Friday, August 27, 2010


30m heavy bag/boxing/3m rounds
10m reflex bag
10m speed bag
5m footwork

Giant Set - pullups/chinups/pulldowns/std rows/db snatch/bench/db press/laterals/smith machine sq/leg x/leg curls/situps/back x/shrugs/farmer's walk finisher

"...your knockers could save the US $13 billion a year in health care costs? Whip 'em out."

Funny, yet true. Via's what your tits are for | Hunter-Gatherer

LOL - "For some reason, a guy telling a girl she has nice hooters is baaaad..."

"Nice white wine.  Dick."

The original, for reference.

Via Joe Rogan/Patton Oswalt on Twitter.

"...problem here isn’t corporate power; it’s government power. Without government, corporate power is pretty limited."

Cops, guns drawn, raid organic co-op grocery store over raw milk. Insanity.

Via Fat Head - Raw Milk Gets Another Raw Deal, video at the link.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"We're a broken people living under loaded gun..." - LP doing something a little different.

Diggin' it. Be interesting to hear the rest of the CD.

Ah, I understand now - "Constitution of the Frightened States of America."


Inspiration/Motivation -these guys are phenomenal.

Via Blog

30m light shadowboxing/2m rounds
30m heavy bag thai boxing/2m rounds
5m speed bag
30m thai shadowboxing/2m rounds
25m treadmill
Neck nods/rotations

20m shadowboxing/2m rounds
30m heavy bag/boxing/2m rounds
100 round kicks/50 push kicks each leg
2 rounds thai shadowboxing/2m rounds
10m speed bag

GUTS - PU16/SU30/HS50/SU18/PU11/MILO 20-15
30m shadowboxing/3m rounds

30m shadowboxing/2m rounds
Jump rope 5x100 turns
Ftwork 1x3m round

GUTS - PU12/SU20/HS35/SU13/PU10/MILO 20-15

30m shadowboxing/2m rounds
GUTS - PU12/SU18/HS31/SU18/PU10/MILO 20-15

30m shadowboxing/3m rounds
Jump rope 500 turns

Everything's better with bacon.

Satisfying cravings before Liberia.

Bacon wrapped scallops are awesome.  [I'm still dying to try bacon wrapped oysters, which I first read about years ago in the W.E.B Griffin Corps novels.  Apparently they used to be appetizer staples... alas, now not so much.]

And yes, bacon chocolate.  Not bad, and when you got that hit of bacon/salt w/chocolate, awesome.  But ultimately suffered from, you guessed it, not enough bacon.

Lunchin' awesomeness.

Aasif Mandvi knocks this one out the box; plus one guy he interviews is a former Marine/Academy grad.

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"I like the way it hurts..."

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

" an evangelist, the definition of “closed-minded” is “does not agree with me.”"

Awesome quote, made of win, filled with victory. Talking about dietary evangelism in the post, but of course applies just as easily to religion/politics.

Fat Head - To The Vegetarian Evangelists …:
"That’s because to an evangelist, the definition of “closed-minded” is “does not agree with me.” The truth is, I’m being polite. Even though I believe your religion is based on a mixture of emotions and faulty reasoning, I don’t show up on your doorstep and try to talk you out of it.”"

Cee-Lo's "F**K YOU" = genius, way funny.

Monday, August 23, 2010

I love Leverage.

Leverage is just great TV.
Eliot: Why are you sending second rate thugs to try and kill me?
Thug: Hmmmm? (looks sad).
Eliot: If I am not honest with you, you will never improve.

“You’re precisely why I work alone.” –Eliot Spencer

Alec Hardison: [just lost Rock-Paper-Scissors] How did you know?
Eliot Spencer: You have a tell.
Alec Hardison: I have a tell? In Rock-Paper-Scissors, I have a tell?

Nathan Ford: Did you just kill a guy with an appetizer?
Eliot Spencer: I dunno. Maybe.

"I once saw a horse kill a clown." - Parker

Hardison: Age of the geek baby, stay strong

“I’m sorry, are we still unclear? I’m a functioning alcoholic. Trick is to not get hung up on the ‘alcoholic,’ and really celebrate the ‘functioning’ part of the sentence.” –Nate Ford

"My name is Nathan Ford and I am a thief!" - The Maltese Falcon Job

Eliot: That's the different between a real soldier and this Halloween outfit you have going on. You'd kill to protect your rights. A real soldier would die to protect someone else's.

Nate: You're going to go toe to toe with these guys without a plan?
Hardison: Oh we have a plan, it's called C.W.A.
Eliot: Can of Whoop Ass.

Sophie [pointing at drink]: So how's that going for you?
Nate: Thanks for asking. Good, what I realized is that I tried being a drunk honest man, a sober thief. So I am going to try being a drunk thief. Try that for a little while.

The LXD is just bad.

Bad in the colloquial awesome sense, that is.
Ep 1

Max likes him some warm laundry.

Mission Accomplished - The KFC Double Down.

When I first red about it months ago in Japan, I knew I had to have one when I got back. First, because nanny-state nincompoops were decrying it as the food apocalypse, and two, a bunless sandwich w/chicken, cheese & bacon = MASSIVE WIN.

And also, if you actually look at the FACTS, it's not all that bad for you/better than other fast food. To wit: Fat Head - I Doubled Down And Lived To Tell:
"KFC has added the Double Down to its online nutrition menu, so I looked it up...
Calories: 540
Fat: 32
Saturated Fat: 10
Protein: 53
Carbohydrate: 11

Hmmm … seems to me we’re looking at a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate meal without too many calories. Compared to a lot of other fast-food offerings out there, it’s actually a pretty good choice. Here’s the nutrition info for a Quarter Pounder With Cheese, for example:
Calories: 510
Fat: 26
Saturated Fat: 12
Protein: 29
Carbohydrate: 40

The Double Down provides a bit more fat, a lot more protein, and barely one-quarter of the carbohydrates. So this is the sandwich that proves KFC wants us all dead? You’ve got to be kidding me. I think it just proves KFC wants us feeling satisfied."

NC Visit - "My home is not a place, it is people." - Lois McMaster Bujold

Rental car goodness.

Things have changed.  Electronic ignition...

...and shifting, but w/o a clutch.  We'll not talk about how long I drove around in 1st gear before I cracked that code.

Attorneys *and* Fast Tan.  Keep it classy J'ville.


All roads lead to Africa these days...

Old friends...

“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me... I'm in a Mustang."

Fine Family Dining...

A visit w/the boys demands, DEMANDS, Japanese cuisine. I screwed it all up when they asked "sushi bar or grill?" and I responded 'teppanyaki' w/o thinking. I think I confused the poor Chinese hostess.

Tasty, tasty Asahi.

That's a long electronic leash, right there.

Some would argue that a law enforcement officer texting while driving w/his knee sets a poor example. Some would argue that :)

From White Oak High School to White Oak Cinemas. Synchronicity, that.

“Hello, ladies, look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me... I'm on a couch." Bonus points for the unintentional Playgirl pose. And the cats.

10AM beer. What?


The two hardest dudes who ever shared a cheesecake dessert.

First, visualize your ex. Then...

Johnny prepares to deliver the Buddha's Palm to an unsuspecting Jr. Let's see what happens...

Having not even touched a weapon in 4-5 years, not too shabby. Only pulled one out of the black [head shots were mine.]

NC has the kindest graffiti, apparently.

Getting ready for the 1st year of college. Made of Win.

Parental units.

Totally bad for me. But there's no Bojangles in Liberia.

Mom's two plates at once at the buffet. [That's right mom, now the whole world can see.]
Peewee is always watching.

Doug Stanhope spiral - cleaning my psychological palate.

"That's why they have to pump it into your head when you're still little...  and then they cork it in there with a whole bunch of fear...

...but the Bible was written before Beastie Boys was around, so it's open to interpretation.

...If you really believe that death leads to eternal bliss then why are you wearing a seatbelt?"

"You're born absolutely free... and any government just fucks you out of that type of freedom...

You need to keep your tray in the upright and locked position during takeoff.  That's not just a hack premise, it's a felony.  And cunty the hero skycop can throw you off the plane as a terrorist...

...and ladies and gentlemen if you get sick of it all at the end of the day, not even legal to kill yourself in this country. Thanks again John Ashcroft you weird bible addict, can't even handle your own drug. You were born free, you got fucked out of half of it, and you wave a flag celebrating it."

"A vice cop's only job is to fuck up the party."

Disruptive Durden - inspirationally innappropriate.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

People are never only one thing. But often they are only one thing at a time.

See also; labels, assumptions, objectifying, subjectivity.

"What are the Dr. Dre rules of your crew?"

Unbelievably, some have not seen this.

Awesome wkout HL by 50+ folks. Bonus points for the USMC cadence soundtrack.


"The point is I was wrong and [Charlton] Heston was right. And if you replace NRA with Muslim community and 2nd Amendment with 1st Amendment, he's still right." - Jon Stewart.

Via Jon Stewart on Protecting Our Rights After a Tragedy | The Agitator
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Extremist Makeover - Homeland Edition

“There is a difference, Jon, between what you can do and what you should do. You can build a Catholic Church next to a playground. Should you?”

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"It is no consolation to know that the victims were riddled with bullets in accordance with military protocol."

Americans should know the reality of those things done, supposedly, on their behalf, around the world. They should know the actions taken in their name and truth of what we ask our military to bear. But it'll never happen because, you know, an informed electorate might disagree with decisions of the elected.  And it makes for bad PR.

Bradley Manning's guilt — and ours - The Week:
"This idea – that Manning and WikiLeaks have imperiled Afghani informants or American troops– is now the leading charge against them. “We know for a fact that people will likely be killed because of this information being disclosed," Rep. Rogers said.

Rogers did not provide evidence for his “fact,” but one fact beyond dispute in our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is this: they have killed people by the thousands. In fact, the two wars combined have produced well more than 100,000 corpses. If putting people in harm's way is a damning criticism of Manning, then what are we to make of those who have cheered on, voted for, and managed America's wars? Is all this killing justified or not? Is there a legitimate aim that will somehow redeem all this death? These questions are the backdrop against which we judge the deeds of Bradley Manning and the efforts of WikiLeaks.

The bloody events portrayed in the WikiLeaks' “Collateral Murder” video seem gratuitously malign. It is no consolation to know that the victims were riddled with bullets in accordance with military protocol...

...Private Manning and WikiLeaks have also created the possibility that millions of Americans will now come face to face with the same ugly truths that led Manning to conclude that he had obligations to humanity weightier than an oath to the state. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have left Americans with blood on our hands, and on our wallets -- a truth most of us prefer to avoid. Unfiltered facts and uncensored video about what has been done on our behalf, on our dime, are “dangerous” precisely because they lead to mortifying moral clarity when it is face-saving obfuscation that we crave. Secrets sold by a grasping turncoat would not threaten America's wars. It is Manning's idealistic exercise of conscience, and the faint possibility that we are as good as he thinks we are, that has agitated the lords of war."

The classic Westside Genki Sudo highlight. I never get tired of this one. He's a bad, bad dude.

Via We Are All One

Man, can't even make fun of capoeira anymore.

Bloody Elbow Judo Chop: Anthony Pettis Unleashes the ABatido on Shane Roller at WEC 50 - Bloody Elbow:
"...the first of two capoeira kicks that Pettis threw late in the first round. The second one is captured in Tracy Lee's spectacular photograph..."

Older capoeira KO.  Just goes to show, it can be the art, but it's more often the practitioner.

Japan used to be cooler, too.

America used to be cooler.

Via 1960s toy gun commercial - Boing Boing

Personally, I think that's genius.