Archive for March, 2012

A Testimonial

Posted in Music, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , on March 29, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

“Brothers and sisters, I wanna see a sea of hands out there; let me see a sea of hands. I want everybody to kick up some noise; I want to hear some revolution out there brothers, I wanna hear a little revolution. Brothers and sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are gonna be the problem or whether you are gonna be the solution. You must choose brothers, you must choose. It takes five seconds; five seconds of decision, five seconds to realize your purpose here on the planet. It takes five seconds to realize that it’s time to move, it’s time to get down with it. Brothers, it’s time to testify and I want to know, are you ready to testify? Are you ready? I give you a testimonial …”

J. C. Crawford’s barn-burning intro to the MC5’s “Ramblin’ Rose”. 

The Best News I Have Had All Year

Posted in Fitness with tags , on March 20, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Aboke Abductions

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , on March 18, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Something interesting I found while surfing the ‘net. To give you a taste:

The Aboke abductions were the kidnapping of 139 secondary school student females from St. Mary’s College boarding school by rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army on October 10, 1996, in Aboke, northern Apac District, Uganda. The deputy head mistress of the college, Sister Rachele Fassera, of Italy, pursued the rebels and negotiated the release of 109 of the girls. The Aboke abductions and Fassera’s dramatic actions drew international attention, unprecedented at that time, to the insurgency in northern Uganda. Continue reading

A Open Letter to the Western Detractors of Kony 2012

Posted in Journalism, Observation with tags , , , on March 18, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

The late 20th-early 21st century sees a world in which 60% of its inhabitants live below the poverty line. The ‘Kony 2012’ campaign, regardless of who runs it or for what reason, ostensibly seeks to make famous a man who presses children into sex slavery or warfare. Continue reading

A Few Questions For Bangin' Ben

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

How was Romania and ‘SuperKombat’, as a promotion? Continue reading

Sam's Comment, or Showing Jarrod Who's Boss

Posted in Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Every time a woman responds to something I have written on this blog relating to feminism, she claims she can’t understand it [see ‘Why I do Not Call Myself a Feminist]. I think Sam’s comment, however, is the most astute and insightful I have received here. I wanted to feature it as a post in its own right – because of its perspicacity, but also because I guess I need to talk about the grinding of this particular axe.  Continue reading

R.I.P. Mike Bernardo

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

Some weeks ago, I posted a couple of pieces about ‘Old Kickboxers Never Die, they just end up in the can – or the hospital.’ Sadly, Mike Bernardo has proven me wrong. He killed himself on February 14 at the age of 42 after a long battle with depression and anxiety.  Continue reading

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