January, 2008 Archives

Sodium cookies & muffins vs. Potassium cookies & muffins

Posted by Roger Baronat, January 09, 2008, 2:42 pm

Do you bake cookies and muffins? Or at least, eat some once in a while? Then you use, or are eating, baking soda or baking powder or both. And both have tons of sodium and no potassium. That’s bad! Especially for your heart. Very bad! According to the USDA and most health practitioners, the body [...]

Coffee vs. Tea

Posted by Roger Baronat, January 07, 2008, 11:26 am

Ok. You’re probably not going to dunk a doughnut into a cup of tea. But that in itself doesn’t make coffee better. Or does it? Dunkin’ Donuts, after all, has been around a long time. I guess the real question has to do with what you’re looking for. A taste treat, a quick pick-me-up, or [...]

Black Angus beef vs. Hereford beef

Posted by Roger Baronat, January 06, 2008, 6:17 pm

Certified Black Angus? Black Angus? Angus? Or how about just plain Hereford? Hey, I love a nice juicy steak, but I like to know what I’m paying for. Turns out labels like “Certified Black Angus” don’t really mean all that much. What counts is whether that Black Angus beef is Prime, Choice, Select, Standard, or [...]

2008 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet vs. Typical roadster

Posted by Roger Baronat, January 05, 2008, 3:37 pm

At 480 horsepower, a top speed close to 200 mph, and a price tag of $136,000 this turbo should be “better than a typical roadster” even with the top down. Of course, it is a Porsche. And as Laurence M. Paul’s article in today’s New York Times states, this beauty is, “Not for the faint [...]

Higher oil prices vs. Lower oil prices

Posted by Roger Baronat, January 04, 2008, 12:45 pm

Apparently, higher oil prices are better than lower oil prices – if you happen to be a U. S. corn farmer. According to a Reuters article by Karl Plume, as oil prices rise so does the demand for alternative fuels such as corn-based ethanol. “Prior to the ethanol and biodiesel build-out it could only be [...]

Easy puzzles vs. Hard puzzles

Posted by Roger Baronat, January 03, 2008, 11:35 am

Given a choice of two puzzles, one easy and one hard, which is better? “Seven lost explorers, low on food and water, set up camp in a cold, wilderness area. Placing their hopes on a weather-beaten but still effective hunter’s compass along with an equally timeworn pedometer, three of them plan a short scouting trip [...]

Beer vs. Woman

Posted by Roger Baronat, January 02, 2008, 3:06 pm

Is a beer really better than a woman? Well, that sort of depends, doesn’t it. On the beer. On the woman. On who’s asking the question and who’s doing the answering. And also on how serious you are about the whole thing. Too many variables for my liking. But if you’d like a framed poster [...]

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