Drinkers outlive teetotalers

[A new paper] in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that — for reasons that aren’t entirely clear — abstaining from alcohol does tend to increase one’s risk of dying, even when you exclude former drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers’ mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers. Turns out I’m … Continue reading Drinkers outlive teetotalers

My favorite Duke is Zeibert

More deep thoughts from Larry King: My theory of the day… the only people who show up for class reunions are those who have aged well. Am I right!? less than a minute ago via web It’s a full moon tonight. Do you think that affects people’s behavior? 3:21 PM Aug 24th via web

Would Jesus fly coach?

Might as well milk this fifth anniversary thing with a Sunday-appropriate flashback, first posted on 8/28/05. For the record, Bishop Eddie Long remains a “respected” religious leader in the community. WWJD, Part II? Buy a Bentley! That’s what Bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta did with the proceeds from a charity, aptly named for himself. Seemingly … Continue reading Would Jesus fly coach?

Scientology gibberish

More from the Malcontent’s first week, excerpted from a Scientology newsletter intended for one of the cult’s members: Your Progress to OT (Arbitraries Cancelled!) “The announcement of the Golden Age of Tech marked a watershed in our application of the tech. It placed into all our org Academies the ability to train perfect auditors at … Continue reading Scientology gibberish

Profiting from pregnancy

Someone is paying Bristol Palin $14,000 to speak about single motherhood. When it comes to exploiting conservative pocketbooks, no one can touch the Palin gals.