered under health insurance plans. One can only hope the mass exodus of sponsors will lead to a similar main stream media banishment Glenn Beck received.
So, you see, this past week wasn’t so bad! And now, it just got a little
offensive better, here is this week’s Dead-Beef.