Thursday, 11 March 2004, 21:45:43 EST
I am searching for words to describe the site I am about to share with you. It is very difficult to find the right ones because this site is so...unbelievable yet seemingly true. I am sure that many of my devoted (you will get the joke soon enough) readers know by now that I am not exactly a Christian. I am sure that many of you know that when I hear about absolutely stupid things being done in the name of Christianity that it upsets me greatly [please have the sense enough to know that I am not saying all Christians are assholes]. Well, this website I am about to introduce you to takes all that and steps it up a notch and just plain astounds me. Here is an awesome quote, "Take for example Apple Computers, makers of the popular Macintosh line of computers. The real operating system hiding under the newest version of the Macintosh operating system (MacOS X) is called... Darwin! That's right, new Macs are based on Darwinism! While they currently don't advertise this fact to consumers, it is well known among the computer elite, who are mostly Atheists and Pagans. Furthermore, the Darwin OS is released under an "Open Source" license, which is just another name for Communism." Isn't that amazing? That came from this page.
I was just going to post that bit and talk about how retarded they are about evolution and the "science of creationism" but before I came here to post I decided to read some of the other pages on that site. Upon doing so I came across this other tid bit of enlightenment: "The Internet was created by the United States of America - a Christian nation [ref. 1, 2, 3] - and should not be used to spread anti-Christian, secular, or non-Christian propaganda and hatespeech. This is our Internet, and we should exercise our position as its owners and as the guardians of civilization to stop its misuse." You can read the rest of it here. I really don't have anything else to say about this site. If I tried to come up with words to describe my feelings about it I am scared to find out what they would be.
On a more positive note, I have recently started going nuts about exercise. Around late November early December of last year I picked up a couple fifteen pound weights and have been doing various exercises with them at least three nights a week along with a couple different types of situps. That has done some good. It has toned up a few areas and I generally feel good about the routine I have with them. Well, now that it is starting to warm up, last week I started going to the "gym" at my apartment complex to do some cardiovascular exercises. I have been doing twenty minutes on the elliptical machine and the recumbent bike they there. I would use the treadmill but running makes my chest hurt and I am really just looking to get my heart rate up and keep it up for a while. I like using these two machines because they keep track of your heart rate and, based on it and the weight you specify that you are, report various information such as how many calories you have burned (they also report the mileage and speed you are "moving"). Every time I go in the number of calories I burn on each machine goes up. I typically go about three miles on the elliptical burning around 200+ calories there and at least four miles on the bike burning around eighty calories. So, I think that I am doing pretty good for someone who has been extremely sedentary since he got a Nintendo.
Since I started keeping up with how many calories I am supposedly burning on the cardiovascular machines I decided to figure out exactly what in the hell a calorie means in relation to physical activity. The best explanation I could find was listed at howstuffworks.com. It is a pretty good explanation, so, if you are interested in that sort of thing, I recommend you read it.