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McNuggets, Revisited

March 3, 2012 5:24 pm

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We just learned of a survey of “The Top 10 Jobs That Make the World a Worse Place.”  What job title agreed the most with that statement?  Sure, 4.9% of senior attorneys, 5.8% of bartenders…but a whopping 42% of fast-food workers!  Kinda makes you not want to eat there…

So if half of them quit, what would happen to the flow of Chicken McNuggets?

Piece of Cake

March 1, 2012 4:30 pm

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There are few things in this world yummier than Entenmann’s All Butter French Crumb Cake.  Soulful, textured crumbs, paired with pound cake as buttery as Callista Gingrich’s hair.  For something that isn’t chocolate, it’s as good as it gets.

The only question is, who gets the biggest piece?  It all depends how you slice it.

Life, Sized

February 28, 2012 5:00 pm

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We all have days where we just feel old.  It isn’t going to get better, either.  And now Northwestern Mutual is really stirring up trouble: according to mathtivist Talie B, they have a test that sizes you up – how you eat, how you drive, etc. – and then tells you how long you’re going to live.  Geez…is that something we want to know? or is this one of those ignorance-is-bliss things?

http://media.nmfn.com/tnetwork/lifespan

But while we’re all denying getting old, our kids want to feel old – the bigger the better! So they love to make the numbers rack up.

Linsanity! By the Numbers

February 27, 2012 1:45 pm

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In a society that loves the underdog, it’s easy to see why everyone’s excited about Jeremy Lin. He has every piece of the perfect movie script: rags to riches, smarts meets sports (went to Harvard), narrow escape (was nearly cut from his third team), and rescue (saved the Knicks). Talk about making your mother proud!

So how does it add up for Jeremy game by game?  Let’s do the math.