Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crazy Stuff

Must see: an old mankind dream come true (literally)...

wingsuit base jumping

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Via thedanzatap (where else).


In comparison, this is only moderately crazy, but certainly skillful:

Inspired Bicycles - Danny MacAskill April 2009

Thanks Aldo for the pointer.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Raw Food

Interesting and motivating report by Steve Pavlina on going on a 100% raw food (vegan) diet: Raw Food Diet and Energy Gains

Here are his thoughts before he started his 100% raw food trial.

In this update he recommends a book by David Wolfe:
I recently read an awesome book about raw food nutrition called The Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe. I met David briefly in Sedona last year. His book is very long and detailed (almost 500 pages), and it filled in many of the gaps for me. Many of the tweaks I’m making to my diet this year are based on recommendations from his book, which is an outstanding guide for long-term success on the raw diet. Practically every question you may have about raw food nutrition is thoroughly addressed. There are whole chapters on specific foods like avocados and olives. I especially liked the menu plans in the appendix. There are week-long sample menus for transitioning to raw, 80% raw, and 100% raw.

I don’t recommend David’s book for raw food beginners unless you’re really committed because I think the complexity would overwhelm most people. It’s too much information to assimilate unless you already have a strong background in raw nutrition.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mrs. Mississauga for President

While Mr. Obama is all talks as far as I can see, this lady seems to have a track record.

Welcome to Mississauga
‘Hurricane’ Hazel McCallion, who has won every mayoral election contested since 1978. Even at 84 years old she shows little sign of withdrawing from Canadian politics, gaining re-election in 2003 and receiving the Order of Canada in 2005... She is the longest serving mayor in Canada and has kept the city debt-free since her first term of office.
Via Jesse's Cafe Americain.