Am I the only one who didn’t know that if you’re gay male – or ever had a homosexual experience with another guy, even once – that you’re banned from donating blood for life?
I just read this article by Senator John Kerry, yeah the guy who lost in 2004 to Georgie, arguing for a repeal to the federal ban on gay man blood.
Via, I dunno. But that article is from Bay Windows.
I don’t know what it is about this article on hot dogs, but I find it hilarious. Any conversation involving a hot dog is inherently funny. Just the concept of a choke-proof hot dog conjures up a lot of funny ideas – what about rectangular shapes, for example. A couple of highlights from the article:
If you were to take the best engineers in the world and try to design the perfect plug for a child’s airway, it would be a hot dog[.]
Because the best engineers in the world would sign up for that gig.
Janet Riley, president of the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council
That’s a title you want on your resume.
Via: USA Today
Quality Idea: The gist is, Utah is kinda broke – like every other state, in order to save some money some Conservatives have suggested eliminating mandatory 12th grade. I can’t see how some people might be against this.
P.S. Jackie your former state is stupid.
The glorious airline Delta has raised prices on checked luggage.
[...]$23 from $15 for the first checked-on bag, and to $32 from $25 for the second bag.
Oh man, I can’t wait to fly them again!
Via Market Watch
P.S. I hate you Delta.
Because I drink a lot of beer, I thought this was newsworthy: Heineken is buying Femsa, the brewery that makes Tecate, Dos Equis, and Sol for 7.6 billion. I thought these two sentences from the article were kind of funny:
The deal will give Heineken, which brews Amstel and other beers[.]
What’s interesting to me is that they mention that Heineken, the brewery, makes Amstel, which really no-one in the US drinks, but they fail to mention the obvious choice of Heineken, the beer. Maybe it’s just too obvious?
The other thing I noticed which is really just funny more than anything is that Heineken’s Nasdaq symbol is HINKY.
Via CNN Money
The NY Times has an article about the Transportation Department limiting tarmac waits for passengers to three Hours. We’ve been doing a lot of flying this month – a trip to Las Vegas for Barrett & Lindsay’s wedding and a trip to Reno to see my grandparents for Christmas. Our flight to Las Vegas was pretty much horrible. On a plane change in Minneapolis, we probably spent a total time of four hours just sitting on a plane that wasn’t moving – actually 2 separate planes. I imagine the fines that will be imposed will be pretty damaging to Delta.
(If you hadn’t guessed, we flew Delta)
Via – NYTimes.com