Check out this story on how by using simple techniques described in Orwell’s “1984” can lead to healthier children. “A ban on fast-food advertising to children would cut the national obesity rate by as much as 18%, according to a new study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research and funded by the National Institutes of Health”, the article says.
Well, not surprisingly, the Wine Mutineer has some proposals of his own:
Ban Restaurants From Selling High-end Beverages They Know Nothing About – I’m not going to name names, but just because a restaurant has the money to purchase high-end cognacs, wines, scotches, and other pricey beverages, does not qualify them to serve and sell them. Studies show that by enacting this ban, some “five star” beverage programs will lose all of the relevance they thought they had.
Ban Restaurants From Charging “Five Star Prices” If They Can’t Deliver “Five Star Service” – Again, I won’t name names, but for some reason some restaurants feel that their “reputation” allows them to charge insane prices for their fine beverages regardless of their ability to properly serve these beverages. These shortcomings can be in the form of being under-staffed, under-prepared, or most likely, under-managed. The good news is that as more and more small restaurants open up that have some sort of grasp of what quality service is, these old-school luxury restaurants will finally be recognized as the over-priced tourist attractions that they really are. In the Los Angeles area, some of these restaurants that DO get it right and that you should definitely check out include Cut, Hatfield’s, Sona, Comme Ca, Bottle Rock, Gordon Ramsay, Providence, Palate, Hungry Cat, Blue Palms, and a slew of others I’m going to be embarrassed that I left off this list.
Ban Steve Heimoff From Communicating With Other Humans – You know how internet hackers are banned from computers? Well if Steve Heimoff is banned from any kind of communication, be it writing or talking, studies show that false accusations aimed at Mutineer Magazine will go down 100%.