Thursday, June 5, 2008

Can't think of a headline

Cellphones and cancer. On national TV, three prominent neurosurgeons said they use them but recommend speakers or ear-pieces to keep the microwave antenna away from the brain. No link has yet been proven. But doubts linger when three biggies like these express concern. If they are correct we are in deep trouble. Even tiny risk among three billion users worldwide sounds like an epidemic. Facing a lifetime of exposure, children could be more vulnerable due to their thinner skulls that protects a still growing brains.

More culture changes awash in the price at the pump? High-octane fuel for race cars is up to $8.25 per gallon. Even more money is spent filling the truck-and-trailer rigs that haul the fast cars to the track on five buck diesel while getting 7,8, 9 miles per gallon. How long can the racetracks survive at those prices? Not that I care.

A study by Deloitte & Touche reveals English soccer teams are money machines. English Premier League clubs raked in $3 billion compared to $6.5 billion made by NFL teams over the same period. But, with less revenue sharing, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Barcelona, Chelsea and Arsenal each brought in more money that the Washington Redskins, the most profitable NFL team in America ($312 million).

In 2002, an international panel gathered in Rome to study world hunger. Opening day lunch menu included lobster and foie gras and good wine galore. This year, mindful of the uproar, the menu was toned down: pasta, spinach and sweet corn. Lesson learned?


The South Plainsman said...

George, you Democrats just insist on losing the redneck vote, i.e., the Reagan Democrat vote. You need to be more friendly to the guys that like beer and fast cars. LOL

George Phenix said...

If I could be certain Jessica Simpson is a Democrat, well, that would change things. I loved her body of work in Dukes of Hazzard.

Ken Martin said...

Racing's a rich man's game, George, so you needn't worry about the cost of racing gas or diesel to transport their million dollar machines. The three leading drivers in NASCAR right now have each won more than $2 million in this young season and the sale of hats, T-shirts and all that fan crap brings in zillions more.

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