Archive for March, 2008

Why the Fascination?

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

Comments and emails have come in to this blog from people who are obsessed with the notion that there is a link between Kimkins and The Magic Chicken Diet.

I spent about two days being curious about the Magic Chicken Diet. It seemed to be a pretty clearcut case of someone wanting to replicate the success of Kimkins using a very similar business model. I think the commonalities extend to the fact that the diets are not vetted and approved by any nutritionists. Also they are low carb and low fat diets.

I haven’t done enough research to offer an opinion as to whether the Magic Chicken Diet is a scam. As a business person, I think that jacking the price up was a mistake.

The Medium is NOT the Message

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Seth Godin has at least one book that is basically a hardcover printed copy of dozens of blog posts. I may or may not have one of these. You see, I thought it would be a great idea to have it with me while I was in a long lineup at the bank. I accidentally left it there. While the information in the book was just like a blog, the hardcopy medium enabled me to leave it somewhere. Two things happened, this information is no longer accessible to me AND the information is sitting in the bank being readily accessible to its employees and customers. This is not how blogs work.

Car Racing is Stupid and Should Be Abolished

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008


I have not expressed my opinion about auto racing very often. This very stupid story about the Greenest-ever International race car has pushed me over the edge. I think automotive racing should be made illegal. It is a pointless waste of fossil fuels. Trying to green-wash auto racing is just beyond the pale.

I think that fans would continue to watch the racing if they switched to pedal cars. They might have to add some drama in much the same way as professional wrestling.