Jon “Bones” Jones vs. Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida

Fight night’s coming up y’all. That of course, means that I’m increasingly itching with intense excitement at the thought of the main event for UFC 140. I’m especially psyched because this is an interesting matchup stylistically. Let me break it down for you.       [amazon_link id="B0064SC2QM" target="_blank" container=""...

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A Man of Integrity

Respects names and faces, but breaks them in different places. Comes back around like shoelaces and straightens out like braces. Apologizes, reconnects, synthesizes, and never neglects. Not the defects or the insects or even the rejects. He only accepts. Flaws and walls, waiting patiently outside of bathroom stalls. No no-knock entries to cause you pause. No need to...

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Best Villians

We all love to hate. Just admit it. You’ll feel a lot better. And if you don’t want to admit it, then you’ll probably hate me for bringing up your ethical failings, so I still win. Everyone hates a winner. But you know what I hate? Lousy villains. So naturally, I love (hating) the good ones. So seeing as I just wasted over 1500 words on a silly list of...

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Great Men

What do you think of when you hear these two words? Personally, I consider all sorts of heroic and impressive deeds long ago. Great men are great because they do great things, and looking for great things, always sets my gaze to times of yore. When I consider current masculine role models in the contemporary setting, the prospects don’t look quite as golden as their...

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Lotus: An Immodest Review

The Definition Lotus: a plant believed to be a jujube or elm, referred to in Greek legend as yielding a fruit that induced a state of dreamy and contented forgetfulness in those who ate it. Lotus also refers to a British sports car company known for its sleek and speedy style. What these definitions forget is the five piece instrumental band also affectionately adhering...

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Wonderous Life

  Behold! The Magnolia, it is a universe unto itself. These goliaths come with fully formed ecosystems stock. For much of my adult life, I’ve had the pleasure of working outdoors. One of my greatest joys in this vocation is working in, around, and occasionally on top of magnolias. These plants are enormous. They strike me as majestic, dominating the landscape,...

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All My Complaints About UFC FightPass Encompassed in One Email Exchange

Below is an email I received from UFC.TV Support after I reported a problem I had with my account. To set this up, I was unable to update my credit card information, and requested support in the form of the “Live Help” button. This is the exact email I received in response.     And my response, presented in text for effect: … Sigh. Alright....

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