There is a very interesting article Men’s Health where they list the “20 Worst Drinks in America” and pair the drink with a picture of its junk food equivalent and list a healthier alternative.
Several of the drinks are shakes, coffee/hot chocolate drinks with cream or whipped topping, two energy drinks and two alcoholic beverages - all of which I would categorize as indulgence items that you consume for the taste and you know they are not healthy.
There were a few surprises though, such as the bottle of Tropicana Twister being the “Worst Kid’s Drink” and the equivalent of 2 cans of Reddi-Whip. To quote the article it is “10 percent juice and 90 percent sugar laced with a glut of artificial flavors and coloring. You could actually save 200 calories by choosing a can of Pepsi instead.”
Another was the “Worst Juice Imposter”, Arizona Strawberry Kiwi being the equivalent to 7 bowls of Fruit Loops and the article state it is “a can the size of a bazooka loaded with enough of the sweet stuff to blast your belly with 42 sugar cubes.”
To me this says, gee, what look should I go for? Marilyn Manson? A Geisha? How about the catwalk scene from “White Chicks”…I know…how about all of them!
What does this picture say to you?
It is a pillow with two arms that you can cuddle up with and has a plastic slot over the face area where you can insert a picture of the man (or flat chested woman) of your dreams.
This “Bayswater Ink Splattered” print bag by Mulberry is on sale at Net-A-Porter for $1,150.00.
While there is a bit of Rorschach inkblot going on where it sort of looks like birds flying over trees, which could be kind of cool from a distance - up close it looks like a Bic went postal and sprayed all over the lower front of it.
Transocean Deepwater Horizon Drilling Rig Oil Slick, Gulf of Mexico, USA, originally uploaded by DigitalGlobe-Imagery.
This is a 2.4 multispectral satellite view by http://www.digitalglobe.com/ taken on 4/26 of the oil slick after the explosion at Transocean Deepwater Horizon Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and the attempted clean up. CNN is reporting that the Coast Guard estimates approximately 1.6 million gallons has spilled since the explosion.
CNN is now reporting that it is now starting to hit the Gulf Coast in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi and that fishing and tourism will come to a halt in many areas. The article also indicated that Environmentalist Richard Charter of the Defenders of Wildlife organization said the extent of the damage the spill caused could impact the area for decades.
See the full article at http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/05/01/louisiana.oil.spill/index.html