I met Ben Harris a while ago. He is a great writer, a funny man and a proper gentleman. He's just refashioned his blog, entitled I Don't Know Do I? and I think it will turn out to be one of my favourites. Please pop over to Ben's for a quick how-do-you-do and some tips from Mr Vonnegut.
2009 begins with beards. A print that you can order from a website, found via Russell. I might buy one.
I have got a pile of prints and posters, mostly rolled up in cardboard tubes in the spare room. They are waiting to be hung on the walls of the 'studio'. The 'studio' is the garage at the back of the house. It currently contains bikes, a lawnmower, two big tables, an old fridge freezer that acts as an overflow from the one in the kitchen, some firewood, buckets, garden shears, paint, a mask like the ones that Altern8 used to wear - all of the usual garage stuff.
In 2009 the garage will become the 'studio'. It will be a place to work and think, and might even have a projector in it so that it can be a mini cinema. The project will start soon, but then I was saying that for most of 2008.
However, 2009 feels like the right time to do it, not least because I can then stop using inverted commas when I say the 'studio' and just call it the studio. That would be an improvement.
Kimbo Slice's real name is Kevin Ferguson and is 33 years old. Kimbo
Slice is approximately 6'2 tall, and weighs 250 lbs although his weight
varies between fights. Kimbo is always shown with a full beard and a
Slice was a star defensive football player for Miami Palmetto High
School in the Pinecrest area of Miami, Florida. In college, he went on
to the University of Miami on academic scholarship, but did not play
football. He was there for only a year and a half.
Slice worked as a bodyguard for RK Netmedia, a Miami-based pornography
production/promotion company responsible for number of popular adult
Kimbo Slice has a son called Kevlar and a daughter called Kevina.
Kimbo Slice was a Miami, Florida-based underground street fighter. The
underground fight videos swept across the web making him an overnight
sensation. The brutal knockouts, tough appearance of Kimbo, and catchy
phrases increased his popularity. Kimbo appeared in eight street fight
videos, winning seven of them. His lone lost was to Boston police
officer, Sean Gannon. The fight was marred with controversy because
Kimbo's crew says Gannon broke the fight rule (see kimbo fight rules
below). Many Kimbo critics state that Kimbo never fought anyone decent
As mentioned above, Kimbo has his own fight rules:
Kimbo Slice Street Fight Rules:
1.This is not a mixed martial art or a street fight
2.Only punching allowed (no elbows, knees, kicks, etc.)
3.Stand up fighting only
4.No holding or grappling with opponent is allowed
5.If someone is knocked down he has thirty seconds to get up and continue fighting
6.Ways to win are KO, thirty second count out, and if the other guy quits
The beard is the longest it's ever been. But what to do now? Push on through until Christmas and dye it white? Shave it all off (and then grow a 'tache) for a worthy cause? Or how about a plait? I think technoviking has a plait.