Thursday, October 29, 2009


More on that Muay Thai video. You'll have one of three reactions. Perfect boredom, revulsion, or--in my case, and I imagine that of everyone who does Muay Thai--the mirror neurons start firing. No matter how tired I am, watching that makes me feel thrilled, hopped-up, and aggressive. Very aggressive. Like a 17-year-old meth addict with a string of ASBOs who's just been dumped by his girlfriend after closing time on a Saturday night. That series of uppercuts and elbow strikes, in particular, elicits that reaction in me. (I mean the one nearly seven minutes into the video: You have to really have a taste for it to get that far.)

A few years ago, I certainly would have been bored.

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