Archive for the Real Men Category

‘Story is Such a Lie.’

Posted in Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on January 20, 2023 by Jarrod Boyle

Rodney Hall, frequent guest of this blog, began a spiel on this topic when last we met. This commentary on the nature of art is so fundamental and so important, it needs to be posted somewhere: once again, I exhorted him to start his own blog and yet again, he refused. For that reason, I present his ideas here, rather than attempt to pass them off as my own.

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‘A Warrior Culture Steeped in Violence.’

Posted in Journalism, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

What is the problem with that?

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Meditation Killed My Motivation

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading, Real Men, Statement of intention with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

Tim Ferriss once said that he had initially avoided meditation for fear it would bliss him out and diminish his drive. In my case, I fear that it’s true.    

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Miyamoto Musashi Versus Cameron Quinn: A Book of Five Rings

Posted in kyokushin karate, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on April 21, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

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What are your thoughts on M as a mythological figure?

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Miyamoto Musashi Versus Cameron Quinn: A Book of Five Rings

Posted in kyokushin karate, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2022 by Jarrod Boyle

Shihan Cameron Quinn is, by the standards of ‘Theme Park…’, a luminary. He began training in Kyokushin Karate in 1971 and lived in Japan in 1976, studying Japanese and training at the Kyokushin Honbu dojo in Tokyo under Kyokushin founder, Mas Oyama.

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In Search of Lost Time

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on November 14, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

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The action of In Search of Lost Time is essentially intellectual.

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In Search of Lost Time

Posted in Reading, Real Men with tags , , , , , , on November 9, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle
Look at this saucy Frenchman.

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I finished reading In Search of Lost Time a few weeks ago, and now it’s over, there is a peculiar Proust-shaped hole in my life.

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Happy 60th Birthday, Henry Rollins

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men, resistance training with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

The first disturbing event of first-year university was the day I went to meet a childhood friend of mine when he was discharged from the insane asylum.

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‘Art With Values’.

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading, Real Men, trauma with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2020 by Jarrod Boyle

There’s a friend of mine, a very successful artist, who I admire very much. I met him twenty years ago when we were working together in a dirty nightclub in South Melbourne; he was collecting glasses and I was bouncing. We both aspired to art, and he hit critical pay-dirt much earlier than I (who am I fooling – I still haven’t got there).

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Jocko Willink and David Goggins versus Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway and Hayden Carruth

Posted in Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2020 by Jarrod Boyle

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There are some novels you read that make you think, ‘Why can’t all books be like this one?’ Continue reading

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