Stomachache? Have a ‘Tsunami’ and a Cigar…

Health experts have long given credit to Communist leaders for insisting on universal health care and and the use of traditional, holistic and organic medication.

But, according to Hugo Chavez, Fidel — though “fighting a great battle for life” — has his own special concoction for his tummy travails:

“Fidel has a formula for stomach problems and gases and heartburn — the tsunami,” Chavez said. “Fifty percent oatmeal, 25 percent whole rye flour, and the other 25 percent whole wheat flour. You mix all that and it’s a marvel because it’s pure fiber and it cleans the stomach, all the digestive paths.”

Source: Reuters

‘The Onion’ Debuts in Los Angeles

Did a double take last night while walking down Vermont and caught an Onion display box in the corner of my p.o.v. Oddly, was in convo with a Chicago friend and was hardly phased by the sight of the tab of ridic hilarity until I was reminded by Metroblogging.LA this morning, that YES, The Onion has finally arrived in Los Angeles.

t. herman zweibel, onion publisher emeritusThought I was hallucinating for a second as I had just walked by a bizarre gathering of folks outside of Skylight Books where Les Claypool — superstar of satirical music himself — was demonstrating that rock stars can read aloud. Then I remembered reading a column about the Onion debut in the LA Times last week.

Now if only Skylight can get the likes of T. Herman Zweibel to read…