The Best Ever

30 May

Fedor Emelianenko

Russian.  Heavyweight–235 pounds–but he frequently fought men big enough to make him look like a boy.  He was not intimidated by size.  He’d just wade in and beat them into submission or unconsciousness.

40 professional Mixed Martial Arts fights.  Won 35.  At one point, he won 28 consecutive professional fights.  At age 40, he’s still fighting.  Never a sign of arrogance.

Best ever.

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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Uncategorized, Values, Video


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5 responses to “The Best Ever

  1. BMan

    May 30, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Excuse the language, but bad ass.

  2. wholy1

    May 30, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    What this dude does in the cage, Putin will hopefully do to NATO on/near his home turf. The neo-CON’s “United Snakes Corp, Sodom on the Potomac, D[e]C[eit] need/deserve a “Fedor-type mauling”!

  3. kanani

    May 31, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Been watching MMA for over 15 years. Fedor is one of the best. Too bad he never came over to the UFC in his prime. He would have dominated. Most of the Russian fighters are super tough.

  4. cathy baldwin

    June 9, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    I just love your variety and ability to move through various subject matters with aplomb. Sometimes I am so pleasantly surprised by topics you share that are surprisingly interesting. ~~~~~Thank you, Mr.Adask.

  5. Adask

    June 10, 2016 at 12:51 AM

    Thanks for your comment and compliment. I sometimes “step outside the lines” of what some would presume are the “limits” of this blog. I’ll post something about Fedor or perhaps a child that can sing or some such–and I’ll wonder if I’m offending my readers by causing them to receive a notice by email of a post dealing with a topic that they don’t expect or want from me. I haven’t had any complaints about the occasional “odd” posts on my blog. But, until yours, I haven’t had any compliments on the variety of posts, either.

    My fundamental rule for posting on this blog is to avoid wasting the readers’ time. I try not to post things just for the sake of posting. I try to justify every post by including some insight into something that’s important, interesting, educational or surprising.

    I know that my claim of intending to avoid wasting my readers’ time is compromised by the fact that I’m long-winded and verbose. i wish I could write more concisely. I know that if I wrote shorter articles, I’d probably have a larger audience. But, if I wrote shorter articles, I’d also fail to communicate some of the perspectives that I, at least, think may be important to trying to clearly express an idea or insight that I think may be important.

    Plus, my articles are often long because I’m not just trying to express an old idea that’s commonly known to all. I’m usually trying to express an idea that is at least new to me–and, presumably, also new to my readers.

    In the end, I don’t usually write to educate my readers. I write, primarily, to educate myself. I learn by writing.

    I see or sense an “idea” about something that I don’t understand. I’m somehow attracted to that dim idea. I’m intrigued by that vague “insight”. I start writing about it. Sometimes, my writing comes to naught. I learn nothing. I realize my attraction to a particular idea was misleading. If so, I stop writing on that subject, trash the would-be article, and move on, looking for my next “attraction”.

    But sometimes I’ll be drawn to some vague idea, start writing about it, start exploring it, and suddenly discover insights that I never expected imagined. Sometimes I’m led to conclusions that may be completely contrary to whatever I expected to find when I started the particular article. For me, those moments when I find a new insight, a new conclusion are exciting. I love to learn. Writing educates me. I feel like an archaeologist digging up a city that’s been buried and forgotten for several thousand years. I don’t know what I’m going to find. I might not find anything. But, damn, it’s exciting.

    At least for me.

    So, this blog is a journal of my “intellectual archaeology”. I usually avoid telling people that my “discoveries” are absolutely true. I often warn people to not believe something just because I wrote it. But, if I don’t claim my “discoveries” are absolutely true, I will at least argue that they’re “interesting”. They’re “possible”. They’re a way to see the world from a perspective that may have been previously unknown to most people.

    So if, like me, you like exploring ideas and excavating for insights, you might find this blog interesting.

    I apologize for being long-winded (this comment is proof of that), but we “archaeologists” are compelled to dot every “i” and cross every “t” so others can see as clearly as possible how I reached various conclusions that strike me as insightful, surprising or at least interesting. Then, seeing the “method” to my mad ideas, people can refute them (if they care to), amend them (if they care to) or amplify them (if they care to) and thereby contribute to my on-going “education”.

    In all of this, I try not to waste my readers’ time.

    Some readers might view this comment as evidence that I DO waste their time. They might be right. But even this comment has been “educational” for me. I understand my own compulsion to write more clearly than I did before I started to write this comment. And, if anyone care’s to read this comment, they might find a couple of insights or conclusions (even here) that are surprising or at least interesting.

    The variety of topics on this blog simply reflects that fact that I see a lot of things that simply give me an “itch” to write. By scratching that “itch,” I learn things. That excites me.

    I hope that by reading some of my articles, you learn things, too.

    Thanks again for your kind words.

    Thanks for reading my articles.


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