Becky is Better, The Complete Season One Episodes



Click on either image of fighter Gina Carano, to read the Season One episodes of Becky is Better from The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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I, The Jury [Book 04]

June Wilkinson is Mondo Kane in "I, The Jury"

June Wilkinson is Mondo Kane in “I, The Jury”

Click on the image of June Wilkinson, to read Book 04 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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Code Dead [Book 03]

Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow - Issue #4

Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow – Issue #4

Click on the image of Sunglasses After Dark, to read Book 03 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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Glenda [Book 02]


Click on the image of Jenny McCarthy, to read Book 02 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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Fight Like A Girl, The Complete Episodes [Book 00]




Click on any of the images of boxer Natalya Ragozina, to read Book 00 of The Endless Night Collection … Enjoy … 🙂

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The Last of Us [Murder at The Dakota]

72094a70-d7ed-11e4-9748-3fd77e204473_8409531487_c93dacf41f_kConsidered Manhattan’s most exclusive building, the Dakota is a co-op built in 1884 on the corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side. John Lennon was murdered outside in 1980, and his widow, Yoko Ono, still lives in their apartment. The building was also the setting for Roman Polanski’s classic 1968 creeper, “Rosemary’s Baby.”

The perfect setting for an old-fashioned, “dead body in a locked room” whodunit.

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The Endless Night, The First 16 Pages – [an excerpt from IUP, Book 01]

Poisen Elves

Be careful what you wish for … sometimes you get it

Click on the image of Jenny Miller, Mondo’s BFF, to read the pages … Enjoy … 🙂


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Bad Idea T-shirt: I was deplorable before it was cool.


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The Swift Business Side of Boxing

By Earl E <Original Source>


Lots of criticism has been thrown at Danny “The Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 Kos) in his fight with not known contender Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13 Kos), because many boxing fans demand boxers should always engage in tough competitive fights in and every match.

As a boxing fan, I accept this idea, but as an individual that is pro-labor I disagree. If the boxer was to engage in a hard fight for every match, then how long will his career last? More importantly, how will his health be after retirement?

(Photo credit: Darryl Cobb/King’s Promotions/Premier Boxing Champions)

This is an individual contact sport and not a team sport. You simply can’t have an off night when engaged in a boxing match, as such is the case in basketball where if Stephen Curry just didn’t feel like giving his all that night, he can defer to his other skilled teammates to earn the win.

The boxer should make decisions based solely on the boxer’s interest rather than the fans, promoters, managers, trainers, albeit stakeholders that all “piggy-back” off the boxer’s labor. The true business managers align their interest with the boxer and follows the high pay/low risk strategy.

The life cycle of a boxer usually starts out at an early age, usually introduced to him by his father or a close relative. It’s not uncommon for boxers to be introduced to the sport as early as five years old and start to heavily invest in their craft by the time they are 8 years old, which is the youngest age a boxer can start competing in amateurs in the United States of America. By the time they are navigating their way through the amateurs, the expenses to engage in boxing have mounted up.

Fast forward years later, now that boxer is engaged in professional boxing. It’s no longer the same sport wherein a young boxer was a passenger in family minivan heading towards the local boxing tournament. It’s now a job, and the boxer now has to employ essentially independent contractors to look after his business, his brand. Let’s examine the independent contractors the boxer employs:

• Trainer: This is the individual that guides the boxer to excel in his craft. The trainer earns a cut of the boxer’s purse, which is usually 10.0%.

• Manager-The boxer needs someone to secure fights. In the USA the manager share has mandated maximum of 33.3% (mandated based on the Muhammad Ali Act) of the purse. However, most managers ask for about 20%. For academic sake let’s use 20%.

• Cutman/Cornerman-You don’t go to battle without this man. Even though this man doesn’t hold distinguished degrees, such as a doctorate in medicine, he has a special skill set. And, that’s stopping and reducing cuts and swelling, so that the boxer can continue with the fight. The cutman can get up to 3%.

• Taxes-The government without having to hold mitts, wrap a bandage, or negotiate a purse gets a 40% cut.

• Miscellaneous expenses-medical treatment, strength trainer, nutritionist, sparring partners. Again, for academic sake let’s say 5%.

I’m not a math guy, but let’s add up the percentages above and we get 78%. That’s 22% left for the boxer. If the boxer earned a $1M fight, he would take home $220,000.

Let’s use the boxer who earns $1M a fight. I won’t even go into the statistics of how many boxers actually earn a $1M per fight, but common sense tells us it’s a very low percentage indeed.

A boxer making at $1M per fight twice per year takes home $440,000 (that’s roughly the same salary as a “bench warmer” in the NBA). The goal here is to extend your career as long as possible so your earnings potential becomes much greater and not less, so if a boxer were to engage in hard fights then naturally their career shortens, because of the mental and physical demands of the sport. Do I get upset if a boxer negotiates a contract where he fights an easy opponent for $1M, and the next fight a non-risky journeyman and still gets paid $1M. Well, my answer is NO, I don’t get upset, and I agree with that business strategy, because the boxer is looking out for his interest to earn as much before he retires. It’s his physical and mental health in stake, not the trainer, the manager, the promoter, or the cutman. Furthermore, if a promoter is willing to pay that boxer high amounts without the boxer taking any risks, in my opinion, that’s financially smart. As a fan, I simply don’t watch, for example the Canelo vs. Liam Smith match. I couldn’t tell you if Canelo looked good, slow, strong, or whatever, because I didn’t watch it. I will also not watch Garcia fight the overmatched Vargas. Nonetheless, not watching the fight doesn’t make me dislike Garcia’s as a fighter or the decisions he makes for his best interests.

As I discussed earlier, by the time the boxer starts to earn $1M, that boxer has been in the game for 20 plus years and now it’s time to receive the fruits of his labor. I believe if you were related to this boxer and truly cared about him, then you would feel the same. You would advise him to make the most money in the sport with the less amount of risks as possible. That type of thinking is not far from our own. Most of us make occupational choices and business decisions based on longevity of the career, high earning capacity, so we can prepare for a retirement fund. Why should the boxer be any different?

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — How to Build Your Hope and Guarantee Your Results

Tuesday Tip

hope and results

How to Build Your Hope and Guarantee Your Results

Jeff Davey says when he was in his 20’s, he was an avid softball player. But he’ll never forget the lesson he learned from a 45-year old player on another team.

As they were competing against each other in a tournament, he said the older fellow played the game the way it was meant to be played. He slid headfirst into bases, crashed into the wall chasing fly balls, and hustled more than any other player on any of the 26 teams in the tournament.

Jeff was curious, so he went up to the older player and said, “Mitch you really came to play today!”

Mitch responded, “Everybody here came to play. I came to WIN!

What about you? Are you PLAYING at the game of life or are you WINNING the game? Are you PLAYING at your job or are you WINNING the job you’ve always wanted?

I’ve spent my entire professional life researching peak performance and studying the biggest winners in all walks of life. And I know exactly what it takes to get to the top and stay at the top … in your career, your relationships, and your life.

That’s what my two-day program, the Journey-to-the-Extraordinary, is all about. It gives you the 12 keys to winning in any situation. Later in today’s Tuesday Tip, I’ll tell you how you can grab one of the last five seats for the Chicago Journey, coming on November 10-11, 2016 and save $500 on the tuition, should you be interested.

So yes, there are 12 keys that will get you to the top and keep you at the top. And there are two foundational cornerstones that undergird those 12 keys. One of them is HOPE.

You’ve got to HOPE BIG. So how do you get the hope you need?

Read on.

1. Get Yourself Plugged In.

It’s a basic truth in life. Perhaps you’ve noticed. Things work better when they’re plugged in. And that’s true for everything in your life … from your toaster, to your mixer, your computer, your brain, and even your faith.

That’s why so many people get so much out of motivational recordings. I know I do. If you were in my office or checked out my computer, you would see my collection of hundreds and hundreds of such items. I listen to at least one of them every day. They keep me plugged in, and as a result, my hope seldom wanes.

That’s exactly what Matt Towers experienced when he got plugged in. I found his story fascinating.

As Matt puts it, “I was fortunate enough to attend your Journey-to-the-Extraordinary years ago through my employer. Through your teachings, I have been able to gain a new lease on life. I used to dread going to work, was obese at 290 pounds, and struggled to find the motivation to make any changes in my life. I had a poor outlook on my future, struggled with depression and sleep apnea, and held tremendous guilt, feeling like I was failing as a husband and father.”

Matt continues, “Unfortunately, I did not put your 12 Journey keys into practice right away. But a couple years ago, I found your CD on 10 Sure-Fire Ways to Become a More Positive Person, something I picked up at the Journey. I made a commitment to listen to it over and over again in my car, wanting the information to sink into my subconscious, as I had reached a point in my life where I was fed up with feeling lousy all the time. For several weeks, I listened to nothing but your CD in the car and I started to use the tools that you presented in that program.”

In other words, Matt got himself plugged into something positive and powerful which was the beginning of his story and the beginning of his HOPING BIG.

Matt goes on, saying, “Well, at the beginning of last year, a few months after my total immersion into your Journey keys and motivational recordings, we had an organizational change at work that put me in a team that gave me a real opportunity for personal and career growth. I saw it as an opportunity, but in the past I would have been pessimistic and pouty at the idea of having to start all over, trying once again to move up the corporate ladder. As it turned out, the leadership on that team was second to none and I am thankful for the good fortune of getting to work with them every day … which I didn’t know would be the case at the time it happened.”  

Once you get plugged into some positive, powerful material, you tend to create a snowball effect. In other words, one good thing turns into another and another.

Matt saw the first big change in his attitude. Then he saw positive changes in his career and his personal life.

As Matt says, “During all this, I began attending a nutrition and weight loss course, a course run by Pete Thomas (the Biggest Loser Season 2 At Home Challenge winner). I realized that now is the time to take control of my health once and for all.”

What about you? Are you plugged into a consistent, persistent source of positive input? If not, I urge you to do so.

Then you can be like Virginia Worzalla. When she went inside the station to pay for her tank of gas, she noticed a sign asking customers to tell the cashier the number of their pump. So Virginia answered, with her normal enthusiasm, “I’m number one.” To which the clerk replied, “Well, now. Looks like those motivational CDs are really working for you.”

You need to be plugged into a source of power. It will enhance your hope factor. And then…

2. Check Out Your Self-Talk.

As the wildly successful entrepreneur Jim Stovall says, “The only sales job you will ever have to do is to yourself.” In other words, if you’re sold on you, your motivational hope and energy will serve you quite well.

Bruce Burton affirmed that. Burton noted that: “Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”

So take time to examine yourself. If you were to read a transcript of everything that goes on in your brain … of everything you say to yourself … would you be reading a hope-filled dialogue or a hope-less dialogue? Would you read more sentences along the lines of “I can’t do that” and “That’ll never work out”? Or would you read more sentences saying, in effect, “I can do it” and “I’ll manage”?

To HOPE BIG, you must talk to yourself … continuously … using hope-filled affirmations. As psychologist Stephen Covey points out, “Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions.” He’s saying, in effect, if you DECIDE to use lots of hope-filled affirmations, your positive, effective, problem-solving behavior will follow.

That’s what Matt Towers did. He began to write and use his own affirmations, just like he had learned at my Journey-to-the-Extraordinary experience.

Matt says, “With your 12 Journey keys clearly in mind, with your motivational recordings going through my mind, I began to mold affirmations toward the goals I had in mind for myself, both personally and professionally. One year later, I’ve lost over 100 pounds; I’m teaching a 9-week course on nutrition and exercise at my church, and I got a promotion at work to a senior position on my team. My outlook on life has never been better. I have a sense of purpose and I can’t wait to help make positive changes in other people’s lives.”

“For all of this, I owe you a big Thank You. I truly believe that I had to get my head in the right place first before I could have made the positive strides in my career and health that I have made. You made me realize that I am the one in control of my subconscious mind even though I’d been living life the other way for years (with my subconscious mind in control of me).”

Matt finishes by declaring, “By creating the daily habit of positive affirmations, I’ve been able to completely change my inner dialogue. And as I teach other people what you taught me at the Journey, I ask them about their inner dialogue. Is it positive? Negative? So again, thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. I am forever in debt to you for giving me the steps to start making positive changes in my life.”

If you don’t know what to tell yourself, you could find and memorize some great quotes … which you then tell yourself over and over again … throughout your day. One that I use comes from professor Ben Stein who says, “The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated. It is finished when it surrenders. And … I will not surrender.”

And finally, to HOPE BIG,

3. Make Molehills Out of Mountains.

You see … most people do just the opposite. They turn a little problem into a big crisis. They focus on the worst possible outcome.

But that’s not true of people who have learned to HOPE BIG. They see problems in a whole different light. As world-famous surgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson noted, “Everybody has barriers and obstacles. If you look at them as containing fences that don’t allow you to advance, then you’re going to be a failure. If you look at them as hurdles that strengthen you each time you go over one, then you’re going to be a success.”

What about you? When problems arise, do you shrink back in fear, or do you rise to the occasion? Do you make mountains out of molehills or do you make molehills out of mountains?

If you’ve been feeding your hope, you’ll be okay. As L. Jackson Brown Jr. says, “Hope is a periscope which enables us to see over our present problems to future possibilities.”

That’s right. When you play down your problems … or the possibilities of defeat … your hope gets you through the challenges before you. That’s what always impressed me about the great baseball player Hank Aaron. I knew him WHEN he wasn’t famous.

When I was growing up in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Aaron actually played there as a part of the farm team for the Milwaukee Braves. I was impressed with his talent, but I was also impressed with his character. He never gave up hope … even though he faced two huge problems. First, he was part of a farm team and most farm-team players never make it to the big time. And second, he was black.

But Aaron turned his mountain-sized problems into manageable molehills with his ever-present hope. Aaron said, “In playing ball, or in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: Being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing.”

I’m not suggesting that you ignore your problems. I’m not saying you should pretend everything is okay in your business or your marriage when it’s not. That would be pure foolishness.

But I am saying you should never dismiss the power of hope to deal with and overcome your problems. Don’t give up hope. Don’t give up on what you really want to do.

Final Thought: “There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.” – Clare Booth, author, 1903-1987

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Gene Tunney & James J Corbett Sparring Film, New York 1925

References have been made over the years to a legendary sparring session between Heavyweight Champion to be Gene Tunney and former champ James J. Corbett, prior to Tunney’s first fight with Jack Dempsey. A film was made of the meeting, but has not been seen for decades. Several years ago and a film archivist discovered an abridged version of this movie on 9mm film, a small but format high quality format in the 1920s. The Tunney-Corbett film was transferred to video for preservation.

See more historic film from the archive:

The Meeting:
According to published accounts, Jim Corbett was in Chicago for the Tunny-Risko fight of November 1925 and surprised Tunney in his dressing room after the fight. Grantlin Rice arranged for the two to meet again in New York a month later to be part of his Sportlight movie series. On the roof of the Putnam Building in New York’s Times Square, Tunney and Corbett sparred for the cameras, and the two staged Corbett’s demonstration classic boxing technique in slow motion. Two very brief shots of Jack Dempsey sparring at what appears to be an informal outdoor gathering are also shown.

The Film:
Historically, this is perhaps the best documented meeting between pioneers of both vintage and modern boxing styles. Corbett is 59 years old and appears very fit, but I was most impressed with the fact that Corbett was taller than Tunney, and would have been even bigger in his prime. Eight months after this film was made, Tunney went on to win the Heavyweight Championship from Jack Dempsey in Philadelphia.

I obtained what turned out to be a low resolution copy of this film. Still, I made some adjustments to the exposure and image stabilization to make it as clear as possible. I’ll be sure to post an update if a better copy becomes available. Enjoy this rare gem of vintage boxing.

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SK-II: Marriage Market Takeover (Please turn on subtitle) / SK-II:婚姻市场接管(请打开字幕)

Watch how single women in China courageously #changedestiny by standing up against the pressure of being labelled “Sheng Nu”, or “leftover woman”. Learn more about SK-II’s #changedestiny movement:…

Today, Chinese women face immense pressure to get married before they turn 27. In many Chinese cities, so called marriage markets are a common sight, where parents go to post and match personal ads. A number of brave Chinese women have finally stood up to speak their mind against society’s labels and their parents’ pressures. A marriage market in Shanghai’s People’s park was taken over by personal messages from hundreds of independent women, stating that they want to control their own destiny.

Find out what these women courageously say to reconstruct the mutual respect between generations and increase society’s understanding to finally change their destiny in the film.

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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — Engaging People to Work WITH You, Not Just FOR You

Tuesday Tip

Engaging People

Engaging People to Work WITH You, Not Just FOR You

In some organizations, people are expected to take orders. They are expected to park their brains, shut their mouths and put in their forty hours a week.

The most productive organizations, however, realize they can do more than buy their employees’ time. They can engage their employees’ heads and hearts as well.

As one of my clients, Lisa DeKrey at Eide Bailly LLP, says, “Everyone has something important to contribute … and it’s high time we find out what that is … and tap into those resources.”

I agree. Totally.

But that brings up a critical question: How can you thoroughly engage people so they do more than take orders? So they take responsibility and perform with excellence.

Let me tell you how two people do it. I know you’ll get a lot out of their stories.

1. Help People Get a VISION of Excellence.

Lots of people don’t even know what “excellence” means. After all, they’re doing their job, getting by, and they think that’s good enough. They’re competent but not excellent.

Jim Collins, the author of the now classic book Good to Great, says that’s dangerous. Collins says, “Competence is the enemy of the great.” In other words, “competence” … or“work that’s good enough” … can blind people to the fact there’s a level of excellence they haven’t even considered.

One real estate sales force moved from get-by, good-enough competence to a vision of and a pursuit of excellence. The broker in charge wanted her office to become one of the top ten in the country. So she collected some magazines and asked her agents to snip out pictures that represented their dreams and ambitions.

Then, at a meeting, she asked each agent to share one picture with the group and put it on the team’s Dream Board. One agent, for example, needed a new car so she put a picture of the car she wanted on the board. As the agents learned about each other’s needs and aspirations, they grew excited for each other and began working harder to make sales. In the end, everyone achieved their goals … or their own individual definitions of excellence … and the team sprang up to sixth place nationally.

Once your people have a vision of excellence…


Don’t expect mediocrity.

And just for the record, it’s very difficult to disguise your expectations. If you expect your coworkers to give you a mediocre performance, your coworkers will sense that … and act accordingly. You’ve got to EXPECT excellence from them.

Unfortunately, a lot of managers, supervisors, team members, and even parents do not expect excellence.

I think of a high school charity auction where the students made various donations. One student offered to clean house for the highest bidder. One of the bidders was amazed at the steep price a woman paid to obtain this service. Asked why she paid so much, the other woman replied, “It’s worth it just to see my daughter actually cleaning the house.”Obviously, that mother did not expect excellence from her daughter on any regular basis.

The same is true in many work environments. Managers who over-manage or over-see every detail of every function are communicating a lack of trust. They fear failure because they expect anything but excellence.

You need to EXPECT excellence and then when you get it … reward it. And some managers don’t.

Take, for example, the employee who told his boss, “I’d like a raise, sir. I’m worth more than I’m getting.” The boss replied, “Of course you’re worth more than you’re getting, Sam. Why don’t you let up a bit?”

3. Lead by EXAMPLE.

Even though this is old advice, it is far from outdated. Almost every candidate running for office in the country right now seems to have forgotten this point.

However, just this week, Linda Katz, the Manager of Safety Administration and Support at the Long Island Rail Road, sent me an inspiring note as to how her boss Loretta (Lori) Ebbighausen serves as an example and the results it’s getting.

As Linda writes, “Hi Dr. Zimmerman: While it seems to be human nature to focus on the bad, wrong or dysfunctional in daily life – i.e. news reports, business, family matters, etc., I admire the fact that you re-focus on the positive and make this your life message.  Well, my boss, Loretta (Lori) Ebbighausen is also cut from the same cloth.”

As Linda continued, “Lori is a woman who has her PHD in Psychology, working in a predominantly male-run business, and serves as the Vice President of Corporate Safety.  I can truly say that she is one of the best and most inspiring bosses I have ever had.  I admire her positive attitude and know that others do as well.” (Note from Dr. Z: That’s leading by example.)

“Lori manages to oversee a current team of 33, deals with both internal and external business partners, and is on-call 24-7 (which is the nature of the job) …in addition to dealing with her personal/family life.  Lori is ambitious, organized, detail oriented, compassionate and fair. She listens to ALL sides of a story or situation before making a judgement call or a final decision.” (Another note from Dr. Z: There’s a whole list of examples that Lori is setting.)

Linda finished her note to me by saying, “I am very fortunate to have her as a boss!”

What a great note. Hopefully it inspires YOU to do something. As much as we all say we’d like to have a boss we respect and admire … who leads by example … it’s partly our responsibility to let our bosses know when they’re doing a great job of leading by example. It’s not fair to expect them to guess how we feel.

So here’s one suggestion. On National Bosses Day, October 17, 2016, take a moment to write a positive note to your boss if he/she has done a great job of leading by example.

And one more suggestion. Take a good look at the example you set. Are you ever guilty of saying, “quality comes first” at your staff meeting and then later allowing some defective products to leave your warehouse because you’re pinched for time? Are you ever guilty of telling your kids to always tell the truth, but when the phone rings you tell them to say you’re not home?

In leading, managing, and parenting, you must help the people around you get a vision of excellence. And then expect excellence from them, at the same time setting an example of excellence in everything you do.

4. Continue Your EDUCATION.

A German proverb alludes to that. It states, “When you walk your talk, people listen.”

There’s one catch, however. Your employees … coworkers … kids … won’t listen to you and they won’t take you seriously until they see you demanding excellence of yourself.

And that invariably leads to continuing education. Great leaders know they’re never finished learning. If they’re going to be at their best (and thereby engage the best in others)they’ve got to be learning, learning, learning.

That’s exactly what Sid Slatter learned at my Journey-to-the-Extraordinary program. As Sid wrote,

“I am a 35-year old General Contractor and I first saw you at your Journey program. At that time I never would have seen myself where I am today. I was not a great communicator. I always sat at the back of the class or seminar, hoping no one would call on me or make me get up in front of people and talk. I always had a hard time getting my points and expectations across to my employees. And getting them to respect me and perform for me was very difficult.”

Sid continued, “Well this is why I OWE YOU A HUGE THANKS. In the last two years with your Journey and the continuing help you offer after the program, I joined the local Toastmasters Club and received the blue ribbon for best speaker. I purchased many of your audio CDs and books after the Journey and they have all changed my life.”

Even that, by itself, would be huge. But Sid also wrote, “My relationship with my wife has never been better. I now sit on several boards and have served as president of one. I am involved with my children’s school as the President of the Principal’s Advisory Committee and the chair of the strategic planning committee. I can now accept with confidence the invitation to join the local Rotary Club and not be afraid of giving that speech or networking with the local business community.”

“Through your programs and products, you have drawn out the best in me and improved all of my relationships. You made and continue to make a difference.”

As a personal note, I’ve got thousands of letters just like Sid’s that go on and on about the impact my Journey-to-the-Extraordinary program has had on every part of their lives. I truly hope you will get yourself registered for my next Journey, coming to Chicago, IL on November 10-11, 2016.

If you register before October 20th, you pay only $997 instead of the regular $1497 tuition. Click here to register.

Years ago, F. W. Woolworth, founder of the F. W. Woolworth retail chain, said, “We would rather have one person working WITH us than three merely working FOR us.”

He was right. Employ the four tips I just outlined above and you will have people truly working with you … or as we like to say in today’s language … you will have an engaged workforce.

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The Last of Us [Not Killing Sucks.]

Ba’al: “Apophis. Last of the System Lords to stand against me. What have you to say to your new sovereign?”

Apophis: “May your reign be measured in hours, and your death in years.”

Ba’al: “That’s actually rather good, isn’t it? Did you plan to say that when you walked in? [Ba’al cuts off the top of Apophis’ head] Or was it just off the top of your head?”


The door to her room opens. Doctor Mann, accompanied by three orderlies each of whom is shouldering the Ma’Tok Jaffa Staff weapon, enters the room. At great peril to their own well-being, all four staffers are employing an AEF (Asimov Exclusion Field).

Mondo knows the drill. She gets off the bed and stands up against a wall. But. There is a different feel to this encounter. A feel that an experienced murderess like her is very familiar with. She’s outlived her usefulness. The good doctor intends to do away with her.

And so she acquiesces. Heavy, harsh, unbecoming makeup gives way to Bolshoi at its most beguiling, without missing a beat. Sternka lets down into shoulder-draping strait hair which in turn gives way to a Rachel. Rachel gives way to a Crane. Yet. Those disfiguring sternns remain, accentuating the hardness of her pretty face and huge mouth—i.e., accentuating the affectations of a skewed Sarah Palin, a Sarah Palin skewed horribly strident  and done very blonde.

From a purely Lilly White point of view, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a leggy, sultry, mean, blonde, female, Lost version of Ravishing Rick Rude, such as she. She is a version of Vampriric perfection.

Understandably. They gauge her opposition based upon previous encounters and her past debilitation. They expect wrong. Too late they realize their mistake.

“Break things,” says the familiar voice that’s suddenly in her head. “En-Gedi.” Followed by a mumbled cipher, that’s only decipherable to the speaker and the spoken to.

Pistols load into her waiting hands. She shreds one of the orderlies, in spite of the AEF enveloping him. Then she’s behind them [her would-be subjugators], but they still perceive her as being in front of them for one fleeting moment—i.e., she arrives before she leaves. Not just a perception. It’s reality.

The two remaining orderlies get butchered as easy as the first. Then, she’s simply gone. She spares the unarmed Doctor Mann who’s visibly shaken by the murderous encounter with the Vampire that the good doctor mistakenly thought could be subjugated at will.

An ancient Hebrew scroll has been unwrapped and read 1,400 years after being destroyed in massive fire. The En-Gedi scroll, which is the oldest Pentateuchal scroll in Hebrew outside of the Dead Sea Scrolls, had been stored away since it was discovered by archaeologists in 1970. However, modern digital technology has now allowed scientists to peer through the charred remains to find out what was written down.

En-Gedi was home to a large Jewish community between 800 BC and 600 AD – when it was destroyed by a fire. Archaeologists discovered the Holy Ark of the synagogue during a dig almost half a century ago. In it, they found charred lumps of parchment.

There is another, arguably equally famous, usage of En-Gedi. It was a mnemonic oft employed by Harry Houdini [the world renowned magician and escape artist] to achieve his most death-defying escapes. Escaping perils on stage that seemed without way of extrication by supernatural means or otherwise.

Mondo is using Harry’s [En-Gedi] cipher, a cipher supposedly only known to him, to flitter about, killing on whim. Sparing some. Destroying others. With no apparent rhyme or reason to her choices. Injustice is truly the gods among us.


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Stan Getz – West Coast Jazz [FULL ALBUM]


Stan Getz (tenor sax); Conte Candoli (trumpet); Lou Levy (piano); Leroy Vinnegar (double bass); Shelly Manne (drums).

00:00:00 – East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)
00:06:20 – Four
00:13:56 – Suddenly It’s Spring
00:20:56 – A Night in Tunisia
00:27:09 – Summertime
00:33:17 – S-H-I-N-E
00:42:23 – Split Kick
00:50:20 – Of Thee I Sing
00:54:33 – A Handful of Stars
00:57:57 – Love Is Here to Stay
01:01:26 – Serenade in Blue
01:05:30 – Of Thee I Sing (alt)
01:10:23 – Love is Here to Stay (alt)

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Stan Getz for Lovers (Full Album)

Stan Getz – Getz for Lovers

01 Moonlight In Vermont 0:00
02 Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) 2:21
03 I’m Glad There Is 6:40
04 But Beautiful 11:20
05 O Grande Amor 16:00
06 Alfie 21:30
07 Here’s That Rainy Day 24:25
08 Body And Soul 29:30
09 The Look Of Love 32:50
10 Little Girl Blue 35:34
11 Para Machuchar Meu Coracao 39:16
12 Detour Ahead 44:21
13 Melinda 47:53
14 The Girl From Ipanema 52:57
15 If Ever I Would Leave You 58:15



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Toothsome! [FASTNER & LARSON 4EVER!]



The dream art-team-supreme have a virtual wing in the SQP Art Books Library. We couldn’t be prouder!

We’ve been with these guys (and they’ve been with us) since practically the beginning of our publishing “empire”. With a twisted sense of humor, a love of low-brow cinema (lower the better), and an ability to illustrate some of the most impressive young ladies AND the foul disgusting creatures who insist on trying to be their boyfriends – these guys are THE BEST! Steve Fastner and Rich Larson put the “fantasy” in art, and the “pop” in culture! Now you can put some of their best in YOUR collection!

Don’t forget – until supplies last – EVERY order will come with the official 2017 SQP Art Books Calendar FREE!

SQP Art Books has a massive selection of books for the fan of fantasy, erotic, and pin-up illustration, and our website is loaded with examples of such fine fare.

Check out all the tasty items there are to explore at our website –

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Vintage JUNE WILKINSON Original B&W PIN-UP MODEL 120 Film Negative (NUDES)


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Dr Zimmerman’s Tuesday Tip — 5 Steps to Relationship Transformation

Tuesday Tip


5 Steps to Relationship Transformation

Nothing brings more joy and contentment than a good, healthy relationship. And nothing brings more frustration and stress than a bad relationship.

Unfortunately, most people have never been taught how to make their relationships work.

Perhaps that explains the comment overheard on a New York subway. The man said, “Be reasonable, Phyllis. I made this date with Rita months before we were married.”

The good news is you can learn how to build any personal or professional relationship … if you apply one or more of these five strategies.

1. Change Your Focus.

It’s only natural to put yourself first. After all, you’re biologically hardwired for survival. It makes sense.

Unfortunately that same hardwired selfishness spells disaster in families, work teams, and even national politics.

The antidote is simple. Change your focus from me-me-me to you-you-you.

In fact, this changed focus is the secret to every great salesperson’s success. As Les Biglin, the National Salesman of the Year, said, “People are primarily interested in themselves, not you!” In fact, he went on to say, “The other person is ten thousand times more interested in himself than he is in you.”

That being the case, if you focus a little more on helping the other person get what he wants, the more he or she will return the favor.

2. Employ Realistic Expectations for the Relationship.

That’s why I think there needs to be a new warning label from the Surgeon General on all liquor bottles. It would read, “Warning: Alcohol can make members of the opposite sex appear far more attractive than they actually are.”

Just kidding.

In reality, however, you can’t expect your love relationship to live on cloud nine foreverand you can’t expect your spouse or partner to always make you happy. You can’t expect the other person to be perfect and you can’t expect to live in perfect harmony.

The same goes for each and every work relationship.

Nonetheless, you can learn how to move towards more harmonious, more productive relationships. In fact that’s the direction in which you should always be moving.

You just have to be realistic about it … it will take some time and effort.

That’s what Barb Tolbert, a senior manager at one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, did. After attending my two-day program, the Journey-to-the- Extraordinary, Barb wrote,

“At the Journey, you said ‘you perform exactly as you see yourself,’ and through the techniques you taught us, I see myself in a whole new way. It’s truly amazing the difference that has made in the past 6 weeks.”

Barb continued, “I admit to being a bit skeptical at first. After all, I had lived so much of my life feeling a certain way that I couldn’t believe that I could feel any differently. However I can honestly say that in the past 6 weeks I have experienced a complete change in my attitude, posture, comfort level and relationships. I am so grateful to you for opening my eyes. Through the process of affirmations, visualization and self-motivation, I feel mentally stronger than I’ve EVER felt in my life.”

Best of all, Barb concluded, “I keep on using your teachings to ensure my personal and professional success. I now expect and BELIEVE that good things will happen and they do!!! I would recommend your course to anyone and in fact, I have recommended it to everyone who has inquired.”

To all of you sitting on the fence, trying to decide whether or not to attend, I simply tell you four things. First, take the free Guided Tour of the Journey so you know what it’s all about.

Second, I am offering a $500 tuition discount if you register before October 19th.

Third, this is the LAST WEEK I will be offering the two-payment option, should you prefer to use that.

Fourth, I guarantee your 100% satisfaction with a money-back guarantee.

And fifth, there are only a few seats left for the 2016 Journey coming to Chicago, IL on November 10-11, 2016. Click here to register now.

3. Accept the Fact that People Are Different.

As simple as that sounds, we often expect people to see it our way and think like us. And when they don’t, we get confused or upset. We can’t understand why they don’t understand us.

In every relationship, you’ve got to expect people to be different. And that’s especially true when it comes to male-female communication. Despite all the talk about equality, about males and females being equal — which is, of course, true — they’re still very different. To expect them to think and act alike is just not fair.

One of my audience members made that quite clear. She said that the Three Wise Men brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the Christ child. Then she asked if I knew what would have happened if it had been Three Wise Women instead. She said the women would have asked for directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought disposable diapers as gifts.

Another man in the audience teasingly countered her comment. He said things were changing. Childbirth is no longer a “woman’s thing” to do all by herself. He said, “Take natural child birth, for example. The man is the coach. That’s how they get the man involved. They make a sporting event out of it.”

The sooner you realize and accept the fact that people are different, the less time you’ll waste on trying to make other people think and be like you. You’ll focus your energies on trying to bridge the naturally-occurring communication gaps in any relationship.

4. Break the Relationship Routine.

Don’t allow your laziness or lack of creativity to hurt your relationship. Try some new things together. Or make one person responsible for thinking up a fun, creative thing the two of you can do this week and then let the other person think up something for the following week.

You probably tried something like that when you were dating or just beginning your relationship. All day long you’d be waiting to see your date. You’d be thinking, “Wow! We get to be together tonight.” And you’d be thinking of fun things you could do together.

Then, you get married and something happens. You hear spirit-killing comments such as,“Would you hurry up?” and, “How many times do I have to tell you?”

I like the way the past president of the National Speakers Association put it. Michael McKinley says you could break the routine by bringing home a pizza, taking off your clothes, sitting in the living room, and chowing down the pizza. He guarantees there will be some leftovers.

The same principle applies to a work relationship or to work teams. If you always meet in the same place, at the same time, use the same procedures, and let the same people monopolize the discussion or serve as silent partners, it’s time to break the routine. You are bound to have more energy and more creativity with better results.

5. Use Conscious Acts of Kindness.

There’s been a movement to encourage random acts of kindness. That’s great. It makes the world a better place.

But any relationship is built on conscious acts of kindness, not random ones you occasionally remember to do.

Dr. Theodore Isaac Rubin, the former president of the American Institute of Psychoanalysis, said, “Kindness is more important than wisdom and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.”

Of course some people tell me they don’t know where to start. They don’t know which acts of kindness might be best.

Start with this:

  • Treat your partner (team member) the way you treat your best friend,
  • Remember things that are important to your friend,
  • Do things for your friend (without being asked),
  • Remember your promises, and
  • Avoid sarcasm and put downs.

Perhaps the best and fastest conscious act of kindness is sharing appreciation. People crave it and never get too much.

That’s what three businessmen were discussing one day. As they discussed their wonderful wives, the first husband said, “My wife tells me I’m so distinguished that I look like an ambassador.”

The second one said, “My wife tells me I’m the best-read man she has ever met.”

Then the third one added, “My wife really appreciates me. I remember one time when I had to stay home from the office. Every time a mailman or delivery man arrived at the door, she shouted, “My husband’s home! My husband’s home!”

Final Thought: Love does not make the world go round, but it sure makes the ride a lot more fun.

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Sexy JUNE WILKINSON actress PIN UP PHOTO postcard – Publisher RWP 2003 (07)


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The Cast Of Star Trek Then & Now [Borg Seven of Nine – Jeri Ryan]

Borg Seven of Nine – Jeri Ryan

Jeri Ryan won two Saturn Awards for her performance as Borg Seven of Nine, and of course, our hearts.


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NASA released a stunning time-lapse of Saturn that shows the planet for 44-hours straight

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours in April 2016 to obtain this movie showing four Saturn days.

Cassini will begin a series of dives between the planet and its rings in April 2017, building toward a dramatic end of mission — a final plunge into the planet, six months later.

For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit and

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CSL! The ‘Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends’ edition

WWE may have phoned it in last night, but Geno & Sean would never do that to you! Alright, we totally would – and have – but not today! The question is, how much will a more-of-the-same Raw inspire us to talk about wrestling?

For more actual pro graps coverage, head to

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Quote for the Day, Thursday September 29, 2016

Life oftentimes reminds me of a quote from an old movie:

“When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It’s rather sad, really, but there it is.”

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