City of Heroes 60 day subscription for $21.27

Yes, this really isn’t terribly of interest to anyone that reads my site, but I like this game so much I feel the need to point this out.  If you go to and search for “City of Heroes Subscription Card” you can find a 60 day City of Heroes (and City of Villains) subscription card for $21.27.  Since the normal subscription price is $14.95 a month, and even for a 12-month subscription you pay the equivalent of $11.95 a month, this is a pretty good deal.  I’m going to order a couple to extend my subscriptions further out.

[tags]CoH, CoV, City of Heroes[/tags]

Could this be why we’re fat?

(via boingboing)

A new US study shows that kids eat calories equivalent to one bag of chips for every hour of television watched.

Children consume nearly as many calories as are in a packet of crisps with every hour they spend watching television, according to US research.

Watching TV also encourages children to eat more junk foods, particularly soft drinks and takeaway fast food, the researchers found.

The study is the first to demonstrate that watching television directly influences intake of calories. Its main author, Jean Wiecha, said the survey showed that excessive TV viewing was in itself a health risk.

[tags]American obesity[/tags]

If I were king III

All airlines would be required to have a certain minimum percentage of passengers carrying firearms on the plane before being allowed to take off.  With this precaution in place, other passengers would no longer be denied the opportunity to carry such dangerous objects as butter knives and nail clippers on flights.

[tags]TSA idiocy, If I were king[/tags]