Everything becomes fun

Even moving your body is fun. Going for a walk. Just having any occasion to do stuff becomes satisfying on its own. So weird.

When you play videogames all the time and watch porn, all you wanna do is to sit sedentary on your computer screen.

Instead, just going for a walk for no reason outside becomes fun. I guess that’s why dancing is fun for some people in the first place. Because moving your body, especially if you do it well, is fun. It was always fun. We just lost that fun.

The fun of taking care of your friends.

The fun of taking care of plants and animals.

The fun of listening to music. Playing music. The fun of singing.

The fun of sharing with others, loving others, talking to others.

The fun of engaging with others. The fun of listening to others.

The fun of healing others. The fun of teaching others.

The joy of eating a meal, cooking a meal, preparing a meal. The joy of tasting a healthy meal. The joy of tasting a fruit. The joy of tasting a vegetable. The joy of tasting in general.

The joy of learning. The joy of … just 10,000 other things. The fun of meeting old friends. The fun of making new friends.

The fun of reading. The fun of writing. The fun of living. The joy of life.

You recover it all when we realize the truth. It was all shrouded in mystery. But the truth was …

We were always meant to be joyful. But we lose it in the world.

We could always be this joyful. But we made choices. I made choices to lose it on worldly pleasures. So I lost touch with who I was, who I was meant to be, what I was supposed to do. How I was supposed to live.

Broccoli tastes sweet after fasting, on Keto diet

Once your sugar sensitivity comes back to your palate, after extensive fasting or keto diet, baked broccoli tastes sweet with just salt and pepper … amazing.

The whole act of eating becomes really satisfying after fasting in general but added with the taste recovery, I can eat broccoli more than I ever ate them. I used to hate broccoli.

So the whole fuss was because I had lost control of my own appetite and my own palate so I had begun to lose out on the true subtle taste of real veggies, real fruits, etc.

Even the granny apple the sour green ones tasted amazing today, I used to hate those and avoid those at all costs … it was my first real fruit after the 10-day fast.

So the whole focus should have been NOT messing up my palate now with smothering it with unhealthy things like doughnuts, candy, etc, cookies, cakes … that everybody else eats ….

Extended fasting makes me different every time

Filled with ideas and motivation for action. Trying new things. More intellectual curiosity. More joy in life. Wanting to move. Appreciation for music and sound. I see things and understand more clearly. I process things at like 1.5x usual speed … I move slower though because my muscle strength is not completely back but my mind is super active. Calm and active, not busy.

I can taste the subtlest sweetness in asparagus, broccoli, tomatoes … I ate a whole tomato like a fruit yesterday.

so strange. The next 30 days, I’m just going to do keto diet and not water fasting but I hope some of those ketosis brain benefits continue. I hope I don’t ruin it this time. All thanks be to God.

The Future of Comedy with possibilities to incorporate AI or Machine Learning

In the future, can AI be used to create or understand laughter? Can it be an impartial, objective entity to judge a joke’s value? Theoretically speaking, this is possible now through machine learning.

In simpler terms, we could start training a machine learning model that will get fed all the jokes told by past comedians that we know to be “great”. Ultimately, we could devise an AI that learns how to laugh at good jokes or understand bad jokes … or even attempt to creates jokes … kinda like Eve from Wall-E who understands humor.

Two types of input data:

  • First is joke textual data, meaning jokes written out in plain text.
  • Second is auditory or video data, meaning jokes told to an audience and analyzed through audio recordings or video recordings.

(Another possible input data type is number of recommendations from other proven, successful comedians. Kinda like Google’s “Backlink” mechanism that adds validity to a website based on how many links it’s getting from other websites, those recommendations will add validity to the fact that something is a good joke, although I put this as just an option because any human element in this algorithm has the chance of being manipulated through favoritism or nepotism)

So in simple terms, we could start training a machine learning model that will get fed all the jokes told by past comedians that we know to be “great”. We need to write these out in plain text, word for word.

Once we do that, we have an AI that can see a sentence in text form and try to deduce if it looks like a good joke or not, hopefully with 80-90%+ accuracy. We could potentially add other labels on the joke like “outdated” meaning it could have been a good joke that worked in Pryor’s time but likely won’t work today. Or labels like “potentially offensive toward LGBTQ” or “potentially offensive toward Latinos”. This would be possible through a well-trained model … theoretically. And then once we feed in YOUR joke, it will run its trained algorithm and say “Hmm, this joke is potentially offensive toward that race with about 30% chance but could be very funny with about 85% accuracy.”

Also, jokes are not just textual words. So audio analysis or video analysis will help immensely with this machine learning model. But since video files are so large in size, it would be difficult to try to add video in from the beginning. So we could stick to audio recordings to start.

Based on laughter feedback from audiences captured inside the audio recordings, especially at real shows, once we feed that into the machine learning model, it will get good feedback that “okay, so that joke is funny,” but also “okay, if you tell that joke in this manner, it doesn’t work that well but if you add intonation and say this part louder, then this joke is funny.” An audio data expert/engineer would be able to help us determine what is actually possible to calculate through audio data or not. At the least, after feeding this ML model like 5,000 to 10,000+ audio recordings, we would be able to deduce the general formula, the general sound pattern of what a joke sounds like. So at least this model will know, “oh, man, that sounds like a great joke.”

Theoretically, after this AI is fairly accurate and complete, the next possible sophistication could be to do take in the entire “set” of a comedian’s act. Instead of judging comedians by individual jokes alone, how did he/she arrange the jokes? What was the overall reception at the end of this set? Does this person’s set model a great comedian’s set arc/set order pattern? So Jane could have told 1. A+ joke 2. C- Joke 3. B joke, and instead of just totaling up those jokes and averaging them out, and saying Jane is kind of a B-level comedian, you could feed the ML entire sets like 100 of recordings to help it determine “okay, well Jane did badly that night but overall speaking with 95% accuracy, Jane is an A-level comedian.”


One easy MVP (minimal viable product) of this idea could be a “Funny or Not” app. Basically akin to the app “Hotdog or Not Hot Dog” invented by the character Jian Yang played by Jimmy Yang on Silicon Valley, At the very least, it could offer guidance to beginner comics that a joke you are trying to do is unnecessarily long, or racist, or problematic, or unclear, or too derivative of some other joke in the past.

Fasting realizations

Extended fasting is helping me yet again to cleanse my mind and look at different parts of myself. Last time, it was inspiring me to move to LA and pursue comedy once again which turned out to be literally the best decision in my life. This time, I think it’s telling me something a little different. 

Lust and Gluttony are two aspects of an overactive animalistic human brain stemming from our evolutionary ancestors. If we let that part of our brain take hold of us, it becomes so big to the point where all you wanna do is focus on porn, sex and food … just like gorillas in the zoo who were fed white bread by their zookeepers and all they wanna do afterwards is to masturbate and mate, and for sure, end up dying early. Reproduction is a very taxing activity for both the male and the female.

I wouldn’t be surprised if there were manipulative devils all over the world. Those who flaunt their sex appeal for attention and money on social media are essentially doing the devil’s work. As well as men like Jeffrey Epstein who sell little girls for the pleasure of old men with money . They are devil incarnate. Not just sexual lust but people who prey on the brain’s certain animalistic urges and aggravate them in order to … make profit or take advantage of other human beings. Essentially food marketing/advertising/commercials of McDonald’s or Popeyes seek to do that on TV by highlighting how good their item is and how good it will taste. Fitness programs and health products advertising do the same by trying to convince you to eat a particular vitamin or superfood. They try to convince you that they can make you fitter, sexier, stronger, smarter or more attractive. But that burger is never as good once you finish eating it. And that superfood doesn’t really make you smarter or fitter overnight.

Vanity, Gluttony, Pride, Sloth, Lust … these are the sin triggers that devils use to manipulate humans into their snare. The ways that angels use to win people over are love, humility, selflessness, joy, patience, kindness, discipline, compassion, forgiveness, temperance, diligence and modesty … which persevere over darkness every time.

I see different aspects of goodness and evil present in people closest to me, which is sometimes painful to see. You would want your best friend and family members to only embody the good qualities, but that’s the opposite of truth. 

My message for today is we must not let other people from discouraging us or even rub off on us while we are trying to better ourselves. It is easier said than done. Some people’s influence on you can be extremely positive and beneficial, while some people (and to be honest, most people) can influence you in extremely discouraging and negative ways. My entire life, I was confused about this, whom to let inside my mind and my heart, and whom to protect myself against them. It was way too open and vulnerable. But now I think it’s becoming clearer and clearer, that despite the love I have for both my family and friends, I must be the most receptive to the energy I receive from God, and protect myself from everything else.