Saturday, January 21, 2012


1/21 - Conditioning Circuits - 2x1m rounds chins, hyperx, pushups, sledgehammer swings - 2x2m rounds boxing pad combos, defense/wall drills - [post conditioning] wrist control/arm drag drills
1/20 - tricep kickbacks 6x6, bent over row 6x6, wrist curls 3x15 - 12m footwork drills - relaxed stretching

Using training to fight multiple sclerosis = Awesome - - Body Transformation - Managing The Monster: Active Living With MS:

Thursday, January 19, 2012


1/19 - AM - dips 6x6, db lateral swings 6x6, superset drag curls/incline curls 4x8, 12m footwork/defense
PM - PruFit - 9 exercise bodyweight circuit - towel chinup finisher x2
1/18 - AM - goblet squat 3x20, calf raise 6x20 - 3x2m rounds shadowboxing, 3x2m rounds heavy bag, Bas Rutten MMA Workout/Thai Boxing
PM - MMA Circuit Training - kicking drills/thai pads & partner leg raises - touch sparring, jump rope, sandbag shoulder press/lunge
1/17 - tricep/band pulldown 6x6, lat pulldown 6x6, rv curl 4x15, 12m rebounder, GTG ring dips, pullups, grip compressions

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wil Wheaton breaks down SOPA & PIPA - talks sense, speaks wise. All straight, no chaser, no nonsense.

Truth bombs, everywhere.  Much more at the link.

Today the US Senate is considering legislation that would destroy the free and open Internet:
“Why is it that when Republicans and Democrats need to solve the budget and the deficit, there’s deadlock, but when Hollywood lobbyists pay them $94 million dollars to write legislation, people from both sides of the aisle line up to co-sponsor it?” --Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian on CNBC.

"I put this on my Tumblr thing earlier today, but I'm reposting it here, because it's important to me.

'....The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has looked at tomorrow’s “Internet blackout” in opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—and it sees only a “gimmick,” a “stunt,” “hyperbole,” “a dangerous and troubling development,” an “irresponsible response,” and an “abuse of power.” “Wikipedia, reddit, and others are going dark to protest the legislation, while sites like Scribd and Google will also protest. In response, MPAA chief Chris Dodd wheeled out the big guns and started firing the rhetoric machine-gun style. “Only days after the White House and chief sponsors of the legislation responded to the major concern expressed by opponents and then called for all parties to work cooperatively together, some technology business interests are resorting to stunts that punish their users or turn them into their corporate pawns, rather than coming to the table to find solutions to a problem that all now seem to agree is very real and damaging.”

Can I interrupt for a moment? Thanks. When you complain that opponents didn’t “come to the table to find solutions”, do you mean that we didn’t give NINETY-FOUR MILLION DOLLARS to congress like the MPAA? Or do you mean that we didn’t come to the one hearing that Lamar Smith held, where opponents of SOPA were refused an opportunity to comment? Help me out, here, Chris Dodd, because I’m really trying hard to understand you.

“It is our hope that the White House and the Congress will call on those who intend to stage this “blackout” to stop the hyperbole and PR stunts and engage in meaningful efforts to combat piracy.”

Riiiiiiight. Protesting to raise awareness of terrible legislation that will destroy the free and open Internet is an abuse of power, but buying NINETY-FOUR MILLION DOLLARS worth of congressional votes is just fine.

...I am 100% opposed to SOPA and PIPA, even though I'm one of the artists they were allegedly written to protect. I've probably lost a few hundred dollars in my life to what the MPAA and RIAA define as piracy, and that sucks, but that doesn't come close to how much money I've lost from a certain studio's creative accounting. The RIAA and MPAA are, again, on the wrong side of history. Attempting to tear apart one of the single greatest communications achievements in human history in a misguided attempt to cling to an outdated business model instead of adapting to the changing world is a fucking crime. A free and open Internet is as important to me as the bill of rights. I don't want the government of one country -- especially the corporate-controlled United States government -- to exert unilateral control over the Internet for any reason, especially not because media corporations want to buy legislation that won't do anything to actually stop online piracy, but will expand the American police state, and destroy the Internet as we know it. Please contact your Senators and US Representatives, and tell them to vote NO on SOPA and ProtectIP. The future of the Internet -- and the present we take for granted -- depend on it."

A God & Jesus I can get behind.

In cartoon form, of course.
And lest you think that last bit about marijuana fighting cancer is so much hippie bullshit, allow me to help educate your tragically narrow world view:   

In the immortal words of the late, great Bill Hicks:
"Pot, right. Why is marijuana against the law? It grows naturally upon our planet. Doesn't the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit... paranoid? You know what I mean? It's nature. How do you make nature against the fucking law? It grows everywhere. Serves a thousand different functions, all of them positive. To make marijuana against the law is like saying God made a mistake. You know what I mean, it's like God on the seventh day looked down on his creation: "There it is, my creation, perfect and holy in all ways. Now, I can rest." [Mimes God looking around - spotting pot] "Oh my me." "I left fucking pot everywhere." "I should never have smoked that joint on the third day ..shit." "That was the day I created possums. Haha. Still gives me a chuckle." "If I leave pot everywhere that's gonna to give humans the impression they're supposed to... 'use' it." "(sigh) Now I have to create Republicans." And God wept. I believe is the next verse. You know what I mean? I believe that God left certain drugs growing naturally upon our planet to help speed up and facilitate our evolution. Okay, not the most popular idea ever expressed...  Do you think magic mushrooms growing atop cow shit was an accident? Where do you think the phrase, 'that's good shit' came from? Why do you think Hindus think cows are holy? Holy shit!  That's God little accelerator pad for our evolution."

Ricky Gervais hits two birds w/one stone.

The Bieber and God, all in one mighty blow.

Worth noting, "stressed at work" or not.

Because what would I know about this "work stress" they speak about?

Politics in the USA - bought, paid for, and broken.

You'd think things like this wouldn't surprise me anymore... and yet, still.

[Click to embiggen, if you can't quite make out exactly who bought and paid for our last couple Presidents, and the current leading "challenger.]

Dispelling more "War on" [some] "Drugs" [users] bullshit.


Cancel the War and Fix the Wounded - Reason Magazine:
"...The reason you can’t buy narcotics over the counter, then, seems to have just as much to do with other people’s desire that you maximize your economic output as with their concern for your continued well-being by itself. Put another way, a big chunk of the concern about drug abuse arises not from altruistic paternalism (it’s for your own good) but from selfish paternalism (it’s for everyone else’s).

The third interesting thing is that even though the rationale for both forms of prohibition is essentially the same, and even though the costs of alcohol abuse are higher than those of drug abuse (true, the gap might shrink if drugs were decriminalized), America no longer forbids drinking. We tried that, for 13 years, and it didn’t work. It was, in fact, a disaster.

So the country switched from paternalism to altruism, in the genuine sense. We allow people to pursue their own good as they define it—not as someone else defines it for them. Society lets people drink as much as they want, so long as they don’t endanger others. Even if that means some of them don’t always come out of the chute at 110 miles an hour on Monday morning.

And it works. Most people don’t overindulge. Some do. Some of those develop a drinking problem. And when someone with a drinking problem needs help, we provide it.

So why not try the same approach with other drugs—starting with marijuana? After all: If prohibition reduced drug consumption, then the U.S. could have declared victory long ago. From 2002 to 2009, national drug-control funding rose 39 percent. Drug arrests exceeded 1 million a year—roughly half of those for pot, of which 9 in 10 busts were for simple possession. Yet the rate of illicit drug use rose—from 8.3 percent to 8.7 percent. Some victory."

Monday, January 16, 2012


1/16 - wg neck press 6x6, lateral raises 6x6, drag curl/incline curl superset 4x8, 12m rebounder
1/15 - P90X X Stretch
1/14 - MMA Conditioning Circuit - sledgehammer swings, elastic band punch-outs, seated med ball twists, pad work
1/13 - bent over rows 3x8, tricep kick backs 3x8, rv curl 3x12, rebounder 10m
1/12 - AM - dl 3x8, incline press 3x8, db side swings 3x6, drag curl 3x8, rebounder x10m - PM - PruFit circuit x3 [sprints, getups, star jumps, sledgehammer swings]

"Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to... grandiose delusion" - the essential RAW quote.

RAW quote: a grandiose delusion - Boing Boing:
"“Belief in the traditional sense, or certitude, or dogma, amounts to the grandiose delusion, 'My current model' -- or grid, or map, or reality-tunnel -- 'contains the whole universe and will never need to be revised.' In terms of the history of science and knowledge in general, this appears absurd and arrogant to me, and I am perpetually astonished that so many people still manage to live with such a medieval attitude.” - Robert Anton Wilson

"I want to believe public officials, but there’s just too much consistent evidence that they lie about everything."

As Wil Wheaton goes, so goes the nation.
WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR, No Surprise. Oakland Police Chief Lied to Discredit Occupy Oakland.:
"When Jordan received an update that crime was actually down 19 percent in the last week of October, he wrote an email to one of Mayor Jean Quan’s advisers. “Not sure how you want to share this good news,” he wrote. “It may be counter to our statement that the Occupy movement is negatively impacting crime in Oakland.”
...This is why I never take any public statement from any police force at face value. I want to believe public officials, but there’s just too much consistent evidence that they lie about everything."

Asked and answered.

Cooking/Food Log.

Made a couple big batches of food last Sunday and ate out of those throughout the week, so not much variety.  For my free/cheat/carb up day I ate my bodyweight in pizza and drank at least as much in beer and mead.  The Mrs made a bunch of food last weekend as well and was eating her own leftovers most of the week, necessitating no cooking or meal prep on her behalf.