Archive for January, 2011

MPRE 101

Posted in Law, Random on January 31, 2011 by George

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Beard Ahoy!

Posted in News, Video on January 28, 2011 by George

Get Your Wagons Ready!

Posted in News, Video on January 27, 2011 by George

Yet another childhood favorite of mine, The Oregon Trail, comes to Facebook on Feb. 2nd. It will surely distract me from the wonders of law school.

Song of the Week: Infinite Dream

Posted in Music on January 27, 2011 by George

This week’s song is  by  The White Panda. It’s titled  “Infinite Dream” (Katy Perry vs. Guru Josh Project). It’s used in their promo video below. Dance Party Anyone?

[Download Here]

To Beef or Not to Beef, That is the Question

Posted in Law, News on January 25, 2011 by George

Via the LA Times:

“Where’s the beef?” Wendy’s restaurants once famously asked through its advertising, a swipe at its competitors’ burgers.The same question is now being asked by a California woman regarding Taco Bell’s beef products, which she claims contain very little meat. So little, in fact, that she’s brought a false-advertising lawsuit against the huge fast-food chain. The class-action suit, which does not ask for money, objects to Taco Bell calling its products “seasoned ground beef or seasoned beef, when in fact a substantial amount of the filling contains substances other than beef.”

It says Taco Bell’s ground beef is made of such components as water, isolated oat product, wheat oats, soy lecithin, maltodextrin, anti-dusting agent, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch and sodium phosphate, as well as some beef and seasonings.Just 35 percent of the taco filling was a solid, and just 15 percent overall was protein, said attorney W. Daniel “Dee” Miles III of the Montgomery, Ala., law firm Beasley Allen, which filed the suit.

“Taco Bell’s definition of ‘seasoned beef’ does not conform to consumers’ reasonable expectation or ordinary meaning of seasoned beef, which is beef and seasonings,” the suit says. Beef is the “flesh of cattle,” according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “You can’t call it beef by definition,” Miles said. “It’s junk. I wouldn’t eat it.”

Whatever it is, it’s delicious.

Battery Via XBox Kinect

Posted in Random, Video on January 25, 2011 by George

Watch Till the End….

I say fuck shoes! Your shoes do not represent you!

Posted in News, Random on January 25, 2011 by George

There is an awesome article via the NYMagazine that talks about the effects of shoes on the human foot. Here’s a tidbit of the article:

“Last year, researchers at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, published a study titled “Shod Versus Unshod: The Emergence of Forefoot Pathology in Modern Humans?” in the podiatry journal The Foot. The study examined 180 modern humans from three different population groups (Sotho, Zulu, and European), comparing their feet to one another’s, as well as to the feet of 2,000-year-old skeletons. The researchers concluded that, prior to the invention of shoes, people had healthier feet. Among the modern subjects, the Zulu population, which often goes barefoot, had the healthiest feet while the Europeans—i.e., the habitual shoe-wearers—had the unhealthiest. One of the lead researchers, Dr. Bernhard Zipfel, when commenting on his findings, lamented that the American Podiatric Medical Association does not “actively encourage outdoor barefoot walking for healthy individuals. This flies in the face of the increasing scientific evidence, including our study, that most of the commercially available footwear is not good for the feet.”

It’s really an awesome article and I am 100% sold on it. I recently purchased a pair of vibrum five-finger shoes and I will never go back. Here’s to healthier, stronger feet!