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Combo Plate: Foolish hijinks, bacon candles, sweet buns and more

April 1, 2011 |  9:32 am

Bloody_mary300 --What day is it again? The April Fool's Day pranks just keep coming. My favorite so far: Paula Deen goes vegan. (Maybe it's just me, but I don't understand why the online world seems so dead set on proving that you can't trust what you read online. Maybe I'm getting old.)

--A round of applause, please: A 13-year-old launches a business selling manly scented candles. As in candles that smell like pizza, a new leather baseball mitt and, of course, bacon.

--The fine print: Should canned food come with a warning label? Check out this opinion piece that says that many canned foods have been bathing in BPA, a chemical linked to breast and prostate cancer, as well as infertility, early puberty in girls, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

--Scrap the tax: A tax on soft drinks is a waste of time -- and won't thin any waistlines, says this L.A. Times opinion piece.

--Chuckle for the day: Food Network Humor -- a HI-larious site, highly recommended -- has this thigh slapper about stalkerish Food Network fans calling out their fave chefs on Twitter. The tweets themselves are funny -- but FNH's commentary is even funnier. I LOL'd several times.

--You've got great buns! The Fast Food Maven -- after much yummy research -- says she has cracked the code to the best burgers in Southern California.

--TGIF: If you're looking forward to a Sunday brunch, here's a talking point for ya -- making the perfect bloody Mary.

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch

Photo credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times