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Will The "Real" David Please Stand Up

By Bob on November 27, 2012 5:01 AM

There's one thing you learn real fast when you travel overseas. The good ol' US of A doesn't have the market cornered on kitsch. Yeah, we've got your "World's Largest Ball O' Twine," "Aligator Farms" and crappy souvenir stands, but we can't hold a candle to some of the stuff you'll see across the ocean.

While we think anything older than 50 years is a venerated antique (for those you keeping score at home, that makes me a collectible), they have historical artifacts going back centuries that they're more than happy to knock off. And off. And off again.

Take Michelangelo's David for instance. His masterpiece is more than 500 years old and he's been knocked off more times than my beloved Texas Rangers. Dude must not have been smart enough to copyright his statue, because I don't think he'd have allowed this...

How 'bout a bobblehead David for your dashboard

Bobble Head David-400.jpg...or this... 

David as imagined by an artist having an acid flashback

Cartoon David-300.jpg...or THIS.

This is the "real" deal...sort of. It's actually the model the great sculptor used to create the version that is on display in the Accademia Gallery in Florence. No pictures, please. But dude, if you want a bobblehead version or cartoon version we can definitely hook you up.

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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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