Archive for January, 2015

Taylor Swift – Corporate Whore

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Ridiculous curiosity with tags , , , , , , , on January 26, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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#tayforhottest100 was a storm in a teacup. Now she’s been disqualified however, there seems to be a pattern forming in the leaves that remain silted at the bottom. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags , , , , , , on January 25, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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As Wally ground his cigarette butt into the mound of ash and picked up his keys, Pat took stock of the framed poster that hung behind the bar. A 5X3-foot Ramones Australian Tour poster, framed, the image of the eagle clutching the baseball bat partially obscured by the sheen of artificial lights on the glass. Continue reading

Vale: Grant ‘Bomber’ Millwood

Posted in Kickboxing, Obituary, Real Men with tags , , , , on January 23, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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28/02/83 – 17/01/15

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Gary Palmer

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Magazine, December 2014

For Gary Palmer, martial arts have been part of his life for as long as he can remember.

“I started with boxing,” says Gary, “I grew up with it. I come from a boxing family. My grandfather was Dave Palmer, who was both heavy and light-heavyweight champion of Australia. He held several titles – that was back in the days when they weren’t so strict about weight; they let you fight up a division. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Melbourne congealed on the horizon; a vast grey monolith slumped beneath an iron-grey sky. Continue reading

Peter Aerts

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 16, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Peter Aerts, like all ‘great’ athletes, is most often defined in terms of the length of his career and the titles he’s won. True definition, however, is a matter of establishing something in comparison with its contemporaries which, for a fighter, is in terms of their opponents. Continue reading

Cain Brunton

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, Nov/Dec 2014

Victoria doesn’t have a reputation as a hot-bed of Thai Boxing culture; rather, it is traditionally held as the stomping-ground of kickboxing. Cain ‘Insane’ Brunton is working to change that, one fight at a time. He tells JARROD BOYLE about his recent WMC State Title win and the possibilities it has opened up for him, including a spot on JWP’s Caged Muay Thai, a promotion as Queensland-crazy as anyone could hope to get. Continue reading

Malheureusement, je suis aussi Charlie Hebdo

Posted in Jokes, Journalism, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , on January 14, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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I really don’t want to do this, but you gotta put your money where your mouth is…

Cheryl Lynch-Gardner and the Red Brigade

Posted in Journalism, Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Blitz Martial Arts Magazine, Vol.28, No.11, November 2014

“The problem in India is not that there are rapists,” says Cheryl Lynch-Gardner, co-founder of Budo-Ryu Kempo. “[Here in Australia there are] Rape Crisis Centers, counseling; there is a system. There’s no damn system over there.”

Cheryl’s involvement in the martial arts has led to her from Sydney’s western suburbs, halfway around the world to teach self-defense to Indian women. It seems like a practical fix for a universal problem, but in the macro, Cheryl’s work is part of a widespread effort to turn the tides of history and culture, one person at a time. Continue reading

Vale: Anita Ekberg, 1931-2015

Posted in Obituary with tags , on January 12, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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“It was I who made Fellini famous, not the other way around.”

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