Wednesday Words

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”

I don’t know the source of that remark, but that is how I eat. I have no choice as I suffer from a severe case of GERD, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. I have had my upper GI tract scoped at least 17 times. Basically, I eat almost nothing after about 3 or 4 PM every day.

I have grown accustomed to going to bed hungry every night. In fact, I am happy when my stomach “growls” from hunger at night. That “growling” means I will not be awakened by the feeling of choking on my stomach contents and of feeling that my throat is literally on fire.

I think human beings can get used to almost anything. People who insist on ignoring their own realities are pissing into the wind, in my opinion.


I suspect many readers don’t look at the comments. I am going to show part of my reply to a comment from 56packardman:


My father, a Holocaust survivor who watched his family murdered by Nazi troops, always said that Americans have no idea how good they have it. Too many people in this country have a severely deficient lack of perspective. Not being able to buy your child an expensive pair of sneakers or not being able to binge watch a TV show because you have to work are NOT tragedies in any way, shape or form.

A tragedy is what happened to my father. A tragedy is what happened to my uncle who survived a concentration camp only to be murdered when two pieces of sh*t robbed his grocery store in Bloodymore, Murderland. Not being as rich as you think you should be is not a tragedy.


Please read the comments and please feel free to send thoughtful remarks. The more people who participate, the better.


I was amused by this part of a review of the 2020 Subaru BRZ in this article by Automobile Magazine:


“A six-speed automatic transmission is also available if you want to hammer one of the last nails into the manual transmission’s coffin while making the BRZ heavier.”


The article was titled, “The Lightest Sports Cars You Can Buy for Under $30,000.” From the article a picture of the aforementioned 2020 Subaru BRZ:


2020 Subaru BRZ 03


Both the BRZ and its twin, the Toyota 86, were listed in the article, which seems a little dubious to me. I like the looks of both cars and they are not slugs in terms of performance as their low weight obviously helps with their power/weight ratio. Maybe one of these days I will prepare a chart of HP per pound of various cars and then show the chart here.







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