Category Archives: Doof

Equal parts misery and glory: today’s ride from New York to Princeton

on May 14, 2022 in Doof, Fitness, Nature

The skies opened up on us about halfway through today’s fundraising bike ride from New York to Princeton, helping create a bike path from Maine to Florida. The normally best part of the ride, along old canals that are now lush and verdant, was thirty miles through mud in near-bone-chilling cold. I can’t say I was miserable since once I was out, I’d prefer riding in that cold mud to[…] Keep reading →

Quotes that transformed Americans from citizens to consumers (and food to doof)

on May 5, 2022 in Addiction, Choosing/Decision-Making, Doof

I found some quotes from the roots of what transformed our culture from based on people as citizens, promoting freedom, to one based on people as consumers before citizens. They turn my stomach the way learning a Thomas Jefferson owned slaves. We became a consumerist culture, replacing food with doof, for deliberate reasons. I don’t know if the people promoting the change foresaw where they would lead us. I doubt[…] Keep reading →

“Titty twister”

on May 4, 2022 in Doof, Fitness, Stories

What does unwanted body fat have to do with pollution? At my father’s eightieth birthday last year, I saw friend and coworkers of his I hadn’t seen since childhood. The first thing one of them said to me was that he remembered me as chubby. By today’s American standards, I may not have been, but I remember from my childhood my older stepbrother grabbing my nipples and the fat underneath[…] Keep reading →

Tragic doof addiction statistics: up to 70 percent of children’s calories.

on May 1, 2022 in Addiction, Doof, Fitness, Freedom, Habits

Podcast guest Dr. Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM did a video on doof, which he calls ultraprocessed food, junk food, or ultraprocessed junk food. He’s a multiple time number one bestselling author and host of Experience shows me that using the word food confuses people into thinking it’s food when it isn’t. Just because something fills your belly when you’re hungry doesn’t mean it’s food. Heroin would make the hunger[…] Keep reading →

Can you distinguish addicted from stupid?

on April 18, 2022 in Addiction, Doof

Regular readers know I’m learning about addiction because I see it as relevant to much of our polluting behavior. I’m not trained as a psychologist, so I’ve looked up the term for a definition and found a lot, not all consistent with each other, many conflicting. Combining many sources, my working definition is “a brain disorder where someone can’t stop choosing rewarding stimuli despite hurting themselves or others.” I put[…] Keep reading →

Bill Nye the Science Guy sells out to Coca-Cola

on April 16, 2022 in Doof

I try to stick to posts where I create most of the content, but my disgust at the depravity of this video was too great to avoid. I hope I misunderstand something about it. If so, I’m happy to change my story. I don’t know much about Bill Nye, but I thought he created a character appealing to kids. Here he trades in what value he had for I don’t[…] Keep reading →

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