Sponsored Content
« Thanksgivingmanship: A Continuing Tradition of Shame | Main | Thursday Night Open Thread »
November 25, 2021

L-tryptophan - An Open Thread

A little of this and a little of that. Enjoy the Open Thread. If you must talk about politics and current events, at least you are here and not with your "Karens".

Turning to turkey’s tryptophan to boost mood? Not so fast

Every Thanksgiving, myths of the quasi-magical powers of tryptophan rise again.

There’s the turkey/drowsiness myth: Eating lots of juicy turkey meat supposedly makes people feel tired because it contains an amino acid called tryptophan. This molecule travels into the brain, where it’s converted into a neurotransmitter called serotonin, which in turn is converted into a hormone called melatonin. Voila! Sleepiness.

But science and the internet agree: It’s not the turkey’s tryptophan to blame for your post-feast nap. All protein sources, and even vegetables, contain some tryptophan; turkey isn’t at all special in this regard.


An item that is hated, but yet has a feature that we love.

Few gadgets are more hated than the alarm clock, a device whose primary purpose is to rudely rip you from the pleasant world of sleep into the cold, harsh, unforgiving reality that we live in every day — and whose level of functionality is directly proportional to how goddamn annoying the beeping sound it can make is.

But within virtually all alarm clocks is also a crucial reprieve: the snooze button, a temporary salve for the alarm’s cruel clarion call, a stay of execution for the day you will inevitably have to face. It is the phrase “just a few more minutes” rendered in plastic.


If you haven't served your Thanksgiving Dinner yet................

Why is Thanksgiving on Thursday.


Now that we are almost through Thanksgiving day: It's time to decorate for Christmas.



I guess there are some Football games on today. But, that's all about I know regarding that subject.


A Florida Man has a new love.

Upon discovering his boyfriend “humping” their dog, a Florida Man was beaten and threatened with a knife by his beau, police allege.

According to an arrest report, the 58-year-old victim told cops he caught John Miller, 33, engaged with the canine inside their home in Milton, a city outside Pensacola. Miller and the victim “have been dating for approximately five years, and live together,” cops reported.

The victim said that when he confronted Miller about the alleged November 11 dog humping, Miller began punching him in the head and body. A sheriff’s deputy noted that the victim had a fresh cut on his neck and red marks on his chest.


Holy Consumption!

A Chinese food live-streamer says he has been blacklisted from a grill buffet restaurant for eating too much.

The man, known only as Mr Kang, told Hunan TV that he was banned from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in Changsha city after a series of binges.

He ate 1.5kg of pork trotters during his first visit and 3.5kg to 4kg of prawns on another visit, he said.

Mr Kang said the restaurant is "discriminatory" against people who can eat a lot.

"I can eat a lot - is that a fault?" he said, adding that he didn't waste any of the food.

But the restaurant owner told the same reporter that Mr Kang was putting him out of pocket.

digg this
posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 05:15 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Grouchy's Brother: "Nothing says "love is love" quite like bomb threat ..."

vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion: "167 Here ya go Cleanse thine ears youtu.be/6o ..."

Romeo13: "165 It also means you never have to say you're sor ..."

Eromero: "Now babyshark I've never heard. No problemo. ..."

Tonypete: "Thanks a lot. For years Love is a Battlefield was ..."

Eromero: "163 " I want to know what love is. Posted by: Dr. ..."

Wesley Crusher: "[i]Rodents of unusual size and strength. Posted b ..."

Tonypete: "It also means you never have to say you're sorry. ..."

Diogenes: " A many splendored thing. Posted by: Tuna at May ..."

vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion: "" I want to know what love is. Posted by: Dr. Var ..."

Kindltot: ""A bulldog eating mayonnaise" is not the correct ..."

Dr. Varno: "A many splendored thing. Posted by: Tuna at May 2 ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64