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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bad food, bad film, bad lifestyle

* McDonald's has announced that apple slices will be added to its Happy Meals ... as if a few slivers of fruit will offset all the fat and cholesterol in the meals' greasy burgers and fries. This is roughly the equivalent of believing it's OK to eat half-a-dozen Dunkin' Donuts as long as you wash them down with a glass of low-fat milk.

* "The Undefeated," the documentary film about Sarah Palin, has flopped at the box office, so it's going to be released on pay-per-view TV, according to Reuters. Got news for you, Sarah: If people weren't willing to pay to watch this thing in theaters, they won't pay to watch it in their living rooms, either. Perhaps Palin's 15 minutes of fame (14 minutes more than she deserved) are finally over.

* Need proof that the death of British singer/trainwreck Amy Winehouse came as no surprise to anyone? Consider this: Whenever the death of a well-known person is seen as imminent, or at least likely, news wire services, like The Associated Press, will have an obituary prewritten and ready to go so only limited reporting and writing will be needed when the death occurs. Winehouse, all of 27 years old, was one of the celebrities for whom the AP had a prewritten obit. Pretty sad, but obviously pretty necessary.


Blogger Bill Olsen said...

The Amy Winehouse thing - now that was a very sad story for many years. She had won 5 Grammy awards, despite of herself. When she was healthy and happy, her music was wonderful but her addictions had turned her into a caricature of herself in the end. But what do we hear? "Well I guess she should have gone to rehab after all." HAHA. This is one more deeply tragic story that people who need to will not learn a lesson from. Addiction is a terrible disease and it will take just about everyone who it inflicts to an early death. We have lost too many people to addiction already - we should try to make stories like this speak to people who need it.

As for Sarah Palin -

July 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM 

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