CSTB’s loyal canine mascot and I made our usual 5am stop at the local 7-11, and we were greeted by a display containing puke-green “Support Our Troops” bracelets. The packaging claimed that $1.00 from the sale of each bracelet would benefit the U.S.O. I asked the kindly lady behind the counter where the remaining $1.99 went — she snapped that the bracelets costs $1.99 to manufacture.

Perhaps this is true — that it costs $1.99 each to make a zillion puke-green bracelets (in China, even). But this seems highly unlikely.

In other 7-11 news, the Orange Creme Slurpee has been discontinued.