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Why I F**cking Hate Starbucks

Posted November 27, 2007 | 13:44:09 (EST)

After all these years, I've reached a very important conclusion: I'm a simple kind of girl. I like my produce plain and unadorned. Most days, I only wear sunblock and lipgloss. I have never owned a blow dryer. I truly believe that sunshine and a long walk does more...

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One Nation, Under God?

Posted July 17, 2007 | 17:42:28 (EST)

Fresh from the runways of the world's Intelligent Designers, we now have the latest trend: an Islamic creationist textbook authored by Harun Yahya of Turkey.

The textbook, weighing in at 12 pounds, is an 800-page, beautifully illustrated homage to the infallibility of God's hand in creating the world, and all...

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Keeping Us Fat, Slow, and Stupid: One Chain at a Time

Posted July 12, 2007 | 19:00:49 (EST)

The financial houses are abuzz with the latest gossip. "Whole Foods CEO, John Mackey has an alter ego!" "He blogged on Yahoo! Finance under a pseudonym and lambasted Wild Oats!" "The FTC case against Whole Foods has now gathered steam!"

No one seems to be asking the underlying question: Why...

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Moore to Think About

Posted July 2, 2007 | 15:21:59 (EST)

When Michael Moore's documentary, Sicko opened in the theaters, I was not one of the few that camped out and waited in line. I took my own sweet time. A Moore documentary often contains: heavy handed editing, a blatant left wing bias, closeups of tear stained faces cued to swelling...

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The Economics of Being a Pretty Woman

Posted June 28, 2007 | 14:27:09 (EST)

I just realized something.

In Pretty Woman, Edward Lewis (Richard Gere) offers Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) $3,000 to spend a week's worth of time with him. I was 12 when I saw the movie for the first time, so obviously the implications of this number escaped me. I'm a little...

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Why I Should Be Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Posted February 8, 2007 | 10:06:20 (EST)

Last week, Premier Pill Popper and right-wing radio shock jock Rush Limbaugh received a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. In the true American spirit of friendly competition, I decided to submit my own application for a Nobel Peace Prize Nomination. The following is a reprint of my eloquently...

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Mom's New House Rules

Posted November 11, 2006 | 11:41:55 (EST)

White House, 2:03AM

After the media hoopla died down yesterday night, newly elected Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, called for a private debriefing session. Journalists and media pundits were barred from attending, however our internal sources report that Congresswoman Pelosi brought her trademark flair for bipartisanship to the table....

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