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Archive for the ‘ Humor ’ Category

11 Jan

The Sisson Spoof

Coffins can be cute. They even come with cheese!

9 Jan

For Serious?

Sara here. There are days when the news is slow. There are days when the news is groundbreaking. And then there are days when the news is just so odd, you have to check it out. The daily health bites are coming shortly, but in the meantime, you’ll want to click this stuff out. The […]

9 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Gogurt

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with Gogurt. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t calcium on-the-go better than a popsicle? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: Apparently, kids can’t […]

5 Jan

Exercise Motivation That Works

There’s a lot of advice about exercise floating around out there. Everyone knows they need to work out, yet most of us don’t (well, everyone except you, dear Apples – right?). The big problem is motivation. Let’s face it: we just don’t feel like it. – We know we need to. – Once we get […]

4 Jan

The Sisson Spoof

It was cool to learn that they love the MDA over at USA Today. There’s probably not so much love for us at McDonald’s right now. Can’t please everyone!

3 Jan

Scientists Perplexed: Issue ‘Impossible Calorie Award’

We had to bring in an auxiliary team of researchers just to help us out with this one. (They were not from Denmark.) Chili’s restaurant offers so many impossibly caloric meals, two scientists resigned in protest and a third left only a note with the words “I fold” written shakily in the lower left corner. […]

2 Jan

Is There One for Better Hair, Too?

It’s been quite a day for the beverage industry here at the MDA. Is an Annoying Drink Award in the works? Who can say? The latest scam trend is Borba, the alleged wrinkle-preventing, skin-clarifying, change-your-life drink. Aside from the fact that I’m not about to drink something that’s actually pastel in color, the science is […]

2 Jan

Negative Calorie Soft Drink

The crafty folks at Coke have invented yet another canned liquid. We’re a little disappointed that it doesn’t come in lime, vanilla, cherry, cherry vanilla, cherry lime vanilla, or even blue. Oh, well. The soft drink, Enviga, does play into the new craze for “healthy” soda alternatives full of energizing ingredients and enough caffeine to […]

2 Jan

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Pita Chips

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with pita chips. But Fuming Fuji, you ask, aren’t pita chips healthy? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: The Fuming Fuji was blinded […]

28 Dec

The Sisson Spoof

Disclaimer: For the record, Pizza Hut wants you to know that their pizzas fulfill as many as four food groups in a single meal. Where’s my gold star… Technorati Tags: food groups, pizza nutrition information, spoof, Pizza Hut

28 Dec

Real Men Eat Lettuce

I don’t know whether to laugh or cringe at the bizarre-but-true existence of the Heart Attack Grill. Call it vulgar, call it wasteful, call it offensive – but someone’s eating there. A lot of someones. And I guarantee you they’re not healthy. The Heart Attack Grill: the restaurant that so prides itself on inducing heart […]

26 Dec

Sweet! More Fun Ways Marketers Trick Us

Did you know? Bakeries and confectioners’ shops often pipe fake aromas into the air because the scent of sugar is so emotionally powerful. (In fact, sugar is addictive.) Supermarkets select that cheesy music for a reason: marketers have figured out which tunes reduce our blink rates, causing a “somnolent” state. In other words, Celine really […]

26 Dec

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Children’s Restaurant Menus

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with children’s restaurant menus. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, kids are so picky – restaurants have to offer what kids will eat, right? The […]

21 Dec

Magic Mushrooms & the Boy Who Felt No Pain

The world of drug development is complicated, fascinating and sometimes, just plain wacky. Here are two new potential drugs-in-the-making which may have some excellent therapeutic benefits (hey, not all drugs are bad): Ok, Which Frog-Licker Figured This Out? Call it accidental scientific discovery, but I suspect at least one of these researchers has a rebellious […]

21 Dec

The Sisson Spoof

Technorati Tags: Snickers, most popular candy bar, junk food, spoof

19 Dec

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Macaroni and Cheese

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with macaroni and cheese. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, isn’t mac ‘n cheese at least rich in complex carbohydrates, calcium and protein? The Fuming […]

18 Dec

Rotten Apple Award

This month’s Rotten Apple Award goes to Mesunique, a quack product being marketed as a cellulite and weight-loss cream. “Testimonials” claim fat loss of up to 20 pounds in just a month. The product is all over the infomercial network right now, and despite a truly amateur website (see below), the makers of Mesunique have […]

14 Dec

The Sisson Spoof

It’s great that KFC has announced it will eliminate trans fats from all menu items. But until this unethical bucket-for-bypass is off the production line, I will continue to have less respect for KFC than I do for child-proof packaging. On the other hand, at least they don’t pretend to care, which is more than […]

12 Dec

The Fuming Fuji Says No to Sports Drinks

The Fuming Fuji is outraged at the marketing of toxic food, especially when it’s aimed at the small fry. This week, the Fuming Fuji has decided to have a serious problem with sports drinks. But, Fuming Fuji, you ask, aren’t sports drinks really healthy, especially for child athletes? The Fuming Fuji says no! The claim: […]

11 Dec

We Take the Sting Out

Worker Bees’ Daily Bites 1) Taco Bell’s Fourth Meal Campaign – where they’re advising you to revisit mealtime late at night – is suddenly wrought with a lot of potential for humor in bad taste…and terrible puns. We’re not going to stoop to such low standards, but you can bet someone in the blogosphere will. […]

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