If I ever got arrested, this is what I might hope it would look like. The provenance has not been established, nor the reasons for the arrest; perhaps a little drunk and disorderly in a restaurant. though judging from his excellent diction, He couldn’t have been that drunk. “Ta ta and farewell”.
This says it all, eloquently and succinctly, yet few will listen because the desire to “win” is so powerful. It’s a tough message, much tougher than Paleo, Atkins, you-name-it, because it means winning by letting go. And that’s the toughest thing to do.
“Our workouts are domesticated, while the world out there is still plenty wild. In a pinch, can a man put gym-generated biceps and tank-tread abs to any real use? Could it be that our treadmill-running, elliptical-gliding, well-oiled Cybex world has turned us into show dogs who can’t hold our own in the hunt?” – Erwan LeCorre
Now THIS is a workout! Check out MovNat on FB.
Following up on yesterday’s post, I had my first shave with the new Harry’s razor and blade system. I had a three day beard growth, so a good challenge for any blade.
The handle has an excellent ergonomic shape and heft; no gimmicky rubber strips, racing stripes, or flashing lights – it has a real quality feel to it. Some critics have found it a little slippery when soapy and I would agree, although since I shave in the shower and can rinse it easily, it is a non issue.
The blade is outstanding. Unlike both the Fusion and the Schick Hydro 5 which feel “dead”, it provides lots of feedback although very little drag even with a three day beard. Again, unlike its competitors, the blade pivot system is firm and contouring rather than loose and flailing. It immediately brought to mind the difference between driving a BMW vs a Buick – this is a shavers blade, satisfying even to the classic DE user. Longevity and value remains to be seen; at nearly $2 a piece with shipping costs, it will need to last a long time to compete with a good DE blade at about $0.40 for 4-5 shaves.
The creme has received a lot of negative reviews mainly because it doesn’t lather. Note: It’s not meant to! This is NOT a lathering cream that you put in a shaving brush and build tons of soapy mousse. This cream is akin to many high-end creams such as Clinique’s; it is meant to lubricate and soothe. Lots of lather probably wouldn’t even work well as it would clog up the blades very quickly. The cream has a very pleasant smell, face-feel, and rinses off easily. I like it a lot.
Overall, an extremely fine shave that competes well with my DE collection. That’s saying a lot. For quick, low-risk shaves, it is much better than its competitors, which I find generally effective but “lifeless”. Now let’s see how long these blades last. Photos from Harry’s FB and web site.
This is a great quote from Erwan LeCorre founder of the Natural Movement (MovNat) approach to fitness. I think his view can well be applied to many aspects of our lives including work, eating, etc. I was thinking about this today as my wife and I were discussing Twitter and how everyone seems to have their face in a smartphone screen these days, missing out on what is going on in the world around them, living vicariously through other people’s experiences. We have become evolutionary show dogs.
Our workouts are domesticated, while the world out there is still plenty wild. In a pinch, can a man put gym-generated biceps and tank-tread abs to any real use? Could it be that our treadmill-running, elliptical-gliding, well-oiled Cybex world has turned us into show dogs who can’t hold our own in the hunt?
I love Crete. One of the last truly authentic places in Greece, preserving millennia-old traditions of food and lifestyle. Great video. Makes me really hungry (it doesn’t take much):
Here’s the real story
Originally posted on TIME:
In fairness, we really should have seen this coming.
As it turns out, that video of 20 strangers kissing that has spread to all corners of the internet in the last 48 hours (and racked up more 24 million views on YouTube) is not exactly what it seems to be. Rather than ten pairs of total strangers meeting for the first time and—after a brief interlude of awkward small-talk—passionately losing themselves in each other’s lips, it’s 20 actors, models and musicians who seem just a little confident for the video’s premise.
Models Natalia Bonifacci, Ingrid Schram, and Langley Fox (daughter of actress Mariel Hemingway and sister of model Dree); musicians Z Berg of The Like, Damian Kulash of OK Go, Justin…
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A video picked up from various “legitimate” news sources spread like wildfire on Facebook. “First Kiss” ostensibly shows complete strangers kissing. It was later revealed that the video was in fact a commercial for a fashion brand, and that the strangers were all professional actors.
This is just one in a long string of hoaxes perpetuated on the public; a daily event it seems. News sources no longer practice journalism; it’s a lot cheaper to just grab all kinds of garbage off different sources without any research. What we experience as news today is unfortunately nothing more than a collection of opinions, lies, exaggerations, and hoaxes.
And it’s a good thing! Mistrust is a powerful platform for questioning everything you hear, see, or read. Used properly, it can become Hemingway’s “100% foolproof shit-detector”, providing impetus to search out the truth by exploring many different sources rather than relying on one or two. Unfortunately, most people are just too lazy to leverage this opportunity, preferring instead to pick and choose their “truth” to support what they already believe, e.g., the anit-vaxxers, Obama isn’t American, global warming denialists.
Since her retirement two months ago, my wife has successfully substituted a host of physical activities for her job; a critical strategy if she were to avoid the weight gain in moving from a very physical job (Physio) to couch potato (like me).
Weather does not deter her, not even our brutally cold Winter, and she has found great pleasure in the Morgan Arboretum, our local wildlife sanctuary, along with Rox, our ever-willing Briard. Rox is very hard to photograph, as she moves constantly; we have many blurry shots of her. That’s what makes today’s photo particularly interesting…that and the wonderful lighting of the day. Photo by my wife on her iPhone: