Why a Big Mac Costs Less Than a Salad:
"The chart was put together by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, but its figures still, alas, look quite relevant. Thanks to lobbying, Congress chooses to subsidize foods that we’re supposed to eat less of.
Of course, there are surely other reasons why burgers are cheaper than salads. These might include production costs, since harvesting apples is probably more naturally seasonal than slaughtering cows (even though both are in demand year-round). Transportation and storage costs might also play a role, as it’s probably easier to keep ground beef fresh and edible for extended periods of time, by freezing it, than cucumbers.
Whatever the cause of the pricing change, there is little doubt that many healthful foods have gotten much more expensive relative to unhealthful ones. David Leonhardt showed this in another remarkable chart, published here last year, that displays how the prices of different food groups have changed relative to their pricing 30 years ago:"
(NYTimes via ChartPorn)
Apparently his next-to-last broadcast, in classic libertarian fashion.
Date Night Rube
In case you forgot Valentine's Day, this might just make up for it.
And this would not...
Crimson Tide Unnecessary Roughness Underwear
As deadspin says: "Don't buy anyone period panties, ever."
Sneaky Ninja Fail
Hooking Up with Friends?
"One out of every ten players surveyed by Zynga has used Words With Friends as a way to hook up with someone else, according to the results of a 100,000-person survey.
More than 44 percent of all Words With Friends players in that survey also said they've used the game as a way to flirt with people. You can choose to play with a random opponent in Words With Friends, and chat with them with a built-in instant-messaging service."
(via Business Insider)
Walmart Mom Fail:
(Unless she doesn't like her daughter... then, Walmart Mom Win!)
Arnold and Stallone next to each other post-shoulder surgery: