Way of the Warlord: Phase 6

We gave you a holiday break but now we’re back with our Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.  Today’s post is first one of 2018, so we’ll issue new homework this week

Phase 6 Homework

Physical:  I took off of lifting the last 2 weeks of December.  With the holidays and just wanting time off from the gym, it was fun…at first.  By December 29th I was losing my mind.

Now I’m back and in the prep phases of staring the collaboration with Team WB Fitness to get myself in great shape this year.  I wont be giving away the program I got from WB, but what I can give you guys is the first Way of the Warlord homework for 2018.

Its all about volume.  What I learned most from WB Fitness is how important volume training can be for getting your body cut while losing fat.  Volume training has been around for a while, and it emphasizes a higher rep range than power lifting.  Power lifting falls in the 3-5 rep range, while volume is in the 8-12 typically (sometimes more)  As someone who did power lifting for 2 years with shit aesthetics and hitting plateaus I can say that volume training works for me.

This weeks challenge: Select your favorite lift, but lower weight to one you can get 4×12 on.

Mental:  Maybe its just the turn of the year, but I’ve noticed that my outlook on life seems much more positive lately.   Not Haitian AIDS positive, but my general mood lately is calm and collected, and super confident.   My obligations are all the same, but for some reason I’m just handling them better.  One time at home, things did get the best of me and I shouted at my daughter for something that didn’t warrant it. I checked myself and just returned to the state explained above.  Another benefit to dealing with life lately is that the wife is experiencing a shitty time at her job, and I’m keeping things very calm at home, and its just making her not even think about whatever is stressing her.

This Weeks Challenge:  Try to have a positive outlook on things you may usually may not.  If you feel yourself thinking negatively, check yourself and get back to equilibrium.

Conclusion

As always, leave your notes and goals in the comments.  Cheer your brothers on and hold each other accountable.  We’ll have a halfway check-in next Friday.

Phase 6 Check in next Friday 1/2

 

-J. Nyx

Author: Jnyx

J. Nyx is a father of three and co-owner of akingscastle.com. He understands that there is something missing in the community and that you can be a traditional, masculine man in our current age as well as a dedicated leader of your family.

  • Iattacku

    First

    • Marius Aetius Lucullus

      where you located Smith? you’re a Yankee yeah?

      • Iattacku

        Well right now I’m in Cleveland for vacation I live in Clarksville

        • jammyjaybird

          People voluntarily go to Cleveland for vacation?

          • bem

            Believe it or not, I did once. I was in nearby Akron for a funeral, but we went into Cleveland to see the “Christmas Story” house as well as the cool-ass church from “The Deerhunter”

            • jammyjaybird

              The Christmas Story was filmed there? Well that’s it, I’m gone. (grabs keys)

              • bem
              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                Christmas Story AND the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, which is actually worth visiting (once). Get very good advice from residents on the area on where to go and not go though, it can be sketchy in places.

            • Cleveland: Slightly better than a funeral in Akron

              • bem

                hahahahaha
                yeah thats about right!

                • Does that fit on a license plate?

                  I have been petitioning (in my head, I don’t actually do anything) for New York to change their state slogan to The 9-11 Tourism Related State. John Hodgman is a brilliant man.

                  • bem

                    upvote for:
                    (in my head, I don’t actually do anything)

              • Iattacku

                Hey WB how did New York curb some of its gang violence

                • Easy, Rudy militarized the police force allowed for stop and frisk and mandatory minimums for guns became a thing. Within 5 years there was no more public gang violence, graffiti, hookers, bums, street hustlers, gun violence dropped by like 80% and it was safe for decent people to stumble home from bars at 430 am in respectable areas…respectable areas grew to places where natives never thought they would and everything was nice. Our current commie mayor things that taking away power from the police force and giving it to the scumbags is a good thing so things are getting a little worse, but not by too much just yet. He is on his last term.

                  Have a few million people on a 23 mile island? Make damn sure the police know which people pay taxes and which people don’t and give them unprecedented powers to beat the shit out of the ones who don’t.

                  Easy Peasy

                  • bem

                    You mean “The Warriors” isn’t a documentary?

                    • i thought it was gay porn

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      Luckily the The Terminator didn’t arrive at a gay bar. I doubt that there was a subroutine in the T2 OS to deal with that.

                    • bem

                      its ALL gay porn these days….

                    • dckhead_con_artist
                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      Actually Cleveland has become scads more safe since concealed carry went through. Used to be you just wrote the entire town off, now major sectors of it are safe to stroll around in, and getting safer with each passing year as Clevelands anti-gun bullshit is being struck down repeatedly by the courts. Fuck tyranny.

                    • bem

                      Call that “Privatizing”! Why pay the cops all that OT when the citizenry will beat down the thugs for FREE?!?!

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      And have far less incentive to act as if they’re hands are tied, than the cops. Carry has really straightened out a whole mess of “city” crime, and is only getting better with each passing year. Our CHL license rates have been skyrocketing for years now and Concealed Carry academies are a huge lucrative business, for at least 10 years now. And crime continues to plummet (it fluctuates of course, but stays in a nice low range).

                    • John Galt
                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      I find it hard to believe these numbers havent gone way back up since the early 2000s…

                    • John Galt

                      Maybe the stats are under reported, but I doubt it consider how they have expanded what constitutes violent crime. Combine increased CCW permits, longer sentencing and an aging boomer demographic it makes sense.

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      yeah fuck those trannies..we can shoot ’em now.

                    • Iattacku

                      An armed society is a polite society

              • John Galt

                City tourist board approval.

          • Iattacku

            Whatever that’s where im from

        • UWOTM8

          The coldest, greyest place in an already cold, grey state?
          M8, y tho?

    • AutomaticSlim

      You have a sleeping disorder too?

      • Iattacku

        Late night

    • Stoic Nihilist

      It’s like being the smartest potato in a bucket full of remedial potatoes.

  • AutomaticSlim

    “Try to have a positive outlook on things you may usually may not. If
    you feel yourself thinking negatively, check yourself and get back to
    equilibrium.”

    Great idea.
    Reminds me of :
    “Pins and needles, needles and pins, it’s the happy man that grins”.

    Easier said than done, but anything that helps reduce stress is a good thing.

    • bem

      We’ll get there, Pop.

  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

    I know volume lifting is all the rage, but I never had big issues with power lifting. I don’t mean “Russian big giant guy who looks like a beach ball but can lift 2000lb” type stuff, rather, just heavy lifting. As with most things in life, I generally find the ‘purist’ approach to most topics to ultimately be self limiting. My upper end on power lifting is pretty fucking good, especially given my age, but I don’t eschew volume either (nor aerobics via the Hatemaster aka Stairmaster). I think that there’s validity to volume lifting for certain things and I’d need to research more for a more accurate assessment, but it seems to me more geared towards aesthetics than power, which is fine. Aesthetics is a grand thing, and I think that the dump some take on power lifting is due to either not doing it correctly or through doing it too much to the exclusion of other techniques/methods. Dunno. I’m always of the mind that a more balanced approach works best *for me*. Volume seems to be geared towards energy/sugar depletion with diminishing returns on muscle tear down over time, whilst extreme heavy seems to focus too much on low reps but max weight which can cause some serious damage plus even if done correctly doesn’t give you that Olympic God look. Gotta be a middle ground that serves to both increase strength to higher levels while still taking your muscles to the max breakdown and fat burn (for aesthetics) without getting to the point of diminishing returns.

    What I do know is that heavy weight, mid range reps have always worked for me. I’ve increased volume some but I’m probably not of the mind to lower my weight stacks to 50% max and increase my reps by 20 per set to the point that I’m only burning energy reserves. What works for others, of course, is great for them, but I’m an old dog and set in my ways on things sometimes, and I think I look pretty fucking good already so my motivation just isn’t there like it was when I was 25. 🙂

    All that said, I’m going to the gym a lot more as part of my annual “tighten up the diet and exercise routine” regime, and intend to strive for max gains, both via mid-heavy and mid-volume, whichever seems to serve the best for me for a given muscle group.

    As to mental, staying positive and calm like Jynx said is the way to go. I’ve passed a major life event that has just “ceased to be” a few days ago and am now feeling very at peace with the world, and would like to keep it that way. I’ve also approached the interwebs differently and outside of here I’ve limited my internet socialization some, intentionally. Getting out more in real life, even if it’s to take in a game of bowling (or whatever) or play Euchre with friends, is where I’m sitting a lot more these days (work hours excluded of course).

    • Obnoxious Troll

      i’m just gonna leave this comment here so that you can reply with a tl;dr

      • Jak

        Shit OT! Break those long comments into some paragraphs!
        TL;DR.

      • B1k3_Ch41N
        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          We live in the age of Twitter, where thoughts longer than 144 characters are too difficult for most. Heh.

          • B1k3_Ch41N

            Hehe no need to get snarky Ghost, memes are the dogs bollocks…..you know a picture says 1000 words or something like this.

            • bem

              TL;DR

              • B1k3_Ch41N

                ‘zactly!

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Wasn’t directed towards you, lol.

              • B1k3_Ch41N

                Got it!

  • bem
  • bem
    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      That’s always a great photo once you know the story behind it. Little bitch getting shot in the head totally deserved it, fuck that sniveling commie pinko rat bastard. Academia and the MSM shed tears over it and decry the lack of humanity, because it’s one of their own that was caught and dealt with. Fuck them too.

      • cheeseburgercheeseburger

        the main stream media- distorting the truth since day 1

      • jammyjaybird

        Keep working on that “pursuit of zen” thing. You’re not quite there yet.

        • Obnoxious Troll

          i’m surprised you even bothered to read his retarded comment.

          • jammyjaybird

            rough night under the bridge?

            • Obnoxious Troll

              always

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              He just wants attention, poor lad. I’ve found that not responding to him kind of withers his enthusiasm in short order.

              • Obnoxious Troll

                withers my enthusiasm?! lmao you aren’t man enough to reply to me directly so take the shelter of your ideological rival like a fucking pussy

                get knotted, wanker

                • Hedonistic Banana

                  Whoa!! Chill out, bro! No need to be so hostile. He didn’t say anything so offensive either, so peace.

                  • Ya know what Hedonistic Banana….You’ve got appeal

                    • Hedonistic Banana

                      Haha! That’s what they all say, man! I got the moves and the grooves!

                    • you have potential to be a real smoothie

                    • Hedonistic Banana

                      Hahaha! Love the pun, man! You’ve got a good sense of humor. We’re gonna be fast friends.

                    • THanks a bunch Banana!

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Now I finally understand it. This shit right here is why Roosh started banning motherfuckers.

                    • bem
                    • Hedonistic Banana

                      Roosh? That imam in charge of Return of Stormfront? I don’t really waste my time with Negative Nellies, man.

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      It’s a weird day indeed when a Persian bans a bunch of top contributors because they are not skinheads.

                    • Hedonistic Banana

                      Tell me about it. I was mostly a lurker on that site, but I got quickly turned off by all the moaning going on, and the bad kind too!

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      even weirder to have another 7 hour call in on New Years while talking to a stuffed animal named Arnold and a squeaky chicken

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      I try to avoid talking too much shit about Roosh… but that really does make it look like he still lives in his parents’ basement.

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      I have a hard time believing he was ever a Playboy except on GTA.

                    • Iattacku

                      Alex Jones gets more hoes than Roosh

                    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                      yeah, I mean he was ballsy/crazy enough to use his real name and his photos on a site like that- just let it go- no one else does that

                    • So much right AND wrong with this. I love it!

                    • I thought Roosh started banning motherfuckers because he was a ballless wonder whose 15 minutes of intertube fame game to an aburpt end

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Oh yeah, definitely could have been that.

                    • Jak

                      Well he banned me because I triggered FO3.
                      I was banned before it was cool…
                      *puts on hipster glasses*

                    • How did the hipster burn the roof of his mouth?

                      Eating his pizza before it was cool.

                    • bem
        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          I’m a work in progress. And I’ll never, ever have a soft spot in my hard for communists. I’ll be a zen ass motherfucker, but will still be apt to draw down on a pinko, just to make the world a more serene and peaceful place.

          • UWOTM8

            Sounds like how the Buddhists are kicking the shit out of Muslims in Asia right now. I recall one of the monks saying something along the lines of “you can’t coexist with a rabid dog” in reference to Islamists.

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              Something so little known that it shocks people when they first hear about it. Zen, peace and love are great and worthy goals, but if you have some dickhead constantly coming in and shitting all over your house, and he won’t be persuaded otherwise, then you have a choice to either move out of a relaxed state and constantly deal with his bullshit, or you remove his presence from your life and continue down the path.

        • UWOTM8

          Lol

      • Joseph Curwen

        I wouldn’t say it better than that.

        • Iattacku

          Joseph Curwen what are you doing here. This feels like a family reunion

          • Joseph Curwen

            lol

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      WB

  • Iattacku

    Ot: speaking of people who need a gym this lesbian couple got 135k from Christian bakery.

    https://www.google.com/amp/myfox8.com/2017/12/29/bakers-ordered-to-pay-135k-fine-for-refusing-to-make-cake-for-lesbian-couple/amp/

    • was it baked into a cake?

      • Iattacku

        No but that couple needs a gym

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      me n a few guys tried to get into a lesbobar once, male bouncer wouldnt let us in. should we have sued?

      • absolutely. if for no other reason to see
        CheeseburgerCheeseBurger v The Cherry Pit

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          think it was called the Clit-Cat Club . or at least shoulda been

          • bem

            You should be killing it in a career in “Branding”!

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              always wanted to slap one on a cow’s rear end

      • Jak

        Absolutely. The clincher is you need to claim you identify as a woman. Boom! Their own tactics used against them.

        • no The Clincher is when you you are doing her in the ass and she squeezes down and makes you nut instantly.

          • Iattacku

            But WB I thought you weren’t an anal man

            • It certainly isn’t in my wheelhouse. However, if i can make a buttsex joke at the expense of someone elses comment you bet your sweet balloon knot imma do it

              • bem

                “Wheelhouse” being a Faeg Bar in the Village.

                • they can’t ALL be called that

                • Iattacku

                  So Bem you an asshole man

                  • bem

                    you mean:
                    “So bem – you an asshole, man…..”
                    I get that all the time.

                • Chip Baskets

                  You would know

                  • bem

                    I know you are but what am I

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          was like 15 yrs ago, so that nuttiness didnt exist yet. also told by a korean coworker I would not be let into a hardcore korean bar where he hung out- no round eyes allowed

          • I’ve been to one of those hard core korean joints up on 35th or 36th. I was with some heavy roller korean steel dudes closing out a deal. I got in (rich koreans) but I will say I was not made to feel welcome.

            • cheeseburgercheeseburger

              the rationale I was given made sense: they dont want us hitting on their women. seems sensbile to me

              • John Galt

                Thats universal (and also stupid). Ever take an attractive black girl on a date in the US?

            • jammyjaybird

              They’re the most racist people on earth. I worked with them for ten years.

              • Iattacku

                Yea people think whites are the most racist but Asians are 10 times worse

                • UWOTM8

                  Whites are the only race that Asians seem to have any respect for at all…and I’m pretty sure it’s only because we kicked their shit in a couple times and they love improving our inventions.

                  • Iattacku

                    It’s like the abused housewife scenario. Kick her ass a couple of times and she loves you ever more.

                    • UWOTM8

                      Oh shit is this ROK again?

                    • Iattacku

                      Well chip baskets brought his nice racist schpill.

              • I have some experience with koreans, though not extensive. The younger generation seems to be backlashing against the extreme racism of the older generation and is all about race mixing. Then again, that is from my personal experience with about a dozen or so of them so I won’t say it is some paradigmatic principle.

              • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                no way! according to Demmie/Commie doctrine, only us male honkeys are racist.

                • Jak

                  Seems legit. I mean, I used to do Track & Field in high school, but getting out there and racing other people now? Nah, fuck that.
                  …what? That’s not what racist means?

                • bem

                  you talk like a dink.

                  • cheeseburgercheeseburger

                    stinkin’ dinky-doos!

                • John Galt

                  When someone insinuates that I ask if they have ever read the book “The Rape of Nanking?”

                  When the JIA occupied the city of Nanking they began exterminating the population with bullets, bayonets and sword (pics are online). They killed between 300-600,000 Chinese and it took 6 weeks.

                  That was just one city.

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                Asians are chock full of racism. Just like every other ethnicity, only whites are trying to beat it out of their souls, but they will lose in the end because, and this is just a hunch, no matter how much philosophy and education you have to the contrary, I believe that racism is rooted in the fight or flight instinct, so you’ll never truly get rid of it. I’ll bet even your average white Hipster, while smiling and mouthing anti-racist platitudes, will move to the other side of a street he’s walking down at midnight if he sees a group of young black men approaching from ahead. Can’t be helped. I do advocate judging each man as an individual, but I don’t deny the instinct not to is pretty powerful sometimes.

                • Jak

                  There’s quite a bit of study that supports “racism” as an evolutionary survival tool. I put racism in quotes because it’s not so much hating and putting down others because they’re a different skin color, but rather seeking out people that are similar to you to form your tribe.
                  Back in ye olden times of the hunter/gatherers, different looking people meant they were from another, potentially hostile, tribe. That instinct has been burned into our psyche over countless generations. A few decades of PC peace & love isn’t going to root it out.

                  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                    Yes, exactly, that’s how I view it as well.

                  • John Galt

                    Tribal instict– it is a survival mechanism. A federal republic that promotes equality unde the law, individual and property rights, capitalism, shared culture, etc… mitigates that. However if you have a large political party activily undermining that with diviseness (for short term political gains) that promotes centralized control and that ones race, sex, religion, ethnicity… as to who gets to particpate and who receives subsidies, it will not be a republic for long.

                    • Iattacku

                      Pretty much a meritocracy mitigates tribal instincts forced fairness revives it

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      Yep, when you want the best man for the job, or to sell the most products, you’re inclined to motivate yourself to put your instincts in check, no force needed. It’s natural. I’ll hire any color man of any ethnicity if he is best suited for the job and can make me the most money, fuck race. But have some idiot bureaucrats coming in telling me to hire DeTyrone regardless of his merit and I get real mad, real quick.

                    • John Galt

                      Well said. Equality under the law (right of due process) is a pillar of a decent society, but equality of results (communism) is a dumpster fire (eg. see contemporary Venezuela).

      • Iattacku

        Hell yea. Say you had emotional damage, loss of sleep, and stomach cramps.

    • bem

      are their cakes made with Real Christians?

      • nice adams family reference

      • Iattacku

        Oh Bem you never fail to make me chuckle

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      This is one of those things that looks like a stupid deal, but it really is a very, very important step down the slippery slope. This is an appeals court upholding a fine of $135,000 on a small family-owned business for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple. The fact that the business owners refused to do it because of their religious beliefs was immaterial to the court, which essentially found that the state law against “discrimination” based on “sexual orientation” was more important that the bakers’ Constitutional right to exercise their religion, or even their basic human right to liberty and to do what the fuck they want or don’t want as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.

      Maybe this will go to the Supreme Court, and maybe the Supreme Court will overturn it.

      But for now, this is the law of the land. Any old SJW “discrimination” bullshit can get you put out of business if you don’t do what you are told by the PC police.

      • Nihilistic Potato

        How do you feel about the love between a man and his potato?

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Go find an extra-extra-large deep fryer (because I know you weigh 300+) and dive headfirst into it.

          • bem

            Bobbing for french-fries! We used to do that at the Stridex halloween party!

      • Murdoc34

        Was there not an element of holding the business to be a ‘public accommodation’? While I consider this to be a distortion of the intended meaning of the term, I worry it will be a rather big hurdle to overcome should it make it to the Supreme Court.

        If true, we might expect a decision to cut a clear line between the requirements a state can hold a business entity incorporated under state law to, versus what a person engaged in the same business but operating in his own name.

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          There was some talk of that, but I feel like it was mainly just the court looking for something to give the decision some vague sense of credibility. If a small baker qualifies as a public accommodation, then what doesn’t qualify? The public accommodation part becomes meaningless if everything can be deemed a public accommodation.

          • Murdoc34

            Well that’s where I was going in guessing what a court decision might look like – Being deemed a public accommodation is derived from the act of creating a corporate entity under state law.

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              But that’s a serious catch-22 in the real business world. Incorporate yourself and be subject to the ever-shifting cornucopia of SJW “discrimination” claims, or don’t incorporate and lose all of the liability protections and other advantages of a business entity? That’s not a real choice.

              • Murdoc34

                But this is precisely the type of coercion government is known for.

                Maybe I’m being overly cynical here. But when something can be claimed by everyone as a win for their side (Hey, look, there is still a way for you to keep your freedoms, and the gays are still allowed to eat cake!), it’s simultaneously the most likely and shittiest possible outcome.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  No, I don’t think you are being overly cynical. I could see the court pulling some shit like that. None of the typical corporate lobby would really be against it because they are already bending over backwards to capitulate to all this SJW shit.

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                We survived for a long time without corporations, you know. And honestly I find it odd that you can get a corporate CEO who ramrods his dick into people at will, who is not held personally liable under law, while the lackeys who work under him who do not do the ramrodding, have to pay a collective penalty because the “corporation” gets sued instead of the one dickhole CEO.

                • Ainigmaris Thales

                  In the real world — the world outside of Hollywood and the mainstream media — the only way a CEO gets away with shit like that is if the people who own the corporation know that CEO is running the business so well that whatever he may cost them (in legal fees, insurance costs, reputation, etc.) is much less than the amount of money he is making for the company. Either that, or the shareholders are stupid and not paying attention. People who own controlling interests in corporations don’t let jackasses fuck around and waste their money, but they will let a guy who is bringing in top dollar get away with murder. That has nothing to do with whether its a legal entity called a corporation or not, that only has to do with human nature.

    • UWOTM8

      “Bake the fucking cake, BIGOT”

      • Murdoc34

        Personally, I’d decline to compel someone that doesn’t quite like me to prepare my food. Damn this sense of self-preservation. I’ll never make a good SJW.

        • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

          Yeah, you’re bound to get a little Ancient Chinese Secret in the batter if you push people to do things against their will like bake you a cake.

          • Murdoc34

            I’m trying to answer the question in opposition: What would make me or what frame of mind would I have to be in to want to compel someone who doesn’t like me to bake my cake?

            I’d have to believe that the entirety of the world outside of my being is a soulless and emotionless machine that exists only to serve me.

            • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

              You’ve perfectly encapsulated the world view of SJW’s.

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              While I certainly believe there are plenty of SJWs just like that, I think another big part of it is that a lot of these people have an incessant drive to force others to bend to their worldview, because deep down inside, they know that their worldview is wrong and fucked up. Like so many homosexuals and lesbians who want to be “out” and in your face with their perversions, having “pride” parades where they are all half naked and practically fucking each other in the street. It’s because, deep down inside, they know their lifestyle is twisted and fucked up… but if they can make everyone around them “accept” it — which really means not just “accept” it but condone it and encourage it and praise it — then maybe it will quiet the little voice in the bottom of their soul telling them they have to stop being such degenerate fucking heathens.

            • John Galt

              It was never about the cake.

              • Murdoc34

                True. There is also the money, the publicity, the sanctimony, the me-too-ism, the power trip, ..

                • John Galt

                  NGOs, attorney fees, social engineering, gaystapo, christian hating, intimidation via law-fare, etc..

                  I would have baked the cake after getting cash up front and loaded it with laxatives and shards of glass.

              • bem

                I heard the cake was a lie anyway.
                Besides, its about cannolis. Always

  • The thing about the BS gimmicks you find in the fitness world is that they are, ironically, all the spawn of laziness. People who are in that 5-10 rep range cling to it the way fat boys cling to their Cheetos. Sure, you will find websites that talk it up, but you can find websites that say anything. In the end true strength is built through hard work. The big ass powerlifters you see pulling 1000 pound deadlifts are also doing massive volume work, just not on the stage. The only difference is in their diets (and usually their genetics).

    SL, SS, Crossfit, any of the shortcuts are basically just a bill of sale to lazy and gullible people who want the benefits without putting in the work. I am sure if they shoot themselves full of a bunch of test or steroids they will get great results, but at what cost?

    If you want to build real strength and carve a real hard and toned physique at the same time high and/or massive volume is the only way it is done. Everything else is just bullshit.

    Day in and day out people are going into gyms, lifting some weights, usually with shit form, and they simply are not maximizing their goals.

    Whether it is arnold or ferrigno or metzner or zane or guys like steve reeves or clancy ross from the silver age, it was always massive volume. It is funny, I keep telling people, daily persistence in the way that people have been building bodies forever is the way to go and they tell me I am crazy or that they have a better system. It’s bullshit. They are just lazy and laziness doesn’t win prizes.

    Even super big power lifters like Thor Bjornsson and undisputed deadlift king (over 1000 pounds) Eddie Hall stick to 12 rep routines when they are building the strength. The one rep max is for the stage, not the gym.

    It is funny, but in the end the old wisdom is true and everything else is either someone conning you to make money or you being lazy and wanting rewards without work. So enjoy your injections. I’ll be in the gym and at the meat counter of my local grocery store. I have no hate for people who take the short route. Hell, it’s tempting. I just can’t do it. I enjoy the hustle too much.

    • bem

      I for one, will not sit here idly as you disparage cheetos.

      • it’s not easy

        • bem

          you asked for it:

        • Stoic Nihilist

          Being cheezeh

    • jammyjaybird

      It’s not laziness that stops everyone from pursuing bodybuilding. Some of us don’t want to lose our athletic ability and maintain some agility. I’d much rather stay in the middle range of muscle while preserving my ability to run fast, swim fast, make quick lateral movements, continue playing soccer, etc. In fact, at 6’2″ and 220 lbs, I’m already too muscular for soccer.

      Also, remember stuff like carpal tunnel syndrome has its effects on ability to massive volume. I’ve got a touch of carpal, and my elbows flare out if I bicep curl more than 45 or bench more than 220. That’s fine with me, I know I’m still miles ahead of the game. No need to risk injury.

      • bem

        The witness is excused.

      • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

        Yep.

        And anytime I hear “the only way” I tend to cringe. While human beings are the same to some extent, there are differences. You go with what works best for you. Metzner pioneered HIT (which is heavy weight, low rep) and won some major titles. Sometimes your genetics play more of a role than the given technique du jour, and you go with what wins the day for your particular circumstance.

      • I’m sorry Jammy, either you misunderstand me or I didn’t make my self clear so thanks for the opportunity to clear it up.

        It is ABSOLUTELY not laziness that stops people from pursuing bodybuilding for all the reasons you say and 100 others you didn’t. What I am talking about specifically are people who are in the gym and lifting weights as a way of life and doing it in gimmicky ways that cater to their laziness rather than the tried and true ways because their ego or their stamina or their drive simply isn’t up there.

        As for massive volume, keep in mind that I am suggesting massive volume on reps….and drastically decreasing what people think is a valid amount of weight. I can guarantee you that adding reps and reducing weight is far better for carpal and may, by actually strengthening muscles around joints, assist in it.

        What makes people risk injury is the ego to lift heavier than they can, poor form or a simple misunderstanding of physiology. I curl 20 or 25 or at most 30 pound dumbbells and my arms at 17.5 inches unflexed without a pump just waking up. My joints are fine. The laziness comes when people want to drop that rep range and ego curl more weight. Cool story bruh, enjoy the surgery.

        I am all about avoiding injury.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        I don’t see how you can ball roll and dribble at 220, much less a rabona or juggling. I am at 175 but when I occasionally stray into the low 180s, my ability to turn quickly on a dummy pass or even trapping the ball diminishes. That’s great that you can play at 100% while weighing 220 and I am curious how you do it.

        • jammyjaybird

          I play center back, which in the old school way means a big physical enforcement game as opposed to fine touches. In fact, I love playing guys my own size because I know I can strip most of them of the ball easily. (Except that one dude last season, damn him he was good for a big guy lol. Got past me ONE time and scored like a mofo.)

          I dribble decently, and yes I’m a good juggler — that doesn’t depend on size, but no, I’ve never won any awards for my finesse. Center back doesn’t require it. I basically play smart and physical and never keep the ball for more than two or three touches.

          • dckhead_con_artist

            today’s back 4, Argentina for example, will play tiki-taka on the back line, while tiring out the high pressure from the strikers or CFs. As a CB, you have to make low risk moves, i.e., clearing the ball swing outs to your LB or RB, and most of the time you shouldn’t have the ball with a good team. traditionally, backs were more like rugby players than soccer players.

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        playing soccer

        Oh, wow. That explains so much about you. It’s all much clearer now.

    • UWOTM8

      I’ve read from many spec ops candidates that they recommend CrossFit for pipeline training. A good gym that just wears you down with reps and constant movement keeps you agile and with good endurance.
      There are some really pretentious CrossFit gyms though.

      • I won’t shit on crossfit. It does have its place and I am always more happy with fit life than fat life. That said, crossfit as a regular fitness regiment is, I believe, incredibly dangerous. As a supplement to a good workout program and diet it can be good for cardio gains

        • bem

          you constantly shit on Crossfit…..

          • Murdoc34

            I have a vague recollection of him equating Crossfit with sucking a bucket of dicks.

          • I will constantly shit on crossfit as a culture or a be all end all….but as a suppliment on rest day it is a fine activity.

            What i don’t like is how they position themselves to be something they are not…which is healthy lifestyle

            • Jak

              They strike me as the vegans of the exercise world. Pretentious and arrogant like they are the end all, be all.
              Want to build muscle? Crossfit.
              Want to burn fat? Crossfit.
              Want to be able to run for days? Crossfit.
              You’re injured and can’t do Crossfit? Crossfit.

              • bem

                “vegans of the exercise world”
                I like that.

                • Jak

                  You ever tried to carry on a conversation with a vegan? You’ll curse yourself for not wearing a tie that day so that you could hang yourself.

                  • bem

                    O I know it. Same with queers, jews, writers, doctors, architects, artists, Ivy-League grads, atheists, Civil-War Re-enactors, and people who don’town a car and/or TV.

                    • Murdoc34

                      Civil-War Re-enactors

                      Aye. Ugh. It’s been twenty-some years and I still have flashbacks.

                    • Holy shit, I met one of these once (ONCE!). I really didn’t think they were serious or thought they were talking about some crazy pubcrawl like santacon or the zombie walk or something. WTF dude. These people seriously just need to be put down.

                    • bem

                      But you know what – I’m glad those nuts CHOOSE to do it, because somewhere in the back of my mind I fear that otherwise it would somehow become MANDATORY for the rest of us to do it…..
                      I feel the same about the Mummer’s parade.

                    • and nothing on the Dangerously call back. Man, what do i need a letter of introduction?

                    • Murdoc34

                      Delivery was compromised.

                      “A civil war re-enactor tried to talk to me once. (Once!)”

                    • bem

                      oh, the “once!”. Sorry, must have been waiting in the lobby….

                    • Murdoc34

                      Kinda tall, ZZ Top beard?

                    • It was actually a woman who was all about sewing costumes and stuff. Like elvis lunatics without the good music

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      wait until 50 years from now. There will be Columbine re-enactors

                    • 50 years? Shit, i bet you can find them with a couple google searches right now.

                    • bem

                      I do admire their level of commitment, I mean how many of us just “talked about” gunning down all the cool kids?

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      I just wanted to beat them up and fuck their girlfriends, nothing too violent

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      How was she?

                    • I wouldn’t know

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      You didn’t give her musket the old ramrod? She could have been a great asset to all your costume adventures.

                    • Iattacku

                      Wb it’s been a while since you told us one of your pickup stories

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      You didn’t hear? He got married. Settled down with this Asian millionaire chick. Yeah, she totally broke him. Makes him wear skinny jeans and everything. It’s pretty sad.

                    • Iattacku

                      I can see him getting a sugar momma

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Yeah, he’s totally her big American trophy husband. She makes him take off his shirt and flex every time her Asian friends come over so they can ohh and ahh at his big American muscles. Totally degrading. Treats like a piece of meat.

                    • Murdoc34

                      In fact, the only way to recognize him anymore is that he calls her Chinese, despite her being from Vietnam.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      legit lol

                    • bem

                      “I dont care which soccer team you root for!”

                    • bem

                      et tu Murdoc?

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      I really don’t get the animosity towards eccentric people and groups. As long as they aren’t harming anybody, who cares? One of the major ideas behind America is that this was a place you were supposed to come to if you didn’t fit in with the place of your birth. We were literally the Age Of Reason’s version of the Island Of Misfit Toys. While you couldn’t pay me to be a Civil War Re-enactor, they’re harmless and if they’re having fun and not hurting anybody, more power to them.

                    • Murdoc34

                      The animosity is limited to attempting to have a conversation with one, as Jak mentioned. It doesn’t matter what the topic starts out as, but it will *ALWAYS* have some tie-in to re-enacting the Civil War.

                      I don’t mind them actually re-enacting the Civil War. But when all I want is for one of them to pass the salt, I do not want a complete breakdown of the various uses of salt during the Civil War, common substitutes for salt in the Civil War, the logistics of supplying front line Civil War troops with salt, and the differences in quality between salt in the south versus salt in the north during the Civil War.

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      I tend to just nod blankly and wait for the salt. They’re weird, no question, but so are most of us. Everybody has their “thing” and I suspect that all of us tend to ramble about our favorite topic at inopportune moments from time to time.

                      Random Person: “Hey, Ghost, my friends and I are having a party that features Jello.”

                      Me: “Jello you say? I heard somebody saying he wanted to shoot Bill Cosby. He wanted to use a .22LR to do it, for silence, but at a range that just was not plausible, so I suggested considering a decent .243 with the appropriate compensator on a nicely outfitted Remington 788, but he would have none of it. This is weird to me because the .243 is perfectly suited for mid sized game like human beings and the ballistics are….”

                      Random Person: Passes out from boredom

                    • Murdoc34

                      That IS odd, because Jello wasn’t even invented until 32 years after the Civil War ended.

                    • bem

                      …the causes of which are varied and complex blah blah blah…

                    • Murdoc34

                      Just say slavery.

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      I always say that, when the cashier asks me if I want paper or plastic.

                    • bem

                      “THE COUNCIL OF TRENT!!!!!”

                    • John Galt

                      Marriage.

                    • bem

                      That’s a fun real life trolling game – always steering any conversation towards a per-determined subject. The Real Pros use movie quotes I hear.

                    • Chip Baskets

                      Don’t forget people who write poetry.
                      You JUST HAVE to hear some.
                      ….
                      Fun fact; more people write poetry than read it.

                    • bem

                      SO true….

                  • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                    No no no Jak, look, suicide is never an option. Murder….sometimes is….

                    • bem

                      see now, THAT’s positive thinking!

                  • jammyjaybird

                    I spent NYE at a vegan’s house, and she couldn’t have been nicer about it. We brought ribs and pork chops and chicken soup. She was delightful.

                    • Jak

                      That’s what we call an “outlier.” Heh

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Yeah, 99.9999999% of vegans are not just vegans, they are Nazi vegans that will literally (hitler) set you on fire if you dare suggest that they could possibly exist in the same room as a dead animal.

                    • Jak

                      Have you seen any of the YT videos of Freelee the Banana Girl? I think this woman has been a vegan for too long and it’s begun to rot the mind. She’s bragged about eating 30 bananas a day before and went on one rant where she was talking about how she fantasized about forcing everyone to become vegans by gunpoint if necessary. She literally (Hitler) is a vegan Nazi. Great for some lulz.

                    • Iattacku

                      But the important question is m. Is she hot

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Right, I’m not going to say anything bad about a girl who eats 30 bananas a day because I’m pretty sure her deep-throat skills are going to be top-notch.

                    • Iattacku
                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Yeah, definitely WB.

                      (Would Banana)

                    • Iattacku

                      But damn she is as cringeworthy as every other sjw vegan.

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Maybe you could get her to just eat a bag of bananas while you fucked her so you wouldn’t have to listen to her mouth.

                    • Iattacku

                      Dude she is a little too skinny I might break her. The picture I shared was probably her best picture. Also look damn I hate being right https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e964745b845240fde05495e9ad92eb2907565f3b01ad912863303e6d75b78084.png

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Ugh, I just threw up inside my eyeballs. Fucking hippy cunts ruin everything.

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      Hairy legs? Ugh, I’m out, I don’t care how pretty a chick is, no thanks.

                    • Only thing worse is hairy pits

                    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                      So many girls afflicted with high-T manjaw nowadays. This isn’t a “elbow too pointy” remark, I’d nail her with righteous fury, but this whole square jawed thing is really disappointing in women.

                    • Nihilistic Potato

                      Oh I’d give her the old potato all right

              • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

                Ultimately with most things, there is no one size fits all. Everything in its place, and do what gives you the best results for your goals, and switch it up when it stops serving those ends.

                But yeah, Crossfit seems like a cult.

              • absolutely and this attitude is really insufferable.

                Every now and then, maybe once or twice a year, I will jump in and do one crossfit WOD for fun in the same way that I also eat a salad but know that being a vegan not a good idea.

                Still, I will say this: I am happier with people being obsessed with crossfit than with video games.

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  I won the welterweight MMA title on PS4. Does that count?

                  • i’ve tried to play a fight game on PS 4 and wound up drooling in the fetal position. If you can play anything on it I think it qualifies you for an engineering degree at a state school of your choice in the US. If you win a title you get the degree from MIT

                    • dckhead_con_artist

                      I would never buy a fight game, their body movements on the screen look like they have arthritis.

  • jammyjaybird

    Like Jynx, I’m feeling pretty calm and focused these days. Part of it is setting new work goals, part is the cold weather, and part is returning to exercise after almost three months off (owing to injury). It feels good to run fast and lift somewhat heavy again.

    • cheeseburgercheeseburger

      carrying water for the democrats is great exercise

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        So are tilting at windmills and chasing shadows.

  • dckhead_con_artist

    I didn’t get a grade for last month’s homework Jynx.

    • Careful or you will get the D

      • dckhead_con_artist

        Let’s hope I don’t have to repeat the lesson with the D. Once is punishment, twice is love.

          • dckhead_con_artist

            ..while calling the white pussy a faggot…It must have been Thales or the Troll…

          • Chip Baskets

            You can see the insecurity on mikes face.

            • John Galt

              Most didn’t. Thats why I was the only guy in my office to bet on Holyfield. He was a young punk back then, but he did get f’cked over on the rape conviction and Don King.

              I actually like the guy despite his gaffs.

              • Chip Baskets

                Yep. I made money on holyfield beating him. And Lennox Lewis too.

                Bernard Hopkins and of course, money mayweather were all great bets for me.

            • You’re out of your mind

              • Chip Baskets

                Nope.
                I just know boxing very well. And mike.
                I love mike Tyson, he seems to have found some semblance of peace in his life. In happy for him.
                I’m also super excited, still, about mike tysons mysteries.
                Mike and norm in a show like that is something my old smoking friends and I thought up.

                Mike was insecure, and terrified of peoples judgements about him.
                One of many reasons he acted out.

                • On a personal level about being a poor kid in a rich man’s world? Absolutely. No argument. He also took, when he was younger not so much now, even the slightest insult as a death threat. So if you mean insecurity in that way, sure, can’t argue you there.

                  But just the way he stands…just standing still, his physical confidence is amazing.

                  • Chip Baskets

                    Bingo.
                    The contrast between mikes imposing physicality vs his fragile mental state(mostly when younger) was one of the most interesting things about the man.

                    • Yes, it is what makes him interesting. When you said insecure I thought you meant his body language maybe because he was older and that is why I said it was absurd. His physical confidence was great and I believe, especially after Cus died, a hiding place for him. It is really hard to analyze mike (especially not knowing him) as he is deceptively complicated.

                      Is inner emotional fragility is an amazing thing and he can be at once very sweet and at the very next moment fighting for his life over nothing. He is one of the people I would love to get to know he seems like such an interesting person to me (aside form my thinking he was the greatest boxer to ever lace up)

                      You do mention when he was younger, and you are right, but Cus really knew how to control and harness it…use it as a strength rather than allow him to retreat from it into the physicality.

                      I could talk mike all night. He is just fascinating.

    • F+

  • Hedonistic Banana

    “This Weeks Challenge: Try to have a positive outlook on things you may usually may not. If you feel yourself thinking negatively, check yourself and get back to equilibrium.”

    When you’re as awesome as me, it is simply impossible to think negatively, brah. Take notes.

    • bem

      o my fukkin god…..

    • dckhead_con_artist

      see WB’s Mike Tyson video below

      • Hedonistic Banana

        Tyson’s a man after my own heart! He’s got the attitude and the swag to boot. Proving the fact that when you’re awesome, you have to time to waste on negativity.

        • dckhead_con_artist

          so you love him Tyson?

        • bem

          Well now that IS the trick, isn’t it? All the positivity in the world wont help if you suk..

    • Make like a banana and get the hell out of here.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        and he’s got a cock ring on it.

        • Hedonistic Banana

          Safety, brother. Safety.

          You never know when you might catch something.

          • I have seen girls who have eaten ass complain about how their banana had a brown spot. World is all topsy turvey

          • bem

            no spots on THAT banana!

          • dckhead_con_artist

            Ralstonia solanacearum ?

            • Hedonistic Banana

              I don’t know that that is, but it sounds nasty! All the more reason to cover up.

    • Nihilistic Potato

      Why you always biting my style?

      • dckhead_con_artist
      • Hedonistic Banana

        This is the first time we’re meeting, brah. No idea what your style is.

        If you’re referring to the name, well, I live a hedonistic lifestyle and uhhh. my banana is curved like a banana. So… there! No plagiarism involved in my choice of name.

        • Nihilistic Potato

          They call me Jaws, My hat is like a shark’s fin.

          • Hedonistic Banana

            That’s really cool, brother!

            • bem
              • Hedonistic Banana

                Haha! I’m loving this place already!

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  you already were the caretaker

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                Damn, bem, you are going full on Pabst today.

                Never go full Pabst.

    • Iattacku

      First potato’s now bananas what next grapefruits

      • Hedonistic Banana

        Who knows, man. Who knows.

      • bem
        • Nihilistic Potato

          HEY! That’s my cousin, Alcoholic Watermelon. Love that guy.

        • Iattacku

          That looks nasty

        • dckhead_con_artist

          fruit based gloryhole?

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        This is the beginning of the end. I’m calling it now. This shit right here is miserable.

        • Iattacku

          AKC is getting a whole lot of food based trolls plus Kersey

          • dckhead_con_artist

            at least food can’t catch AIDS

          • Ainigmaris Thales

            Once a place starts attracting a bunch of fruits, it all goes to hell.

            • Iattacku

              It still cracks me up that Kersey said he wasn’t going to come here anymore the he comes here. I honestly think he is just a troll.

              • Ainigmaris Thales

                He just can’t stay away. I find it funny that he has such a hard time controlling his weird pathologies.

              • dckhead_con_artist

                OCD is an opportunistic infection as a result of sperging

            • well done thales

            • bem

              However the decor gets better!

      • Can’t believe it took me this long

        • dckhead_con_artist

          I feel like I got f’ed in the brain without protection

  • dckhead_con_artist

    Don’t be a beta or you’ll decay.

    • bem

      you mean deGAY.

      • Boothe

        If you deGAY wouldn’t that be going straight?

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          Yeah, bem, he’s kinda got you on that one.

  • Hey all you twats, I have today’s shameless plug and I think you will like it!
    https://teamwbfitness.com/2018/01/05/rest-day-the-workout-after-that/

    • Ainigmaris Thales

      Do I have to be a twat to click this link? Do you have a link for non-twats?

  • dckhead_con_artist
    • Ainigmaris Thales

      IRL trolls are the best trolls.

      • dckhead_con_artist

        it should be a requirement to post here…

      • winner of the all time troll still goes to the NTSB intern who fed this info to some local news station

        • Ainigmaris Thales

          That was definitely epic.

          • dckhead_con_artist

            I’m in tears

            • Ainigmaris Thales

              Just reading them is funny, but listening to them say them out loud on the newscast is fucking hysterical.

              • I mean the fucking balls of steel on the intern who sent that info. God I love that kid. I wish they released his name, I would send him a fucking gift basket every year on the anniversary.

                • dckhead_con_artist

                  She said We Too Low phonetically correct…

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    I can see perhaps getting fooled by the first two names… but by the time you get to the third and definitely the 4th, how can you not realize it?

                • bem

                  I would either hire him or follow him to the gates of hell….

                  • like the Mouth of Sauron

                    • bem

                      must be british

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Smoking is so bad for you.

                    • bem

                      Apparently so is shit talking a dude with a sword.

                    • I think that part was played by Shane McGowan

                    • Ainigmaris Thales

                      Looks like Rose McGowan to me.

                    • That’s due to your rose colored glases

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    I vote for him if he ran for President. As many times as I could.

              • dckhead_con_artist

                she forgot Wong Wei

                • elegance dickhead, elegance. Don’t want to over do it. Wong Wei is gauce. Bang Ding Ow is genius

                  • Ainigmaris Thales

                    Captain Sum Ting Wong has got to be the best. And the order of the names is genius too… it reads like a play-by-play of what happened…

                    • Yeah, the whole thing is perfect. This is true genius. I think they said the intern was a student at American University in DC. Can’t remember for sure. This is a young man destined for greatness.

        • cheeseburgercheeseburger

          four pilots on one plane eh? never noticed that

  • Ainigmaris Thales

    Don’t go out to eat in Detroit…

    Customers of Six Detroit Restaurants Warned to Get Hepatitis A Vaccinations

    The Detroit area is dealing with a significant Hepatitis A outbreak. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reports 630 known cases in Southeast Michigan in 2017, twenty of them resulting in death. There were 150 cases diagnosed in the city of Detroit alone last year. Public health officials are especially troubled by the number of food handlers who have been infected with the disease.

    • See, this is one of those ways you lie with statistics. You know how in urban area’s ice cream sales are directly linked to crime rate. Yeah, the numbers work but the correlation is all wrong. It is just that both violent crime and ice cream sales both go up in the summer.

      Everyone who is, has ever been or even thinks about going to detroit already has Hep A. The restaurants here are inconsequential .

      • Ainigmaris Thales

        Good point. I stand corrected.

      • Monsieur de Charette

        Hasn’t Detroit been rebuilt into Delta City by the OCP ?

        • to be honest i don’t know. I don’t know much about what goes on in the strange area between manhattan and LA only that I want to avoid it at all costs

          • Iattacku

            But don’t you plan on leaving New York when you retire

            • Sure, once I am old and useless I can move to a place that more accurately fits my state of being…it certainly will not be in the bad lands though. Something warm and near an ocean

              • John Galt

                St. Martin?

                • One can dream. We will see where 20 Years leaves me financially

                  • John Galt

                    Once you leave NYC, you will later question why you ever hesitated.

                    Keep socking 25% of your earnings and you’ll make it.

                    • I’ve left. I left for 2 years at one point and for another two years in scattered journeys. I have seen most of the continental United States and find pretty much all of it terrible. Parts of Europe I liked but didn’t love. Other than some few places in France which are probably much different now than I remember them and Southern California I cant think of any place I’d rather be than here. I have some ideas for retirement destinations down the coast but who knows what the future brings eh

                    • John Galt

                      Very true. I know I won’t stay in Europe when I’m done, but where I will go I cannot say.

                    • bem

                      You should be wondering who will still HAVE you at that point!

                    • John Galt

                      I have no worries as being alone never bothered me. I have had a good time and met alot of interesing people being because of that.

                    • bem

                      I was talking nation of residence, but I’ll concede this joke fell flat.

                  • Iattacku

                    Will you miss New York . What will you become without Nee York

                    • Damn fine question. I have a couple decades still and the one thing I learned is sure about the future is that the thing you think will happen is the one thing that absolutely will not

              • AutomaticSlim

                Once I am “old and useless” I go to Home Depot to buy that rope. “Old and useless” means no longer independent and no longer able to use your googis.

                Googis:

                • Not that useless, just when I no longer need to run with the fast pace any more. Then I’ll tend to my garden

            • AutomaticSlim

              New York is easy.
              If you see a White Castle, you’re in a crappy neighborhood.

    • dckhead_con_artist
      • +1 for correct use of beater

        • AutomaticSlim

          Yeah…but really, with all of Tony’s money and free time?
          And he looks like that???
          He should have had “Muscles Marinara” training him instead of just driving him.

          • Tony probably would. James Gandolfini on the other hand

            • AutomaticSlim

              Yeah, good point.
              He overdosed on shrimp and rum.
              Not a bad way to go, but still.
              He was only 4 years older than me!

              • Yeah, a shame he was a great actor. Even in his role a step fag gangster in the Mexican with Pitt and Roberts

                • AutomaticSlim

                  Yeah, he was great.
                  Was good as the fat sleazebag in 8mm too.

    • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      Eat there? Fuck, I won’t even drive through it.

    • bem
      • Ainigmaris Thales

        bem, you are way over the Pabst limit today. You need to regulate that shit.

        • bem

          I dispute this ‘Pabst’ claim. My shit is highly cultivated and relevant to the topic at hand.
          You homo.

        • Iattacku

          We gotta build a firewall . Keep Bem and the trolls out.

          • GhostOfJefferson ✓ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

            MAKCGA

            • Iattacku

              It’s gonna be yuge I tell you .

              • Jak

                We’re gonna deport all the illegal guest posters and we’re gonna build a firewall. It’ll be great. I promise you.

          • bem

            you spelled “IN” wrong!

          • Jak

            Agreed. Someone needs to bring this shit up with management…

            • bem

              They got me waiting in a lobby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • nope, KFM clips always welcome

      • Chip Baskets

        Lol.
        Where is that from

        • bem

          Kentucky Fried Movie
          a Classic.

      • AutomaticSlim
      • Jim Johnson
        • bem

          dont make me link KISS……..

    • Iattacku

      Dude it’s detroit that’s an ordinary Tuesday for them

    • Chip Baskets

      Just stay out of Detroit.
      Its a negroid wasteland

      • Iattacku

        Chip baskets it’s been a while

  • MCGOO