Phillip Alnswick-Tobias | The Last Lovemark

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Scientists break down the physics and neuroscience behind Bruce Lee’s legendary one-inch punch, the bodily application of his famous "be like water" philosophy.

Drawing upon both physical and neuro power, Lee’s devastating one-inch punch involved substantially more than arm strength. It was achieved through the fluid teamwork of every body part. It was his feet. It was hips and arms. It was even his brain. In several milliseconds, a spark of kinetic energy ignited in Lee’s feet and surged through his core to his limbs before its eventual release.
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Every bodily jerk has an apex of force. To not only maximize on that force — but to augment it — Lee perfectly synchronizes his movements, one after the other, linking them like boxcars on a train. To be sure, countless muscle men have been stronger than Lee, but few, if any, could deliver more more power than Lee with just one inch.
What makes the difference? Lee’s brain.

Or, one might argue, Lee’s mind.
The full article is well worth the read. 
(via It’s Okay To Be Smart)

explore-blog:

Scientists break down the physics and neuroscience behind Bruce Lee’s legendary one-inch punch, the bodily application of his famous "be like water" philosophy.

Drawing upon both physical and neuro power, Lee’s devastating one-inch punch involved substantially more than arm strength. It was achieved through the fluid teamwork of every body part. It was his feet. It was hips and arms. It was even his brain. In several milliseconds, a spark of kinetic energy ignited in Lee’s feet and surged through his core to his limbs before its eventual release.

[…]

Every bodily jerk has an apex of force. To not only maximize on that force — but to augment it — Lee perfectly synchronizes his movements, one after the other, linking them like boxcars on a train. To be sure, countless muscle men have been stronger than Lee, but few, if any, could deliver more more power than Lee with just one inch.

What makes the difference? Lee’s brain.

Or, one might argue, Lee’s mind.

The full article is well worth the read. 

(via It’s Okay To Be Smart)

(Source: explore-blog)

New Busy Signal. Bou-Yah [Vampire Teeth]

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A New Hampshire Cop Called President Obama the N-Word and Won’t Apologize
Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of one to RACIST, with “one” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.
–82-year-old shitbag Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, police commissioner Robert Copeland joinsDonald Sterling in the “crazy old white man getting caught saying horrible things in public” hall of fame. A new resident to the sleepy northeastern town overheard Copeland say, “No, because whenever I do I’ll have to see that fucking nigger,” when asked if he watches the news. “That fucking nigger” happens to be the President of the United States.
Copeland doesn’t deny what he said and has no intention of ever apologizing. He told his colleagues in an email, “I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse. For this, I do not apologize—he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”
This, of course, begs the question of what Robert Copeland’s criteria are for being a nigger. Here’s a guess at what they are:
Being black
Being black
Being black
Confusing hand gestures
Being black
General uppity-ness
Being black
Looking at my wife’s calves for longer than five seconds
Unregulated office horseplay
Being black
Hippy-hop music
Wearing pants with a waistline below the belly button
Being black
Seriously, stop looking at my wife
Copeland has refused requests for interviews thus far, so I suppose we’ll just have to continue speculating. RACIST
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vicemag:

A New Hampshire Cop Called President Obama the N-Word and Won’t Apologize

Welcome to another edition of This Week in Racism. I’ll be ranking news stories on a scale of one to RACIST, with “one” being the least racist and “RACIST” being the most racist.

–82-year-old shitbag Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, police commissioner Robert Copeland joinsDonald Sterling in the “crazy old white man getting caught saying horrible things in public” hall of fame. A new resident to the sleepy northeastern town overheard Copeland say, “No, because whenever I do I’ll have to see that fucking nigger,” when asked if he watches the news. “That fucking nigger” happens to be the President of the United States.

Copeland doesn’t deny what he said and has no intention of ever apologizing. He told his colleagues in an email, “I believe I did use the ‘N’ word in reference to the current occupant of the Whitehouse. For this, I do not apologize—he meets and exceeds my criteria for such.”

This, of course, begs the question of what Robert Copeland’s criteria are for being a nigger. Here’s a guess at what they are:

  • Being black
  • Being black
  • Being black
  • Confusing hand gestures
  • Being black
  • General uppity-ness
  • Being black
  • Looking at my wife’s calves for longer than five seconds
  • Unregulated office horseplay
  • Being black
  • Hippy-hop music
  • Wearing pants with a waistline below the belly button
  • Being black
  • Seriously, stop looking at my wife

Copeland has refused requests for interviews thus far, so I suppose we’ll just have to continue speculating. RACIST

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I came across this old concept that was never used for anything today. It reignited my thinking about how to incorporate different creative disciplines into my work and into individual projects… Food for thought.

Nice animation from my studiomate, Ignatz…
ignatzjohnson:

I was sucked into the light and now I am trapped here.

Nice animation from my studiomate, Ignatz

ignatzjohnson:

I was sucked into the light and now I am trapped here.

Explosive Screens and Tough Mudders

Ruben Borrero, Tough Mudder

Image: Billie Depra

My home is hurting. Harlem was burning.

In an unexpected revelation, I learned there was an explosion on Park Avenue and 116th street. Wait a minute. WHAT? As soon as Stine Deja read the information about the explosion from a Danish news website, I realized that is Ruben’s block. I flew out of the room.

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Random Thought

Why is “I don’t know” the most common phrase in London?

Out on the Mews.

Out on the Mews.