Saturday, October 11, 2014

"...fairness isn't an objective feature of the universe."

Scott Adams Blog: Fairness Again 10/26/2011: "It's a concept that was invented so children and idiots can participate in arguments. "

Shakespearean romance in the 21st century.  that Mitchell and Webb look - how to impress a woman

How this doesn't qualify as child abuse continues to confound me.  But if you click over the story has a happy ending.  heather hogan, Happy National Coming Out Day!: "I grew up in rural Georgia in the ’80s, and if you’re thinking that sounds an awful lot like Footloose, you’d be correct. For Halloween, instead of haunted houses, the bigger churches would do these things called Judgement Houses, which were basically guided tours of Hell. After walking through various scenarios—teenagers drinking alcohol in the kitchen, teenagers having premarital sex in the living room, teenagers talking about homosexuality in a bedroom upstairs—Judgement House peaked by stuffing all of the kids in your group in a tiny, dark bathroom with the heat turned up to like 120 degrees, demons calling out your name with one of those voice modifier megaphones. “Heather Hogan has impure thoughts! Send her to me! I am Satan!” And then you had the chance to go into an air conditioned room and repent and accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. I accepted him every Halloween for ten years (which was always a little weird since once you got Jesus in your heart, he was supposed to stay in there forever). "

Feminism always loses me somewhere in the middle of the second wave...  Sex-Shaming: The Feminist Weapon of Choice to Silence Dissenters on Affirmative Consent - Hit & Run : "Accusing women of enjoying rape was something that men used to do to justify raping them. Now, apparently, it's a club feminists use to clobber other feminists who disagree with them."

Easier said than done, but still.  Via Dedroidify: Out of nowhere:

Friday, October 10, 2014

"You keep waiting for the dust to settle..."

"...and then you realize this is it; the dust is your life going on." - Kitty Pryde/Joss Whedon

Tag Team Reader Mailbag: "Why don’t you drink alcohol?  Are you religious?  God does not exist.  Drink alcohol.  Family history of alcohol abuse?  They abused it for a reason: it’s awesome.  Drink alcohol.  Afraid of damaging your organs and blunting your wits?  A healthy liver and the ability to recall who played The Beastmaster are no reasons to go through life miserable."

Forced anal probes.  Because America is Freedom.  More drug war anal probes, this time in Tennessee - The Washington Post: "Last year we learned of three incidents in New Mexico in which motorists pulled over for moving violations were subjected to forced anal cavity searches, x-rays and even colonoscopies because police suspected they were hiding drugs in their bodies.  I pointed out in January that the practice has also been used in Texas, Illinois, Florida and Kansas. It looks like Oak Ridge, Tenn., has been doing it, too."

This is excellent.  You should definitely click over to read the whole thing.  ZEN PENCILS » 162. SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education:


Training - "Do not lower..."

10/10 - pushups/chins, bw rows, db curls/band pushdowns, conc curls/ovh xt Blog: "As a kid, I grew up watching Walter Payton dominate the National Football League. He was an absolute beast on the field. I would always imitate him when I played tackle football with my friends. To no surprise, Walter Payton was also known for his hard work off the field. He is one of my early sources of inspiration for hill sprints. Walter Payton ran hills, so I wanted to run hills."

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Training - "Your situation doesn't need to change..."

10/9 - squats, front squats, split squats, hip xt, leg xt, calf raise 

Tony Horton: "Val has two kids and a full time job, yet she made the commitment to change and lost 25lbs with P90 ‪#‎ItsYourTurn‬. ‪#‎P90‬.

"Ok, so here it goes. It is taking A LOT of courage and swallowing of pride to post these pictures - I'm so embarrassed, but I keep telling myself that it's not who I am anymore! I hope that it inspires someone, anyone...even if it's just ONE person - to take the leap. Then it will be worth it to me. I am a Mom of 2 awesome, and beautiful kiddos. I work full time. On the left, I was full of WHATEVER excuses I could think of. On the RIGHT is the result of me pushing all those excuses out of my head, and taking charge of my own health. I've lost weight before...up/down and back UP again. But NEVER again. With ‪#‎P90‬ I have achieved results that I thought were unattainable for me! In 90 days, about 30-45 minutes of exercise a day along with a clean and healthy diet, I lost 25 pounds and 21.5 inches!! If I can do can do it! Take that chance on yourself and make it happen!! ‪#‎itsyourturn‬"

alicia_coates_ on Instagram: "This image as been shared more times than I can count. Honestly, I wanted to just demonstrate "ME" on stage... Never did I think it would get the recognition it has recorded. In all honestly it could've backfired... People could've taken it as goofy, non-serious, or disrespectful on such a prestigious stage... But many looked at this as, "Alicia is having fun up there"... And really, that was all I wanted at the end of the day. If you could be associated or remembered for one thing.. What would it be? And this question goes deeper than your outer appearance my friends... "

"Did you think I wouldn't find out?"

"In life, most people focus on what they don't want instead of what they do. If you resist your fear, have faith, and discipline your focus, your actions will naturally take you in the direction you want. Release your fear, and focus now on what you truly desire and deserve." - Anthony Robbins

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier | Media | The Guardian: "News is irrelevant. Out of the approximately 10,000 news stories you have read in the last 12 months, name one that – because you consumed it – allowed you to make a better decision about a serious matter affecting your life, your career or your business. The point is: the consumption of news is irrelevant to you. But people find it very difficult to recognise what's relevant. It's much easier to recognise what's new. The relevant versus the new is the fundamental battle of the current age. Media organisations want you to believe that news offers you some sort of a competitive advantage. Many fall for that. We get anxious when we're cut off from the flow of news. In reality, news consumption is a competitive disadvantage. The less news you consume, the bigger the advantage you have."

Morning links: "Small towns are discovering that it can be pretty expensive to maintain all that cool military gear they get from the Pentagon. This is usually when they also learn that if they start using it to serve drug warrants, they can generate revenue through federal grants and civil asset forfeiture." - McHenry County, police deal with hidden cost of government surplus of military supplies, vehicles | Northwest Herald


Point.  Shouldn't it be self evident that you can't apologize on behalf of others?  

1995.  WTF America?

Best scene. 

The struggle is real.

Every. Day. 
 So Awesome.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014


10/8 - bench, dips, inc db press, knee raises, stairs 

Wrestling can be goofy, but no one works the mic like the Rock.