Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Gift Idea or Not

Gah, how do they sell this stuff? Is there anyone reading this that DOESN'T think this is schlock?

Not only is it a shoe charger, they bedazzled it.

Then they had the nerve to print 'Great Gifts' on the bottom of the page.

Ladies, no offense, but no straight man is going to buy this for you. I can't imagine a gay man would buy it OR want it either.

Ergo, this is a gift for women, most likely purchased by women.

Ooh, perhaps purchased by a teenage girl for a teen girl or Mom?

Still, that's right there with the Brüt gift box.

The most interesting part of this post: How to get all those weird characters like the ü in 'Brüt'.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

How I Lost Weight and Gained Muscle! The Secret

Toby Maguire also mentioned this secret on Conan when discussing his weight loss for 'Brothers'.

Are you ready? Answer: Diet and Exercise!

Monday, December 07, 2009


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How to Destroy the American Criminal System

I was looking at an article about jury nullification, which is an interesting read. I was not reading the Wiki article, but related.

The article was in reference to someone who was pleading guilty because their public defender was advising them so. Take the 3.5 years vs risking 20 in a trial by jury. I hear public defenders are overworked and underpaid.

It seemed from my reading that there was some reasonable doubt over the charges.

You hear of this sort of thing at intervals. So, how to go about the ultimate destruction of overcrowded prisons and the dismantling of an overworked system that allows this to take place?

Simple. Stop committing crimes worthy of jail time.

I know, sounds silly, but what if the convicts in prison now viewed it as a MISSION to stop doing things that would put them back in jail or keep them there longer, and preaching to others to stop crime not out of a sense of right and wrong, but as a sure fire way to destroy the system?

In short, you can turn anyone who's angry at the penal/justice system into a law abiding citizen and allow them to get revenge on that system by starving it of crimes, defendants, and prisoners, and therefor revenue and a reason for existence.

Stick it to the man, by doing what he wants, but for your reasons, not his. Thereby destroying him in the process.

Seems very Sun Tzu, doesn't it?

Yeah, I know it'll never happen, but it was an interesting thought.

Convicts, falsely and rightly accused, you've got your mission.

High protein, Low Fat Shake.

Revised 2 Feb 2012

(Heck, just order some Shakeology. Dump that in a blender and be done.)

~ 1/2 -3/4 cup Fat free cottage cheese

~ 10 oz ice
8 oz unsweetened coconut milk (50 calories)
1 tbsp Hershey's Dark Chocolate Cocoa
2 tsp artificial cherry flavor
1 banana
1 pineapple ring
1 coconut covered mini donut (which is only 50 calories :)
1 tsp artificial vanilla flavor
Sweeten to taste. Raw sugar, agave, Splenda if you dare, etc.

This makes a quite tasty, low calorie by comparison and nearly fat free banana split shake. Usually, I leave out the pineapple and the donut, but I was feeling a bit sporty, OK?!

This makes about a half a pitcher, two reasonable servings. Do the math but I think we're looking at a little over 600 calories, for two servings.

Normally, I don't put in the pineapple ring, donut, banana, or chocolate, so then you just end up with a shake with over 200 less calories.

In this case, substitute your choice of flavoring.

If you drink the whole thing as a meal replacement, it's still not horrible high calorie and you'll be very full. You got very little fat, a lot of calcium and protein, a whole banana and it's benefits.

* I am not a dietician, but I do math reasonably well.
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