February 13, 2018

Lion's Roar, How to Survive Anything, Chicken, Mindfulness.

Those were the 4 magazines staring me in the face at Whole Foods today. I didn't buy any of these, but I did entertain myself with the fantasy that it was a multiple choice test, and I decided: Chicken.

55 comments:

Fernandistein said...

chicken style is my favorite style

Fernandistein said...

chicken party

Carol said...

You can't go wrong with Chicken!

Fernandistein said...

i love when my rotisserie chicken sits out all day

Fernandistein said...

chicken dinner

tcrosse said...

There's a power-point for that:
Chicken chicken chicken

Fernandistein said...

god i hope his chicken didnt come out

Fernandistein said...

marcus is gone all that remains is his chicken

Fernandistein said...

i saw a dudes chicken come out once it wasnt pretty

Fernandistein said...

ask not from whom the chicken comes it comes from thee

MadisonMan said...

Did any of them cost less than $9.99?

When did Magazines get expensive?

Fernandistein said...

I'm 3/4 thru "We Were the Lucky Ones", and so far far nobody got their butt pinched.

n.n said...

You can't go wrong when everything tastes like chicken.

Clyde said...

I would have been mindful of the fact that the chicken didn't survive anything. Roar!

Clyde said...

MadisonMan said...
Did any of them cost less than $9.99?

When did Magazines get expensive?


And so anorexic?

FWBuff said...

Ha! I misread your title as describing 3 magazines: "Lion's Roar" "How to Survive Anything" and "Chicken Mindfulness". I guess the contemplative "Chicken Mindfulness" balanced out the active "Lion's Roar"? Anyway, I got a good chuckle after I saw that you were actually describing 4 magazines.

buwaya said...

"Mindfulness" is quite the buzzword these days isn't it?
Or is it just about passe now? Like pilates and yoga?
One sign of being passe is when it shows up on news stands.

buwaya said...

"When did Magazines get expensive?
And so anorexic?"

When the Internet ate them.

In the old days, it seems everything worth knowing was there on the better sort of magazine rack. You had Fortune and the Economist and the Atlantic and Harpers and the Scientific American. If you wanted a very great deal condensed, the Readers Digest was the go-to little big magazine. People really did used to know more. Imagine a nation of twenty million readers of the Readers Digest, in the heydey of "middlebrow".

The internet, despite its riches, has not improved the state of public education.
Its all pearls before swine.

Tim in Vermont said...

Mindfulness has sunk to buzzword hell, but the real thing is not over rated.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Mindfulness is fashionable, but in terms of psychiatric usefulness it is confined to a very specific definition used in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. You don't have that. (I can sense it by the feeling of having the fluoride sucked from my teeth after forty years.) As a pop-psych concept, including adoption by professional social workers, psychologists, and others, it just means "Stop and think a minute. Be aware of how this looks." Which is perfectly good advice, but nothing that your grandmother didn't tell you years ago. The third meaning is "Gee, there are all sorts of American versions of Eastern religions that say really cool things. Profound." That is, in rational thought: Vapid. Cliched. Virtue-signalling.

Don't ever choose Mindfulness. Chickens are a much better choice. And as the grandson of the egg-man for Chelmsford, MA and his 300-hen farm, I hate chickens.

traditionalguy said...

Assuming this has nothing to do with gay men seeking young boys, depending on the magazine, then just sprinkle on some lemon/pepper seasoning and dip them in honey mustard salad dressing.

Think said...

I read it as how to survive anything, for example, a Lion's attack, by practicing being a chicken (coward) through mindfulness.

Tim in Vermont said...

I disagree on mindfulness, but agree that the concept has been thoroughly abused and distorted. I don't recognize your definitions either, so maybe we are talking about different things.

tcrosse said...

Lots of shitfulness going around.

Big Mike said...

So you’re chicken, huh? Big yeller streak runnin’ down yer back. I thought as much.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

This was an interesting article.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Interesting video of Moscow.

D said...

Headlining articles on the cover:
Lions Roar : Resist & Resolute: A Year of Proud Activism against President Trump's shock policies against East African - American communities
How to Survive Anything: Courage in Profile: Huma Explains Her Unflagging Strength.
Chicken: The Trump Tweet that threatens American Poultry
Mindfulness: Repeating the Same Shit as Last Month, since Dec 2016

Quaestor said...

Featured content in the current issue of "Chicken": Leghorns Ripped My Flesh (or Would Have If They'd Caught Me)

chickelit said...

Keep your mind full and your bowels empty.

Mid-Life Lawyer said...

so much depends
upon a red wheel barrow
glazed with rain water
beside the white chickens

William Carlos Williams

Triangle Man said...

I'd read an article on Chicken Mindfulness, but probably wouldn't buy a subscription.


Assistant Village Idiot is angling for a promotion with that view that mindfulness is only useful for BPD.

buwaya said...

Re selfie drones, and etc. -

https://www.dedrone.com/products/hardware/extensions/rf-and-gps-jammer

RF and GPS Jammer
OVERVIEW
The jammer system affects drones using GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, WLAN 2.4 GHz, and from 5000-6000 MHz. It can be custom-programmed to address specific threat scenarios.

Beloved Commenter AReasonableMan said...

Wile E. Coyote said...
The jammer system affects drones using GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, WLAN 2.4 GHz, and from 5000-6000 MHz. It can be custom-programmed to address specific threat scenarios.


This wouldn't affect the autonomous drone. Better luck next time Wile E. Coyote.

I am Six Words or Less said...

How to survive without dying. Tricky.

mezzrow said...

Chicken, nice fried chicken
Barbecue chicken, won't you send it down the line?
Say, everyone's talking 'bout chicken
Chicken's a popular word
But anywhere you go, you're bound to find
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird
Some people call it a fowl
That's the story I heard
But let 'em call it this and let 'em call it that
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird
You can boil it, roast it, broil it
Cook it in a pan or a pot
Eat it with potatoes, rice or tomatoes
But chicken's still what you got, boy
It was a dish for old Caesar
Also King Henry the Third
But Columbus was smart, said, "you can't fool me
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird"
You can boil it, roast it, broil it
Cook it in a pan or a pot
Eat it with potatoes, rice or tomatoes
A chicken's still what you got, boy
It was a dish for old Caesar
Also King Henry the Third
But Columbus was smart, said, "you can't fool me
A chicken ain't nothin' but a bird"

Lucien said...

So Lion’s Roar magazine is dedicated to developing Buddhist mindfulness and sharing the values of wisdom, sacredness and compassion.

Having worked in Africa for quite a few years, I’ve been on many safaris and heard a genuine lion’s roar multiple times. They can be heard from miles away (Wikipedia claims 5 miles - feels about right to me).

Every lion’s roar I’ve ever heard expressed quite clearly: “I’m the King and I’m here. I’m the HMFIC (Head Mother Fucker In Charge) of this piece of Africa. Anyone who disputes that is welcome to meet me down at the watering hole and we’ll Settle This Shit.”

Lion’s roars say a lot of things - but mindfulness, sacredness and compassion are not high on the list.

Triangle Man said...

You can hear a lions roar in Madison if you’re near the zoo. Very impressive, even from a mile away.

Trumpit said...

This blog would be much better without a comments section. Most of the commenters are dreadful especially the usual suspects.

Lucien said...

The commenters are some of the best things about this blog. If you don’t like it, you should leave.

No, really - you should leave and never come back. Heart breaking as it is, we’ll try to soldier on without you.

Lucien said...

To be fair, I don’t know who we’ll turn to for deranged Trump conspiracy theories and vile invective against anyone to the right of Stalin. But if Trumpit leaves I’m sure someone among the usual suspects will step up.

But please Trumpit, don’t leave! Your wisdom and pithy observations so advance the dialogue!

Unknown said...

https://youtu.be/delv-08Tgn0

Mckenna said...

https://hellotaw.blogspot.co.id/2012/02/

Mr. Forward said...

Bought an axe, a magazine and a long playing vinyl phonograph record. Now I need a calendar.

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rhhardin said...

Some gold medal olympiast accused of sexual harassment, if I heard the radio right.

Two idiotic memes collide.

rhhardin said...

Porter.

Why is it the employers' job to police domestic abuse so long as work is unaffected.

Let the police police it. Rule of law. Standard of proof, both sides of the story and all that.

rhhardin said...

Maybe Porter is attracted to nagging bitch type women, always winds up with a bad hand.

rhhardin said...

Porter is also a mountain in NY state, with a dumpy top and a view of a much nicer mountain just to the northwest, which ought to be renamed Trump.

rhhardin said...

Jokes from 1979, Imus

Why does Linda Ronstadt sing all those slow songs? She has a governor on her.

Roman Polanski is in Paris awaiting the birth of his next wife.

David Begley said...

In five lines, Althouse does Tom Wolfe.

And try Hy-Vee in Madison. A talent for marketing there. Also gas discounts.

exhelodrvr1 said...

But what about Trump's lies?

rhhardin said...

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Bruce Gee said...

Never go into a grocery store when you’re hungry. It takes much more mindfulness and even a lion’s roar to resist, nay, survive, the chicken.

JackOfClubs said...

At first I thought the title was one of those SAT-type analogies:
"Lion's Roar : How to Survive Anything :: Chicken : Mindfulness."
I spent a few seconds trying to see the connection before I read the text.