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April 22nd, 2011
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Sink your teeth into today's top stories from around the globe.

  • Following Aziz Ansari's lead, we will now be referring to tortillas as "bean blankies" and fried chicken as "chicky-chicky fry-fry." - Eater

  • Actresses eating in public: A phenomenon explored. - Slate

  • Composting farm-to-table scraps sends the table back to the farm. - Business Week

  • Don't steal Mommy's juice! Two mom-marketed wine companies are in a trademark battle over the use of the word "mommy." - TIME

  • Making a toaster from scratch is really freaking hard. - Gizmodo
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  1. Evil Grin

    Ok, I have a question for Mothers, regarding the "mommy juice". Do you get tired of people labeling something "mommy" or "mom-friendly" or something and thinking that's enough to market to you. Or do you really go for the mom oriented products?

    This is not sarcastic. I'm actually curious.

    April 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Evil Grin

      "Mommy juice" makes me think of breastmilk and after 2 years of hearing the word "mommy" everytime I turn around, I'm pretty d@mn sick of it.

      April 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        See, that's what I thought, but we sure do see a lot of mom-targeting in ads. And not just for mom stuff, like diapers, kids clothes, etc. Like a candy bar maker would make a mommy-bar, which might be the same as a snickers, but says mommy on the packaging. People must go for it, though, or they would stop marketing this way.

        They don't do a lot of that for dads.

        April 22, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  2. Truth, Temporary Bachelor

    I remember when Thursday night on NBC was called "Must See TV", and it actually was. What is on now is just a downright shame. PLEASE tell me that "Outsourced" and "Community" are not coming back...

    April 22, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      I've never actually watched outsourced, but I like Community. Fits my extremely juvenile sense of humor well.

      April 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
    • Queen of Everything from the Castle@Truth

      Bite your tongue! I love Community but Outsourced could go.

      April 22, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
      • Truth, Temporary Bachelor@Queen, EGrin

        Whoever decided that in this economy, making a comedy about a moving jobs overseas should be shot, then drawn and quartered...

        April 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
      • Evil Grin

        Actually, I thought something similar when I first saw the name of the show. Were they crazy?

        April 22, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  3. The Witty One

    "Bean blankies"...I love it!

    April 22, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
    • Evil Grin

      Or Pre-chickens. I've heard fetal chickens before, but I like pre-chickens.

      April 22, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
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