Not your mother’s milk

I was surprised to read about an English vodka that’s made from milk. Black Cow Pure Milk Vodka is adored for its milk, floral, sweet and dry flavor notes. This Vodka is carefully distilled at Black Cow distillery, England. [A reviewer noted:]  Not a big vodka fan, but this one is special. Extremely smooth and the texture is creamy. Great in Vodka Tonic and definitely a shine bright in martini even as replacement in some Gin cocktails. I suppose it’s not too far-fetched, when you consider that you can make alcohol from almost anything!  Milk has been used in traditional alcoholic drinks

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I have a dream . .

Now and again, some new item of clothing makes me do a double-take.  (No, I am not a fan or a follower of fashion!)  The most recent example are these. Yes, they’re lace shorts.  For men.  (Or, rather, for what are allegedly men.)  A news report says: The lacey shorts … are available in five pastel colors including green, pink, blue, purple and yellow… Lace shorts first hit the runway at Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection and would appeal to fashion-forward men who are looking to make a statement. The prominence of gender ambiguity in fashion design allows for clothing pieces to be reflective of a generation who wish

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Definitely – and literally – a crappy promotion

I’m mind-boggled after reading about the latest idea from the good (?) people at Kentucky for Kentucky.  They describe their mission as: TO ENGAGE AND INFORM THE WORLD BY PROMOTING KENTUCKY PEOPLE, PLACES, AND PRODUCTS. AND TO KICK ASS FOR THE COMMONWEALTH! Whether or not this accomplishes that mission, I’ll leave to you to decide. Introducing Derby Turds, the first in a Dixieland Preserves line of bizarro Southern resin encapsulations by Kentucky artist Coleman Larkin. These gorgeous nuggets of digested Kentucky bluegrass and whatever else horses eat were daringly harvested by the artist himself, fresh from the haunches of legendary 1997 Kentucky Derby winner

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Doofus Of The Day #1,041

Today’s award goes to a self-described “doctor” in Kuwait. Kuwaiti new-age therapist Dr. Mariam Al-Sohel said in a March 25, 2019 interview on Scope TV (Kuwait) that she has developed an anal suppository based on the “Prophetic medicine” of the Prophet Muhammad.  Dr. Sohel claims that the new suppository cures homosexuality by exterminating the “anal worm that feeds on semen.” Showing examples of the suppositories, she claimed that this treatment has been subjected to modern research and testing. She referred to homosexual men as “the third gender” and to “butch lesbians” as the “fourth gender” and said that the new

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The medical profession and a broken heart

In his highly entertaining (if chemically and scientifically esoteric) book “Excuse Me Sir, Would You Like to Buy a Kilo of Isopropyl Bromide?“, chemical engineer and industrial chemist Max Gergel starts out by describing his university studies, and his (frequently unsuccessful) romantic endeavors, during World War II.  In one incident, he describes the breakup of a relationship he’d taken far more seriously than the lady concerned.  So upset was he, both physically and mentally, that he sought a doctor’s advice. Dr. Silver was an unusual man. He did not prescribe medicine; he gave shots. These were ordered from outside the city. They

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The perils of automating restaurants

An unexpected side effect of automating fast food restaurants may be the threat to human health posed by touch-screen technology. Traces of faeces have been found on every single McDonald’s touchscreen swabbed in an investigation by metro.co.uk. Samples were taken from the new machines that have been rolled out at restaurants across the country – every one of them had coliforms. Senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University Dr Paul Matewele said: ‘We were all surprised how much gut and faecal bacteria there was on the touchscreen machines. These cause the kind of infections that people pick up in hospitals. ‘For

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Tired, sore and aching

I’m not having a good time health-wise this week. Monday I went down to Dallas, where a urologist informed me that I’ll have to have another ureteroscopy to remove a big kidney stone that’s been bugging me for some time – it won’t pass on its own, as smaller ones have done.  I’m in the process of getting a CAT scan and other preliminary steps.  I’ve had a ureteroscopy before . . . very painful, very uncomfortable, and necessitating wearing an adult diaper for five days until the damn thing comes out.  Not looking forward to that at all. To add insult to

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Heh

Scott Adams has a wonderful way of slipping the funny-knife between his readers’ ribs.  Click the image to be taken to a larger version at the Dilbert cartoon Web site. As a former pastor and qualified pastoral counselor, I’ve run across this sort of malpractice several times:  where a therapist has gotten involved with one partner in a marriage, and abused his/her position to persuade the other to accept, or tolerate, or disregard, his adultery.  In theory, at least, this should result in the disbarment of the counselor from any further involvement in the field, but professional associations have failed to

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Be my anti-Valentine?

Two news reports bring a new twist to Valentines Day.  The first is from Oregon. “Did you fall hook, line, and sinker for someone who broke your heart?” the Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center asked in its promotion. “Kodi & Yak would love to help you get your revenge!” For a $20 donation, the animal rehab center will name a salmon after the ex of your choosing and feed it to their bears, send you a certificate and photos of Kodi and Yak enjoying the salmon named after your former love. There’s more at the link. In similar vein, here’s one from England.

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