The food desert
has been a regular topic
here on MetaFilter
, posts about which often highlight a particular narrative about the effects of meager food choices for poorer urban communities, negatively affecting health and choice among low income people
. Though not always
. Some new studies
indicate the situation in the US might be more like the latter, not quite as dire as is usually asserted. [more inside]
NintendoFilter: Remi Kart
: Mario Kart in the streets and grocery stores of France (via
). The Legend of Zelda as a 1980s teen movie
British supermarket giant Tesco recently posted profits of £2m ($3.73bn),
like most modern employers it decided to reward its employees for their hard work: by giving them a free meal in the staff canteen worth £1.40 ($2.60)
. Others were offered sausage rolls and tuna sandwhiches. Does this make Tesco the most tightfisted corporation of all time? Or are their others equally parsimonious? Or even worse?
Introducing The Wal-Mart Games.
Bored college kids have a new pasttime: playing football, relay races, and scavenger hunts in the aisles of Wal-Mart late at night! Oh well. At least they're off the streets.
It's an interesting week in British politics
(and not just because of Hutton
). On Tuesday evening, British MP (and noted blogger
) Tom Watson
raised the subject of RFID tags
in a House of Commons debate (text here
) - as a result of being alerted to the threat to civil liberties
by fellow bloggers
. Indeed, he even talked about his website in the chamber. Can blogs continue to affect British democracy? Quite possibly