I Miss 60 Minutes

Video screenshot of 60 Minutes video

Growing up, I almost religiously watched 60 minutes with my dad for years. I assume that by now, like most (all?) major news programs, it had gone sideways. However, as someone taking a generic version of Ozempic (Semaglutide), I thought I’d watch this 60 Minutes Australia segment on it:

It wasn’t horrible, but two things stand out to me:

  1. It was essentially useless. It didn’t provide any conclusive evidence for or against using Ozempic for weight loss. The one conclusion I would suggest it did provide some (enough?) evidence for was lost in the rest of its 19 minutes.
  2. It abused logic by focusing on tragic, anecdotal cases. That doesn’t mean those lives cut short (or otherwise adversely affected) are unimportant, but every drug, especially those that can have a significantly positive impact, can have consequentially problematic side effects.

Perhaps the best way I can summarize my take is with a line from old Wendy’s commercials: “Where’s the beef?” Read More

“Fourth Amendment anyone?”

This disturbing tweet revealed some highly illegal government activity yesterday:

The quote in the title is from this article discussing it:

It shouldn’t matter which side of the fence you sit on politically, this should worry you…

80s Workout Playlist

80s Workout Playlist

I am a member of The Athlete District in Strasburg, Colorado…and we may do an 80s’ themed workout. I just messaged this to the group (what would you add?):

So, if we do an 80s theme, can we choose the music?!

My suggestions to start:

“Our House” by Madness (1982)

“Come on Eileen” by Dexys Midnight Runners (1982)

“Take on Me” by a-ha (1984)

And, finally, a song from 1987 which should never be named when it is shared…and should be shared as unexpectedly as possible: Read More

Great New Year’s Resolution: Read Through the Bible in One Year

Happy New Year!

Want a good New Year’s resolution? Read through the Bible in one year. For January 1: Genesis 1-3.

Full plan available here: http://traditores.org/in-one-year/

Bible held over a small dog (Gloria)

If anyone asks me to, I’ll post the Scripture reading each day. It’s really a small daily commitment that returns immeasurable treasure.

P.S. There is a good chance that when Steve Camp completes his current two month Bible reading plan and starts his next two month trek through all 66 that I’ll switch over to that. However, if anyone is actively walking with me in my year plan, I’ll keep with you.

P.P.S. That’s Gloria, if you were wondering. 🙂

(Cross-posted on my AI: Alan Intellegence and Traditores blogs.)

Funny or Not?

What say you, funny or not?:

Cleese got a lot of blowback, but was unrepentant:

My take? This:

Scott Adams’ Hoax Quiz

Acknowledging lies about somebody or something is not the same as supporting them. If anything, you prove your good character by standing up for your enemy when they are falsely accused or otherwise wronged.

Here’s hoping you had a great Thanksgiving, and that you…regardless of the side of the aisle you are on…didn’t think the holiday was a great time for political debate with family and friends. Thank God and give them a hug while you still can.

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit.” You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes (Jame 4:13-14).

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Tucker on Twitter: Former Capital Police Chief Steven Sund

Update (after watching):

“Rich Men North of Richmond” by Oliver Anthony

A Bulgarian Doing a Bulgarian

Have I told you how much I hate Bulgarians? Not the people, the exercise! (Bulgarian split squat.)

Well, I figured I’d try an AI image generator to get a Bulgarian doing a Bulgarian. Being a total newbie, I got some interesting results, but nothing close to a Bulgarian doing a Bulgarian. Until…

The final prompt was an image I found on the web of someone else doing a Bulgarian with me adding the following prompt: “bulgarian soldier with handlebar mustache in 1884 parade uniform doing Bulgarian split squat photo realistic.”

A Bulgarian doing a Bulgarian

Not perfect (e.g. the back foot should be up on the bench), but pretty impressive Midjourney. 🙂

(Cross-posted on my AI: Alan Intelligence blog.)