Jun 23

dnc-terminator

A large man approaches the front door to a house in the suburbs and rings the doorbell.  It’s answered by a middle-aged woman with a polite, but confused look.

“Are you Sarah Connor Palin?”, the man in sunglasses asks with a thick accent.

“Yes”, she responds, and immediately notices a small, red dot moving up her shirt towards her forehead.

Bang.

Now fortunately the Democratic National Committee doesn’t have a time machine or bodybuilding cyborgs.  But as the saying goes, “there’s no time like the present”, and the DNC or their proxies are already on the hunt to pre-emptively “terminate” any potential opponent for the 2012 election.  Their squad of Terminators obviously isn’t going around with firearms, smashing through walls and doors to get their prey.  The target isn’t the actual members of the Republican opposition, it’s those individuals’ credibility which has been marked for termination. And in the interest of reserving Obama’s stay in the White House for another four years, this political machine feels no pain, no mercy, and absolutely will not stop until that credibility is dead.

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Jun 22

As I mentioned in the post below, my back is killing me after my mostly successful attempt at creeping up on a 400lb squat (375lbs) this past Saturday. Well I didn’t have any nifty ice packs anywhere, and didn’t want the condensation from a regular bag of ice bleeding out onto my desk chair, couch, etc. To boot, I had things to do and couldn’t just sit in one spot for an extended period of time.

Then I had a mild eureka moment and solved the problem. Here it is:

Step 1: Fill a ziplock bag with ice (duh)

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Jun 22

Image: Matt Kirtley demonstrating double-under/"Bonaduce" guard pass.  www.Aesopian.comMatt Kirtley demonstrating double-under/"Bonaduce" guard pass. Aesopian.com

Server was out so I got to class technically late but in time for the rolling. We did a round-robin and somehow I ended up as the guy for the station that was in the cage.

Rolled with a female fighter prepping for an upcoming fight and focused on technique as we started from my guard. She did her best to drive me into the cage, and I baited with a leg on the fence to spin away; she didn’t bite and we scrambled. Kept my hips moving and grabbed an outside half guard while working for a banana-splits sweep. I didn’t have the lockdown but managed to get it anyway. Though I probably could have muscled straight into the sub by pulling her leg past my head, I chose not to. Got to her guard, Bonaduce passed and backed her into the cage without being too much of a dick about it and using my weight advantage. Ended up in a bastardized twister side control threatening a kimura but decided to abandon it and restart from my guard in the center. The round ran out shortly thereafter. Pretty strong for her weight class and she’ll definitely give her opponent hell.

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Jun 21

iran-revoltLike many people inextricably plugged-in to the Internet, I’ve been following the (hopefully) historic events in Iran over the past several days with a combination of horror and hope. Will we get to see the birth of a new, true democracy in the Middle East, or will tyranny slam its fist down upon the people?

But if you haven’t been keeping as much of an eye on the situation, here are a few key things that bear pointing out:

Mousavi, the candidate who lost the “election”, is also the former president of Iran. Under his watch in the 80’s, Iran began its nuclear weapons program. He has, smartly, positioned himself as the defacto head of the uprising, but is nowhere near as liberal as the majority of the people that comprise this movement.

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Jun 15

This post is to test the integration between my lonely and underused blog (www.phrost.com), Twitter, and Facebook; or as I like to call them “twbk”.  Please ignore.

Jun 15

Especially when your jujitsu coach is on Facebook:

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