The Daily Man-Up

March 9, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Embrace the struggle; the harder it is, the more you gain from it. The more you test yourself and are required to push yourself, the tougher you become, the greater your capacity for effort becomes. It’s in the struggle that we grow and evolve, yet so many of us distract ourselves from the struggle instead of embracing it and rejoicing in it.

Harsh times aren’t curses, they’re blessings, gifts that are bestowed upon us and they’ll lead us to greatness if we see them as such. So many, though, see them not as challenges, but as curses. They compare their hardships to the cushy lives that others aim to portray. They see the hours they have to spend working to yield little results while others are traveling and partying and lying on beaches, sun-hat on head, Corona in hand.

You need to embrace the struggle, to flee from it is to fail, it’s to weaken your resolve and relegate yourself to what can only be a shell of the life you have it within you to lead. We aren’t born with this understanding, it’s something we have to learn and we usually discover its necessity through failure.

I’ve failed more than I’ve won and every time I’ve failed its the work and the persistence after that failure that created something good from it. It’s the struggle that came after the fall, the climb back from the abyss, that not only made me tougher, but generated some kind of victory that could not have been without a sadistic love for the struggle, for a prolonged focus on a single thing and an avoidance of avoidance.

If you are to be anywhere near what you can be, you must seek to forge your potential within the fire of the struggle, within the flames of hard work and persistence because there is no other way.

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Pretty Girls Make The World Go Round

March 9, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Babes |

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March 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Links |

6 Best Exercises for Strength – T-Nation

This Is How To Pay College Athletes – Deadspin

Insane Concessions Franchises Make For Their Biggest Stars – Ranker

My quest for Instagram stardom left me in financial ruin – NY Post

The Evolution Of The Toyota Supra – Bloomberg

If you want to be on the winning side of a World Star fight video, this nifty litte device will help you develop your boxing reflexes! – Boxing Reflex

Watch Finn Face Off Against Phasma In This Deleted ‘Last Jedi’ Scene – YouTube

The Dangerous Social Cycle That Makes Us Buy Things We Don’t Need – Quartz

Kim Kardashian Pre Photoshop of the Day – Drunken Stepfather

Life Is Fragile: Make Time for What Matters and Let Go of What Doesn’t – Tiny Buddha

11 Fascianting Facts From WWII – OMG LANE

Sarah Stephens Will Melt Your Eyeballs – Yes Bitch

This Is How You Should Think About Money to Avoid Overspending – Daily Curiousity

More magnificent sidebewbs – Leenks

What It Took to Create the Stunning, Sea-Focused New Noma Menu – Eater

13 Facts About ‘Fortnite’, the Free Survival Game People Can’t Stop Playing – Maxim

9 Things No Woman Can Miss About a Man’s Looks – Bright Side

Emily Ratajkowski Is Back On Track – Hollywood Tuna

Fred Durst Is Directing John Travolta In A New Movie – The Blemish

Helen Owen is a stunner! (site nsfw) – Celeb J

Portraits of People Facing a 240 MPH Leaf Blower – Sad And Useless

How to Date a Woman Who Has Only Dated Assholes – Mel Magazine

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The Dumping Grounds

March 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: The Dumping Grounds |

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What’s It Like To Take Part In An Ayahuasca Ceremony?

March 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Experiences |

The first time I heard about Ayahuasca was in a Rolling Stone article and it did not paint a pretty picture: sitting blindfolded in a dark room, puking into buckets, and wearing adult diapers. I suppose in an attempt at journalistic fairness the author talked about both the psychedelic wonders of the experience and also the corridors of hell. I found the article terrifying.

A year or so later a close friend of mine had his own experience with the spirit vine and upon telling me about his beautiful adventures he continually prodded me, “When are you going to drink Ayahuasca?” In my mind, not soon, but now at least I had an invitation. Through my ongoing spiritual journey I learned more about the “Grandmother” and after about two years of education I decided it was time for a visit. I asked my friend if he could help arrange an upcoming session and two months later I found myself in an Ayahuasca healing ceremony with a Peruvian Shaman direct from the Amazon. 

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The 1990 Singler Porsche 964 DLS Is Automotive Perfection

March 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Awesomeness |

Last year, Singer Vehicle Design announced a partnership with Williams Advanced Engineering that resulted in the creation of a monstrous 500-horsepower naturally-aspirated flat-six engine that was to be put into all of the firm’s upcoming vehicles. We waited to see the first car to feature the power plant and now it’s finally been revealed. And we are not at all disappointed.

Based on a 1990 Porsche 964, this gorgeous green car is an absurdly beautiful example of automotive perfection – part of a series the brand is now calling DLS (for Dynamics and Lightweight Study). This series, of which no more than 75 will be made, features parts and consultations from the likes of Michelin, Brembo, BBS Motorsport, and Porsche legends Norbert Singer and Hans Mezger. The build also features liberal usage of magnesium, titanium, carbon fiber, and other enhanced materials to bring the total weight down to just 2,180 lbs – further enhancing the car’s performance. And the whole bespoke beauty is finished off with an Absinthe exterior paint job with Blood Orange accents and interior. Rumor has it, it starts at $1.5 milion.

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20 Clever Details You Never Noticed In Movies Before

March 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Movies |

In Terminator 2, before confronting the SWAT Team, the Terminator puts his grenade bandolier behind his back. Because if bullets hit the grenades they’d explode and destroy him

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The Daily Man-Up

March 8, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

(art: David Choe)

“Generally speaking, you’re free until you’re about 4 years old. Then you go to grammar school and then you start becoming…oriented and shoved into areas. You lose what individualism you have. If you have enough of course, you retain some of it… Then you work the 8 hour job with almost a feeling of goodness, like you’re doing something. Then you get married like marriage is a victory, and you have children like children is a victory… Marriage, birth, children. It’s something they have to do because there’s nothing else to do. There’s no glory in it, there’s no steam, there’s no fire. It’s very, very flat… You get caught into the stricture of what you’re supposed to be and you have no other choice. You’re finally molded and melded into what you’re supposed to be. I didn’t like this.”

― Charles Bukowski 

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