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Posts tagged ‘Conventional Wisdom’

Goodbye from the SoG

October 24th, 2010

It is time to finally say goodbye. Copy, print-out or rip off all your favorite recipes from the site. As of November 15th, www.sonofgrok.com will be no more. Its come time for renewal and I simply can’t justify renewing the site any further. It is not that I don’t have any content. I have tons [...]

Lean Cuisine… yum

February 15th, 2010

I am not sure what is meant to be lean on these things. Lean in that the portions are so small? Lean in taste and flavor? Lean as in lean forward as your gut drags you around? Whatever the reason, the Lean Cuisine name makes it sell. It is crazy how well these things sell. [...]

Calorie Burning Shoes?

May 20th, 2009

Well. Burning calories has just gotten easier. There are new shoes that are actually designed to make you burn more calories. No, I am not joking. That is the claim they are making. This is no small outfit either… these shoes are available even at Dillards now. I forsee masses of American rushing out to [...]

Reader, web-buddy, primal aficionado and crazy Black Hills cyclist of the Dakotas Tim provided me with the following link to a very interesting read. “The Worst Mistake In The History Of The Human Race” This was written by a UCLA Med School Professor in the 80′s so nothing new here but has obviously been passed over [...]

Its amazing what you can learn standing in line at the super market. There were 3 different magazines side by side with theis “Melissa” (Whoever that is) on the cover and 3 different ways proclaiming were her secret to staying in shape! Wait until I tell Brad Pilon about this breakthrough!

Its that time again. Time for Fight Back Fridays. For more info, check out Food Renegade. Today, lets fight back against Conventional Wisdom with a little bit of humor. “You know conventional wisdom has a hold of you when”: … You drive 1 mile to the gym so you can run 5 miles on the [...]

Zombie Nation

March 26th, 2009

Bear with me on this. This commentary may seem a little far fetched (or not). Evidence contained within may be anecdotal and tangential to reasonable thought… but ask yourself as you read… is this really that far out there? Imagine a world where George Romero ruled.We would be surrounded by zombies. I don’t feel to far different [...]

In the mailbox yesterday, I received the new April issue of Good Housekeeping.Don’t ask me why we get Good Housekeeping. I don’t pay for it and in fact can’t really remember ever signing up for it. (I did get a free subscription to “Outdoors” magazine for something or other which is actually a pretty darn [...]

What did he just say?Did the SoG really just say that whole grains are part of a balanced diet? Yes… yes I did. Here is the thing. I do not WANT a balanced diet. I want a darn good diet. Balanced to me implies that you are balancing something good with something bad. So if [...]

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