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Larry David Teaches Christian Slater the Unwritten Rules of Hors D'Oeuvres Consumption [video]

From last night's Curb Your Enthusiasm: At a party, Larry David spots Christian Slater, who, considering his career lately, is indulging a little too heavily in the caviar. As Slater goes over his "allotment," Larry David tells him: "We have unwritten laws in our society... You take a little bit, and then you step away [...]

Pilgrim's Pride, Largest Chicken Producer, Files For Bankruptcy [shenanigans]

Pilgrim's Pride, a chicken producer we've never heard of, is filing chapter 11. Despite never actually clocking in on our radar, Pilgrim's Pride is was the number one chicken producer, and now they've been done in by ... the rising cost of chicken feed.
Intriguingly, this could be a matter of fowl play [Did you actually [...]

Freakonomics: Bacon Defies Rational Choice

Justin Wolfers of the Freakonomics blog manages to turn bacon ice cream into a lesson on rational choice:
Bacon: Delicious! Ice cream: My favorite! The combination of bacon and ice cream: a direct threat to my views of economics.
You see, every bite was awful. It wasn’t even really good bacon; it was cheap bacon bits scattered [...]

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