Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Orit Arfa - "Why I Stay in Israel"

"Someone asked me why I stay in Israel when I could easily go back to the comfortable haven that is LA.

I stay here because I'm fighting for my values, and I'm fighting for what's right, and if Jews can't be here, no one who loves human freedom and morality will be safe.

I am on the front lines. Yes, it would be easy to go back to LA (if I could find a flight), but my life would feel empty there. My heart is not there.

I am prepared to die for what I believe in. Furthermore, America is lost to me. It isn't what it once was."

(Read more here!)

Friday, May 30, 2014

Coffee Retribution!

This really says everything you need to know about the attitude in Elliott Rodger which caused him to murder six people.  Skip to 1:40 for the part where he starts talking.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Juliana Malacarne ... Perfection!

Here is Juliana Malacarne's posing routine from the 2014 Dallas Europa show.  Amazing!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Source of the World's Problems

I was thinking this morning of the world's problems.  I think that so many of them can be explained by the following 3 facts:

1.  In order to get anything signficant done, you must be able to energize people to support your cause.

2.  In order to energize people, you must not possess any self-doubt.

3.  In order to do the RIGHT things, you must possess a decent amount of self-doubt.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Lenten Thoughts Of A High Anglican - John Betjeman

This is one of my favorite poems from one of my favorite poets, John Betjeman.  I suppose he must be the patron Saint of all whose minds wander in church.  Which is everyone, I should imagine.

Lenten Thoughts Of A High Anglican

Isn't she lovely, "the Mistress"?
With her wide-apart grey-green eyes,
The droop of her lips and, when she smiles,
Her glance of amused surprise?

How nonchalantly she wears her clothes,
How expensive they are as well!
And the sound of her voice is as soft and deep
As the Christ Church tenor bell.

But why do I call her "the Mistress"
Who know not her way of life?
Because she has more of a cared-for air
Than many a legal wife.

How elegantly she swings along
In the vapoury incense veil;
The angel choir must pause in song
When she kneels at the altar rail.

The parson said that we shouldn't stare
Around when we come to church,
Or the Unknown God we are seeking
May forever elude our search.

But I hope that the preacher will not think
It unorthodox and odd
If I add that I glimpse in "the Mistress"
A hint of the Unknown God. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Winning Strength | Sony PROduction Awards

From my favorite Fitness competitor, Oksana Grishina!

If you like the video, you can vote for it here:

The Winning Strength | Sony PROduction Awards

Sunday, February 16, 2014

70 Year Old Bodybuilder

This guy is my hero.

I saw a different iteration of his video on YouTube in which some of the commenters tried to say it was just his good genetics that enabled him to be in this kind of shape at 70 years old.  Some of them even played the race card, saying that only black men could age this well.  But Sonny himself has the right answer, and it has to do with his work ethic and his dogged determination to outrun age for as long as he can.

Well done, sir!