Learning and Knowledge (August 31)

More information about cool stuff

  1. Indie Game : The Movie … Nice movie and cool and opens up the world of Indie Games

 

2. Spinoza is interesting. Very Secular.  Enjoy The “School of Life”

 

3. Herbert Marcuse and the One Dimensional Man.  He was a great thinker of the 1960s and  1970s.   He was a philosopher and a sociologist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Marcuse

4. Alexis de Tocqueville … “Democracy in America”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexis_de_Tocqueville

 

 

Enjoy, DJ ROBO BISCUIT, Stay Fluffy

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Charles Salvador Bronson

This man is also Crazy.   Based on my research he has some craziness within him.

Charles “Salvador” Bronson has been in prison for a long time.   He even has a movie about him titled “Bronson.”      He now apparently does paintings which he has won awards for (???).    He has gained fame by being one of the most violent British criminals in the history of history (History of Planet Earth, In the Milky Way Galaxy).

He also has a cool mustache.

 

If you want to work out.  He has written a book about working out.  The book is called “Solitary Fitness.”  He has spent A LOT of time in Solitary Confinement.  It has given him difficulty in interacting with people.

Do not “waste money on gym fees” just use nature and your environment to work out.

When he works out he does 1,000 Press-ups in an hour and he takes a two hour break and then he does 1,000 more Press-ups.  Pretty Crazy.

Here is another article about him:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/11954930/Could-you-handle-Charles-Bronsons-latest-workout-regime.html

Beauty Beyond Bones (The Biscuit)

(Dedicated to Beauty Beyond Bones; Sunglasses Girl)

I woke up this morning and I was feeling #blessed

I looked out my window and I just could not help but think “Wow God is so good.”

I arose out of my bed which was so comfy and soft.  I placed my happy feet on the ground and made sure to adjust my undergarments to keep everything covered up.  Gotta keep my pig in the blanket if you know what I mean #DecentExposure #DoItForTheLord

I looked in my mirror and I was happy with my reflection.  “Man I look good.   And Thank you God for blessing me with my beauty.”  #GiveItUpToGod #GodIsGood #ClearlyNotJustGenetics

I was checking my e-mails.  I saw that Harvard sent me an e-mail in response to my job application.   “This is so good God thank you.” (that was my thought)     I read the e-mail.  I did not get the job.   I began to think, “Maybe I am not good enough?   Do I suck?  Will anybody ever hire me?”    But then I remembered, “Wait a second.  This is just part of God’s plan.   Thank you to the Lord.”    Just feeling #Blessed for my smart realizations

I walked into my local Barnes&Noble. #GodIsGood     As I walked over to the inner Starbucks I was feeling #blessed for all of the cold hard cash I had in my wallet.  Ready to spend some of that green on my favorite charity: myself.   Don’t worry God I’ll be putting the change in the tip jar.  #Giving #Blessed         I got myself a nice pumpkin spice latte and was super excited to take a photo of it and then slam it onto all of my social media and just explode the internet.  #JustWhatTheLordWanted #DoingGodsWork

I picked up a copy of “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” because I enjoy reading #BlessedForMyOwnLiteracy and I knew that Frederick Nichey McNietzche was a good author but as I began reading the book I was totally feeling NOT #Blessed … …. I read the words “God is Dead” and I just knew that this book was the work of the Devil and the Dark Lord himself must have possessed the crazed Nietzsche to write such a vile abomination.   Luckily, I had my tiny cross around my neck and I grabbed it.  It gave me comfort.   Was once again feeling #blessed and #Safe with my faith to give me strength

As I got back home for my super comfy nap time I just couldn’t stop feeling so #blessed for being a good looking person and being able to take naps after chilling at Barnes&Noble

#KeepItUpGod #StayFresh #Fluffy

(End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

On Grassroots Tennis PART 2

A coach who is willing to spread the game of tennis must also be willing to put down a little money.

BE the mobile tennis center.   Where you go, Tennis can happen!

Also, when you find a skilled player don’t let a lack of racquet stop them.   Let them use your racquet or have a couple of extra racquets (that are nice) and give them away.  That is a show of good faith (or goodwill) and that helps to build a bond.   Also, people who are not experienced, they think “a racquet is a racquet”   They are not concerned with Babolat vs Prince vs Head vs Wilson or even the concept of the “Player’s Racquet”

Allowing a player to use a nice racquet is something they will appreciate because they will be able to tell the racquet is designed for hitting balls.   Don’t let potential players wallow in the graveyard of bad equipment.

AND you must be an AMBASSADOR TO THE GAME!

Another way to help spread the game is to make sure you have some competition and play your matches on public courts.   If you have a good opponent and you will have a tough match you should play out in the open so people can watch; many people have not seen a competitive tennis match up close and in person.  If you can run and hit topspin then maybe they think you are a Professional (and you are!  A teaching Pro!   And you have the secrets to the game!   You are the one who can bring tennis into their life and into their community)


 

If you are training an apprentice and/or a Protege.  They need to have something to train for!   Give them a goal or maybe it is just to defeat you!    It will help them greatly if there are local tournaments and/or USTA junior tournaments for them to play in.   That way you can help them with forehands and backhands and serves and say something like “okay so in 3 weeks from now we are going to have you play in a tournament”  “stay focused because these kids will be able to hit balls and run and it is NOT going to be easy”

Getting your student/protege thinking about the tournament will help keep their mind “locked in” and thinking about tennis and winning matches and keeping the balls in play

(End of Entry)

(Spread the Game of Tennis) (in the picture is Rick Macci with Venus and Serena)

The Working Poor (Poverty In America)

 

In one respect, Ann was typical of the low-wage working people I spoke with across the country – in New Hampshire towns, North Carolina fields, and Los Angeles Housing Projects.  They were white and black, Latino and Asian, native-born and newly arrived in America, and they were not gripped by rage.  Ann did not point a finger of blame.  She did not make sweeping criticisms of society at large.  “I got myself into this, I made the choices,” she said plainly.  “In spite of the fact that the credit card companies are taking advantage of people, that they’re really awful in charging such awful interest rates, I made the choice of using them.  I haven’t used them in a couple of years.  And plus I can’t answer the phone.”  She did not answer the phone because she hated to hear the bill collectors.  “They have all kinds of tones of voices,” she said.  They left alarming messages on the answering machine, like, “Call this number immediately.”

Always when she talked this way she then apologized for “complaining.”  But I was an instigator in her complaints, I suppose, for I kept asking questions.  What does this feel like?  What do you think about?  How foreign does the zone along the edge of poverty seems to someone who grew up in middle-class comfort?  “Nobody really wants to know that sometimes $2 is a significant amount, and $25 always is tremendous,” she said, as if this condition still amazed her as well.  “Tell me it’s not true for ordinary, everyday people.  Is it the same?  I mean, normal life” — she gave a despairing laugh — “before life was like this.  I can’t remember.  I can’t remember what it was like.  I mean, every day and every night when I’m trying to fall asleep, there’s this worry hanging.  Is the car gonna make it through because I haven’t maintained it properly?  How am I gonna get this?  I know I have to do this.  How am I gonna get it done?  How am I gonna stretch to get these bills paid?  If one extra thing happens — .”       – Excerpt from The Working Poor Invisible in America by David K Shipler

The Comedy (Part 2)

The Comedy is not so funny.

It is a movie that makes you think.   The film is a Rick Alverson production.

The movie explores the world through the character Swanson.  He is an aging Brooklyn hipster who has trust fund money.

As the movie progresses he puts himself in more and more risky situations.

The film is trying to explore what life is like when you are a person whose life is a sarcastic life and one that is full of irony.   The questions of “Who Am I?” “What should I do with myself?”

As you watch it, it does make you ponder what life is like for a ThirtyIsh year old Trust Fund kid who does not have ambition to capitalize on their good fortune.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT