Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Scenes From An Office

Boss-lady: 'Big Daddy, I haven't seen you all day. You've been here all day right?'

Big Daddy: 'Yep, I've been here. You've been in your office all day, right?'

Boss-lady: 'Yeah, I guess.'

Co-worker Matt: [To Boss-lady] 'Yeah, you have been.'

Big Daddy: 'Yeah, it HAS been quiet in here today.'

[Big Daddy exits the room]

Boss-lady: [Laughs] 'Wait. That was rude. Ha ha ha.'

And scene.

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Cracked me up.

Blythe's post has me laughing.

Recently I read an article about how the Millennial's communication skills are different than us Gen X and Baby Boomers and how they communicate instantly and via the use of technology.

Her post totally reminded me of that.

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This is totally me.

The disorder, not the picture.

'Often, people with the disorder report that they cannot sleep until early morning, but they fall asleep at about the same time every "night", no matter what time they go to bed.

Unless they have another sleep disorder such as sleep apnea in addition to DSPS, patients can sleep well and have a normal need for sleep.

Therefore, they find it very difficult to wake up in time for a typical school or work day.

If, however, they are allowed to follow their own schedule, e.g. sleeping from 4 a.m. to noon, they sleep soundly, awaken spontaneously, and do not feel sleepy again until their next "night".

The syndrome usually develops in early childhood or adolescence,[1] and sometimes disappears in adolescence or early adulthood.

It can be to a greater or lesser degree treatable depending on the severity, but has not yet been found to be fully curable. Prevalence among adults, equally distributed as to gender, is approximately 0.15% or three in 2000.'

If it wasn't for work, left to my own devices, I would fall asleep naturally around 2 AM and wake up at 10.

That's what usually happens on the weekends.

But if I do that, it throws off my sleep schedule for the week, and I end up being late to work, groggy, cranky, and plain just feel like shite until my cycle gets reset.

Maybe I should go back to bartending.

That's the only job that would fit my schedule.

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Olive - 'You're Not Alone'

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Would you eat nano-engineered food?

Something to think about:

'Hansen said recent studies have shown that nano-sized particles in some cases can invade cells and breach the blood-brain barrier, and that some forms of nano-sized carbon could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in quantity.'

Nano-food fears: Scientists say ‘size matters’

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Too Cute

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Who knew?

Benefits of Eating Cherries

'Cherries are a very tasty and nutritious fruit.

They contain many vitamins, minerals and compounds which have many health benefits.

Some studies have shown cherries are especially beneficial in fighting some cancers.

They contain a number of anti-oxidants which help "mop up" free radicals.

Free radicals are unstable molecules which cause damage to cells as the circulating molecule attacks other healthy cells.

Damage to cells caused by free radicals have been shown to speed up the aging process.

Although a good source of vitamins, they are not as high in vitamin C or vitamin A as fruits like strawberries or blackcurrants but its the presence of other antioxidants and compounds that are responsible for the many health benefits of cherries.

Cherries contain..

Vitamin C

Vitamin A


Ellagic acid




The nutrients and compounds found in cherries give the following health benefits..

* Help fight cancer
* Aid in prevention of heart disease
* Relieve Pain of Arthritis, Gout, Headaches
* Ease the symptoms associated with Fibromyalgia Syndrome
* Provide a healthy and safe way to produce melatonin
* Improve physiological and mental functions'

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ELO - 'Turn To Stone'

'Last Train To London'

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Steel Dragon 2000

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That's not a cat.

I'm pretty sure it's a possum.

My favorite part: 'Not friendly' and 'not house broken'.

Ha ha ha.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Poor Cat

Thanks to J'adore Joey!

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Is it just me....

which it probably is, because I have a dirty mind, but there's something in the latest Stanley Steemer commercial that caught my eye.

The new ad shows various things that can cause you to have dirty carpets and touting the Steemer as the solution.

Well, the second one they show is a teen sitting in a chair who all of a sudden shoots his soda out in front of him from his lap.

Now that wouldn't be that bad in itself, but while that's playing, the voice-over yells dramatically 'TEENAGERS!?!'.

Furthermore, the look on said teen's face looks like it could be his 'Oh Face'.

It totally looks like an in-joke about masturbation.

I thought it was just me watching it the wrong way one time, but every time it comes on now, I have to think it might have been intentional.

Stanley Steemer has been know to try and use humor in their ads before.

I wish someone would post it so you could see what I was talking about.

I wonder if Stanley Steemer knows that their namesake has been slang-jacked?

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'You sure she didn't just have an asthma attack, and cough up a half-gram of cocaine?'

Lindsay, the Magic Dragon!

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Microsoft Surface Sphere

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One Word: Ick.

It's eyeball jewelry.


Grace Jones - 'A One Man Show'

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That's the main reason I hate the 'burbs.

You have to rely on a car to do anything.

Heavy? Your neighborhood may be to blame

Those built before 1950 help keep you skinnier by encouraging walking

It could be your neighborhood that's making you fat — or keeping you slender.

'A new study found that the year your neighborhood was built may be just as important as diet and exercise for shedding pounds. Those who live in neighborhoods built before 1950 are trimmer than their counterparts who reside in more modern communities, the study reported.

“The older neighborhoods had a reduced level of obesity because they were generally built with the pedestrian in mind and not cars,” said Ken Smith, a co-author of the study and professor in the department of family and consumer studies at the University of Utah. “This means they have trees, sidewalks and offer a pleasant environment in which to walk.”

In the study, which appears in the September issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the researchers found that on average men weighed 10 pounds less if they lived in older, more walkable neighborhoods while women weighed about six pounds less.

The older neighborhoods also tend to have a variety of stores and businesses located within walking distance, so people wind up traveling by foot to do errands, go to local restaurants or other activities, Smith added.

Modern neighborhoods, on the other hand, generally consist of large areas with nothing but housing, an arrangement that hinders walking and forces people to drive more to get around.

Amy Crook, a 34-year-old freelance graphic designer, gained 30 pounds over the course of two years after she moved to a sprawling neighborhood in Bowie, Md., in 2005. “There was nothing to walk to,” said Crook, who noted that she drove everywhere, even to the grocery store two blocks away because there were no sidewalks.

But after she relocated to a more walkable neighborhood in San Leandro, Calif., she dropped the weight without even trying. She didn’t consciously make an effort to increase her exercise levels or modify her diet, she says, but found herself walking more doing daily errands, such as going to the grocery store or bank.

“There’s a whole neighborhood in the area, including banks, restaurants, grocery stores and bookstores,” Crook said. “It’s all within walking distance and it’s easier to get to them by walking than by driving.”

In the study, Smith’s team used height and weight data from driver’s licenses to calculate the body mass index (BMI) of nearly 454,000 people, ages 25 to 64, living in Salt Lake County, Utah. They then compared BMIs across neighborhoods that had been scored for their walkability, which included whether the area had a diverse array of shops and businesses, sidewalks and lots of intersections.

The researchers found that older neighborhoods were both more walkable and had lower rates of overweight and obese people. For each decade older the neighborhood was, the risk of obesity dropped by about 8 percent in women and 13 percent in men.

Lawrence Frank, a public health and urban planner researcher at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, said the findings fit with previous showings that sprawl is associated with higher rates of obesity and people who spend more time in cars are more likely to be obese.

“The take away message is that we’ve got to start building communities the way we used to,” said Reid Ewing, a research professor at University of Maryland’s national center for smart growth research and education in College Park. “Prior to World War II, we basically built walkable communities, but for last 60 years we’ve been building sprawl and people don’t have to be physically active as part of their daily lives.”

Building more walkable neighborhoods could be one strategy to fight the rising rates of obesity across the country, Smith said. “It’s very difficult to get people to change lifestyles but maybe we can change their environment to promote healthier outcomes,” he said.'



I got these pants I'm wearing today at this cool little consignment shop and who'd a thunk they were originally so pricey.

Reminds me of the time I got a Moschino belt for $10 bucks when it retailed for $275.

I'm in the wrong business.

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The Cure - 'Harold And Joe'

The Cure - Harold and Joe

[via FoxyTunes / The Cure]

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Men At Work - 'It's A Mistake'

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Today's Number 1's

THE 2000s

2008 ... "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry
2007 ... "Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's
2006 ... "Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
2005 ... "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey
2004 ... "Confessions Part II" by Usher
2003 ... "Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z
2002 ... "Hot in Herre" by Nelly
2001 ... "Bootylicious" by Destiny's Child
2000 ... "It's Gonna Be Me" by 'N Sync

THE 1990s

1999 ... "Genie in a Bottle" by Christina Aguilera
1998 ... "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica
1997 ... "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112
1996 ... "Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix]" by Los Del Rio
1995 ... "Waterfalls" by TLC
1994 ... "I Swear" by All-4-One
1993 ... "Can't Help Falling in Love" by UB40
1992 ... "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot
1991 ... "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" by Bryan Adams
1990 ... "Vision of Love" by Mariah Carey

THE 1980s

1989 ... "Toy Soldiers" by Martika
1988 ... "Roll with It" by Steve Winwood
1987 ... "Shakedown" by Bob Seger
1986 ... "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera
1985 ... "Shout" by Tears for Fears
1984 ... "When Doves Cry" by Prince
1983 ... "Every Breath You Take" by The Police
1982 ... "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
1981 ... "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield
1980 ... "Magic" by Olivia Newton-John

THE 1970s

1979 ... "Bad Girls" by Donna Summer
1978 ... "Shadow Dancing" by Andy Gibb
1977 ... "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" by Andy Gibb
1976 ... "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans
1975 ... "One of These Nights" by The Eagles
1974 ... "Annie's Song" by John Denver
1973 ... "The Morning After" by Maureen McGovern
1972 ... "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan
1971 ... "You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor
1970 ... "(They Long to Be) Close to You" by The Carpenters

THE 1960s

1969 ... "In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" by Zager & Evans
1968 ... "Hello, I Love You" by The Doors
1967 ... "Light My Fire" by The Doors
1966 ... "Wild Thing" by The Troggs
1965 ... "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones
1964 ... "A Hard Day's Night" by The Beatles
1963 ... "So Much in Love" by The Tymes
1962 ... "Roses Are Red" by Bobby Vinton
1961 ... "Tossin' and Turnin'" by Bobby Lewis
1960 ... "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee

THE 1950s

1959 ... "Lonely Boy" by Paul Anka
1958 ... "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson
1957 ... "Teddy Bear" by Elvis Presley
1956 ... "My Prayer" by The Platters
1955 ... "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets
1954 ... "Little Things Mean a Lot" by Kitty Kallen
1953 ... "I'm Walking Behind You" by Eddie Fisher
1952 ... "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" by Vera Lynn
1951 ... "Come On-a My House" by Rosemary Clooney
1950 ... "Mona Lisa" by Nat "King" Cole

THE 1940s

1949 ... "Some Enchanted Evening" by Perry Como
1948 ... "Woody Wood-Pecker" by Kay Kyser
1947 ... "Peg O' My Heart" by The Harmonicats
1946 ... "Surrender" by Perry Como
1945 ... "On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe" by Johnny Mercer
1944 ... "I'll Be Seeing You" by Bing Crosby
1943 ... "You'll Never Know" by Dick Haymes
1942 ... "Jingle Jangle Jingle" by Kay Kyser
1941 ... "Daddy" by Sammy Kaye
1940 ... "I'll Never Smile Again" by Tommy Dorsey

THE 1930s

1939 ... "Stairway to the Stars" by Glenn Miller
1938 ... "Music, Maestro, Please" by Tommy Dorsey
1937 ... "Gone with the Wind" by Horace Heidt
1936 ... "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" by Fats Waller
1935 ... "Rhythm Is Our Business" by Jimmie Lunceford
1934 ... "The Very Thought of You" by Ray Noble
1933 ... "Lazybones" by Ted Lewis
1932 ... "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town" by Ted Lewis
1931 ... "At Your Command" by Bing Crosby
1930 ... "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes" by Nat Shilkret

THE 1920s

1929 ... "Pagan Love Song" by Copley Plaza Orchestra (Bob Haring)
1928 ... "My Angel" by Paul Whiteman
1927 ... "Two Black Crows-Parts 1 & 2 (The Early Bird Catches the Worm)" by Moran & Mack
1926 ... "Valencia" by Paul Whiteman
1925 ... "If You Knew Susie" by Eddie Cantor
1924 ... "What'll I Do?" by Paul Whiteman
1923 ... "Down Hearted Blues" by Bessie Smith
1922 ... "Stumbling" by Paul Whiteman
1921 ... "Cherie" by Paul Whiteman
1920 ... "When My Baby Smiles at Me" by Ted Lewis & His Band

THE 1910s

1919 ... "Beautiful Ohio" by Henry Burr
1918 ... "Hello Central, Give Me No Man's Land" by Al Jolson
1917 ... "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!" by American Quartet
1916 ... "There's a Quaker Down in Quaker Town" by Henry Burr & Albert Campbell
1915 ... "Home, Sweet Home" by Alice Nielsen
1914 ... "By the Beautiful Sea" by Heidelberg Quintet
1913 ... "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" by Chauncey Olcott
1912 ... "Ragging the Baby to Sleep" by Al Jolson
1911 ... "I'm Falling in Love with Someone" by John McCormack
1910 ... "Casey Jones" by Billy Murray & American Quartet

THE 1900s

1909 ... "To the End of the World" by Henry Burr
1908 ... "Are You Sincere?" by Elise Stevenson
1907 ... "Nobody's Little Girl" by Byron G. Harlan
1906 ... "Nobody" by Bert Williams
1905 ... "Give My Regards to Broadway" by Billy Murray
1904 ... "Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis" by Billy Murray
1903 ... "Come Down, Ma Ev'ning Star" by Henry Burr
1902 ... "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home" by Arthur Collins
1901 ... "Jim Lawson's Horse Trade with Deacon Witherspoon" by Cal Stewart
1900 ... "Ma Tiger Lily" by Len Spencer

THE 1890s

1899 ... "My Wild Irish Rose" by Albert Campbell
1898 ... "She Was Bred in Old Kentucky" by George J. Gaskin
1897 ... "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by Sousa's Band
1896 ... "Just Tell Them That You Saw Me" by J.W. Myers
1895 ... "Washington Post March" by Sousa's Band
1894 ... "We Were Sweethearts, Nell and I" by George J. Gaskin
1893 ... "Mamie, Come and Kiss Your Honey Boy" by Len Spencer
1892 ... "Michael Casey at the Telephone" by Russell Hunting
1891 ... "The Whistling Coon" by George Washington Johnson
1890 ... "Semper Fidelis" by U.S. Marine Band

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I'm running out of movies.

I'm down to just 75 movies in my queue.

At one point I had over 250.



Monday, July 28, 2008

School For The Gifted

Thanks to J'adore Joey!

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Sophia: I can't believe it. Esther Weinstock is dead.

Dorothy: Oh I'm so sorry Ma, How'd it happen?

Sophia: [sarcastically] She was fighting an oil rig fire in the Gulf of Mexico.


Rose: Well, it's good that she kept fighting right up to the end.

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Oldie But Goodie


Chocolate Puma - 'I Wanna Be U'

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Not Sexually, But In The Business Sense

Keith Olbermann and Simon Pegg on The Soup.

Didn't know there was a video for this.

D:Ream - 'U R The Best Thing'

Speaking of dreams, I had one over the weekend that involved me getting in a fight with Naomi Campbell.

She threw mint chocolate chip ice cream at me.


'Things Can Only Get Better'

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The trailer is totally misleading.

In Bruges

I was expecting a comedy of sorts, along the lines of 'Snatch'.

And while there were some funny moments, it's way more somber and heavy then the trailer suggested.

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Friday, July 25, 2008



He used to be so cute.

I didn't know he was in 'Dutch'.

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Oh, Di-ANE!

'Circus On Ice'

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Thick McRunfast

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Oh man.

Bad on SOOOOO many levels.

In my own personal version of fell, this song would be on a non-stop loop.

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Naked Juice

This week, for unknown reasons, I have been craving the Almond Smoothie from Naked Juice.

Tastes great and not too many calories.

But I have noticed that over the course of the week, I have had close to no appetite.

Wednesday, all I had was half a salad, and the smoothie.

Yesterday I only had a sun-dried tomato bagel and the smoothie.

Today, I finally broke down and ate a small bag of Smartfood Popcorn because my stomach was feeling queasy after this morning's smoothie.

[I'm not even hungry but just had to get something in to help sop up the smoothie.]

So in contemplating my queasy stommage, I realized that all week I have felt mildly ill with a funky taste in my mouth.

And really, really tired.

Like the first thought when I wake up is how I can't wait to get back home and go to bed.

Oh yeah, and I have belching A LOT.

Like to the point where occasionally I felt like I would vom.

So I am wondering if one of the ingredients in their concoction doesn't agree with me.

It's mostly just fruit juice but it has soy and whey protein in it.

Maybe I OD'd on whey.

What is whey anyway?

Anybody else get have the same experience?

Update: Looking at the Naked site, I don't even see the Almond smoothie as listed as one of their products anymore. Yikes.

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Burning Man

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Scenes From Public Transport

Del Amitri - 'Roll To Me'

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Food Flashes

More here.

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Drunk Dialing 911 [999 In The UK]


Prolly NSFW. Drugs and language.

From the movie 'Devil's Playground'.

It's an interesting little documentary about the period when Amish teens get to explore the outside world.

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Well, lookie here...

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Checkin' my stats and noticed this.

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Apple iTouch Tablet

I haven't been a fan of Apple since back in the day when I had to use PageMaker for newspaper layout.

I was born and raised on a PC, and thus hated Mac's mouse and hyperactive desktop.

But now there is rumor that they are coming out with a touch tablet, and I might have to rethink my iBan.

My only problem with all this touch-screen technology is my OCD about fingerprints and clean surfaces.

We're getting closer to those hologram interfaces from Minority Report every day.

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What happened to Jude Law?

He was like in every movie that came out, and now, nothing.

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A co-worker signed up for an 'Adopt-A-Soldier' program and took pictures of us here in the office to send him/her.

While, I think that program is a nice idea, I can't help but wonder what these soliders actually think of some of the stuff they get from back here in the states.

I know if i was out in the desert for the last five years, fearing daily attacks, and camel spiders, I wouldn't really be that thrilled to be hearing about some white collar peeps day to day goings on in an air conditioned office.

Maybe it's just me.

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....while I'm drinking soy milk....

Good thing I'm not planning on having any kids anytime soon.

Soy Linked to Low Sperm Count

'WEDNESDAY, July 23 (HealthDay News) -- Eating half a serving of soy food a day lowers sperm concentrations and may play a role in male infertility, particularly in obese men, Harvard University researchers report.

The reason for this relationship between soy and sperm count isn't clear. However, researchers speculate that soy increases estrogen activity, which may have a negative affect on sperm production and also interfere with other hormonal signals.

"There have been a lot of interest in estrogen and isoflavones in particular and a potential relationship to fertility and other reproductive disorders," said lead researcher Dr. Jorge Chavarro, a research fellow in the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Research in animals has shown that isoflavones and estrogen can have a potentially negative affect on reproduction, including decreased fertility, Chavarro said. However, there is very little evidence of how these findings apply to humans, he said.

The new research, he added, lends support to how results of animal studies apply to humans. But Chavarro considers the findings preliminary and inconclusive. "It's way too early to say stop eating soy foods," he said. "It's not time to worry about whether you're eating too much soy. There's not enough information to conclusively say that. "

His report was published in the July 24 online edition of the journal Human Reproduction.

For the study, Chavarro and colleagues collected data on 99 men who attended a fertility clinic for evaluation. The men were asked about how much of 15 soy-based foods they ate in the past three months.

The foods men were asked about included tofu, tempeh, tofu or soy sausages, bacon, burgers, soy milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream and other soy products like roasted nuts and energy bars.

Because different foods have different levels of isoflavones, half a serving of soy is equal to about one cup of soy milk or one serving of tofu or soy burgers every other day, Chavarro noted.

Chavarro's team found that men who ate the most soy had 41 million fewer sperm per milliliter of semen compared with men who did not eat soy foods. Normal sperm counts range between 80 million and 120 million per milliliter, according to a press release from the journal, a monthly publication of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology.

In addition, the researchers found that the link between soy and sperm concentration was stronger among overweight and obese men. Overweight and obese men produce more estrogen than thinner men, and soy may increase those estrogen levels even further, they speculated.

Moreover, the link between soy and sperm concentration was strongest in men with higher sperm concentrations. Men who have normal or high sperm counts may be more susceptible to soy foods than men with low sperm counts, Chavarro said.

Infertility expert Dr. Hossein Sadeghi-Nejad, an associate professor of urology at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School and Hackensack University Medical Center, agreed that soy may be one factor affecting fertility, especially in overweight and obese men.

"When patients are overweight, the fat tissue converts male hormones to more female hormones," Sadeghi-Nejad said. "So, it is possible that the combination of this estrogenic source [soy] and the extra internal estrogen that is caused by the conversion of androgen to estrogen through the fat has a more deleterious effect in that group of patients."

In addition, Sadeghi-Nejad noted that although sperm counts decreased most among men who have the highest counts, that should not affect fertility, since sperm counts were still in the normal range.

"But this is a good reminder that if you have an overweight patient, with abnormal semen parameters, and a very high soy intake, it may be wise for them to decrease this factor," Sadeghi-Nejad said.'

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Trans-X - 'Living On Video'

[via FoxyTunes / Trans-X]

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I've been watching too much Lifetime lately.

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Nanny Fierceness

'Runway' look for 'Eloise'

'Eloise is getting a fierce wardrobe.

Christian Siriano, winner of last season's "Project Runway" and self-described "fierce" designer, will create the couture collection that will be showcased in HandMade Films' upcoming "Eloise in Paris." Academy Award-winning costume designer Milena Canonero has come on board the film as visual consultant.

Siriano's designs will be featured in the culminating scene of the Charles Shyer-helmed film, when Eloise (Jordana Beatty) and Nanny (Uma Thurman) attend Paris Fashion Week.

Stefania Cella is the production designer and costume designer on the film.

"Eloise in Paris," which is based on the series of classic children's books written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight, begins principal photography Sept. 8 in Paris, New York and the south of France.

Siriano was the TV reality series' youngest winner ever at age 22.

'Project Runway' winner Christian Siriano will have a couture collection featured in 'Eloise in Paris.''

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Haven't Heard In A While

Télépopmusik - 'Breathe'

May be NSFW. Peeps in swimsuits.

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One of my fave movies.

Land Rover Sculpture


Super Slip 'N Slide

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Robotic Adjustable Shoes

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

One of my fave Estelle clips.

Today In - 'Useless Info'

'In 490 BCE, Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, ran from Marathon to Athens (about 25 miles) to inform the Athenians the outcome of the battle with invading Persians.

The distance was filled with hills and other obstacles; thus Pheidippides arrived in Athens exhausted and with bleeding feet.

After telling the townspeople of the Greeks' success in the battle, Pheidippides fell to the ground dead.

In 1896, at the first modern Olympic Games, held a race of approximately the same length in commemoration of Pheidippides.


The Olympic medals are designed especially for each individual Olympic Games by the host city's organizing committee.

Each medal must be at least three millimeters thick and 60 millimeters in diameter.

Also, the gold and silver Olympic medals must be made out of 92.5 percent silver, with the gold medal covered in six grams of gold.'

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Terminator 4 AKA Terminator Salvation

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Today In - 'Armenian Pop Music'

Armenchik - 'Lav Lsir'

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Cool Pic

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Today In - 'Bad Hair'


Homeless to get free passes during DNC

'DENVER – A plan for Denver's homeless during the Democratic National Convention in August includes some freebies.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless says some options include movie passes, tickets to local attractions and free bus fares.

The plan is also to expand the availability of homeless shelters both day and night.

Published reports say city managers are being motivated by security concerns, and it is not an effort to clean up Denver's image under the media spotlight.'

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That would suck.

'Aquagenic pruritis is a condition that results after exposure to water of any temperature.

Symptoms develop within minutes and may include itching, burning or even a prickly sensation.

Most times there are no skin changes, although a faint, bumpy, itchy red rash may occur.

The symptoms last from 10 minutes to several hours, and usually are experienced on one or more of the following skin surfaces: Chest, back, arms or legs.

While the exact cause of this condition is uncertain, some investigators suggest it is a result of extreme skin sensitivity (but not allergy) to an added ingredient (chlorine, fluoride, others) or mineral present in the water.'

Allergic to Water?

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An Upside To The Gas Crunch

'Transit officials in numerous cities report that more people taking their bikes along when the catch the bus or the train — in Houston, the number rose 33 percent in May alone, officials said. Those bikes take up passenger space, and that puts the squeeze on all paying customers.

“I believe in the future that cycling is going to not be just a trend, but a way of life for a lot of people,” said Gene Wells, owner of Fat Tire Cycle in Buckhannon, W.Va., an assessment that was echoed by Rebecca Anderson, advocacy director for Trek Bicycle Corp.

"Millions of people have bicycles hanging in the garage and they're getting them down and riding them,” Anderson said. “People are looking at the bicycle as more than just a toy.”'

Deadly tension on the roads — cars vs. bikes

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Fountains Of Wayne - 'Radiation Vibe'

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Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today's favorite comments:

'Cloth-gasm! Snippity-snappity! Alterational! Scrumptuous! One hot-a schmata! (They've all been trademarked, bitches!)'

'Oh yeah, and I am so stealing "Alterational" but I'm adding two snaps, a high five and an "Mmm-kay?" to mine.'

New Batch Of 'Project Runway' Contestants Desperate To Coin Next Sassy Catchphrase Sensation

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Guess I won't be making fun of Zac Efron any more.

Dave Brubeck

'Take Five'

'Take The A Train'

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U2 - 'Who's Going To Ride Your Wild Horses'

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Kinda Harsh

'Meantime, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee lead the nation in obesity. More than 30 percent of adults in each of the states tipped the scales enough to ensure the South remains the nation's fattest region.'

Colorado remains least obese state, CDC reports

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Never go to the grocery store hungry.

I went to tackle the salad bar, but they took it out!

So I had to search for alternatives for lunch.

Ended up getting a pre-packaged salad, a bagel, and some soup.

Then I figured, I'm here, might as well get something for tomorrow's lunch.

Cut to 15 minutes later, I'm cashing out and it's $40 bucks[!].

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Nerd Alert

Ky. boy checks drivers' speed with toy radar gun

11-year-old got tired of shouting at cars to slow down on his street

'LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Landon Wilburn, 11, has a future as a cop — a traffic cop.

The youngster, who used to shout at speeders to slow down as they drove through the Stone Lakes subdivision in Louisville, now has taken matters into his own hands.

Dressed in a reflective vest, wearing a bicycle helmet and armed with an orange Hot Wheels brand radar gun, he points and records the actual speed of passing traffic.

Landon also carries a flashlight with a built-in siren.

"When I saw it happening, I got the biggest kick out of it," said resident George Ayers, 61. "People were locking up their brakes when they saw him."

Many in the subdivision are frustrated that motorists tear through the neighborhood at 55 mph despite signs posting a 25 mph limit.

Officials said the city will install speed humps in the neighborhood if 70 percent of residents agree and are willing to put up half the money.'

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