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Here’s A Creative Way to Make Sure Food Stamps Aren’t Wasted on Weed, Booze, & Lap Dances

Saturday, February 14th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

Colorado is stuck between a hookah and a hard place on preventing welfare recipients from using their EBTs to buy legalized weed: Despite mounting evidence that “welfare for weed” is more than an urban myth, Democratic legislators are balking at a bill that would add marijuana dispensaries and strip clubs to the list of places, […]

23 Fascinating Facts about America’s Condiment Kings: Ketchup, Mayonnaise, and Mustard

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

I come from a family of ketchup lovers. I don’t know how we became one, but here we are. We would have ketchup on hot dogs and hamburgers, as well as on cottage cheese, hard cheese, green beans, meat, fish, eggs, and an assortment of other foods. We always favored Heinz; however, when then-presidential candidate […]

Israelis—and Conservatives—Are Going Vegan

Sunday, February 1st, 2015 - by P. David Hornik

It turns out that Israel—which is a frontrunner in many fields including hi-tech, medicine, agriculture, defense, and others—is actually leading the world in the field of veganism. The nearly 5 percent of Israelis who are now vegans is the highest per capita total in the world. Another 8 percent are vegetarians. This is a very […]

Why Whiskey Is Better Purchased with a Wingman

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 - by Audie Cockings

When one has indoor plumbing some things are simply better purchased with a wingman. Not the proverbial “wingman,” but an oversized, fortified male accompanying the said female in procurement of goods, minimizing her mocking for sheer amusement of purveyor staff. In my experience these purchases include fast cars, Cuban cigars in Paris (Churchills not cigarillos), […]

This Had Better Be Some Damn Good Beer…

Friday, January 16th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

Via The Guardian: Icelandic brewery Stedji, which is producing the beer in time for the country’s mid-winter festival, Thorri, said the Hvalur 2 beer was made with the testicles of fin whales – which are classified as endangered on the conservation Red List – smoked in a “traditional way” with dried sheep dung. Stedji may […]

What to Do to REALLY Upset White People at Brunch…

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 - by Stephen Green

If you really want to upset white people at brunch, water down the Bloody Marys. — Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) January 6, 2015 ***** Cross-posted from Vodkapundit

The 8 Most Ridiculous Yelp Reviews of Kosher Restaurants

Monday, December 29th, 2014 - by Bethany Mandel

Being somewhat of a foodie of the kosher variety, I find the online review service Yelp indispensable when choosing where to eat. To be fair to restaurants, Jews can be somewhat discerning (read: picky and somewhat cranky); thus no restaurant I’ve ever read the reviews of totally came off smelling like roses. The best reviews […]

Why Peanut Butter Is Awesome and Amazing

Friday, December 19th, 2014 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

One of my husband ‘s favorite sandwiches is peanut butter and a pickle on rye. Elvis Presley liked his peanut butter sandwiches with banana and bacon, and Hemingway liked thick onion slices in his. Ninety-four percent of American households have a jar on hand. The stuff lasts forever, so in a nuclear war situation you […]

The Keys to a Great Florida Vacation

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 - by Arlene Becker Zarmi

Stretching 150 miles from Miami, U.S. 1 traverses the Florida Keys, a series of narrow tropical islands, surrounded by aquamarine waters, and connected by 42 bridges — one is seven miles long! There are 800 keys, with only a few inhabited. Coral formations range offshore their entire length. They stretch east to west, ending in […]

Should Old People Drink More Alcohol & Less Milk?

Monday, November 24th, 2014 - by Theodore Dalrymple

In my youth the government encouraged people to eat more eggs and butter and drink more milk for the sake of their health. Perhaps it was the right advice after a prolonged period of war-induced shortage, but no one would offer, or take, the same advice today. Nutritional advice is like the weather and public […]

How Much Longer Until We Get Bacon-Flavored Broccoli?

Thursday, November 20th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Peanut Butter Diamonds?

Sunday, November 16th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

I’m not sure exactly how to lead you into this story, so without any further ado… Diamonds are typically created more than 800 kilometers (500 miles) below Earth’s surface when temperatures over 2200 degrees Celsius (4000 degrees Fahrenheit) and pressure 1.3 million times greater than the atmosphere combine and crystallize carbon into the clear white […]

Do You Intend to Learn Another Language? Which One(s)?

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

From the International Business Times: Learning a New Language Stimulates Same Pleasure Centres in the Brain as Sex and Chocolate  Learning a new language apparently has certain unexpected benefits. Researchers found that the process of learning a language and acquiring a wider vocabulary has the effect of stimulating the same part of the brain as having sex or eating chocolate. Scientists from […]

Would You Eat 7 Bars of Dark Chocolate A Day to Improve Your Memory 25%?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

At PBS: “Dark Chocolate Could Improve Memory By 25%, But You’d Have to Eat Seven Bars a Day” For years, scientists have been trying to prove that chocolate is good for us. The idea was based on more than the desires of a sweet-toothed scientist—cocoa is high in antioxidants known as flavanols. But proving those […]

Why Smoking Bans Are More Dangerous Than Smoking

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - by Robert Wargas

One lamentable feature of the contemporary West is the ruthless efficiency of the nanny state. It works overnight. You wake up, slouch over your coffee and corn flakes, and read of the new Bad Thing that must be stopped Right Now. In Britain, the latest activity slated for oblivion is smoking in public parks. Readers, […]

Is It Better to Drink Coffee or Tea? Or Avoid Both?

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Hat tip to Jon Rowe, from The Atlantic in 2012: “The Case for Drinking as Much Coffee as You Like” “Coffee and caffeine have been inexorably intertwined in our thinking, but truth is coffee contains a whole lot of other stuff with biological benefits,” said Martin. And most concerns about caffeine’s negative effects on the heart […]

Want Great Coffee? Go to Ukraine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 - by Robert Wargas

I am not one of those people who reflexively think European goods are superior to American ones—you know the kind of people I’m talking about—but boy do I sometimes wonder about the coffee in this country. The average American takes his or her daily caffeine in the form of a tepid, mud-like beverage that delis, […]

I Want to Say Just One Word to You: Bacon

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

David Sax says the bacon boom is no accident: In terms of economic impact, nothing beats bacon. While most food trends tend to trickle down from the gourmet market into the mouths of mass consumers, that wasn’t the case with bacon. Bacon mania was sparked not in the kitchens of fancy restaurants in New York […]

The 10 Best Deals in Fast Food

Saturday, October 11th, 2014 - by Jeremy Swindle

So, you’ve come this far. You know which fast food restaurants are a waste of time, and which ones are a better deal than your local Applebee’s. But we’re not through yet. There’s still way too many options! There are so many fast food restaurants on the highway that it can get absolutely bamboozling when […]

Arrested for Jogging Drunk

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

That’s what happened to college student James Finan: James Finan, 21, was spotted “jogging alongside Rte. 378 without any light” around 1:30 Sunday morning, according to a Lower Saucon Township Police Department report. Finan attends nearby DeSales University, where he is a business major. According to cops, “vehicles were observed to take defensive measures to […]

What’s Good at Aldi? Test-Driving the German Import

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 - by Bridget Johnson

Striking fear in the hearts of every Walmart protester in the world, German discount chain Aldi is apparently taking over the globe. And they have begun taking over my neighborhood, so I had to investigate. I’m glad that I Googled the deep secrets of Aldi before heading over to the new store, which opened in […]

What Is Your Favorite Candy?

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

Music: “Savoy Truffle” from The White Album

7 Tasty Recipes Inspired by the Men of Finding Mr. Righteous

Thursday, September 18th, 2014 - by Lisa De Pasquale

I was recently inspired by Chris Queen’s articles of Southern recipes to list some of the recipes for food featured in my book, Finding Mr. Righteous. The book is about all the things you’re not supposed to talk about on a first date – sex, politics and exes. But in between dating horror stories and […]

The Chemical So Nice They Evolved it Twice

Sunday, September 14th, 2014 - by Stephen Green

From Ars Technica: Coffee has a total of 23 NMT genes, which arose primarily via a series of gene duplication events. The collection of duplicated genes is distinct from the ones found in tea and cacao, two other caffeine-producing plants that are more closely related to each other. That suggests that these two lineages evolved […]