Tryptophan a myth

A day after Turkey Day and I think it necessary to debunk the belief that turkey causes you to fall asleep after a Thanksgiving dinner. NOT TRUE. Without going into the scientific details, which you can read on many different sites, including these .... one ..... two. Bottom line, it is not the turkey which does contain the sleep inducing tryptophan, but rather the starches and sugar, not to mention the alcohol. So, don't blame the turkey.


Please don't squeeze the Charmin

It is only fitting that we stop and take note of the passing of an icon. Yes, Dick Wilson, more affectionately known as Mr. Whipple has passed away at the age of 91 at the Motion Picture & Television Hospital in Woodland Hills, CA. Even though his commercials were most annoying, he became a household name and amazingly appeared in over five hundred commercials over a twenty one year span. Egads. Of course he had other credits, but who cares about them. I just wonder if there will be a roll put in his casket with him. Inquiring minds want to know.
Watch him here.



Yes, this is a post about nothing. I feel like Jerry and George going to NBC. I know I should have a lot to post about being able to choose from a myriad of topics. Our trip to LA to see K&T&K&Q, or the flight home where they replaced an engine on the plane, then my aching ears when landing, or the three brothers' trip to Cooperstown and the wonderful dinner we had with local flavor, or my not being able to get rid of this cold which has prevented me from visiting the NJ grandsons, or I could write my thoughts on Barry Bonds, or A-Rod, or about the Chinese woman who had a 33 pound tumor removed from her abdomen, or that in Australia Santas can't say "HO, HO, HO" because it is offensive to women. Yes there are a lot of things to write about, but I am not. Maybe next time.