Top Gear won’t win any points among cyclists, that’s for sure.
Top Gear won’t win any points among cyclists, that’s for sure.
Earlier today, the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in combat sports. That includes MMA. For some time, TRT was hailed as a safe alternative to steroid use, and its use was widely publicized. Especially for the UFC’s resurgent star, Vitor Belfort.
Although as luck would have it, his supposed title shot against Chris Weidman that was supposed to go down at UFC 173, won’t happen. The UFC just tweeted that the fight would go to the new middleweight Lyoto Machida.
I wonder…why did Vitor Belfort lose the shot? Was it the TRT ruling? Or something else? Like, Ninjas? I bet it was Strider Hiryu.
So, our loyal readers, what do you think of all this? Did Vitor Belfort pull out because he could no longer drink that TRT jungle juice? Did Machida drink some peepee and gain hadouken magic? Did Weidman break someone else’s shin?
Sound off in the comments section!
You might be wondering why I’m doing an entry for a band. Lemme break it down for you guys.
This band is dope. Her Crimson Love is an all-female pop-rock(I LOVE THAT CANDY) band haling from our fair city, and they have an enjoyable sound. You might remember, I did an entry about them last year when I caught their gig at the griffin.
Here’s a short bio from their official facebook page:
It happened in chemistry class. Hailing from San Diego, CA, the female rockers of Her Crimson Love (aka HCL) started out their days as a high school rock band that jammed in a garage to cover songs and made their own songs — and still do. The pop-punk, all-female band consists of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Jennifer “Jay Jay” Juliano, lead guitarist and backing vocalist, Jamie Manalili, bassist and lyricst, Melanie “Mel” Buhay and drummer, Phonesavanth “Pon” Elena Navasak. Pulling influences from bands like Jinxed, Rufio, and New Found Glory guides them in creating the sound that they have today.
They performed at bar venues in San Diego such as the Griffin and the Office Bar and recently, AMP Music Festival 2013; their first was the AMP Music Festival 2012. Her Crimson Love enjoys sharing the stage with the talented, local musicians and getting to know and share similiar musical interests. Currently, the ladies are writing new songs, are working on releasing their first EP, and have some shows lined up.
Sooo…I was talkin’ with their drummer earlier tonight and we talked about geeky shit. The usual. And so, we decided to combine our powers for good and defend the geek realm from all that is pretentious, creepy, troll-looking, and #notaboutthatgeeklife. What can you expect from this movement? Um….interviews, maybe a video or two, Pon kicking Jared, the sky’s the limit.
So fans, be on the lookout. HCL & SSB are gonna be rocking out, punching kittens, drawing manga, and partying really hard!
Although one of the things probably won’t happen too soon. :/
Their ReverbNation profile is here
I was in 4th grade when someone gave Robocop 3 to me. I don’t remember who it was now, but man, this game was fun. I sure as hell didn’t know any better, but I played the hell out of this game. When I beat the game, I actually wrote into our calendar “Robocop 3 beaten by J.J.” The hypest moment of the day.
The game hasn’t aged very well, and now I can see just how bad it was. Everything about the game screamed mediocre. The color palette, the controls, the presentation, damn near everything about the game was just….mediocre. Well, when the source material was the worst Robocop movie in the trilogy, you can’t really expect much from the game.
Except for the music. Ocean games were usually based on movie franchises, and they weren’t that good. Except for the music. They knew how to make music.
This song is my absolute favorite track from the NES era. It’s the intro theme for the NES version of Robocop 3. The intro starts out slow, then builds momentum and starts hitting you with a deep bassline, and everything else starts falling into place. I kid you not when I say that I would never, ever skip this intro when I would play this game. I would let it run until it ended, and then press START.
I honestly thought that I was the only person in the whole wide world that loved this song. I was wrong.
Jeroen Tel, the song’s composer, is still active to this very day. He’s the one that got the song playing on stage at that chiptune concert. Every time I hear that song, I’m always whisked back to a time when the only responsibility I had was to do my damn homework. Fox 6 kids actually had awesome programming, and the closest we got to gambling was POGS. I didn’t have to worry about filing taxes, getting my car fixed, getting my ass kicked in the boxing ring, or running a half marathon.
It was a simple, fun time. And I think that’s the power that chiptune music has over us NES kids. It brings us back to that time, over and over again.
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Someone finally makes an appearance! Well, not just Coach Caine. And Alissa.
The intro saga continues as Justin tries to escape from his photoshoot, and the twins try to make food.
Ever since 2008, Coach Caine has been one of the motivating factors for me. I started out training in his Power Boxing/Kickboxing classes, eventually jumping into Muay Thai. I can still remember my first day at Muay Thai. He had the entire class leg kick me 10 times each. There were at least 10 students in the class, and yes, my thighs were purple.
When I rejoined the boxing club back in 2013, on my first day back, he told me to jump into the ring for Muay Thai. It hurt. Still, I came back for more, and since Christmas, he’s been making me run for a solid 3 miles after every class I take.
Today, after my class with Coach Artem, he came up to me and asked me if I ran my miles. This conversation happened:
“Francis, did you run your miles?”
“Yep, though I cramped up towards the end.”
“Good. You’re gonna be running a half-marathon with me within the next 6 months.”
“Yep. Half marathon. You’ve got this!”
Later, he showed me the San Diego Half Marathon website. And guess what. He told me to run it with him. And you know what else?
I just registered for it. And with that, I’m runner #5869 in the San Diego Half Marathon. I’ve never done a half-marathon before, but I’ve got a month and a half to prepare. EVEN MORE CARDIO.
I’ve also created a team. We’re gonna be “SSB”. Representing hard. Plus I was sorta limited by the character requirements so….
Anyway, this is it. If you wanna join us, here’s the website:
When I train at The Boxing Club, I usually don’t have time to listen to music. That and I don’t bring my headphones into the ring for obvious reasons. During the workout portions where I’m by myself, I usually have a playlist of songs that I listen to. Right now it’s mostly J-Rock. Or is it…?
I’ve been hooked on this group called BABYMETAL, one of the subgroups of the J-pop group Sakura Gakuin. It consists of Suzuka Nakamoto (SU-METAL), Yui Mizuno (YUI-METAL), and Moa Kikuchi (MOA-METAL), and a really really dope metal band. You’re probably asking why Japanese Pop would be thrown together with hard furious metal, and believe me, I was asking myself the same damn thing.
I decided to just let it go and have a listen. And I was hooked. These are the BABYMETAL songs that are in my iPhone right now.
“Catch Me If You Can”
“Ijime, Dame, Zettai!” (No More Bullying!)
“Iine!” (It’s good, right?)
“Uki Uki ★ Midnight”
And since I’m the otakuFIGHTER, I’ve gotta have some anime music on rotation. Obviously.
LISA – Crossing Field (Sword Art Online Opening 1)
Metal Figher Miku’s Opening “Kaze Ni Naru Made”
Hironobu Kageyama – “WE GOTTA POWER” (Dragon Ball Z’s 2nd opening)
Kana Yazumi – “Be Strong” (History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi’s 1st opening)
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