Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

John and I saw Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang at the Broadway Centre Cinemas on Sunday. I rate it 4 (out of 5) stars. A plus to the movie was Michelle Monaghan. A minus was that Val Kilmer's character was homosexual. I want to see In the Mix, The Ice Harvest, and Syriana.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Sleeper Cell

Last night I saw a preview for a new series on Showtime called Sleeper Cell. Sleeper Cell is a series about an F.B.I. agent that goes undercover in an Islamic terrorist sleeper cell that is planning an attack in Los Angeles. This series starts on Sunday, December 4th and airs Sunday through Wednesday with the 2 hours series finale on Sunday, December 18th.

The other day I was thinking that if we do pull out of Iraq (like one idiot in the House of Representatives is suggesting) it will make it easier for the Islamic terrorists to bring the fight to our front door. I really don't want car bombs and suicide bombers in our country. If we do pull out of Iraq and if we don't secure our borders, the idea that this series is based on will probably come true.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


On Sunday Phil and I saw Derailed. I rate it 3.5 (out of 5) stars. Jennifer Aniston played her role better than I thought she would. This movie also stars RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan. He's a decent actor. I'll be seeing Walk the Line this weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in December.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Brian's List

In a recent newsletter from Tim Larkin, creator of Target Focus Training, he shared the following list of things that his friend Brian learned from TFT:

Brian's List
  • Aim small, miss small
  • Strike the first thing that moves
  • Don't use violence to solve social situations
  • Understand the difference between life or death confrontations and social violence
  • Always focus on striking targets
  • Principle based systems are superior to technique based systems
  • Never quit until the other guy is non-functional
  • Always assume multiple persons in a violent confrontation
  • Close distance - step through the other guy
  • Always strike never block
  • Have a first strike mentality - don't hesitate
  • Become a sociopath in a life or death confrontation - maim, cripple or kill
  • Use kinetic versus static force
  • Always have a center line focus - don't look at the face, it will deceive you
  • To be in cause state you must continually cause effects in the other guy(s)
  • Never get in the middle of a group in a multi person violent confrontation - choose a side
  • Your only weapon is your brain everything else is a tool
  • In violence never focus on the other guys tools (gun, knife, or club) focus on taking out his weapon (brain) - simply taking away the tools and leaving the other guy functional may cost you your life.
  • Walk away from ego based confrontations - there is no threat
  • If you can use social skills to avoid violence do so, but if it is asocial then there is only one option - violence
  • You do what you train - make sure you train for the real world
  • Occasionally take away dominate side during training - it'll make you a more complete fighter
  • Become a 360 degree fighter NOT a 'one quadrant' fighter
  • Give good reactions to your partner
  • Don't try to 'teach someone a lesson or you may get schooled'
  • Always ask yourself "what is available to me" NOT "what is being done to me?"
  • Violence is not give and take - it should be over in 3-5 seconds
  • Speed does NOT equal power
  • There are no rules in violence - remove any such boundaries or you will suffer the consequences
  • Be brilliant at the basics (do your leg dynamics)
  • Don't ever posture with violence
  • Feign weakness to gain an unfair advantage
  • Don't mimic your opponent - do the unexpected
  • 2 inches of penetration is better than 20 slashes with a knife
  • Never square off with the other guy - strike when he isn't aware or doesn't expect it
You should definitely check out Target Focus Training and sign up for Tim Larkin's newsletter.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


On Sunday Phil and I saw Jarhead at the Cinemark 24 at Jordan Landing. I rate it 3 (out of 5) stars. I was expecting it to be 4-4.5 stars but I was disappointed. I'm planning on seeing Derailed this weekend. I'm also planning on seeing Walk the Line (November 18th), Syriana (November 25th), and Aeon Flux (December 2nd).

Saturday, November 05, 2005

D.J. Miss Joy

Last Friday night D.J. Miss Joy D.J.ed for our Halloween Party at Player's. The promoters brought her up from Las Vegas where she D.J.s at several clubs. I saw Miss Joy D.J. at Club 7 in Vegas when I was down there a few months ago. She is a beautiful person inside and out! (She says that I have "a really great smile".) She is my favorite D.J. To find out which clubs Miss Joy is at and to get on her V.I.P. list, call her before 8 P.M. at (702)234-8195. To book Miss Joy, email her at

Friday, November 04, 2005

I'm Still Alive

I know I haven't posted in 2 weeks, but I am still alive. Here's what I've been up to:
  • I've seen several crappy movies: Doom (2.5 Stars), The Fog (2 Stars), Saw II (1.5 Stars), & Stay (0 Stars - I have absolutely no idea what this movie was about). I also saw The Legend of Zorro (3.5 Stars).
  • I've moved in with Phil. We are both renting a room from his friend, Lolo.
  • I did Security for the 2005 U-92 Halloween Bash w/ Tech N9ne @ Club Vortex for Gil Medina.
  • I got a promotion at Player's (we changed the name back to Player's). I am the Manager over Security and I have some other responsibilities too.
I'm probably going to try to get a job at Discover Financial Services next week. I'm looking forward to seeing Jarhead this weekend.