MEDIA MATTERS

Hurricane Irma Exposes Cable News Networks

CNN and other cable news networks found that the worst Hurricane Irma devastation was not in Florida but in a worse place: their credibility.  After convincing the nation that Irma would devour the entire state of Florida, the hurricane fizzled in the Caribbean and left the hysterical media red-faced.  [More] 

IN THE TOILET

Houston Mayor Orders Residents to Flush More

In an executive order that conflicts with conventional wisdom and modern environmental ethics, Houston Mayor orders residents to flush their toilets more to help clear out floodwaters.  [More]

 

RIDE SHARING

The Top Ten Complaints About Uber and Lyft

With more and more people relying on so-called ride sharing provided by powerhouses Uber and Lyft, not all is perfect in the world.  The LBT's resident curmudgeon Charles C. Schultz sounds off on his top ten complaints.  [More]

RIGHTIST TRUMP

The Expert: Rumored Autistic Barron Trump Shakes D.C. To Its Core

Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of the president, arrived in D.C. wearing a now famous T-shirt bearing the message “The Expert.”  D.C. watchers claim that this message was not a mere accident.  Barron may be bringing a powerful, far-right influence into the West Wing.  [More]

 

ECON 101 OF TOUCHY

Economics Study: Masturbation Source Of Untapped Wealth

The cost of courtship goes up year after year. To get to first base case require a second mortgage for less attractive suitors. One economist claims that self-stimulation saves so much money that it just might make you rich.

Image Of Truck In Recently Released Mars Rover Photos Embarases NASA And Energizes Conspiracy Buffs

A scandal has tarnished the Mars rover project, one of the few bright spots in  recent years for the NASA space agency.

The controversy began after approximately 300 images were released to the public last week.  An amateur astronomer and hobbyist follower of the rover project, Andrew Lefkowitz, 11, of Bethesda, Maryland noticed a strange object in the background.  Using his computer, Lefkowitz magnified the object and found an unusual object – a 1920s Ford Model “A” pickup truck.  [More]

“If I Find Justin Bieber Sexy, That Don’t Make Me Gay Or Nothin’…  Does it?”

 SANTA MARINO – A study published in July’s edition of Modern Sociology Journal reaches a shocking conclusion: many men that live “straight” lives find teen crooner Justin Bieber to be “sexy.”  Even more impressively, when Bieber is dressed in a wig and makeup a whopping 82-percent of men classified him as “sexy.”

The study’s main author is Santa Marino College Professor Mati Norgaard.  “What this shows is that male sexuality is much more malleable than men are willing to admit,” said Norgaard.   [More]

 It's Not In My Head Doc, It's In YOUR Head

Boston, MA – “In my head, doc?  How about your head?”  At least that is what a new study says about doctors who attribute patients’ symptoms to a psychological problem.  According to a Boston University study, 48 percent of doctors misdiagnose symptoms as “in your head” as a self-defense mechanism when they fail to diagnose illness.

The study also said 28 percent of doctors surveyed said their doctor friends default to “it’s in your head,” and what’s even more alarming is that 60 percent of patients listen to these same doctors.  [More]

According To Researchers Modern Leaf Blowers Have Deep Roots In Mexican Heritage And Can Be Traced To Aztec Religious Ritual

Panoramic image of temples north of Mexico City.The piñata.  The taco.  The siesta.  The leaf blower.  Wait a minute, the leaf blower?  Yes, the leaf blower.  According to at least one researcher, the leaf blower is also a part of Mexican tradition.  In fact, the leaf blower likely can be traced to the pre-colonial era Mexico.

With the growth of Latino horticulture in the Sun Belt states, Rosa Alonzo-Diego, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Sonoran College in Casa Grande, Arizona believes that Latino gardeners are using a tool that can be traced to the ancient Aztec civilization.  [More]

GETTING IT UP

A New Study Bursts Old Stereotypes About Erectile Dysfunction And Points To Unattractive Spouses

A new study shows that many if not most men that experience erectile dysfunction (or "ED") are reacting to the unattractiveness of their spouses.  The findings come as a blow to the pharmaceutical companies and may have some couples examining their relationships.  [More]

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