Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.
This photo unsettles me.
What a sight. I so wish to travel and see for myself one day.
There is speculation that Whitey Bulger still has friends in high places.
I have not heard a good explanation for why the new Yankee Stadium is a launching pad compared to the old Yankee Stadium. Could it be anomalous weather conditions or a small sample size?
Whitey Bulger volunteered for CIA sponsored LSD tests when he was a prisoner, after his holiday at Alcatraz. He spent an incredible amount of time tripping on LSD while imprisoned. When Bulger was released, he quickly rose to the top of the Irish mob in South Boston.
Mike has fear of heights ???
It is my conclusion that guys with short or medium length hair who tie a bandana around their heads to work out in the office fitness center, where the air is air conditioned and they hardly break a sweat, do so just to look cool, even though they actually look like d-bags.
Mike's summer house
In retrospect, I probably should have opted for the Monte Carlo summer home.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
- Oscar Wilde
The length of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is:
West: 9,260 feet (2,820 m)
East: 10,176 feet (3,102 m)
Total: 3.68 miles (5.92 km)
Love is the most powerful human emotion. Every spy agency in the world takes advantage of this fact.
Tellin' me more and more
About some useless information thread
Supposed to fire my imagination
I can't get no, oh no no no
Hey hey hey, that's what I say
I can't get no satisfaction
I can't get no satisfaction...
- Mick Jagger
And I'm flying 'round the world
and I'm doin' this and I'm a tryin' that
And I'm try'n to make some girl, pregnant....
(least that's what it sounds like) ;-)
Back on topic:
Jagger's lyrics to "Wild Horses" was supposedly written for Marianne Faithful:
In real life, Sentinel is an insufferable bore.
Does he still talk in third person?
Other bit of useless info: Pink used to be the manly color until about the 40s. Blue was considered girly.
Should you find yourself in Bern,
I recommend a visit to the Einstein House Museum.
Well, just a day in the shoes of a color blind man
Should make it easy for you to see
That these diverse tones do more than cover our bones
As a part of our anatomy
The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.
- Laurence J. Peter
A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
- Fats Domino
Stop worrying about terrorism and pandemics ...
If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
push comes to shove ..
best friends ?
Santa is Satan spelled inside out
Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
now thats good advice
My bad, wrong thread...
Just got this in an email. Cant be sure of authenticity.
Never, put your banana in the refrigerator! !!
This is interesting.
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber.. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana.. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure... So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
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Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking.. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal..
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels.. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack..
Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
may this brighten your day ...
The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.
Mike has not posted his luscious ladies in a while .....
ugh, now this is surprising, tom green is gay, i always thought he was super annoying but always thought was -----> but i guess not
SFO Airport is approximately 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco. The current terminal for international flights opened in December 2000, and is where the BART station is located. Josie Maran was born approximately 20 miles south of the airport.
thanks for the inspiring pic, Mike.
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
- Frank Tibolt
The jump cuts in Godard's Breathless were jarring to audiences when the film was released, as audience expectations were conditioned by firm rules of editing relating to time and space.
The FBI vs. Jean Seberg
Did a rumor planted by Hoover's aides lead to her death?
Her casket was covered with yellow roses, lilies and daisies. Among the 200 mourners at Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris were her three ex-husbands. So ended last week the tragic story of Actress Jean Seberg, who was plucked out of obscurity as a 17-year-old Iowan to star in Otto Preminger's 1957 movie Saint Joan, and who died at age 40 in the back seat of her car of an overdose of barbiturates. But even as she was buried, there unfolded in the U.S. an appalling account of how the FBI in 1970 tried to ruin her reputation with a planted rumor, setting in motion the series of emotional breakdowns that led to her suicide.
frozen cherry trees
Sentinel's day job ... anyone want to switch jobs ...
jumbo shrimp is a oxymoron
I never knew that Sentinel is an elephant. Do you smuggle secret documents for an intelligence agency, Sentinel?
Those must be some large documents. You guys ever hear of microfilm?
Stillwater, OK doesn't have a Best Buy
I am the guy who puts the documents in, takes em out, cleans the "drop box" ...
Now don't you guys and gals EVER complain that you have a lousy job
Nope, and we've never heard of carrier pigeons either !
That's our trojan elephant over there. Push it into Russia, then take over Russia. :twisted:
You guys are pushing it wrong.
Can Squirrels Spy for People? Iran Thinks So...
All Things Considered, July 20, 2007
Iranian news agencies this week reported the capture of 14 squirrels equipped with espionage systems along the border.
Robert Baer, who worked for the CIA in Iran, intelligence expert James Bamford and wildlife professor John Koprowski, who co-authored the book North American Tree Squirrels, discuss historical attempts to use animals in intelligence gathering and the likelihood that the U.S. or any other country could count on squirrels to retrieve any useful information.
Almost looked like Stuart Little !
ok, tw, no more pushing
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