A landmark study led by King’s College London and the Black Dog Institute in Australia has revealed that regular exercise of any intensity can protect against depression - and just one hour can help. Published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry, the results show that even small amounts of exercise could prevent depression, with mental health benefits seen regardless … [Read more...]
Archives for February 2018
A three-point shot for one million bucks! Easy!
There is a gut-wrenching video sequence on the internet of a young bloke taking a three-point shot (during the half-time of a pro basketball game), with a prize of one million dollars at stake. Mike's foolproof ritual In the clip, the kid, Mike, starts off practicing his wrist-snap by flicking the ball into the air precisely four times. Next, deliberately, almost in a trance, … [Read more...]
Mountain – Socrates reviews a film for the eyes, the ears and the brain!
All of you unashamed aestheticists who have not seen the documentary film Mountain yet, get off your arses and do so before it disappears from the big screens completely. If you don’t give a rat’s arse about beauty but like a bit of awe and adventure, then this is a film that you must see. On the other hand, if you are not all that fussed about beauty or adventure but like to … [Read more...]
A bad day at Palmy – surfies and clubbies at war!
Shane was stoked that Kiddies Corner at South Palm Beach was firing up after days of shitty southerly storm conditions making surfing impossible right up and down the Northern Beaches. It was 8.00 a.m. Sunday, November 1966. Things hadn’t been good in recent weeks for Shane and his mates with the local Warringah Council passing regulations that banned surfing at most of his … [Read more...]
Excruciating jargon – Basketball and soccer at their worst!
Two of the world’s greatest global games are rotten with jargon. Positively stinky with it! Why? I can’t say, for sure, but it has something to do with the fact that while both games crave growth and acknowledgment as the globe’s biggest and best sports they, ironically, seek to exclude outsiders by generating their own exclusive languages. Is basketball and soccer jargon … [Read more...]