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Housewives on Fire: Let There Be Light, 2015

Posted in Housewives on Fire, Journalism, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 23, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle
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I may look ridiculous, but the job clearly has its advantages.

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Club Elleven was windowless and all the lighting electric. The only sunlight came in splashes through the fire door, when people went out to smoke or spray glitter on one another. Continue reading

Housewives on Fire: Let There Be Light, 2015

Posted in Housewives on Fire, Journalism, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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I remember being handed a small plastic bag which, I was told, contained a costume. Upon opening it, I discovered a jock strap, harness, head-piece, gauntlets and greaves.

The wings were to be attached just before the march. I looked at the jock strap and understood immediately that my bare-naked ass would be presented to Oxford Street in all its glory. Continue reading

Housewives on Fire: Let There Be Light, 2015

Posted in Housewives on Fire, Journalism, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 21, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“When I first saw Olie, I thought, ‘Who the fuck is this fucking Frenchman? Continue reading

Housewives on Fire: Let There Be Light, Mardi Gras 2015

Posted in Housewives on Fire, Journalism, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 20, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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“I support them,” said Fahren Heit as she emerged from the hallway. “It doesn’t make a huge amount of money, obviously. I promised the boys I’d take care of everything financial across the board.” Fahren also has input on the design and production aspects of Housewives on Fire. Continue reading

Housewives on Fire: Let There Be Light, Mardi Gras 2015

Posted in Housewives on Fire, Journalism, Observation, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2016 by Jarrod Boyle

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Max Inanli, Ms Fahren Heit and Olie Debiais operate their fetish couture business, Housewives on Fire, from a ramshackle three-bedroom Victorian house in Burwood, an outer suburb of Sydney. When I pulled up outside, it was nine PM. Night had fallen and every light at the front of the house was blazing. Continue reading

Andrew Roubas: The Art of the Empty Hand

Posted in fighting, Journalism, Martial Arts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle
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Shihan Andrew Roubas (left) with Soshihan Gonnohyoe Yamamoto

Blitz Magazine, Volume 29, No. 4, April 2015

Like all practitioners whose life has been dedicated to their art, Shihan Andrew Roubas, eighth Dan in Goju Ryu Karate, becomes philosophical when making sense of it. Continue reading

Ben Edwards – Australian Boxing Champion

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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How about these rugby players?

There’s a difference between being a fighter and being an athlete. I’ve been in situations in a fight were I can feel my brain is swelling inside my head. You ask yourself a question in situations like that. Continue reading

Ben Edwards – Australian Boxing Champion

Posted in fighting, Kickboxing, Martial Arts, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle

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Ben Edwards is always good for a chat. Since last we spoke, he has added Australian Heavyweight Boxing Champion to his string of achievements. He was kind enough to do a lap of the Theme Park in order to fill us in on the details.

What happened with Glory? Continue reading

Sydney Force: Michael Badato and Joe Concha

Posted in Kickboxing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

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International Kickboxer Magazine, March/April 2013

The Full-Force Gym in Blacktown in Sydney’s western suburbs is a family affair. JARROD BOYLE talks to MICHAEL BADATO and JOE CONCHA, two of its brightest stars. Continue reading

Post-Consumerist Cosmopoles

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

“In a thousand years, there will be no men and women, just wankers.”

-Mark Renton,

Trainspotting.

My internet home page is set to The Age Newspaper Online. I like to skim over it before reading my emails; it helps orient me for the day. Of late, however, reading The Age has begun to get me down. Apparently, I live in the quintessential Australian city, and the best, most polite word I can use to describe it is aspirational.

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