- That new "low-calorie hydrator" from Gatorade called G2—you want a low-calorie means of rehydrating yourself? It's called W-A-T-E-R. "But Orange, I need those electrolytes, don't I?" Eight ounces of regular Gatorade gives you 37 mg of potassium and 90 mg of sodium. You should consume about 3,500 mg a day of potassium, so a big bottle of Gatorade will provide about 3% of your daily allotment. Orange juice gives you three times as much potassium as Gatorade, ounce for ounce. And skim milk? Eight ounces gives you 407 mg of potassium and 127 mg of sodium. So drink a few ounces of milk and a bunch of water and voila, rehydration with electrolytes! Screw Gatorade and their low-calorie hooha.
- I wouldn't have been rooting against the New England Patriots if all those Bostonians hadn't been so obnoxious about both the Pats and the Red Sox. They became more arrogant and loud than Yankees fans, and that really took some doing. Undefeated throughout the season and playoffs? Yeah, fine. Blah, blah, blah. You lost the Super Bowl. Now will you people hush next year? Modesty will make your team much more popular.
- Oh! If your local TV station airs Merv Griffin's Crosswords, my appearance is supposed to air on Wednesday, February 6 (the first episode if your station airs two episodes a day). You can find channels and airtimes here. (Some of the info may be out of date.) Look for a turquoise V-neck sweater and a scintillating intellect.
Monday, February 04, 2008
(Olio is crosswordese for miscellany.)
Posted by Orange at 6:58 AM