can you put on more weight than the weight of the food you have eaten?

The short answer is no. The law of conservation of mass states that the mass of a closed system (in the sense of a completely isolated system) will remain constant over time. For the purposes of this question, your body and what it does are a closed system. You can’t get more out of it than you put in. The …

ressigma15631com6069can you put on more weight than the weight of the food you have eaten?

Do you think using French or Latin works or expressions when writing in English can be a tad pretentious or elitist? Or does it indicate that the writer is unable to express herself or himself adequately in English? And is it wrong to be elitist in any case?

There are some terms in other languages that are untranslatable. See this list for a start. Torschlusspanik particularly resonates, no? But I presume here you’re talking more about when some knob says, “QED” at the end of a sentence or even the use of “i.e.”, when Ellis in Die Hard says: Well, I’ve watched 60 Minutes, and I’m saying to …

ressigma15631com6069Do you think using French or Latin works or expressions when writing in English can be a tad pretentious or elitist? Or does it indicate that the writer is unable to express herself or himself adequately in English? And is it wrong to be elitist in any case?

Sam de Brito’s blog linking to The Age today talks about posting secrets. do you think he copied you? do you think he reads your blog? are you going to ask him?

Ha! I think Sam de Brito often sounds a bit fragile, no? I guess today is one of those times. Of course, he has just gone through a separation which must have been awful so that’s understandable. PostSecret is a bit of a go-to subject these days for people who want to show how AMAZING the webernet is I reckon …

ressigma15631com6069Sam de Brito’s blog linking to The Age today talks about posting secrets. do you think he copied you? do you think he reads your blog? are you going to ask him?

why do people such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn make it so far?

Oh dear, anonymous. If I was going to be cynical I would say it’s because he’s a white, middle class male who is academically gifted and knows how to deal with money. But has he really made it so far? He did just get arrested.

ressigma15631com6069why do people such as Dominique Strauss-Kahn make it so far?

Is it possible to throw a tantrum while on the phone to some kind of call centre operator and: a) improve the outcome of the call; and/or b) maintain so much as a flesh-coloured g-string of dignity?

Years ago I read a fantastic article online about how to mess with telephone sales people. I wish I had bookmarked it because it had such gems as: Tell them you are a voice talent scout and ask them to say a few words repeatedly like, “bowel,” “thrush” and “Immanuel Kant” Slip the word, “zebra” into your own conversation every …

ressigma15631com6069Is it possible to throw a tantrum while on the phone to some kind of call centre operator and: a) improve the outcome of the call; and/or b) maintain so much as a flesh-coloured g-string of dignity?

Who are these people wondering about Audrina Patridge when she says of her new reality show: “It’s a reality show about me and my family. Everything that people have wondered about me, they’ll now get to see?”

To get to the bottom of this question, here’s what I have wondered about Audrina Patridge in order: 1. Who is she? Wikipedia reveals she was on the The Hills. 2. Why did I never watch The Hills? It looked boring and teen-angsty. I miss my teens. 3. Am I just getting old? Yes. Maybe I should see what Audrina …

ressigma15631com6069Who are these people wondering about Audrina Patridge when she says of her new reality show: “It’s a reality show about me and my family. Everything that people have wondered about me, they’ll now get to see?”

You seem a little keen on sausages at the moment. Which I think rather rocks. While they might not be romantic food they are tasty and hearty and perfect winter food. So rambling guru my questions are- what flavours rock your world in the sausage department and which red wine most suits?

It’s so hard to write about sausages without sounding smutty. I’m not even going to try. I like a regular Italian sausage from R&A Selected Meats in North Carlton. They don’t have a web presence. Their shop is minuscule but they make the most amazing sausages which are surprisingly low in fat (not that fat in sausages is necessarily a …

ressigma15631com6069You seem a little keen on sausages at the moment. Which I think rather rocks. While they might not be romantic food they are tasty and hearty and perfect winter food. So rambling guru my questions are- what flavours rock your world in the sausage department and which red wine most suits?

In The Age on-line, why is Sam de Brito’s blog about men’s issues so much more sophisticated than Samantha Brett’s lightweight blog for women?

I don’t like to admit the existence of any Samanthas other than the woman on Sex and the City. Although I think she peaked in Mannequin. I think Kim Cattrall is ageing well. Sort of like Helen Mirren but not as elegant.

ressigma15631com6069In The Age on-line, why is Sam de Brito’s blog about men’s issues so much more sophisticated than Samantha Brett’s lightweight blog for women?