Monday, October 26, 2009

Exercise vs. Antioxidants

This is pretty crazy but exercise and antioxidants seem to work against each other.
I've been learning about what chemical compounds make food healthy, such as the catechins in green tea. But it's only good to think about health up to a point, since a car could run into me and necrotize all the cells in my legs, and no chemical element would fix that.
It's weird to think that every single atom that makes up me came from somewhere else on the Earth and that my body has just gathered them all up for the moment. And some days from now, those atoms will all be changed out for new ones.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

This event reminds me of a case in Russia, when a man brought his wife to hospital and was made to wait as the staff expected a bribe. The wife died, the man went home, took a gun, shot down each one of the staff that refused to treat his wife, and killed himself.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Censorship will be enforced. There will be no talk of shamans, of yoga classes, nutritional values, herbal teas, discovering your Boundaries, and Inner Growth.

-- Werner Herzog, about his Rogue Film School

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The book of my enemy has been remaindered
And I am pleased.

--Clive James

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bank of America/Countrywide is now charging me fees to transfer my own money to other accounts. Fantastic. In retribution I'm transferring everything I have with them out.

Less bank consolidation, more competition please.