13 March 2010

Women Drunk When Bear Bit Off Fingers at Zoo - so what?

This was a headline to go with the story. And the lede ads "Investigators say the 47-year-old had a blood alcohol level of .16 - twice the legal driving limit." Probably aiming for a new offense: BWUI (Bear Watching Under Influence). Or is it that the alcohol-soaked fingers are irresistible to bears?

Not at all clear to me why this aspect is so important in this case.The headline that could have described the case better wold be: "Women Stupid When Bear Bit Off Fingers at Zoo".

In related news - Health Gestapo strikes again:

The legislation, which Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, D-Brooklyn, introduced on March 5, would fine restaurants $1,000 for each violation.
What is the violation? Using salt in food preparation. Notice how Mr Ortiz stubbornly uses "sodium" for what we used to call "salt" for thousand years... First they come for the smokers, remember? Then for the diners. Now it's eat your food unsalted... bleh.