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thu posted: Thu 2018-06-14 04:08:04 tags: beer, movies
Atlas Obscura: gruit ale Our last Prime movie pick was "Miss Meadows" (2014). While it was rated R for violence and "some sexual content", it would be a stretch to call it a "sexy" movie. There was a very buttoned-down love scene, devoid of nudity, which results in a fully Modern Roman Catholic sequence of pregnancy, declarations of love, and marriage. The 1964 U.S. Supreme Court case, Jacobellis v. Ohio, concerned the First Amendment vs. the state of Ohio's presumption of authority to ban a film (na... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2018-06-06 04:40:26 tags: movies
Last night's movie after breakfast-for-dinner was "Being Awesome" (2014). This was pretty solidly enjoyable despite assumptions of an incredibly rare wealth of emotional intelligence, courage, and warmth among its main characters. The previous night we watched "Lady Bird" (2017), which is just as much driven by relationships and dialogues, but its characters are more credibly stuck in their flaws. Skimmed the Jun Mensa bulletin, but not the local Mblem newsletter yet. Agreed the current Costco membershi... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2018-04-06 14:06:51 tags: movies
Another movie in the recent watch rotation was Nineteen Eighty-Four. The character of Julia was played by Suzanna Hamilton, whose limited resumé also includes Roman Polanski's 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, Tess (of the d'Urbervilles). Mixed feelings about seeing that now, considering Polanski's crimes.
thu posted: Thu 2018-04-05 08:59:12 tags: diet, movies
Protein choices blog: Stonyfield whole milk greek yogurt Strawberry: 12g protein / 150 kcal = .0800 protein index Plain: 15g protein / 120 kcal = .1167 p.index Been plowing through a lot of movies, between Monk episodes, via Prime lately. Last night it was Greenfingers (2000). Before that in most recent memory were Moonlight (2016) and Thanks for Sharing (2012). Moonlight was an OK story, heartwrenching at times but I kind of felt like Chiron's transformation to thug was disjointed and non-credible.... (...more)
fri - sugar and Feeling Good posted: Fri 2018-03-23 08:11:53 tags: books, movies
Watched "That Sugar Film" a couple nights ago. The single most important take-away, for me, was that "all sugar calories are not the same". Specifically, fructose does NOT metabolize the same as glucose. Fructose is primarily metabolized IN the liver, for glycogen supply IN the liver and triglyceride synthesis. High triglyceride level is linked to arteriosclerosis. Glucose, on the other hand, is forwarded largely intact from the liver to the bloodstream, and ends up as ATP, the energy storage medium of ... (...more)