The TSA's War on Innocent Travelers →
Are There Fundamental Laws of Cooking? →
Since I started eating paleo(ish), I’ve been doing a lot more cooking. I’ve always like to cook but was limited to about 8 different dishes, 4 of which are different kinds of chili. I’m learning a lot about the basics for the first time now. As somebody who’s always been interested in science, and newly interested in cooking, I really liked this articel. “Cooking...
Of all teams, shouldn't the Tigers know better?
The Tigers gave Prince Fielder a 9 year, $214 Million (or something) contract. The Tigers used to have Cecil Fielder. Shouldn’t they know how this story turns out? Hahahahahaha. Added: Cecil was awesome. For exactly 2 years. In 1990 and 1991, when he was age 26 and 27 he had VORPs of 46.2 and 34.6. Then he turned 28 and the decline started. His VORPs over the next 5 years with the...
HyperVocal: 10 Debate Questions That Will Stir... →
hypervocal: Eighteen debates. Well, 18 chances to deliver mini-stump speeches instead of actually debating. This coming Thursday will mark the 19th debate among people who mostly agree, hilarious considering we only get three debates in the general election for candidates who don’t. Go figure. It’s all… Yes, this.
Richard Branson on the war on drugs →
“For all the successes I’ve had in business, I’ve also learnt to accept when things go wrong, work out why, and try to find a better way. The war on drugs is a failed enterprise. We need to have the courage to learn the lessons and move on.”
The Best Way to Stop Your Child Becoming an... →
Urban Dictionary Word of the Day: Congressional... →
To loosely read or breeze through a document, likely missing a fair amount of the information contained within. How tough will the upgrade be? I’m not too sure, I only gave the guide a Congressional Review.
Atlantic Magazine Article: Can Water Save... →
He founded the Milwaukee Water Council and launched an annual water summit. A couple years later, the United Nations named Milwaukee a ”Global Compact City” with a focus on water. Last year, with $50 million in state backing, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee opened the country’s first-ever School of Freshwater Studies and Marquette University added a water law program. The...
Dear Son, On the occasion of you going into outer... →
This is a great letter from Scott Carpenter’s father written before Carpenter became the 4th American to space and the 2nd to orbit the Earth. I went to space camp when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, so I learned all about the Mercury astronauts. I actually retained most of it pretty well. About a year ago I was playing bar trivia and the question was literally this: “Who was the 2nd...
How To Fight Money in Politics: Free Will →
America's largest brewer: Yuengling →
Miller and Bud are foreign-owned. Yuengling just passed Sam Adams for #1 American Brewery. That’s crazy.
Paula Dean chose to get Type 2 Diebetes →
I like this quote: ”When your signature dish is hamburger in between a doughnut, and you’ve been cheerfully selling this stuff knowing all along that you’ve got Type 2 Diabetes … It’s in bad taste if nothing else. How long has she known? I suspect a very long time.” - Anthony Bourdain on Paula Deen’s announcement
Watching the GOP debate is terrifying.
Update: I would grade the debate as follows: Paul, C- ; Romney, D- ; Gingrich, D ; Santorum, D ; Perry, F; Audience, F- ; Hope for America’s Future, F.
Corey Hart will be asked to play some first base.– Doug Melvin. Yes, this.
I want to see that movie where Liam Neeson punches...
One of my favorites covering one of my favorites.
NYTimes - Are Green Bay Fans the NFL's Classiest? →
Yes. Yes we are.
Who's a Real Progressive? Obama vs. Paul →
“To review the basic Paul profile: When it comes to government social spending and regulation, Paul is more antithetical to progressive goals than any candidate running for the White House. This is indisputable. At the same time, though, when it comes to war, surveillance, police power, bank bailouts, cutting the defense budget, eliminating corporate welfare and civil liberties, Paul is more...
CrossFit Total: 850lbs
Your ”CrossFit Total” is the sum of your 1-rep-max for Deadlift, Press and Back-squat. I PR’d again yesterday with a 425# deadlift, 135# press and 290# back-squat. I should add that my weight is down about 7 or 8lbs since we started the paleo challenge last week, which means my deadlift was just a hair under 2.5 X bodyweight. I feel pretty good on the DL and squat. I probably...
This animated gif illustrating changes in US... →
It really says something about Tim Tebow's...
If I had a dollar for every time that capitalism was blamed for problems caused...– Some random guy on facebook.
Eating like the cavemen ate.
We’re doing a paleo challenge at my gym. It doesn’t officially start until the 15th, but I’ve been about 95% paleo since Monday. I’m already down 5lbs, and I wasn’t exactly fat to begin with. Just in the tummy.
Yes, this: Corporatism vs. The Free Market →
“If we are right about the breadth and depth of bureaucratic interference with the peaceful, creative activities of individuals, as well as the extent of government privileges for the well-connected—and we are—then drags on mobility are at least partly the consequence of that interference. In other words, the mobility gap can’t be the result of the free market because there isn’t one. The...
theavc: Craig Finn of The Hold Steady was kind enough to invite One Track Mind to his Brooklyn apartment, where he performed and discussed “Jackson,” a song off of his upcoming solo album.
Required Reading: Smoke Screening. →
Unsurprisingly, all those annoying airport security measures don’t do any good.
If I've Said it Once, I've Said it 100 Time: There... →
“Finally, what’s the complaint we always hear about baseball — that “the same teams make the playoffs every year”? Which sport have those people been watching? Since 2004, only five baseball teams — the Yankees, Red Sox, Angels, Phillies and Cardinals — have reached the postseason five times or more. In the NFL, NINE teams have done that — the...
Interesting Read From Four Years Ago: Freakonomics... →
I can't tell if this article is a joke or not. If... →
“A martini is not a martini without an olive. That, at least, is the thinking of a true connoisseur. And to Siouxland residents, many of whom consider themselves connoisseurs of fine food, a city is not a city without an Olive Garden. So as of Monday, Sioux City becomes a real city.”
Milwaukee Tops the List of Drunkest Cities, Again →
Average drinks, per person, per month : 12.76
Why the BCS is the Holy Roman Empire of Sport →
Nothing really new in this article but it’s good to reiterate that nobody likes the BCS. The BCS and the NCAA itself as it relates to division 1 football and basketball are bad for kids and bad for sports.
Tim Tebow has thrown 6 TD passes in his last 8...
No-Carb Pizza? →
My brother just won a bunch of free pizzas from a new place by his office. Their crust is carb free. It’s made of chicken. I can’t decide if this is gross or awesome.
Required Reading on the state of US Defense... →
“In historic terms, this addiction to military spending—one that dominates the existence of places as diverse as Huntsville and Cedar Rapids, Norfolk and San Diego, El Paso and Colorado Springs—would have been seen as un-American. For generations, the nation’s pattern after each armed conflict was demobilization. In 1918, as World War I ended, France was spending $235 per capita on its...