Wednesday, December 29, 2010

…Things I've learned from reading magazines the last few days…
--70% of men are overweight or obese
--The average waist for a male is size 40
--The average woman is five foot four
--People who brush their teeth three times a day are likely to live three years longer because bacteria easily gets into the blood stream via our gums
--These restaurants are healthier than those:
Subway not Quiznos
Wendy's not Dairy Queen
Macaroni Grill not Olive Garden
Domino's not Papa Johns ("Mens Health")

…(From "Rolling Stone")
--Madonna is opening up a world wide chain of fitness stores
--Eminem and Taylor Swift are vying for top sales album of 2010. Each have 2.5 million of their alumbs sold
--Justin Beiber tweeted: "No lie. A fan just asked me for an autograph, confusing me with the actress who plays a lesbian on 'The L Word.'"

…From "Vanity Fair":
--16 percent of all people say they were bullied in school
--3 percent say there were a bully
--42% of all Americans own a gun
--26% of all Americans think their life is interesting enough to be given their own reality show
--"If something happened to you and your children were left without parents, which couple among the following would you most like to see adopt them?
I'd prefer some nice couple from Iowa 44% 41% 46%
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith 25% 26% 24%
Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi 7% 2% 11%
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie 6% 6% 5%
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes 3% 4% 3%

Which of the following annoys you most?
Driving slow in the fast lane 33% 38% 28%
Cell-phone conversations in restaurants 25% 25% 25%
Spitting in public 24% 18% 30%
People getting in elevator before others are off 9% 9% 8%
Use of the abbreviation LOL 5% 5% 4%

…From "Esquire Magazine's" What I've Learned Issue
"You know you're in love when you're more yourself than you ever imagine possible." James L. Brooks
"In the end, winning is sleeping better."
"It's a waste of time to think that if you colored a painting red what might have happened if you painted it black." Yoko Ono
"Be brave, but not reckless." Robert DeNiro
"A friend is someone who many years ago offered you his last 300 when you broke your pelvis. A friend is Gene Hackman." Robert Duvall
"You can do more good by being good than any other way." John Wooden
"If I am through learning, I am through." John Wooden

1 comment:

  1. Magazines are usually pretty interesting, and they gotta be, I guess, to sell copies.