Boondoggle

One blogger’s personal bridge to nowhere

Sin tax to salvation?

I’m all in favor of legalizing marijuana (and taxing it would be okay, too), but I think it’s an exaggerration to say it could “save California.”

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July 1, 2009 Posted by | Economics, U.S. politics | , | Leave a comment

Enjoy your odd-shaped European produce

(cross-posted at UN Dispatch)

cucumbersIt’s official: curvy cucumbers (not to mention “forky carrots” and “bendy beans”), previously on the cutting board chopping block, are acceptable fare in European supermarkets.  The British Foreign Secretary celebrates.

(image from flickr user Ian-S under a Creative Commons license)

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Food, Foreign politics, Humor | | Leave a comment

A shocking shocker

Maybe the Boston Globe needs to start giving its blurb writers thesauruses…

Brian Roberts sails in with the winning run (above) to cap Baltimore’s five-run rally in the eighth inning. The Orioles, who trailed, 10-1, scored 10 runs over the final two frames to shock the Red Sox in one of the biggest shockers in recent history. [emphasis mine…shockingly]

But yes, the loss was shocking.

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Baseball | , , | Leave a comment