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by Bram
Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:53 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Listening ...
Replies: 325
Views: 15548

The Listening ...

by Bram
Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:56 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: The Listening ...
Replies: 325
Views: 15548

The Listening ...

Haven't given Amy Winehouse a fair shake. Damn, what a voice....

Heard about this band a couple days back, chill instrumentals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puG2iU7WCBQ
by Bram
Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

All The Wrong Moves: A Memoir About Chess, Love, And Ruining Everything by Sasha Chapin. Sasha is a good writer, admittedly bipolar, and someone adrift—searching for meaning and self-worth. After a bout of competitive high school chess, he falls back under it’s spell in his late twenties—entering a...
by Bram
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:18 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

The English version is available on Kindle, but I think the Japanese version comes up first. If you don't click the Japanese version and scroll down you should be able to find it.
by Bram
Mon Jun 03, 2024 12:32 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

The Will to Keep Winning , by Daigo "The Beast" Umehara. I feel sadness in reviewing this, because there is no way I'll get across how good this book is and how important I think it is and how much I hope you read it. Daigo is Japan's first pro-video gamer and I'm sure I've already lost s...
by Bram
Thu May 30, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...
Replies: 13
Views: 195

I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...

Another tank main! Playing Orissa when her shield was totally overpowered was a joy hahaha. And using her grapple to simultaneously pull multiple enemies to their doom….. :heart: I haven’t been to an arcade in a while, but I still recall the grimy sour odor…. Wolverine and Cyclops’s supers in Xmen v...
by Bram
Thu May 30, 2024 2:05 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Stefi Cohen Arrested For Hacking And Leaking Nudes
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Stefi Cohen Arrested For Hacking And Leaking Nudes

As I started the article, I was like “Good for her! Fuck cheaters!” Haha, and then at the end she’s trying to sweep kick the cops.
by Bram
Thu May 30, 2024 4:07 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...
Replies: 13
Views: 195

I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...

Ron, I’m in the same boat with first-person shooters. Top 200 on Halo 3, either top 500 or just outside of it on Destiny, at one point #11 on XBox for Orissa in Overwatch. If you haven’t read it, Daigo Umehara’s biography on being a Street Fighter champion is really fricking good. And it’s good for ...
by Bram
Tue May 28, 2024 3:38 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

Be Useful , a self-help book by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Two tips I found particularly useful: 1) Dream big. "When you only aim for the smaller goal, the big goal becomes automatically out of reach, in part because you are no longer motivated to truly go all in and focus on the little things tha...
by Bram
Tue May 28, 2024 3:16 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

The Dining Car by Eric Peterson. A former football star and a drunken gourmet travel across the US in a luxury passenger car. There is a story arc, though I thought for quite a while it was settling on being ridiculous. Lots of great lines, such as: "Never get in a fistfight with a Frenchman. ...
by Bram
Mon May 27, 2024 12:36 am
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...
Replies: 13
Views: 195

I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...

Played through roughly the first third of Journey today. What a beautiful experience! Definitely the kind of game to share with a non-gamer. Intuitive, intriguing, gorgeous. Thanks for the rec!
by Bram
Fri May 24, 2024 9:36 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...
Replies: 13
Views: 195

I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...

Ron, Your endorsement of Journey left me curious. Looks great! Here’s the trailer for anyone interested: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=61DZC-60x20 Games are such an interesting medium. Some, like Street Fighter 6, encourage mastery and a deep dive. Others pad their runtime with seemingly endless fet...
by Bram
Fri May 24, 2024 7:28 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...
Replies: 13
Views: 195

I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...

Never played any of their other games, but surfing the sand with sky dolphins looks amazing.
by Bram
Tue May 21, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: Product, Book, Movie & Music Reviews
Topic: I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...
Replies: 13
Views: 195

I haven't touched a game since July. This could change things ...

Akuma looking like The Liver King. Dig that headlock to head punch grapple.
by Bram
Sun Apr 14, 2024 3:33 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

Take the Lead by Sasha DiGiulian. Sasha was a kid who climbed the walls in her house before stepping into a climbing gym at 6. At a party for her brother’s 8th birthday, she was the only kid to make it to to the top. Within a year she was winning competitions. At 18, she was the woman’s overall ind...
by Bram
Sat Apr 06, 2024 4:43 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article

Yet another wellness-influencer had an expose written about them recently. Learn more about Jay Shetty! Maybe one of you can sign up for his Life Coaching program for 7400$ and give us the details:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... elp-empire
by Bram
Thu Apr 04, 2024 2:30 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

Move by Move , by chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley. A short, easy-to-read, self-help book. The concepts include: * Learning to become grateful for mistakes * Examining your greatest strengths to discover your weaknesses * Learning to monitor your overconfidence levels If you enjoy self-improvement ...
by Bram
Wed Apr 03, 2024 3:07 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article

Speaking from my own experiences as a rube, there's an audience hungry for being told what to do.
by Bram
Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:57 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article

I saw that Russel Brand is pushing that narrative. But not a lot of other people are. By the end of April, it should be clearer whether this was a factual hit piece or fictitious. Also, have to see how Huberman responds.
by Bram
Tue Apr 02, 2024 3:30 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Andrew Huberman NY Mag Article

Beyond one interview on fitness, which I didn't finish, I've never listened to him. But I know a few people that rave about him, and take his advice as gospel. It will be interesting how this shakes out. If he was indeed sleeping with six women simultaneously, and telling each they were in a monogam...
by Bram
Fri Mar 29, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Great Podcast Episodes
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Great Podcast Episodes

Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley (interview starts at 4:35). Ashley is an engaging story-teller and I pre-ordered his new book which comes out next week. This podcast is a few years old, and includes how genuine trash-talk can put you in flow and the importance of loving what you teach: https://m.yo...
by Bram
Tue Mar 26, 2024 1:06 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

Hidden Potential by Adam Grant. Having read dozens of self-improvement books, I’d become tired of the genre. Slogging through 300 pages to maybe gain a sentence worth of useful advice had lost it’s luster. So it was a pleasant surprise to read this thought-provoking book. Grant covers a lot of grou...
by Bram
Sat Mar 16, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 776
Views: 226557

Right now I'm reading

Y: The Last Man.

Two reviews above I had just finished the first 10 issues (of 60). And now I've finished all 60. I loved it. Best thing I've read all year, and the best thing I've read since Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, which was my favorite book of 2023.