Wednesday, July 29, 2015



Because ya just kinda know, don't you?

ESPN's The Body Issue: Marvel Super Heroes Edition.

ESPN: "Every day, all over the world, Marvel's top comic book artists flex their creative muscles to illustrate the world's mightiest super heroes. In the spirit of The Magazine's visual celebration of athleticism, dedication and strength, a mix of those same artists took to their drawing boards to craft bold images of Marvel's characters like never before."

Not really a word, but it should be. "Sonder."

I used to get this all the time out in crowds, or driving on the freeway.  Hat/tip ashlllleigh 

Is sonder a real English word (the realization of the richness of others' lives)? - Quora: "Is sonder a real English word (the realization of the richness of others' lives)?"

sonder - Wiktionary: "Coined in 2012 by John Koenig, whose project, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, aims to come up with new words for emotions that currently lack words.[1][2] Related to German sonder (“special”) and French sonder (“to probe”).[3]"

"If your diet is high in refined sugars, fructose, etc. then you could be in a calorie deficit....AND STILL GET FATTER."

LIFT-RUN-BANG: Why all carbs are not equal: "I am totally going to copy and paste this part, because well, I love it so much.  I mean I really do. 

...research also reveals that fructose has effects independent of this mechanism to induce this metabolic syndrome. Whereas fructose increases weight through the standard mechanism of stimulating more food intake and blocking the burning of fat, even when you control caloric intake, fructose can affect body composition. 

 This is because when you eat fructose, you actually generate more fat in your liver for the same amount of energy intake, compared to other types of sugar... For example, if you calorically restrict an animal but give it a high-fructose diet or a high-sugar diet, it will still produce fatty liver and will still become insulin resistant. 

According to Dr. Johnson, fructose has two effects: 1.  It stimulates weight gain through its effects on your appetite and by blocking the burning of fat 2.  It also changes your body composition to increase body fat even when you are on a caloric restriction. So let's look at that last part again. It also changes your body composition to increase body fat even when you are on a caloric restriction. more time. 

 It also changes your body composition to increase body fat even when you are on a caloric restriction.

  Remember all those guys that told you, that it doesn't matter what you eat because so long as there's a calorie deficit, that you'd lose weight?  And there is some truth to this.  However, depending on your choice of carb intake, it may not be that simple.   If your diet is high in refined sugars, fructose, etc. then you could be in a calorie deficit....AND STILL GET FATTER.

 Boy that fucking sucks, doesn't it?"

"In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down. 

20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment) 

40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness. 

45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way. 

60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium. 

60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water. 

60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth."

"Boyd Maxwell and Perry Schmidt report on the latest developments in the exciting world of pro teaching."

Limitations are largely self-imposed - "Man born with "virtually no brain" has advanced math degree."

Boing Boing: "The subject of this paper grew up with a normal cognitive and social life, and didn't discover his hydrocephalus -- which had all but obliterated his brain -- until he went to the doctor for an unrelated complaint...
"The point, though, is that under the right conditions, brain damage may paradoxically result in brain enhancement. Small-world, scale-free networking— focused, intensified, overclocked— might turbocharge a fragment of a brain into acting like the whole thing. Can you imagine what would happen if we applied that trick to a normal brain?"


Hugh Jackman Wants Fan Input For Last Time As Wolverine - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News: "My last time putting on the claws. What do you want to see happen? 50 words or less. I’ll read as many as I can. — Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) July 27, 2015"

Lex Luthor as a Silicon Valley-style CEO.

It works.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Connect back with the body. Fuck fate, fuck destiny and all that. This time we learn to control our happiness health and strength." - Wim Hof

"We do not not need psychotherapy.  Fuck off.  Just breathing.  Just bring back the control within yourself.  Connect back with the body.  Fuck fate, fuck destiny and all that.  This time we learn to control our happiness health and strength.  And that's not philosophical or sectarian, that's chemistry."

Documentary Explores the Possibility of Gaining 'Superpowers' Via Meditation and Focused Breathing | The Daily Grail: "Here's a fascinating Vice documentary on the possibility of much greater conscious control of our bodies, using meditation and focused breathing to allow direct modification of our autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular system, and immune system. Such abilities are of course part of a number of ancient Eastern traditions, but it was interesting to see it through the prism of a modern European practitioner:

 Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to stay submerged in ice for one hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he's climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namibian Desert with no water, and proven—under a laboratory setting—that he's able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will. Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible, but he's not a freak of nature; he's a master of meditation. To demonstrate that any human can learn his methods, Wim offered to teach VICE hosts Matt Shea and Daisy-May Hudson how to climb a freezing cold mountain in their shorts without getting cold. But when Matt and Daisy signed up for the training, they had no idea that the so-called Iceman was planning to lead them on a psychedelic journey across Europe that circled the chasm between science and spirituality."

Monday, July 27, 2015

"We are living proof of the danger of immigrants!"

"We need to go."

A frighteningly accurate summation of social media.

I have achieved the middle ground, really.

Cap Gets It.


7/27 - squats, bench, split squats, pushups, bw rows, ab rope crunch

Jamaal Charles' Inspiring Special Olympics Speech.

This is pretty fantastic.  Jamaal Charles At The Special Olympics - Where He First Discovered His Athletic Talents: "Before Jamaal Charles was an All-Pro running back for the Kansas City Chiefs – and your golden boy or nemesis in fantasy football several years ago – the University of Texas alumnus first discovered his athletic talent when he stepped on to the track at the Special Olympics. Charles gave an incredibly inspiring speech to a stadium packed with contestants and fan’s alike at this year’s Special Olympics opening ceremony. The running back ruminated on his own struggles that came with dealing with his disabilities as a kid, and spoke of the courage it took to overcome them to become an absolute force on the football field. Check out Jamaal Charles’ awesome speech right here, and take note of the Special Olympics organization’s awesome mantra that he leads everybody through at the end."

Manchester Comic Con Cosplay.

Friday, July 24, 2015

ABCNews 1979 documentary on the CIA's mind control MKUltra Project.

History is instructive.


7/24 - treadmill, pushups, chins, knee raise
7/23 - chins, inc db press, leg xt, pushups, stiff arm pulldown, calf press, sswings, db curls, tri pushdowns, air squats, situps

Dwayne The Rock Johnson: "Learned a valuable lesson a long time ago that it's much easier to push yourself when a crowd is watching or a coach is telling you what to do. The extremely hard part is pushing yourself beyond limits when no one else is around and you're alone. But if you can master that.. that's when you break thru into another level of progress and success."

FGOY: "Julie Foucher is a medical student (Class of 2017) as well as a four-time CrossFit Games athlete. Inspiration to us all.  “I believe my role as a future physician will not simply be to facilitate the cure of disease, but to maximize the fitness of my patients over the years of their lives.”"

Relax everybody, I found Waldo.  And she's got abs.

The first step is the most important.

The circle of life continues.

Nihilist Arby's understands.

Power librarian move.