Friday, August 21, 2015

Let’s “Just Ask Jack”

Dear Jack,

Which will make me gain more weight, eating a pound of butter or a pound of feathers?

This is a conundrum! I’m having trouble testing this because my wife Anita once asked me if we could get a kitchen scale, and I replied “Why the hell would I want to know how much our kitchen weighs?!?” I’ll have to do more research and get back to you.

Dear J-Diddy,

I see a lot of talk about this Paleo diet, but no one talks about just how fat Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble are. What gives?

One of the great things about living in our times is the fact that you get hop on Google and get answers to the most ridiculous questions imaginable. Through a simple search, I quickly discovered Fred Flintsone’s probable height/weight (5'7", 225 pounds), plus encountered an article on Scientific American about the real-world physics of our caveman hero stopping his foot-powered car (it’s all about coefficient of friction—a ratio of the force friction provides and the weight pressing down on a surface and… oh, just read all about it right here.
Dear Jack-in-the-Box,

You seem to have a lot of different dogs at your house. Why for?

The answer to that question is simple: we foster dogs for a local rescue group because I believe that each of us in this world has a sacred obligation to do whatever my wife tells me to do.

Got a question? 
Just ask Jack at 
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  1. Dear Jack,

    I don't have a question. However, I just want you to know that you are awesome! Thank you for always making me smile!



  2. You look great! And so do your puppies!



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