Daily Archives: August 23, 2007

Six killers focused on in nytimes. First one: diabetes

The nytimes.com is going to look at leading causes of illness and death in the U.S. (and no doubt Canada and most of the affluent parts of the world): heart disease, cancer, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

The first article is Looking Past Blood Sugar to Survive With Diabetes

For people who are dealing with these illnesses, it’s worth taking a look.

Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington Take the A Train

Why is YouTube freakin’ great?! Because you can see Billy Strayhorn play his “Take the A Train” with Duke Ellington and his orchestra anytime you please.

Homer Simpson quotes enter new Oxford dictionary. D’oh!

The latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations has seen in their wisdom to include quotes from the OTHER famous Homer, including:

“Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is never try.”

“Kids are the best, Apu. You can teach them to hate the things you hate. And they practically raise themselves, what with the internet and all.”

And to make it even better, there is a quote from Willie who once said to the French: “Bonjour, you cheese-eating surrender monkeys” .

First Faith Hill, and now Sarkozy’s getting Photoshopped!

From globeandmail.com: Magazine Retouches Sarkozy’s ‘Love Handles’

We see Paris-Match retouched the French president’s body to look more buff! And they have the proof!