Caliban

Posted in Real Men with tags , , , , on March 1, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.”

 

– Hunter S. Thompson.

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags , , , , , , on February 28, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Running was getting easier. To start with, it had been nothing but pain; acid in his muscles, aching in his shins and the abrasion of wind in a breathless throat. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“And I kept drinking. Probably for about another month or so. Until one day…” Pat stopped briefly and took a breath. He was giddy with exhilaration. “And I have no memory of this, I was told about it at the hospital – they found me. Outside. Behind the dumpster.” Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags , , , , on February 15, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Speaking at AA was like jumping off the ten-meter diving board when he was a kid in Brisbane. When you looked down, you were riveted by sheer terror. Then, once you did the thing you’d climbed the ladder to do, it was a mix of relief and sheer exhilaration. Continue reading

Hector Lombard Tests Positive for Steroids

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , on February 11, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Hector Lombard, fellow Scida Stables alumnus, has tested positive for steroids after his win over Josh Burkman at UFC 182 last month. This is another stumbling block in the chequered career of an immensely talented fighter.

From the UFC: Continue reading

Andre Meunier – K-Energy

Posted in Kickboxing, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 10, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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Andre ‘The Mad Man’ Meunier: appropriately labelled and packaged for Japanese fans.

Andre Meunier, Victoria’s number-one heavyweight kickboxer, is hitting his straps. He’s just come back from a win in Japan where he was the intro for the two most significant heavyweights in the history of the sport, might do a it of boxing, enjoys a spot of MMA in his time off, has opened a tattoo parlour in Windsor and likes a bit of speedway racing when the opportunity presents itself. He tells Theme Park at its Darkest all about it.

So… how did it go? Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags , , , , , , on February 6, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Pat needed a few things, but shopping would have to come later; he didn’t want to rock up to his first meeting with anything other than his hands in his pockets. He closed his coat against the late-morning cold and hunkered down against the wind.

Melbourne was like London, but less so, in every way. Busy, but fewer people. Rainy, but not as wet. Windy, but not as sharp. Continue reading

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