Eggs Are Bad, Mmmkay? 
I read an article in the paper this morning telling me eggs are bad for me. Apparently all the eggs I eat are going to kill me by pumping me chock full of cholesteral and choking out my arteries.

Apparently all that "Get Crackin'" jazz we see in commercials is a bunch of hogwash perpetrated by the egg marketers to sell us death.

So on the one hand, we have a professor from the University of Western Ontario telling us eggs are bad for us.

On the other hand, we have the people who make their living selling us eggs telling us not to listen to him and that eggs are healthy and wonderful.

Who would you believe?

I'm reminded of the grain lobbyists who convinced the government that low-carb diets were the work of Satan and that companies should no longer be allowed to advertise their goods as being low in carbohydrates anymore. They won that one.

Will the egg people win this one?

It's been a long time since I've had any faith in believing what the government tells me is good or bad for me. I have a feeling that faith isn't going to be restored anytime soon.

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South Park: Poor and Stupid 
I'm really kinda sad about the season premier of South Park.

As soon as I saw it had a NASCAR theme, I was really excited but after seeing it... well... it's as if they just totally mailed it in.

I have my doubts as to whether Trey and Matt actually had anything at all to do with it!

It seemed as if someone just said "Hey... we should do a NASCAR episode" and then they just had some interns do their best to come up with jokes to string together into an episode... and it just bombed.

It's too bad. I'm a huge NASCAR fan and a huge South Park fan. I was really hoping it would come together in hilarity. :(

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Go Leafs!! 
Hockey is back, and I'm excited!

Not that I think the Leafs are likely to go all the way this year... but the season has just begun and we're already off to a better start than last year. Now we won't have to suffer through an agonizing 7 game losing streak to open the season. That's definitely a step in the right direction!

Having the first game and win be against the Habs is just a bonus. $5 for me! Woot!

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In Person at the Monster Mile 
Last weekend I got to see my first NASCAR race in person, and it was amazing!

With my wife and friends, we travelled down to the Baltimore area for the weekend, heading over to the Monster Mile in Dover Delaware for the 2nd race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.

We had an absolute blast, from beginning to end. We got there early to tour through the souvenir trailers and happened to be at the right place at the right time to see Denny Hamlin giving an interview in the Toyota promotional area.

I later picked up a signed Denny Hamlin diecast from his trailer.

The race was great, with a few hard-fought battles for the lead involving my wife's favourite driver (Kyle Busch) and the driver I had picked for my fantasy game (Jimmie Johnson). In the end, Jimmie won out after Kyle faded when the sun went away.

My favourite driver, Tony Stewart, had an altogether terrible day, but it was interesting watching him try to make the best of it.

I think the biggest surprise for all of us was just how LOUD it was! I'd been warned and it had been described to me, but I don't think you can really comprehend just how loud 43 V8 engines with no mufflers at full throttle really is until you hear it in person. Then you put your headset back on because it's painful.

I can honestly say it was the loudest place I've been in my entire life. Louder even than standing on an indoor platform as a pair of trains go by you.

So that was that... I can't wait until I get to go to another one!!

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The Event 
There's a big ad campaign going on now for some new TV show called The Event.

It looks exciting.

Am I going to watch it? HELL NO!

After the fiasco that was my fandom of Persons Unknown, I'll be damned if I'm going to start watching another new series that will probably end up being moved through 3 different time slots so I miss a few episodes and have no idea whether they're going to see it through to the end or not.

Fool me once...

If it's as good as they're making it out to be, maybe I'll pick it up once they get Season 2 going and the Blu-ray's get released...

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