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All the water in the sea


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(Mostly) friends only.



Bereft of his ability to fly and with nowhere to go, a courageous bat climbed aboard our Discovery with stars in his weak little eyes. The launch commenced, and Spacebat trembled as his frail mammalian body was gently pushed skyward. For the last time, he felt the primal joy of flight; for the first, the indescribable feeling of ascending toward his dream—a place far away from piercing screeches and crowded caves, stretching forever into fathomless blackness.

Whether he was consumed in the exhaust flames or frozen solid in the stratosphere is of no concern. We know that Spacebat died, but his dream will live on in all of us.

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Chop chop

I probably don't need to post anything, since I just did a clean-up of communities and personal accounts that seem to be inactive, but if I cut you off unintentionally, please let me know!

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Illustrated BMI categories

BMI (body mass index) was developed in the mid-1800's as a shorthand way to determine whether someone was in a healthy weight range. BMI does not factor in the bulk of your skeleton (big-boned vs. small-boned or framed) or your muscle vs. fat ratio.

I began to suspect it was a bit of bunk when a man who was 6'2" and shy of 200 lbs told me he was overweight, according to his BMI. We're talking about a large, heavily muscled guy here. I began to further wonder what it was all about when a friend of mine who is an avid runner and regularly competes in half-marathons was told by her doctor that she is "ten pounds overweight."

And how about me? Well, I am 5'6" and about 160 lbs, give or take (I don't own a scale). I generally wear a U.S. size 12 in pants, and about a size 8 in shirts. I'm in reasonably good shape. I can do 3 sets of 10 full-on (not on my knees) push-ups, can walk for miles and up many sets of staircases without getting winded. According to my BMI (31), I am not only overweight, but obese. For reference, this woman, with a BMI of 27.4, is overweight, but not obese.

All this speculation led me to the suspicion that the American populace is quite possibly not as overweight/obese as statistics tend to show. Then I came across this flickr entry of illustrated BMI categories. I think the pictures speak for themselves.

Edited to replace temporary Fitness Amateur of the Week link with permanent one.

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YES. \m/

From the rekrek board - a cover of "No One Knows" in trippy surfer-rockabilly style:




This officially kicks ass. Also, any video with wacked out guy-on-guy handstand action gets 5 stars.

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Origin of Logic

Normally my public posts are reserved for awesome music, but I may have to start reserving a special spot for beautiful logic as well (via devilc):

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Well, yum.

Dean Fertita's new solo(?) project, hello=fire:




Insert a little beauty in your day.
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Beautiful.

The Raconteur's bluegrass version of "Old Enough," with Ricky Skaggs (country music old-timer) and Ashley Moore Monroe (oops!) (who I've never heard of, but has a very sweet voice). Some parts are a little bit rough -- my main complaint is that they *really* should have turned up Ricky Skaggs's mic because you can't hear his melody line over Jack White singing harmony -- but there is an amazing harmony bit in the middle that makes it all worthwhile.


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