The Dark Side of Unconditional Love

Posted in Observation, Reading with tags , , , on August 12, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


It is said that unconditional love is the kind of love we should aspire to; it’s the state of loving in which you love someone, regardless of whether they love you in return, or even treat you well. It is to achieve a state of selflessness as a result of your feelings.

It has occurred to me that this is not always a good thing. Continue reading

High on Fire

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , on July 18, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

The rumors are true…





Doomsday Preparation and Reality-Based Self-Defence

Posted in Jokes, Journalism, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , on July 15, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle
Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

Jarrah Loh being throttled by Royce Gracie

“Doomsday preppers and people like that… they want someone to kidnap their kids so they can go kick some ass.”

-Jarrah Loh, editor of International Kickboxer and Fight! Magazine speaking on the subject of ‘extreme’ members of the martial arts community.



RIP Tommy Ramone

Posted in Music, Obituary, Real Men with tags , , on July 13, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

The last original member of The Ramones has left this mortal coil.

See ya later, Tommy.

Kafka’s Mouse and Bukowski’s Bluebird

Posted in Fiction, Observation, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

Book maze

I read Kafka’s The Trial earlier in the year, and it was a boring read that paid off in a big way by the end. Continue reading

Autobiography of a Loser

Posted in Observation, Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


A lot of people think Charles Bukowski’s Ham on Rye is his best novel. Continue reading

Balance: Shannon ‘Shaggy’ King

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle


International Kickboxer Magazine, May/June 2014

Shannon “Shaggy” King is a man whose biggest fight has been to strike the ideal balance between working and fighting. Continue reading


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