All posts tagged “near death experiences

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Fringe-ology by Steve Volk

It seems there are two main types when it comes to the Paranormal, the Believers and the Skeptics.  Or so the case is put forth in Fringe-ology by Steve Volk.  He takes a look at such topics as Near Death Experiences, Ghosts, UFOs, Meditation, and Lucid Dreaming.  He tries to keep an Open Mind and prefers fringe events that have real scientists doing real scientific research about them.  Needless to say, any serious scientist who pursues the study of the paranormal is not treated very seriously once they put forth their data. And Steve Volk seems to think it is…

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Cooking Dirty-Living The Life

If you could put your feet behind your head, you’d be the perfect woman. I can. She said. Want to see? That’s my favorite bit of nonsense from the wonderfully twisted chef bio called Cooking Dirty about one man’s wasted life in food service.  Along the way he learns to cook meat, do endless bumps of coke, drink near lethal doses of alcohol, and have to prove that he is a really lousy pastry chef.  It’s the book that Anthony Bourdain would have written if he hadn’t pulled so many punches in Kitchen Confidential. Cooking Dirty makes most of Tony’s…