Archive for November, 2012

Study: More drivers on drugs than booze

Let's hope he's not getting behind the wheel anytime soon. (AP Photo)

Let's hope he's not getting behind the wheel anytime soon. (AP Photo)

Twice as many drivers are impaired by drugs than alcohol, according to a $650,000 study paid for by the U.S. government, which, despite being $16 trillion in debt, is spending money like a drunken sailor on ecstasy.

Speaking of bankrupt governments, the study was conducted in California, where survey takers risked death to “wave over hundreds of late-night California motorists over two weekends this summer.”

Oddly enough, 1,300 people agreed to pull over and take a survey, according to an article in The Orange County Register.  Drivers were paid $20 for their time, saliva, and presumably, honesty.

Tests showed that 14 percent of drivers had at least one drug in their system. Marijuana tokers accounted for more than half of the positive drug tests. Illegal drugs and prescription or over-the-counter medications that could impair driving, were responsible for the rest.

The test was able to determine if …

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Oprah tweets Microsoft Surface love from iPad

oprah-tweetFew mortals can afford to shop like Oprah Winfrey. Fortunately for modern peasantry, however, she’s willing to share her “Favorite Things” each year so we can try to be more like her while Christmas shopping.

Some of the items she mentions are even affordable.

Like Microsoft’s Surface tablet computer, which retails for a mere $500 or so.

The former daytime talk show host likes the Surface so much she’s collecting them like bargain bin copies of “A Million Little Pieces.”

Sunday, she (or someone controlling her Twitter account) tweeted “Gotta love that SURFACE! Have bought 12 already for Christmas gifts. ”

Unfortunately for Microsoft, who may or may not have paid for the publicity, the tweet emanated from an iPad.

Ouch!

Oprah’s affair with the Surface must be a mere dalliance.

In 2010,  she danced around an iPad adorned with angel wings. ”From our very first moment together, I knew it had stolen my heart,” she said. Let’s hope Oprah’s spiritual partner, Stedman Graham, …

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