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Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , on November 21, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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2: The Best Piece of Art I’ve Seen (By No-One Famous)

The best piece of art I’ve ever seen by no one famous was a dance piece at a TAFE one year, somewhere in the late nineties. I went with my then-girlfriend to watch a young ballet dancer friend of hers doing a solo piece. Continue reading

Desperate Romantic: My Life as a Stalker (A Lamentably True Story)

Posted in Acts of devotion, Love letters, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. Truth is, everybody’s gonna hurt you; you just have to find the ones worth suffering for.”

- Bob Marley

“Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…”

- Corinthians, 13: 6-7

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Sometimes it’s best to begin a story at the end. Which, in this case, was in the office of my psychologist. Continue reading

Moral Complexity

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Real Men with tags , , on November 19, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Martin Luther King Junior was a mad philanderer. Richard Cohen, in an article published in yesterday’s Washington Post, ponders the implications were it more widely known at the time.

Why Game of Thrones Has Come to Fascinate Us

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Lord of the Flies is one of the world’s best-loved allegories of civilization and the way it has played out through violence. Continue reading

Ken Lay: Cage Fighting, Bloodshed and Resonating Against the Void

Posted in Kickboxing, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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To my mind, Ken Lay is more than just a police chief; he’s en exceptional public figure, fighting to make a crucial difference to Australian society. Continue reading

“Sometimes, the riff is so fucking good you want to hear it over and over again for fifty-two minutes.”

Posted in Music, Real Men, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 11, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Even the name of the band, ‘Sleep’, is redolent of one bong too many. Continue reading

Reality-Based Self Defence: Scenario Training – 5

Posted in Journalism, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, September 2014 Vol. 28. No.9

“Competition sport has protected us from the ugly reality,” says Tim. “Last I checked, the UFC has 31 rules, and 27 of them are pertaining to injury to the human body. Continue reading

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