I'm glad it existed for as long as it took you to write this.
this is very spectacular
in my corner of suburban minneapolis there was a Loehmanns in a strip mall that my mom and I went to frequently in the mid 90s. my mom had the credit card and we would get wonderful coupons in the mail and go get lost for a few hours. it was my first experience with designer clothes. We showed up one day with a stack of coupons on the verge of expiring and the Loehmanns was gone. no going out of business sign, no mailings, nothing. Just and empty storefront with not a hint of what used to be there. We were so sad! I remember sitting stunned in the parking lot and my mom finally making some comment about how she should probably cancel her credit card. For a long time I actually thought that ours was the only Loehmanns in the universe.
@TheLetterL hunter gatherers don't have jobs - duh.
wait! if you simulate hunting behavior by riding your bike to the fish store maybe you can also simulate hunting behavior by not paying for the fish?
@zayetz because hunter gatherers only kept condiments in the refrigerator.
from the comments:
"Humans evolved to live under feast-or-famine conditions, and are optimized for hunter-gatherer behavior and consumption of lower calorie density foods, and foods containing higher proportions of indigestible materials than the modern diet.
The modern environment and lifestyle short-circuits these neuro-endocrine and other self-regulatory mechanisms.
Restoring a healthy balance may in some cases require restructuring the lived environment to more closely reflect conditions that humans are better adapted for.
Examples of such practices include:
Don't keep any food at home. Empty out the kitchen & refrigerator; keep only spices, condiments, etc.
Set aside time to 'forage' daily for fresh fruits and vegetables. Only purchase small quantities of food for consumption that same day.
Take a small backpack and ride a bike to stores that are far enough away that food shopping always requires a 20-30 minute aerobic workout -- simulating 'hunting' behavior. Purchase quantities that fit in the backpack.
Don't shop at grocery stores or supermarkets -- shop only at fruit stands, bakeries, fish/meat markets. Don't shop anywhere prepared foods are sold.
Consume lower caloric density foods; consume fruits/vegetables with high proportions of undigestible materials like cellulose, etc.
Don't get stuck in a rut -- try to mimic feast-or-famine conditions. Eat meals of varying sizes on an irregular schedule. Alternate the pattern -- eat a big meal on one day, small snacks the next."
@parallel-lines I grew up in Minnesota. now I live on the east coast and I miss riverfood every day. Walleye FTW!
"They called it Reconstruction, fixed the buildings, dried some tears" ???
did this guy go to school?
@garli I was in a bike accident 3 years ago that resulted in a skin graft and major scarring over about 1/3 of my right leg from below my knee to my upper thigh and all the way around in places. It's a bit better now but looked pretty raw for the first few years. Obviously coverable with pants, but who likes pants? I tell people I got attacked by laser equipped sewer sharks.
@TacoBanana I spent a summer at OSRUI and it was the worst, most miserable experience of my little life up to that point.
but 2 of my cousins went, and the both really loved it.