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28 Jun

Weekend Link Love – Edition 56

First, join Fitness Black Book for a good walk

Then join the New York Times for a good sprint

And then relax with a slice of pie. For this week’s Primal recipe, try Steve Pavlina’s raw fruit pie. Just be careful how many pieces you have.

For the folks who enjoyed Guns, Germs, and Steel, you might like Tom Standage’s new book, An Edible History of Humanity. Listen to Tom discuss the way food has fueled history at NPR.

Tammey Burns lost 410 pounds. An incredible achievement. But as That’s Fit points out, TODAY may have turned her into a sideshow for the sake of sensationalizing weight loss.

Tired of buying eggs? Just buy a chicken. And if you’re looking for a place to keep that chicken, Omlet makes a handy little hen house.

In the research and report dept…It’s not a shocker to MDA readers that carbs can lead to heart attacks. Tel Aviv University has the research, and Science Daily has the report.

And finally… from credible news source, The Onion: Does going to the gym feel like…work?

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. I pre-ordered the book several months ago, on Amazon. Never came. And for the last few weeks it appears to be sold out on Amazon. Do I order it somewhere else? Or maybe, I’m still on the Amazon pre-order list and one day they’ll get more and send me my copy?

    Scott Miller wrote on June 28th, 2009
    • Hello Scott, You say you ordered the book several months ago, but the Primal Blueprint has only been available on Amazon for maybe 6 weeks or so. Maybe you tried ordering another book? We don’t have any record of an order placed on Amazon for “Scott Miller” for The Primal Blueprint. Also, The Primal Blueprint has never been out of stock on I’d like to help you get to the bottom of this. Feel free to call our customer service line at 888-774-6259 and we’ll figure this out.

      Mark Sisson wrote on June 29th, 2009
  2. The chic chicken-houses at Omlet are fascinating. More and more people around where I live (country and city -dwellers alike) are starting to keep chickens. I’m sure it won;t be long before I start to see these popping up in people’s yards. Great link.

    Shelley wrote on June 28th, 2009
  3. The city council here in Sarasota, FL is holding hearings to see if they will overturn the no chicken law. A lot of people spoke in favor of doing so.

    OnTheBayou wrote on June 28th, 2009
  4. Man, I want some chickens so badly! Someday…

    A guy here on base had some chickens but the housing office made him get rid of them because “livestock” can’t be considered pets for some reason.

    FlyNavyWife wrote on June 28th, 2009
  5. Mark, you should be on Talk of the Nation.

    Wyatt wrote on June 28th, 2009
  6. “Maybe I can’t help it — maybe it’s genetic. Whatever it is, it’s time I accepted myself for who I am, instead of always holding myself up to society’s unrealistic standards,” Lazar said.

    in other words…

    “working just doesn’t jive with me, so I’ll be lazy and rack up my already climbing credit card debt.”

    I don’t think she’ll be singing the same tune when the debt collection agency shows up at the door…

    John Sifferman wrote on June 29th, 2009
  7. John, you do realize the Onion article is a parody, right? 😉

    Joe wrote on June 29th, 2009
  8. Man, seeing that omlet thing makes me sooooo sad. I grew up on a farm and we had CHICKENS!!! it was awesome, but sadly at the time i just saw it as a pain in the A$$ because i had to go out and pick the few dozen eggs every day and then wash them, (yes, the eggs were literally laid that day, and i washed the $H#T off of them and i was pissed because i had to clean the crap off them and put them in cartons and put them in the fridge. It actually made me hate eggs as a kid.) Now that I have learned about the primal lifestyle, it makes me so sad that i thought that way as a kid because my parents don’t live on a farm anymore and i don’t either and i don’t have access to those UNBELIEVABLY good eggs anymore. Our chickens were as cage free as they could possibly be too. we would open the chicken coop when the sun rose and they could go absolutely anywhere they wanted, and at night they would all go back to the coop and we would shut it to keep the hawks, fox’s, skunks, etc. out. I miss that lifestyle so much now. a freakin “omlet” just isn’t gonna come close to cutting it anymore. I need to find a farm around here….

    Kremit wrote on July 2nd, 2009
  9. We tried the “raw pie” this week, as we got blueberries relatively cheaply at the local mega-lo-mart. Unfortunately, as written, the recipe is just TOO sweet – cloyingly so. Probably has something to do with the two cups of dates (one in the crust, one in the “matrix” of the pie), as dates contain a LOT of sugar.

    We rate it as “pie fail”, sorry.

    gcb wrote on July 4th, 2009
  10. The wheel of life turns! When my parents bought their house about the late forties there was a chicken coop at the end of the garden. They never used it though some of the neighbours kept hens. And bantams.

    I just heard from our old neighbours, the yuppie couple who we sold the house to have just bought a henhouse and installed some chickens . . .

    Trinkwasser wrote on July 6th, 2009

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