A Book Club Is Coming

I was hoping Sundance at Conservative Treehouse would do it, but Sundance is too busy saving the world. As a result, I’m going to do it.

More details to come.


I’m back!

So, after a long hiatus, I’ve decided revive my blog from the dead. I can’t promise a consistent posting schedule, but here’s a rough outline of what I intend to do.

Classic style
I read a book called Clear and Simple as the Truth, which is a book about classic style. I was intrigued, so I’ll be posting the results of my exercises that are in the back.

Comic History
I’ve spent more time than humanly sane in order to figure out why comics declined in the United States. To that end, I’ll be posting data and quotes from books, articles that I think are relevant and follow it up with some discussion.

Reviews of books, movies, etc
Self explanatory.

And I’ll be posting some other stuff.

Thanks for reading!

Some Future Health Predictions

I’ve been part of what’s would be called the low carb movement  ever since seeing Fathead three or four years ago. Having done some thought, here are some general health predictions that I think will happen in, say, the next 30 years.

Things whose consumption will go down: 

  • Wheat
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Corn Syrup
  • Sugar
  • Canola oil
  • Corn oil
  • Cottonseed oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Soy lecithin

Things whose consumption will go up: 

  • Sugar alcohols like Xylitol
  • Coconut and almond flour (as replacements for wheat flour)
  • Saturated Fat
  • Red Meat
  • Pork
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Lard
  • Butter
  • Tallow (the previous three will come back as cooking oils to replace canola and corn oil)

Additional predictions:

  • Food will taste better
  • Health costs will go down (assuming, of course, socialized medicine doesn’t take over)
  • Wheat and sugar farmers will demand more subsidies from U.S government as demand falls (assuming someone in the government has the sense to stop subsidizing them)

Lord of the Rings Apathy

When I mention that I’ve never read nor seen the Lord of the Rings,  it always comes as a shock to people.  When I ask why it should come as a shock, they say that I seem like the kind of person who would like it (in other words, as a geeky or nerdy person,  I should have read it and liked it).

I’ve never had a strong desire to read the Lord of the Rings.  I couldn’t tell you why, and all I know is that every single time I see it on the shelf in my room, I briefly look at it, think “Oh, it’s the Lord of the Rings, I should probably read that at some point,”  and then move onto something else that I actually am interested in reading.

The same thing happens when I see the Two Towers and the Return of the King on the shelves where my family has it’s DVDsThe interest, because it’s so small, is easily snuffed, thus I’ve never gotten around to watching it because there are many other movies that have a higher priority.

Perhaps it’s because I’ve been more interested in science fiction rather than fantasy. It could also be due to the fact that I read The Hobbit when I was waiting at the DPS for the chance to register for my driver’s license and got so bored that I couldn’t go on, putting me off reading any of the others.

I just can’t be bothered with it, so I probably won’t for right now.  Maybe some day I’ll read it, but It probably won’t be for a while.  The only that could change my mind is a very compelling reason to read, but I’ve never been given one.  Until such reason is given, it will probably remain unread.

My First Post

Hi, I’m the oddity mentioned in the title, and welcome to the blog Odyssey With An Oddity (and no, I didn’t deliberately try to alliterate the title).  I’m actually not that odd, although people who know me in real life might disagree with that.

I don’t  know what I’m going to write about, but I’m sure I’ll figure out something…