Archive for September, 2013

Tyson the Rapist – The Facts

Posted in Journalism, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle


I found a link on Facebook to Neil Patrick Harris doing a song-and-dance number to open the Tony Awards in New York. It was vaunted as the ‘best awards ceremony opener ever’. Conspicuously, it also featured a brief cameo from Iron Mike himself. Continue reading

Gokhan Saki’s Nike Ad

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , on September 20, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

This Nike ad features Dutch-Turkish kickboxer, Gokhan Saki.

He must be the first kickboxer ever to make it to a Nike ad. It’s proof of how good he is and how big a sport kickboxing is in Turkey.

I am proud to say I knew him when.

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Last Exit to Brooklyn

Posted in Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle


To my considerable delight, Last Exit to Brooklyn has been reissued as a cheapo Penguin classic. To my considerable surprise, it has been classified amongst the ‘Classic Crime’ series. To my considerable dismay, Anthony Burgess’ original introduction has been supplanted. The new one has been written by Irvine Welsh. Continue reading

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