American Football and Russian Science

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I tend to be on the side of the little guy against big business, but this kind of stuff really irritates me:

“The paper is getting much attention. A spokesman for the American Dietetic Association, a group well known for its close ties to food companies, emphasizes that food is not tobacco. Of course it’s not. But food companies often behave like tobacco companies, and not always in the public interest. The Milbank paper provides plenty of documentation to back up the similarity.”

I had typed out a few paragraphs on corporate responsibility and the difference between a shoddy product that spontaneously causes harm and a “vice” that everyone knows causes harm when not consumed in moderation, but you’ve heard it all before, and I realized that my reaction was just emotional to begin with: This is lame. This is 10-o’clock-curfew, abstinence-pledge, stand-up-and-say-three-things-about-yourself, “non-traditional”-baby-shower lame. I don’t know what it is about this kind of smarminess that’s so distasteful – Maybe it’s the subtle suggestion that you can’t handle your own affairs. Now, I am not one of those Ayn Rand-reading balls of congealed resentment who thinks anyone who doesn’t want to own all the money in the world (or isn’t a programmer or an engineer or something) deserves to get run over with their own Prius, but there’s something in this kind of thinking that makes me bristle. It’s like it’s trying to turn you into a yuppie. This is yuppie-thinking. Not even the good kind of yuppie.

Going to be doing some program covers for the Billings Outlaws football team, here’s a quick conceptual sketch of the coach as the archetypal “chessmaster”:
more_outlaws

Here’s an ode to the Russian Soyuz-type spacecraft, still putting around in orbit after 40 years. Keep on cruisin’, little guy:
soyuzboozecruise

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3 Comments

  1. Posted February 21, 2015 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Firstly, love the phrase Adventure Tolerance. Secondly, Opinon-from-someone-new (Hi!): Sometimes it helps to build up your atrenduve tolerance by doing not only the things that seem like they could be fun or interesting, but by also doing those things that you know you’re scared of (that probably means you should be doing them anyway, right?).Me personally, I used to hate sales. *Haaaate.* So what did I do? Took a job in sales. And man did those first few months suck. *Suuuuck.* In the end I learned so much from diving in over my head with a job that I knew could teach me some valuable lessons, especially because the skills required were on a completely different frequency level from my own skillset.Actually every time I’ve ever jumped into something over my head, my atrenduve tolerance has stretched far beyond what I thought it could.Hated flying jumped on a plane to Africa.Hated uncertainty jumped in a car with no plan, ended up in Mexico.Hated feeling poor slept on beaches/couches/in cars/hung with those who are truly poor.Hated rejection asked someone out.Actively facing fears is an effective way of stretching yourself.Of course just facing your fear once doesn’t mean you no longer have fear.But it shrinks that fear little by little the more you exercise your just do it muscle.

  2. Posted March 25, 2015 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Love your website’s name Chase your Unicorns such a prttey and unique name. I totally loved the article I have been trying little by little to conquer my fears. Some of which are dying without making an impact on this planet, without figuring out what my purpose of being on this planet is. Still working on that one might take a few lifetimes

  3. Posted December 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

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