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Jason Kelce’s Speech During the SuperBowl Parade

If I could tell you one thing about Philly, is that it loves the story of the underdog succeeding in the end, and that’s exactly what happened with the SuperBowl this year.

I did end up watching the parade go by (fortunately it rolled right in front of my office so I was able to watch it live from my desk) but I did not in fact watch Jason Kelce’s speech live: that would have required standing out in the cold with a bunch of drunk, rowdy people, which…. no thank you.

Jason Kelce did give a pretty great speech though, which is below if you would like to watch. It’s uncensored though, so I would suggest wearing some headphones or keeping the volume low because, well, it’s Philly. It’s a city full of F-bombs.

Also if you’re wondering, he’s dressed like a Mummer- and for those who are not sure what that is, it’s a group that holds a parade on New Year’s Day which the city started to keep Philadelphians from shooting their guns in the air to celebrate the New Year. No, I’m not kidding.

Anyway, enjoy and have a great day everyone!

 

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No, Philadelphia Did Not Burn to the Ground

I know, I’m surprised as well.

In case anyone is wondering what Philly looks like now- well, just like it did before: there was some toilet paper in the trees, some extra empty beers cans and bottles resting in the potted plants, but that was really about it. And I work pretty close to where everyone congregated Sunday night. We’ll see what the parade on Thursday will bring.

Anyway, I’ll get back to BJJ soonish, promise.

Have a great day everyone!

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Happy Friday! Crisco on Lampposts Edition

In case anyone thought it was a joke, Philadelphia really did put Crisco on their lampposts to keep people from climbing them, and the city has also learned two things in the process:

  1. If determined enough, people will still climb lampposts, no matter what slippery substance you coat them with.
  2. Crisco is in fact not water soluble- fortunately I think it’s also stable enough that while America’s favorite lard product has not washed off after multiple rain and snowstorms, it is also not producing a rancid odor. So we have that going for us.

Just wanted to share: have a great weekend everyone!

 

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Happy Friday: Wash Your Hands Edition

I know I haven’t posted all week: I’ve been under the weather over the past few days- and what feels like the upteenth time this cold and flu season. I wash my hands what feels like ever hour, but apparently that hasn’t been enough.

Wash your hands and cover your mouths when you cough, people! Probably in the reverse order, now that I’m seriously thinking about it.

That’s all for now- have a great weekend!

 

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Happy Friday! Some Football Game is Happening this Weekend, I Think?

Happy Friday everyone!

So, full disclosure, I don’t watch football. There’s something infuriating to me about the stops, and the starts…and the stops, and the starts… and then someone moves two feet and then proceeds to do a little dance about it.

Anyway, I’m being told that there’s an important football game happening this weekend. And, in anticipation of Philadelphia being- well, Philadelphia- there have been multiple warnings to people that they should prepare for a riot.

Guys, that only happens when Philly wins.

Anyway, have a great weekend and hopefully you will not encounter a riot in your hometown this weekend.

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Science! Interactive Map of Radioactive Drinking Water

Huh, well this is interesting: there’s a post on IFLScience about an interactive map that shows if you are drinking radioactive water (while one would hope that it would give you super jiu jitsu powers, it’s more likely that it will increase your risk of developing cancer. Sorry.)

I thought Southeast Pennsylvania/Mid Atlantic region would be pretty bad, but that area’s got nothing on Central Texas. According to this map, just don’t drink the tap water there….

Anyway, check it out and have a great day everyone!

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More Wacky Health Crazes- Because Why Not

Listen, I’m not typically one to judge- the jiu jitsu community has it’s own variety of crazy health advice and things that go outside of the “norm”. The Gracie Diet, Gymnastica Natural was a thing for a while, and who knows what other things the kids are trying these days to train harder, faster, stronger.

As far as I’m aware however, no one has or ever will ask you to stick anything where the sun don’t shine in order to improve your jiu jitsu game.

I’m mentioning this because Gwyneth Paltrow’s health brand “GOOP”  is trying (this time) to persuade its readers to at best make themselves a little comfortable, and at worst serious put their lives in danger with some homemade coffee enemas.

Just…. just stop. If you want to read about this craziness, check out the article on IFLScience, and have a good day everyone.

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Happy Friday! Silly Fad Edition

I keep hearing about this, and it still astounds me that people are falling for it: there’s apparently a “raw water” movement that’s going on in the West Coast. Apparently people feel there are nutrients and minerals that are being stripped from treated water, as well as some probiotic benefit to this spring water. You want to know what else lives in untreated water? Bacteria.

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Sigh. just drink the damn treated water, people and have a good weekend.

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Happy New Year and a Helpful Reminder

Happy New Year Everyone!

Just a helpful reminder someone posted online that I wanted to share with you all, before you start on a “cleansing” diet- mainly to assuage your conscience for all of those cookies you ate over the holidays:

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Have a great day everyone!

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Article on Fleeing From Fights in 2017

Hey everyone,

Ze Grapplez has a somewhat interesting (and brief) article on opponents disengaging and “fleeing” fights in 2017. I don’t think this is something that anyone does with any real joy in their heart or spring in their step: it’s either that is the only way they can see to re-engage in the fight, or they just don’t know what else to do- I’m not sure, to be honest.

Anyway, check it out and have a great day everyone!

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