“A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a dollar could buy 1,200 calories of potato chips or 875 calories of soda but just 250 calories of vegetables or 170 calories of fresh fruit. With the backing of the government, farmers are producing more calories — some 500 more per person per day since the 1970s — but too many are unhealthy calories. Given that, it’s no surprise we’re so fat; it simply costs too much to be thin.”
So true! and So damn annoying!
And to think, that the outlook is changing in the country – Sorry – you got it wrong. It is getting scarier and worse! Watch the video below..
Here is an attempt to add a new genre to my repertoire :-). The idea was to create a celebratory song which embodies the spirit of the culture through the ambience it creates. And I thought a general chant would work better (and thus make it easy for me, as I don’t need to worry about lyrics).
After using my trail bike for almost 10 years, I have decided to graduate. It took almost a month and after some deliberation I have ended up with this..sort of a cruiser bike that I can use to commute or just get some work out (wish I have bike friendly roads in Michigan so that I can ride this to work).
So far, so good – am enjoying the ride.
With 2 (may be 3) more months of biking weather in Michigan, I want to be able to clock at least 400 miles this season. Let us see how it goes..
This blog may have taken a political turn of late but it was not intentional. Probably it is more to do with what has been bothering me the most in current times..And given the 2008 elections and an opportunity to change, it was only natural.
So to take a break from what has been bothering me on a daily basis, I am stepping away for a moment and am trying to write about stuff that I got run over by in the passing, although they affected me to the least. Really these are non-bothering news in recent times, that caught my attention and I am sure you would have heard about them as well. If not, I hope you get some news value out of them 🙂
Violinist Joshua Bell goes incognito to a Washignton D.C. subway station and starts playing 6 of the more complicated Bach compositions..and in 45 minutes, he collected $32. There was silence at the end of it and no one applauded. This happened about a month ago and Washington Post arranged/sponsored (!) this experiment. Now what is the conclusion you should draw specially if we were told that the same guy played to a packed audience the previous night were the minimum tickets were going at $100/seat..?
Chess Boxing is a hybrid support where the players get involved in eleven rounds of chess (4 minutes for each round) and boxing (3 minutes for each round) alternately. Apparently there is a World Chess Boxing Organizations (WSBO) and the game is only popular in Europe as of now. I am sure there is a reason for this. If the game has to get anywhere closer to being popular in the US, then there should not be any brains involved in the sport.
If you have the option to live anywhere in the world and you want to choose a country based on how happy you would be when you live there, then Denmark should be your choice. But if your choice is limited to just the Americas (continents), then the chances of you leading a happy life are more if you lived in Colombia than in the USA.
BlogHer conference is meant for Women Bloggers and apparently the most recent conference in Chicago saw the corporate world entice Mommy bloggers with so many freebies that they think the economy could actually be turning around. Me thinks this is going to give rise to population explosion.
A funny picture:
According to The Ann Arbor News, a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan one morning and asked for cash with a gun in his hand. The clerk tuned him down because he said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren’t available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.