Monday, November 8, 2010

Epic Battle.

Ok guys, who would win in a fight: Batman or V from V for Vendetta?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

What has Obama done so far?

As my close friends will attest to, I am not one for politics at all. I'm not pro or con President Obama, but here is an entertaining website to show a few things of what he has accomplished during his time in office. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


How to brush your teeth like a Spartan


Beer and Ice Cream diet.

As we all know, it takes 1 calorie to heat 1 gram of water 1 degree centigrade. Translated into meaningful terms, this means that if you eat a very cold dessert (generally consisting of water in large part), the natural processes which raise the consumed dessert to body temperature during the digestive cycle literally sucks the calories out of the only available source, your body fat.
For example, a dessert served and eaten at near 0 degrees C (32.2 deg. F) will in a short time be raised to the normal body temperature of 37 degrees C (98.6 deg. F). For each gram of dessert eaten, that process takes approximately 37 calories as stated above. The average dessert portion is 6 oz, or 168 grams. Therefore, by operation of thermodynamic law, 6,216 calories (1 cal./gm/deg. x 37 deg. x 168 gms) are extracted from body fat as the dessert's temperature is normalized. Allowing for the 1,200 latent calories in the dessert, the net calorie loss is approximately 5,000 calories.
Obviously, the more cold dessert you eat,the better off you are and the faster you will lose weight, if that is your goal. This process works equally well when drinking very cold beer in frosted glasses. Each ounce of beer contains 16 latent calories, but extracts 1,036 calories (6,216 cal. per 6 oz. portion) in the temperature normalizing process. Thus the net calorie loss per ounce of beer is 1,020 calories. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to calculate that 12,240 calories (12 oz. x 1,020 cal./oz.) are extracted from the body in the process of drinking a can of beer.
Frozen desserts, e.g., ice cream, are even more beneficial, since it takes 83 cal./gm to melt them (i.e., raise them to 0 deg. C) and an additional 37 cal./gm to further raise them to body temperature. The results here are really remarkable, and it beats running hands down.
Unfortunately, for those who eat pizza as an excuse to drink beer, pizza (loaded with latent calories and served above body temperature) induces an opposite effect. But, thankfully, as the astute reader should have already reasoned, the obvious solution is to drink a lot of beer with pizza and follow up immediately with large bowls of ice cream.We could all be thin if we were to adhere religiously to a pizza, beer, and ice cream diet.
Happy eating!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween, way back when...


Red-fleshed apple
For years, maybe centuries, the red apple has stood as the emblem of everything from goodness to sin. The red apple is a stand in for desire as well as the nickname for New York City (OK, it is the "Big Apple" but everyone knows it is a decidedly red apple and no Granny Smith). Now comes news from the UK (by way of Switzerland) that apple breeder Markus Kobelt has lovingly developed a red-skinned and red-fleshed apple called the Redlove Era.

Unlike the white flesh you may have grown accustomed to, the Redlove Era has a sort of reddish-pink marbled flesh (with a bit of white flesh thrown in for the sake of contrast) and as a result (maybe not a direct result) the Redlove Era (an alleged cross-pollination of Royal Gala and Braeburn apples) has a higher antioxidant content (there still exists a bit of mystery around this particular variety). Another key selling point for this red apple is that the flesh purportedly doesn't go brown after being sliced and left out in the open. Also, the Redlove Era is supposedly sweet, tangy and amazingly delicious.

The sad news is that, while UK shoppers can look forward to biting the Redlove in the coming months, we Americans, hungry for red flesh, may have to wait a year or longer for the import. For those of you that are enormously curious (or impatient) and just can't wait for a taste, you could order a sapling and possibly grow your own.

Redlove Era apples are being marketed by Suttons in the UK, and will hopefully make their U.S. debut in the coming year. 

Just when you thought it was ok...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


hey everyone!
   i have a new blog! its a different direction than this one and hopefully you find something useful or interesting! happy blogging!!

Amazon: The New Netflix?

While many companies have recently gotten into the on-demand video business, only a small handful have attempted to follow the Netflix model of offering unlimited video streaming for a flat monthly rate. But the market leader could face a challenge in the near-future from, which is reportedly looking to start a subscription service that would compete directly with Netflix.
According to Reuters, the online retail giant has been chatting with people at various media companies -- Time Warner, Viacom among them -- to test the waters regarding a possible subscription service that would offer unlimited access to streaming movies and TV shows for a monthly fee.
Reuters' sources say things are at an early stage and "It is still not clear if the media companies would agree to Amazon's proposals."
Another report from the Wall Street Journal says Amazon is considering the possibility of adding the subscription service to its existing Amazon Prime service, which gives members free 2-day shipping on many purchases for an annual fee of $79.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Drawing and LSD

-Heres an article I found a few years back studying the effects of LSD. I find it fascinating.-
These drawings were done as part of a CIA experiment aimed at determining the effects of LSD on the human body. The drawings are incredibly fascinating, particularly due to the progression of style that occurs throughout the experiment.  They administered 100ul of LSD to the artist and gave the artist free access to an activity box full of crayons. His subject was the medical assistant who administered the LSD.
1. Minute: 0 – Yep this is the control
LSD drawing 1
2. Minute: 85 – Artist claims to be seeing much more clearly, but is having a hard time stopping the crayon.
LSD drawing 2
3. Minute: 150 – Artist describes his drawing as changing color and that his consciousness is situated in his hand.
LSD drawing 3
4. Minute: 152 – Artist is having a hard time distinguishing the lines on the paper, as they are warping before his eyes.
LSD drawing 4
5. Minute: 155 – Attempts to draw picture in one stroke, breaks down laughing afterwards.
LSD drawing 5
6. Minute: 165 – Artist no longer vocalizes his thoughts and mumbles nonsensical phrases.
LSD drawing 6
7. Minute: 265 – Artist predicts that this will be his best drawing yet. Then continues to repeat the phrase “I know.” Then begins the run around the room.
LSD drawing 7
8. Minute: 345 – Artist reports that he is getting back to normal now that he can feel his legs again, but the pencil (crayon) remains hard to hold.
LSD drawing 8
9. Minute: 480 – Artist reports that he is no longer feeling the effects of the LSD and that he would like to go home.
LSD drawing 9

How gullible are we?

H2O: Dangerous Chemical!

A student at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the Greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmists practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical "dihydrogen monoxide."And for plenty of good reasons, since:
  1. it can cause excessive sweating and vomiting
  2. it is a major component in acid rain
  3. it can cause severe burns in its gaseous state
  4. accidental inhalation can kill you
  5. it contributes to erosion
  6. it decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes
  7. it has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients
He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical.
  • Forty-three (43) said yes,
  • six (6) were undecided,
  • and only one (1) knew that the chemical was water.
The title of his prize winning project was, "How Gullible Are We?"He feels the conclusion is obvious.