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Madonna May Have To Adopt A White Baby

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I can’t say I’m unhappy about this report on CNN and other sites this morning. I mean, I’m all for wealthy celebrities trying to help out kids who are less fortunate, but this whole thing about white celebs adopting black kids just has a whole slew of things wrong with it, in my opinion.

I mean, it just reeks of something that is done because it’s fashionable or trendy. I mean, Angelina Jolie can’t seem to stop, and now Madonna wants a second. And yes, it’s a great “lottery-winning” moment for the kid that does get adopted. But what about all the kids who don’t get adopted? Wouldn’t it make more sense for these celebrities to use their fame and fortune to bring more awareness to helping children in the third world? Bono does this, and yet people think he’s annoying. Because apparently everyone hates that bipartisan, let’s-put-our-differences-aside-for-the-sake-of-the-children crap, right? So I don’t quite get that. I think he’s done far more for the children of Africa than Brangelina or Madge have.

Also, last time I checked, there were hundreds of thousands of kids right here in the good ol’  US of A that needed loving homes. But I guess it’s just not cool to adopt American kids.


Written by Jason Stroming

April 3, 2009 at 8:25 am

Hostess Chocodiles

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Ok, I haven’t had any of these since I was a kid. And I used to love them. For those who don’t know what they are, they are basically chocolate-covered Twinkies. As if Twinkies are not good enough, someone had the brilliant idea to cover them in chocolate. I know a lot of these companies won’t distribute products in areas where demand is low, and I guess New York City is one of those “low demand” areas. Go figure. But I found this website, so I may just have to order some of these to feed my cravings. God bless the internet.

Written by Jason Stroming

March 29, 2009 at 8:19 pm

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