Month: April 2016

Five Bullet Friday

What I’m Reading Sapiens – A Brief History of Humankind – On a planet that’s 4.5 billion years old, how did an otherwise insignificant species that’s existed as a mere “blip” on the evolutionary timeline, rise above all others to become the dominant life form on the planet? Harari’s “Sapiens” is an anthropological primer that…

Fortitude Training – Muscle Rounds – Upper Body Emphasis – Danny Padilla Part 3

After the 1980’s Olympia debacle that saw a totally out of shape and outclassed Schwarzenneger scooping near perfect scores and winning the title for that year, it was clear that there were behind the scenes forces steering and even mandating the outcomes of physique contests.  Arnold’s victory so soured the competitive experience for many pro competitors that they simply…

Fortitude Training – Day 3 Muscle Rounds – Danny Padilla the Most Screwed Over Bodybuilder of All Time?

I read Book 1 of Part 3 of Randy Roach’s excellent “Muscle, Smoke and Mirrors” series a few weeks ago, but have been going through it again to collect some notes for a future write up and review. The book details the craziness, conspiracies and chicanery that transpired not only behind the scenes but also in…

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What I’m Reading Industries of the Future – Alec Ross Forecasting the future is a tricky business. Most predictions about technological, political and sociological trends amount to little more than an extension of current trajectories blended with a copious amount of wishful science fiction thinking and a whole lot of spitballing in the dark. As…

Five Bullet Friday

As you can probably tell, these weekly-rap pieces come out on any day BUT Friday. What I’m Reading Fuck Feelings There’s a certain irony to life that the better off we have it, the more bitchy and whiny we tend to be. One of the most common traits of first world problems is the righteous feeling…