Free Breast Exams and Prostate Screening - At your local airport!

The TSA takes an aggressive stance against cancer.

They have begun a wonderful program for the 58 million uninsured Americans, free exams.  For just the price of a plane ticket you will receive a full body x-ray* designed to pick-up every nook and cranny of your body.  Your body scan will be thoroughly scrutinized by one of the respectful TSA agents. Any irregularities in your body will surely be noticed at this time.

If you choose not to take advantage of the full body scanners, or if an irregularity is found, there is another way they are looking out for your welfare.  In a respectful manner a TSA agent will manually examine every roll, wrinkle and crevice of your body, searching for suspicious lumps.

These examines will be done in front of other passengers as a training tool for self exams.

So the choice is yours, for the price of a plane ride you can have this wonderful service performed on You.  Of course, you have to crunch the numbers between that and an uninsured emergency room visit.  Just keep in mind one serves green jello and the other peanuty goodness.



*Radiation from full body scanners may cause cancer.

The Next Iron Chef may be a doppelganger

First of all I'd like to say that I am very ashamed.  For the most part I have spent my entire Sunday watching an entire season of  The Next Iron Chef.  I really can't trust myself to browse by the Food Network channel this time of year.  It always sucks me in for hours at a time.

On to this matter of the doppelganger.

The first chef that captured my attention as a doppelganger was Chef Ming Tsai.  I've seen him before as a challenger on Iron Chef and a judge on Top Chef.  To me, he looks like and asian Christoper Reeve, talks like him too.  I always liked Christopher Reeve and like Chef Tsai as well. I was rooting for him but he's not in the finals tonight (or so the 50,000 commercials I've seen today tell me).

No matter, he's not the doppelganger I'm talking about.

By the fifth episode I realized something so shocking it amazed me I hadn't seen it before.  Maybe I was too transfixed on Chef Tsai to pay attentiong to the rest of the competitors.  But when I did it struck me!



I'm not going to go into an explanation or justification of how I know who that is.  I am a child of the 70's I should know.  Anyway he's done enough reality television in the last few years that everyone should know him. Heck, he even participated in some type of debate/lecture thingee at my daughter's college.  My point is, he gets around, ha-ha!

I'm just thinking it is a little funny that the next Iron Chef may look like the last man I would ever want preparing my food.  Let's see who wins tonight!

 Maybe he's his son.  It's possible.

Jack of all trades, master of none - except this blog that is

The problem with being a "Jack of all trades, master of none" is when you are also saddled with the knowledge that if you just took the time to focus on one thing, you could become a master.  The problem is that you have many interests that pull you many different ways so it is hard to focus.  Some might call this ADHD, I just call it my life.  So here are some of my thoughts on the goings on around me, submitted on the off chance that you will care.  Feel free to offer your insight if you feel I'm way off on something or even (gasp) if you agree.

And so without further ado, submitted for YOUR approval is my first official blog, A Fine Mess Trina!

Trina Marleese Parham