2018 Pro Men To Watch

Federer and Nadal are the 2 big players of 2017.  Will they be able to keep the magic flowing in 2018?     Nadal is still very dangerous on Clay at the French.  Federer could literally beat anybody if he is healthy and playing well and Federer is most likely still the favorite at Wimbledon.

I think if Dimitrov keeps his head straight then he can maintain his time in the top 10.  And Dimitrov is incredibly dangerous.  He played amazing at the World Tour Finals but I’ll be curious to see if he can maintain his form.

The Young Guns of Zverev and Thiem are definitely the big dangers to the elite players since both of them have a lot of energy and both of them hit the ball huge off the ground.

Also, If Jack Sock and Del Potro keep their bodies healthy then they are both incredibly dangerous to the rest of the field.   Sock has a unique power game with his huge spin on the forehand and he has become more crafty and versatile, as well as being faster.   Del Potro is also super dangerous with his big serve and big forehand, if his timing is there he can boss around the other players.

I will be very curious to see if Djokovic and Murray come back to form, since they are returning from injury.   I think both of them had a rough 2017.   Djokovic had very noticeable losses to Nick Kyrgios in Indian Wells and Mexico.   Murray lost to Pospisil at Indian Wells.   I think Murray can come back to the top 5 but I am not sure about Djokovic, I think Djokovic has lost some of his drive and lost a lot of confidence.

The biggest player to watch in 2018 will be Nick Kyrgios.  Nick Kyrigos has the whole game, huge serve, big forehand, touch, volleys, sneaky backhand, no fear.     He has the ability to beat all of the top players.   He is prone to having meltdowns and to lose his focus and motivation.  If Kyrgios is focused then I have no doubt that he can move right up towards the top 5.

Also, if Raonic is healthy, then Milos can return to the top 10.   The combination of his massive serve with his forehand and his desire to go to the net makes him mega dangerous especially on the hard courts and grass courts.   On the Clay courts, Raonic is a dud, he can’t keep up with any of the spaniards.  If Raonic is healthy, look for him to do some damage at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.

I hope that Gilles Muller can keep it up, he had a great upset over Nadal and I love Muller’s lefty attacking game.     I hope that Diego Schwartzman will stay solid as rock and continue his climb up I think he can move close to the top 20.     Also, I hope that Gasquet will stay healthy because he has the ability to get inside the top 15.

Andrey Rublev, Ryan Harrison, Denis Shapovalov, Jared Donalson, and Hyeon Chung are the young gun players to watch in 2018.  Rublev had a big run at the US Open and his ball-striking is excellent.   Ryan Harrison is more of a veteran but it seems that he has found his mental game again.   Shapovalov is mega talented and lefty and it is no fluke that he was able to beat Nadal.   Donaldson is super steady and had that clay court training in Buenos Aires, I think Donaldson will continue to grind his way up into the top 30.   Chung hits the ball in a unique way but it is also no fluke that he won the next gen tournament;  Chung was having a good run at the French Open last year but had a difficult run in with Nishikori.

Also, I think that Matthew Ebden is back in the game.  Look for Ebden to move his way up and get into the top 50.

Overall, the men’s game has a lot of talent right now.  I think 2018 is going to be a year of upsets with various players like Thiem or Shapovalov or Rublev beating well-known players at big events.    It is good to see that the ATP is trying to help the young players since the “old guard” of Fed, Nadal, Murray, and Djoko are hitting 30+.   I’ll be watching the year closely.

One last piece, the prize money has increased more at the Grand Slams.  It is crazy.  Sloane Stephens got 3.7 million at the US Open (good for her!)    And at the Australian Open it looks like the winner is going to get 4 million !!!    This is huge money.   I’ll be curious if the numbers just keep going up,     up to 4.5 million, and then 5 million, etc etc.

Let me know what you think.

-End of Post, DJ ROBO BISCUIT,   stay fluffy!


Biscuit Meditation

It is night.  I am in my bed and I have been reading.  I have been thinking and pondering and contemplating.  Part of me says to write the novel.  or to write a clever story.   but will anyone read it?   Is the world interested?   Will i lose focus and quit?

I ponder different topics.  Science fiction, race, politics, 1984, dystopias … I wonder to myself if I can write a great story that will stand the test of time …


As the night gets later and later I know I will need to sleep.  I must sleep because i must be awake to go for work.   It makes me ponder time.   one good thing about being unemployed is that there is no pressure to wake up and be somewhere at a certain time.   But that lack of pressure creates some pressure because you feel like you are underachieving.  You are smart and talented but there is nothing you have to do.  Having too much freedom can be a curse because you have no structure.    But, once you have a job then you are constrained … you wake up and you must be at work and you will be there for 8 hours.   There could be stress and it will drain your energy.   there is trade – off.

My dreams have been odd.   Sometimes they have sex.  Sometimes they are violent.   Sometimes the dreams combine weird shapeshifting with people or ideas that come from the office workplace.   in the morning I must wake up but I will go back to sleep for 15 minute intervals which is where the dreams become weird.  The dreams bring in a weird concept of being fearful of work … …

There is a strange paradox to having a job.  You know it is good for you in a way so you can build experience and earn money but there are elements that are not as good like the time and stress and politics.   But of course you make friends with your co-workers and you laugh during the day.

The human condition must always be reflected upon and it is good to lead an examined life.

Thoughts on Self-Help

Check out this post from Philosophy For Life

Self-help: a religion for capitalists

Very well written and combines good areas like Hubbard to Robbins to Zigler

Is it Self-Help or is it a Religion?

Also, the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene says one of the rule is to “Create a Cult Like Following”



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)

Lemons (Part 2) King Knowledge

“Thank you for meeting with me today Dr. Jenkins.”

“Oh Johnny it is no problem.”  Dr Jenkins said.  “So what did you have questions about?”

“Well Doctor I want to pick your brain.  How does somebody make money?”  The King asked.

“Why are you asking me?”

“Well I know you went to college.  And I figure you know about things like that.”

“People they get jobs.”

“I’m only 15 sir.”

“You could mow lawns.”

“That is small money sir.”

“Well one thing you could do is start out mowing lawns.  And then build up your customer relationships.   And then what you could do is have your friends mow the lawns for you and pay them for doing it.   Then you would have yourself a lawn mowing business.”

“How much do you think I could make with something like that?”

“Well one of the main benefits is that you could make the money without having to do the work.   The money would come into you and you would just be managing the business.”

“But how much could I make?”

“It is hard to say exactly.  You have to have lawn mowing equipment.  You have to make sure your employees show up for work.  You will have to get paid somehow so you can choose if your employees will collect the money for you or if the customers will come and pay you.”

“If I had my guys take the money there is a good chance they would not give me all of it.”

“Yes that is correct.  Especially if you are dealing with high school kids who really want some money.”

“So do you think it is good to be an Entrepreneur?”

“Well it can be risky.”  Said Dr Jenkins.  “You can control your destiny but you have liability for what you do.  If your employees do a bad job, then your customers will be upset and then they will be upset with you.   And if that happens then you can develop a reputation for not doing good work.    In the business world, your reputation is very important.”

“Do I have an alternative?”  Asked Johnny.

“Well, you can wait until you are 16.  And you can work in some kind of restaurant and earn about seven dollars per hour.    So, in four hours of work you would earn about twenty-five dollars because of taxation as well.”

“I think there must be a better way.”  Said Johnny.  “Do you have any more ideas?”

Dr Jenkins looked at King for a little while.  “Let’s walk outside for a second.”

They walked outside onto the sidewalk.

“Alright Johnny you didn’t hear this advice from me, okay?”

“Yes sir.”

“Okay.” Said Dr Jenkins.   Then he continued:  “The key I think is to exploit your customers.  Try to think about the concept of Supply and Demand.  Perhaps your market could be kids who are twelve and thirteen or maybe these kids are 15 and 16.  All of them want things.  They want things of different kinds and different forms.  If you catch my drift.  If you became the source from which all of these kids got their things, I think you could earn a large amount of money.  There will be an element of sneakiness.   And there could be parts that will not work right.   And something that earns a lot of money may not be ethical.   A boy like yourself needs to be creative as well.   So here is my main advice Johnny.   Think about what it is that your customers want and then be the guy who supplies it.  And then, as you increase your profits … then you can grow your business and get bigger.”

Johnny looked at Dr Jenkins.  He was very focused.

“That is my advice Johnny.”

“Thank you Dr Jenkins.  That is very helpful advice.”


(End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

Socio-Economic Life

NOT based on a true story

The teacher addressed the classroom.

“Help me out guys.  I’m confused about something.”

The students were only half-interested.  Some were on their headphones.  Some were staring blankly.

“I just want to know why I’m not rich. Any thoughts?”

A student responded “You are a teacher.”

Teacher: But I’m still confused.  I thought I would be rich by now.  I mean look at me, I’m white.  I am good looking.  My name is simple.  I had good grades.  I went to a University.  I am a white male!  Why is the world not bowing down to me?

Student: Hey Biscuit!  That is kind of offensive.

Other Student: We know white men run the world.

Other Other Student: Yeah but just because Biscuit is white doesn’t mean he gets rich instantly.

Teacher (Biscuit):  But class I am a White Male … … The world should be at my feet … Why am I not a billionaire?   I mean, Donald Trump is a white male and so is Mark Cuban HE is White and Warren Buffett is White!   I just don’t get it, Why is Biscuit not rich?

Student: Do we have a meritocracy?

… … … … …

World’s Greatest Job Offer (Feb 25th)


Recruiter:  Mr RoboBiscuit, it seems like you are a really awesome guy.  You appear to be energetic and charismatic.  You appear to be just the man we are looking for.   We have an open position and think you are the man for the job.    It will involve lots of cold sales calls.  The pay is bad, you will be working in a closet (no lighting), and the hours are intense.  But I think there is good potential for you here.

(Posted a Sticker of a cup of coffee eating a Muffin)

Me:  Sir,  It is truly an honor to receive such an offer.  I am excited!  I am equipped for cold calling!  Bad Base pay is okay as long as I can earn commission!  The closet is totally fine as long as there is a computer screen and chances to leave the closet!   Let me know how I can move forward in the hiring process!

Recruiter:   Mr RoboBiscuit,  It is great to hear back from you so soon!  Well the good news for you is that you will earn excellent commission!  The other upside is that there is no base pay (upside for me).  As for the closet situation, well I’ll leave that open for negotiation.  I’m glad to hear that you want to move forward in the hiring process.  For the first step we are going to need to receive your resume and a 20″ head shot.   After reviewing these pieces we will meet with you at a gentleman’s club where you will pay for a night that we will all remember.   Depending on the success of that night we will determine what the outcome going forward will be.    I look forward to hearing back from you.       Sincerely,   DefinitelyARealCorp Corp.

(Attached is Elaine from Seinfeld giggling a pencil around)

Me:  WOW!  This job opportunity is becoming better and better by the minute!  This is indeed a very exciting opportunity for me!  I just have a couple more questions about this phenomenal opportunity … … … Does the position provide any more benefits?  Perhaps a 401k Matching plan?  Does DARC Corp have any good looking female sales representatives?  Are there opportunities for advancement within the organization?     Thanks for your consideration on this matter.  -DJ ROBO BISCUIT

Recruiter:  Mr RoboBiscuit,   I am glad to hear that you are interested in this opportunity.  You bring up some good points.  DARC Corp holds the belief that benefits are very important.  So we provide all of our employees with the biggest benefit of all: Employment.  As for other sorts of benefits, we believe that we should let you help yourself.  You will feel so much more accomplished in life as you provide entirely for your retirement plan and healthcare.        As for the good looking female sales representatives question.   Well that is a question we can’t really answer online.   But we can promise you a Kate Upton poster for your closet.        One benefit I forgot to mention is our great hand-me-down system.  We have subscriptions to all of the best dirty magazines and share these with our employees.  Depending on your position in the company you may gain access to these magazines starting at 3 months delayed up to only two weeks delayed as you raise higher in the company.   Believe me, there is a big difference between the magazine after two weeks and the three month marker.  Believe me …       Opportunities for advancement are unlimited.  You have the ability at any time to refer and hire employees to work under you and you will gain a percentage of each of their revenue.  Additionally if they refer further employees you will get percentages of that as well.  You could start as a nobody and in six months have a team of hundreds working beneath you!    At a certain point we may even upgrade you from a closet to a cubicle!  Imagine having light!       Sincerely, DefinitelyARealCorp Corp.

(Attached is a picture of a Cat working at a desk)

Response — (A Cat saying Thank you)

Me:  Wow!   This sounds like an unbelievable opportunity!  With the employees working under me … … Do I have to pay them?  Or perhaps they could be unpaid interns … …     I am beginning to feel super high motivation, the thought of having the opportunity to be working in a cubicle with LIGHT is possibly a once-in-a-lifetime chance.


End of interaction.  Believe it or not, I did not take the job at DefinitelyARealCorp Corp.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT (February 25th)