Max Power

A whole lifetime of accomplishment in a little list.

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Five Things That Will, No Matter What Might Be Wrong With Me, Make Me Laugh:

1. The “Max Power” episode of The Simpsons.
2. Chacarron.
3. The story where one great aunt told shouted to some people that the other great aunt attending “Curves” wasn’t losing weight. At a funeral.
4. Husband. Dancing.
5. Anyone snorting when they laugh.

I updated the Friday Fives information page with a bunch of depressing whining if you’re interested, world.

If My Pandora Could Talk

Things that my personalized Pandora site would mention to me from time to time. It would, of course, be in a voice similar to Stewie in Family Guy.

“Oh, Spoon, huh? Well, that’s original…hmm. what else you got on there? Interpol? That’s rather similar to – well, Spoon, sort of, isn’t it? So, you want me to suggest something else to broaden your horizons, but probably not too much, since you picked such mellow bands, how about Cold War Kids? You like that, don’t you? I’ll just play a bunch of those songs then.

“Oh wait a minute, did I just get a little crazy and throw in some John Legend there? I bet you have no idea why. Oh, there you go, just clicking the little thumbs down before you’ve even heard it all. Well fine, excuse me for trying to send a little culture your way, what was I thinking? You go back to chilling, here’s some Editors and Iron & Wine. More your speed.

“What? You like Ladytron? And LCD Soundsystem? What am I supposed to do with that? You’re messing with me know, aren’t you? Couldn’t find the band you were looking for, I think it was Sunny Day Real Estate. No? You really want me to play this stuff? You have some friend over you’re trying to impress or something? Well, only once in a while, but mostly it’s going to be Radiohead and popular bands you’ve already heard of. Stop trying to test me for obscurity. Don’t make me come through the computer. I know where you live.”

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Dieting With Your Eyes

These links are really great. They show you just what you get for you caloric intake.

What does 200 calories look like?

What do 300 calorie meals look like?

300 calorie food picture gallery

It can be tricky to judge whether or not a portion is too big. This helps!

Twenty-four Doritos contain about 300 calories, 16 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, 38 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber.