Redefining “Joe SixPac”

Just some Friday fun. In the midst of moving; more on that, later.

Joe SixPack

You know which one you want to be.

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Richard Nikoley

I started writing Free The Animal in late 2003 as just a little thing to try. 20 years later, turns out I've written over 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from diet, health, philosophy, politics, social antagonism, adventure travel, expat living, location and time independent—while you sleep— income by geoarbitrage, and food pics. I intended to travel the world "homeless," but the Covidiocy Panicdemic squashed that. I became an American expat living in Thailand. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. ... I leave the toilet seat up. Read More


  1. Ned Kock on September 3, 2010 at 15:07

    For a good laugh, I suggest taking a look at this video, where one Dr. Delgado “brings science to the masses” by showing how one can “become diabetic” in 6 hours:

    I posted about this here:

    And Tom did a longer post here:

    Richard, I suspect that on a less pleasant day this would elicit a post with some bombs from you!

  2. Ron Breland on September 3, 2010 at 12:34

    Richard,I love it! Thanks!

  3. Jonathan on September 3, 2010 at 13:22

    either way he has a small package 😉

  4. mango genocide on September 3, 2010 at 13:23

    Hmmm. I don’t know how alcohol fits into the Big Picture. You see stuff like this, for example:

    • Richard Nikoley on September 3, 2010 at 15:07

      Oh, Mango, that’s nothing. Check this one out:

      At any rate, it’s all just for a giggle.

  5. Alan Beall on September 4, 2010 at 08:20
  6. Kath@eatingforliving on September 5, 2010 at 15:37


  7. Tim @ iPhone on September 6, 2010 at 09:38

    lol, cheers for this, nice one!

  8. AJP on September 6, 2010 at 18:54

    “You know which one you want to be.”
    I would like to be the guy on the left, minus the testicle chin.

  9. Marc on September 7, 2010 at 08:11
  10. Craig on September 7, 2010 at 16:07


    Consider the source….Ornish

  11. Jim on September 8, 2010 at 10:39

    Whatever happens to Niamh blogpost?

    • Richard Nikoley on September 8, 2010 at 10:41

      I took it down, which I’ll explain in a separate post, later.

      • Daniel on September 8, 2010 at 11:15


        Just in case you weren’t aware- the “Niamh” post is still very much intact on facebook.

        Keep doing what you do brotha!

      • Richard Nikoley on September 8, 2010 at 11:21

        Thanks Daniel. Hadn’t see the negative comments over there. But anyway I removed the post.

  12. Jim on September 8, 2010 at 10:44

    Gotcha. Good luck with moving!

  13. Gabe on September 8, 2010 at 12:04

    I love that Dr. Ornish recommends “nonfat dairy and egg whites in their natural forms”. You know, because dairy is naturally nonfat, and Nature would not be so cruel as to include – gasp! – cholesterol-rich yolks in its eggs.

    Of course, there is no shortage of people who claim to have unlocked the fountain of youth with a low-fat plant-based diet, but until I see one of these people squat bodyweight x2, I will continue to be dismissive.

    • Richard Nikoley on September 8, 2010 at 12:09

      That x2 BW on the squat is going to be tough for me. That’d be about 340-350. I can definitely see that coming in deads within a couple of months (I’m at 295 x 8 right now). I was at 215 x 6 on squats but I and my trainer were increasingly unhappy with my form, so I dropped back to about 145 x 8 and have been adding 10# per week, now back up to 175 x 8 but with better form and a deeper squat. Not quite ATG, but definitely in the hole, below parallel.

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