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Review of “The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story”

The White Prisoner: Galabin Boevski’s secret story, by Ognian Georgiev, translated by Ilko Germanov [NB: I recognize this is not Part II of the Mike Grabero/Lydiet Valentin fiasco love story. But iambic pentameter takes time! And effort. For those of … Continue reading

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The 2014 Arnold: The Greatest Love Story Never Told (Until Now)

Intro Another year, another March weekend spent in fabulous Columbus, Ohio, for the Arnold Supermegafantastic Championships of All Time, where the tans are orange, the men and women are huge, and the only thing faker than the boobs are the … Continue reading

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Three Olympians; internet by telegram

The hotel’s internet has completely shit the bed. Thus I am reduced to tapping this out via Morse code at a Western Union telegraph station, and as I am paying by the letter I must be brief. Until I am … Continue reading

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More training; training with Lu Xiaojun; the arrival of Mr Graber

It’s the end of another long day spent in the training hall. More athletes, coaches, and delegates have arrived; I’m trying to upload videos over an internet connection slower than what Matthew Broderick used in “WarGames”; and Graber is snoring and … Continue reading

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When Cavemen Roamed with Dinosaurs (and ate Bacon!): The Creation Museum, CrossFit, and Paleo

Warning number one: as the title should make abundantly clear, this is largely about the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky—which I visited following the 2013 Roller Derby USAW Nationals—and its relationship to CrossFit and Paleo (it ties together, sort of, I promise). … Continue reading

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