Your fat has a brain, and it's trying to kill you.
And the best line of defense is muscle. Muscle is now known to be one of the most dynamic systems in the body; when it contracts, it undergoes huge changes at the cellular level. And its mortal enemy is fat. (Also, why liposuction may not be so good for you health wise).
posted by tatiana131
on Mar 5, 2013 -
"As a child, there was nothing to me more fantastic than than the M.U.S.C.L.E. toys
. I don't know if it's just my love for the weird, or the fact that I like pro-wrestling that makes it so special to me, but there's something about a guy from outer space with a fin on his head who would fight against a walking, talking urinal. That's right, a urinal.
" In the US, they were known as Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere, or M.U.S.C.L.E.
, but they were basically bendable plastic duplicates
, a line of collectable erasers from Japan
. More than peachy-salmon colored minifigs, they were based on the world of Kinnikuman
, which started as manga
in 1979, then an anime series
, and more
, and more
, and more
... [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 8, 2010 -
The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
was comprised of four session musicians operating out of the tiny northern Alabama town of town Muscle Shoals
. Just four unassuming crackers
who happened to have provided the funky underpinning for a huge
number of hit songs by, among others, Aretha Franklin
, Wilson Pickett
, Paul Simon
, Joe Cocker
, The Staple Singers
, Jimmy Cliff
and many, many others
. Hey, they were the house band to the greats
. Big respect to the men from 3614 Jackson Highway
! [note: see hoverovers for link descriptions] [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite
on Feb 24, 2008 -
The Golden Age of Iron Men
- Online Physical Culture Musem
Complete scans of an odd and very large collection of muscle/fitness publications and profiles of the authors, all from the early part of the century.
posted by dobbs
on Oct 9, 2004 -
Superman born in Germany?
It appears that "the boy's mutant DNA segment was found to block production of a protein called myostatin that limits muscle growth."
"Now we can say that myostatin acts the same way in humans as in animals," said the boy's physician, Dr. Markus Schuelke, a professor in the child neurology department at Charite/University Medical Center Berlin. "We can apply that knowledge to humans, including trial therapies for muscular dystrophy."
Or other things...
posted by andreaazure
on Jun 24, 2004 -
I used to collect all of these pink plastic wrestling figures and now i-mockery has finished the big task of giving names and profiles to all of the original figures. 233 to be exact. Great retro memories for me on this one. Some really bizarre (ie: "Klondular the Barnacle Muncher
"), yet extremely funny descriptions for some of these figures. There's also a Mr. Blocky
tribute in there. I always hated him though since he made one of the prongs in my ring snap off. He was just too fat.
posted by kingmissile
on May 4, 2002 -