Morning Links for Aug. 29 2013

Like coffee and doughnuts, peanut butter and jelly, and Sonny and Cher. It’s our Morning Links and, well, you. That’s a strong connection: Um, ok. A bar in Yukon, Canada is down one severed toe. Seems the bar is famous for its Sourtoe Cocktail, a creation that features – people, I just report this stuff – a mummified, severed toe in the bottom of the glass. Thing is when you drink the cocktail, you’re not supposed to swallow the severed toe. There’s a $500 fine if you do. Well, guess what. Some guy swallowed the toe! The wife of George…

Like coffee and doughnuts, peanut butter and jelly, and Sonny and Cher. It’s our Morning Links and, well, you. That’s a strong connection:

  • Um, ok. A bar in Yukon, Canada is down one severed toe. Seems the bar is famous for its Sourtoe Cocktail, a creation that features – people, I just report this stuff – a mummified, severed toe in the bottom of the glass. Thing is when you drink the cocktail, you’re not supposed to swallow the severed toe. There’s a $500 fine if you do. Well, guess what. Some guy swallowed the toe!

  • The wife of George Zimmerman – the Florida man acquitted of second-degree murder charges in the death of Trayvon Martin – says her hubby has “beaten down her self-esteem.” She was also just sentenced to probation and community service for a perjury charge. Of course, Mrs. Zimmerman has done an interview.
  • Aren’t you dying to know what happened to cause the separation of Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones? I mean, aren’t we all?

  • Food poisoning from spices? Eek. According to a report from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), common imported spices – like oregano, basil and black pepper – are contaminated with salmonella at “twice the rate” of other imported foods.

  • And there’s this: Debunking the idea that depression is a “women’s disease,” researchers are now saying men are as likely to be depressed as women. 

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Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.