The latest of Thomas Ridgewell's (aka TomSka
) animated short-humor videos has hit youtube: asdfmovie6
. (link in video to previous videos)
posted by The Whelk
on Feb 21, 2013 -
The benefits of fasting have been covered before
on Metafilter, but a new BBC documentary
(discussed by the presenter Dr Michael Mosley in the Telegraph here
) looking at the science behind fasting seems to show that the evidence supporting fasting’s general health benefits beyond weight loss are growing.
posted by MighstAllCruckingFighty
on Aug 20, 2012 -
Fast Food Apartheid:
The Los Angeles City Council has placed a one-year moratorium on the opening of fast-food restaurants in sections of the city with low-income residents. The council says it's meant to encourage healthy fare in locations that lack ready access to supermarkets and healthy restaurant. This columnist calls it "fast food apartheid." We're not talking anymore about preaching diet and exercise, disclosing calorie counts, or restricting sodas in schools. We're talking about banning the sale of food to adults. Treating French fries like cigarettes or liquor.
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Jul 31, 2008 -
Can you name all the books of the bible? How about all fifty U.S. states? Every U.S. president? All the Academy Awards Best Picture winners since 1927? And can you do it in under two minutes
? embedded Google video
posted by zardoz
on Jun 13, 2007 -
"I'm not from here, so when I was told that what these boys do in the fields makes 'em fast, I didn't believe it." Welcome to Muck City
posted by kyleg
on Apr 16, 2007 -
is a very fast guitar technique in which the picking hand is used to "tap" individual notes on the fretboard, while the fretting hand can either remain stationary or be used to do hammer-ons/pull-offs
to create even faster playing. Popularized in rock music by Eddie van Halen
(YT, great visual example) in the late 1970's, the technique has become almost essential for speed/metal guitar players. Although finger tapping has been dismissed as "wankery" by some, I think that the intense, jazzy stylings of Stanley Jordan
prove them wrong. (here
is Stanley playing two guitars!) For more tapping madness you can enjoy the furious, virtuous insanity of Dragonforce
), and be sure not to miss the speed genius of Mr. Batio
. Tapping isn't just for metal though, you can do it on a bass
or an acoustic
Want to learn how? This lesson
should get you started.
posted by baphomet
on Dec 21, 2006 -
Metal Storm Limited
specializes in weapon systems featuring rapid fire electronically fired bullets, up to 1 million a minute. The weapons platform can be used to make the worlds strongest handgun
as well as be used to equip unmanned drones with firepower. The most frightening of which is perhaps the "dragonfly" micro copter
. Their site has a number of videos
showcasing some of the various weapons applications.
Metal Storm has been around for a while, without getting a product to market, but with a recent influx of funding
it doesn't look like they are going to go out of business any time soon.
posted by reverendX
on Jul 10, 2006 -
Fast for George W. Bush.
"If you are willing to fast at least one day a month primarily for George W. Bush's holiness (and other areas, such as bipartisan work among the Democrats and Republicans, Wisdom in his work, wisdom for his cabinet, healing for our nation, etc. ... but primarily holiness) then we encourage you to sign up and join us [...] Our goal is to have 1,000 people fasting for the President each day. That will greatly encourage him and keep him accountable when the Evil One seeks to sidetrack him from his commitment to the Lord. "
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Feb 24, 2003 -