Monthly Archives: May 2009

Jessica Biel Goes Topless

Jessica Biel goes topless for her new movie, Powder Blue, in which she plays a stripper. I watched the actual movie footage and was quite taken aback. Of course Jessica has an amazing physique but the real shocker was how well she played the stripper role. Just watch the first minute of the video footage and you will see that Jessica really looks like she knows what she is doing. She does go topless in the movie and if that isn’t enough to get you there then watch the video below.

Jessica was quoted saying, “I’ve gained such a greater respect for the women that actually do this for a living. It’s so difficult.”

It looks like Jessica put in a lot of effort into her role. I’m sure her beau, Justin Timberlake, is probably enjoying the fruits of her labor.

Unfortunately the movie will not be hitting the big screen and instead will be released on DVD later this month. That’s too bad because this sexy performance would have been astonishing on the big screen. We can say that Jessica has come a long way since her 7th Heaven days.

*This video is graphic.

Eat more Fruits and Vegetables

I vaguely remember dinner as a child.

Mom would say, “Eat your spinach.”

I would reply, “No! It’s gross.”

My Moms’ retort usually came in the form of not excusing me from the table until I had eaten whatever vegetables she had been serving that night.

Mom was right, fruits and vegetables really are good for you.

Science has more recently discovered that a diet high in fruits and vegetables is not only healthy but can help prevent some life-threatening diseases such as heart disease, stroke and cancer. Still, some just can’t bring themselves to eat the green. In such cases just taking a supplement containing the same vitamins and minerals will accomplish the same thing.

“An apple a day really does keep the doctor away,” says Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.

Other fruits and vegetables that could be deemed some of the healthiest foods on Earth include avocados, garlic, mushrooms, blueberries and Pomegranates.

So why are fruits and vegetables so healthy? Simple, they provide the body with a cornucopia of nutrients that the body craves: water, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals. They don’t taste all that bad either.

Fitting more fruits and vegetables into your diet (and your children’s’ diets) is easier than you would think.

  • For breakfast, slice up a banana, strawberry or peach and throw it on top of your cereal or add fresh blueberries to your waffles and pancakes. Drink a full glass of 100% orange juice with breakfast.
  • Always pack a small salad for lunch. Use a variety of vegetables in your salad to give it some flavor, try experimenting with different things: carrots, celery, cranberries, tomato, onion, avocado, bell pepper, peperoncini, cucumber, broccoli, garlic, etc.
  • Make a side of fruit or vegetables for dinner. Corn on the cob, steamed broccoli or slices of pineapple will make great side dishes for any dinner.

There are a lot of different ways to get more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet and the benefits of adding them are noteworthy. If all these benefits aren’t enough, new research has also suggested that people who eat a plentiful of fruits and vegetables are less likely to develop the eye diseases, cataracts and macular degeneration.

A proper diet, high in fruits and vegetables, would include fruit two to three times a day and vegetables in abundance.

No Girlfriend Experience for me

I was very excited to watch the new Steven Soderbergh film, The Girlfriend Experience.  I wrote a blog post about Sasha Grey being in the film a while back.  I thought it was great that Soderbergh and Mark Cuban were innovated enough to release the film on VOD before the theatrical release.  But innovative doesn’t always transfer to tech savvy.

The problem with watching The Girlfriend Experience on VOD is that most people won’t have the technology to play this, even (actually, especially) those of us who are early adopters.

As most people know, I’m a Mac user. I loath Windows and all that it stands for.  I’m also a DirecTV user.  I hate cable companies and all they stand for.  Maybe it seems snobby, but it’s the technology I prefer, and I’m not alone.  I’m willing to bet that most people who love movies are on DirecTV.  I’m also guessing DirecTV has a more affluent customer base than cable.

And as for the Mac, Microsoft brags about the fact that Apple has a more affluent customer base.  And everyone knows that Apple users are much earlier adopters of technology, and download media a lot more than your standard PC user.

So you would assume that Cuban and Soderbergh would make sure to get this thing in the hands of us smart, early adopting, movie loving people.  Nope.  From what I can tell, and I had to do a lot of searching just to find this out, you can only get The Girlfriend Experience through VOD on Amazon or Comcast!

I love Amazon, I really do.  Their customer service is second to none, and I love my Kindle.  But trying to watch a movie through their service is torture.  You either have to have some sort of dedicated device, or spend some time messing with your XBox through Window.  Amazon is simply not a Mac friendly VOD provider.

And don’t even get me started on Comcast, the enemy of tech people all over the country.  They just suck, and everyone knows that.  Everyone except Mark Cuban I guess.

So why would they snub Apple when millions of people can, and do, download right through iTunes?  Why snub DirecTV when it clearly has the best HD options, including HDNet?  And even more of a mystery, why snub Netflix streaming service (I have that through my DVD player, and it’s fantastic) when it has such a growing user base, and Netflix is so supportive of independent films?

Clearly there is some business politics behind the scenes if they don’t want to let Apple carry this, and that’s a shame.  The only thing this does is stop people from seeing the film, and the company from making money.  Mark Cuban might want to re-think his VOD ideas if he plans on making money from it.