2. Speaking of "natural health," the people who hold that pretty much anything can be accomplished through diet and exercise...well, they have a valid point, but I still think there's a significant flaw in that philosophy. To wit, they seem to think that health is simply a single measure, like a life bar in a video game. From what I've seen and experienced (which, admittedly, isn't exactly hard data), it's completely possible to be healthy in some respects and unhealthy in others.
3. I've heard that there's been a certain amount of controversy over the latest Family Guy episode, which is kind of bizarre. I mean, the last new episode before that had a running joke about Peter being raped, and it's this new one that gets flak? I kind of feared the worst when they introduced the girls with Downs Syndrome, but they ended up treading pretty lightly as far as Seth MacFarlane shows go. Of course, Bill O'Reilly's complaint on the show has nothing to do with mocking mental illness, and everything to do with (surprise, surprise) someone having different political views than him. See, at one point, the girl says her mother is the former Governor of Alaska. You know, because Sarah Palin has a kid with Downs Syndrome? Honestly, the joke really didn't make much sense, as far as I could tell, but it was slightly amusing. To O'Reilly and Palin, however, it constitutes an "attack on her family." My God, what horrible network would air such a terribly insulting program? Oh, wait, the same one that employs O'Reilly. But we already know Mr. Falafel and Mrs. Deathpanel are people who can dish it out but not take it. What I don't get is how someone who gets indignant about two-second jokes on comedy shows can reasonably expect to be President. Hey, I'll admit I'm too personally sensitive to hold public office, so why can't you, Sarah? Oh, by the way, the FG character said her dad was an accountant, which Todd Palin isn't, so why aren't you bitching about the implication that you have an illegitimate child? Or did you not pay that much attention?