Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The coolest fish!

Darwin's theory at its best! Simply amazing!

25 Random Things About Me

1. If you want to make me angry...never blame yourself for things that go wrong in your life, and never apologize for anyhting 2. If you want to make me smile tell me about your passions 3. I cannot tolerate animal abuse of any kind 4. I am agnostic, I cannot be sure if God really exists or not 5. I like to hear the robins at dusk and dawn 6. I hate hypocrisy 7. I believe we are all a potential champion in something....Michael Phelps could have been an average's just that he discovered swimming. 8. I eat kiwi skin and always swallow my gum 9. My dad was my hero and he still is even if he is not with us anymore 10. I absolutely love my wife 11. I own a lot of books I never read 12. I feel guilty to sleep in, even though I have nothing planned 13. I like to watch stupid shows on the stupid TV 14. I am an optimist 15. I admire perseverance and Terry Fox is the most amazing hero this country ever got 16. I think Penelope Cruz is one of the cutest thing I have seen 17. Sometimes I wonder what day it will be when I die 18. I get cranky when sidelined by a running injury 19. Sarcasm is one of my favorite form of humor 20. I like to follow the instructions my "little voice" gives me even though I sometimes wish it would shut up 21. I like to sleep in fresh flannel sheets 22. I will be an Ironman in 2010 23. When I say something...I do it! This is one of my best qualities 24. Life is precious 25. Love is everything

Monday, February 23, 2009

Lucid dreams

I did that ONCE....and only once. Never could replicate it since.....very very cool!

More info HERE

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My tibias (in case you care)

Here is a bone scan of my tibias and knees. The tibias really incorporated the tracer (Technetium-99), wich is normal because I run a lot and the tibias are under constant stress.

In my left knee there is also tracer accumulation and that explain the mild pain I get sometimes (runner's knee). Cool, isnt't it?

Absolutely Heart Breaking...but some were saved!!!

3 dolphins were saved by the people of Seal Cove...well done guys!

Five dolphins are stuck in ice, they circle and circle....I just hope the weather warms up like it is supposed to be....


In case you missed it and are thinking of getting for tought!

Here is a secret...

Of course, somebody has to make money with it!!! Hey gullible people of the Earth...part with you hard earned is there to save you! Use a few buzz words, use them in semi-intelligent sentences and you might have a few followers! Garbage!

Here is what they claim:


A testimony here......

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Do you have a minute????

Found this interesting video while looking at the Pharyngula blog. Interesting how things just accelerate near the last seconds and milliseconds.....


From National Geographic

Taken at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, this image shows a fight between a redheaded woodpecker and a yellow-shafted northern flicker over a nest hole. The redheaded woodpeckers tried to chase away the intruding flickers but after this encounter, the fight was over. The flicker managed to grab the redheaded by its tongue and force it all the way down to the ground. Both birds spiraled while falling to the ground. It must have been painful as the redheaded gave up after this clash.

Disgusting! Shame on you!

One of my coaches, Clint Lien, recently blogged about bike thefts. Yesterday, Lance Armstrong's time trial bike ($$$) was stolen from a van. Today I learned that music instruments were stolen from students' lockers at McGill University. Although I feel bad about the stolen bikes, a bike is a bike is a bike.....It can be replaced, sponsors are likely to provide another bike, and in the case of Lance Armstrong, Lance has the money to get another bike, exactly like the one that was stolen.

Musical instruments ARE DIFFERENT because music appeals to the soul. Musical instruments have a sentimental value THAT CANNOT BE REPLACED. Alicia Bisha lost her $40,000 viola....a gift from her could you ever, EVER, replace that?????

Shame on you, thieves of the are stealing for drugs, are also stealing something that is deep are robbing a piece of people's soul! SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!!!!

UPDATE: Lance Armstrong's bike was returned!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shark VS Dolphin happens. Someone has to eat and to sharks, dolphin meat is probably quite good. Humans have this thing for dolphins (and I am one of them). We love the marine mammal....but someone has to eat! I just fear the wound will get infected, such a big gash!

Monday, February 09, 2009

My take on the Phelps thing

Here is my point of view...

Michael Phelps did something stupid, he smoked pot where someone could see him and take a picture (who does not have a camera phone these days). Michael Phelps forgot that he became a hero, someone to look up to and a great model. Almost everyone wants to be a hero but it seems to me like everybody quickly forget that, with the hero tag, comes a responsibility. Michael Phelps lost, his first loss in a long time! But here is where I admire Michael Phelps....unlike the other "heros", Phelps ADMITTED he did something stupid. He admitted it....YES....ADMITTING is hard to do! Just look at the cyclists caught with too much red blood cells....remember Floyd Landis? During the Tour de France 2006, Landis urine was found to have a bit too much testosterone.....What was Landis' explanation? He told the press that the night before he drank a bit too much...who drinks too much during such a big race? Did he ever apologize? NOPE! Did he ever admit to anything? NOPE! At least, Phelps stood up to his own mistake, to me that count more than anything!

Look at Landis trying to get out of it...blaming anyone but himself and the athletes that cheat!

GATTACA possible in 2019

2019....looks like a good year for a science fiction movie...does it? 2019 will be here in just a bit more that 3500 days! What can be achieved in 3500 days? A lot! I remember seeing the GATTACA movie (more than 3500 days ago), I remember finding it realistic and scary. I remember thinking of George Orwell's 1984, which I read in 1984 (just a bit more than 3500 days before)! I also know how weak humans can be compared to big corporations. Imagine....2019. Imagine having your own genome sequences before you can even recognize the letters A, C, G and T. Imagine your data being downloaded to an insurance company computer. Do not get me wrong, I love the fact that we might be able to prevent horrible diseases, I love the fact that some children will be able to achieve their true potential because they will be taken care of at the right time....but there is a dark side to that story and I know we, humans, have a record of creating problems at a much faster rate than we can find solutions for the same problems.....

Every baby born a decade from now will have its genetic code mapped at birth, the head of the world's leading genome sequencing company has predicted.

A complete DNA read-out for every newborn will be technically feasible and affordable in less than five years, promising a revolution in healthcare, says Jay Flatley, the chief executive of Illumina.

Only social and legal issues are likely to delay the era of “genome sequences”, or genetic profiles, for all. By 2019 it will have become routine to map infants' genes when they are born, Dr Flatley told The Times.


If it has anything to do with's news!

Amazing! This 45 seconds little video is posted on CNN's website. No sound, it even looks like this video was shot from a camera phone. To make things even sorse, Obama does not really bumps his head, he just found the top of the door on his way in the helicopter. Come on...this is not news! Or is it???

Friday, February 06, 2009

A dog tries to save another dog

Amazing...considering that humans often DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to help someone in need! Compare these two videos and tell me what animal is the most evolved.......

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Human 2.0 - The generosity of students

Not enough energy....

4 hours in just a bit more than 2 minutes.....there is absolutely NO WAY I could be so active for 4 hours......I am getting old....

Via: Radio-Canada

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I feel funny.....

Not too sure what I should think..

Arrrgh ......ITBS!

Once again....I am sidelined by this ANNOYING condition! A hard track workout...always running in the same direction got me! ITBS in my left knee this time! I guess I am not a spring chicken anymore....ah...age!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

The brain is the boss

Here is a good demonstration of a simple concept: An oxygen-depleted brain will shut down unecessary functions in order to not try this at home!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Why do I run?

Why do I run...that is a good question...In a way, running makes me a better person, or gives me the impression that I am.

I run because I can
I run because I know my time here is temporary
I run to stay healthy
I run to test my limits
I run because I am a fierce competitor...against myself
I run because of the mental thoughness it takes and the one it brings
I run because I like to see how much I can get away with
I run because I have to
I run because I can look at myself in the mirror and know I gave everything I had
I run because I am an experiment
I run because I gather data on my own biology
I run because I get a high from it and because I am truly addicted to it
I run for meditation
I run for healing
I run for happiness
I run to get rid of the daily frustrations
I run to stay sain
I run because my dad did not....he should have
I run because my mother cannot
I run....just because........I run