Does organic food turn people into jerks?

Renate Raymond has encountered her fair share of organic food snobs, but a recent trip to a Seattle market left her feeling like she’d stumbled onto the set of “Portlandia.

“I stopped at a market to get a fruit platter for a movie night with friends but I couldn’t find one so I asked the produce guy,” says the 40-year-old arts administrator from Seattle. “And he was like, ‘If you want fruit platters, go to Safeway. We’re organic.’ I finally bought a small cake and some strawberries and then at the check stand, the guy was like ‘You didn’t bring your own bag? I need to charge you if you didn’t bring your own bag.’ It was like a ‘Portlandia skit.’ They were so snotty and arrogant.”

Does organic food turn people into jerks?

The “Best Gay Bar in the World” just banned Bachelorette Parties…

West Hollywood’s The Abbey, famously tolerant of breeders and all the bullshit they bring to the party, is clearing its hands of having to cater to one specific demographic: bachelorettes. As of today, the bar announces that it is officially banning all bachelorette parties.

In a press release, The Abbey’s owner, David Cooley, states the club’s new policy on an “offensive heterosexual tradition [that] flaunts marriage inequality in the face of gays and lesbians.”

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Running of the Bulls overshadowed, 36 dead in annual Running of the Indy Cars tradition

Chaos and tragedy reigned supreme in the annual Running of the Indy Cars event today, as 36 people died and over 200 were injured in anticipation of Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 race.

The event, modeled after the famed Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, is held in downtown Indianapolis, where daring fans can take to the streets in an attempt to outrun a dozen Indy cars that have been let loose by race officials. While the event allows fans to get up close and personal with some of their favorite drivers, it has been responsible for hundreds of deaths since 1996, its inaugural year.

Running of the Bulls overshadowed, 36 dead in annual Running of the Indy Cars tradition

How was I added to this list?

I got an email spam this AM from MacScan. Their newsletter. There’s a link that says, “Unsubscribe from newsletter.” I happily click on it. The URL goes to a page that has another link, “How was I added?” I think, “Well, that might be helpful…” I click it.

MacScan claims I opted in on March 19, 2012 and that they got my email address from “a list of current MacScan customers.”

I would like to say here and now MacScan are liars. I have never needed their product, I have never used their product and I sure as shit have never signed up for their newsletter.

Fuck off, Macscan.