Shoes and Greed

Nike Little
Nike and College Athletics
Original cartoon by Jeremy Lin

  It’s a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes. Michael Jordan Recruiting promising athletes for collegiate programs is big business. Basketball and football are proven moneymakers for almost any college or university. Alumni contribute generously to their alma

Posted in Business & Finance, Education

Daylight Saving Time: Another Capitalist Plot

Spring Forward Cartoon
Spring Forward

Clocks determine so much of daily life. Businesses open at the same time every day, schools start at the same time every day, we commute to work at the same time every day, and we leave work at the same

Posted in Anthropology, Business & Finance, Politics

Cotton in the Bottle

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Cotton in the Bottle

I have taken a lot of pills lately, and recently, I was reminded of an Andy Rooney commentary on CBS News 60 Minutes.  Rooney was the quintessential curmudgeon, and had the uncanny ability to find irony and humor in the

Posted in Anthropology

Unapologetically Average

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Words associated with "average."

I aspire to be average, normal, regular, unexceptional. Odd, right? Considering that being characterized as average is usually seen as an insult. In our society, parents are admonished to do all they can to enhance the self-esteem of their offspring.

Posted in Science

Big Pharma and the Evening News

Cialis Tubs
Matching Bathtubs and ED?

What do chronic idiopathic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstruation, deep vein thrombosis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, neuropathic pain, partial seizures, erectile dysfunction, pulmonary arterial hypertension, and dyspareunia (painful intercourse) have in common?  All of these

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