Rutten MMA wkout - boxing - 2x2m/2x3m rounds
3/24 - Yoga
|Tonkatsu ramen = maybe my favorite Japanese dish.|
|Kids dig me, cause we share the same emotional maturity level.|
|Chocolate beer and Asahi Super Dry. C'mon, you know that's cool.|
|Jr High Graduates. Made of Awesome. Filled with win.|
|Graduation Uber Bento.|
|Bachan rocking her Liberian country cloth.|
|Good people I'm lucky to know.|
|New family TV. Watching kickboxing from Holland, with Japanese commentary, natch.|
|Genki Bachan still taking stairs like a champ.|
|When you start showing signs of sickness, it's easier to just go along with the strange Japanese customs rather than trying to fight it.|
|Obligatory winter uniform for women in Fukuoka - jacket, unreasonably short skirt, boots. Other acceptable and frequently observed substitutions include - short shorts, short skirt with tights and jeans so tight as to not be believed. It's only a small exaggeration to say you can see more skin on the streets of Fukuoka during the winter than on the beach in the summer. Because they avoid the sun, and a tan, like it's the plague. Crazysexycool.|
|Japan is just too delicious sometimes.|
|How could I not love this job? Seriously?|
|I mean, seriously!?!?|
|"You like me. You really like me!"|
TESTOSTERONE NATION | Get the Ball - Page 1: "Procrastination is often used as an excuse not to get started. 'Oh, I'll start dieting for summer soon. But first I really need to research some more and order this book and buy a food scale...'
Bullshit. That guy or gal is just putting things off and rationalizing it with the 'research and planning' excuse. It makes them feel better about their current eating atrocities. It's a comforting self-lie they choose to believe.
...getting started on the plan is the most important task. It may not be a 'perfect' plan executed at the 'perfect' time (and there's never a perfect time) but it can be course-corrected on the fly.
Momentum is created. Things get accomplished. Goals are reached.
...all while the other guy is 'planning.'
When it comes to training and diet, ditch the overly-complex plan."
Videotaping Interrogations - Get it on tape - Los Angeles Times: "I've been a police officer for 25 years, and I never understood why someone would admit to a crime he or she didn't commit. Until I secured a false confession in a murder case."
This Week in Innocence - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine: "Douglas Warney, a person of limited mental capabilities who has been diagnosed with AIDS and AIDS dementia, served nine years in New York State prisons for a murder he did not commit...
If the police are not merely entitled to lie, cheat and steal to get their guy, but encouraged to do so, then there's a perverse logic in the state's argument against Warney's claim. Why blame the cops for manipulating a mentally challenged person into confessing when truth and honesty play no role in their job? They got a man to confess. That's what we pay them to do. That's what the courts tell them to do. Nobody made Warney confess, as the state now argues, provided there's nothing wrong with manipulating the innocent into falsely confessing.
The courts can't have it both ways. It's time to jump off that slippery slope of encouraging law enforcement deceit if they can't embrace the natural outcome."
Though I hadn't seen him in over twenty years, I knew I'd miss him forever - WWdN: In Exile: "We made Stand By Me twenty-five years ago. To commemorate the anniversary, a special blu-ray disc has been produced. Among the obligatory special features is a feature-length commentary that Rob Reiner, Corey, and I did together while watching the movie a couple months ago. On that day, I was apprehensive: what would they think of me? Would our memories match up? Would the commentary be entertaining and informative? …who would be the first to talk about River, and how would we all react..."
"...a young US soldier, grins at the camera, his hand holding up the head of the dead and bloodied youth he and his colleagues have just killed in an act military prosecutors say was premeditated murder.
Moments before the picture was taken in January last year, the unsuspecting victim had been waved over by a group of US soldiers who had driven to his village in Kandahar province in one of their armoured Stryker tanks.
According to testimony collected by Der Spiegel magazine the boy had, as a matter of routine, lifted up his shirt to reveal that he was not hiding a suicide bomb vest.
That was the moment Morlock, according to a pre-arranged plan, threw a grenade at the boy that exploded while other members of the rogue group who called themselves the 'kill team' opened fire.
They would later tell military investigators that the boy, a farmer's son, had threatened them with the grenade..."
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a United States non-profit organization created in 1986 to protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers covering legal expenses."
"You need to figure out what the fuck you really wanna do and realize that you're only here for "X" amount of years. So the more time you spend not moving in the direction of your actual interests, the more you're gonna fucking hate yourself. You're gonna be depressed. It's just natural. But they don't say that. They just give you some fucking pills." - Joe Rogan