Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Media Whorey-ness By Proxy.

I love the Los Angeles Times. My father has called it ‘that leftist rag’ (actually the LA Weekly -which I also love, cause I'm a damn, dirty hippy) for as long as I can remember. And while the LA Times does have a liberal bias, well, it’s fucking Los Angeles. The Los Angeles that's in California. We’re in a blue state, dammit! Besides, it’s not like the paper arrives on your porch covered with henna tattoos and scented with patchouli oil every morning. This isn’t San Francisco, for chrissakes.

In addition to reporting on all the bad times, heartache and serious stuff happening in the world, they have articles on the subjects I don’t see in other places. Examples:

Why pot is bad for your puppy dog.

The engaging details of Lil’ Kim’s jail sentence.

The financial success of a movie filled with penguins. (Which I actually really want to see...)

An entire article about ceviche.

How to climb Mount Whitney and not die.

How to use acupuncture to get pregnant.

And, of course, articles on fruit. Speaking of which:
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Random Fruit Fact: The Mulberry

"Mulberries grow in clusters, but each berry in a cluster ripens at a different time. Every tree is harvested three or four times, with care taken at each pass not to disturb the berries that have yet to ripen."

Here we go round the mulberry bush….. Learn more about the mulberry (hot damn some of that stuff looks tasty), here.

Posted by Spurious Nurse at 7/06/2005 04:00:00 PM

3 Comments

  1. Blogger Squirl posted at 6:23 PM  
    I didn't get a chance yet to check out your enticing articles but the fruit fact about mulberries made me post. They are the messiest things. For some reason people feel the need to plant them right next to sidewalks. They drop all that dark fruit so you can step on it and take it in on your carpeting. I'm sure they taste good, but for goodness' sake, plant 'em away from the sidewalk, folks. :-)
  2. Blogger Candace posted at 8:06 PM  
    Sadly, here in Cincinnati we have a right-wing media bias. Of course, the righties would disagree, but that's what they do.
  3. Anonymous lawbrat posted at 10:02 AM  
    Squirl- Im with ya! When ex hubby and I bought a house, it was winter. In the spring we realized there was a mulberry tree in the front yard, right by the front door. I would hose the area several times a day in the spring/summer/fall. We still had purple dots on the carpet in the living room. It came down the following summer. I simply couldnt deal with mulberries and their purple dye anymore.

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