Wednesday, June 03, 2015


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Via Ron Metzger

This is a terrific test. And it shows results in a number of ways. It surely indicates that the majority of Americans don't know what's going on. 

It's astonishing that so many people got less than half right. The results say that 80% of the (voting) public doesn't have a clue, and that's pretty scary. 

There are no tricks here -- just a simple test to see if you are current on your information.     This is quite a good quiz and the results are somewhat shocking. 

Test your knowledge with the challenge of 12 questions, then be ready to shudder when you see how others did:  If you get less than half correct, please cancel your voter registration. 

Click here: Test Your News IQ - Pew Research Center

Well, it's a current affairs drill, not an IQ testbut still interesting.  I said Malala Yousafzai was a Hollywood film star, and that was wrong.  But, are the results all that surprising?  I mean, Jay Leno pretty much had us prepared.

Just missed

Just a little more windage ...

Chipotles Pigs and Football


Yup, they photoshopped Ben Skowronek, a 3-star wide receiver from Fort eryone likes Chipotle, but young people like it even more than they like neon tank tops and cell phone apps that only do one thing each. Every other restaurant wants to be like Chipotle because of this.

Chipotle has set up shop near just about every college campus because campuses have lots of young people, in my opinion. Colleges can brag about this because colleges are also in the business of marketing to young people.

And nobody's more in the business of marketing to young people than college football teams are. How long will it be until a college football team tries to woo a recruit based on how near its campus is to a Chipotle? Yeah, that's already happened.

Since Chipotle proximity is now a competitive factor for football programs (shhhh, of course it is), it's time to rank all of FBS, based on's listings and Google Maps. All 128 teams and the in-limbo UAB are included, and you can type your conference's name to narrow the list.

We have a Chipotle nearby; it's where we go most when we want fast food that's not pizza.  Last week we stopped in for some taco salad.  A sign on the front door warned "SORRY, NO CARNITAS."  I always just ask for pork, so I sort of assumed carnita was Messican for excluding people not wearing a shirt. Once inside another sign cleared that up.
No Carnitas
"We are presently unable to find a source for responsibly raised pork."

* responsibly raised pork?*

All the images flashing through your mind right now about piglets in diapers? .. I see them.  And the  three legged pig joke too.
  And, somewhere,  there arehave to beresponsibly pampered avocados being raised; how else explain Chipotle's $2.50 charge for a dollop of guacamole on your carnita?