May 2007

Sure, I’ve entertained the notion of hiring a workout trainer, but I know that I never will.  Mostly due to this very perfectly realized scenario by the sketch group, Great Adventure

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Local Harvest

by alphamonkey on May 31, 2007

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I’ve grown more and more obsessed with finding organic food solutions as of late (in no small part due to my girls), so I’ve been looking into tapping the extensive looking farming community.  The website Local Harvest has proved to be a fantastic resource in locating all manner of avenues for seeking out local otpions, be it via restaurants, groceries, or farmers’ markets.

Just enter your zipcode and what type of venue you’re looking for and voila!

You might also check out EatWild, a site that links consumers with suppliers of ‘grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork and dairy products’ or, which has an excellent organic solutions search function. 

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Slate’s Hanna Rosin reviewed Mark Regnreus’ ’Forbidden Fruit: Sex & Religion in the Lives of American Teenagers‘ in her book review column yesterday, and I have to say it’s a hell of a read.

There’s been much statistical work done on the merits of abstinence-only education and virginity pledging (spoiler: they so don’t work), but a book that actually breaks down the influence religion truly plays in teenagers’ sexual behavior is a pretty fascinating subject.  Here’s a fun fact for you

[Evangelical teens] tend to lose their virginity at a slightly younger age—16.3, compared with 16.7 for the other two faiths [Catholicism and Protestant]. And they are much more likely to have had three or more sexual partners by age 17.

Terrible, I know, but I find that fact to be more than a little hilarious in the ironic sense.  No data yet on how kids raised to worship the Ageless One (Cthulu) do, so I guess I need to hold off on buying into all the literature.

Here’s a tip: Don’t do a google image search for ‘teens’ + ‘sex’ and expect anything back you could publish

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Have any of you checked out the sweet, sweet Google Maps Street View?  Pretty slick.  I’ll be excited when my town gets a Street View (probably around 2012). 

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I’m sure we’ve all seen the clips (or entire movies) showcasing the ignorance of Americans when it comes to the geography of the world outside the US borders.  Well, here’s your chance to prove the naysayers wrong. This Geography Quiz game tests your knowledge of the geographical layout of Europe, taking points away for each wrong answer.

It’s a little weird, as the illustration style means the lines don’t quite jibe with (my admittedly learned by rote) the standard maps, but once you get your brain to erase Russia and Turkey, you should be able to readjust.

I rocked it with 340 points first attempt. 

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There’s something about the Wii that brings out all sides, if the number of Wii related shorts on the internet is any judge.  Who knew? 

Here’s a short that peeks behind the development process and shows us a list of rejected Wii Play mini-games.

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It’s no big secret that I super heart Arrested Development, and no small part of that heart lay with Michael Cera, who played the bumbling and good natured George Michael Bluth.  Cera was a phenomenal straight man on that show, and I was always impressed at just how capable he was at holding his own in one of the best comedic ensembles ever assembled.

Cera and his longtime pal Clark Duke now have a 10 episode webseries (funded by CBS) entitled ’Clark & Michael‘ which details the duo’s attempt at series stardom. If nothing else, watch this for the hysterical opening credits.

Incidentally, Duke and Cera will hit the big screen together in August as the leads in the Seth Rogan penned flick ‘Superbad’. 

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Now this is a trailer mash-up:  Paul Thomas Anderson’s breakthrough film Boogie Nights and original Trilogy. Behold the glory of Luke Diggler with Boogie Nights: Star Wars Edition

Awwwwww, yea.

Thanks to YesButNoButYes for the find. 

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What better way to get your midnight on than with heavy metal’s tiniest wizard and his iconic rocker, Holy Diver?

You know, I’ll always love Dio if for no other reason than for his contributions to Roger Glover’s Butterfly Ball.

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We know that Toshi station is the best place to pick up power converters (or waste time with your friends, depending on who you ask), but what we didn’t know was that Toshi Station was one very bad place to park your AT-AT.

via AV Club Blog

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