Lokal Stops: Sins Are Fun

Today is an important day. It is the day after Easter, which means… Easter candy is on sale. Jesus died for our sins, so it’s on us to make his sacrifice count! Sin away, my friends, sin away. We recommend Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. Gluttony is fun. So is drinking: in fact, it’s so fun, that science has found a way to powder it. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has approved Palcohol, so soon, you’ll be able to sneak alcohol into anywhere. You will be able to pour the stuff into your soda at the movies, you’ll be able to add it to your wine at family dinners, you’ll be able to snort alcohol at your desk. The world will be your drunk oyster. Also up there – if not topping – the fun scale is sex: sure, blue states watch more porn than red states, but turns out Kansas watches the most porn in all the land. ingraham_porn Related: More than half of Americans are “not too confident” or even “not at all confident” that “the universe began 13.8 billion years ago with a big bang.” Cool. But: the number of Americans who report no religious affiliation has doubled since 1990. The MIT Technology Review blames the Internet. Today, Meb Keflezighi won the Boston Marathon – the first American to do so since 1982. Since 1991, Time points out, there have been 19 Kenyan winners. So, topically, have a listen to this Radiolab short from last November, “Cut and Run,” which attempts to figure out the science of why Kenyans dominate when it comes to long distance running. The “cut” part of the episode title refers to circumcision, if that piques your interest.

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