Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cold Water Causes Heart Attacks - Bullshit Alert!

I have a dear friend who forwards me numerous emails, most of them are entertaining, many of them are intended to inspirational, but sometimes they are out and out bullshit as is the email below.

Here is the gist of the "article" below: Cold water causes the oil in your system to coagulate and as happens in domestic sinks, plug up cardiac plumbing, resulting in a heart attack.

Jesus Christ on a stick, who makes up this stuff? I have a theory that a lot of this stuff is generated by intelligent, stoned under-achievers who, while contemplating their choice of munchie snack food, consider that the oil in said comestible may have some hazardous effect on their physiology. Or the stoner in question may be evaluating the effects of leaving dishwater in the sink over night (or for a week) and notice the ledge of congealed oil.

Whatever the cause, this is pure and utter trash. First off. Most dietary oils are not solid at body temperature. Second, water will not remain cold in the body for long because the interior of the body is considerably warmer than the accepted standard body temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Putatively, any oils in the stomach, where
only water and alcohol are absorbed, by the way, may be chilled to a solid state, but I doubt that they would remail solid by the time they dumped into the small intestine after twenty minutes in an environment that is at least 99 degrees Fahrenheit.

Considering that most dietary oils are liquid at body temperature, I would consider this a small problem... unless you're eating saturated fats derived from animals, and well in that case warm water won't do the trick either.

Fats that have been deposited in the muscles of animals slaughtered for human consumption are
NOT SOLUBLE EVEN IN WARM WATER! These are staturated fats they remain solid even at body temperature.

Considering that cold water doesn't remain cold for long in the body, one could assume that hot water doesn't stay hot for long either. However, it wouldn't matter how much hot tea or water or coffee or whatever you ate after a meal of meats filled with saturated fats, they're still going to be solid in the stomach until they are broken down by the small intestine into molecules that can be absorbed through the intestinal lining. Then if you don't exercise or limit your calorie intake substantially, those saturated fats will get redeposited into your body.

Besides these physiological facts, there is also the case for evolutionary adaptation. Let us consider that man or man-like creatures have used fire for 1.5 million years, but the development of pottery, which would be necessary for man to be able to drink hot beverages after a meal is approximately 30,000 years old. On an evolutionary scale, thirty-thousand years is but a speck. So I doubt that humans have developed a physiology that relies on the consumption of warm water. On the contrary, I would guess that cold beverages would be the norm.

Here is what I would advise:

1. Reduce the amount of saturated fats in your diet (which usually means less red meat).
2. Exercise more.
3. Drink warm or cold beverages.

Attacks And Drinking Warm Water
This is a very good article. Not only about warm water after your meal, but about Heart Attacks.
The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit.
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It's nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack
A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting.. Be aware of intense painin the jawline. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack .
Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we can survive.
A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What men should know about women.

As I think about the man list from my previous post I thought that the photo on the right actually explains it all.

As I am now an "empty nester" I have more time to consider male thought processes. Even though I am old and jaded, I am still dumbfounded by how incredibly stupid men are about how to get women to have sex with them. As an intelligent creature I've pondered this a bit. If I were a man and wanted to have sex with women, who generally aren't as sexually motivated as men, I would endeavor to learn as much as I possibly could about what makes a woman want to have sex. I would earn a friggin' Ph.D. if I had to.

But sadly, in my experience, men seem to want a woman who wants to have sex as though she were a man. He wants her to want to have sex now with no foreplay and to not be bothered if he can't be bothered to bring her satisfaction. Sadly, purveyors of pornography perpetuate this image of the "shemale" sexual being.

Rather than taking any time to consider what it is that motivates a woman, they just sit around a gripe about how hard it is to understand women or complain about how women aren't like men. Here's a news blast for you... if you want to have lots of impersonal and indiscriminate sex with someone go to a gay bar.

Another thing that confuses me is that men expect that any female they want to commit to must be absolutely perfect. A man can be fat, unemployed, poorly dressed, badly groomed with miserable personal hygiene and live with his mother, but the woman he wants to marry must be beautiful, slim, perfectly proportioned with unblemished skin.

She should also want to have sex anytime he wishes and must enjoy oral sex, be a great cook and housekeeper and not mind that he doesn't lift a finger to help out around the house. Also, she should always be responsible for birth control because he's not responsible if she gets pregnant and he didn't want the child.

If you're thinking that I'm an old ugly dried out bitter old hag who never had the chance to have sex, think again. I am old and not as attractive as I used to be but at one time I never had to worry about my next sexual experience. There was always an opportunity. The photo on the left is of me when I was younger and a lot more juicier.

Response to the Man List

I've read the "Man List" a couple of times and it never ceases to piss me off. Tonight I decided to respond. I do not have any expectations that anyone will ever read it, but it still makes me feel good to have responded.

1) Men are not mind readers.
Who asked you to be? Just because you can’t follow an line of reasoning doesn’t mean anyone expects you to read minds.

2) Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up. You need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
Learn to fucking sit down when you urinate. You’re not a fucking animal or at a urinal. Standing to pee is residual from when humans lived outside 90% of the time. A toilet was designed to SIT on idiot. Standing to urinate only causes a huge mess which most men don’t bother to clean up.

3) Sunday sports are like a full moon or the changing of the tides. Just let us be.
What? Sports are a force of nature? How could I have gotten so confused? Give me a break... for cryin' out loud.

4) Crying is blackmail.
No, it’s not. Crying is an physical response to an emotional upheaval. It's a fact of life, get over it.

5) Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work. Obvious hints do not work. Just say it.
True, subtlety often doesn’t work well in any instance. However, asking for what you want from man often doesn’t work either, so it doesn't really matter.

6) 'Yes' and 'No' are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
Many, not “almost every” question can be answered with a “Yes” or “No.” Okay, then answer this question yes or no: “Have you stopped beating your wife?” Or how about this one: “Would you like taco’s or a blow job?” Or wait, how about this one: “How is your mother?”

I do agree though that when you're talking to a man you should formulate questions that can be answered by single word response. It's easier for them to understand.

7) Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
Sure, what fucking moron woman would want to have a relationship with a man who would be compassionate and not feel the need to fix everything.

8) Anything we said six months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after seven days.
Oh, yeah? Obviously you’re not versed in law.

9) If you think you're fat, you probably are. Whatever you do though, don't ask us for our opinion.
Okay, then don’t ask us how you performed sexually. Think about this: 90% of women fake orgasms, so 90% of the time we're just trying to make you feel good and get the fuck out of there. You do the math moron.

10) If we said something that can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one.
How about just apologizing dick-wad?

11) You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
Or I can hire someone and get it done the way I want it, instead of you telling me how I want it done or doing it so the problem isn’t solved. The only way to get a man to do anything correctly is pay him.

12) Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
Whenever possible, leave the remote alone and yes, if I’m watching it, I probably want to continue watching it.

13) Christopher Columbus did not need directions and neither do we.
Christopher Columbus was lost and almost got murdered by his crew. However, when I’m in the vehicle, it’s my time too moron so Q.E.D. someone is asking for directions.

14) The man always drives when a couple is going somewhere. If we let you drive, people will think we lost our licence. It's a guy thing. Deal with it.
No one thinks he lost his license. Men think he’s a pussy and a woman thinks that he drives like a nut.

15) We are in shape - round is a shape.
And when you’re a round shape, don’t expect that I want to go searching for your “unit.

16) The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months we were going out. Get over it.
Yep. Fine, so don’t expect sex to be the same or the same frequency either.

17) If it itches, it will be scratched. We do that.
As do dogs.

18) We don't remember dates. Mark birthdays and anniversaries on a calendar. Remind us frequently beforehand.
You don’t remember dates, because you can’t be bothered because everything is about you and your dick.

19) Most guys own three pairs of shoes - tops. What makes you think we'd be any good at choosing which pair, out of 30, would look good with your dress?
I don’t.

20) Shopping is not a sport, and no, we are never going to think of it that way.
Who said shopping was a sport? You, that’s who. Here’s the deal, an argumentative statement must have a supporting statement. Since you have no supporting this statement there is no point to this argument.

21) Sometimes, we are not thinking about you. Live with it.
Fine. However, it would be nice if you did not think of yourself and your penis most of the time. Sometimes… no most of the time, I’m not thinking about your dick.