Saturday, July 20, 2019

You Can Write This Post!

via The Telegraph

You can do it! Scientists find urging yourself on in the second person is the key to sporting success

Dr James Hardy, one of the researchers, said: "It is possible that using a non-first person pronoun perspective helps performance because it allows the runner to adapt a thinking process that is more helpful for her/himself.

"That is, it promotes a more distanced perspective enabling the performer to stand back and "observe" what is going on; akin to being in the balcony looking down on the dance floor rather on the dance floor itself.

This in turn promotes clearer thinking, better choices, and enhanced performance."

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Still Life With Fruit

Yeah, those are real fruits

More in the same vein can be found here.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

I Like This Idea

via Neatorama

Curry Pizza Company, a pizza place in Fresno, California, is offering customers a "Talk to Each Other Discount", which requires customers to agree to have their smartphones locked up while they are in the restaurant and simply talk to each other during their meal. The discount is only applicable to groups of four people or more, all of whom must be carrying a working smartphone. If they qualify for the offer, diners will receive a free large pizza that they can enjoy on their next visit, or, if they're in a giving mood, donate to the homeless in downtown Fresno.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Quote of the Day (and Were I Single, I'd Do This)

Via Basic Instructions:
When I was a bachelor, I would cook a frozen pizza directly on the middle rack of my oven. While it cooked, I would cut the box along the sides then flop the top of the box over so that I had a clean brown cardboard square. When the pizza was done, I’d slide it onto the cardboard with just one edge of the pizza hanging off of the edge where it could be easily bitten off. I’d sit on the couch, watching the Simpsons, and sliding the pizza forward, off of the box, and eating the exposed part until it was all gone.

I was full, it tasted good, and I dirtied no dishes at all. It was the perfect meal, except for the fact that it had almost no nutritional value.