I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day … and for those if you not in the U.S., I hope it was a good Monday.
I spent most of the weekend making final updates to a new software release. It’s Tuesday morning and I still haven’t squeezed in my Monday-night sleep. I may have to just skip a day.
While taking breaks from programming, I watched a 10-hour series on the History Channel titled “Word War II in HD.” Lots of film footage, much of it never aired before. One thing that struck me, besides the hell the combatants lived through, was how lean they all were. Granted, these were soldiers, sailors and marines who’d been through basic training and months of battles … but still, it was surprising to see scenes that sometimes included dozens of shirtless men, with nary a fat body among them. Most of them looked rock-solid.
But of course, this was also the 1940s … a decade before Ancel Keys started scaring people away from eating fat. And just think: they didn’t even have nutrition labels on their food.