November 9, 2007

Polaris Shotgun

"Polaris" is the name of a tune that I found using EpisodeWorld. I heard the tune while watching the TV show "Life" and found out the name via EpisodeWorld.

  • Foamee (beer,drink,tools,web)
    • Owe somebody a beer? Keep track of it using Twitter and Foamee.
  • EPisodeWorld (music,search,television,tv)
    • It's a guide to TV show episodes. But what I think rocks is that each show also has a music guide. If you're lucky, you can find that song you heard on that show that you liked. And you can even buy it on iTunes.
  • Forums (music,tv,search,television,video,advertising)
    • See my description for EpisodeWorld. This site helps you find music you saw in advertisements.
  • Bush Bowl Buddy (#83305) (gags,humor,tools,jokes,bush)
    • Clean your toilet compassionately, conservatively.
  • YouTube - Scientology: Inside the Cult (religion,scientology,video)
    • A 24 minute video on some folks who got inside of the British Scientology organization.
  • TasteVine: Discover Your Taste (wine,drink,food)
    • A site to help you figure out what kind of wine you like, and to find other wines like it. If it can save me having to spend a lot of money, I'm all for it. Let me know what you think.
  • algebasics™ Algebra Tutorials (education,free,mathematics,reference,tutorial)
    • Neat little "animated" tutorials on algebra concepts. Nice for reviewing.
  • CSPI on Italian Food (food,health,diet,video)
    • This video tries to explain why eating chain restaurant Italian cuisine will make you more meatball-shaped.
  • Heathrow prank - Airport tannoy mischief (audio,funny,prank)
    • Takes Amanda Kissenhug to a whole new level.
Posted by James at November 9, 2007 12:17 AM
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I like the CSPI on Italian Food -- yikes!

For me it's impossible to maintain a healthy weight if I eat out more than once a week, and even once a week is pushing it -- I'll usually gain some weight I spend the rest of the week losing. Restaurants give huge portions and they put tons of fat in the food to make it taste good.

I even question the "low fat" entrees at restaurants, for example Ruby Tuesday's (which is generally gross anyway, IMO). They have a whole low-cal, low-fat menu that I order from. Comparing their portion size with what you get in a Lean Cuisine, for example, makes me think they're just outright lying on the menu, or preparing the dishes differently from the way they're supposed to prepare them in order to conform to what is stated on the menu.

I think your best defense is to know the calories and fat in restaurant and take-out foods. I remember when McDonald's came out with some salads a few years ago -- the salads had as much fat as a Big Mac, and you couldn't get them without the cheese (you could avoid the dressing and croutons and fried chicken, but then you start to wonder why you ordered it in the first place, for $4 or whatever it was you could buy the crappy iceberg lettuce at the market for half that).

If a restaurant doesn't publish the nutrition information then BEWARE! It's probably as bad as the stuff in the video.

Posted by: Maggie at November 9, 2007 10:30 AM

I know it's immature, but I enjoyed the Heathrow prank.

Posted by: briwei at November 9, 2007 2:12 PM

I really feel like running out and buying a copy of "Dianetics."

Posted by: Patti M. at November 9, 2007 2:22 PM

I was saddened to hear the story of one Scientology survivor who said it was difficult breaking free of the cult, and becoming a Christian helped.

How unfortunate that he traded one cult for another.

While it's easy to laugh at their wacky version of lord whatchamacallit from X million years ago, it's just a variation on a theme of organized religion. Now the mind control is a little different...

I was interested to hear about the spirits who come out of volcanoes. They're called phaetons, which is also the name of a rather expensive VW.

Posted by: Patti M. at November 9, 2007 2:35 PM

Someone dropped an expensive VW into a volcano?

Posted by: briwei at November 9, 2007 4:04 PM

Argh! I was so excited by the info for EPisode World. I caught the tail end of "Reaper" on Halloween, and really liked the song during the credits. I have yet to see a reference to what it was. And, it wasn't on EPisode World either. ...grumble ... whine

Posted by: Kitten Herder at November 10, 2007 10:39 PM

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