If you haven’t seen it already, check out the Will It Blend website. There are a bunch of videos of a guy blending things that just shouldn’t be blended. For instance he blends a night at the movies into a smoothie. That consists of a coke, – still in the can – a DVD, and cup of popcorn kernels.
Even more crazy he blends 50 marbles into a dust I’m sure would be a very effective chemical weapon.
I’ve always felt our blender kind of sucked. It was a cheap blender and it isn’t very good at blending anything complicated. So I went to the BlendTech website to look at it from a cooks point of view. You go to this page and watch videos of them blending stuff you can eat.
I watched the bread dough out of curiosity after having spent a few hours this weekend making bread. It was cool the blender will grind your grain into flour for you. Talk about fresh. Next he made the whole dough right in the blender. I’m not sure how that would work and I couldn’t see the end of the view because WMV sucks. The ice cream was also impressive, though that’s more a sorbet than ice cream.
Of course the biggest problem with the blender is that it is $399. I understand good gear requires money, but I’m not sure I’m ready to fork out that much. I’d want to use it for a while first.
Scary lines from the article. About a European feminist:
â€œThe dominant ethos,â€ he told De Volkskrant, â€œis perfectly voiced by the stupid blonde woman author with whom I recently debated. She said that it is sometimes better to let yourself be raped than to risk serious injuries while resisting. She said it is sometimes better to avoid fighting than run the risk of death.â€
And from a secularist:
“I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it.â€
There is a discussion of how the attitude of the secularist – really read atheist – mindset leads to this.
Secularists, it seems to me, are also less keen on fighting. Since they do not believe in an afterlife, this life is the only thing they have to lose. Hence they will rather accept submission than fight. Like the German feminist Broder referred to, they prefer to be raped than to resist.
I had never thought of this. I’ve been thinking a lot about what the logical outcomes of naturalism is. I had never thought that submission for survival was one of them.