Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Crazy Armstrong stats

Can you tell that I'm getting stoked for the Tour de France?

Discovery Channel has several vignettes called "Chasing #7" and the mention that Lance's resting heart rate is 35 BPM, that's 20 lower thank most people's and and his heart is 1/3 larger than the average man's. That's nuts! No wonder he can crank those pedals!

See the vignettes here. (If you click on the pictures at the top you can avoid repeating the advertisement over and over.)

Monday, June 27, 2005

Pros and cons to competitiveness

Lance Armstrong's three axioms:
1. Evaluate everything on a binary scale.
2. Attack rather than defend.
3. Block out the negative.

While these principles make Armstrong a fearsome competitor, they make him an exceedingly difficult human being. Armstrong divides the world into friends and enemies, and while he is brutal toward his enemies (a trait many Americans saw for the first time when, in a meaningless stage of the Tour de France, Armstrong vindictively chased down an Italian rider who was suing Armstrong for defamation), he can be even nastier to his friends."
The complete review of "Lance Armstrong's War".

Shark Attack

Another excellent post by Seth Godin.

Executive summary: The bad news is, we aren't concerned about things in proportion to thier true significance.
For example, more poeple are killed in deer accidents than shark attacks. The worse news is, it's difficult ot change perceptions, too.

Read the enire post here.

Apple's latest innovation

Check out this write up by David Pogue at the New York Times on the latest iPod innovation from Apple.

The iPod you'll be itching to get.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Top 100 Movie quotes

Check out this list of top 100 movie quotes.

American Film Institute's Top 100 Quotes From U.S. Films

You may know them even if you never saw the movie. One in that category for me was:

36. "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!", "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre," 1948.

Friday, June 10, 2005