While perusing the internet the other day, I came across this article, from a health and nutrition website, which linked into another article on the same subject. According to these articles every time I stop at the local store and grab a bottle of Dasani water, something that has been happening frequently as its summer but I am stubbornly refusing to use A/C, I am gambling with my life.
Dasani water is going to kill me.
So I recently had a friend send me some info on her new weight loss program, where she lost something like 13 pounds in 8 days. I was impressed and happy for her, but things got a little weird. Initially she told me it was a better diet, some cardio and “natural products”. When pressed, all I was given was a website that had some testimonial videos on it but no real information on the product or even how to buy it.
Right away my Skeptey Senses were tingling.
Due to pending obligations this Independence Day weekend, I am going to run an old bit I had written a long time ago, in 2007. I think the general idea keeps but the references may be a bit dated. In case you have a very short memory, here are the pertinent bits:
George Bush and Dick Cheney were President and Vice President, respectively.
Whoopi Goldberg was not always the Last Stand Survivor of hosting The View she is today. She once also sold Slim-Fast, and did a whole bunch hugely grossing movies and TV shows in the 80’s and 90’s (in case that sort of thing is important to you.)
The Dixie Chix were a fairly popular country/pop band. I could not name a song of theirs now, or when I wrote this, to save my life though.
Ward Churchill was a college professor who made the news rounds by being almost entirely for the 911 attacks on America, which was a less than popular opinion, but the most amazing Pundit FoodTM I had seen until actually reading Supreme Court decisions stopped becoming a thing people do.
That’s about it, so please enjoy the semi coherent ramblings of those bygone days of 2007: