Friday, October 21, 2011

Rule 5 Friday.... Black and White....

mmmm Bacon...mmmm and scallops...

Oh woe is me.....

It seems the freezer in the garage tripped the ground fault circuit and some of the items on the top started to defrost. One such item was a box of scallops wrapped in BACON!!  

Now I can't let those go bad now can I?

Voila! Dinner for one.....

"Wheat Belly" Book Review......

Daddy Bear asked me to do a review of “Wheat Belly” when he saw that I bought it from Amazon. I would have to say that it is a worthwhile read if you are interested in different perspective as to some of the issues that affect us today.

As I get older I am seeing more and more friends  and their friends that are having issues with heart disease ,cancer, arthritis, gout ,stomach issues, diabetes etc.  There are also people’s pets that I know that are dying of cancer. What the hell is going on?  I have been reading more and more about Paleo and Low-carb eating and I am starting to realize that the processed food that we consume has got to be a culprit in our sicknesses.  The low fat craze turned out to be a bust as well as the work out craze that followed. We are getting fatter and sicker. It HAS to be in part the foods we are eating.

Wheat Belly is written by a preventative cardiologist who believes that the highly modified wheat we are subjected to, in hundreds of food products, is a major player in our sicknesses. The wheat that was around thousands of years ago isn’t the same wheat we have today, he even adds whole grain, that we are told to eat, to the problem. The big food companies have genetically engineered wheat ( and other foods) into things that are bodies don’t recognize. We have had thousand s and thousands of years of evolution base on a certain diet and in the past few hundred years ( a blink of an eye in time) our food has changed. 

If you are not allergic to wheat (celiac being one disease)  I would still recommend this book  as it seems that some of the issues that we are seeing are still do to the gluten proteins and glucose load that wheat and the products that are made from it can cause.  

Wheat Belly is along the lines of low-carb and Paleo eating. It stands to reason if you cut the wheat and all the products you will be in a lower carbohydrate category as you fill your plate with meats and veggies and some fruits and nuts etc.

I have struggled with my weight and I know that I have metabolic syndrome and its going to take a very positive struggle for me to stick to this.  I have cut all wheat and its products. I am eating grassfed beef when I can( it has a much better fat profile than grain fed beef ( they use wheat to fatten cattle)) I am eating more veggies, free range chicken and eggs and I use olive oil and butter from grass fed cattle.

It’s not easy and sometimes you fall off the wagon ( last week’s vacation was tough)  but I am back at it this week and have lost 5-6 lbs and do feel better. My exercise, for now consists of walking at least once and sometimes twice a day.  I hope you find this helpful and I do recommend the book to read.


I am no way connected to this book or author and only recommend it as a book that I enjoyed.

Company Heirarchy.. The Dog Edition...

......found online

LMAO.. The Real Housewives of South Boston.... (Adult Language)

Watch out for language and adult content.....

Whoever made this hit the nail on the head with this parody.....

Have You Heard of Fisker Automotive??

They build plug in hybrid cars.

They got $529 million Federal Dollars.

Al Gore is a partner in the veture capital firm that backed it.

Two years after the loan was announced outsourcing went to FINLAND.

Nice Huh?




.... and here are some  money quotes......

"There was no contract manufacturer in the U.S. that could actually produce our vehicle," the car company's founder and namesake told ABC News. "They don't exist here."

"In a lengthy interview, Fisker said he apprised the Department of Energy of his decision to assemble the high-priced Karma in Finland after he could not find an American facility that could handle the work. They signed off, he said, so long as he did not spend the federal loan money in Finland -- something he says the company has taken care to avoid."

...........as Bubba ( whatbubbaknows) says "What would Henry Bowman do?" 

We are being fucked very slowly:

image from "HERE" with an interesting video of the boiling frog concept.

H/T to The Furious Frenchman

Start Off Your Day With This Animated Earworm...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Meanwhile in Australia....

Dating Tip....

I Can Haz A10shun Now?

Wear Your Seatbelt..or..Be VERY Lucky....

Just watch:

We Put Down Dangerous Animals Don't We??

 " Then why aren't these lowlifes found and killed?"

IF that was my family member I would be in jail for murder.

Talk About Being An Example..... Amazing!!

 This guy goes from amazingly Fit to gaining 70 lbs of Fat  so he can show how to get Fit again...

This is the story of how this guy  plans on going from being obsessed with being fit, to fat in 6 months and how he  plans on showing everyone how to get back to fit again in 6 more months.

Here is his "WEBSITE"

WOW... I Never Knew That.......

It is amazing some of the stuff you can learn on the internets..

Especially the fact that either the editors of this headline are "BRILLIANT"

or a little "NAIVE", 

or I just have a sick mind....

Just sayin.......

The Scottish Caddy.....

During his vacation at Martha's Vineyard - President Obama had been slicing off the tee on every hole.

He asks his Scottish caddy if he has noticed any obvious reasons for his poor tee shots, to which the caddy replies:

"Aye, there's a piece of shyt on the end of yer driver."

The President picks up his driver and cleans the club face, at which point the caddy says:
"No, the other end."

Monday, October 17, 2011


The Doctor's Office

When my doctor asked me about what I did yesterday, I described my day:

"Well, yesterday afternoon I waded across the edge of a lake, escaped from a mountain lion in the heavy brush, marched up and down a mountain, stood in a patch of poison ivy, crawled out of quicksand and jumped away from an aggressive rattlesnake."

My doctor responded, "You must be an awesome outdoors man!"

"Well, no," I replied. "I'm just a terrible golfer."

Does THIS Make Any F&cking Sense At All???

...and we wonder why things are so messed up in this country..

Here is one example of back-ass-ward-ness if I've ever seen one...

Can you IMAGINE if we swapped the spending that is done on prisoners
and funded the students?????

More info "HERE"

H/T to "WOOSK"

The "Pub" Time Machine and Time Dilation......

We Proved it over the past 5 days.....

It turns out there's a scientific and logical explanation for why people (mostly men) spend so much time in pubs and only get home in the early hours of the mornin'. Now,,the reason for this odd behavior is based on Einstein's famous Relativity Theory.

It works like this:.....

It's a well-known fact that the more you drink, the faster you move. So after about 8 beers (or 4 double Jack's & coke, etc), you're movin' at close to the speed of light, and this is where Einstein enters the picture. According to his Relativity Theory,, anybody moving at, or close to, the speed of light, undergoes Time Dilation, i.e:. time for you in the pub passes slower than for an observer outside the pub.

Complicated calculations have shown that the pub becomes a type of time machine:..- for every half-hour spent inside the pub, something like two hours pass outside the pub. A typical situation is: "OK guys, it's 8 o'clock, I'm gonna' surprise the family and get home early!!",, However,, the moment this person steps outside the pub, the time travel effect is negated by negative radiation from the environment, and he/she then goes:" Why's it so quiet??,,ahh shit!!!,,It's half past fuckin' one!!,,WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED???!!??".,,and the answer, of course is,,,Time Dilation!!

Of course,,I've tried to explain this to the Missus and outside observers, but so far nobody (except Fellow time travelers) have been able or willing to understand the sound Scientific basis of this phenomenon.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

WOW.... Serious Indy Car Crash......

Did I Miss Anything Good??

I'm back from vacation, unpacking and doing some laundry. Did I miss anything worthwhile?

I'm definately going to bed early tonight... gotta get back in the swing of things in the morning.

We had a great time as usual, although the golfing in the rain for 2 and a half days got a little old.

Great food and drink and fun with the boys. We have been doing this weekend vacation for 

over 25 years. It's something we all look forward to.

One of the things that was of note was the damage done by Hurricane Irene.

Rt 302 had a bunch of washed out areas including a bridge.  

On the drive home I crossed the "Kangamangus Highway" and when I got to "Loon Mountain" I 

couldn't believe the damage there.