Day by Day

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I can't remember where I saw it, but...

I hope the six female jurors think about this while deliberating...








Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

You ever work out real hard

And end up with this white ring on the sweat stain on your clothing?  You know what that is?  Salt.

Funny thing about salt.  You need it to live.  I've never paid much heed to the government when it shrieks like a little schoolgirl about various foods.  Eggs used to be bad for you.  Now they're good.  Carbs used to be the big thing you should eat, but anyone with a basic knowledge of chemistry and anatomy knows that carbs, if unused, turn into fat.

Now, about that salt....

A recent report commissioned by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) reviewed the health benefits of reducing salt intake and the take-home message is that salt, in the quantities consumed by most Americans, is no longer considered a substantial health hazard. What the CDC study reported explicitly is that there is no benefit, and may be a danger, from reducing our salt intake below 1 tsp per day. What was absent about the report was is the difference between healthy mineral salts and iodized table salt.

It may be that we’re better off with more salt than less, up to 2 or even 3 tsp per day. How did it happen that such standard medical advice drifted astray, then went un-corrected for so long?

Yeah, funny thing about salt - without it, you're SCREWED.  And the fat bastards out there who chow down on an entire bag of Fritos have more to worry about than their salt content, let me tell you.

And if I've offended any of my entire-bag-of-Fritos-eating readers out there?  Look, take one of those Fritos, and light it on fire.  It's going to burn.  Because of the sheer amount of OIL that is in those things.  And you're eating an entire bag in one sitting?  Your funeral.  It's not the salt you need to be worried about.

Fat Kids

Left work today - saw a girl, no older than ten, who was so fat she couldn't walk normally.  She had to waddle.

Mom and Dad were rotund as well.  A Latino family.  It's actually a common sight around LA.  I don't know why.

I've seen a guy walking down the street on multiple occasions on my way to work - huge.  Has to tip the scales at at least 350, and the only reason he's walking is because he's so young that the damage hasn't been completely done yet.

For being a sunny, Southern California city, this place has more than it's fair share of huge people. 

No observations other than that.  It's going to be a hell month for me.

Monday, July 08, 2013

Dwight Howard, and a spoiled bitch scorned

Had to be out on the road for the first half of today, so I turned on the radio and flipped to the sports channels while I drove.

Ho.  Lee.  Shite.

You want to talk vitriol?  The various LA-based sports talkers are howling about Dwight Howard since he turned down the LA Lakers and went to Houston.  The very same people who were singing his praises a few months ago are now calling him everything but a white boy.  He can't play.  He can't score.  He can't make free throws.  He can't handle LA.  He can't handle the spotlight.  He can't handle the pressure of being "The Guy".  Blah blah blah on and on and on.  All while some of the banners that the team had hung up around LA are still there begging Howard to stay.

You want to know what LA reminds me of right now?  LA reminds me of a girl who used to be "The Girl".  Hot, always got who and what she wanted, but a right royal bitch.  And now that she's pretty much used up, all she has left is some looks and the same bitchy attitude, and the guy she's been chasing for her prom date just turned her down and picked a different girl.  And so because there's really nothing the spoiled bitch can do to really improve herself, she has to try to tear the guy down in pubic.

That's the Los Angeles Lakers.  A used up spoiled bitch who can't handle the fact that the guy they were begging to go to the prom with said "No."

Seriously, why should Dwight Howard have stayed with LA?  The roster is old, broken, and not going to get any better.  It'll be two years before they can really contend for a title.  They don't have the cap space to bring in any free agents.  Kobe Bryant is an asshole.  Oh yes, a talented asshole, but an asshole none the less.  Who was it that got Shaq kicked out of LA?  Kobe Bryant.  One of the top centers to ever play the game, but Kobe Bryant threw his shit-fit, and out the door Shaq went.  Kobe has talent and drive.  He has dedication.  But he does not have, nor has he ever had, leadership ability.  I think Dwight Howard could have been convinced to stay, but Kobe pretty much put the kibosh on that.

"But Dave, Howard could have gotten paid $30 million more by the Lakers!"  Yep, and had it all eaten away by the ungodly high Kalifornia state taxes.  And folks, can I be blunt?  LA is a shithole.  A hot, sticky, smelly, nasty shithole where cars disappear into the potholes on the 405 and the beaches can't be accessed unless you feel like walking a couple of miles from your parking spot.  A shithole where there are sections you don't drive through unless you feel like losing your car, your wallet, or your life.  Or all of the above, if your skin color isn't the correct shade.  A shithole where you can spend hours sitting in a traffic jam, only to find out it's because caused by ABSOLUTELY NOTHING other than the cranial-rectal impaction of the LA drivers.  A shithole where the air can be brown on any given day.  A shithole where temperatures reach the triple digits, but good luck paying the electric bill when you run the A/C.  Not that Howard would have to worry about that too much, but still.  When you can't go outside for more than half an hour before you're in danger of heat stroke?  Screw that noise.

In my opinion, the only thing LA really has going for it is awesome Korean food.  But besides that?  Nada.  This place is a shithole.  I don't blame Dwight Howard for leaving.  Not one bit.