Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Radioaffliction Lucky #7

Vol. 7 of The Radioaffliction is here, with host Peter A. Clay along with guests Adam Clay (for the third time in a row) and Jim Reid (of "How to Make and Eat a Raw Beef Sandwich" fame).

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Topics include:
* Is it o.k. for a vegan to eat a steak for money?
* Bringing Blatz Beer back to California!
* Is it ever o.k. to park in a disabled stall?
* How did Strip Malls get their name?
* Lowering the drinking age in Vermont?
* Bacteria causes snow!
* Changes at Ebay and is feedback really important?
Plus much, much more!


Now playing: Paul McCartney - Live And Let Die
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Monday, March 17, 2008

Taste Test Show!

I came across this site that had some fun facts, and this one kind of bothered me a little.

An apple, onion, and potato all have the same taste. The differences in flavor are caused by their smell. To prove this - pinch your nose and take a bite from each. They will all taste sweet.

Yes they all taste sweet, but they all taste different, because they're all different chemically, and biologically. The only analogy I can think of is like all snowflakes are different, they look the same(and taste the same actually), but they are all different.
Just a thought.

Now playing: Leo Laporte and the TWiTs - TWiT 136: Dvorak Unzipped
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Stimulate This!

Question! What is the second most valuable commodity in the US after Oil?
Answer! COFFEE!
Why do we need to be so stimulated?
I got really upset with myself a couple months ago after I had a Red Bull, and then all of a sudden I'm cleaning my apartment! Why did I need to be chemically stimulated in order to be motivated to do something?
Can't things be like Tony Robbins or even L. Ron Hubbard say, that your mind is the most incredible machine or computer ever created, but it is only as good as the data entered.

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So you should be able will yourself without any aid of any foreign chemical(fully realizing that everything is chemical), but by just entering the data of Today I must clean the apartment, and keep it clean so I don't have to do a major cleanup job every month(year) or so. What happens is we(as humans) wake up in the morning and feel like crap so we feed into the computer, "I don't want to go to work today", "I don't want to clean my apartment", "I don't want to take the garbage out, take the kids to school, or clean the litter box!" Therefore we(as humans) look to stimulants, coffee, tea or something else(my latest kick is Diet Rockstar, no sugar, no carbs, and as far as I can tell no nutrasweet) to help motivate.

Now there is the real question.
Shouldn't motivation lead to stimulation and not the other way around?

Now playing: Genesis - Robbery, Assault & Battery
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Radioaffliction Classics with The Bummin Cousins: Delightfully Weird Streaming!

The Bummin Cousins Peter A. Clay and Jim Reid are back with a wonderful podcast about the things found in Thrift Stores and Flea Markets. Cl...