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The Other Red Meat: Want Some Horse Meat With That Beef?

A Meaty Matter: Truth in Advertising

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Artist’s Rendition

Horse Meat seems to be de rigueur on menus across Europe these days. Personally, having horse for dinner is not my thing, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

One huge issue around this galloping food trend — or mane attraction —  is that this horse meat is being passed off as beef at several chain establishments and food corporations throughout Europe.

These venues (Ikea, Nestle, Taco Bell) have admitted that suppliers duped  them by selling them horse meat that was labeled as beef.

FILM IN FOCUS: “My Man Godfrey” (1936) — the first “Downton Abbey”?

My Man Godfrey (1936) — the “Downton Abbey” of Its Time

Starring William Powell and Carole Lombard — with a supporting cast of talented actors such as Mischa AuerEugene Pallette, and Alice Brady — the film is often billed as the first “screwball” comedy. I do love this film for it’s fast-paced wit and bubbly dialogue.

Carole Lombard and William Powell are two of my favorite actors from this era. By the time they had made this film together, the two had already been married and divorced — to EACH OTHER — so perhaps that explains why their on-screen chemistry is so electric. I’m inspired by how they seem to have remained friends after their marriage and go on to create this enduring classic together.

From the Vault: My 2006 Interview With “Business Week”

What my ‘vault’ would look like if it actually existed.

“Enough with the Shoot ’em Ups: Skunk’s Margaret Wallace develops casual games. Turns Out the Market for them is Huge.”
— Business Week, 2006

 

On the heels of my write-up on The Sheenification of America, I thought it might be fun to take things down a few notches.

So, today, I’m digging deep into my non-existent “Vault” that, if it actually existed, would all sorts of remembrances and ephemera from the world of tech, media or gaming.

Is the Whole (Tech) World Going “Charlie Sheen”?

“Take this job and shove it — I ain’t working here no more.”
— David Allen Coe, the original Charlie Sheen

The “Sheenification” of America?

Charlie Sheen: Madman? Genius? Both?

There must be something in the air these days. It’s a bit hard to pinpoint but I will try: When I take a deep breath, a really deep breath, I smell the heady fragrance of renunciation hanging in the air of public discourse. Can you smell it, too? The fetid air of discontent? In both personal and professional spheres, we’re witnessing the abandonment of the keeping up of appearances. In place of “sucking it up” when faced with life’s adversities, there’s been a radical rejection — even condemnation — of possessing any quiet comportment whatsoever.