Workouts That Do Nothing For You: Isometric Taco Pull

Workout: Isometric Taco Pull

Muscle groups worked: Pecs, forearms, triceps, deltoids.

  1. With feet shoulder width apart, hold a large, hard taco shell out in front of you with the four fingers of each hand inside the shell (thumbs down).
  2. Pull outwards very gently until the taco feels like it is ready to break.
  3. Stop.
  4. Repeat 10 times for a complete set.
  5. Do three sets.
  6. On last rep on the final set, hold the position for 30 minutes or until you feel the burn.

For a change of pace: Substitute a soft taco shell.

To work out additional muscle groups: Use feet and toes instead of hands and fingers to exercise calves and quads.

Comma Practice

exercise: comma practice

Think of the Music We Hear When We Think About Metal

Think of the music we hear when we think about metal while answering the following questions.

  1. What musical arrangements do you hear?
  2. Can you hear a cello?
  3. Can you hear someone climbing a utility pole?
  4. If the music was a building, how far would the building be located from a large body of salt water?
  5. Do you think you would be more likely or less likely to buy a flashlight after listening to this music?
  6. Do you think you would be more likely or less likely to buy equipment and tools used in tree removal after listening to this music?
  7. Using only the music you think you hear when you think about metal as your guide, what is the ideal capacity for a household-use deep fryer?
  8. After listening to this music, would you be more likely or less likely to rely on the testimony of expert witnesses?
  9. How likely is it that listening to this music would affect your views on the use of the death penalty in capital cases?
  10. If this music were used to help promote a Sylvester Stallone action film whose primary marketing tagline was “Not in his movie! Not on his toilet!,” how likely would you be to purchases tickets for this movie when it opened in theatres?

Clarinet Exercises

Clarinet Exercises:

Complete the following exercises using a 19th century antique clarinet protruding from the eye socket of a mortally wounded, though, as yet, undeceased cylops:

  1. circumnavigate the nearest round object
  2. round the farthest square
  3. perform 6 acts of electricity
  4. burn a fedora (slowly)
  5. live in Los Angeles for 6 months, then become a matador


Exercise 3: Guided Imagery

Mantras operate under the same principle as _____________, attempting to create a bridge into __________ functions of the body ________ causing a foam roller ______ to directly increase the flow of nutrient rich ___________ strumming ______________ helping ____ sexy legs.

Negotiation Exercise #1

negotiation exercise

Chapter 1 Exercises and Questions for Discussion

Chapter 1 Exercises

The following exercises are optional, but strongly suggested.

  1. Toss the bag into garbage bag, seal, and put in the outside trash can.
  2. Become familiar with metal-cutting machine tools.
  3. Place a shower cap or plastic bag over your head and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Use the local oscillator frequency in the crystal mixer to make salt-free, no-scale water.
  5. Compare oats, alfalfa, carrots and apples.
  6. Spend time with hand-held puppets of adult crane heads and recordings of crane calls throughout your captive period so you are familiar with these objects once you have escaped.

Chapter 1 Questions for Discussion

Be prepared to talk about the following questions. Answers are optional, but strongly suggested.

  1. How does (or should) one who has been standing for nearly forty years become comfortably seated?
  2. When does the minute history considered viable actually become living – not simply those spells periodically removed?
  3. Who decides not one question but several?
  4. What is also a slang term used for something made wholly or in part from glass or a similar substance, such as a mirror (or looking-glass), a basketball backboard, an hourglass, a telescope (or spyglass), or eyeglasses?
  5. What limps then trips along the sidewalk after a good stampeding?
  6. When does a bird’s nest stop being a home?