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The FDA says if General Mills continues to maintain that Cheerios can lower cholesterol by 4% in six weeks, the government will consider the cereal a drug, and a new drug at that, which cannot be marketed at all without being submitted first for approval to the FDA.

Can't wait to hear what the right-wing echo chamber makes of this... "Obama wants to take away your Cheerios!"
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From CBS' Secret Talents of the Stars:

George... George...

(Secret Talents of the Stars was cancelled after its one and only airing last night.)
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An open-captioned version of The Queen shown at a free film festival for the deaf in Australia turned heads because many of the captions were... well, you'll just have to read the article.

"When Prince Philip spoke of how 'people removed their hats' as he drove past, it became 'people removed their heads'. "Buckingham Palace" appeared several times as 'Burking in Paris'."
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Eat Burger, Waive Right to Sue

"But the owner of an East Texas Whataburger has apparently taken arbitration mania to a new level. Every public entrance to the burger franchise displays a sign informing people that simply setting foot on the premises means that they are giving up their right to sue the company for any reason, even if, for instance, they get a little e coli along with their fries. Instead, customers will be forced to arbitrate their claims before the American Mediation Association, an organization that seems to consist of three lawyers in Dallas hired by the Whataburger (part of a 58-year-old fast food chain deemed a “Texas treasure” by the state legislature)."

I'll not be setting foot in the Kilgore Whataburger. Goodness knows I might slip and fall...
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A friend of my boss' went shopping for clothing today at Steve and Barry's.

Apparently Steve and Barry's employs a four-letter code for colors. The code is derived from the first two and last two letters of the color's name.

The code works well. Try it with the color my boss' friend found -- "currant".

Boss' friend informed S&B management, who thanked her profusely for letting them know.
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It's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom house on a 7'3"x113'8" lot.

And only $179,900! What a steal!


It was built in 1912, and renovated this summer. It measures 300 square feet.
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"There ought to be a better way to taser a child."
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A few years ago, when North Texas State University became the University of North Texas, we in the media were joking that the university's radio station, KNTU, would have to change its call sign to KUNT.

That didn't happen, for obvious reasons.

Well, now a TV station in Hawaii has requested and received that call sign.

The station's owners have apologized and promised to change the call sign as soon as possible.

They also received the call sign KWTF for another station...

I'm showing my age when I can remember other call letters that couldn't be assigned, such as KUSA and WUSA.
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Butts charged with stealing toilet paper
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Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with. -- Douglas Adams
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Keith Richards: `I snorted my father'
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There will be some very long-lasting construction on the QEW for the next 2,999 years:

Lanes affected: Left shoulder and 1 left lane
Event start date: 2006-07-17
Event end date: 5006-07-21
Event start time: 10:00
Event end time: 15:00
Reason: Daily construction
Traffic impact: Moderate
Last change: ENTERED 2006-07-13 08:15

At least it's only a moderate impact.


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