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by Croatoa
Tue May 26, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

I could go back through this thread but I’m lazy. Have any of you guys read the Wheel of Time series? I was seriously considering giving it a go but it’s 15 volumes(including the prequel) and a lot of reviews say it really drags from books 8-10.
by Croatoa
Tue May 26, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

I just finished Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, gets two thumbs up. Very tense book, sci-fi. Let someone else read the first few pages, and they insisted I loan it to them, then and there. Rolled right into its sequel, Authority , which builds on the tension from the first book. Page turner. Will ...
by Croatoa
Fri May 22, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

How many of the books do you guys remember reading in highschool?

I can remember

To Kill a Mocking Bird
Catcher in the Rye
Animal Farm
1984
The Chrystalids
Bless The Beasts and the Children
by Croatoa
Wed May 20, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

Gotten to The Stand yet? Eyes of the Dragon is a very underrated King novel. Salem's Lot was great. Liked Pet Sematary. The first Dark Tower. The Talisman with Peter Straub. But for me at least, he takes a real big downturn and becomes practically insufferable. Right around the Gerald's Game/Dolore...
by Croatoa
Tue May 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

Gotten to The Stand yet? Eyes of the Dragon is a very underrated King novel. Salem's Lot was great. Liked Pet Sematary. The first Dark Tower. The Talisman with Peter Straub. But for me at least, he takes a real big downturn and becomes practically insufferable. Right around the Gerald's Game/Dolore...
by Croatoa
Sun May 17, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

Glad to know there's more in that universe and appreciated the suggestion! After First law trilogy were separate sequels. "Best served cold", then "Heroes" (Heroes is great! Highly recomend), then "Red country". And now "Little hatred" is first book of new trilogy, already next generation. Best Ser...
by Croatoa
Sun May 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

Late to the party on this one but I’ve been going through my sister’s Stephen King collection. Started with IT. Very enjoyable. Probably the longest book I’ve ever read. Finished The Shining last week. Was surprised to see how different the characterizations are in the book compared to the movie. I’...
by Croatoa
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Pavhole's new book is out today
Replies: 90
Views: 8118

Re: Pavhole's new book is out today

Kazuya Mishima wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:04 pm
If you don't feel the urge to punch this face you have fragile telomeres.

Image
Is he doing the splits in that pic?
by Croatoa
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Bullet Journaling
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

Re: Bullet Journaling

I've been recommending Google Keep for a few months now. It's made a huge difference and it's a free, easy to use, app. I still keep a physical notebook and use Google Calendar, but organization and limitations inherent in those platforms made adding Keep a no-brainer for me. I think that’s the app...
by Croatoa
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: Essential Kettlebelling
Replies: 60
Views: 7727

Re: Essential Kettlebelling

OALC has been my go to movement with the kettlebell for the past 10 years. I feel it’s the best bang for your buck movement. These days with a 3 year old and 16 month old twins, it’s been tough to find time to train. I find if I’ve only got 5, 10, 15 minutes or so, I’ll just grab a KB and do OALC. I...
by Croatoa
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

It's an excellent "summary" if anything 800 pages long can be described that way. It's very engaging reading though. As I read it I could feel that I've gotten old to some extent, as the endless slaughter was pretty stomach-turning. Don't want to read about war for a while. It was cool to be readin...
by Croatoa
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Right now I'm reading
Replies: 514
Views: 108839

Re: Right now I'm reading

Fat Cat wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:57 pm
Just finished...
The Second World War by Antony Beevor
Dune by Frank Herbert
How’s The Second WW? The only thing I’ve read by Beevor was Stalingrad. It was good read.
by Croatoa
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: intermittent fasting recap
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Re: intermittent fasting recap

So IF to me has always been a 20+ hour fast. But now I see 18,16 and even 14 hour fasts being recommended. 14 hours? Really? Finish dinner at 6pm and don’t eat until 8am. That’s not difficult at all. I guess my question is. Have they determined a minimal effective dose regarding the length of fast? ...
by Croatoa
Wed May 16, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: What brand of Kettlebell do you use? Recommend?
Replies: 28
Views: 6525

Re: What brand of Kettlebell do you use? Recommend?

I have knock off comp style bells by a Canadian company called agatsu. Not sure if they’re still around.
by Croatoa
Sat May 12, 2018 3:36 am
Forum: The United Provinces of Kettlebellistan
Topic: UPK-ISIS Unite: Who here still trains with KBs?
Replies: 26
Views: 7110

Re: UPK-ISIS Unite: Who here still trains with KBs?

Still my main form of exercise. Mostly kettlebell “jogging” we discussed a few years ago. Set the clock for 10, 15, 20 minutes etc. And then go non stop switching hands every 5, 8, 10 reps etc. Depending on how I feel.
by Croatoa
Tue May 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: intermittent fasting recap
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Re: intermittent fasting recap

dingleberry wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Then here is this:

30 seconds in to that video and I hope he dies.
by Croatoa
Tue May 08, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: intermittent fasting recap
Replies: 38
Views: 5855

Re: intermittent fasting recap

I lost 50 lbs on it over the course of about 10 to 12 months.
by Croatoa
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: New Messages from ANTHONY CRUSADER
Replies: 24
Views: 7881

Re: New Messages from ANTHONY CRUSADER

Is this the same guy who was trying to make his feet more muscular?
by Croatoa
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: r.i.p. igx
Replies: 28
Views: 5588

Re: r.i.p. igx

I came here back in 2008 for the kettlebell forum. Those were the days. Hardstyle vs GS!!!!
by Croatoa
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: 2017, new shit?
Replies: 29
Views: 9547

Re: 2017, new shit?

Since our twins were born in June(we also have a toddler) I haven’t had time to do much of anything. I’m hoping to get back on the wagon in a few weeks when we have more of a consistent schedule going.
by Croatoa
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: GGG/Alvarez
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: GGG/Alvarez

I watched it with the sound low to avoid being influenced by the crowd and commentary.

I scored it 7 to 5 for GGG. I was fine with the draw though.
by Croatoa
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Pocket Knife Recommendations
Replies: 56
Views: 22257

Re: Pocket Knife Recommendations

seeahill wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Check this one out:

https://gizmodo.com/adventure-tested-dp ... 1603824067
Not sure how they are these days but a few years ago, DPX’ QC was notoriously shitty. I knew a couple of guys who had to return their hests because the lock bar gave out.
by Croatoa
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Pocket Knife Recommendations
Replies: 56
Views: 22257

Re: Pocket Knife Recommendations

Check this one out: https://gizmodo.com/adventure-tested-dpx-gear-hest-f-pocket-knife-1603824067 Great looking knife. Having anything Robert Pelton related would be cool and the bottle opener speaks to me. Forgot to mention a knife I got as a gift last month. It's a Kershaw CRYO Rick Hinderer desig...
by Croatoa
Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Pocket Knife Recommendations
Replies: 56
Views: 22257

Re: Pocket Knife Recommendations

Yeah I like Benchmade as well. I’ve been carrying a 940 everyday since 2014. The perfect edc for me though on the pricey side.
by Croatoa
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Lets talk boxing
Replies: 19
Views: 6421

Re: Lets talk boxing

Speaking of Whitaker. I watched his fight against Hurtado for the first time since watching it live back in 97. He really went full on savage after getting outclassed for most of the fight. I missed or forgot that gotta watch. Sweet pea was absolutely amazing. He had some wars at the end of his car...