What Marshawn Lynch is really doing in retirement

Always on the watch for Marshawn Lynch. Here he’s caught on video with a couple of dolls.


Yeah.

Beast Mode U Bitch

Updated 11:52 am.

Marshawn Lynch tackled by a whole load of Panthers. Photo: Grant Halverson / Getty Images. via Esquire Magazine.
Marshawn Lynch tackled by a whole load of Panthers. Photo: Grant Halverson / Getty Images. via Esquire Magazine.

It has been eons since I have posted anything about Marshawn Lynch. Not since he retired from the NFL. No I haven’t forgotten about Mr. Lynch or stopped watching him because he is no longer playing. To me he is the single most interesting character out there.

Yes. I have met him. Charming. Magnetic. Real. Class.

Class? Yes, class.

Because of the American obsession with skin color most see people with obvious African lineage as classy only when they mimic people of obvious European lineage. Well not exactly. Let’s just say black folk dressing, speaking and acting like well-to-do white folk.

But never mind that.

One of the things I most love about Lynch is how real he is and true to himself. Such a damn rarity often unappreciated. Many folks find it downright offensive. I thrive on it.

Here is Marshawn being at his real best. What a classy way to say eff you (my interpretation).

Someone presented Mr. Lynch with a New England Patriots tee for him to sign. If you look closely you can see he has written “Beast Mode U Bitch”. The marks above that are reportedly him scratching out the New England logo and team name Patriots. That’s my man.

Marshawn signs a tee for NE Patriot with a Beast Mode message. (via Reddit user ruckdiz).
Marshawn signs a tee for NE Patriot with a Beast Mode message. (via Reddit user ruckdiz).

Lynch has been in Australia supporting and even doing a bit of working out with the Cal football team acting as scout team running back, Cal being his alma mater. But he also launched Beast Mode Australia. Browse Beast Mode Online here.

Marshawn Lynch puts on a Cal helmet to take part in practice with his alma mater in Sydney, Australia. Al Sermeno / University of California, Berkeley.
Marshawn Lynch puts on a Cal helmet to take part in practice with his alma mater in Sydney, Australia. Al Sermeno / University of California, Berkeley.
Marshawn Lynch plays scout team running back with Cal in Australia here seen advising Vic Enwere. Photo by Cal Football.
Marshawn Lynch plays scout team running back with Cal in Australia here seen advising Vic Enwere. Photo by Cal Football.

Oh, and in his spare time Shawn worked out with a professional rugby team too. Go to Sports Illustrated to see a video of it »

It’s about that action boss.


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Marshawn Lynch checks in with Christine Michael and Thomas Rawls from Australia; Sheil Kapadia; ESPN; August 26, 2016.

Pictures of historical Church in Old Louisville

I took these images around The First Church of Christ, Scientist on S. Third in Old Louisville. The Church will celebrate the 100 year anniversary of breaking ground for its magnificent building next year. Amazing.

It is going through an extensive restoration at the moment. It is worth every dollar they are putting into it.

I fell in love with a gnarly old tree too battling with a nearby pine tree. I believe the gnarly old tree will win the day.

Building front. Blue skies. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Building front. Blue skies. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Front porch area. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Front porch area. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Front porch, left side. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Front porch, left side. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Columns and gnarly tree. Abstract. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Columns and gnarly tree. Abstract. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Columns. Abstract. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Columns. Abstract. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Close up of lamp, front porch area. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Close up of lamp, front porch area. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Fun with texture. Pine branch against granite. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Fun with texture. Pine branch against granite. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Gnarly but handsome old tree. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Gnarly but handsome old tree. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Gnarly but handsome old tree close up. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.
Gnarly but handsome old tree close up. 1st Church of Christ, Scientist—Louisville. Vivian Grant Farrell. August 2016.

Cat in Window Painting by Alice Luisa

Cat in Window, Painting by Alice Luisa.
Cat in Window, Painting by Alice Luisa.

Came across this in my internet travels. It is beautiful.

Get it here http://aliceluisa23.deviantart.com/art/Cat-in-Window-Painting-HOME-616945349.

Puccini’s Turandot at the Forbidden City Beijing 1998

This is such a wonderful staging of Turandot. The setting is magical. And it features Barbara Frittoli as Liu. Can never get enough Frittoli. Watch!

Subtitled in several languages including English.


Puccini - Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing / Mehta, Casolla, Larin, Frittoli, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino by Sony Classical.
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Zubin Mehta conducts the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra and chorus in this performance of Puccini’s opera. The cruel Princess Turandot (Giovanna Casolla), ruler of China, will only wed a prince who can answer correctly her three riddles. Those who fail are executed. Prince Calaf (Sergej Larin), son of the exiled king of Tartary, falls in love with Turandot as soon as he sets eyes on her, and despite the protestations of his friends and family sets out to pass her test.

Puccini began working on the opera Turandot in 1920. The next year, he started composing the music. Two years later, in 1924, Puccini had all but finished the opera’s final duet.

Puccini disliked the text of the duet and postponed composing it until he was able to correct the text. When he finally chose the words for it, two days later he was was diagnosed with throat cancer. Having decided to travel to Belgium for treatment and surgery the last week of November 1924, Puccini died as a result of the surgery on November 29. Therefore, the opera itself was never finished by Puccini.

Buy Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing at Amazon »
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Brave demonstrator in Baton Rouge sends a poignant message on his t-shirt

 A demonstrator raises his hands in front of police in riot gear during protests in Baton Rouge on Sunday. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters. Via the Christian Science Monitor at CSMonitor.com.
A demonstrator raises his hands in front of police in riot gear during protests in Baton Rouge on Sunday. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters. Via the Christian Science Monitor at CSMonitor.com.

Haute couture veil by John Paul Gaultier

A model presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection in Paris, France, July 6. Photo Credit: Benoit Tessier/Reuters. Via the Christian Science Monitor.
A model presents a creation by French designer Jean Paul Gaultier as part of his Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2016/2017 collection in Paris, France, July 6. Photo Credit: Benoit Tessier/Reuters. Via the Christian Science Monitor.