Alice's Restaurant Revisited:

Remember how Arlo Guthrie advised that you could get out of the military by "singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant"?

He forgot to mention the more obvious approach to avoiding the military--eatin at the counter of Alice's Restaurant.

From Michael Fumento's column today:

Even national defense is threatened. With Iraq already straining enlistment efforts, nearly 20 percent of men and 40 percent of women of recruiting age are too fat to even be considered. "This is quickly becoming a national security issue for us," an Army nutrition expert recently told the AP.