Sunday, November 23, 2003

Man Dies After Winning Vodka-Drinking Contest!

I Think it's How he Wanted to Go!

A vodka-drinking competition in a southern Russian town ended in tragedy with the winner dead and several runners-up in intensive care. The competition lasted 30, perhaps 40 minutes and the winner downed three half-liter bottles. He was taken home by taxi but died within 20 minutes. Russians drink the equivalent of 15 liters of pure alcohol per head annually, one of the highest rates in the world. Some experts estimate one in seven Russians is an alcoholic.


Post originally written on radioaffliction.bigstep.com courtesy of archive.org, and here is a follow up link that still exists of the story form Democratic Underground

Friday, June 06, 2003

Cheese is Addictive as Morphine?! That's Crazy!! GIMME MORE CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!!!

A physician claims cheese is as addictive as morphine. Cheese is particularly addictive because it contains small amounts of morphine made in the cow's liver. When the dairy protein breaks apart in the stomach, it releases the opiate molecules. Some of the foods have about one-tenth the strength of morphine, and while that may not sound like much, Dr. Barnard says because the foods are so available it's easy to satisfy a fix. He also says this research could help those fat souls currently suing fast food restaurants by proving the food is addictive like tobacco. But don't expect to see rehab centers for meat eaters. Dr. Barnard says folks will have to break the addiction by changing their diet, exercising and getting enough sleep.



Follow up links:

Cheese 'can be as addictive as morphine' - Vegan Represent

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

hello, and a good tuesday to you. One of the things that is bothering me are hit exchange sites. I've used these in the past to help generate hits for the website, and create awareness to the site. The concept is great, you view a website (for a least 10 or 30 seconds depending on the site) and in return someone views mine. The problem not enough people use their own sites. They use generic pre-made sites to promote e-biz rotators, MLM's, and other pointless "oppourtinities" in the illusion they're going to make a ton of money. I'm sure some people have been successful at it, but I hope not at the expense of someone else. I especially like(meaning hate) the ones that start out as "Are tired of the Scams!?!" Well thank you for letting me view another one! The whole point of this "information age" is to take your own ideas and be able to communicate them to the world. I realize people need to make money, but be creative for a few minutes in your life. It's just a shame that a well meaning concept to allow people to promote their own websites, have to be flooded with these "Programs", and I'm not sure why the hit exchange programs want them.
Anyway, some hit exchange sites like TrafficG and Trafficswarm have very good search programs that you can find "good" sites. I have made a list of some of them and I will put them on the home page in the next couple of days. I recommend that you at least view and try to support these sites that have taken the time and the work to put something together.
Thanks for letting me vent, and have a wonderful creative day!
PAC

Saturday, March 08, 2003

Wow, what a day already, and it's only Noon! I went to my first auction today, it was so much fun. Since it was my first time the auctioneer gave me the virgin speech to the whole crowd. He was very funny, and polite, and encouraged me to participate. I didn't get any of the things I wanted (a bunch of CD's, DVD's and a 200 disc sony DVD player), but I did get 2 pairs of ski's for $40! So I may go up to the mountains next week and try them out! I heard from my consulting engineer Jim Reid in California that another Auto Swap meet (where I my got stash of Albums for a crazy price:See Peter's famous reviews:The California albums for the whole story!(at radioafflicton.com of course)) is going on this weekend! Good Luck Jim! That's the report for now, Later, PAC

Saturday, February 22, 2003

Well, it's a happy Saturday today. I was going to get my Colorado driver's license today, but they were closed. I thought everything was open on weekends these days! But it wasn't a complete wasted trip, I was able to get the recycling out, and some food for our cats. I was working on the computer this morning, finishing up some reviews for the website (radioaffliction.com)(another plug), one was for an old Poco album (From the Inside), when I realized what one of my favorite albums of all time is.
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass: What Now My Love?
I like it because I think it's one of his most upbeat albums, and makes me do funny dances around the house, with songs like "Magic Trumpet" or "Freckles" and my personal favorite "Brasilia" which may rank as one of the greatest songs of all time(the greatest is still ABBA's "Dancing Queen"). Some of Alpert's albums were more mood music to get "In The Mood" if you know what I mean, but this album just gets you kickin, even with his version of "If I Were a Rich Man". I do have a problem with one of the songs, "Five Minutes More". It's a good song but how can it be five minutes more, when it's only 1:53????
Well that's the report for now,
take care
PAC

Friday, February 21, 2003

This is my first time doing this so I don't know what to expect, and I hope it's fun and entertaining. Right now I'm listening to an old Frank Sinatra album "Close to You" for a review on my web site(radioaffliction.com)(sorry for the quick plug), which is a pretty interesting album. it's pretty slow (as in mainly ballads), and he doens't have a full orchestra behind him, sounds more like just a quartet, and it would be more enjoyable, but it's the original 1957 release and there's a lot of pops. No scratches, but just a lot of noise. Other than that, it's pretty enjoyable and sounds great in stereo.
Today was spent finishing a few reviews for the page(radioaffliction.com)(there I go again) and posting them. The Romantics (which I didn't want to like), and Supertramp's Breakfast in America (Which I Like too much), and Leon Russell Will O' The Wisp, which I never heard of before, and that sometimes is a fun experience.
Well this has been a fun experience for the first time, I hope you will check it out again,
PAC

Hey @RollingStone a-ha is NOT a One-Hit Wonder!!

So Rolling Stone came out with their list for the best one-hit wonders!!! For the last time!!! a-ha is NOT a one hit wonder!!!!! They had a ...