• Charlie Primero

    Does the Joe Rogan University also teach his proven method for getting a fake BJJ blackbelt ?

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      Whoa! Dude, you are talking some shit! Have you seen his head kick bra?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_nyuuuJjh0

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        That’s a powerful kick. I used to have a really powerful hopping side kick that would send a guy holding a big shield pad flying back 7 or 8 feet. That was 15 fucking years ago, though. Now, I’m just an outta shape, tired chicken farmer.

        Also, Joe shoulda gone back to check the guy out. That stunk of blind martial ego. This vid is old though. He probably dumped that ego years ago–at least that’s my impression from the podcast.

        • lazy_friend

          8 feet back? I call bullshit

          • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

            Not at all. He can still do it too.

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3N5Rnx37O0

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            Well it’s bullshit now cuz I can’t do it anymore. But I used to have power… back when I was 19, ya fucker.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            Well it’s bullshit now cuz I can’t do it anymore. But I used to have power… back when I was 19, ya fucker.

          • lazy_friend

            lies… 5 feet at most. I did TKD with the best around my area and I am still a heavy hitter. Spinning side/back kicks are not that practical anyway. I rather go for a spinning hook to the button or stick to a round house for damage and a front kick to keep people away. Unless you are anderson silva, in that case you can just front kick people at the button and knock them out, but that takes surprise and precision, because its easy to grab that kick if you telegraph. I gave you a thumbs up because you called me a fucker. you got moxie, that will take you places.

          • Calypso_1

            Not at all. Much of the displacement is caused by the skipping/hopping lead up to the actual kick. It’s more of a shove with a kick on the end of it. Especially when the recipient is holding a body shield which disperses the force over the whole torso in addition to a bouncing compression of the rib cage/lungs like a beach ball. In most training environments no shoes, or ones with little traction are being used thus taking the receiver off their feet. You usually get a back push equal to about the height of the kicker plus what they could achieve with a static kick alone.

            One can train to absorb these kicks by intentionally loosing grounding & shielding with the arms curled tight against the chest. Most of the force is spent in moving you. Try to ground yourself against one of these and the force stays in your body. Great way to lose all the air in your lungs.

          • lazy_friend

            You can defend the measure all you want. But I have been hit by heavy hitters and if you are bracing for the kick it wont send you 8 feet back. No amount of rhetoric is going to change what I have experienced. Plus I am trolling him, don’t take it so seriously. If someone light weight is just standing there, holding a shield, than yeah they will fly back but not because the kick was powerful. I guess when he says he can send ” a guy” it opens up many variables, such as the persons weight and experience in taking hits with a shield. I held many shields for many fighters (heavy hitting experienced TKD black belts) as they were throwing their best shots and if I had to get up from an 8 feet flight every-time class would have ended a lot earlier as I would be exhausted, and yet I used to help train other pupils almost everyday for two hours.

        • Ittabena

          I keep picturing your avatar doing a powerful hopping side kick. Too funny!

        • Ittabena

          I keep picturing your avatar doing a powerful hopping side kick. Too funny!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            I don’t know if Kropotkin ever did TKD. He probably would have done Aikido if it existed when he was alive. He looks a bit like Ueshiba in his later years.

    • Dick

      Rogans belt is legit. Machado AND Eddie Bravo. Doesn’t get much more real than that.

      Also, WTF is up with this video. I want my 3 minuites back.

    • Ittabena

      Someone missed the point, or has a pouty lip when it comes to Joe. Ah, show business and the Bible… Everyone wants to believe every word. Joe, Jesse, Elohim, Nephilim… We all forget, well this guy says it better;

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUiwTubYu0

      Thank You Mr. Hicks, sometimes we forget.

  • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

    I have a roommate I introduced to cigars and UFC fighting, We have actually had conversations like this. He is still a virgin though. I never got him to listen to the Joe Rogan Podcast.

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      I mean he hasn’t had sex (he is a born again and apparently saving himself). I am not equating listening to the JRE as losing ones virginity! LOL!

  • http://twitter.com/RayButlers Ray Butlers

    Well, college isn’t for everyone. But pseudoscience is for no one. However, it would be cool to do nothing but bodybuild, smoke weed, and talk about things that people who smoke a lot of weed talk about.

    • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

      If you think those things are cool then why are you such a whiny bitch?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        Nice. Called him out on that!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

        I like how he just changed his avatar. That’s to reflect how much of whiny bitch he isn’t, Ted.

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          I thought it was gay porn or something…not that there is anything wrong with…you know if that’s what he’s into. He needs something! Sex, weed, whatever!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            He’s quick on the downvotes, at least.

        • Calypso_1

          The message that image gives off may not be ‘whiny’, but it all but screams ‘bitch’.

    • http://twitter.com/LikeCrazyHorse Whitey

      At one point Anatomy was “pseudoscience”. Then people learned how Powerful the Butthole was. Especially dolphin butthole.

      • http://twitter.com/RayButlers Ray Butlers

        that’s deep. and tight.
        http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4125

        • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

          “skeptical analysis of pop phenomena” = Things to do if you have never been laid and have no sense of humor.

          • echar

            That’s the kind of grab ass logic i’d expect from a meat-head. You can do better than that.

          • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

            uh, any site that scrutinizes Pam Anderson’s views on science is for Virgins with ass burgers

          • http://twitter.com/TedHeistman Ted Heistman

            uh, any site that scrutinizes Pam Anderson’s views on science is for Virgins with ass burgers

          • echar

            Are you stoned?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            I’m about to get stoned to watch the newest episode of the Walking Dead.

          • echar

            Are you an enhancement smoker?

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkA9rz-1YoA

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=742104313 Adam Goodwin

            I wrote an article entitled “Anarchism and Evolution in International Relations: The Challenge of Kropotkin’s Biological Ontology” for the journal Millennium back in the summer of 2010. They asked me to do a revise and resubmit, so I did….but I made sure I got stoned the whole time I revised it. They ended up accepting all of my revisions and published it in the December issue, god bless ‘em. So, yeah, I’m def an enhancement smoker. 8D

          • echar

            That’s a win

  • honu

    Well, Joe Rogan’s podcast has finally hit satire/irony worthy status. Just goes to show you that no matter how legit you are, if you get big enough, you’re fodder for the culture at large. I like me some Joe Rogan podcast.

  • echar

    I know this is meant to be humorous and it can be that. Also I think it’s a fine recipe for becoming super paranoid and not very interesting. I think for the majority, dropping out of college and following a passion is awful advice. May as well go down to the temporary service and sign up for a factory job. A person could always go Jack Kerouac and write a drug fueled travel story. Just like every other Tom, Dick, and Harry.

    Really though, I appreciate the ability to keep from taking himself too seriously. Also a kale shake sounds awful.

  • echar

    I know this is meant to be humorous and it can be that. Also I think it’s a fine recipe for becoming super paranoid and not very interesting. I think for the majority, dropping out of college and following a passion is awful advice. May as well go down to the temporary service and sign up for a factory job. A person could always go Jack Kerouac and write a drug fueled travel story. Just like every other Tom, Dick, and Harry.

    Really though, I appreciate the ability to keep from taking himself too seriously. Also a kale shake sounds awful.

    • mannyfurious

      I don’t know, man. I don’t know what to think anymore. Sometimes I think, if instead of going to college, I had followed some kind of passion, I’d probably be a lot happier. However, sometimes I think if I had done that and been unhappy, I’d be whining about how I should’ve gone to college instead of following some kind of passion. I hated college, though. I got drunk a lot and got into some fights. Not because they were enjoyable, but because I was genuinely depressed and lonely and “trapped.” I didn’t fit in with all the “bros” and I didn’t fit it with the annoying liberals and I wasn’t artsy or even angsty enough (or in the same way, at least) as like art or theatre majors. It was a terrible time for me and I’m thankful each and every day that I don’t have to do it ever again. Although grad school wasn’t quite as bad.

      • echar

        I feel that if a person has a noodle, they can eventually choose the correct path in college. If they drop out, the opportunities are way less. There are some illegal activities that are risky, but profitable. There’s factory work, which from my experience is a realm of hell. There’s homelessness, which i know from experience is not romantic at all. Maybe a dude can make their way to a fishing boat in Alaska, and work their pick off for several months while accruing all that pay. There is Antarctica too, if a person can handle the isolation. Ya know, in this day and age you need cash to survive.

        • mannyfurious

          I concur. But I got my BA in English almost 6 years ago. My MA in Clinical/Mental Health Counseling a little more than a year ago and there are friends of mine who never went to college and who are supervisors at Wal-Mart and Safeway who make more than I do.

          Granted, I picked some shitty degrees (the counseling will pay off a little more in a couple of years, but until then….), but perhaps it would’ve been better if I spent the 5 years in college, and the 5 years since trying to write a book instead of all this other crap. Or maybe I could’ve traveled to Brazil and learned how to fight and opened my own gym.

        • mannyfurious

          I concur. But I got my BA in English almost 6 years ago. My MA in Clinical/Mental Health Counseling a little more than a year ago and there are friends of mine who never went to college and who are supervisors at Wal-Mart and Safeway who make more than I do.

          Granted, I picked some shitty degrees (the counseling will pay off a little more in a couple of years, but until then….), but perhaps it would’ve been better if I spent the 5 years in college, and the 5 years since trying to write a book instead of all this other crap. Or maybe I could’ve traveled to Brazil and learned how to fight and opened my own gym.

          • echar

            They may make more, but their work is not really making a difference for the greater good. Counseling is no joke, and I commend you. I started getting into being a drug counselor, but I decided it’s not for me. Oh and my friend that is doing to best got a Union electricians gig coming right out of high school.

            He made Journeyman a few years back, and he’s sitting pretty. Here’s the the thing, he decided he liked electronics in Jr. High because of a class. He followed through and is reaping the rewards for doing that.

          • echar

            They may make more, but their work is not really making a difference for the greater good. Counseling is no joke, and I commend you. I started getting into being a drug counselor, but I decided it’s not for me. Oh and my friend that is doing to best got a Union electricians gig coming right out of high school.

            He made Journeyman a few years back, and he’s sitting pretty. Here’s the the thing, he decided he liked electronics in Jr. High because of a class. He followed through and is reaping the rewards for doing that.

        • jnana

          “Ya know, in this day and age you need cash to survive.”
          I don’t worry about cash. Was never forced to go without a meal, sure I’ve dealt w/ the elements, but that’s only served to toughen me up. I spent this past winter indoors, and feel like I’ve become a bit of a puss. Since I dropped out(of h.s.) I’ve learned more than I expected, from working, traveling, talking and listening to friends and strangers, And the greatest thing of all, I have my independence. If on a whim, I wanna go to Brazil, I can, and I have no worry for tomorrow, be it for bread or shelter. The most important conflict for me, right now, in my life, is not to waste my freedom on my self.

          • echar

            That can be a tough life, but I bet it gets easy and pretty awesome after awhile. I wandered in my own way for some time, and I’ve also stayed put. I have decided I prefer easy access to running water and clean clothes. Call that being a puss if you want.

          • jnana

            I’m never far from running water and have clean clothes when I need em. Either way, I still wouldn’t trade that for the sense of autonomy.
            I also don’t mean to imply yer a puss(or anyone for that matter) if you have a home, car, etc. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, but I do think you and many here could live as a wanderer and enjoy it, if you would just live by faith. And I don’t mean that one has to wander if they wanna live by faith, each individual has their own path in life. It would be great though, if there were more wanderers(especially more mature ones)

          • jnana

            I’m never far from running water and have clean clothes when I need em. Either way, I still wouldn’t trade that for the sense of autonomy.
            I also don’t mean to imply yer a puss(or anyone for that matter) if you have a home, car, etc. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses, but I do think you and many here could live as a wanderer and enjoy it, if you would just live by faith. And I don’t mean that one has to wander if they wanna live by faith, each individual has their own path in life. It would be great though, if there were more wanderers(especially more mature ones)

          • echar

            It helps if a person has a skill or trade. Such as musician, carpenter, etc.

          • echar

            It helps if a person has a skill or trade. Such as musician, carpenter, etc.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shn.wyn Shn Wyn

    I like Joe Rogan. I think one of his central ideas is that you can take charge of your own mutation and evolution. Taking that notion to heart has certainly increased my vitality. I thought the vid was pretty funny. I bet Joe would find it amusing. BTW, it’d be awesome to hear him talk to Grant Morrison.

    • Matt Staggs

      He did find it funny. I’d love to get Grant on the program, but he doesn’t do much media.

      • drokhole

        His talk at that Disinfo conference was fucking epic.

  • happypedro

    Disinformation is an interesting site, but it is most likely exactly that — disinformation.

    Disinformation is intentionally false or inaccurate information that is spread deliberately. For this reason, it is synonymous with and sometimes called black propaganda. It is an act of deception and false statements to convince someone of untruth. Disinformation should not be confused with misinformation, information that is unintentionally false.

    Unlike traditional propaganda techniques designed to engage emotional support, disinformation is designed to manipulate the audience at the rational level by either discrediting conflicting information or supporting false conclusions. A common disinformation tactic is to mix some truth and observation with false conclusions and lies, or to reveal part of the truth while presenting it as the whole (a limited hangout).

    Another technique of concealing facts, or censorship, is also used if the group can affect such control. When channels of information cannot be completely closed, they can be rendered useless by filling them with disinformation, effectively lowering their signal-to-noise ratio and discrediting the opposition by association with many easily disproved false claims.

    So… Disinfo puts up podcasts and videos of Joe Rogan, and Joe is good friends with Alex Jones, who is clearly a disinfo agent working for some dark elite forces.

    Like Malcolm Gladwell, Rogan and Jones are clever with the propanda… Read this article about Malcolm Gladwell and the way propaganda works is very clearly demonstrated:

    Malcolm Gladwell Unmasked: A Look Into the Life & Work of
    America’s Most Successful Propagandist

    http://shameproject.com/report/malcolm-gladwell-unmasked-life-work-of-americas-most-successful-propagandist/

    Present a whole bunch of truth with some very horrible ideas infused here and there… propaganda. Include good stuff, like that from Chomsky, but mix in Alex Jones and the like… draw minds in and then twist them.

    • Matt Staggs

      Funny that you copy and paste from Wikipedia to make a point about disinformation…

      • happypedro

        This is not a dissertation — this is a comment section. The copy-paste was to save time; putting quotes around the section would have been a good idea, but you know, life is full, busy, you do something quick and run out the door because you have twenty other things to do. Don´t see any need to add a full fledged bibliography. But besides all that, I am not trying to deceive. I just find it curious that Russ Kick and Disinfo puts out what seems to me good stuff — like questioning whether Alex Jones is DARPA, and it seems likely that he´s working, if not for DARPA, something like that — and then at the same time they put up alien theory crap and Joe Rogan´s stuff, when Joe is a big friend of Alex Jones. So why the seemingly contradictory messages? I´m not saying it´s aliens, but… it´s aliens. If you would care to address the content, rather than make a minor point about citing sources in a comment section, I´d love to hear them.

      • happypedro

        For example: Yes, most educational systems have huge flaws, are designed to dumb down people, program people to respond to authority and not think too much, certainly not too critically or creatively, to be obedient workers, etc. All true. I like Alfie Kohn´s view on education. That said, going to “Joe Rogan University” instead, is like changing a pair of shoes made of granite for a pair of shoes made of cement. A friend of mine who is far more knowledgeable in archeology than I,
        says that the pyramids were built by experienced crews who were
        specialists and paid to
        do the work. It was a form of an economic stimulus where the finished
        product benefited one guy. The worker’s village and dwellings are
        there and in sight of the pyramids. The quarries, tools, everything
        they needed have been found. And, unlike Rogan claims, there are
        pictographs and carvings of
        how they did it. So, like Alex Jones, Rogan seems to be spreading this
        crap in order to make money, and it pollutes the minds of people with
        half truths. Going to regular university and getting programmed in bad ways is not good, but going to some podcast designed to make money by spreading — though, granted, interesting — half truths, is not any better. So, when I see more consistency in Disinformation, focused truly on EXPOSING disinfo rather than simply just presenting a bunch of stuff without clearly analyzing and critiquing it, I´ll be pleased.

      • happypedro

        For example: Yes, most educational systems have huge flaws, are designed to dumb down people, program people to respond to authority and not think too much, certainly not too critically or creatively, to be obedient workers, etc. All true. I like Alfie Kohn´s view on education. That said, going to “Joe Rogan University” instead, is like changing a pair of shoes made of granite for a pair of shoes made of cement. A friend of mine who is far more knowledgeable in archeology than I,
        says that the pyramids were built by experienced crews who were
        specialists and paid to
        do the work. It was a form of an economic stimulus where the finished
        product benefited one guy. The worker’s village and dwellings are
        there and in sight of the pyramids. The quarries, tools, everything
        they needed have been found. And, unlike Rogan claims, there are
        pictographs and carvings of
        how they did it. So, like Alex Jones, Rogan seems to be spreading this
        crap in order to make money, and it pollutes the minds of people with
        half truths. Going to regular university and getting programmed in bad ways is not good, but going to some podcast designed to make money by spreading — though, granted, interesting — half truths, is not any better. So, when I see more consistency in Disinformation, focused truly on EXPOSING disinfo rather than simply just presenting a bunch of stuff without clearly analyzing and critiquing it, I´ll be pleased.

      • happypedro

        As you know, from the “About” section of the Disinfo page, it says: “Disinfo.com, our
        web presence, collects the most shocking, unusual and quirkiest news
        articles, podcasts and videos on the web, most of which are submitted by
        the site’s visitors. It is our intent that Disinformation becomes news
        that you did not know you needed … based on the idea that anyone can
        define what news is today in our hypermediated, cybercultural world.” So, I like the openness of that perspective, but “anyone can define what news is today”? And “news that you did not know you needed”? Too broadly defined, it seems to me, to be healthy. That opens the doors to exactly what real disinformation is, it seems to me. What´s to prevent DARPA folks, or NSA folks, for example posting a bunch of hooey? And doesn´t the juxtaposition of good info with obviously hokey stuff do a disservice to having a sense of what is real and true, as far as we can know what those things are? When Russ Kick put together his Everything You Know Is Wrong books, it seems to me he chose quite carefully; he didn´t put in obviously whacky nonsense because that would have diminished by juxtaposition the good analysis and arguments he was trying to put forth. But the Disinfo site seems to allow for too much of this flabby juxtaposition. But hey, that´s me. I will still check in and see what is put up. But it does cause concern for how the bad hooey mixed in with the good stuff will negatively impact those who stop by.