HEB is recalling some of their Homestyle White Corn tortillas

For those of you that don’t have an HEB – my sympathies.

HEB is a supermarket chain that runs from mid to deep south Texas, and they’re very, very good. Once an HEB opens in a city, no other grocery store remains for long. They’ve got their own products that spank national brands senseless, and if it’s not on their super-sized store shelves, it’s not worth your time. I think there’s even a little HEB logo in the corner of all Texas flags.

Having said all that, today HEB announced they’re making a “voluntary and precautionary recall” on some of their Homestyle White Corn tortillas.

Nobody is sick, and nobody is hurt, but HEB noticed “on January 13, 2015 during quality assurance product reviews at [their] manufacturing facility… the possible presence of foreign material.”

The products to kick out are…

  • H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas 12 ct. packages with Best By dates of January 22, 2015 and earlier
  • H-E-B Homestyle White Corn Tortillas 30 ct. packages with Best By dates of January 22, 2015 and earlier

If you’ve got either of these, take them to a local HEB to get your money back. “Customers with concerns or questions may contact H-E-B Customer Relations at 210-938-8357 or 1-800-432-3113 between the hours of 8AM and 5PM Monday through Friday.”

Monday Morning Music : 01/12/15

Every Monday I like to post some music to start the week off on the right foot.

This week…

“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

“Elephants” – Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

…and finally, of particular significance this week, “I Won’t Back Down” – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Second week of the new year! Kick it up and knock it out!

A serious question on police body cameras and evidence admissibility

I have a serious question about police body cameras.

Supposing a police officer with a body camera apprehends a suspect.

In the process, the suspect says something very incriminating about the issue at hand.

The suspect had not been mirandized yet. (The whole “you have the right to remain silent” bit.)

Does the admission on the police officer’s body camera count?

On a traffic stop, the courts have found the stop to be a variation of an arrest and detention, so anything said or caught on the police officer’s vehicle camera during a traffic stop is admissible as evidence. However, in the “normal” performance of their duties, a police officer only arrests and detains an individual upon the announcement of such, which is always followed by a miranda warning to that suspect.

Speaking to a police officer with a body camera, about anything, is a whole new paradigm.

Assuming the admission of anything in the proximity of a police officer with a body camera WILL count as admissible evidence, is the very notion of a police officer present with a body camera mandate a “standing/universal” miranda warning? Or will the concept of a miranda warning need to be re-examined and re-evaluated?

Thoughts for the near future, folks.

Social media-meets-reality television job board

Have you had enough of your job? Ready to quit, but really need another job lined up to get those bills paid?

How would you like to be a wildlife volunteer in Thailand? Or maybe a backup singer for Michael Bolton? Perhaps a culinary explorer in Hawaii? Or a writer for Lance Bass?

Good news, bad news then! The good news is that there IS such a job board for crazy gimme-gimme jobs like this and absolutely anyone can log in and apply.

The bad news? It’s a social media-TV-reality snaggle-tooth bow-legged Frankenstein representation of modern society.

Dreamjobbing.com has the exact jobs open that I listed above, but to get these jobs (according to Travel and Leisure), you will have to upload “an application video and promote it on your social media networks to apply. A winner is selected from the most highly ranked videos.”

Well there goes everyone who is…

  • Over 30
  • Fug
  • Not insanely popular

The “winners” will be “given” the jobs temporarily and if they’re camera ready lucky, they might “be featured as an episode on the upcoming DreamJobbing TV series”.

Welcome to the job board of the future. Even though this is blatantly set up for a TV show, if it is successful, you can bet all the TVs in your house there’s going to be a flood of these share-and-vote job sites popping up shortly after.

The link to apply to dreamjobbing is right here.

NIAID wants to see if a parasite alleviates Ulcerative Colitis

Here’s something you don’t hear everyday… a parasite might be good for you!

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) just posted a clinical trial notice for assessing “Trichuris Suis Ova Treatment in Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis”

Here’s the little TSO medical assistant right here…

Now before you go AAAAAAAA NOT IN MY BODY YOU DON’T, the NIAID has the idea that introducing a tiny parasitic worm into a patient that suffers from Ulcerative Colitis will “distract the immune system so that it fights the worm rather than targeting the colon.”

The good news is that this parasite is a lightweight in the “invading alien” category and can be completely nuked with some basic meds.

The VERY good news is that Trichuris Suis Ova has already been found to have a “significant and long lasting improvements in active Crohn’s disease”, and this test is the first big step in making this treatment go mainstream.

Ulcerative Colitis, to use non-medical terms, sucks rocks. It’s a nasty “form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)… that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores. The main symptom of active disease is usually constant diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset.”

The clinical trial can be found on clinicaltrials.gov (part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health) and the trial will be active in…

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Washington

“Crispy Sweet Bread” is a LIE

For those of you that don’t know already, here’s a very important safety tip: “Crispy Sweet Bread” is neither sweet nor is it a bread.

I was at a restaurant and ordered this innocent sounding side, expecting some professional variation of a Krispy Kreme donut.

No. Oh no. “Crispy Sweet Bread” is, in fact, some seriously twisted cousin of chitlins.

Lies. Damn lies!

WHY call something “Crispy Sweet Bread” if NONE of the words involved in the description are in the dish?!? If I wanted chitlins, I would have ordered chitlins!

That’s OK. That’s alright. Two can play that game.

From now on…

  • “Louisiana Swiss Cake” will refer to unshaven pig snouts
  • “Fluffy BooBoo Pancakes” will refer to unsalted burnt grits
  • “California Thai Tofu” will refer to rooster feet in BBQ sauce
  • “Basted German Apples” will refer to shoe leather

“Crispy Sweet Bread”… the nerve.

WHOOF

Monday Morning Music : 01/05/15

Every Monday (seriously this time) I like to post some music to start the week off on the right foot.

This week…

CRAIG FERGUSON – KEEP BANGING ON THE DRUM

ZZ Ward – Put the Gun Down

Hank Mobley – Remember

…and finally, dedicated to the recurring flu I keep getting…

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Don’t Come Around Here No More

It’s the first Monday of 2015 everybody. Get started off right!

 

Status

Happy 2015 everyone. This is just an “status” post to note the new blog theme (twenty fifteen) and to make sure everything clicks when it is supposed to.