I’ve been on a quest to find a quality deodorant. I don’t want an antiperspirant, I don’t want aluminum content, I don’t want parabens. I want natural and effective.

First I tried Tom’s of Maine, in several different scents (and unscented) and none of it was at all effective.

Then I found Herbal Clear, which was equally disappointing.

On a recent trip to Target I found JASON, which purports to be “pure, natural, and organic.” It may well be all of those things, but it does not work.

Most recently, I found that Arm & Hammer has what they called their Essentials deodorant, which is aluminum- and paraben-free and ACTUALLY WORKS. I don’t feel stinky, even by the end of a very long day, and I also don’t feel like I smell too perfumey. After trying this homemade deodorant recipe, this one is for sure going on my recommended list.


sage advice, indeed.

An old pal of mine from the days of yore at The Bird has come up with some sound financial advice in this uncertain time, which I would like to share, because it is awesome:

“If you had purchased $1,000 of AIG stock one year ago, you would have $42 left.

With Lehman, you would have $6.60 left. With Fannie or Freddie, you would have less than $5 left.

But if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling REFUND,you would have had $214.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.”



The area news recently reported:

A local high school football game turned violent after the marching band became a target of rocks and paint.

One student was struck by a rock and several band uniforms were damaged by red face paint.The game, which took place at Powell Junior High on Friday night, was played between Romeo High School and Macomb Dakota.

“We are not sure what they were using to throw (at the band members),” Capt. John Roberts said. “Apparently, from what we gather, no one saw who threw the items but the matter remains under investigation.” No one was seriously injured.

Seriously?! Throwing stuff at the friggin’ marching band? How much weaker can you get?

*WTD is a newly coined phrase, credit due to picturegift. Originally a possible IM typo, WTD = What The Dick?!


I wanna decide who lives and who dies.

I wanna decide who lives and who dies

The folks at Satellite News have come up with a brilliant product: MST3K quote shirts. They’re quite affordable and there are a ton of great quotes to choose from. The one pictured above is my favorite (it’s always been one of my favorite MST3K quotes of all time), but I also dig this one. I’d like to see them add “Hope you slept well, ’cause it’s time to die!” and “I wanted to play hopscotch with the impenetrable mystery of existence, but he stepped in a wormhole and had to go in early.”

via The Underwire