The History of Crisco, or What I Learned at Berkeley

I was just reading this article on the death of trans fats, thinking sheesh, will you people make up your mind, when I caught the Crisco quote: When Procter & Gamble debuted Crisco in 1911, it was billed: “It’s all vegetable! It’s digestible!” The shortening was also kosher, leading to the even better (worse?) slogan:…

Codeswitching

My taste in music is lamentably mainstream, but I’m old, so it’s rare I’m actually familiar with a popular song. Still, even I have heard Blurred Lines on the radio. So at my forum, someone linked in the oh so completely not safe for work video, which is nonetheless pretty fun, feminists be damned. So…