Way of the Warlord: Phase 7 Update

This week we continue 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.

Phase 7 Update

Phase 7 Homework Was:

Physical: Do a workout you’ve never done before

Going from home gym to a real gym opened up a ton of new exercise opportunities for me. I spoke last week about how the cable face pulls were my favoites, but I added in some cable reverse curls too.  Getting a good pump from it and loving it.

I also love the stair climber for cardio. I hate running and the cardio bike seems like a waste of time so I’ll try to get a good 45 minutes on the stair climber this week.

Mental:  Listen and Pace Yourself

I’ve been in meetings all week and I’ve actually thought about what I proposed to all of you in the last week about being better listeners and speaking clearly and calmly after evaluating whatever it is you’re trying to convey.  I’ll continue it this week.

Martial:  Hone Your Focus

This week, we’re going to take a page out of the SAS handbook and work on our situational awareness.  Simply put, there are three levels of arousal.  These can be broken down as such:

Level 1: Relaxed – This is when you are somewhere safe and secure, such as your house.

Level 2: Relaxed, but Aware – As soon as you step out your door, you are constantly checking your surroundings.  This isn’t a high level of energy.  It’s simply being aware of what and who is around you.

Level 3: Fight or Flight – A threat has been identified.  Adrenaline starts pumping.  You must decided whether to stand and fight or flee.

Now that the basic explanation is out of the way, let’s focus on the challenge.  Your challenge is to work on improving your Level 2 skill.  This means not having your nose buried in your phone when you’re walking down the street or being equally distracted with something else.

As your out and about.  Constantly survey your surroundings.  Make a game out of it if you need to.  You could count how many cars that pass you who are going over the speed limit (your best guess at the speed of course), how many people are sitting in the cars in a parking lot, or assess the threat level of random people you pass on the street.

Play the “what if” game:  What if that guy attacks me right here, right now?  What are my options?  Who’s around me that I can call for help?  Is there anything around I can put between me and this guy?

Work on being in Level 2 from the time you leave your house until the time your arrive back home.  Again, stay relaxed.  It’s a casual surveying of your surroundings, not a panicked, high energy situation.

Conclusion

As always, leave your notes and goals in the comments.  Cheer your brothers on and hold each other accountable.  We’ll review Phase 7 next Friday.

Phase 8 Starts Friday 2/2

 

-J . Nyx

Author: Jnyx

Fitness addict, DIY guru, tech nerd, member of Memesters Local 419.

347 thoughts on “Way of the Warlord: Phase 7 Update”

  1. “this means not having your nose buried in your phone when you’re walking
    down the street or being equally distracted with something else.”

    “Play the “what if” game: What if that guy attacks me right here, right
    now? What are my options? Who’s around me that I can call for help?
    Is there anything around I can put between me and this guy?”

    – 12 years of school being on the bottom of the totem pole made me an EXPERT in “Level 2”. Running these types of scenarios is something that I do constantly and without thinking. It is ingrained into my brain. Funny though, I never once considered “Who’s around me that I can call for help”. In my case I search the sidewalk and nearby yards for potential weapons, like a rock or strong branch. And when I have my laptop bag, I keep the zipper open for easy access to what I keep inside of it. If some pack of thugs wants to play “the knockout game” with me, they’re in for a nasty surprise. Hasn’t ever happened though. I suppose I do not present myself as an easy target.

        1. So…. it’s a semi automatic butt plug with built in clock wise and counter clockwise rotating features? Extra ribbed grip handle and pulsating core for that authentic feel? Gotha.

          1. If that’s what floats your boat.

            “semi automatic butt plug”

            – How do you even think of something like that?

              1. Hey, watch it there mister!!!

                As a preferred client, I can turn that potato of yours over to the Smirnoff company at any time!

                I don’t know who is worse, you or that grapefruit guy.
                Why don’t the two of you get together and make a “sea breeze”.

                My “mom” huh? Holy smoke. That’s like conjuring “bloofy Mary”…

                    1. Do you know the reference.
                      Obviously these guinea wops don’t know.
                      I’m slightly disappointed wb doesnt know.
                      Or .aybe he does.

                    2. All I can think of is this:

                      Re: Guinea wops…
                      Ummm…have you read some/any of my comments here and at ROK? Especially the ones about being a tan complexioned Southern European…And native New Yorker…

    1. My mom was not so great in the masculine advice department, but she had me make a habit of situational awareness. See who is around you, be aware of people on the street, know where the exits are, have a plan to get out of a place within a min or two of being there for the first time.

      1. Oh, I learned from my mother the witch as well.
        Ducking the wooden spoon and thrown shoes was good practice.

  2. What if that guy attacks me right here, right now?

    I’ll grab his phone and beat him with it.

  3. Martial I have down pat. Being a CHL holder, as well as somebody who also open carries, situational awareness is a natural part of my life since I cannot remember when. I’m aware I do it, but it comes as part of a normal thing that I do whenever I enter a room or walk down the street. Scope every entry/exit point, survey the “landscape” of human beings as well as natural obstacles and potential cover locations, and people watch once I’ve established my baseline of comfort/awareness. This isn’t a unique trait, I believe many men who carry firearms have similar routines.

    1. Hey, listen, I want somebody good, and I mean very good, to load that gun. I don’t want you coming at an attacker with just your dik in your hand, alright?

      1. I’m really, really burned out on this guido movie crap, man. Lo siento, amigo.

        1. GOJ, what do you want from me? Do you expect me to let you go? Do you expect
          me to let you take my children from me? Don’t you know me? Don’t you know that
          that’s an impossibility, that that could never happen. That I would use all
          my power to keep something like that from happening, don’t you know that? GOJ,
          in time you’ll fell differently , you’ll be glad I stopped you now. I
          know that. I know you blame me for ruining this site, yes. I know what that
          meant to you. I’ll make it up to you GOJ. I swear I’ll make it up to you. I’m
          gonna change, I’ll change, I’ve learned that I have the strength to change.
          And you’ll forget about this “guido movie crap’ , and
          we’ll go on, you and I. We’ll go on.

          1. What do I want? How about a little creativity? You used to crack wise creatively using your own words. As I recall.

              1. Yes yes, I’m aware of the ‘let’s pile on and double down’ reflex. It’s not that I’m mad, it’s just getting really drawn out, uncreative and boring. Plus the actual topic is almost nearly abandoned from first post recently. I feel kind of bad for the authors of the pieces, in a way, because I’d bet that they want at least some cursory discussion of the ideas that they lay out in the article. I’m as big a goof as anybody here, but getting stuck on one “thing” to the detriment of everything else just seems silly.

            1. I am sorry. What happened to the comment section was business. I have much respect for your disqus account. But your points, this thinking is old-fashioned. You must understand why I had to do this. Now let’s work through where we go from here.

              1. Oh no… they got you, too… You’re… you’re one of them now, aren’t you? AREN’T YOU?

                1. I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone – if possible – Jew, Gentile – black man – white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness – not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

                  Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

                  The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people.

                  To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..

                  Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

                  In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power – the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

                  Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

                  Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

          2. These are wonderful things that we’ve
            achieved on AKC — and there’s no limit to where we can go from here. This kind of technology knows how to help Godfather quoting…to encourage it — the emotional sensitivity here is bigger and swankier than any of the political siteswe were trolling last week — and we can thank our friends formerly from ROK — which has put up half of the touchiness with the other trolls on a comment for comment basis — JNYX has relaxed restrictions on trolling. What I am saying
            now is we have what we have always needed — real partnership with the mods.

        2. Hey, what are you a forum judge or something? Go take a walk around the neighborhood. Do your job.

          1. I’m entitled to my own opinions, thank you very much, just like anybody else. It’s not like I can stop people, just offering my perspective. If the owners/mods are fine with whatever is going on, well, it is their site.

            1. You’re bothered by this stuff? I swear on my children you won’t be bothered anymore, GoJ. You won’t be. But you have to keep an open mind when we talk. I mean, I hope you’re not a hothead like your brother Thales. You can’t talk business with him…

        3. I may get pounced on by the other wops but here’s a confession:

          I’ve actually only seen the 1st Godfather all the way through once. Got sick of the second one after the much-hotter-than-what’s-her-face girl gets blown up. At the time I figured: whelp, with her dead there’s nobody at least hot to look at. PASS. 😀

          Of course.. I’ve seen the Untouchables, Goodfellas, Scarface, Once Upon a Time in America, and on and on.

          Kind of prefer Ocean’s 11 to them all however. The original of course, not that crap remake.

      2. It’s perfect. Bem: they got an old-fashion’ toilet — you know, the box, and – and – and – ah the chain-thing. We might be able to tape the gun behind it.

    2. And before the night is over, some one will ask you “are you a cop?” Especially if they are cops.

      1. Oh yes, it’s a routine question when I open carry. People are weird.

        1. Most cops are fine. It’s the FBI douchebags that need flushed. There was an article a couple of days ago in the Boston Hearld calling for the dismantling of the FBI as it is beyond redemption. I would agree.

          1. Ideally it would be great if this were the start to dismantling a whole slew of federal alphabet agencies. Many of them are tied to the Obama corruption, especially the IRS.

            1. Yup. I friend told me something last night which I recall Hearing but not aware of the full story. After 9/11 there was an anthrax attack where a few peopled died and the FBI completed fauled up. So bad that the FBI agent in charge of the anthrax investigation, Richard Lambert, filed
              a lawsuit against the FBI for criminal misconduct.

              The FBI director who slid it all under the rug and punished the whistle blower? Robert Mueller.

              That douchebag really leaves a slime trail, eh.

            2. That will be the last one that gets dismantled after the zombie apocalypse and the second coming.

                1. You would think that by now we could have come up with a way to get shed of the biggest collection agency the world has ever seen.
                  I wish.

            3. Evidently it’s a lot easier to weaponize those alphabet agencies than it should be or that at least I assumed it would be.

          2. Look the FBI guys promised me a deal. So I made up a lot of stuff about local police ’cause that’s
            what they wanted — but it was all lies — uh — everything. And I kept saying –local police did this
            and local police did that — .uh — so I said yea sure, why not.

  4. “I’ve been in meetings all week”

    Hey, listen to this @disqus_tj7gjZttfg:disqus — Jnyx wants to talk. Eh gosh — imagine the nerve of the sonofabitch, eh? Craps out last night, and wants a meetin’ today…

  5. Now we have the gyms, we have the weightlifting; and they’re the best things to have. But bodybuilding is a thing of the future. And if we don’t get a piece of that action, we risk everything we have. I mean not now, but, ah, ten years from now…

    1. All right, J.Nyx. You go to the gym, you eat, you talk for a while, you relax. You make them relax. Then you get up and go take a leak. No…better still…you ask for permission to go. Then when you come back, you come out blastin’, and don’t take any chances…10 deadlifts in the rack a set.

  6. There was this kid I met on ROK — he was younger than me. Sorta looked up to me — you know. We did some workout plans together — worked our way foolish notions of “powerlifting”. Things were good, we made gainz of it.
    During down season– we ate molasses from Canada — got all fat — you father, too. As much as anyone,
    I loved him — and trusted him. Later on he had an idea — to build a website for all the people who were banned from ROK for not being huge faggors. That kid’s name was J Nyx– and the website he invented was AKC.
    This was a great man — a man of vision and guts. And there isn’t even a plaque — or a signpost — or a statue
    of him on that website! Someone convinced him to drop the bomb tsara. No one knows who gave the order– when I
    read it, It was hilarious; I knew Jnyx– I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying hilarious things. So
    when he turned up dead– I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we’ve chosen — I didn’t ask
    who gave the order — because it had nothing to do with business!

    1. I reckon I’m going to have to catch up on the guido movies as GOJ calls them. I suppose I could get Vinny Pringo to explain it all to me because he was in all of them.

      1. Hey, whataya gonna do, nice Georgia boy, eh? Didn’t want to get mixed up in the Godfather trolling huh? Now you wanna catch up on “guido” movies, why, because ya laughed a little bit? Hah? What do you think this is ROK, where you go troll Jezebel for 2 seconds and come right back? You’ve gotta get up close like this and bada-bing! you blow the quotes all over the daily post and watch people get their titties all sore. Come’re…

          1. What I want — what’s most important to me — is that I have a guarantee: You watch these movies this weekend and are ready to speak in godfather come monday

          2. You don’t have to remember, just do as I say.

            We’re putting a call into your office, explain that you’ll be there tomorrow afternoon – you decided to spend the night at AKC as @akingscastle:disqus’s guest

            1. Yeah, it struck me yesterday. I was just sitting here and it popped into my head – wasn’t even trying .. and I said I know who it is now.

  7. serious question here. I was looking at rowing machines last night.
    Here is my reasoning:
    (1) I can gain strength with a rowing machine (high reps low resistance)
    (2) Cardio improvement with a rowing machine without adding additional stress to my knees or ankles.
    (3) Only drawback is that they are pricey.

    yeah or nay?

    https://www.waterrower.com/

    1. My knees are shot, so I do the elliptical machine at the gym for cardio but it isn’t ideal. I am trying to get back into swimming, but my schedule is so full I will not be able to do very often. Besides taking a walk with family on the weekend, I do not get outdoors enough. Might hit the neighbor up his offer of mountain biking when the weather warms up,

    2. I did crew in college and it is a great full body exersice. I was thinking the other week of getting one but they are indeed expensive.

      1. I live on a lake, but having to store a kayak or boat and take it out there chews up a lot of time versus the rowing machine can be setup in 30 seconds.

        1. Don’t get into a boat with bem or WBF. They will start calling you Fredo and then bad things happen.

          Bad things.

      2. I’ve often wondered about rowing actually. You see the rowing team guys and they are in great shape, but I was never really sure if that was “get in shape in the gym, then row” or if it was more like swimmers who basically become svelte seal looking types by swimming 10 hours a day.

        1. You have to be pretty in shape to begin with and it gets better from there. It is the most painful sport i ever did and i played football for years. Your muscles start burning and you still have a long way to go.

          1. That sounds fantastic to me. I doubt that there are amateur rowing teams outside of college, but I’d bet that things like kayaking would yield similar benefits?

              1. I actually had no idea. That always seemed like a “college only” type of sport. Neat.

                1. Not that its of any use to you but there are a bunch of Grown Up rowing clubs here. Actually, of the boathouses on the river, probably more than half are non-college.

                  1. This is a whole new world to me, kind of interesting. I wonder now if there are any nearby me?

                    1. It seems like it would be interesting. I’m not a fast runner by any measure, so my attempts to break into league type lacrosse were short lived and disappointing. But rowing, that’s a lot of upper body and core strength, which I have in spades, so I think I’d do pretty well at it, at least in theory.

                    2. Should be right up your alley; I remember the varsity goons were all like 6’5 and up. I imagine leverage is the name of the game

            1. I went to a store that carries the water towers and I used one in the store for 30 minutes. I felt like I had just finished playing 60 min of soccer but my arms and shoulders were starting to get tired instead of my legs.

      3. I was *asked* to row crew in college. I was interested until they told me practice was 6 days a week at 5:30 am, and that was the end of that.

        1. Its brutal…..I had a rooomate who was into that – I’d be coming home from studying at 4:30 and he’s be heading out. Tragic story, really, he was only about 5′-6″ so he never made the team

        2. Yes, 5am on the hudson was very pleasant experience. Especially when we were avoiding ice flows.

    3. Biggest problem for me with rowing machines is that it is too easy to cheat yourself. On a stairclimber if you stop or slow down you are going to fall off. On a rower if you slow down you slow down no big deal. Rowing is a great bit of cardio exercise, but I know myself and I know that during cardio I need to be forced a little bit. Plus, the vantage point on the stairclimber in the gym is always nice. I tent to put it on a fat burning interval course (not steady intervals) and put it up so high that the top end of the intervals i am actually running up the stairs.

      1. good point. I get most of my cardio from 70-90 min of soccer 3 days per week. Being in my 40s, I want to keep up with the 28-35 year olds so the best way to accomplish that is increasing stamina without stressing the knees or ankles.
        On the stairclimber, you cannot decrease the speed while you are on it ?
        At least on a lake you’re forced to get back to shore especially if there’s lightning if you’re out rowing.

        1. The stairmaster forces whatever speeds are set in it, unless you use a button to manually lower the speed while in use. What he means is that with rowing you just kind of slow down on your own and no big deal. With a SM you have to make it slower by intent, programatically.

          1. gotcha. the last time I used a machine for cardio was 1994, I would get the deer in the headlights look if I got on one today.

        2. Soccer cardio is really all you freaking need man. The competitive streak will keep you going and lord knows you are getting the cardio in. If you are playing that much soccer I wouldn’t bother with a rowing machine or stairclimber unless it was just for fun.

          You know me though, I will tell you the best way to increase your strength, stamina and physique and it is simple, tried and true and is the only thing pros have used to increase those things dramatically for a very, very, very long time….that would be massive volume weight lifting.

          You can increase or decrease with the touch screen, but i am stubborn. I set a pattern. 1 minute low 3 minutes run, 1 minute slower, 1 minute slower, 1 minute very slow, 1 minute hyperfast run etc etc etc to mix it up and go at it for an hour with a towel over the touch screen so i don’t know what to expect.

        3. You play three games of soccer a week? That’s too much. Even the pros take 4 days’ rest between games.

          1. I know, I have to ice down (ice/water bucket), use Aspercreme, take Chondroitin, pop an Advil 1 hr before, and stretch extensively. I just can’t help it.

            1. Not even kidding, try out the stuff I use. It is a liniment made for racehorses. Much cheaper than BenGay or tigerbalm or any of the other human stuff and it is much, much more powerful. When I am super sore from lifting, this is the only stuff that helps. You can get it from pretty much any online veterinarian store

              https://www.doversaddlery.com/absorbine-liniment-gel/p/W1-C2251A/?eid=X18A00U1000&utm_source=google&utm_medium=PLA&mrkgcl=1131&mrkgadid=3258321429&rkg_id=h-ae46de8c0b62400eacceecedfb61e7f4_t-1516987507&utm_campaign=NB_PLA_Retail_New%20England_GOOG&adpos=1o1&creative=236715602810&device=c&matchtype=&network=g

                1. I think the trainer who has to sit there and apply it might. I won’t comment on the horses preference. But really, if you are sore this is the right stuff

                    1. the funniest thing about reading this comment in the disqus notifications was that i had to take a second and think about what you were referring to.

    4. Check out what Shawn Baker is doing on the rower. Guy’s a 50-yr-old pure carnivore who regularly breaks world records on that machine. He’s a former pro rugby player, nuclear weapons expert, and orthopedic surgeon. Here’s his Twitter: https://twitter.com/SBakerMD. He was on Joe Rogan recently talking about his diet.

  8. With stair climbers you may not have to increase the time so much as increase the work and rest interval settings, perhaps? The goal of that machine is cardio so it seems six one way half dozen the other to me.

    1. My best workout lately is playing tug with my dog.

      Not playing that we’re playing tug of war, actually playing tug where my dog is perfectly comfortable trying as hard as he can to pull it away from me and win the toy.

      90 lb Shepherd, pulling, pushing, twisting, shaking, and doing whatever he can to win the toy is a workout.

  9. Situational awareness is very important. The author is absolutely right: leave the damned phone in its case and pay attention to your surroundings. Even if you live and or shop in a small town, we are a highly mobile society. So it’s not a stretch to say that big city thugs or other bottom feeders may show up, knowing that police presence will be minimal. It really is a good idea to have a plan to take down that scruffy looking dude with neck tattoos in the beat up Pontiac Grand Prix.

    The sage advice to make yourself appear to be a hard target is sound. Stand up straight, shoulders back, head upright and constantly scan the area. Pay attention to who is in the vehicles, standing around, walking by or coming up behind you. If you appear aware and confident you are an unattractive target. Just as in nature, predators won’t go after prey that may injure or kill them. They go after the weak. Don’t be weak or appear weak.

    And if you have the gut feeling some funky shit is about to go down, if at all possible, get the hell out as fast as possible! The best outcome for a street fight is to avoid it all together. Even if you win, and especially if a weapon is involved, the aftermath will probably be a real mess. You’ll get to meet new people: the police, the jailer, your attorney, the prosecutor…

    And if you can’t get away and the altercation becomes unavoidable, as @WBFitness and I recently discussed, don’t talk to the police. You can identify yourself and say you were in fear for your life. But nothing else. Anything you say can and will be used against you. Always be polite, courteous and do what the police tell you. But don’t tell them shit! Their job is to find something on you. Your job is to not give them anything to work with. You have the right to remain silent. Part of situational awareness is the ability exercise that right.

    Because a lot of times if you keep your pie hole shut there won’t be any trouble to start with. And since most convictions start with the accused running their mouth, if you clam up after the shit gets real, the cops will have little or nothing to use against you.

    1. Doubleplus agreed. Especially the “shut up” part. Even if the cop seems friendly and is trying to engage you in what you think is friendly or sympathetic conversation, say nothing. Hell, *especially* if he’s doing that, because there’s a 100% chance that even if he is being friendly or sympathetic, one wrong word and he’s got you in front of a judge and you’re fighting for your right not to be anally raped in a prison cell for the rest of your life. They will report *every single word* you say that seems significant to them.

      Cop: “Wow GOJ, yeah, that guy was a real scumbag, you did us a favor by shooting him.”
      GOJ: (silence)

      Cop: “Sir, I really understand that you were under a lot of pressure, Times like that can be hard, I know when they train us we are under intense pressure when dealing with these kind of situations. It’s good that you didn’t crack and did the right thing. How did you handle that kind of pressure if you don’t mind my asking?”
      GOJ: (silence)

      And so on. Give them *nothing* outside of what is mandated by law (identification usually).

      1. When I went through my gun safety course taught by an ex-cop, this is exactly the advice he gave us should we ever have to use our gun in self-defense:
        “Officer, I was in fear for my life. I would like to speak to my lawyer before discussing anything else with you.”
        Repeat as many times as necessary until your lawyer arrives.

        1. Sound advice, although I’d only say it once, just due to the temptation to want to extend it out after you’ve said it twenty times and start to get aggravated. You know “Officer, I’ve already asked to only speak if my lawyer is present, if you’re so damned hot to get a conviction just because I was XYZ…” (oops).

          1. Yeah, that temptation must be resisted, but if the cops keep badgering you and you keep telling them the EXACT same thing in the EXACT same tone, they will eventually get the hint that they’re not going to be able to needle anything out of you.

            1. oh and also you just learned the two greatest things in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut

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                1. I don’t fell I have to stop quoting godfather– just my continue– that’s all. You gonna come along with me in
                  these things I have to do — or what. Because if not you can take other dissatisfied commenters —
                  and move ’em all to ROK

            2. It’s a lot harder in real life than it is in theory. The adrenaline is rushing and then there’s the whole bizarre response to authority feeling you get, in a big way, when dealing directly with a cop in a bad situation, that you have to fend off. It’s easy when there’s no rush, no adrenaline, no urgency and no threat of actually going to jail. In real life, there are a million things going through your head and there’s a really good chance that if you say anything outside of giving identification and saying “I want my lawyer” more than once, that you’re going to blurt out a mind vomit into their ears without even meaning to. I’ve had years of practice dealing with cops face to face since I open carry and it still gives me this hollow nervous pit in my stomach when one starts grilling me (consensual contact). The unpracticed are sure bet targets most of the time.

          1. bem, wait a minute. I’m talking about a cop — that’s mixed up in drugs. I’m talking about ah – ah – a dishonest cop — a crooked cop who got mixed up in the rackets and got what was coming to him. That’s a terrific story. And we have newspaper people on the payroll, don’t we, bem?

    2. OK, right.
      right.
      right.
      right.
      Yes everything you said is perfect!
      I am a major proponent of situational awareness – you’ll never catch me using headphones or diddling with a phone. And guess what? NEVER been mugged! (knock wood)

      (NOTE:this is not from a movie!)

            1. How many loads did that chick popping off the top of that red bikini launch back in the day, huh?

              1. and she married kevin kline who always a bit light in the loafers to me. are there any non beard marriages out there?

            1. Brad somehow thought he was a single successful guy as he was cleaning the washroom’s mirrors at the fast-food joint, so opportunities may be relative in his case.

    3. “..don’t talk to the Police.”

      Always keep your mouth shut. After they charge you and read you the Maranda, state “I want an attorney present before answering any questions.” Never wave your rights away and “try to explain the situation.” You are just fucking yourself if you do.

      1. Yes. The time to plead your case is in front of a judge. Cops are not judges, they are instead evidence collectors for the state. Nothing, and I mean nothing you say will get you off the hook when it comes time for them to detain and/or arrest you. Even if they’re engaging in consensual contact (what they call it), you say nothing, unless it’s just “hello” in passing as you both continue to walk in opposite directions. Even then, I’d advise against it, heh.

        1. I won’t go into detail, but I and some others got charged once and the only one who got slammed was the fool who waived away his rights.

          On a funny note, one of them was s a friend of mine and after they charged him in the station the detective asked if he was willing to play ball and answer some questions. He said, “Hey. Your the investigator. Go investigate. I have nothing to say.” That cop didn’t take his reply so well. LOL.

          1. What’s really funny was that fucking bank job in Secaucus. I’m in the weeds lying down. He said, “What are you doing?” I said, “Resting. Here?” “In the weeds? I’m resting!” They pull me in, start asking questions. You know, this and that. “What are you going to tell us?” I said, “My usual. Nothing.” “Why tell you?” The fuck. He says, “No, you’ll tell me something today.” I said, “Okay, go fuck your mother.” You saw the paper. My head was out like this. I’m coming around and who do I see in front of me? This prick again. He says, “What do you want to tell me now?” I said, “What are you doing here? I said to go fuck your mother.” I thought he’d shit. The fuckers. I wish I was big just once.

    4. This is especially true if the FBI is involved. The FBI will charge you with lying and obstruction based on the flimsiest of excuses, even if they can never prove any underlying crime. If the FBI invests resources in investigating something, they are expected to find something. No one comes back clean. I have seen this time and time again. Even prominent public officials get taken down over “lying” to the FBI just because the FBI can’t get them on anything else.

      1. I am not a lawyer.
        Legally I’ve never understood how someone can be charged with lying to them when it’s legal for them to lie to YOU in order to get evidence to charge you.

        1. You really don’t have to understand it, you just have to know that this is the case and deal with it appropriately. End of the day, nothing you and I object to will even hit their radar as relevant, so prepare accordingly.

    5. Good post other than you running down my chosen mode of transportation along with the unique methods of expressing my individuality.

      1. It was just one example. I am all about equality. You don’t have to drive a Pontiac or have neck tattoos. The ways to express yourself and things you can do to inspire me to draw a bead on you are virtually limitless! 😉

    1. I don’t see a problem with this so long as they revert back to the DSM from 1952 that lists Homosexuality as a mental illness.

      Then it would be perfectly fine and even appropriate as the joker is the archetype insane villain

    2. “Again” — built on the complete and total assumption, never depicted in the comics, that he was gay in the first place.

      Can’t they be satisfied with making the Penguin gay on Gotham?

      1. That shit ruined Gotham for me. Completely meaningless reason to make a character gay. Then they had to spend the rest of the season making that story arc work. Was very forced and boring.

        1. Yeah, I was never a big fan of the show, but I loved crazy Barbara Gordon. The gay Penguin shit was lame as fuck. And the way they made Bruce into such a simpering, whining little beta pussy while Catgirl is super tough feminist ninja girl? Fuck that.

        1. Sorry, big guy. I heard the Green Lantern takes it up the ass, so maybe give him a call and see if he wants to get “punished”.

  10. Daily Update: So the damn hamster union spent the entire night getting high on hamster blow and banging hamster whores, and now they are all passed in little pools of hamster vomit and hamster cum. The Shithole-A-Tron 9000 is completely wrecked because they were partying in there. Somehow they got into the vacuum tubes and were using them as giant crack pipes. They used all my punch cards to roll up into little hamster joints. I got 2 hamster workers who OD’ed on meth, and one who died from funneling rubbing alcohol. I found 4 dead hamster hookers stuffed into a trash can. This is a fucking nightmare. I may have to fire the lot of them and replace them all with ferrets.

    But, I think we can all safely assume that Haiti is still a shithole.

            1. I always thought that Gaylord Perry’s brother (also a pitcher in the big leagues) being named Jim Perry was proof that his parents just fucking hated him.

              1. No. His parents hated Jim too because he was named after a Canadian talk show host and well, that’s pretty much on par with jizz mopper.

    1. I found 4 dead hamster hookers stuffed into a trash can.

      This was inspirational, but very difficult to work with. Apparently there is a porn site called ‘xhamster’.

      1. Thank you. I think this was some of my better work. Unfortunately, because it wasn’t framed in the form of a movie quote, it gets no love from the fucking New York crew.

    2. Are those Haitian hamsters?
      Must be, seeing as how they’d rather do drugs and whores than work.

      1. You want me to be fair with them? How
        can you be fair to hampsters? For Crissakes, listen — They recruit mice, they recruit gerbils — and they do violence in their, in their Grandmother’s neighborhoods. And everything with them is whores — whores! La vegana — junk dope! And they leave the gambling to last.

        Now I want to run this comments section without you on my back, and I want those Hampster brothers dead!

      2. I dunno man, get some really high quality blow and some high end top tier hookers and I can see that being a fun day.

              1. This county’s had AIDS for the last fifty years , it’s in their blood, believe me, I know. I’ve been coming here since the 20’s. We were running AIDS out of Port Au Prince when you were a baby — the trucks, owned by your father.

                1. An AIDS army .. I mean what is the enemy going to do shoot a Haitian and potentially splatter blood on themselves ?

        1. I’m surprise there isn’t an outcry about Haitian stray dogs because I have not seen one in any pic of Haiti

      1. that’s why this spring people will be asking me if i am using steroids…..when I say, no i wake up at 4am 7 days a week and go to the gym in January and eat a shit ton of meat they don’t believe me

        1. I have a co-worker who up until last year was on ‘roids. When a girl he was hitting on at the office asked him if he was on ‘roids he threw a chair thru a window. He was never asked that question again.

            1. and unlike what ROK teaches about violent dark triads, the girl didn’t bang him but he talks a lot about trannies.

    1. What is at the top of the building on the right? it looks like the building is either see thru or a part of it is missing.

            1. I’m afraid I will melt if get up that early.
              Is that pic really from where you work out?

      1. I’m usually up at 6 and on my first set at 06:45 as its the only time I have (plus the gym isn’t that busy).

  11. Make sure that everyone sees the GODFATHER quotes before we leave for the week. I’m very pleased you were all able to come from such distances to read all the GODFATHER quotes woven into the message board today and either enjoy, contribute or further our enjoyment by being 12 year old girls. When a man comes to Friday afternoon — he wants to turn over the things that he’s been blessed with, like the ability to endlessly quote the GODFATHER — turn them over to friends or strangers on the internet. As a reward for the friends he’s had — and to make sure GODFATHER quotes continue while he is gone for the weekend. These are wonderful things that we’ve achieved on AKC — and there’s no limit to where we can go from here. This kind of website knows how to help GODFATHER trolling…to encourage it – the commenters are sharper and funnier than any of the political sites we’ve put GODFATHER quotes on — and we can thank our friends in AKC’s administration — which has put up half of the trolling quotes with the commentors on a quote for quote basis — has relaxed restrictions on bannings. What I am saying now is we have what we have always needed — real partnership with the mods of a site. The GODFATHER Trolling will go to the AKC boys. The troll of the day The Champion. The The Suprise Troll, also, but Dickhead will bring in the Rake Brothers — BEM and WB Fitness – for a piece, and also to handle the actual trolling operation. And we’ve saved a piece for some friends on the telegram channel, to make sure things go smooth back home. I want all of you to enjoy your rake — so, enjoy

    1. Sometimes, even really good things go stale. Especially when they are repeated over and over again, multiple times a day, day after day.

          1. Well, then, business will have to suffer, alright? And listen — do me a favor, Thales– No more advice on how to avoid becoming stale. Just help me quote the Godfather, please, alright?

              1. I would never go against the family. I’m straight! Straight — not gay like everyone says!

        1. Huh. Never really thought about it in those terms.

          Never really wanted to think about it in those terms, either.

          1. ahmedinajad denied fags existed in Iran . They are superb fashion consultants for heterosexuals .

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