Monday, August 3, 2009

Blue Monday

I love blue M&Ms, and not just because I work for Lady M. They’re tasty, they melt in your mouth - not in your hand, and they are blue. We’re all about blue here in Big White: blue states, blue bloods, blue notes on blues night.


But who knew tasty blue M&M’s would be real medicine? CNN is reporting that “…Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that when they injected the compound Brilliant Blue G (BBG) into rats suffering spinal cord injuries, the rodents were able to walk again, albeit with a limp…”

Good news, no?

So a lot of us around The House were understandably confused by Toes’ morning tweet ordering that all blue M&Ms be removed from all US Government candy dishes and disposed of in the appropriate recycling bins.

I thought that Toes was just concerned about the side effects of the spinal cord treatments which can be seen in the before and after pictures of the cute little test mouse:


Is that not the cutest mouse you have ever seen? Ok,even if they are vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, blue blood might not be the best look for the Royal Couple.bluebamas copyTOTUS and Gibbsy thought that being blue through and through might expose too much of our “moderate” hand. A little too transparent, if you know what I mean.

But it turns out we were all wrong. Rahmbo was really afraid that - if the researchers were right - it might explain why the blue dogs in congress, who frequently breeze through and empty the candy dishes, appear to be growing spines.