It's been a few weeks, but the Trendwatch is back. Let's see what we've been missing:
First off, as we've always suspected, organic food will kill your baby! That's because "Big Vegan" just looooves it some arsenic. Turns out that organic brown rice syrup, an ingredient in many organic all-natural baby foods, may contain amounts of arsenic far in excess of the federally recommended amounts. Kind of disconcerting to discover that there IS a federally recommended amount of arsenic, but I guess arsenic is the new riboflavin. Anyway, BABY FOOD ARSENIC (10) kind of makes high fructose corn syrup sound not so bad.
Ready for some good news? OIL PRICES (9) held steady! Of course, that was only after they surged earlier this week on news that Iran might cut off European supplies. Even so, we're happy to report a story with the word "surge" in it that doesn't involve Santorum--of any definition.
A new study suggests a relationship between SLEEP AND ALZHEIMER'S (8). Specifically, people who wake up frequently during the night may be at higher risk of the disease. Great! I have always had a problem sleeping through the night.
Also, a new study suggests a relationship between SLEEP AND ALZHEIMER'S (8). Specifically, people who wake up frequently during the night may be at higher risk of the disease. Great! I have always had a problem sleeping through the night. (That joke just NEVER gets old.)
The Kennedys are trendy again! Were they ever not? JOSEPH KENNEDY III (7) is running for Congress, while JACKIE KENNEDY (6) is still dead. Her White House Tour special turns 50, though, so her vital hold on American culture continues. ALCOHOLISM (5) is also trendy, but that may just be a coattail effect from the whole Kennedy thing.
CISSY HOUSTON (4), Whitney's mom, is "devastated" over her daughter's death. This is what passes for journalism these days? In an equally shocking story, a majority of women surveyed find George Clooney "handsome."
In honor of President's weekend, the San Francisco area will experience a BAY BRIDGE CLOSING (3) this weekend. San Francisco department stores anticipate a profitable weekend and are advertising major discounts on items that no one will be able to get to.
JULIA ROBERTS (2) and Meryl Streep will play a mother-daughter pair in a film adaptation of "August: Osage County." Only Julia Roberts, though, is trendy. Had Meryl gone ahead with the original plan, in which she would have played both roles, as well as the role of Winston Churchill (written into the screenplay just to give Streep the chance at a Best Supporting Actor Oscar)., she might have made the cut.
Finally, the top spot on the Trendwatch goes to none other than MONICA LEWINSKY (1). Because, like the Trendwatch itself, illicit presidential fellatio just never goes out of style.