“At that point I just decided to stop my bike, turn around and start rolling down the hill again. All these people on the side of the road are watching me in awe and silence. They were probably asking themselves, “Is Jens going to abandon? Is he injured? Why is he turning around in the final of a mountain stage?” But I was just looking for that man who tackled that little boy. All this time, the crowd remained silent, waiting for would happen next. Finally, I saw the guy and stopped in from of him and just pointed at his bag and told him that the bottle he grabbed was for this kid standing next to him. Of course at that point he hands over that bottle”—Jens Voigt Gives a Gift on Alpe d’Huez | Hardly Serious with Jens Voigt | Bicycling.com
“[–]Rollingsound514 1150 points 5 days ago
Do you really edit the whole thing yourself? I heard Joe Rogan talk about your process on his podcast and wasn’t sure his description was accurate. He basically stated you just sit there on a macbook and do the whole show start to finish? If this is the case, good job!
[–]iamlouisckLouis CK[S] 2086 points 5 days ago
yeah I do the whole thign. On season 1 I had an editor and we shared it about half. But season two i edited without any help. It was fucking hard. and yes, i sit at the macbook and just put it together from start frame to finish.
[–]woomobile 1972 points 5 days ago
That’s insane. You’re a talented motherfucker.
[–]iamlouisckLouis CK[S] 2755 points 5 days ago
shut up.”—Hi I’m Louis C.K. and this is a thing : IAmA
I was perusing my blogawa feed when I came across this post from Zoom on her Knitnut.net blog. It started off nicely, but then she mentioned going to a pet store and looking at a dog there. I don’t even go into pet stores that sell dogs. I think they’re evil. So I wrote this in response
do NOT buy a dog from a pet store. NOT NOT NOT. Pet stores are what keep kennels like Paws R Us in business, actively hurting dogs. Just please god don’t.
Rescues are a mixed bag. Yes, you’re saving a dog, but unless that dog spends a good amount of time at your house (2 – 3 days), you’re not going to know how they react around you and others. As another commenter said, it takes them a few days to settle down and integrate.
My Jack is a sweet, sweet dog and around us, and people he knows, he’s fantastic, but he barks at strangers constantly, scaring them, and he plays really rough dominance games with other dogs at the dog park. He’s been improving but it’s a long slow process (currently 3+ years for us). This is 100% due to the fact that he was taken from his litter early, and a traumatic 1st year and a half. It’s been a tough road at times.
Secondly, the sweetest dogs can have a strong prey drive, and your birds might very well be prey. My Whiskey is a beautiful, sweet, kind dog who loves everyone, and everyone loves her, but she’s killed a rabbit, a budgie (that was a terrible day) and more mice than I can count.
Any dog you do end up getting, make sure that they’re right for you, and that the seller will take them back if they don’t work out.
Reputable breeders will take a dog back at any time, for any reason. Reputable rescues as well. Most rescues have the best interests of the dogs at heart and will take a dog back if it’s not working out. If they don’t offer to, look for another rescue.
If you must buy a dog, here’s where I turn my nose up and turn into a real snob, (and this will probably make some people’s blood boil) but hear me out.
Go to the Canadian Kennel Club website, and research breeds, and temperaments, and local breeders. Go out and visit them and spend some time seeing the facilities these dogs are born and raised in. Only buy a dog that has been registered with the CKC, and only buy a dog from that breeder if they’re not willing to take it away from it’s litter before it’s 8 weeks old.
Purebred dogs are actually cheaper than “Designer dogs” like doodles and other poodle mixes, and the CKC has strict standards for breeders, as well as dogs. Breeders of these “Designer Dogs” are usually farmers making a little money on the side. There’s no way to tell how many of these dogs will turn out.
“While athletes endanger their careers and well-being in attempts to gain small benefits with illicit or inconvenient practices, a legal, nonprescription alternative has been largely ignored by athletes, coaches and exercise physiologists alike. Cigarette smoking has been shown to increase serum hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, increase lung volume and stimulate weight loss — characteristics all known to enhance performance in endurance sports. This paper will discuss the potential benefits of cigarette smoking to endurance performance”—Cigarette smoking: an underused tool in high-performance endurance training
“There, the 6-inch projectile bounced in front of a home on quiet Cassata Place, ripped through the front door, raced up the stairs and blasted through a bedroom, where a man, woman and child slept through it all - only awakening because of plaster dust. The ball wasn’t done bouncing. It exited the house, leaving a perfectly round hole in the stucco, crossed six-lane Tassajara Road, took out several tiles from the roof of a home on Bellevue Circle and finally slammed into the Gill family’s beige Toyota Sienna minivan in a driveway on Springvale Drive.”—'Mythbusters' cannonball hits Dublin home, minivan
A damning series of articles in the NYTimes about Derek Boogerd, a hockey enforcer who committed suicide, most likely due to side effects of CTE, and drug addiction. A compelling picture, not only of the culture of violence that pervades pro hockey, and the costs that are borne by the enforcers, but also a moving picture of a kid growing up in Saskatchewan with a dream of playing in the NHL
“see, now, to the bean counters that makes a warped kind of sense: that
600 lbs., in their tiny little bean counter brains, somehow equals (at
the FAA-standard presumed weight per passenger of 189 lbs.) 3.17 more
passengers per video system removed i.e. INCREASED REVENUE! if you
don’t show movies. Nevermind that you cannot smash those 3.17
passengers into the now-vacated video cabinet, that’s somebody else’s
Not to worry though, another Bean Counter will come along and the
light bulb will go off in their tiny little bean counter brains and
they will suggest “you know, if we moved every seat row an inch closer
together we can fit those extra few seat in the back end and voila!, i
get coffee & doughnuts tomorrow for my brilliance!”
And who will these insular little cretins sell their bizzaro-logic
ideas to for approval? An executive who, if they don’t fly personal
corporate jets to get around in the first place, if they DO deign to
fly the airline they themselves run, they most certainly *never* fly
Economy. The Bean Counter’s boss’s boss’s boss brings the idea to the
big guy, and he says “Sounds good, let’s do it.”
Meanwhile the passenger base flees as fast as it can to the likes of
JetBlue, Virgin, and SWA, because their legs don’t go numb during those
flights, and they get to watch “30 Rock”. And US Air is simply
befuddled, and *cannot* figure out why their planes are only 72% full,
while the other guys are going out with full boats because they may
actually give a care about the quality-of-life experience of the
passenger.”—I was asked not to share the name of this airline employee