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In the Loop: May 1, 2007 Archive

When you think steaks, think....Donald Trump and Sharper Image (what???)

Posted at 11:22 AM on May 1, 2007 by Jeff Horwich (10 Comments)

Ok, I admit it. I am willingly on the email list for The Sharper Image (they send out good coupons, OK???). Every now and then, the geeky eclecticism gives over to something over-the-top -- as in this email I got the other day straight from The Donald himself:

(image via Sharper Image email)
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The Sharper Image is one of my favorite stores, with fantastic products of all kinds. That's why I'm thrilled that they agree with me: Trump Steaks are the "World's Greatest Steaks" -- and I mean that in every sense of the word. These steaks are, by far, the best tasting, most flavorful steaks you've ever had -- truly in a league of their own. The Sharper Image is the only place where you can buy Trump Steaks...

...Treat yourself to the very, very best that life has to offer. One bite and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. Believe me, I understand steaks. It's my favorite food. And Trump Steaks are the best.

Steaks I can only get at The Sharper Image? Yum!!! But then again, if Donald Trump says they're awesome...

(BTW, Donald Trump's other favorite stores: Spencer Gifts, Bath and Body Works, and Hot Topic.)

I was also intrigued by the image of Trump's signature, attached to the email:

trumpsig.jpg

To me, that looks like "Arual Savannnnnnnnah." Sanden says it looks like a phone cord.

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MN Senate: Smoke this. You'll feel better.

Posted at 4:52 PM on May 1, 2007 by Jeff Horwich (2 Comments)

By a slim vote, the state senate here voted to have us join the states that have legalized medical marijuana use. (Check the story from MPR's Tim Pugmire.) Ten states have already done so, though recent examples from California show the federal gov't isn't necessarily letting them carry through.

I got a chuckle out of this counter-argument in Tim's story:

"There will be drugs in the front seats of cars. There will be drugs in the drawers at nursing homes," (said) Sen. Julianne Ortman, R-Chanhassen. "Our grandparents will have drugs. Aunts and uncles will have two-and-a-half ounces of marijuana. The kids already know now how to find the alcohol in their parents cabinets. They'll find this marijuana. It's a gateway drug."

It seems silly at first glance -- though perhaps there's something to this. One can imagine kids getting obsessed with where Grandma keeps her pot. I gather in this case, it'll be a gateway to harder stuff like Ben-Gay and Lipitor.

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