Mar 10 2010

How Do You Feel About Guns?

I know how I feel

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Feb 4 2010

How Do You Get To Abu Dhabi?

Well you gotta be a bad dude, train hard and beat up a lot of people. It also helps if you win a qualifying tournament in the United States and get flown out to compete in the world championship Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament.

Check out this video of my good friend and fighter Jim taking on his division and then a few higher belts in his weight class for a change to compete with some the the best grapplers in the world and a $10,000 first place prize.

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Nov 2 2009

I’m gettting the Bold 2 aka Onxy Nov 17th

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Oct 21 2009

Blackberry Upadates: Bold 2 9700 and Texting While Driving a Ferrari

black berry Ninja

I cant wait for the Bold 2, aka Onyx, aka Bold 9700 to come out. Here is a sick little video that gives a sneak preview into the beauty that is the latest and greatest BlackBerry. Hopefully my inside sources will come through again at AT&T and allow me to get my hands on this baby a couple weeks before the official release date.

Some might know I am a bit of a Blackberry addict, there for i think this little texting while driving a Ferrari manuver is pretty funny. Look for it about a minute into the video, and its worth taking a glimps at the other tasks he can do while driving.

p.s. Don’t test and drive, it is not safe. Don’t knit either (driving or not…)

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Sep 28 2009

Does Anyone Pay Attention to MMA Posters???

I have been seeing more and more flyers and posters advertising MMA as the sport continues to grow. It is certainly a great way to get an abundance of information out their for people to know about a fight, but should it be more than that?

vintage boxing postermuhammed ali vs rocky marciano poster

Clearly boxing event promotion gave rise to today’s classic “fight poster”. Most were simple and informative with a picture of two guys facing off, very little color and a basic event description.

They have quickly grown to include pictures of nearly the entire line up, several sponsors, websites, event information, and graphics that capture the audience (well sometimes).
horrible mma posterBATTLE- mma

Most of the posters the UFC puts out are on point, have all the right info, and focus on the fighters that are currently getting the heaviest marketing push, but they didn’t always have a full time graphic artist to get stuff done right.

With the popularity of MMA still growing and it not being uncomon for promoters to “invest” over 50 thousand into an event, why is it that there are so many posters that look like my nephew put the thing together in Paint? ? ?

ufc31_postercage_of_fire_mma_postermma posterbad fight Poster.jpe

Put some effort into it–maybe even hire an ARTIST to do it. Dont cram 22 guys on to a flyer so when you print it as a 4 by 6 postcard so they all look like ants. Get a website and put it on the flyer! Dont forget time, date and location (I have seen all of those omitted).  Sponsors are never a bad thing, but get their real logo and make it look good; they will be seeing this thing too.

Now you might be asking: So what does a “Good” MMA poster look like? Well I will gladly show you…

girl fight posterdream 11 posterk1_dynamite_08_posterrespect poster

In Japan they seem to get that sometimes less is more, so for my all time favorite MMA poster:

dream 7 poster

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Sep 9 2009

Great MMA Highlight from Japan

I kind of feel like I missing out on some if this great MMA action after seeing this highlight. It is very well done and the author has a few other good ones too. Props to him and props to Japan for kicking ass.

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Aug 26 2009

Who Would Win an MMA Fight Bruce Lee or Iron Man?

Watch this and find out.

Clearly I have missed the boat on this video, I hope next time a video this awesome doesn’t get by me. The guy who made this is Patrick and here are some more sweet videos on his YouTube

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Aug 12 2009

Chipotle Took Me On A Date: To See Food Inc.

food inc poster movie

Chipotle paid for my girlfriend and I (as well as a few hundred other people) to see Food Inc. a couple weeks ago. Going into the movie I was unsure what to expect. Maybe some slaughter houses and someone telling me never to eat meat? Not so my friends. Instead, I got myself thorough education on how my meals got on my plate, from my bowl of cereal for breakfast, my chicken sandwich for lunch to my lasagna dinner my girl made me. And while I walked in with a decent amount of knowledge about diet and nutrition, I will tell you honestly, I was shocked by some of the things I saw. All I could think after the movie was “Why haven’t I seen this already? Everyone needs to see this. This should be in every high school nutrition class”.

Great Trailer for Food Inc.

I like to eat food that tastes good. I also like food that makes me feel good. When I’m training hard I cant afford to eat a cheeseburger, even if it cost less. I understand that very few people can make it happen to “eat good” every meal, but I believe that even if you are not eating as healthy as you could, if you eat food you should at the very least know what you are eating. Don’t be lazy and don’t turn your head as a consumer. Food Inc. is a straight forward presentation of information about the industrial food production and allows you to formulate your own conclusions and care as little or as much as you want about what is presented. But I assure you, you will care and wish you had known sooner.

Here is a cool special from Nightline:

Here is some more info from the Denver Post on Chipotle using local produce in their chain restaurant Link

If you actually made it this far you are probably asking what can little me do?

Well… Go see Food Inc, Go to the Food Inc. website, and dont be an ignorant consumer. I’m not telling everyone they should run to the health food store and never breakdown for a fast food cheeseburger, but standards are low for food quality and untill everyone asks for the standards to go up or people stop caring more about making money from food than making food that is safe and healthy for the consumer, it’s not going to change.

If all that doesnt do it for you then here is a sweet video of a guy downing a HUGE Chipotle burrito!

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Aug 7 2009

Best Girl Skydiving Commercial Ever Made!

I’m not sure what Feggaard is selling, but I’m ok with that. Its a fleet of topless, fake-breasted, hot, Swedish models jumping out of an airplane… enough said. Probably one of the best Internet only commercials made…

Here is a link to the original high quality footage LINK

I had this commercial on my site prior to it crashing but someone recently brought it to my attention that i should put it up again…

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Jul 22 2009

Spencer Pratt Fight Me Instead!!!

I had to google this kid just to figure out who he is and i still dont know… But i did find this cute little video that showed me what i dont like about him.

spencer pratt fight me

and a nice little picture of him getting armbarred by his girlfriend with his shiny purple belt on (I’m sure that was back in the day).

Listen Spencer, I understand why you don’t want to grapple Mayhem Miller, he is a pro fighter and  big dude and has skills you don’t… i understand that.

But if you wont grapple him please consider me!

Here are a few reasons why:

  • You’re a black belt!!!
  • I am a lowly blue belt
  • I haven’t done a tournament since i had my white belt
  • I have never fought MMA
  • I’m about your weight if not a little smaller (about 165) but ill cut if  you want me to
  • We will do it on your terms, 3min 5min, 10min, gi, No gi, MMA, whatever you want
  • I will come to California to you and we will grapple at Legends Hollywood (maybe Mayhem will referee to make sure i don’t get injured when you school me)
  • Here is the best part! -Afterwards no hard feelings, just a simple roll (or whatever) videotaped so the rest of the MMA/BJJ word can see how you stack up against an average blue belt.

I am even going let you call me to make sure I’m serious:

If you didnt see What Mayhem Miller had to say to Spencer here it is:
Jason Mayhem Miller (mayhemmiller) on Twitter
Maybe Mayhem would let a Monkey on his show…

-Monkey #028

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