Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
If you ever get a chance to see any of these shows, it's always a great experience. And last night was even more of an experience than usual. During the second half of the show, when the band came back from their break & played assorted Zep songs, a guy & a good-looking girl came down to the front of the theater and she climbed up on his shoulders…and then proceeded to take off her (bra-less) shirt!
Gotta say, that was the only time I was sorry I don't own a cell phone with a camera!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
9/02/29 - 6/18/12: Welsh comic actor who will always be remembered to me as the 'mad scientist' in The Beatles 'Help!'. He was also in A Hard Day's Night & Magical Mystery Tour, along with the English gangster movie 'The Krays'. Check out wikipedia for other movies he was in, along with other highlights of his career. wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Spinetti
But he'll always be the mad scientist to me...
As NAD+ is a rate-limiting cosubstrate for the sirtuin enzymes, its modulation is emerging as a valuable tool to regulate sirtuin function and, consequently, oxidative metabolism. In line with this premise, decreased activity of PARP-1 or CD38—both NAD+ consumers—increases NAD+ bioavailability, resulting in SIRT1 activation and protection against metabolic disease. Here we evaluated whether similar effects could be achieved by increasing the supply of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a recently described natural NAD+ precursor with the ability to increase NAD+ levels, Sir2-dependent gene silencing, and replicative life span in yeast. We show that NR supplementation in mammalian cells and mouse tissues increases NAD+ levels and activates SIRT1 and SIRT3, culminating in enhanced oxidative metabolism and protection against high-fat diet-induced metabolic abnormalities. Consequently, our results indicate that the natural vitamin NR could be used as a nutritional supplement to ameliorate metabolic and age-related disorders characterized by defective mitochondrial function.
If you were planning on having a quick pint tonight, then this will be welcome news.Beer may contain a vitamin which can fight obesity and improve muscle strength, scientists claim.The ‘miracle molecule’, which has been found in milk and may also be present in beer and some foods, has no side effects and could even lengthen lifespan, they say.
(With thanks to BrookstonBeerBulletin.com)
Monday, June 18, 2012
The plaintiff represented by conservative legal activist Larry Klayman questions Obama's birth certificate showing he was born in Hawaii.
It also argues that even if Obama was born in the United States he still is not a natural citizen because his father was a foreign national.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
For some reason, at work we hired 200 temporaries, not sure why. Of course, there's no room to fit 200 people in the place I work. But we dressed them in red shirts so we'd remember they were temps, and kept rearranging the racks in the warehouse trying to put them(the temps) somewhere. And apparently Fred's wife now works for us too, though she wasn't a temp.
Then I woke up...
Saturday, June 09, 2012
Greenville County deputies in North Carolina said they are looking for the person who stole a 14-foot beer trailer from Thomas Creek Brewery. Owner Tom Davis said the skid marks and chop blocks are all that are left of his trailer. He said the marks were made when the thief tried to drive off with
the trailer while the blocks were still under the tires. "It's a
one-of-a-kind trailer," Davis said. "It was handmade, originally for Miller." Davis said the trailer was used to haul and serve his business' beer at events. "You can run 16 taps on it - eight on each side," Davis said. "It's fully refrigerated and fully self-contained. It will be sorely missed." Davis said the trailer was insured, but it's the uniqueness of the towable tank
that has him wanting to get it back. "If it showed back up tomorrow morning, and it was in the same shape as it left, I would probably leave it at that,"
Davis said. At latest report, the trailer was still missing.
However, if you find it; be sure to let me know...
Thursday, June 07, 2012
So sorry that Bob felt the need to end his life, always hoped in the back of my mind he'd put out some new music and tour around here someday.
Rock on Bob, rock on...