Wednesday, September 12, 2012

because we didn't re-elect this guy

In the late 1970s then President Jimmy Carter warned Americans that "too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption," and that the "piling up of material goods" led to an "emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose."
Can you believe it? Thirty five years ago we had a president who put on a sweater and admonished us to turn down our thermostats. Then he told us not to go out and buy stuff because it wouldn't make us happy.
No wonder he didn't get re-elected.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

40+ ingredients

Enriched wheat flour [flour, barley malt, ferrous sulfate (iron), "8" vitamins (niacin, Thiamine mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), folic acid)], dextrose, vegetable shortening (soybean, palm and hydrogenated cottonseed oil), water, sugar. Contains 2% or less of: nonfat milk, soy flour, mono and diglycerides, tapioca dextrin, corn dextrin, guar gum, karaya gum, cornstarch, cellulose gum, enzymes, modified corn starch, citric acid, wheat starch, partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening (soybean and cottonseed oil), titanium dioxide (color), extracts of aninatto and turmeric (color), natural and artificial flavors, sorbic acid and sodium propionate and potassium sorbate and calcium propionate (to retain freshness). Contains wheat, milk, soybeans and egg.

These are the 40+ ingredients in mini-powdered doughnuts.
Interesting that "8" vitamins seems to break down to only four ingredients. Guess that's why the number eight is in parenthesis.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ten minutes

Ten minutes. The amount of time that elapsed before we glimpsed trash floating in the Bay of Fundy from the deck of the Princess of Acadia.