There’s lots of alarming news in the New York Times this week. Winnie suffered some, shall we say, fundamental distress because of an article that compares folks who cook fresh vegetables to Marie Antoinette playing shepherdess. I was even more alarmed today to learn that the new mayor of Pittsburgh reports that he drinks twelve diet Pepsies a day. Now I sure hope you will not interpret my reaction as snobbism, reverse-snobbism, or double-dog reverse-snobbism, but oh my gawd, that is awful! Can somebody please make this poor, unfortunate gentleman a pitcher of iced tea or lemonade? Fer Cryin out loud.