Quoth the Dark Wraith
Oh! Oh! Read the story, but if you value your digestive sanity, DON'T LOOK AT THE PICTURE
. Seriously, noobs, what has been seen cannot be unseen. This is what the government says public school children get to eat
, for gawd's sake.
The Art of Grousing
I am so utterly weary of this nonsense. I went to the store to buy a bottle of vitamins since I'd just run through my last jug of 200. All I wanted was a nice multivitamin, maybe with some minerals. What I encountered was ridiculous: there on this long, five-shelf display was row after row of vitamins. I thought to myself, "Where's the basic multivitamin I want?" I spent literally 30 minutes finding out that the entire display had nothing but one stupid specialty vitamin after another. There were vitamins for kids, vitamins for adults under 30, vitamins for women over 50, vitamins for athletes, vitamins for women, vitamins for men over 70, vitamins for post-menopausal women, vitamins for men who need prostate health (whatever the Hell that
means), vitamins for active seniors, vitamins for this, vitamins for that; but there was not ONE BOTTLE of just plain, old-fashioned multivitamins. NOT ONE.
I thought to myself, "Are they joking?" This is exactly the same thing that happened to me the last time I tried to buy a tube of toothpaste: they had toothpaste for fresher breath, toothpaste with stripes, toothpaste for sensitive teeth, toothpaste for tartar control (I don't eat fish with tartar sauce), toothpaste to make my teeth whiter-than-white, toothpaste with mint (I hate mint), even toothpaste with "advanced whitening and advanced freshness," as if I want to blow daisy smells while I direct inbound aircraft traffic with my smile; but there was not one tube of plain, old-fashioned toothpaste. NOT ONE.
You know what? I'm SICK of it! Did I tell you that already? Well, I am.
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Update 1/8/2012 The often delightful, over-the-top comedienne GloZell does the cinnamon challenge. Watch the three-minute spectacle and decide for yourself whether you, too, should accept the challenge.
This and That
You should watch this YouTube video entitled, "Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
." I am now assigning it as required viewing in my courses for first-year business students, and I mention results it highlights in my microeconomics courses. The results reported in the video are flawed to the extent that long-term behaviors are not studied, but the (preliminary) implications present yet further challenges arising from modern experimental economics to some important underlying assumptions of economics as the discipline has been crafted and taught for two centuries in Western countries.
May you live long enough for your wisdom to ruin your excuses.
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