Why Some Movie Studios Are Destined To Fail

I love movies. Seriously, I love them, and I’ve probably seen way too many of them. But, as I’ve been watching movies over the last few years I’ve noticed a few things that are really starting to piss me off.

These are the 3 things that movie studios are doing that piss me off the most:

  1. Forcing me to watch the previews, and disabling skip forward and disc menu buttons. While this has been going on for a while, studios are doing more and more to lock down the discs so you HAVE to watch as they peddle their other shit. Continue reading Why Some Movie Studios Are Destined To Fail

The Art of Body Recomposition

In the last 10 years, my weight has ranged from a high of 265 when body building to a low of 157 when doing endurance training. I’ve lost as much as 80 lbs in just 5 months, and at one point I could leg press over 1,000 lbs. Whenever I feel like making a change in my life, I usually begin with a round of body recomposition, either slimming down or muscling up, depending on my mood 🙂

Want to learn how I do it?

First, the standard disclaimer of “I’m not a doctor or medical professional, and anything I say is purely my opinion, and please consult with a real doctor before starting any diet or exercise regimen.”

OK, that’s out of the way…let’s get cracking!

#1 – Data

I measure data religiously, the more the merrier. Like the saying goes, what gets measured gets managed. What should you measure? Continue reading The Art of Body Recomposition

The 99 Percent and the Occupy Movement

I live in Seattle, pretty close to downtown, and over the last couple of months I’ve had to endure the annoying as hell Occupy protesters on a regular basis. The more I see them, in-person and on TV, the more I think to myself “these people have no clue how to improve their lives.”

If the people involved in the occupy protests spent half of that effort on trying to get a job (or even better, creating their own jobs), they wouldn’t have anything to complain about. The 1% didn’t become the 1% by sitting around complaining about how unfair life happens to be (well, some might have, but most did not.) They busted their asses to get there. Continue reading The 99 Percent and the Occupy Movement

Walking the Thin Line Between Insanity and Genius