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November 17, 2007

Passing The Savings And Lead-Contaminated Toys On To You

Consumers Union has created another funny video with a song by the Austin Lounge Lizards. This time it's about America's hilarious lack of food and product safety inspections. You can watch it, and get involved in the Consumers Union campaign on inspections, here.

If you enjoyed that, be sure to watch this previous video, from their prescription drug campaign in 2005. I would like to meet the woman who does the voiceover at the end, and sing her a tender song.

Posted at November 17, 2007 05:26 PM | TrackBack

I believe that the voice in question belongs to Teresa Ferguson, a longtime host at Austin's great public radio station, KUT. Many Austinites, past and present, male and female, can testify to having the exact same reaction to that voice. I know I can.

Posted by: nashtbrutusandshort at November 17, 2007 06:43 PM

You see? Gov't really is the problem!

Posted by: rich at November 17, 2007 09:22 PM

The Austin Lounge Lizards are (in)famous for their rowdy songs. I am burdened with two of their albums. "Never An Adult Moment" includes such classics as--Forty years old and I'm living in my mom's garage, Rasputin's HMO--"my time is passing quickly and I haven't got a prayer/Are these the gates of Hell or am I still in managed care?", and Asheville/crashville. The second one is "Strange Noises in the Dark" with: We always fight when we drink gin, Susie Rosen's nose and Tastes like chicken, among others. Not to encourage them, but visit and buy some of their stuff. Oh, I forgot Hillbillies in a haunted house on the first album--a classic of musicians gone over the edge. But they're very good.

Posted by: Don Bacon at November 17, 2007 11:10 PM

Has that time truly come? A woman has finally stolen your love away from Nikol of the Midwest Teen Sex Show?

Posted by: StO at November 18, 2007 01:45 AM

Has that time truly come? A woman has finally stolen your love away from Nikol of the Midwest Teen Sex Show?

Actually, I'm secretly hoping that they are somehow one and the same.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at November 18, 2007 09:07 AM

That is the noblest way of all to love two women. If they claim otherwise, simply refuse to believe them.

Posted by: StO at November 18, 2007 04:16 PM

I can share.

Posted by: Nikol at November 18, 2007 10:50 PM

I am thrilled that you read this blog.

Posted by: StO at November 19, 2007 07:27 AM

Nikol, I'm grateful for your willingness to share me. Perhaps the real problem is I don't think I could bring myself to share you with your teen sex show.

And don't think I don't know who you'd choose if you had to. We all know how that story ends.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at November 19, 2007 04:05 PM

Yes, it *is* Teresa Ferguson.

What a voice.

Posted by: Polly Tropia at November 19, 2007 06:34 PM

Sadly, you are right. I am faithful to the show through and through. But the show is a commitment-phobe and it will never love me enough. I'll simply have to fill that void with good blogs.

Posted by: at November 19, 2007 09:25 PM
But the show is a commitment-phobe and it will never love me enough.

That's just the way teen sex shows are. I TRIED TO TELL YOU!!!

...sorry, sorry. Usually I can let go of the past and just wish you and your show the best.

*clearing throat*

I hope you and your teen sex show will be very happy together.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at November 20, 2007 10:43 AM