Monthly Archives: August 2011

Big Tobacco sues U.S. government over warning labels as being too “depressing”

File this one under, “you have to be absolutely shitting me.” Five Big Tobacco companies, led by (cue shock) R.J. Reynolds, the sleaziest of the sleaze Big Tobacco companies, filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration over graphic warning … Continue reading

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The cartoon they showed me on my last night on Earth

When I was 9 I became seriously ill with a very severe case of bronchitis that wouldn’t respond to antibiotics. I developed an extremely high fever (105 at one point) and was hospitalized. I actually don’t remember very much about … Continue reading

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