As fans of
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
never really went away: The
has announced plans to purchase 28
restaurants in Missouri and Kansas.
Let's go Krogering for the best of everything, including the price: Southern Californians aren't happily humming the Cincinnati-based grocer's pithy tune as
gobbles up small food companies in Southern California. In the
Los Angeles Times
"Kroger is buying
-- owner of the
chain -- to create a grocery powerhouse designed to compete with giant retailers expanding into the supermarket business, like
," reports the
The Russian government prefers rubles to rutabaga, according to an
report in today's
. "The question of sending humanitarian aid to Russia ... will not be discussed," said Deputy Finance Minister
Winemakers' cups aren't exactly runnething over: The
reports that "Troubled about lackluster growth in wine consumption, local winemakers are embarking on their first industry-wide advertising campaign."
It's completely un-American, and something has to be done about it, pronto!
(its parent is
) shipments are as flat as day-old beer, according to the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Andrew Cassel brings us a fiscal theory from
. It's not the peanut butter, but if you wish real hard, things just might get better!
Yeah, I'll have some
and some supersized fries to go! A group of doctors has discovered that potatoes, tomatoes and aubergines can prolong the effects of common anesthetics, even if they are eaten several days ahead of time, reports the