This past week there was an unusual heavenly alignment of moon and planets. Venus and Jupiter appeared very close in the sky on December 1st, forming an upside-down frown, with a crescent moon as the mouth. This alignment won’t happen again until 2013.
Everyone knows how unusual alignments cause wierd things to occur down here on earth.
Here are a few things that this alignment may have caused to appear in the media:
1. Goofiest – hot gift for Christmas, the Snuggie, www.getsnuggie.com – if you get more than one of these for Christmas, you’ve got a problem – if you get one from a friend(?) your friend has a problem.
2. Stupid – A nutritionist for the Washington Redskins made this recommendation for watching your weight during this time of the year: “avoid eating butter- and creamed- mashed potatoes and fried anything”, keep a food log for use in next year’s food planning. – duh
3. Creative -The English city of Manchester is helping its citizens in their “battle of the bulge” by creating a reward system that works like a retail loyalty card; you swipe your card and get points for buying fruits, vegetables, for using a community pool, attend a medical screening, or work out with a trainer. Points are redeemable for athletic equipment and personal training sessions with local athletes- now this one may be OK; it’ll be a hit if you can get a DQ Blizzard with your points.
4 – No way! – The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld a regulatory ruling requiring airlines to offer a free extra seat to obese people. – look for this one to come to America; I wonder who’s paying for the “free seat” next to the guy that is lapping over the arm rest?, oh yea, we are.
- No more excuses….
- Only in America