On the Carbohydrates Can Kill Show – first of four
In the previous few weeks, I recorded four Q & A sessions with Dr. Robert Su and some Fat Head fans for the Carbohydrates Can Kill podcast. It was fun having a chance to actually talk with people I mostly know only from the comments section of the blog.
The first of those podcasts is now available on Dr. Su’s site.
Shipping DVDs again tomorrow
Well, ya’ll gave us a good problem to have: we ran through our stock of Fat Head DVDs earlier this week. When we moved to our temporary residence in an apartment after buying the mini-farm, we brought along what we thought was a sufficient supply of DVDs and put the rest in storage.
When we went to fill orders on Tuesday, we realized we’d emptied our last box in the apartment. Chareva made arrangements with the PODS facility to bring a POD out of storage, and I met one of our movers there this morning to partially unload the POD and retrieve more DVDs.
Did I say partially? It was closer to completely. As Murphy’s Law would dictate, the boxes of DVDs were all the way at the front of the POD — I mean literally up against the front wall. So we pretty much unloaded and reloaded the whole thing.
We’ll get caught up on all of this week’s orders tonight and tomorrow. I appreciate the strong and ongoing support for the film from all of you, even if it occasionally means I get dust on my clothes from moving boxes and furniture.
Speaking of support, a reader spotted my complaints about our international distributor in the comments section and emailed to ask if buying more copies of the international Fat Head DVD would just be putting money in their pockets instead of mine.
Nope. The Fat Head International DVD we sell on the blog is the one we produced ourselves – precisely because the international distributor hasn’t done diddly and is, if anything, preventing Fat Head from receiving wider distribution. (I may write more about that later.) When you order the DVD from the blog, you’re ordering it from me, not them.
Meanwhile, the U.S. distributor that first put Fat Head on Amazon and in some stores has filed for bankruptcy. That’s why there’s no U.S.-only version anymore. Unfortunately, they’re going bankrupt while owing us nearly two years’ worth of royalties. Poof … gone.
If cereal boxes were truthful
My nephew Eric (the one whose doctor wants him on statins despite high HDL and low triglycerides) alerted me to this picture of an artist’s rendition of cereal boxes.
I love it. An online news article about the cereal boxes had this to say:
If you live in the Los Angeles area and happen to be perusing the cereal aisle at the Venice location of mega-supermarket Ralph’s, you may find yourself confused. Gawker reports the manufacturer’s boxes have been replaced with contemporary artist Ron English’s “propaganda.”
… His attack on the products isn’t falling on deaf ears. The Wall Street Journal reported that General Mills is vigorously attempting to reformulate its cereals to reduce the sugar content.
Great. If they can find a way to remove the sugar and the grains entirely, they might have a decent product to sell.
However, reducing sugar poses certain challenges: “Not only do the cereal’s frosted oats need to taste sweet enough to keep kids clamoring, they have to float in milk for at least three minutes,” states the article.
The goal for parents shouldn’t be to have kids who clamor. The goal should be to have kids who are healthy. My girls had sausage and eggs this morning and enjoyed them. It didn’t occur to us to see if those foods will float in milk.