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1  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Al Pacino and The Ronfather on: August 13, 2014, 03:48:50 PM


Rumor has it, Al Pacino had to wait in line to speak with Ron.

Pacino was behind Lonnie Teper, Rich Piana and that midget from the movie Pumping Iron that bounced onto Arnold's arms when he first walks into Golds Gym.

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2  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold - Stupid or Clever? on: August 13, 2014, 09:38:20 AM
Are you suggesting Julio should go for a movie career?

 Grin

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3  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: MMA fighter War Machine beats up Christy Mack on: August 13, 2014, 07:54:41 AM
Ice T let another man tap his long term wife and sucked it up, yet gives us this hard man pimp impression.






Ice T always struck me as the type of guy that is probably very nice and not about violence. I always felt that his music was just a front to try and cover up the fact that he was probably his High School and College Valedictorian and a proud member of his community chess team.

Shame what happened with his woman.

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4  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold - Stupid or Clever? on: August 13, 2014, 07:34:43 AM
so in your opinion, Arnold's move to become Governor of California, although he failed horribly at this job, says nothing about Arnold's own intellect?

I don't recall saying anything about Arnold's intellect.

Nonetheless, I will entertain the question as best as I can.

To hold political office, you don't need to be an intellectual. What you need is money, connections and a weak opposition. Being incredibly smart would be a great plus, but it certainly isn't necessary.

Case in point, George Bush Jr. was one of the dumbest presidents in America's history. When he attended Yale as an undergraduate student, he graduated with straight C's (that was his cumulative grade average). Throughout his presidency his expression of the English language was atrocious. He would make so many damn blunders when campaigning and when trying to express ideas. He was looked upon by neighboring nations as a congenital retard. All that said, he made it to the highest office of the land. This tells me, and just about everyone who followed his terms closely, that Bush made it to where he was due to his last name, his wealth and his connections within society (Don't forget that he was a member of the Skull & Bones society).

Arnold is similar in many ways. Arnold is not an intellect, by no stretch of the imagination. What Arnold has is charisma, confidence and the testicular fortitude needed to make his presence felt wherever he goes. Aside from those great attributes, Arnold also had the Kennedy family backing him (they are royalty in the states), tremendous popularity nationwide, a lot of money funding him and a bunch of weak characters playing opposition to him for the role of Governor.  

During the time that Arnold ran, I remember there was also a former governor that had been recalled due to being behind California's electricity and budget crisis. Running against Arnold were also a midget, prostitute and a magician on the same card. I think Arnold was the best choice given the shitty options.

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5  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Arnold - Stupid or Clever? on: August 13, 2014, 07:20:04 AM
Best bodybuilder - train hard fill u with twice the amout of testosterone than your oponents and have genetics for it? Normal brain is enough
Masterdegree - Everyone can do! Normal brainactivity is enough
Guvenour - Talk shit and have some money? NOrmal brain activity and the right will is enough.

Stupid? Why havent he been abel to do a great movie?Huh Why? He cant stimulate a grown adult adience. he is totally unabel to do it. He is lucky there is enough 15-25 year old kids why make him famous. Bcz normal adult people who dosent life weight just think he is a joke!

Forgive me for my ignorance, but Arnold is but merely an actor in the movies he is in.

The creative direction of the movie is dictated by the writer of the script who creates these characters and the director who guides the actors in the fulfillment of the script's vision.

Arnold can only act out the lines he is given and portray the emotions they tell him to display. If the script sucks, then the film will suck as well.

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6  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Experience with Sepsis ? Cellulitis ? recuring fever... on: August 13, 2014, 06:30:32 AM
ESF,

A couple of things to consider....

If you have a primary care provider (or even an urgent center), consider going in for them to run a quick CBC w/differential (Complete Blood Count with differential). If possible, have the provider put a STAT order in so that they can provide him/her with results 1-2 days out max. Once you get the results back, it would be a good idea to verify that you still do not have Leukocytosis, which is just your white blood cells above the normal range. Although, particularly, what you should look for are increases in the Neutrophil count and/or even the formation of new Band cells. Neutrophils are the portion of your White Blood Cells that experience elevation when you have a Bacterial infection and Band cells are immature neutrophils that are typically elevated when you have a new infection that is very acute.

If you are able to get this blood test done and the results do not indicate Leukocytosis (Elevation in WBC's) or an acute elevation in Neutrophils and/or Band cells that is different from the lowest levels you attained in the hospital prior to discharge, you should technically be getting better.

If the blood work comes back showing improvement, then continue to treat any marginal elevation in body temperature with Acetaminophen (Ideally 1,000mg every 6-8 hours for 2-3 days). Remember that while your body fights off any residual strains of the bacteria that caused the infection, it will stage an inflammatory response that typically presents itself in the form of a fever, as well as other signs (like inflammation, warmth and minor redness of the site). For any pain at the site, I would stick to Ibuprofen (at the recommended doses - check the label on the bottle).

If you're going to take Antibiotics, be very cautious. I don't recommend just drowning yourself in antibiotics, but if you decide to continue, I suggest you take whatever they started you on in the hospital. The problem with continuously taking antibiotics is that if the infection is gone, then you are just going to blast your GI tract with antibiotics that does away with much of your flora, which could then lead to shitty (pun intended) side effects like terrible diarrhea. The biggest risk of antibiotic use is that if you don't take it as prescribed/recommended and start to skip doses, you can develop what's known as an antibiotic-resistant super infection, by essentially making the bacteria resistant to the antibiotic.

If they had sent for a wound culture of the site (assuming you had any break in the skin or rupture), in order to do what is called sensitivity testing, I would use the antibiotics that the wound culture revealed as most effective in treating the bacteria. Wound cultures can be useful in showing what the bacteria may be susceptible to in terms of particular antibiotics.

Be careful when traveling abroad with any type of infection that led to sepsis. Depending on where you go (assuming it's a third world country), you can potentially die if things become exacerbated.

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P.S. If you need more advice, feel free to PM me. I am not a Doctor, but would be willing to provide you with some advice to the best of my knowledge.
7  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: UFC 178 - Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier brawl (at media day) on: August 12, 2014, 05:39:58 PM
This is a shame, but injuries "do happen".

I'd recommend Cormier look into repairing his knee in the meantime. If what he has requires minimally invasive surgery that could potentially have him back up and running in a month, I'd get that taken care of now and then start training for Jones.

I'd like to see a Cormier that is 100% ready for this fight come January. I also do not want to see a Gufstasson/Cormier fight.

Aside from the fighters and fans that were waiting for this fight, this must suck for the UFC. They don't have too many great cards lined up. That was one of their better cards. Now, I look forward to UFC 180, 181 & 183 starting in November and on.

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8  Getbig Main Boards / The Getbiggers Board - The Circus or the Zoo / Re: 5k reward leading to info on where Simple Simon trains. on: August 11, 2014, 03:10:02 PM
Ok, well this serves no place on the G&O.

To the GetBiggers board it goes.

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9  Getbig Main Boards / The Getbiggers Board - The Circus or the Zoo / Re: 5k reward leading to info on where Simple Simon trains. on: August 11, 2014, 02:50:39 PM
5K reward for info that leads to the gym that he trains at, for what??

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10  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: Vic wins in Tampa on: August 11, 2014, 08:53:15 AM
Good for Victor!

It's been a while since Victor won a show. I'm glad he delivered.

While Victor still has the same trainer (Victor Muņoz) and a good prep-guru, the years of injuries and cycling of steroids have taken their toll.

He did suffer from a torn ACL and a fractured right arm, but those injuries aside, I think Vic should look into other ventures within the bodybuilding industry.

His true prime was between 2003-2007. Past that point, he has never looked the same and he knows it. I think the bigger issue stems from the fact that Victor tried other approaches to making money in this industry (Victor's Gym, The Muscle Maker Grill etc.) and now he is probably trying to determine what is going to work best for him moving forward.

Believe it or not (although this is going to sound absolutely crazy to most of you), I think Victor can actually open up a phenomenal gym. So as long as he doesn't partner up with any girlfriends to co-own/run/manage the gym with, he can potentially do something worthwhile. Not many know what truly went down with Victor's Gym. I was there and saw it open its doors and was consequently there on the same day when the gates were brought down midway through a Friday evening. Clearly, he would need a lesson or two in running a business and someone to properly manage his finances for the business, but finances/accounting aside, he knows what an awesome looking gym should look like. He also has many good friends that are personal trainers and designers that can help establish an amazing workout complex.

Lesson to be learned: "Never open a business under your name, yet have a silent investor calling all the shots"...

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11  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ***The Official Lobstah Q&A thread*** on: August 10, 2014, 07:35:27 PM
Honestly, obstah you don't give a NY attitude

1 more Rep, as for BBQ ribs you need to step out of the city and come to Red Hood/Carrol Gardens and try Jakes BBQ (http://jakesbbq.com/)

you will be end of sopping up the BBQ sauce with corn bread

I use to work for the Equinox on 17th street

lol, What is the name of that Falafel guy in the village? 


I've been to the one on 17th street by the Hudson river, but my home gym is the one on 12th Street and Greenwich Ave.

Falafel guy? Every other month they change.

The last ones there that I can remember were Mahmoud, Saeed, Jawad & another guy that I can't remember his name, but is always smiling.

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12  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: Question for Ron & OMR Regarding Posting Rules on UK Board on: August 10, 2014, 09:29:53 AM
This thread will be moved to the Questions and Suggestions board where Ron can later review the material.

It doesn't serve a purpose on the G&O.

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13  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: Question for Ron & OMR Regarding Posting Rules on UK Board on: August 10, 2014, 09:25:39 AM
Lips sealed

This gimmick will be deleted.
14  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: Question for Ron & OMR Regarding Posting Rules on UK Board on: August 10, 2014, 09:13:06 AM
We also created another sub-forum called the "Getbiggers Board - Circus or Zoo". This board would serve for all disputes regarding GetBig members.

Like I said to a nice young man via private messages, if it is simple back-and-forth banter that does not derail a thread from its original purpose, the material will be allowed to stand on the G&O. There is no problem with that. When material derails threads (i.e. Thread hijacking) with personal vendettas or issues that do not pertain to the subject at hand, we then remove it and send it to the GetBigger's board.

I said that something big was coming to GetBig a while back. That something was none other than Phil Heath. He browses the forum very often and we appreciate his presence around here. We are also getting a large influx of NPC competitors and we also appreciate that they've chosen GetBig as one of their stomping grounds to share information with others and simply have a good time.

The nature of GetBig will not change. This place is still an asylum of lunatics, but we like to keep some type of order present, hence why we are trying to keep threads moving in the right direction on the G&O.

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15  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: Question for Ron & OMR Regarding Posting Rules on UK Board on: August 10, 2014, 09:06:41 AM
I have some questions I need clarification on in terms of what the actual rules are pertaining to posting on the UK board?

1) Are the moderators of the UK board allowed to determine and choose who is allowed or is not allowed to post on the UK board?

Yes.

So for example are Simple Simon and Bigmc within their rights to say "I don't want you Shizzo or Wolfox to post on the UK board and if you do regardless of the contents of your posts we will simply delete your posts etc"!

Yes.

We created their board so that the UK guys have the green light regarding their creative content and all material surrounding that board.

The same forum-wide rules apply to that board, but they are given certain freedoms regarding their content. If they do not find material worthy of being posted there or find that any material detracts from their overall purpose, they have the right to remove the material.

If the answer is Yes, then effectively you are giving them an indirect form of "timeout power" and through the deleting of posts they are effectively able to control who can or can't post there, if so are other moderators on other boards within their rights to do the same?

This is an entirely legitimate and valid question which needs to be answered by Ron or OMR and I want to bring it to the boards attention.

Regards
Joon
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The way we see it, they petitioned for a UK sub-forum that could serve as a good medium for the UK members to share material that is particular to their region of the world, filled with their distinct humor and spin on bodybuilding.

They asked for the forum, provided us with a list of moderators and promised to follow the basic rules.

As far as we see it, they have held that board to high standards. We don't have a problem with their actions. They have a "zero tolerance policy" regarding offenders on their board. We respect their wishes.

So far, it looks to be running smoothly.

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16  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: UFC 178 - Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier brawl (at media day) on: August 10, 2014, 08:17:56 AM
Gentlemen, I'm going to clean up a little of the arguments that do not pertain to the Jones vs Cormier material.

No disrespect intended to the parties involved.

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17  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ***The Official Lobstah Q&A thread*** on: August 10, 2014, 08:16:21 AM
FCV is A-MAY-ZING.
And c'mon One, you think I picked up this sass on vacation? Born and bred, brother!
I am literally from the bowels of BK.


Just making sure...

Those that are visitors to New York City aren't always aware of that little gem known as Francisco's Centro Vasco.

I'm down in Tribeca and often times will make my way up to Chelsea. Good gyms are hard to find. I've been through most of the major bodybuilder/powerlifter gyms in New York City (Richie's in Sunset Park Brooklyn, Johnny Lats, Golds, Victor's Gym, Steel Gym, Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym, Brooklyn Barbell Club, Frenchies in Brooklyn), but now have settled for Equinox, because it's close to home and it's never too packed. I never have to wait or work in with anyone.

Nice ink!

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18  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ***The Official Lobstah Q&A thread*** on: August 10, 2014, 07:57:27 AM
If I say yes, are we going to high five by the Steel Gym squat rack?

I do have a membership to Steel Gym. As of recent, I've found their space to be a bit small and their juice bar options considerably limited. Because of which, I have stuck to the Equinox gym down in the West Village.

That said, if you ever want to eat the best Lobster in the city, might I suggest Francisco's Centro Vasco, located immediately across the street from Steel Gym.

Are you now living in new York City or on vacation?

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19  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ***The Official Lobstah Q&A thread*** on: August 10, 2014, 07:47:37 AM
You live in New York Lobstah?

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20  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: the people that dont eat enough fruit and fruit sugar are not stoked on: August 10, 2014, 07:40:59 AM
Falcon,

It has come to our attention that your threads regarding nutrition serve a much greater purpose than realized here on the G&O.

For better exposure to those interested in cutting edge nutrition, we will start sending some of these highly informational threads to the Nutrition forum.

There are many members that have yet to see these gems and would truly appreciate it.

Here's an example of what a member from the Nutrition board sent me just a moment ago:

how come we don't ever get posts from marty champ about new cutting edge nutritional practices??

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21  Getbig Main Boards / The Getbiggers Board - The Circus or the Zoo / Re: I am a keyboard whisperer. on: August 10, 2014, 07:13:29 AM
What exactly constitutes a proper G&O thread?

Industry gossip, humor pertaining to bodybuilding, material that can be seen as universally entertaining etc..

The full description can be found immediately below the G&O board link on the main page.

What Ron would like to do is keep all GetBigger disputes, battles and inner-forum material to one board and keep the G&O clean from stuff that outsiders won't understand.

That is why we created this board.

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22  Getbig Main Boards / Gossip & Opinions / Re: ***The Official Lobstah Q&A thread*** on: August 10, 2014, 07:08:36 AM
It seems that Pro bodybuilding has peaked, and it is the men's physique and model that will be what will grow into the future of bodybuilding.

This is EXACTLY what is happening at the present moment.

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23  Getbig Main Boards / The Getbiggers Board - The Circus or the Zoo / Re: I am a keyboard whisperer. on: August 10, 2014, 07:06:50 AM
All the posting about posting and getbigger stuff will be moved to the GetBiggers board.

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24  Getbig Main Boards / The Getbiggers Board - The Circus or the Zoo / Re: I am a keyboard whisperer. on: August 10, 2014, 06:56:38 AM
Holy shit, back to your old ways in less time than expected.

Posting about posting.

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25  Getbig Misc Too Board / Getbig Comments Suggestions Complaints Board / Re: Disappearing Threads on: August 07, 2014, 03:54:53 PM
Correct - everyone else said "who is that"?

Or my favorite, "Why let Shizzo have 2 handles on the open forum?"

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