June 23, 2009

Truuuust me... it's Random Tuesday time

People are getting jaded.

No, that doesn’t mean they’re turning into greenish-colored stone. Really. Nor would it be correct to refer to a person as a jade, on the off chance that the person you’re referring to thusly turns out to be an Elizabethan scholar, who slaps your face.

Scientists are churning out studies every week, and every single one contradicts all the others before it.

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Okay, not every single one. Sure feels like it, though. It’s easy to get cynical. Even some scientists are getting attitudinal.

I don't want this post to be considered a rebuttal to Crabby’s post. (Not that her post was a buttal to begin with.* More a plea for common sense.) Me, I'm not in the mood for sense. It's a beautiful summer's day outside, and I hafta go to work. So I'll sum up my theory of science and research studies and what to do about them before going on to the silly cat video. It's time for... [cue dramatic music]... Random Tuesday [da da dahhhhhh]

Merry's theory du jour:

Obviously, the thing to do is to believe everything you read in Cranky Fitness. All others pay cash.

Psst… Crabby? I think we might be onto a money-maker here. I mean, we could tell the scientists, "You want me to believe your study, show me da money and I’ll say nice things about you." As opposed to the Cranky Fitness review page, which is a “show me the money and I’ll write what I really think about the product” page.

Okay, Random Tuesday Time!

I found a great way to climb hills without having to do any of that nasty exertion stuff.

It's a... well, a foot lift in Norway. You pays yer moneys and put yer foot in it and it carries you up the hill. A cyclist, for example, sits on her bicycle and puts one foot on the lift. The lift... er, lifts her and the bike up to the top of the hill. Personally, I think these things would be a great hit in San Francisco.

Look, if you thought that topic was only remotely linked to exercise and fitness, then it's time to stop reading. Because it's downhill from here...

This video is clearly linked to fitness. "Staring at the swim team gets you killed by a gang of ninja men who know how to twirl." Clearly, it's important that you be informed of such a contingency. Besides, it made me laugh.

Good Act Gone Bad: In Ohio, a man was arrested for mowing the lawn in a city park. Hey, it's not as if anyone else was doing it.

Quiz du jour: IQ test to prove whether you're "smart or stoopid." Yes, of course you can tell a person's IQ by a few random questions. Would I lie?

Strange du jour: You have to admire a man who, when trying to make friends, admits that his interests include having fun with cheese, or kites, or time machines. Wait... did I say "admire"? I think I meant to say "back away slowly from."

Kitty video du week

Hey, it's not a random post without a cat video. And this one deals with refusing to eat the food you're supposed, and pleading for the food you want instead, which is clearly related to health... and whining...

On the bright side, Crabby will be back tomorrow with another great post!


*Look, I doubt that's a real word to begin with, but even if it does turn out to be listed in some obscure dusty dictionary in the back of the library, I know it doesn't mean what you think it means. Shame on you.


  1. That video is stranger each time I look at it. What the Flipping Fajita was the director on when he filmed that thing?

  2. Y'know what's wrong with this world of ours? Not enough insomniacs, that's what.

  3. Us San Franciscans are proud to ascend the hills on our fixie bikes while we puff on our smokes! OK, maybe not so much, but you get used to it. Actually, I pity anyone who asks me directions, as I have a skewed view of how many blocks away anything is, and how steep a hill needs to be before I think it's a hill. "Go uphill until you get to the hill....."

  4. I saw that video the other day and laughed uncontrollably. We sure were weird in the 80's - that's one busy video!

  5. oooh I KNEW I MISSED THE 80s!
    love the random tuesday stuff, Merry!

  6. That leg lift is cool - love the one person who is simply balancing on it - must have GREAT core muscles to do that!

  7. That video is HILARIOUS! I've never been much of a music video watcher, but if they were all this funny I might become a fan.

    I'm with you Merry, WHAT WERE THEY THINKING when they put that together?

    And, um, I was actually planning to do a lame post for tomorrow, so I'm glad you packed so many interesting tidbits into this one!

  8. Great post! The adorable kitteh made up for the weird creepy 80s video. (Although "what the effing crap? That angel guy just felt me up" made me spit tea).

  9. Random comment du jour: That looks like the same cat fountain I have for my cats. :)

  10. I'm smart! I'm smart!

    That IQ test is the most valid in the yooniverse. That said: I didn't know about the whole "jade" thing.

  11. Well there goes my productivity for the day...those literal videos are going to keep me busy (and laughing my @$$ off) for quite some time!

    Thanks for an awesome Random Tuesday Merry!

  12. Can we create a Cranky Fitness dictionary?

    Kitties are so cute.

  13. I thought my cat was the only one who did that with her paws! I think she learned it from watching squirrels.

  14. Love Random Tuesday!

    Is Madonna Bonnie Tyler's love child? I mean, dancing men in diapers didn't just pop into Madonna's head now, did they? There's clearly a genetic link. Maybe Crabby can scrounge up a scientific study on that.

    I'm a neutral cat person but Begging Kitty almost has me ready to trade in Scooby the wonder pup. Almost.

    Thanks for the laughs.

  15. Cute kitten!!! My bratty kitties favorite trick: I serve them some new food I purchased, they gobble it up in two seconds and beg for more. I stock up on said food. They turn their noses up at it.
    It never fails...

  16. Heh, I can just see the jaded San Franciscans being asked to pay for the lifts. They can't even afford to pay to fix the streets.

    Obviously the IQ test is correct and relevant since it tells me I'm not stoopid. What a relief (until I take the next test that tells me I'm dumm and ignerant).

  17. Begging Kitty is HILARIOUS. My sister has a rat terrier that will make those same begging/praying motions if you're holding a ball. She can't WAIT for you to throw the thing. It cracks me up every time. :)

  18. here's my theory- people like to make money so they spin any tiny information they can to make it sound like something new.

    i took a statistics class (which i hated, except for the assignment Im about to share) where everyone recieved the same stat but had had to prove a different point using it. and everyone could. THAT makes me jaded

  19. I'm green with envy that you found that video.

    What? Lame?

  20. LMAO at the song video, the Craig posters and the kitty. Well done Merry.

  21. Too much fun! Thx for the laughs! That kitty is too cute! Could not get the 80's video to load so will try later.

  22. OK, that "Total Eclipse of the Heart" video was so funny, I though I was going to pee on the floor!

    Thanks and/or disgruntlement from the friends and family I'm totally going to send that video to.

  23. I'm not getting a kitten, I'm not getting a kitten, I'm not getting a kitten...

  24. Oh, and PS.

    I LOVED the post. It was HILARIOUS.

    Random Tuesday ROCKS!(Literally and figuratively.)

  25. Just laughed out loud at work. Several times. Thanks!
    (LURVE the kitteh so much!)

  26. "(Not that her post was a buttal to begin with.*)"

    I don't know what this says about my twisted sense of humor, but I laughed till tears came when I read this.
    That is all.:-D


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