June 2008

When the Weekly World News stopped producing the paper version of “The World’s Only Reliable Newspaper,” the only question on my mind was, “What’s going to happen to Bat Boy?”   I now have my answer.  Bat Boy continues to show up in the online version of the Weekly World News, but he also moonlights as a spokes”person” for Birthline in Morrison County.  Here he is on a sign in Belle Prairie and in his original form:

Bat Boy in Belle Prairie, Minnesota Bat Boy

Let us all pay homage to Bat Boy.  It’s good to know he’s got steady employment.

Hey . . . wasn’t there a fishing lure manufactured in Pierz called “The Bat?”

Suckerlip Blenny


If you just exclaimed mother what?  I’m with you.

Wal-Mart is so enraptured with carbon monoxide treated meat and fish, a technology recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration that  they have taken the process one step further.

 In itself, carbon monoxide treated meat gives meat the appearance of being fresh even when the meat has spoiled or is old. In short it stays red.

Wal-Mart liked this deceptive technology so well that they’ve kicked it to the next level by making the carbon monoxide treated meat look like it was packaged by the deli. A packaging system known as the motherbag.

In the motherbag system, meats are made to look like they’ve been package on-site. They are wrapped in permeable cellophane and placed on trays.  Then the  trays of meat are bagged and the outter bag is infused with carbon monoxide. While the trays of meat travel to Wal-Mart destination far and wide the carbon monoxide gradually seeps through the cellophane to ensure that meat stays fresh looking indefinitely.

It’s only one atom away from the carbon dioxide we exhale, right? How bad can that be…


As we posted previously, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been considering allowing meat and fish treated with carbon monoxide to be sold to consumers. The measure hassince been approved and carbon monoxide treated meat and fish will begin hitting supermarkets across the country.

The exclusive purpose for treating meat with carbon monoxide is to deceive consumers, carbon monoxide causes meat to remain fresh looking indefinitely….even after the meat has spoiled. While many consumers rely on visual inspection of  foods to determine freshness, the addition of carbon monoxide makes it difficult if not impossible to determine whether or not meats and fish are fresh or even unsafe for human consumption.

The worst part of the FDA’s approval of this technonlogy is that they didn’t require the meat and fish industries to label it so you won’t know if the meat or fish has been treated with carbon monoxide gas or not.

It sort of reminds of those monarchies that used to dump rotten food on on hungry peasants.

Click here to contact your Congress person, tell them that you want meats and fish treated with carbon monoxide to be labeled.

Out of all of our Fish Wrap posts Zeitgeist has been by far the most viewed post of all time. Zeitgeist presents a 9/11 conspiracy theory and a convincing one at that. Since the film has been remastered I am adding a link to the final version of the film.

The begining is unusual but hang in there: