Wednesday, January 28, 2009

James Randi Is Not Here To Bless You

But at 80 years old, he will give you a mental perspective that will supersede your spiritual desires. Randi discusses the illogical rationalization that some of the survivors of the recent Hudson River place crash describe and then extends the perspective to the dull reality that is our existence.

Humility in existence is an advantage if one wants to appreciate the possibilities.

Friday, January 16, 2009

This Himalayan Salt Rock Is Pretty Damn Cool

So I was on vacation this week and my friends and I went to Gatlinburg and rented a cabin. The cabin itself was also pretty damn cool, and it had an amazing kitchen which made for great tapas-style dinners. You can go here to see the cabin we stayed in -Mountain View Lodge. What appears to have been the highlight from the trip was the Christmas gift I received from my sister, a Himalayan salt rock. We were all blown away how delectable different foods were when seared on the 500 degree rock. The prep for it is easy as ever; throw the rock in the oven at 500 degrees for around 20 minutes, and then put it on the stove while you sear whatever foods you decide to cook.

We tried some flank steak, salmon, mahi-mahi, shrimp, and also seared a full ribeye steak on the rock for flavoring before putting it in the oven. Everything was delicious, and the salt flavor from he rock takes care of the seasoning so you don't need to do much to the food before cooking it. We did use a little roasted garlic rub for the salmon, which turned out great.

So thanks again to my sis for a neat present, and try this thing out when you get a chance, you won't be disappointed.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This one hurts.

It's been a great season to be a Titans fan and I thank Coach Fisher and the Team for putting together a great team that had the makings of a legitimate Super Bowl contender. This loss will sting for a while because we didn't get beat in any category but turnovers, and that was the difference in the game.

I have zero doubt that next year this team will be right back in the thick of things ready to compete for another shot at the title. Until then, we salute the Titans for a great year and look forward to next.....

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Explorer | Moment of Death | National Geographic Channel

Last night I watched a show on the National Geographic Channel that was by far one of the most fascinating examinations of the mysteries behind death itself. Probably the most interesting aspect of the show is the way they examined the aspects of mortality that cannot be explained in a scientific hypothesis, particularly the testimonies of people who have out-of-body experiences during their coma/death/near-death episodes.

Dr. Lance Becker of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is trying to help cardiac arrest patients cheat death by using hypothermia, or cooling of the body, to slow down the process of cell death.

Explorer | Moment of Death | National Geographic Channel
Explorer opens your eyes to riveting, untold adventures with host Lisa Ling.

One might say morbidly fascinating?