Odd fact of the day

Some meandering Googling for research on Alzheimer’s drugs led me to the Web site of the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2008 (ICAD), which took place two weeks ago in Chicago. And it struck me as just a little odd that the conference’s home page advertises its very own cocktail: The ICADian — ...

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Some meandering Googling for research on Alzheimer's drugs led me to the Web site of the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2008 (ICAD), which took place two weeks ago in Chicago.

And it struck me as just a little odd that the conference's home page advertises its very own cocktail: The ICADian -- part Stoli Blackberry, part Creme de Cassis, a little Chambord, some lime juice, and a splash of cranberry. Fun!

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm the last person to scold anyone for greasing a conference agenda -- tedious or otherwise -- with a little booze. It's simply that the ICADian's prominent placement on the home page provides for a wee bit of (tasteless) humor...

Some meandering Googling for research on Alzheimer’s drugs led me to the Web site of the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease 2008 (ICAD), which took place two weeks ago in Chicago.

And it struck me as just a little odd that the conference’s home page advertises its very own cocktail: The ICADian — part Stoli Blackberry, part Creme de Cassis, a little Chambord, some lime juice, and a splash of cranberry. Fun!

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m the last person to scold anyone for greasing a conference agenda — tedious or otherwise — with a little booze. It’s simply that the ICADian’s prominent placement on the home page provides for a wee bit of (tasteless) humor…

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.
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