Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blue man group sucks

I had been to Las Vegas for this thanks giving weekend.

Boy O Boy, Vegas was over crowded this weekend. I read somewhere that, when economic situations are bad, people take the 'easy route' for their vacationing.

Everyone in the surrounding areas like LA, bay area, Arizona, drive to Vegas, instead of flying out to any place else, during wallet-tight days.

This was my seventh or eighth time visiting Vegas. Iam not a big fan of gambling, but I do spare some change for the slot machines. My wasting limit is usually around $20.

I am more inclined towards spending the big bucks on quality shows.

The likes of David Copperfield and Cirque de soleil is my idea of 'quality' shows.

This time, I wanted to watch the 'O' show in Bellagio. I made the mistake of not booking the show online, in advance. It was sold out this time as well, with a few tickets with 'obstructed' views. When I pay more than $100 for a ticket, i would prefer a 'un-obstructed' clear view of the act. so, I decided to miss out the show even this time.

Having driven so far, I wouldn't be a happy camper if I had to return with losing $20 bucks in a slot machine and not catching a 'quality' show.

so, with my frugal hat on, I went out hunting for tickets for some other 'quality' show. Vegas has this nice, half-price ticket outlets, which sells any lastminute unsold tickets for half the price.

Nothing really caught my interest, but when I saw 'Blue Man Group' in the Venetian Casino, I decided to give it a try.
i wasn't too sure what to expect. But, I was hoping, it would be some kind of a music show with lot of percussion instruments and some catchy visuals.

afterall, the original ticket was $139, which I was sold for a 'half-price' of $90.

I was happy that I got the premium seat for $90. So, i took my gang of six and went to venetian in time to convert the half-price voucher to real tickets and reserve my seat.

The casino box office lady said, I can't 'pick' my seat and the computer will 'auto-assign' the seat. I thought, "ok, what the heck? so be it".
The computer gave me a seating in row JJ. I asked the lady, if that was a good 'seat'. she assured that it was.

I went in the auditorium and JJ was the second row from the last.
I was a bit confused, how a premium seat ended up in the last-but-one row.

I later convinced myself (being the computer wiz, that I am :)), thinking that the computer probably assigned this, because, it couldn't find consecutive seating for my gang of six, any place else.

ayway, the show started with a bang.

as expected, three blue baldies started drumming, splashing paint. I said to myself, "vow, my $90 may be worth the spend".

but, the curiosity and interest only lasted for the first 3 minutes of the drumming.

All the other things that followed it, for 107 minutes (baring another 3 minutes somewhere in the middle), were a complete waste of my time and money.

There were moments where some of my gang members started yawning and stretching and looking at each other.
The blue baldies did other stuff. mostly, pulling a random guy/girl from the audience and making fun of them, etc..
well, i didnt spend $90 to see a cheap make-fun-of-audience show.
I expected more bang for the buck, like what the David Copperfields, Cirque de soleil or Mama Mia gives.

I wished, Mama Mia was available.

The free shows in Circus Circus, Treasure Island and other Casinos were far far better than the Blue Man Group.

last time around, i saw the La Reve in Wynn - was awesome and yes, it gave me the bang for the buck!

Blue man Group sucks! avoid it at any cost, if you can.

have you seen it? did you like it?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Cuil, the google challenger, fails my test

I searched for surveysan, my blogger nickname and Cuil comes back with 10 links in the 1st page, and only ONE is relevant.

Tried the same in Google and all links are relevant!

long way to go Cuil'ers!

Fix and let me know when to re-test.

btw, try out a test search and comment on your results from both sites. lets see how it compares.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dasavatharam - Kamals latest movie - when will you watch it?

When will you watch Kamals latest Dasavatharam?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sleep Helps!

Reasons for sleeping and waking up early.

Evening at 9 - 11pm: is the time for eliminating unnecessary/toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (lymph nodes). This time duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an unrelaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.
Evening at 11pm - 1am: is the detoxification process in the liver, and ideally should be done in a deep sleep state.

Early morning 1 - 3am: detoxification process in the gall, also ideally done in a deep sleep state.

Early morn in g 3 - 5am: detoxification in the lungs. Therefore there will sometimes be a severe cough for cough sufferers dur in g this time. S in ce the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medic in e so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.

Morning 5 - 7am: detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.

Morning 7 - 9am: absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick.
Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those want in g to stay fit . Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9 - 10am rather than no meal at all.

Sleeping so late and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.

TAKE CARE ABOUT YOUR HEALTH; Live Life Without Limits!

Monday, January 28, 2008

What causes Cancer? How to prevent Cancer? Cancer Prevention and wellness titbits

This articles speaks about the cause of cancer cell growth and some prevention ideas.

Tamil translation is here

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body.These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the food it needs to multiply.

Prevention is better than CURE.

a. Sugar , is a cancer-feeder.

By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like Nutrasweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt. ( THE WEST MADE US 2 CHANGE FROM SEA 2 WHITE IODISED SALT )

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus ..

By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.

A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains
livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful,especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment.
About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed
and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for
building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day.. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine.

Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties . Water- best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

f. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrified and leads to more toxic buildup.

g. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

h. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins,minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells.
Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells.

i. Cancer is a disease of the mind,body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.

Anger, un forgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

j. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

k. Dioxin chemicals causes cancer, especially breast cancer.

Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic. We should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This especially applies to foods that contain fat.

The combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

Instead, use glass, such as CorningWare, Pyrex or ceramic containers for heating food.

You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, CorningWare, etc. Dioxin problem is one of the reasons why fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.

Also, plastic wrap, such as Saran, is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food. Cover food with a paper towel instead.

So, friends, follow these, simple-to-do prevention steps and KEEP CANCER AWAY!

1. No plastic containers in microwave.
2. No water bottles in freezer.
3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

Be Healthy!

Interesting article about Cancer in India

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