Fight Club: Raymond K Hessel – a near life experience

Fight Club, an entertaining book and film has many teachings for life – not just on masculinity but also on self-improvement, motivation and making the most out of your potential.

One of the most compelling scenes is when Tyler Durden or the Narrator (depending on whether you are consuming the film or book version), puts a gun to convenience store worker Raymond K Hessel’s head and threatens to pull the trigger unless they go back on track to realising their potential.

The stories protagonists enact a very extreme way of encouraging someone to pull themselves together and stop wasting their potential.  A near-life experience.

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The Song of the Ungirt Runners

If you’re looking for a really good underrated film, look up Clockwork Mice.

It seems impossible to get hold of, the limited copies seem to be extortionately priced.  But if it’s ever on TV, Netflix’s, or whatever other less than legal methods to watch it – if you really like your running films it is worth checking out. Continue reading “The Song of the Ungirt Runners”

Someone watched a bad TV show, you’ll never guess what happened next….

Someone watched a bad TV show, you’ll never guess what happened next.

In a quick answer, they bitched about it on the Internet, adding the unoriginal put down statement “Well there’s an hour of my life I’ll never get back”

And everytime I read someone write that I think… well you would have wasted it anyway.

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The best sports film motivational scene

Type in motivational video or fitness motivation in youtube and you get dozens of compilation videos using the same stuff from the same stuff:

  • Al Pacino in Any given Sunday – inch by inch, play by play.
  • Rocky six, where Sly is giving his son a kick up the arse with a motivational speech
  • Muhammad Ali

“I’m going to show you how great I am”

But they always miss one film off.  A film that got one lazy fat kid off the couch. Continue reading “The best sports film motivational scene”