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Go to: Gut bacteria in Japanese people borrowed sushi-digesting genes from ocean bacteria

dr joneZ's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by dr joneZ

The Japanese have the healthiest diet on the planet. They also have the most long-lived seniors - proof that what they put in their mouths is good for the body.

Sushi and Sashimi are as common in Japan as cheeseburgers are in the USA. I have travelled to Japan many times and have not been in one single eating establishment that doesn't do a bento box or some other assortment of oceanic delicacies.

Now if Americans ate Sushi/Sashimi with the same relish that they consume all of that fat, salt, sugar and carbohydrate via their toxic cheeseburgers then they wouldn't be such a nation of fatguts.

The bad news however is that the oceans are running out of fish so probably just as well that they don't.

Fri, 09 Apr 2010 05:54:00 UTC | #457382

Go to: Religion in [Australian] schools to go God-free

dr joneZ's Avatar Jump to comment 53 by dr joneZ

I actually know people high up in the Catholic Church who openly refer to Cardinal George Pell as "Cardinal Smell" or "Cardinal Hell"


I have overheard on numerous occasions "Pell rhymes with Hell"

I have heard him referred to as a "serial boofhead" by people wearing crucifixes around their necks

Sun, 14 Dec 2008 17:22:00 UTC | #287260

Go to: Keanu Barada Nikto

dr joneZ's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by dr joneZ

What a shame if Rotten Tomatoes is correct

the one chance to re-imagine a great though corny - in the Freudian wish-fulfilment sense of corny - science fiction movie that could actually be about something for once.

I admire the environmental message spin in the new Derrickson version. We are not threatened by anything except ourselves.

Is this alien stupid or something? Does he think the human race will actually start to co-operate over the environment ?

There must be a further inducement - I guess I'll have to go see the movie to find out

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 21:45:00 UTC | #286810

Go to: Keanu Barada Nikto

dr joneZ's Avatar Jump to comment 18 by dr joneZ

BUT hoops mccann

it's the standout in the genre! No argument - love it love it

The corny part lies in us always expecting that we will always get rescued at the last minute- it's got religulous overtones in the original to be sure

leaving the robot behind is kind of like the Holy Ghost don't you think? We are warned and we are to be afraid of extermination at the whim of ??? if we don't get the message. Is that the only inducement we get to be good? If so, the Catholic Religion suddenly sounds like fun...

It's a film that shows how we desperately want to be in thrall of something greater than ourselves that we can still understand and communicate with, notwithstanding our pinhead minds

Humanity is saved by virtue of its fear of religion - nobody wants a dose of the Heavenly North Koreas as Hitch puts it

There. Feel a lot better now

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 21:26:00 UTC | #286799

Go to: Keanu Barada Nikto

dr joneZ's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by dr joneZ

People have to realise that this is essentially a 50s sci-fi movie which means it's already corny in a sense

Bernard Hermann had instructions to do something about that

his music counts for at least 60% of the success of the original of "The Day The Earth Stood Still"

There is a whole genre of movie, like this one, for which the success of the movie can actually be attributed to a critically fine effort from a great composer who has tipped the scales favourably in terms of the overall impact

Fri, 12 Dec 2008 20:20:00 UTC | #286777

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