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Omnivore - Wendy's auditory aphrodisiac, kosher prison food...

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Wendy's has come under fire for giving children a CD that features Donna Summer singing her disco hit "Last Dance." The problem is that instead of singing "I'm so bad" on the CD, Summer is singing "I'm so horny," according to some upset mothers in Atlanta and elsewhere.

Actually, dear mothers, the entire song is about hooking up. It was for a long time the song Backstreet, the defunct Midtown disco, played as it was closing — a warning that it was your "last chance for romance tonight."  But, hey, if mothers who feed their children unhealthy fast food want to make an issue out of one word in the song, go for it....

Who knew federal law requires that prisoners be offered kosher food? This is the intro to a letter published by The Yeshiva World News:

My son was arrested on Wednesday, June 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, and currently sits in the Dekalb County Jail.

He has spent the fourth night in a row in a holding cell with 63 other inmates. He has slept on the floor because of severe overcrowding, and, despite my desperate phone calls to the jail morning, noon, and night; and despite my phone calls to Sheriff Tom Brown, neither I, nor the kind and competent Dr. Joseph Crespin from the Aleph Institute, have succeeded in getting my son Kosher food.



According to Federal Law (Section 42, Chapter 21c), my son is guaranteed access to Kosher food and religious materials....

More and more companies are offering their employees financial rewards to lose weight. Some studies find, however, that people lose more weight when they stand to lose money already allotted to them.  Sometimes, the money that could be padding a participant's wallet goes to a truly horrible beneficiary:

Besides employers, a few companies market refundable bond contracts to people trying to lose weight. Using a twist of black humor, a company called StickK.com, sends the forfeited money from those who fail to an organization the customer despises.

"The most popular is the George W. Bush Presidential Library," said Sam Espinosa, a company spokesman. "Last year, we sent $6,000 to them."