Emily's blog Strangechord.com provides a link to an article about artificial sweeteners like Aspartame. For those who don't know, Aspartame turns into formaldehyde at body temperature. It's nasty stuff, and has been linked to Gulf War Syndrome. (I happen to loathe soft drinks, so I got lucky ... but I know a lot of the guys back there were sucking those diet colas down like there was no tomorrow.) Also, do not miss Emily's post on the Abu Gharib crimes.