Tuesday, June 5, 2007
He was so grateful he offered the kids whatever they wanted. The first kid says, "I want to go to Disneyland."
Bush says, "No problem, I'll take you there on Air Force One."
The second kid says, "I want a new pair of Nike Air Jordan's."
Bush says, "I'll get them for you and even have Michael sign them!!"
The third kid says, "I want a motorized wheelchair with a built in TV and stereo headset!"
Bush is a little perplexed by this and says, "But you don't look like you're handicapped."
The kid says, "I will be after my dad finds out I saved you from drowning!!!"
Potato chips turn 150 this year
They're STILL not good for your waistline
Potato chips are a whole lot like those disreputable guys — or girls — mom used to warn us about.
We know they are bad for us, yet we can’t help ourselves. We’re drawn to them time and time again, savoring the momentary pleasure they offer even though we know no good will come of it.
At 150, you’re still the temptress you were in your youth.
Covered with salt, loaded with fat and virtually devoid of nutritional value, the ubiquitous chip continues to captivate full-bodied Americans who eat about $6 billion worth — that’s 6.6 pounds per person — annually.
What is it about potato chips that creates such slavish devotion, such gluttonous indulgence?
“It’s just a neat combination of fat and salt,” says dietitian Ginger Patterson, who admits to the occasional craving herself.
Like so many treacherous food characters, potato chips appear harmless, but they represent the potato in its least nutritious form, says Brie Turner-McGrievy, dietitian with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C.
A seven-ounce baked potato has 220 calories (3 percent from fat) and contains five grams of fiber plus vitamin C, potassium, iron and other nutrients. By comparison, one and one-half ounces of chips have the same number of calories, but 60 percent come from fat. There’s a single gram of fiber in a serving and little or no vitamins.
THIS MAY SAVE A LIFE!
Preliminary numbers show 1,683 people played the popular early '70s guitar riff on Sunday at Community America Ballpark."I thought it was going to be kind of cheesy," said Hannah Koch, of Prairie Village, who came clad in an elf costume. "But after I got here, I got caught up in the excitement of it."One of the participants, John Cardona of Hanford, California, said he brought felt-tip pens so he could get others to sign his guitar.