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Duh! Headlines


TV Promotes Poor Diet, Study Says
Advertised Food Has Way Too Much Sugar, Fat


You mean Fruit Loops or that Carl’s burger or a Sonic shake aren’t good for me???

(The advertisement beside this article was for Popeye’s Bonafide Chicken meal. I doubt that is any better…)

“Don’t Worry” Headlines


Toddlers who lie ‘will do better’

Actually, when you read on, this makes good sense. The ability to lie is a developmental milestone as the child leans to put thoughts together. So go on, encourage your kids to lie! (Or not…)


Duh! Headlines


Obama Doubts Gaps Over Healthcare Can Be Bridged

My cynical self says that is no surprise. U.S. healthcare is very complex, then combine that with politics. I don’t know the solution, but I can’t see Congress mandating effective changes.

(When it comes to the government trying to control such a large issue, I don’t have an un-cynical self.)

Huh? Headlines


Men, Women No Longer Needed to Make Babies?

Where’s the fun in that?


Huh? Headlines


Are full or empty beer bottles sturdier and does their fracture-threshold suffice to break the human skull?

Someone recently did a study on the usability of beer bottles as a weapon. A full one is more dangerous than an empty one…

If I haven’t mentioned this before, there is a wonderful blog, NCBI ROFL, that features odd, funny articles that appear in the medical and scientific journals. Today’s is a study “To document risk-taking behaviors by girls during beach week.” (spring break week).

Duh! Headlines


Dizziness in discus throwers is related to motion sickness generated while spinning

Yep, I believe it. (Admittedly, this particular headline was put up as sarcasm – but it’s too good to ignore.)

Huh? Headlines


Head-injury patients are less likely to die if they have drunk alcohol

The moral is – if you know you’re going to have a head injury, get drunk first…

Huh? Headlines


Conceiving Couples Get Discount on Future Hotel Stay

If, while you are vacationing at the Westin Resort in Aruba, you get pregnant, they’ll give you a discount on another visit…

Huh? Headlines


U.S. Department of Homeland Security enlists Girl Scouts

Hmmm, I guess that means we’d better buy those cookies or we’ll find ourselves being investigated…

Duh! Headlines


Late-night snacks could pack on the pounds: study

Haven’t they been telling us that for years?