The most-watched show in the history of the National Geographic Channel
or even the longest-running documentary series on cable tv: Explorer
. It's Doomsday Preppers
, a show that documents the "lives of otherwise ordinary Americans" as they prepare for the end of the world. [more inside]
Back to the Land
— an illustrated essay about giving thanks and food and joy and life and things to ponder and such by Maira Kalman
. [more inside]
NYT asks: What's your recipe deal breaker?
Deep frying? Requiring a helper? Standing overnight? Lifehacker readers chime in
with the recipes that stop them cold.
Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal
by Joel Salatin. This Saturday will mark this article's four year anniversary. Frankly, I was mildly surprised not to have found it mentioned before in MeFi. It's a good read about a sad state of affairs; how our government is turning its own people into outlaws, because freedom has been traded in for an illusion of security. ...but then we already knew that. Don't we?
Julian Dibbell, the same journalist that lived off virtual cash
for a year, gives Calorie Restriction
a 9-week test drive and tells all about it in this long New York Mag piece
. Sure preliminary evidence says you could lengthen your life by 50 years, but is 150 years of starving yourself worth it?