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April 01, 2008


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Whatever happened to John Hughes? (Link thanks to Vince Keenan.) Fun to see Kevin Smith calling Hughes the J.D. Salinger of his generation. Deal with it, English profs.

* Genre-fiction writer Richard S. Wheeler wonders why people read fiction at all, let alone genre fiction.

* Old-timer Shelly Lowenkopf lists some of the cultural signposts of his generation. That's a great reading / listening / viewing list for the rest of us to make use of.

* African-American movie critic Mark Harris runs a website devoted to black horror movies. He's a funny, smart writer who deserves to be better-known by those who enjoy reading about movies. And the black angle on horror movies really does pay off.

* David Lynch's "Lost Highway" is being turned into an opera.

* Another blessing that globalization has brought our way: crime on a global scale.

* Prairie Mary reprints the obit of a just-deceased friend who lived long and well.

* French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier is one of those French artists who idolizes American popular culture -- jazz, noir novels, etc. So what has it been like for him to make his first American movie? Hint: too damn many lawyers ...

* Would you like your serving of rotted shark before or after your serving of pickled testicles?

* Somebody's still making Daguerreotypes!

* The British government is now on Twitter.

* MBlowhard Rewind: Women certainly adore baked goods. Why?



posted by Michael at April 1, 2008


Would you like your serving of rotted shark before or after your serving of pickled testicles?

You know, people always laugh when they here of some people eating "Rocky Mountain Oysters" or Brains or something like that, but, I have an interesting take on this:

Way back in the day there was a line of logic that said, "Like heals Like". Meaning that eating Liver was good for your Liver, eating Heart was good for your Heart, etc.

I don't think I know anyone that says that nowadays. But, now, we are finding evidence that they were probably right.

The health benefits of liver are amazing. It has, basically, every vitamin and mineral that you can think of. And, when eaten raw (or medium rare) it is full of enzymes. And it is very good for your liver.

Ox-Heart (or, Lamb, or Chicken, or, well, whatever) is loaded with Coenzyme Q10. This is one of those new vitamins that is very expensive to buy at GNC. And the stuff you are buying is synthetic. The real stuff is cheap and delicious. And, so far, research is showing that it has no downside for you heart. That is, you can't even overdose on the stuff (like you can with some other vitamins).

I guarantee you that after this BSE/Mad-Cow stuff dies down, research will start appearing that Brains are good for your brain.

Posted by: Ian Lewis on April 2, 2008 10:17 AM

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