This story from the Guardian explains how the recent trend of low-carb diets has led to a resurgence of the gout. I laugh when I read stuff like this, or the kid who got scurvy a while back because he consumed noting but chips and soda. I must say I admire someone who sticks to their weight loss regimen even if their digits threaten to fall off. That's commitment.
Yeah, I laughed along at the recent Simpsons episode about making Springfield un-kid-friendly. Then I get an update from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund about the wholly psychotic "Harmful to Minors" law that recently took effect in Michigan. It openly states that bookstores have more responsibility to "protect" children than their parents do. Wow.
In the meantime Jennifer just spent a day subbing at the local elementary school and has regaled me with tales of 8 year-old boys with ear studs and a second grade girl wearing a belly shirt to show off the tattoo at the base of her spine.