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4 Apr

Weekend Link Love

Looking for a way to add more sprinting to your kids’ (or your own) play? Reader Jamie found a cool toy called Hyper Dash, sort of a sprinting version of Simon. Check out the explanation video. Seems like you could play an extreme version of this game by setting the markers up atop trees, in crawl spaces, or on rickety bridges suspended high above crocodile infested waters.

Cows aren’t just for eating. You can draw on them too.

If you’re looking for Vibram alternatives (or footsies for the kids), Barefoot Ted suggests Soft Star Shoes. I haven’t tried them out yet, but they look peachy.

It’s time to cook some bacon. With a machine gun.

Patenting human genes? Sure you can! Or perhaps you can’t, according to a New York judge who ruled patents on several human cancer genes to be invalid. Via the NY Times.

Tired of walking on dirty ground? Try the treadmill bike. It wins prestigious awards.

I’ve got an App! If you own an Android phone, you can now travel with Mark’s Daily Apple in your pocket. Here’s a basic rundown of the app. And don’t fret, Apple users. I’ve got an iPhone app in the pipelines as well.

Also, if you haven’t visited the forum lately, take a peek. It’s been upgraded!

And finally, what do vegetarian zombies eat?

Recipe Corner

Best Posts of March

Comment of the Week

To quote BaconFreak, “Bacon is Meat Candy.”

TexasPrimalSurfWahine from How Much is Too Much?

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. HAHAHAHAHAHA…. that treadmill bike is awesome!!!

    How much?

    Todd wrote on April 4th, 2010
  2. Treadmill bike had me going up until the guy tried to get on the bus with it.

    Love the forum upgrades, too. Now all I need is to get myself an Android phone and I’ll be set. I’m kind of boycotting smart phones though in my quest to singletask my life.

    ToddBS wrote on April 4th, 2010
  3. Treadmill bike is awesome! lol Thanks for the weekend links! Awesome as always!

    Katherine wrote on April 4th, 2010
  4. Machine Gun Bacon = pure awesome! I’m paying that link forward.

    fireandstone wrote on April 4th, 2010
  5. interesting topic, but it is good to know that such cases occur everywhere, and is better than any prescription drug prescribed by a doctor if they want one can perform a search in findyourdrug where medicines are appropriate.

    Corey Ham wrote on April 4th, 2010
  6. But can you roast VEGETABLES with the machine gun?? That’s the true test.

    Lyn wrote on April 4th, 2010
  7. Thank you for the android app!! Lxxx

    Lekki wrote on April 4th, 2010
  8. The Vegetarian zombie is the funniest thing i have seen in awhile!

    Kash wrote on April 4th, 2010
  9. Those shoes look like Robeez for grown-ups. Cool!

    slesca wrote on April 4th, 2010
  10. The shoes are really nnice but sizing for children can be challenging, I suggest that you outline your kid’s feet and send in the outline and have them take care of making the shoes. The complany is great to deal with though, very professional and quick to help out.

    Ann wrote on April 4th, 2010
  11. Want to end the war in the Middle East quickly? Just show the machine gun around and say its the new American super weapon…Al queda and the Taliban must lay down their weapons or face it. One way to beat a reigious zealot is to bring on the fear of death by bacon!

    Dusty wrote on April 5th, 2010
    • Bacon! Is there ANYTHING it cannot do?

      Julie wrote on April 6th, 2010
    • Depends on the religious zealot. There’s a whole class of ’em who got special dispensation from Paul and don’t have to eschew pig meat anymore.

      Dana wrote on April 7th, 2010
  12. I love the fact that you came out with an app for android first versus the iphone!

    Ryan Denner wrote on April 5th, 2010
  13. The Soft Star Shoes are wonderful. I have two pair of the Suede Roo Moccasins and wear them all the time except for driving and rainy days. I’m fortunate to live locally (they are in Corvallis, Oregon) so I was able to go right to the shop and order my mocs. Both times they were done the very next day!

    Nancy wrote on April 5th, 2010
  14. I have softstar shoes I got last year. I wear the same size as my normal shoes. I have the Ramblers that I ‘designed’ to be all black. I wear them at work most days (I change into them like Mr Rogers when I get in and take them off before I leave).

    I really like them a lot. I’m sure I’ll get more in the future.

    I’d like a pair with a more durable sole for running. I’m trying huaraches for running but I’d rather have softstars, I think.

    Matt wrote on April 5th, 2010
  15. LOL @ the vegetarian zombies. I see them all the time. Have become something of a Plants vs. Zombies addict. 😀

    Dana wrote on April 7th, 2010
  16. Why isn’t the app in the official Android Market? Sorry, but I won’t download apps that aren’t there… can you please submit it to the Android Marketplace? Thanks!

    Lise wrote on September 20th, 2010

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