A nod to Pink Floyd/TWoO? Unlikely. But a guy can dream. (Somewhere, over the Dark Side of the Rainbow, a candy company creative executive develops a product specifically designed for college clichés…)
(Christopher Hitchens) and I once had a weekday lunch that began at 1 p.m. and ended at 11:30 p.m. I spent the next three weeks begging to be euthanized; he went home and wrote a dissertation on Orwell.
John Alleman, a 52-year-old unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill — a restaurant notorious for exorbitantly and intentionally high-calorie fare such as “the Triple Bypass Burger” — has died of a heart attack, according to owner John Basso.
As CBS News reports, the restaurant has come under scrutiny for previous incidents in which regular patrons died of heart-related complications, and the flippant attitude that Basso has demonstrated towards critics of his restaurant’s active encouragement of obesity and unhealthy lifestyles.
Reducing demand for shark fin soup is the most important thing we can do to protect sharks from being driven to extinction. This demand has created the unsustainable, virtually unrestrained killing of sharks. Tens of millions of sharks a year are killed for the shark fin trade.
A survey conducted by our PR agency Grayling in Singapore confirmed findings of a 2011 Bloom study in Hong Kong indicating a significant number of people in Chinese communities are aware of the problems associated with shark fin soup. They want to stop or curtail their consumption. But our study also found that despite their willingness to stop eating shark’s fin soup, they continue to eat and even serve it because of the strong social pressure to do so. More cultural reinforcement is necessary to show that now is the time to act on your convictions and reject shark fin soup.