Rise of the Sufferfests: Promo Video

Obstacle course racing (OCR) is all the rage these days. It’s on the Today Show. It’s on Wheaties’ boxes. And this month, the Spartan World Championship was televised on NBC Sports Network. In 2013, upwards of 4 million people will suffer through ice, fire, electricity, barbed wire, burpees and mud. Which is pretty wild when you […]

Kickstarter Update: Mom thinks I need a haircut

Here at the halfway point of our Kickstarter, it’s fair to say Rise of the Sufferfests is not lighting the world on fire (just yet.) Mom thinks it’d go much better if I cut my hair (“and found a razor”). Another buddy thinks I should “be more alpha.”  So… I had a little fun with […]

this is: Mark Morford, culture critic, columnist, yoga teacher

UPDATED Ever since discovering Mark Morford’s column a decade ago, I’ve been an eager reader of the SF Gate’s popular culture critic. He’s a next-level thinker who writes about sex, technology, politics and pop culture, all in a signature style that’s as fearless as it is funny. Whether he’s railing against the “backwater hateswamps” (ie. […]