Category Archives: Social Commentary

Gary Taubes

Did his own institute disprove his nutrition theory?

I’d like to see details on the study. This article focuses on weight loss, and ignores other health benefits of not eating crap. I’ve certainly not been doing it for weight loss, but rather to reduce my serum cholesterol and triglycerides, and improve my A1C. Also, if you’re converting fat to muscle, you’re not losing weight, but you’re getting a lot healthier.

Latest Spam Phone Calls

OK, they’re not really spam, because they ask, “Is Rand Simberg there?” But that’s all they do, despite a clear machine request to leave a message. They’ve come from three or four different numbers. One of them asks repeatedly, “Is Rand Simberg there?” for over a minute (it’s my business line, so it just says “This is Interglobal Media [my corporation], please leave a message.”). I can’t help but believe, despite (or because of) the fact that they are looking for me, that these are people with whom I have no interest in talking. If they were legitimate, they’d leave a damn message what it’s about and leave a call-back number.

BTW, yes, posting has been light, because I’ve been very busy. Fortunately, in a potentially highly lucrative way.

The Week In Pictures

The long strange trip edition.

I don’t have much to say on this 20th anniversary, other than it appears that the terrorists, both overseas and domestic, won. And I am not referring to what happened on January 6th.

[Afternoon update]

A much longer (and depressing) version of what I wrote above.

[Sunday-morning update]

A failure of memory and nerve.