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9 Dec

Weekend Link Love – Edition 220

weekend link loveThe response to Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings has been fantastic, but I have one more small favor to ask. If you’ve received your copy, I would be forever grateful if you were to take a few minutes to write a quick (or long) review on Amazon and/or Barnes and Noble so that we can spread the word and progress the movement even further. Thank you!

Research of the Week

Outgoing gorillas consistently outlive shy gorillas.

Adding fish oil to the diets of bed-ridden patients improved their immune systems and streamlined the inflammatory/healing process enough to reduce the time it took for their bed sores to heal by 25%.

Interesting Blog Posts

In case you’ve been wondering about the latest fat-busting craze to sweep the Primal world, Richard Nikoley breaks down the basics of the potato diet hack in inimitable fashion.

Over at Better Movement, Todd Hargrove compares the flawless running form of a slow-motion cheetah with the form of elite 10k meter runners. Man, check out how steady that cheetah’s head is as it lopes effortlessly across the grass. Nuts.

Media, Schmedia

That wasn’t a grizzly bear you heard out in the woods last weekend; it was Grizzly Bear. Yes, folks, it’s true: the hipsters have taken up hunting.

Even NASA astronauts are getting hip to the effects of blue light on our sleep and melatonin production. In response to rampant insomnia among spacefarers despite access to relaxation techniques, expert sleep hygiene, and the best sleep pills money can buy, NASA is dropping $11 million to revamp the lights in the US portion of the International Space Station.

Everything Else

I sure do wish we had a Toilet Culture park here in Southern California. Ah well, another reason to visit Korea.

This is what you’re “missing” by eating Primal. Jealous? I didn’t think so.

Recipe Corner

  • It’s probably a little cold where you are, and you may not be in Memphis, but you should still try this great recipe for Memphis style ribs.
  • Sure, until you realize what you’re actually looking at, the image Easy Dairy Free used looks a little like the contents of an obese zombie’s stomach, but the recipe for ragu bolognese is traditional, legit, and includes neck bones.

Time Capsule

One year ago (Dec 9 – Dec 15)

  • The Importance of Dreaming – It may seem as if spending several hours each night thinking that you have to take a final exam in the nude without having studied for it with your pet turtle from when you were a kid presiding over the class is pointless, but we have dreams for a reason.
  • 10 Holiday Gifts for Your Primal Tribe – These gifts were great options last year, and they remain so for this holiday season. Check it out if you’re stumped for ideas.

Image of the Week

Perhaps they can genetically modify wheat to remove the wheat.

– I’d definitely be up for eating that, whistler. Bring it on.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. That list of weird foods actually looked really tasty and tempting.Incredibly hyperpalatable.

    SophieE wrote on December 9th, 2012
  2. Yay! I’m famous, although not as well regarded as breaded Frito ice cream rolled in pizza dough.

    whistler wrote on December 9th, 2012
  3. When it comes to ribs, Memphis knows what they are doing.

    Trust me, I’ve been there, I know.

    Chris wrote on December 9th, 2012
    • I’m from Memphis, and I refuse to eat ribs anywhere else. #BBQPride

      Patrick wrote on December 10th, 2012
    • I wanted to try ribs in Memphis so bad, but I ended up going through on a Sunday and everything was closed. But then, just outside the city, on a highway exit going nowhere, in a red shack, my husband and I found a place that was open. Two guys and a smoker, and it was the best I’ve ever had.

      Deanna wrote on December 10th, 2012
  4. Within a month, expect someone to post a primal/paleo version of the “The Best Food Inventions Of The Year.” Then later, they will be gathered together into a book.

    R Dunn wrote on December 9th, 2012
  5. What about loud, stubborn, opinionated people? Do we live any longer?

    Knifegill wrote on December 9th, 2012
  6. Mark,

    Just finished a grass fed steak with that pepper sauce. Loved it!!! Will be getting the book!

    Luke DePron wrote on December 9th, 2012
  7. That Toilet Culture Park looks like the perfect location for a fecal transplant.

    oxide wrote on December 9th, 2012
  8. What struck me from the “foods of the year” post is food as reflection of fast-paced culture. The waffle breakfast sandwich, for instance: apparently we no longer have time to *sit down and eat* a breakfast of waffles, sausage, and scrambled eggs with cheese… so now you can get all that “good” stuff, but packaged so you can eat it in your car while you drive to work.

    (Of course, there’s the more obvious reflection of general fata$$ culture too… how many calories can we put in one meal??)

    AlyieCat wrote on December 9th, 2012
  9. You owe me, Mark. I’m Canadian, and your book isn’t available up here yet at all. So I ordered from Amazon and ate the shipping charges, which were substantial. Good times. :P

    Aria wrote on December 9th, 2012
  10. Look, those fast-food inventions look DELICIOUS. I wish they didn’t, but they do. Thank goodness I only drink at home and live in the country, so I’m not as tempted to make someone drive me to the drive-thru at the end of the night because it’s just too far.

    jh wrote on December 9th, 2012
  11. I’m really happy to say I have never had any of those foods on that list. Yowza.

    sqt wrote on December 9th, 2012
  12. Speaking of toilet culture, did you know we have a taxpayer-funded TOILET MUSEUM right here in our country? I couldn’t find a link to it or anything, but some congress-critters were wailing away at the reckless spending they were doing, and mentioned it (as well as a few other wacky projects). The defense? “It created jobs in my state!”

    Wenchypoo wrote on December 10th, 2012
  13. “hot dog stuffed crust pizza” …REALLY??

    mars wrote on December 10th, 2012
    • That’s what I said to the cheeseburger crust pizza.

      Deanna wrote on December 10th, 2012
  14. Weekend love links … its always a great read.

    Judy wrote on December 10th, 2012
  15. Thank you very much for the mention!!! You made my day

    Jennifer wrote on December 10th, 2012
  16. Jeez Mark…I have seen you post several “bbq” rib recipes, but none of them actually smoked. Can’t a girl get a little love for her BBQ site? I have 3 rib recipes up right now, and more coming.

    Michelle @ Primal Smoke wrote on December 10th, 2012
  17. That toilet culture park seems like the most logical place to enjoy those best fast food inventions of 2012.

    Kevin T wrote on December 10th, 2012
  18. Aw…I’m a shy gorilla…

    Katy M wrote on December 10th, 2012
  19. So glad to see the hipsters are hunting now. In fact my husband said he spotted a few in Oregon on his elk hunting trip. I suggested to him that we should start a line of camouflage skinny jeans. I know… Brilliant!

    Trinity wrote on December 10th, 2012
  20. Love the Grizzly Bear pun. They’re one of my favorite bands, and no, I’m not afraid of being a hipster.

    Tim W wrote on December 11th, 2012
  21. The closest thing in the US might be this statue of a “coiled up snake” in San Jose that looks more like a pile of poo.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/88976066@N00/2259078681/

    Tim W wrote on December 11th, 2012
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    kamrul hasan wrote on December 11th, 2012
  23. OK, the best parts (aka semi-primal portion) of the best items in “The Best [Fast] Food Inventions of the Year” totally look like I, with minimal cooking experience, few tools, and little money, could make exactly the same thing. But without breading or (deep)frying in bad oils, and with better sauces, better egg (#4), half as much potato, and in some cases better/real cheese. 2 exceptions: The fiery ghost burger, as I probably can’t obtain a ghost pepper; and the lobster and caviar burger, as I have no idea how to cook lobster and caviar.

    Bill C wrote on December 12th, 2012

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