Hey kids! The FTC’s knows we’re having some financial issues out here in boonies, so they’ve put together this fairly user-friendly site to help us navigate some hurdles. All joking aside, it looks pretty useful, especially after you start clicking through (thus, bringing you to the meat of the site). Check it out if you’re looking to improve your economic knowledge and/or just love the Federal Trade Commission.
Food Comedy of the Week
“Carl’s Jr” at Target: Women by Sarah Haskins
Folks, I’m not one to point a finger at something and scream, “THAT’S SEXIST!” But this ad campaign? Is pretty textbook sexist. What, women don’t eat burgers? (Also, my love for Sarah Haskins continues unabated.)
Food Quote of the Week
“Government-subsidized junk food + convenience stores + low food prices + "snacking, grazing" culture + low self-discipline + certain cultural propensities + opaque food labeling + "don't tell me what to put in my body" American attitude + health insurance that fixes problems but won't prevent them + city plans that encourage short card rides + dwindling outdoor recreation areas + video game culture + increasing "screen" time + guzzling soft drinks + eating more meals at restaurants + desk jobs + less smoking (no, really) = higher rates of obesity” – Consumerist commentor Johnfrombrooklyn
Food Movie Clip of the Week
Multiple scenes from “Under the Tuscan Sun”
This user-generated video features a bunch of clips from my favorite Diane Lane movie, including the two very best parts: the dinners and Raoul Bova. Seriously, if you haven’t seen this thing, Netflix it now. It’s the best chick flick, ever.
Totally Unrelated Extra Special Bonus of the Week
The Hunt for the Worst Movie of All Time at Videogum
A few months ago, Gabe saw an awful Kevin Bacon movie called Death Sentence. Afterwards, he gave himself a mission: to discover a film more terrible than Death Sentence. These are his findings. (Included: Powder, Elizabethtown, and the worst movie I’ve had the misfortune to see in the last few years, Dan in Real Life.)