Game of Thrones – One Dupe to End Them All

I have seen every single episode of Game of Thrones. I began watching when it was in season 2 and have since watched every episode within a week or two of its release. I even watched Alt Shift X videos on YouTube to understand it better and prognosticate about The Theories. Well, I’ve had a week to think about the final season’s third episode and now I see that I was sold down the river for a sock full of pennies. (more…)

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A Nation of Immigrants

Perhaps the most common device employed in defense of immigration is that of the phrase We are a nation of immigrants. This is said flippantly and often met without anything but a nod, as if to say, Of course. Is it obvious that we are a nation of immigrants? We should look at the data. (more…)

Yang Gang 2020 – Big If True

Andrew Yang appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience as an entrepreneur running for POTUS and is taking the Internet by storm. He is proposing a Universal Basic Income of $1,000 per month and probably a couple other things about WhoGivesADamn. While he is running as a Democrat, he is garnering the attention of many disparate factions, including the dissident right that memed Trump into the Oval Office. I won’t bore my Dear Reader with a laundry list of his opinions, one can go to his website for that. I want to explore his UBI because it’s the biggest campaign promise that’s ever been proposed. (more…)

Nobody Cares About the WNBA

Every year, at least one notable WNBA player lets us know that she is unhappy with her pay because LeBron James, Stephen Curry, or Russell Westbrook pulls in a lot more. They say this without even paying lip service to the fact that these men are some of the greatest athletes who have ever walked this earth, and that the WNBA loses money every year. (more…)

YOUR DUMB – Women Hate STEM

I don’t want to write this, but I’m being forced at gunpoint. I would never willingly spew such hateful sentiment and espouse ideas as dangerous as the following without threat of violence or death. You know me, I’m a Good Man. Anyway, this will explain why men dominate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields and why your dumb. (more…)

Becoming a Lifter – Intermittent Programming Disease (IPD)

The Reader is now quite familiar with strength and its application. He understands the nature of athleticism and has accepted the harsh truths that lie therein. He has also completed the Novice Linear Progression (NLP), as taught and prescribed by Mark Rippetoe of Starting Strength. If the Reader has not completed his 6-12 weeks, he will go do that before he returns to this page, as he has not yet tapped his ability to put more weight on the bar every time he enters the gym. And, if he can do that, why wouldn’t he?

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What Is Athleticism?

The term athlete is bandied about quite loosely and seems to denote any person who participates in a sport. In our postmodern Hellscape, an athlete can even mean one who plays video games. Men’s Journal covered some gamer “training” at the Red Bull facility in Santa Monica, California, in case my Dear Reader needed another reason to feel as if they have underachieved in this life. I see athleticism as a spectrum of capacity. An athlete’s genetics, training experience, and accumulated skill amalgamate into their athleticism. (more…)

The 7 Types of Strength

The Homo sapiens interacts with his environment as if he is a system of levers. In this way, he can be called a machine. His body is a device used to multiply the force he creates with the ground. As force transfers through his rigid skeleton, the attached musculature guides the force in the direction he desires. This is Man, and force production is his nature. (more…)

YOUR DUMB – Are Chiropractors Mystics?

Chiropractors are everywhere. They are ferociously marketing themselves to my Dear Reader, nagging passers-by near a mall kiosk, and fishing (phishing?) their way into the offices of medical doctors. In all of these facets, they are relaying a message stating a comprehensive healing ability by musculoskeletal, specifically spinal, manipulations to fix vertebral subluxations. One could simply read the Wikipedia page to learn how it’s fraudulent since this is well-trodden, but reading my cool swear words and fantastical wit is infinitely more entertaining. Plus, new chiropractic operations continue to open all the time and I’m going to learn from doing this.

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YOUR DUMB – Paper or Plastic?

With Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio breathing hot CO2 down your neck, Teslas electrically hitting the speed of light, and every barely-sentient lip piercing at Whole Foods being totally insufferable, you’ve become hyper-aware of your carbon footprint and climate change. So let me ask you a question, should you use paper or plastic bags when you are packing up your supermarket items? Moreover, are you, as my title suggests, dumb? (more…)