Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
I don't like roller coasters as much these days.
Here is some interesting health and legal news. There is a "pink slime lawsuit".
Now Cargill weighs in..
Today I missed the opening ceremony.
It's something I ALWAYS catch, but hey. Work is work.
I just dipped a piece of Lindt 90% Excellence into my coffee...best combo since Reese made famous his peanut butter and chocolate concoction!
Mountain Dew plus vinegar concoction is not to be confused with horse urine.
Any horse drinking that would have made Secretariat a candidate for the glue factory!
Secretariat, Cigar and Frankel may be able to run longer distances if they were to drink their own pee.
Wouldn't want to be in the neighborhood when they take their pee break!
Pee break is fine, just don't accidentally drink the warm Kool-Aid!
From Moscow with Love
Some man from Moscow drove to Sochi to rescue 11 dogs.
Love. I saw this story and immediately thought it was about you. If it is not you, he is your brother or cousin in Mockba.
Thanks for sharing it.
What a nice story! Thanks for sharing it Sentinel.
Where is that eternally optimistic ray-of-sunshine Bartelby when you need him?
Oh Bartelby dear, when you have a moment, would you please weigh in on this heart-warming story with some of your cheerful insights??
I have taken to watching "Top Gear" on BBC America. It seems that attractive women are often behind the presenters in the studio shots. Is this by design? Do the producers find attractive women in the audience and place them behind the hosts?
Yes ^ i have noticed this, too.
Haha....Nothing is an accident in tv land.
What do you think, mike? Think it is planned by a casting assistant of the producers?
I feel like it is almost a planned version of the camera panning to the attractive women in the crowd at a sporting event. We can all appreciate the french feed at Bercy, rg, montpelier, metz and toulouse, or the italian feed at rome, palermo, milan, etc.
what do you guys think?
I'd love to see a cage match between DP and Bartleby! I'll give 2 to 1 odds on DP!
SpaceShots: The best new 84 photos of our universe
Lol! Come on now "don't get folks all riled up" as we like to say at times here in the Lone Star State.
These images are just amazing!
Dear Bartleby doesn't frequent this neck of the woods, so don't be expectin' no cheerful insights, cowboys.
Pity...most of his posts are totally useless!
Someone got whisked away, and poasts relating to sigs also cleaned up.
r2 is all over that!
Riding into the wind on a bicycle is often harder than climbing a hill.
I was watching a CBS newspiece this morning. This company is called Beyond Meat. The founder mentioned that about 70% of Americans are actually reducing their meat consumption. This company has backing from Bill Gates. This could be the wave of the future for meat consumption. Watch for this trend. I'll stick to my tasty and healthy Indian, Italian, and Mexican vegetarian food. Dosas and Idlis are great in the morning for example before tennis for example, with even the protein they contain.
The company's founder grew up on a farm and mentioned that he could not reconcile how the cows and dogs were very alike for him but they were being treated so differently. That was the impetus for him starting the company. It's interesting how this trend is only picking up speed. In ten to twenty years, the way people eat is likely to be quite a bit different, especially in all the industrialized nations.
I know a person who has a company that makes vegan cheese. He is well-connected and was invited to a taste test, and it turned out Tony Blair and Bill Gates were two of the testers. Both preferred the vegan cheese. Bill Gates is very interested in vegan endeavors.
Many people are working on vegan meat substitutes, with increasing successes. For some, this is an ethical issue, and for others it is about maximizing the ability to produce food that people enjoy in a sustainable way.
I like the Russian group Pussy Riot.
While at my university, I road up Mount Diablo in California a few times. It would feel like my knee caps were about to pop off as I neared the summit, and I wondered why I decided to do this.
In Skagen, Denmark, I once was riding a borrowed heavy bike across town to a beach into a very, very heavy wind. It felt the same as climbing a mountain.
I have just bought myself an RF/Nike cap. I hope part of the proceeds will go to Roger to tide him in his old age.
That's very interesting Mike Bulgakov. Thanks for that insight. I think you are exactly right. There's much research and product development occurring, with a future view as to feeding the planet in the best possible way. With population growth and environmental concerns to follow in the decades to follow, it's a critical issue.
Also, beautiful photos as usual! You have certainly lived in some very scenic parts of the world.
Lol! That is nice of you Sentinel to look out for him like that with your purchase. Do you think Roger will be able to get by?
Caps are handy with the sun. I didn't wear them much when I was young and playing tennis. Yet with everything we know about sun exposure, it's a good idea to wear them around, especially on the courts.
Out of kindness, Sentinel, could you give the cap to Rafa to hide his receding hairline?
I was a Lendl fan as a kid and saw him play early in his career with an Adidas baseball cap in practice. As a result, I played junior matches with Adidas caps long before Courier started the trend. I was also lucky to have doctors in the family who told me to use sunscreen, especially since I am a naturally pale guy.
Smart! I hit sometimes with a buddy of mine that has lost all his hair. We were friends even in junior tennis so we've both spent a lot of days in the Texas sun while growing up. He recently told me that he had a cancerous growth removed on his scalp. He now wears a cap and sunscreen all the time, but you're absolutely right. My mom was right because she used to beg me to wear a cap while playing but I thought it impacted my field of vision a bit. Lendl definitely liked wearing caps, especially at the AO.
The last really bad sunburn I had was at Roland Garros in the early 1990s. This was when people were talking about the Scandinavian ozone hole when I was in Denmark, so I was in the mode of being very careful about sun protection when I went down to Paris.
The one thing I forgot about was the part in my hair. I had a brutal sunburn in the part that eventually blistered and pustulated (is this a word?). I have worn a hat when watching daytime tennis ever since.
Nadal definitely needs a hat so that the blisters don't spread to his head!:twisted:
Not So Useless Info
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is equal to;
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
12+15+22+5 = 54%
None of them makes 100%.
Then what makes 100% ???
Is it Money?
NO !!! M+O+N+E+Y= 13+15+14+5+25=72%
NO !!! L+E+A+D+E+R+S+H+I+P= 12+5+1+4+5+18+19+8+9+16=97%
Every problem has a solution,
only if we perhaps change our "ATTITUDE".
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
It is therefore OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes
OUR Life 100% Successful..
Not to forget-
If I can find a Uniqlo outlet in my city, will definitely buy a cap for Rafa.
But Senti, Stanislas wears Yonex!
okay, smartypants, what does Rochus wear ?
My pants ain't smart but I'm wise enough to know to put them on one leg at a time!
Which Rochus? Olivier or Christophe???
Olivier wears Sergio Tacchini; smartypants isn't sure about Christophe!
There is a clock along my train route that always shows 5 degrees C and 23:05, which means that it may be right at some points, but not right now.
At 23:05 this evening in Orlando it is expected to be 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit).
I like Christian Dior's Fahrenheit Absolute!
I also bought a black Adidas cap to replace my old faded existing one. It's not as nice as the old one. Has these three ugly stripes coming down the front part.
The prices were shocking, esp for a retired person who counts his pennies.
I like Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451"...it has an aroma of burning paper!
The last French word i learned was "au pair" (courtesy Blue Jasmine).
Before that I think "garcon" from Pulp Fiction.
I saw the movie a while back. Burning paper
Isn't there something called Fahrenheit 9/11
Moore's "Roger & Me" featured a lady trying to survive by selling rabbits streetside...he would ask customers "Pets or meat?"
He missed the most vital part or maybe he isn't saying (or scripted not-to), Pets, meat of amulet (rabbit's foot; supposedly is to bring good luck).
There was no good luck to be had in Flint MI at the time!
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