Why Guy Ritchie Holds a Special Place in My Heart

Mack is almost frightened to see Guy Ritchie’s new movie, Rocknrolla.

Guy Ritchie has a special spot in the Mack’s heart.

After Mack had a vasectomy (gazing over at my three boys, Mack decided: “My work here is done”), I lay in bed pressing a bag of frozen peas to my aching minerals, watching Snatch over and over again, to try to get my mojo back.

It worked. Mack popped out of bed Monday bigger, faster, smarter, meaner, tougher and sexier than ever. If anything, Mack’s mojo was supersized.

Snatch and its predecessor Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels are the ultimate guy-flicks. Don’t talk to Mack Daddy about Judd Apatow and Seth Rogan: the characters they portray are not men, are never men, they’re just big, fat baby boys. “Arrested Development” indeed: that could be the title of every Judd Apatow movie.

Ritchie’s characters are “lean, fit, serious men” (as he describes them in my dog-eared copy of the Snatch script). They aren’t fooling around. Apart from the odd cameo, there are no women in either movie, if you notice. It’s just men: punching each other, shooting each other, gambling, drinking, hitting each other with baseball bats, insulting each other, stabbing each other, trying to rip each other off and screw each other over, paying for things by peeling bills off of huge toilet-roll wads of cash, talking tough and dressing sharpish.

It’s glorious. They are probably Mack’s two favourite movies– because they’re funny, too. They changed not only the face of British cinema, but also the gangster film, and blew just about every other indie film-maker including Quentin Tarantino out of the water.

Also Mack’s heart goes out to Guy Ritchie for being referred to as “Mr. Madonna.” Mrs. Daddy is a TV news reporter/anchor, one of the “queen bees” of her newsroom, and the summer Mack worked as a writer at her TV station many scurrilous journalists referred to the Mack as “Mr. [Her.]”

Totally unfair: Mack had his own career, numerous (well, two) books under my belt and so on and so forth. But in that world and I suppose in the world in general, Ms. Daddy is much more famous and a bigger cheese.

So far. And yes, of course, Madonna is a much bigger and much more fragrant and aromatic cheese than Guy Ritchie. But ladies and gentlemen: in Mack’s view she is not worthy to fill his inkwells. Sure, she’s written a few catchy tunes, and I guess at this point her psychotic workout frenzy has made her body (which Ritchie has described as “like that of a 22-year-old Olympic athlete”) a work of art in and of itself, but I’m sorry a) she’s a freak b) she blows.

Mack has never understood the enormous popularity of Madonna. She seems horrible: humourless, self-obsessed, angry and just awful. Her music is empty, just so much fluff and nonsense, aimed at her natural audience, little Madonna-wannabe bubble-headed tweenies.

Anyway, enough about her, except one last comment that after meeting her my hero, Guy Ritchie, went into a horrible tailspin, artistically.

It was just shocking: all his fans were waiting for his next film, and he makes…Swept Away.

Mack has not the words to describe his feelings while watching this film. I am such a fan of Guy Ritchie’s I actually went to see it. Here and there you were reminded it was actually a Guy Ritchie film, thanks to some clever visual touches, but otherwise…

Never has a fan, I don’t think, been more crushed by disappointment in his hero. Mack almost broke down and wept into his popcorn. It was a portrait of an artist destroyed, defanged, and emasculated, making a gooey puffball of nothingness. Madonna pranced horribly around on the beach and nothing happened, it was awful.

Mack was so crushed I didn’t even check out Revolver, his next film (and I have Snatch memorized), but everyone was so unanimous about that one there was clearly no point.

But all will be forgiven if Rocknrolla rules.

But the reviews are all over the map! Some say it’s a return to form and maybe even his best film yet; others have called it “his third turkey in a row.”

If the truth is somewhere in between, I’ll live. Perhaps his masterpiece lies yet in the future. He’s abundantly talented in so many areas– pacing, camerawork, and particularly writing: he writes wonderful dialogue and the stage instructions aren’t bad either. The Snatch screenplay has repaid several re-readings for the Mack.

He’s only just forty– just entering his prime.

I know it’s a nasty thing to say, but Mack hopes he does divorce that sex-obsessed, cone-breasted disco-diva freakshow (she eats vegetable soup for breakfast, for God’s sake, she’s so obsessed with her body being a temple: but you can’t outrun time, Madge, your only hope is to try to create some work that lasts).

It’ll be sad for him, of course.

But I guarantee his films will improve.

Abundance is pouring in!!!

We have received everything that we need mundanely for the move to go well!!!
Any doubts, or fears I held have left.
I am confident that all we need will be provided.
The Universe does provide…sometimes in very seemingly strange ways!

Four more sleeps!! I can’t wait.

Also,

I have been asking for awhile that my Mum has all the resources she needs to be in good health. Today I found out she has been given the tools, resources and support she needs so that she can live a healthier, longer, more full filled life!!!

I’m a bit of a wreck at the moment-but it is very good. I am just overcome with gratitude and love.

Brightest Blessings to all!

How to become a GBS Stem Cell Therapy Clinic Network Member

How to become a GBS Stem Cell Therapy Clinic Network Member

a. Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) – GBS begins all of its relationships with the execution of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). The NDA protects the interests of GBS and the prospective Network Member. The successful development of a Contract depends upon effective information-sharing. The NDA ensures that satisfactory confidentiality is maintained.

b. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – The MoU is executed concurrently with the NDA. It serves as formal declaration of intention to develop a Contract. The MoU defines the Intended Result (the Scope) of the proposed Contract, the Timeframe for the development of the Contract and Process Steps that must be completed by each party to actually complete the contracting process.

c. Contract – GBS is not committed to a single partner or Network Member relationship. Each Member-situation will be different and the Terms and Conditions of each Contract will reflect the “win-win” relationship that GBS expects will earmark each Network Member Contract. GBS recognizes that each Contract will be influenced by the nature and scope of the partnership between the parties, it is also understood that the Contract will be influenced by the governmental, legal and regulatory environments in which the Stem Cell Therapy Clinic will operate.

GBS will provide its Network Member hospitals and clinics routine and exceptional updates on stem cell therapy treatment modalities, protocols and guidelines as the dynamic of the industry niche dictate. Where appropriate and/or requested, GBS will provide (in accordance with Terms and Conditions of Contract) training and continuing education to physicians and staff of Network Member hospitals and clinics on the initial and evolving treatment modalities, protocols and guidelines.

As part of its Turnkey and Custom Relationship-Design Process for each Network Member, GBS engages in Pre-Clinic, Clinic Start-up, and Post-Start-up activities with and for the Network Member hospital or clinic. GBS builds the Network Member website, arranges training for physicians and staff as required, recommends equipment and supplies (providing them if required by the Terms and Conditions of Contract, and manages patient logistics. Any patient contacting GBS or one of the Network Members can be assured the highest standards of care and business practices are met.

Reflective of its commitment to providing the highest quality products and services possible to its current and prospective Network Members, GBS will maintain two expert panels. The first is the Clinical Advisory Board (CAB). This Board will be comprised of international clinical experts in the area of Stem Cell Therapy. This CAB will develop and maintain the Clinical Quality and Case Management standards for the GBS Stem Cell Therapy Programs. It will articulate clinical opinions on the current status of modalities, guidelines and protocols and advise GBS and Network Members on the benefits and risks of any evolving services for the client/patient, the Network hospitals and clinics and/or GBS. The CAB stands as the “Medical-face” of GBS. The second standing panel of clinical experts (there will be some cross-over between panels) will be the Medical Review Board (MRB). The MRB will review the Case History and Medical Records of every patient seeking Stem Cell Therapy within the Network. Where appropriate, the MRB will inform the client/patients and the Network Member hospital or clinic of the most appropriate treatments for a particular diagnosis and share their opinion of the potential efficacy of the modality or protocol.

GBS, though its Clinical Advisory Board, its Medical Review Board and the routine activities of GBS staff (including the Stem Cell Advice Centre staff), will monitor the Stem Cell Therapy industry internationally to identify evolving treatment modalities, guidelines, protocols to ensure the opportunities for Network Members to service client/patients are continuously optimized. This will benefit the Network Members and the client/patients. It is the intention of GBS to support Network Members in providing the most advanced array of treatment modalities using accepted guidelines and proven protocols. GBS realizes that what is “acceptable” will change rapidly as clinical outcomes on trials and research dictate. Tracking these dynamic is the corporate responsibility of GBS to its Network Members. When the GBS Clinical Advisory Board and Medical Review Board validate and endorse new modalities, guidelines and protocols, they will be formally presented to Network Members and the requisite orientation, education and training required to implement them will be provided to Network Members.

GBS will support Network Members in continuous follow-up for two to five years (depending upon follow-up requirements) on every client/patient served within the Network. GBS will work closely with the patients’ Primary Care Physician to monitor patient progress and the efficacy of modalities and protocols. All of the data specific to individual and collective service outcomes will be available to Network Member hospitals and clinics.

Unless otherwise established in the uniquely negotiated Terms and Conditions of the Contract as might be negotiated between a prospective Network Member and GBS, client/patients are clients of GBS. Network Member hospitals and clinics actually contract for each patient with GBS. GBS pays a negotiate Fee-for-Service to the Network Member for each patient seen by that Network Member. GBS pays the Network Member for the services rendered to its client upon the completion of the specific treatment modality. GBS handles invoicing and billing of the client/patient. Patients pay GBS one month prior to treatment. GBS pays the Network Member within ten working days of the completion of the treatment. GBS pays Network Members based on their Demand Invoice.

Whenever a GBS client/patient seeks non Stem Cell Therapy service through GBS, before or after the provision of the actual Stem Cell Therapy, GBS will manage the provision of that care through the specific Network Member hospital or clinic already related to that client/patient. In this case, the Network Member hospital or clinic will pay a Referral Fee to GBS, consistent with the Terms and Conditions of Contract. In cases where the Network Member facility cannot provide the non Stem Cell Therapy service requested, the client/patient will be referred to another Network Member facility and the original Network Member facility will be paid a Referral Fee. GBS believes this Referral Fee arrangement contributes to the power and integrity of the Network.

Executive Services – GBS serves its client/patients and its Network Member hospitals and clinics through its trained Personal Care Managers (PCM). These PCMs are assigned both patients and Network Members. They provide a continuous interface between GBS and its Network Members. It is their job to know and meet the needs and expectations of assigned client/patients and Network Members. PCM responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following activities:

a) Visiting client/patients in their country to explain available Stem Cell Therapy options

b) Recommending the best Network Member hospital or clinic considering the client/patient requirements based upon the recommendation of the MRB. The PCM arranges and coordinates the individual patients’ Medical Review Board

c) Arranging travel and other client/patient logistics as might be required to effect the treatment at a specific Network Member facility and

d) If patient requires Expanded Stem Cells, the PCM may organize shipment of cord blood or bone marrow to the appropriate destination

How to lose weight quick

A friend said to me last week “help me lose weight”. Sure I will help you. There are two main things you need to do to lose weight. First you need to have the right way, a method that will work for you, and an action that will help you lose weight. The other thing is to execute the plan. That is where I come in. Having a friend that supports you is important. Imagine if your friend always ask you to go out eating with him/her.

The first thing you need to know is how many calories you need to lose weight. There are a lot of online calculator you can find to calculate this. The calculator will need your weight, height, age, activity level, weight goal and the time you need to lose weight as input and it will show you how much calorie you need to take daily to reach your weight goal. Then you can create a diet menu for your self based on the daily calorie intake recommended by the calculator. There are many diets you can try like Atkins diet. This plan focus on no carbohydrate intake or low carb foods. This will force your body to burn the stored fat.

Here are some other ways to lose weight:

  1. Exercises to lose weight. By doing exercise you will burn calorie. This will help you lose weight fast if you combine it with a diet menu. Exercise will burn your calorie and a diet will limit your intake calorie.
  2. Fasting to lose weight. There are many types of fasting you can do. Some fasting involves drinking nothing but water, restrict food on alternate days, or eating only raw foods. When you are fasting your body will dip into energy stores and use it to keep your body going. This will lose you weight, because no calorie from outside and you are also burning calorie from inside.
  3. Supplements to lose weight. There are diet pills that help you to lose weight fast but I don’t really recommend them because many of them are not good, especially for long term. I prefer natural slimming tea which is safer. The best Chinese sliming tea is Oolong tea and Green tea.
  4. Weight loss surgery. This is a radical ways to reduce weight. Gastric bypass is the most popular weight loss surgery in US because it has less complication than other surgeries. The surgery will make your stomach smaller. The food you eat will not go to some part of your stomach and because of this your body won’t absorb all calories that you eat.
  5. Baby food diet. This diet replace your regular meal for a jar of baby food. It is reported that celebrity like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Cheryl Cole, and Lady Gaga use this diet.
  6. Taking 1 tablespoon of olive oil dailly can help you lose weight. Olive oil can also prevent heart disease by controlling the “bad” cholesterol LDL and raises the “good” cholesterol, HDL.
  7. Zumba is a fun way to lose weight. It’s some kind of dance which is an interval training where you combine high intensity movement with low intensity movement.
  8. Calculate your food calorie by using our nutrition count tool. Change your high carb food to low carb food.

The best way to lose weight

There is actually no best way to lose weight. It all depends on the individual. Some will work best on some people and some will not work at all in another person. You just need to find the best way to lose weight for your body.

Here are some books to help you lose weight:

  1. The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor’s Plan Designed for Rapid Results. The 17 Day Diet is a simple plan that gets big, long-lasting results. The book provides diet with enough options to make it doable. It shows you how to lose weight quickly in order to stay motivated.
  2. The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. It is one of Amazon’s best seller for losing weight book. So no need to say much about this special book.