You didn't pass gas, it's just Carl Paladino's campaign mailer. The Tea Party gubernatorial candidate and wealthy businessman thinks Albany stinks, and he sent out a garbage-tinged mass flyer to widely diffuse his point. Not only does Paladino -- who won in the election upset against GOP front-runner, Rick Lazio -- want to de-stink Albany, he also hopes to fumigate welfare recipients in his crusade against all things smelly.
Well, this is interesting. Smell purveyor AXE body spray took it upon themselves to survey ladies in various cities to find out how they'd like their menfolk to smell. (Note to men: Two of three women say they are actually more likely to make out with a guy on the first date if he smells good, which does not necessarily mean wearing AXE body spray. Shower.)
Manhattan-based fragrance company International Flavors & Fragrances recently tested "L'Eau Verte du Bronx du Sud" (the Green Water of the South Bronx), on the Sister Thomas Apartments, a low-income housing development there, to "infuse optimism and happiness" on the 200 residents, according to Bloomberg Business Week and New York's Daily Intel. The articles don't mention the possibilities of allergies, dislike of the scents, or distaste for the concept, though it would be nice if the ambient aromas dissipated all of those things. If this is what humanity has been missing all along, where do we pre-order a lifetime supply?