10 Gents joined me for the start of the Birthday month in the Slice house.  Three daughters turn 6, 8, and 10 and my wife turns 29 (again), all in the month of April.  That leaves only Baby Talia as the outlier.  She turns 4 in July.  But she’s okay with it as long as she gets to eat all the cake along the way.  That kid likes dessert.  Wish me luck; I’ll be a broken man by month’s end.

The Activities

Out of the lot heading towards Torrence.  Spot Thrust in the luxury Sedan coming up Park so COP it right there to wait on the big feller.

Down Torrence to the Greenway, adding one burpee at each cross street.

On the fountain for derkins, dips, step-ups IC.

Head north/west on the greenway

Bear crawl to the restroom hut stopping for ascending merkins at each light pole

So much refusenik

Continue north on greenway passing by some ladies posted up at the corner of Kings and Pearl Park Way getting their exercise on.  Hello ladies…

Plank it up at the Sharktank field

Several rounds of AYG across the field with more merkins sprinkled in

Continue on greenway, stopping at bridge under 3rd St

Grab a rock, curls IC, overhead presses IC, exchange coupons with a friend, squat thrusters IC

Further on Greenway to Elizabeth Park

5 Derkins on north end of park, over the bridge to south end of park for 10 dips

Repeat 5 times

To the Lizzy Lurker

Up to Charlottetowne, 10 merkins at each crosswalk

Back down to bottom

Up to Charlottetowne, 10 merkins at each crosswalk, but get this, do it faster this time.

Take it home



Fortitude has changed locations, check Slaughter’s BB from yesterday for all the details

MIP (Saturdays 9:00 am?) needs Q’s.

Slaughter with the excellent prayer to kick-start our day.


I knew there had to be something.  That is, of course, unless the rumors are true and he is in fact a T-1000. “It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th….”  But now we know that not to be the case, and I will use this information to save humanity and for the betterment of men everywhere.  Lee™ has a kryptonite and it is…. drumroll please…. BEAR CRAWL… ASTA LA VISTA, BABY!!!

Slaughter shouted me out in the first minute of the workout for calling ascending burpees down Torrence.  Said I did that last time I Q’d Ranger.  Good memory Slaughts.  I have called that before, but it was like a year ago.  Which makes me wonder: What is the statute of limitations for recycling workouts?  I mean, there are only so many variations of this thing we do?  I figure 6 months ought to be it.  Unless it involves the Muthaship, which you could just put on repeat every day and we would all be better off.

Snoop was quite vocal about something on our second trip up the Lizzy Lurker, but I couldn’t understand a word of it.  Anybody have the Cliffs Notes on that.

After COT we somehow landed on the topic of TORMUND wrestling Gandalf for the Q at Sharktank in the morning.  Gandalf is sneaky thick, and I personally wouldn’t want to tussle with him, but TORMUND is Scottish, and would therefore fight dirty, likely pulling out a shillelagh.  Tough call, we’ll have to go to the Tale of the Tape:

Gandalf: 5’2″ 155 lbs. Excels at running downhill and looking dapper in sport coats.

TORMUND: 5’3′ 185.  Excels at posting every damn day and never having to wear a sport coat.

Dad Strength: Both possess it, but Gandalf now has two kids vs. TORMUND’s one. Advantage: Gandalf

Grown Man Strength: I don’t know G. I know you hit that gym hard, but there are no amount of reps in the world that gain GMS.  I’ve heard you just wake up with it one day.  I’ll tell you when it happens for me and what it feels like.  Yes, T has it.  Can’t grow a beard like that without it. Advantage: TORMUND

Retard Strength: Neither of these men are retarded. Advantage: Push

F3 Name Strength: Gandalf was a bad man in the Lord of the Rings movies.  Remember when he came over that ridge at sunrise to save the day. A staff is a cool weapon.

I don’t watch GOT, so I had to go to the internet to find this gem:

He boasts of having bedded a she-bear, which he calls Shella. Tormund makes much of his capacity for drink and sexual encounters, usually as a means of raising his allies’ morale.

Seems like partying and beastiality are positives in this fantasy world, but I still don’t know how that would help against full blown wizardry.

Advantage: Push, not enough real world applicability.

Still no clear winner.  We’ll just have to settle it once and for all at Extra Credit in the morning… looking forward to the show.

Thanks for the keys CMD, always a pleasure to lead this fine group.

Thin Slice






2 thoughts on “Kryptonite

  • April 5, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Hillarious BB Slice. Love the Gandalf vs. Tormund wrestling comments. Oh yeah, great Q too.

  • April 5, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    My maker actually instilled many forms of Kryptonite in my particular model: bear crawl…sweet tea…70s yacht rock…and molten magma. #OddChoices Probably a couple of others, but those definitely qualify.

    Other than exposing my weakness, that was a great Q, Mortal Slice.

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