Coping with a broken smartphone

  After bitching about OnePlus the other day, Carl Pei got the last laugh when my OnePlus One careened from my hand to the floor. The screen spidered from directly above the camera to the other side of the phone and down to the bottom. The touchscreen was completely unresponsive and my Project Fi Nexus 5X is still a month away from being…

Humble Pleas: How about some common sense?

Welcome to my Monday morning collection of thoughts. Let’s talk about guns I don’t know about you but I am getting to the point where I am desensitized to all of the mass murders that happen in this country and that is a terrifying thing. A term like “campus shooting” has become a part of our lexicon. Multiple lives…

My Friend Ed

  Ed is both a friend and a client of mine. When he first came out to train with me, I had no idea just how hard he’s battled in his life; nor did I know that the fact he was even in the gym with me training was a pretty massive deal in and…

Life Hacks: Better Call Jimbo

It was a sad day when I had to tell my 100 year old great grandma that she could no longer play with Legos. Keeping over 1000 butterflies in your trunk is a magical way to confuse a cop when he asks to search your car. You can’t blame every fart on the dog. Pregnant…

Life Hacks: Heat Stroke

“That dresser is from Ikea!” – A woman watching porn. If you knock on my door and try to sell me something, I’m probably going to try and keep you for a few days. It’s almost as if Cialis commercials WANT me to bang a senior citizen! The CONstitution sounds so negative. Why not call…

True Detective: Omega Station

Oh, thank Jeebus, we’ve finally reached the end of SoCal police investigate the great jewel heist of 1992. That’s what was going on, right? And something about the trains. Who the hell knows. True Detective season 2 has come and gone like a tornado consisting of cigarette smoke and cocaine. Thusly, an odd season of…

Thoughts on 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation'

Sticking to the Formula The fifth Mission: Impossible is a very competent action movie. Christopher McQuarrie seems to be marking off a checklist as he chronicles the latest adventures of Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF* crew. Tom Cruise gets to run a whole lot? Check. Cruise gets to perform a crazy stunt that…

True Detective: Black Maps and Hotel Rooms

We’re almost at the end of the road. Our long, mild, national nightmare is almost over. There is only more episode left in True Detective season 2. The old detecting gang sure have gotten into some hijinks over the last 7 weeks, living through mildly traumatizing shootouts, stabbing people at classy orgies, and doing cocaine-fueled…

A Really Late True Detective Post: Other Lives / Church in Ruins

Hello and welcome back to the True Detecting of True Detective. Oof, that’s a terrible title. Definitely not using that. Are you guys still on board? The buzz around season two has ranged from negative to nonexistent. It’s still drawing good ratings, not that those have ever been HBO’s top priority, but it’s just not…

Life Hacks: Uncomfortably Hot

“This is the ride that killed Billy.” – said in line at every amusement park ride. Just read an article about the dangers of fatty foods that really scared me so I’m making a life changing decision…no more reading! It’s bad luck to see your bride before the wedding. It’s not so great luck to…

Post Race: Your Journey Has Just Begun

Four years ago, I ran what was my first real OCR. I thought I was so well prepared for it – completely cool and confident. I started the race and did poorly. I did so poorly that I became who I am today because my performance caused me to critique everything I did to figure…

Marvel's Daredevil: Daredevil

  The final episode of Daredevil opens with a funeral and the first ten minutes finds all of the show’s characters defeated. Fisk’s murder of Ben Urich has brought no relief from his anger, and the double punch of Vanessa’s poisoning and his mother being found has left him even more paranoid of his partners. With…