Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on August 14, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle



“You mean, you fucked a woman in a brothel who wasn’t a hooker, to start with, and you didn’t have to pay for it?”

There was a taint to Wally’s incredulity, as if somehow he should be able to go back and claim a refund, or possibly a voucher. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on August 3, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle



She shifted her hands from his chest to his back. Her nails gently depressed his skin the way a cat uses its claws to establish a precise hold. Continue reading

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: Combat Sports and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Posted in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, fighting, Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 31, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle



FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016

“Life after fighting is more scary to me than dying.”

-‘John’ Wayne Parr. Continue reading

‘John’ Wayne Parr versus Pavlos Kaponis

Posted in 'John' Wayne Parr, Muay Thai, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 22, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle



FightLive Magazine, June/July 2016

Pavlos Kaponis is ready, hungry and looking for blood.

“John Wayne Parr is famous not only in Australia, but also all around the world and this is respectful,” says Pavlos, starting out with a congenial foot forward. “In Greece, we know him very good from the fight that has given with Mike Zambidis. Especially from the last one that Zambidis lost by KO. However, these fights were K1 [rules].” Continue reading

Omari Kimweri: Fighting Fugitive

Posted in Boxing, fighting, Journalism, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle


“Life is easier when I’m boxing,” says Omari Kimweri, once Tanzanian, now Australian flyweight boxer currently in-line for the WBC silver title. This is a remarkable statement, especially when you consider it in the light of what he’s had to do to stay in the game. Continue reading

A Eulogy for the Scariest Spectacle in Rock

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 4, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“I had moved past the casual carnage that was so prevalent in the books I’d conceived in my twenties, past the severed heads and the soup made of blood and the woman vaginally penetrated with her own rib.

“Exploring that kind of violence had been “interesting” and “exciting” and it was all “metaphorical” anyway – at least to me at that moment in my life, when I was young and pissed off and had not yet grasped my own mortality, a time when physical pain and real suffering held no meaning for me.”

– Bret Easton Ellis,

Lunar Park. Continue reading

A Eulogy For the Scariest Spectacle in Rock

Posted in Music, Observation, Real Men, Slayer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 3, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle



“…The scariest spectacle in rock is Slayer, the Rolling Stones of the new American metal.”

– Los Angeles Times, 1991

Every real band has done a classic album tour. While limited to North America, Slayer did a series of dates playing their seminal thrash album, Reign in Blood in its entirety. The performance reached its climax when the stage and musicians were immersed in a torrential downpour of blood. Continue reading


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