Fun-Filled Friday: Scene On 7, Election, Soccer Tricks, Stephen Fry, Caveman Humor, LCHF, New Low-Carb Podcast
Posted Nov 05 2010 4:46pm
It’s Friday time at the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog and time to have some fun on this “Fun-Filled Friday.” YEE HAW! Enough with the niceties, let’s just get started!
I have the distinct privilege to appear on television in my local market in Greenville/Spartanburg, SC on a show called “Scene On 7″ during their “Main Event” segment where local bloggers and opinion-makers come in and share their thoughts on the headlines of the day. It’s not always about diet and health as evidenced by my appearance on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 on the show when all the topics were about the 2010 midterm elections. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Public Policy–so I suppose I’m somewhat qualified to speak on that subject, too. See how I did (by the way, we had two takes of this because they stopped us after the first take because they didn’t know we would be talking about the sticker…when it goes to black just fast forward about a minute to see the full segment that aired):
I’d prefer to talk about the politics of nutrition, but any exposure is good exposure for the low-carb message. Speaking of the election, it seems the country has voted for a different kind of “change” in the “hope” that improvements can come in the economy and the country overall. This humorous video pretty much epitomizes the kind of week it was:
Hee hee! Too funny. We’ll see if the Republicans can do any better than Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have done the past few years. I’m not holding my breath. Maybe we should get everyone together for a good old fashioned clap dance party:
I think I just burned 200 calories watching that! Now I know THIS GUY gets in a good workout to be able to pull off these kind of soccer ball tricks:
WOW! That’s some crazy awesome talent there! On a different scale of creativity and talent comes this audio essay on the subject of language by British writer and actor Stephen Fry that has been made into an entertaining art form called “kinetic typography.” I think you’ll enjoy this, especially if you’re a writer or lover of words:
Regardless of what you do, how can that NOT move you in some way? Great job, Mr. Fry, outstanding reminder of the privilege it is to have language at our disposal. On the opposite end of the spectrum is this series of videos from “The Armstrong and Miller Show” on the UK-based BBC One with a hysterical look at caveman life from various perspectives.
THE ORIGINS OF TEENAGERS
THE ORIGINS OF BABY NAMING
THE ORIGINS OF SMALL TALK
THE ORIGIN OF ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES
THE ORIGIN OF JOB INTERVIEWS
THE ORIGINS OF ART CRITICISM
Hilarious! Okay, so Paleolithic man was probably not this ridiculous, but it makes for entertaining humor, right? Speaking of ridiculous and funny in its own way, check out this video from Sweden about the LCHF (low-carb, high-fat diet) movement (check out this graph showing how low-carb has increased in popularity there ). This video is a bit monotonous at times and freaky in other places…but I think you’ll be encouraged by it if you’re livin’ la vida low-carb. ENJOY!
This would have been even more effective if the timing could have been sped up a bit and if the length was shorter, but it’s a fantastic message overall for the Paleo/low-carb message. Kinda like this comic strip that perfectly describes what has happened as we moved away from the diet of our ancestors:
This would be rip-rolicking funny if it weren’t so true! Now, on to some quick hits from headlines and news that caught my attention this week:
- This video was removed from YouTube within hours of being posted this week because it allegedly violated their “Community Guidelines.” What was this illegal video about? Natural ways to reduce breast cancer risks such as cutting down on your sugar consumption. “We were stunned our health education videos were taken down and without warning. October is breast cancer awareness month and our breast cancer prevention video was declared inappropriate by YouTube?” questioned KC Craichy, Founder & CEO of Living Fuel. “Why would YouTube do such a thing? Could it be that YouTube was pressured to remove our videos?” Why indeed!
- Did you know that one egg yolk will DOUBLE your chances of getting heart disease? That’s according to a new report from three Canadian doctors who are on a mission to tell the world how bad all that dietary cholesterol you are consuming is for your heart. Hmmmm, I wonder what these three would have to say about my eggfest earlier this year when I was consuming upwards of a dozen eggs daily? According to them I should be dead. I’m still here!
- How about what happened in the Texas Supreme Court this week when they cited Mr. Spock from Star Trek in a court decision? Check out Robinson v. Crown Cork and Seal. May the force be…ooops, wrong science fiction film!
- Just when we think the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are disinterested in studying low-carb diets, along comes a $1.786 million grant to Susan A. Masino at Trinity College to help determine whether adenosine is a critical mechanism underlying the success of ketogenic diet therapy in treating epilepsy. This will no doubt piggyback on the great work of people like Dr. Eric Kosoff and Dr. Deborah Snyder who have shown great improvements in patients suffering from seizures due to epilepsy with a modified Atkins diet approach. Just one problem with this, though, as exemplified in this pull quote from the article: “Ketogenic diets have been used for nearly 90 years and are at least as effective as drugs,” said Masino, “but no one knows how they work. Understanding that can help to customize diets that are less restrictive or enable us to design pharmaceutical alternatives.” UGH! Why create a drug that mimics what livin’ la vida low-carb can do naturally? I’ll never understand the propensity by seemingly intelligent people in the medical community to make a drug for everything!
And finally today I wanted to leave you with a brand new low-carb podcast to hit iTunes this week and I was fortunate enough to be the first guest on it. It’s called “My Low Carb Journey” from one of the biggest fans of my blog/podcast named Hank Garner who calls himself “a fat man trying to get to the truth.” He’s a natural interviewer for someone new to this craft and I was humbled to be a part of the beginnings of his new show:
Be sure to subscribe to Hank’s podcast at iTunes and show your support for his conversational, interview-based low-carb podcast. I say the more voices we can get out there with the low-carb message, the better. GOOD LUCK TO YOU, HANK!
Well that’s it for this week’s “Fun-Filled Friday.” THANKS so much for reading and making this blog your one-stop shop for all things related to low-carb living…and on Fridays a little something extra! Have a super weekend and don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night for time change this weekend. As always, send me your cool stuff for this weekly post anytime by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org . SEE YA SOON!