Two seemingly unrelated stories emerged on the blogs today. First and most startling, Joe G announced his retirement as a podcaster and a blogger!
Stating the rising costs of production (financial and time constraints), the decrease in audience, the commercialization of podcasting, his transition into the profession of psychology (or astro-psycho-physics, or whatever his field), and the phenomenon of pod-fade, he concluded that the time has come to hang up his headphones and iriver. (He does hint that he will not completely fade away himself but will reemerge in another cyber life form)
In LA last June Joe G evangelized podcasting to me trying to get me to board the podcast bandwagon. I told him it took too much time and money. Besides I’d rather ride on the backs of other podcasters having them to do all the hard work while I provide material and talent. (So the question remains, where do I go from here????)
Please visit Joe’s latest (final????) post, and leave an endearing or obnoxious message (or both). And download his podcasts while you can; he’s pulling the plug on the whole operation very soon!
hat tip to QuakerQuaker (who still has Joe G, formally known as a Quaker, listed as a team member, perhaps in hopes of luring him back to the Light.)
In other news… Now here I thought it was because I was better than most people, turns out it is simply because I am just more intelligent. The Independent reports,
It’s official – vegetarians really are smarter. But it is not because of what they eat. Bright children are more likely to reject meat and opt to become vegetarians when they grow up, a study has shown. Clever veggies are born not made.
The article goes on to discuss the intelligence factor leading to health benefits of a meat-free diet.
“Our finding that children with greater intelligence are more likely to report being vegetarian as adults, coupled with the evidence on the potential health benefits of a vegetarian diet, may help to explain why higher IQ in childhood or adolescence is linked with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease in adult life.”
That info along with the Independent’s recent piece about Cow ’emissions’ more damaging to planet than CO2 from cars proves that vegans are the smartest of them all. So since soy makes someone gay, AND vegetarians are smarter than meat eaters, no wonder the carnivorous anti-gay Religious Right is always on the defensive.
hat tip to to fellow intelligent gay veggie blogger Terrance at Republic of T.