Soda consumption has changed — a lot. The typical person now consumes 190 calories a day from sugary drinks, up from 70 a day in the late 1970s. That 120-calorie increase represents about one-half of the total daily caloric increase during that span, C.D.C. data shows. … [Read more...] about State Lawmakers Trot Out Their Worst Slippery-Slope Arguments Against Soda Tax
MEDIA • Martha Stewart’s arm was lost, but then it was found. [Gawker] • NBC, CBS, and PSB will be moderating the three presidential debates between John McCain and Barack Obama. ABC is conspicuously missing from that list. Did it get the shaft because of the poor reaction to the network’s April debate between Obama and Hillary Clinton? [Mixed Media/Portfolio] • Bob Pittman, who paid $2 million for a controlling stake in Daily Candy back in 2003, just cashed out by selling the e-letter to Comcast for about $125 million. That’s a $123 million return on his investment. [NYT] • Activist investor Carl Icahn hired a Reuters reporter to blog for him. [DealBook/NYT] FINANCE NYP]U.S. Treasury has hired Morgan Stanley for $95,000 to advise them on the futures of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. [NYT, DealBook/NYT]DealBook/NYT] … [Read more...] about If Martha Stewart Had Only One Arm, How Would She Garden and Decoupage?
Some lawmakers expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of this move. “It seems to me that if someone is aware of corruption in any form, they don’t need a billboard to tell them,” former head of the Assembly’s ethics committee Daniel O’Donnell told the New York Daily News. “It’s not like the people don’t know what the FBI is and what they’ve been doing. But maybe I’m wrong.” … [Read more...] about Billboards in Albany Begging Drivers to Report Crime by Committing Other Crime
Fox News: What was your life like after “I Love Lucy”?Thibodeaux: Wherever I went, it would always come up that I was Little Ricky. It was a large portion of my life. I just didn’t want to be known as this Little Ricky guy all the time, you know. It just wasn’t cool back in the beginning. But throughout the years, it just became like, "Well, you know what? It’s not really a bad show after all.” It actually held its own and it’s been honored as one of the top shows ever. I would have never thought, or none of us would have ever thought it would have [ever reached] where it is now, as far as its legendary status. … [Read more...] about ‘I Love Lucy’ star Keith Thibodeaux recalls playing ‘Little Ricky,’ working alongside Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz