‘John’ Wayne Parr versus Pavlos Kaponis

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

 

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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

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“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

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“…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

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on July 1, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“I’ve told you more than I tell my psychiatrist,” Pat continued.

“How much do pay him?”

“Her. About the same as what one of you people charge.”

“She doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, does she?”

“Unfortunately, no.” Continue reading

The Day I Became an Urban Legend or The Cautionary Tale of a Cock-Ring Gone Awry

Posted in sexual misadventure with tags , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“What’s wrong with you?” asked the triage nurse at the Alfred Hospital as I manouvered myself into a seat – I had to be mindful not to sit on my balls because they had become so large and distended. Continue reading

The Day I Became An Urban Legend or The Cautionary Tale of a Cock-Ring Gone Awry

Posted in sexual misadventure with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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One night in recent times, I fell asleep with the ring on, and happened to cross my legs. Things seemed in order when I awoke, but later that day, my left testicle began to swell. It continued to swell, in fact, until it was roughly three times the size of the right one. Continue reading

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