Silver Lining to Gas Prices?

Nobody likes the gas price trends, but heres a paper that points out a possible good side. It links low gas prices and obesity. The idea is that higher prices make people drive less, walk more, and eat less unhealthy restaurant food. This assumes that people cook more healthy meals than restaurants, I guess. I know, "correlation is not causation", but it's interesting anyway. In that spirit, (and in celebration of International Talk like a Pirate Day) here's another one showing a relationship between lack of pirates and global warming.

Literal Translation Game

Remember the telephone game? Here's what happens when you do it with movie dialog, translating from English to Chinese back to English: Star War Episode III: The Backstroke of the West Thanks John, well worth the time spent reading.

Chase, Heidi, and Family