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by TheNorm05
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:11 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Song Identification!
Replies: 458
Views: 197045

Re: Song Identification!

I have a request that's been bothering me for months. For a while I thought it was a Beatles song because the vocals were similar-ish sounding but I searched for it for a very long time to no avail. Words that sound like "Oh la la, oooooohh". I can hum it to the best of my memory using syl...
by TheNorm05
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3484873

Re: Rant powwow (because we need more ranting)

I don't like when people try to tell me that Aliens are the reason Humans became technologically advanced. While I suppose anything is possible, I think it undervalues human ingenuity. A man with a brain can come up with some creative ways to use it.
by TheNorm05
Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:21 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8051

Re: Eating healthy while flat broke

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stigler_diet That was pretty interesting to say the least. Although I think that's a little too extreme even for me, it's something to keep in mind. Have to go to the store for a few things today, namely oatmeal, and flour(probably some yeast as well as I'm craving brea...
by TheNorm05
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:32 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The Turtle's waddle in a healthy direction...
Replies: 22
Views: 6198

Re: The Turtle's waddle in a healthy direction...

My "nutritionist"(older brother) says to be careful with drinking coffee with sugar in it, because the sugar high hits you before the caffeine. When you come down from that you end up chasing the sugar high, and get another. This likely goes for other energy drinks as well. Sometimes when ...
by TheNorm05
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Rehab: Exercise's evil second cousin, once removed.
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

Re: Rehab: Exercise's evil second cousin, once removed.

I feel you man. I was in a car accident that totally wrecked my lower back a few years ago. It's taken the last couple years to build up the courage to even start training again as I've been dealing with the unpredictable, debilitating pain of pinched nerves. I've been biking pretty heavily since la...
by TheNorm05
Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Transitioning from biking to running
Replies: 8
Views: 2211

Re: Transitioning from biking to running

Got a stop watch, and I'm going to use it to keep track of my times over set distances over time.
by TheNorm05
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ams: getting fit
Replies: 72
Views: 18021

Re: ams: getting fit

235 pounds is a huge pull up from a months work. As per over-eating, it's likely your survival brain working against your calorie deficit. To lose weight, you at some point need to use more calories than you replenish. As you "starve" your body will do all sorts of things to slow the effec...
by TheNorm05
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Effects of rest
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: Effects of rest

I can't say for sure, but I do know that over-eating and strength training has the effect of building muscle, and that resting is always helpful. I imagine it takes quite a bit of energy to build muscles, so when people burn themselves out at a gym every day for several hours at a time, they might n...
by TheNorm05
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Talking the Budget to Death
Replies: 44
Views: 5362

Re: Talking the Budget to Death

Military Spending is where a hefty chunk of change just falls into a black hole, combine it with nearly 400 or so billion dollars a year in interest payments(that's with the incredibly low interest rates from QE and a bad market), and social security. If for instance, America could cut all military/...
by TheNorm05
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:18 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ams: getting fit
Replies: 72
Views: 18021

Re: ams: getting fit

Good deal man. Remember that when you do strength training, it's hard to see weight-loss immediately in some cases because as you put on muscle you offset losses in fat somewhat. I don't mean to use this as any sort of excuse, but there is some truth to it. The more muscle mass you have the more cal...
by TheNorm05
Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Transitioning from biking to running
Replies: 8
Views: 2211

Re: Transitioning from biking to running

height: 5'7.5" , Weight: 144 lbs(checked 4 days ago), BMI: 18% fat(which apparently is in the healthy range? We checked at a friends' house.) Disclaimer: Sorry if this sounds a bit harsh, it really isn't meant to. You should probably look up what BMI is. BMI isn't expressed as a percentage, an...
by TheNorm05
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:08 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: In which Sarah becomes less fat...
Replies: 33
Views: 5915

Re: In which Sarah becomes less fat...

This probably sounds weird coming from me since I'm not over weight, but when I don't feel like eating for whatever reason, I have a pack of gum handy which keeps hunger at bay for about 40 minutes. The gum I get is like 1 Calorie per piece of gum, so you'd be able to bring it in at pretty much any ...
by TheNorm05
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:01 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ams: getting fit
Replies: 72
Views: 18021

Re: ams: getting fit

Nice. You deadlift 10 pounds more than I am. Been stretching well?
by TheNorm05
Thu Feb 10, 2011 5:54 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Transitioning from biking to running
Replies: 8
Views: 2211

Re: Transitioning from biking to running

Solt wrote:
TheNorm05 wrote: I rode the 5 miles of shallow hills from my school to my house with a 20 pound sack of rice in my backpack.


But how fast?


Took about 40-50 minutes. I don't own a watch so that's my best guesstimate. It was definitely 50 or less though because my clock at home is pretty close to the real time.
by TheNorm05
Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Transitioning from biking to running
Replies: 8
Views: 2211

Transitioning from biking to running

I don't own a road bike or anything special, but I can ride my bike for hours before I start feeling genuinely tired. I rode the 5 miles of shallow hills from my school to my house with a 20 pound sack of rice in my backpack. However, when I go running, I seem to become instantly exhausted. I imagin...
by TheNorm05
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:26 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Cheating
Replies: 9
Views: 2770

Re: Cheating

I've noticed this is more prevalent in physics classes with take home exams. Not like it helped most people I've known to cheat though. I never used the Manual and I still set the curves letting everyone else muddle in the 20-60 range. It's cheating, but finals are usually in-house so they're really...
by TheNorm05
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ams: getting fit
Replies: 72
Views: 18021

Re: ams: getting fit

I agree with Nath. Starting light is pretty necessary, simply because when most people start they need time to start slowly building up muscle and the mitochondria count. If you try lifting more than you should you just hurt yourself and end up taking a set-back by needing to rest for weeks at a tim...
by TheNorm05
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:11 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ThickNavy-NoPainNoGain: 2011
Replies: 36
Views: 4261

Re: ThickNavy-NoPainNoGain: 2011

thicknavyrain wrote:
Felltir wrote:We should work out together :D


I'd be too jealous of your biceps that block out the sun.

But then you'd get to jog in the shade.
by TheNorm05
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ams: getting fit
Replies: 72
Views: 18021

Re: ams: getting fit

I went in for my first session of lifting yesterday, and it was embarrassing. I pushed as much as I could without straining myself, and at one point I was afraid I had strained something, but I still couldn't lift as much as I ought to. My heaviest set on deadlift was 145; bent-over rows (dumbells)...
by TheNorm05
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: ams: getting fit
Replies: 72
Views: 18021

Re: ams: getting fit

Diet is trickier. I'm working to eliminate most junk food, but I still get cravings, especially after long Tuesdays at work. I also struggle with portion control, even on homemade meals. I live alone, but all of the recipes I have are for family-sized meals. That leaves me with a lot of leftovers, ...
by TheNorm05
Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:11 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Need ideas for high carb food
Replies: 10
Views: 2710

Re: Need ideas for high carb food

I know what you mean. I make my own tomato sauce for spaghetti by the vat pretty much. I finally finished off the sauce after around 2 weeks of spaghetti 2-3 times a day. It gets pretty boring. I'm not sure what kind of time constraints you have when it comes to food, but any kind of baked bread wou...
by TheNorm05
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Moderation!
Replies: 4
Views: 1983

Re: Moderation!

You can always try just setting limits before you start eating, and make those limits physical ones. If you say you only want to eat a plate of food(however much you decide that is), pack it into a fixed volume container and leave the food source so that it's more of a chore to go back for more than...
by TheNorm05
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:46 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Exercises for carrying a bike
Replies: 12
Views: 2687

Re: Exercises for carrying a bike

It'd still prolly be a good idea to practice carrying it up hills once or twice. As strong as you may or may not be, you have to contend with the bike's shape and weight distribution as well, and getting used to that while tackling a hill would probably be helpful. They say practice makes perfect.
by TheNorm05
Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: What's a fun and reliable way to make couch potatoes get up?
Replies: 18
Views: 4933

Re: What's a fun and reliable way to make couch potatoes get

Musical chairs + incentive.
by TheNorm05
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:27 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Eight problems for intuition in basic classical mechanics
Replies: 59
Views: 11416

Re: Eight problems for intuition in basic classical mechanic

Since the foam bullets stop immediately on impact, we can safely assume that ALL of the energy is transferred into the block. This assumption is not valid. We have no reason to believe that no heat or sound is produced or that the foam bullet does not squash itself flat. The correct reasoning does ...
by TheNorm05
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bed bugs and parasitosis
Replies: 9
Views: 6815

Re: Bed bugs and parasitosis

Well, I thought I'd update on the war front. My roommates are really careless. While I was out vigorously washing bedding, they just said "it looks OK, I don't need to wash this." Professional came and sprayed and for the most part they are gone, but not "gone gone". I still get ...
by TheNorm05
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:50 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Weight Loss Help. Please?
Replies: 17
Views: 3768

Re: Weight Loss Help. Please?

Diet and exercise are key here(as you would find in any other weight loss thread) unless there is some underlying physical condition. I noticed you say you have a large dinner. You may want to reconsider eating too much at night before sleeping, and replace this habit with distributing your food int...
by TheNorm05
Sat Oct 02, 2010 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Cannabis use and fitness
Replies: 46
Views: 9413

Re: Cannabis use and fitness

Interesting. Only one problem. While you can extrapolate data on drug users(and increase five fold your probability), you can do the same to joggers, which isn't inherently available from your post. Also I'd like to see the statistics of pot-using joggers, just for a giggle. Interested enough to go...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:42 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Cannabis use and fitness
Replies: 46
Views: 9413

Re: Cannabis use and fitness

I wondered if the above statistic was true. Some back of the envelope calculations ensued. Cannabis: Number of finished admission episodes where the primary diagnosis was poisoning by cannabis and the first secondary, diagnosis was accidental or intentional self-poisoning by and exposure to narcoti...
by TheNorm05
Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Cannabis use and fitness
Replies: 46
Views: 9413

Re: Cannabis use and fitness

To be honest man, you're more likely yo get hit by a bus while jogging than you are to ever see any of the negative side effects of smoking pot on your overall fitness, especially if you get yourself a vaporizer. I've gotten high off my ass more than my fair share and it doesn't really impact my abi...
by TheNorm05
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:34 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Sexy Accents?
Replies: 121
Views: 21303

Re: Sexy Accents?

The accents that I'm not thrilled with is the American southern accent. For some reason it is so hard to take people who talk with that accent seriously. Well screw you too, yankee. No, I'm kidding. Your mistake is that you think the "southern accent" you hear on TV actually exists. Havin...
by TheNorm05
Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Insect/Arachnid Physiology
Replies: 11
Views: 3054

Re: Insect/Arachnid Physiology

I know that the legs of some tarantulas move by way of hydraulic pressure, but beyond that I really don't know.
by TheNorm05
Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Swimming: its not just good for escaping Raptors anymore!
Replies: 30
Views: 7297

Re: Swimming: its not just good for escaping Raptors anymore

I hate that I get mad swimmer's ear when I let water go in my ears... as such, I don't feel comfortable swimming as an exercise; and when I do, it usually ends up just being a splash around in the water, though I do sometimes use the water resistance to flail my arms around until I get tired. Go to...
by TheNorm05
Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 2997

Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

If zombies do start invading human cities, I'd be much more afraid of the crazy assholes with guns than the zombies. Look, I may be crazy, I may be an asshole, and I may have guns, but... Uhh... What was I saying? Well, just in general, it's the things you can't really plan for that'll get you. Zom...
by TheNorm05
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bed bugs and parasitosis
Replies: 9
Views: 6815

Re: Bed bugs and parasitosis

Well, first off, I'll say this: if you have bedbugs (which you probably do, if your roommate does), washing your clothes and bed sheets isn't going to do very much, because that's not where bedbugs live. There may be some that you find on them, but their primary place of hiding is inside the cushio...
by TheNorm05
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Bed bugs and parasitosis
Replies: 9
Views: 6815

Bed bugs and parasitosis

I've been especially edgy for the last 3 hours. After deciding to sign off facebook from chatting with a friend on the couch, I notice a small bulbous insect crawling next to me. Intrigued I decide to smash it, and pop squirts about 2 drops of human(I assume mine) blood. Now if getting bitten was a ...
by TheNorm05
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?
Replies: 26
Views: 2997

Re: Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse?

I'm Texan, so Zombie apocalypses don't scare me since everyone and their mom owns a gun. If zombies do start invading human cities, I'd be much more afraid of the crazy assholes with guns than the zombies. Nevertheless, I do have a very general escape plan involving a boat. To put it simply, oil rig...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:30 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Eating healthy while flat broke
Replies: 38
Views: 8051

Re: Eating healthy while flat broke

I don't have any trouble downing a gallon of milk I the time span of a week(just got some the other day and it's almost gone now...). When we drove up to Dallas, I purposely left my slow cooker because it's bulky, and space in the van was limited, and now I'm regretting it a little bit. The biggest ...
by TheNorm05
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:35 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: We Are All Bad People
Replies: 65
Views: 14992

Re: We Are All Bad People

In response to the original poster, I'd say that donating 10 dollars to kids in a poor country is a lot like using a band-aid to fix a totaled car owned by someone you don't know. On one hand, the band-aid is pretty cheap, but it's also not really doing anything, and you don't really see the effect ...
by TheNorm05
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food
Replies: 292
Views: 57389

Re: Really good ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING food

I'm like 1/8th Hawaiian, so when I'm feeling down I'll sometimes cook weird stuff involving massive amounts of sodium. Take some spam and dice it up and fry it, then add some scrambled eggs to the mix and some salt. then get some rice from the night before and place in a bowl, place an ume(those pic...

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