Not so much to catch a glimpse of Sly's rugged forearms again ... but because, well, it's old school, it's ACTION - REAL action, not the make believe action they show these days - real stuff I love - from the old guys - done old school style!
As a certain Vince Palko once told me back when I still got on FB - "good to know the old guys are still around!"
He's right. He's one of them!
In a world where old school values are rapidly failing, where you're either a third gender or not - (as opposed to men being men and women being women and God forbid anyone says "that is natural!") ... well, Sly is often called a dinosaur.
But he's also the "last man standing".
In cricket, in life, sports, business, movies ... the dude (or lady) who takes it to the LAST ball, the LAST over, the LAST scene, the LAST ... well, chapter if I may - he - or she - is usually the one that ends up getting the plaudits, money, success - and rightfully so - the rest fade away ultimately.
Truly great people stick it through thick and thin to get to where they want to be.
They know, like a certain "Ms Dhoni" in India - that if you take the damn match to the last over, the last ball, then ANYTHING can happen - and if you're well set by then, which you are, if you've taken it that deep yourself, then chances are you will pull off the win, a stunning one at that.
Dhoni pulled off many for India!
I know I was dreaming of a certain Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly, another dynamic opening batting pair in India that broke, set and shattered many a record this morning ... anyway, WHERE the fuck was I.
ah yes, the Expendables.
So, I dont even know if it'll get mae. But hey, Rambo V got made - maybe this will too!
And the one guy I'd really like to see in the franchise - and I'm sure they've thought of him too?
I remember a great interview, lots of fun that Steve Austin once did (he's ALWAYS fun) - it's probably floating around on Youtube or something even NOW. And in there, he mentioned the Expendables (first movie in the series) - and how "great, now I'll be known as the guy that broke Sylvester Stallone's neck!"
Which apparently happened because sly is huge on making his stunts look real, punches "for real" (Dolph Lungdren reportedly once punched him "for real" during Rocky IV, and he had to be taken to hospital!) ...
Which is how it should be, and so, well, accidents happen, they did during that series, and many others!
Dysfunction and chaos at it's very best - producing great results. Hehe.
We'll get to dysfunction later, for now?
I'd say Iron Mike definitely deserves to be in there too with all the other old school guys!
"Your kicks vs my fists", and then that famous peekaboo style he has STILL Got ...
That was in one of the IP man movies he did - and damn, dude gave a pretty good account of himself against the top martial artist in Hong Kong.
Which is to be expected.
Give me a top level boxer that can MOVE - predict how the opponent will throw a punch, or kick and react before that - and I'll take a boxer anyday over a martial artist in a street fight.
Not always, but most of the time - all else being equal, you can't beat boxing (and wrestling).
Martial artists will be the first to tell you that as well.
Those kicks look great, but they're also great to get someone off balance - IF you can see it coming, of course!
And I dont know, maybe bring back Jean Claude Van Damme too! He did GREAT I thought in Expendables 2 as a believable villian - I love most of his work, so what can I Say (not so much Steven Seagal though, I've never really liked what he's done).
Chuck Norris, Van Damme, and Iron Mike.
And hey, in his prime, I'd bet on ole Mike ANYDAY in a fight against either one of those two (which is NO disrespect meant to either one of them, both top level sold martial artists till this day, but Mike Tyson in his prime, man, that was something else altogether! A certain Brad Pitt lived to tell about it...)
Anyway - random thoughts from me.
Some more -
If you really want to know what people think of , or maybe "associate with you" or see you as, or what not ... see what they save your name in their dumbphone as. Hehe. Or even on the flip phone
I'm different in this regard in that I've always, and still, save names of people by their first name, and thats that.
If they're there for a reason then I put something else after the name like "visa guy" or something like that.
But it's always interesting to see how others call you "Yukit" (supreme planner in Hindi) or "Ma'am's husband" (which was downright hilarious, dude that does my visas, I mean OK, "Ma'am" was the one that was doing all the co-ordination when I was in China (well, until 2016 or so), then happier times ended, I did it myself, I still do - OK, she found him at some agency, and so forth, I got her to do some business through him, so from all those angles it makes perfect business sense - and no, despite what some idiots might think, nothing else going on - but still, I was like dude, at least save my name as ME, I've been paying you for damn near seven or so years now straight...hehe).
Not that he meant bad.
But it's hilarious often!
Random thought numero two - or "dos" for our amigos reading this?
Well, if you ever get to know people's passwords, which obviously I dont advocate hacking into etc, you'll know what is REALLY dear to them - whether they know it or not.
Ditto for what they sing in the shower, the words they often use, and so forth. The mighty subconscious manifests itself in different ways my friend.
You just have to be agile enough to spot it.
On the Pushup Central page, Iron Mike is one of the guys I mention - a LOT.
And with damned good reason.
If there was one exercise that he did repeatedly, ONE exercise that turned him into a BEAST incarnate during his hey day - one exercise that Herschel Walker did, and still does - and MOST doers do - it is the good ole pushup.
Nothing replaces it.
Do it enough, do it daily, do it multiple times daily, do it often, you'll feel a POWER you cannot get from ANY other exercise.
Truly, the oldest exercise around probably, and for a damn good reason.
If you want to be a monster, a human BEAST - then you have to do what is mentioned in Pushup Central, period, no two ways around it.
As a certain customer once said about the book "you'll truly build INDESTRUCTIBLE humans" with this course!
So it is, my friend. So it is.
But agility - Tyson was as agile as a mother goose as well my friend.
And Jump Rope Mania - and some of the hidden tips, tricks, techniques and of course the damn WORKOUTS in the book are a great way to getting YOU there too.
Pushups and jumping rope just go together, I dont know why, but they DO.
Next, remember to pick up the 0 Excuses Fitness System too, it's a baseline for damn near everything, much like wrestling is a baseline for any other combat sport you engage in/practice.
Unless you prefer putting the cart before the horse of course...
And since this has gone on for long enough, I'm out.
But hey, I've been thinking about it since last night!
PS - Oh yeah, dysfunction, this morning I was thinking about my family, the number of rapidly burgenoning nieces and probably nephews too, hell, I dont know - that "Uncle Rahul" has .. (I prefer Rahul, hehe) ... and never gets told about.
Not that anyone in my so called family tells anyone anything, the father's side of the family is never even mentioned, no-one knows what goes on there - mother's side, well, always mentioned, but always kept secret too - ah well, families, dysfunction, I'm sure y'all reading this can identify to an extent, but I really doubt most people have dealt with the level of dysfunction that is present in yours truly's "family".
Except the real doers, they have, and then some.
OK, enough for now.