Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Rock Revised

click on pic to enlarge this cartoon from

Sneak Info on 'The Rockers' Tour
All your favorite Rock stars from the '60's and '70s
are out to prove they can still hold their own against
anyone in the business despite decades of decadence.
This tour has a huge lineup but details are sketchy
except for this teaser provided by the organisers :
'Some of the artists are revising their hits with
new lyrics
to accomodate aging baby boomers'

Scheduled to appear :
Johnny Nash - I Can't See Clearly Now
Leslie Gore - It's My Potty and I'll Go If I Want To
Helen Reddy - I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore
Herman's Hermits- Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker
Ringo Starr - A Little Help From Depends
Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face
The Commodores - Once, Twice, Three Times to the Ladies'
The Temptations - Papa's Got a Kidney Stone
and special guest Willie Nelson - On the Commode Again

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Blank Noise : Please Ask

A recent post on the Blank Nose Project Blog says:
'With this blog post, we want to open space for dialogue. If you have a question
for Blank Noise, or even an area of doubt send it in right away. Your questions
could be simple- but we must feel challenged to answer. For the first time, we are
screaming out loud- QUESTION ME

Send in your rarely asked burning questions about Blank Noise to us at'

Take the time to read the Comments section and to post your question.
See how far they've come in their quest to end street harassment and violence
against women. Show some support and give them respect.

Spread the word. I'm trying to.

See all Virtual Poona posts about Blank Noise here

Friday, February 22, 2008

Real Age: Do You Need To Step Up ?

Every step you take
Every move you make....
keep track and get fitter. That's today's tip from

How many miles must you cover over the course of a day to earn an
"active" fitness label?
a. 2 miles
b. 5 miles
c. 7 miles

You'll need to cover at least 5 miles to meet government -- and RealAge
-- fitness guidelines. That's equivalent to about 10,000 steps, so clip
on your pedometer and get counting!

The Flip Side
Know what fitness label you'll earn if you cover roughly half that 5-mile
ground? Sedentary. People who walk little more than 2 miles (less than
5,000 steps) over the course of a day are not considered active at all.

Get It Where You Can
The good news is that you can tally up those miles not just during the
course of a formal workout (this easy one takes just 20 minutes)
but through any kind of physical activity -- from puttering around your
house while you cook or dust to walking to and from your car. But give
yourself a head start by taking a 30-minute walk each day.
(Here's how it will transform your health.)

Take the RealAge Test to see if all your daily activities and
workouts add up to big health benefits.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

USA Residents Only : TV Box Converter Program

In spite of being Trillions of $$$ in debt, Americans are lucky
enough to be on the receiving end
of $40 coupons from the Govt.
to help them defray the cost of making the switch
to Digital viewing,

'At midnight on February 17, 2009, all full-power television stations
in the
United States will stop broadcasting in analog and switch to
100% digital
broadcasting. Digital broadcasting promises to provide
a clearer picture and
more programming options and will free up
airwaves for use by emergency

Read all about the TV Box Converter Program here

Don't be too alarmed or apprehensive now, because as explained in the About
page in the link above :
'A TV connected to cable, satellite or other pay TV service
does not require a TV converter box from this program.'

In other words, get a subscription to Pay TV. They need your
$$$ and they need you to spend your $$ to buy little boxes
from Electronics Retail giants instead of watching streaming movies
and TV on your PC.

Every U.S. household is entitled to 2 Coupons !

Monday, February 18, 2008

That's Just Great, Danes !

They get paid by their Govt. to get an education which they
can pursue and complete at their own leisure. That's just part of the
reason the Danes are being called the happiest people on earth,
at least by the folks doing the research at CBS' 60 Minutes

How many sentences can YOU come up with using variants
of the 'Great Dane' kind?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Real Age Health Tips Feb 11th 2008

Continuing in the ongoing attempt to maintain some semblance
of health in the face of the relentless onslaught of other
words, passing on bits of my Real Age subscription :

Stress isn't
all bad. Short-term, it can help you meet a deadline,
turn a double play, or keep your bumper from getting crumpled.

But when stress lingers like week-old leftovers, it's time to pull the plug with
a quick stress-busting technique like scrunching, breathing, or corking.
Here's how to do 'em:
Quick Fix
Chronic stress can destroy your sleep patterns, boost the rate at which
your arteries age, and turn your immune-system-function down too low.
But you can quickly rein in stress with these tricks:

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Remember Shakti ? No ? Okay !

The amount of videos that I have waiting to be
seen, edited and
shared have taken on gigantic
proportions and so once again
I apologize for the
lackluster approach to the updating
of this blog.
Still, everyday brings new insights and knowledge

which I intend to reap to your benefit. So having
said that, here's what I've been processing for
your viewing pleasure. Keep the faith. Keep the
Peace. Stay in school. Don't forget to wipe.
And other uplifting thoughts to ponder today.....

'Shakti' roughly translates from the Indian
language as "Force' or 'Power'. In this context
it refers to the band once fronted by the
guitar maestro John McLaughlin during the
early '70s. The video below is of the recent
reunions they keep having when they can.
May the 'Shakti' be with you !


Monday, February 04, 2008

Real Age Feb Health Tips Feb 4th 2008

There are four key RealAge habits that can give you
an extra 14 years of life. Know what they are?

Here's the list: Don't smoke; drink in moderation;
exercise regularly; and pack your diet with fruit
and veggies. Missing any? No sweat. We've got
some simple tips and tools to kick-start you.

14 Years and Life to Go Grabbing those extra 14 years
doesn't have to be hard! Try this:
Four Score When healthy, middle-aged men and women in a study scored
high on all four of these important health behaviors, the combined effect was
a four-fold reduction in mortality risk -- an outcome equal to being 14 years

Update your RealAge Test today and see what else you could be
doing to add years to your life.
New Look: Tell Us What You Think!

The RealAge Web site now has a new look and feel.
Check out all the changes and then give us your feedback!

RealAge Benefit: Actively patrolling your health can make your
RealAge as much as 12 years younger.