I’m Deleting More and More Comments on a Whim. Why? Success, That’s Why.

I don’t give a fuck about a lot of commenters on this blog. Those I care a lot about? Lots. Why? They understand their place, as I understand mine. They know who they are. …And Sean called me butthurt, once, so my love is still begrudged.

I don’t have it nearly as bad as so many who are not much more than troll bait, because everyone knows I’m happy to tell you to go fuck yourself in comments; here; just as anywhere else. Face-to-face, too…as I recently relayed in a comment. You want to meet face to face over a dispute? Ask. I’ll be there: Los Gatos / San Jose. I recently gave out my home address and cell number to a bunch of morons on r/paleo on Reddit (ask them). I put up. Proven. …I actually got a call within minutes and it ended very cool. I mean no one real harm, at all, or ever—quite the contrary—and it’s uproariously funny how that plays out in an actual face-face or phone call. I’m just not a little man pussy, like so many clamor to be.

…All the anonymous sock puppets, showing up here and there in increasing frequency? I just adore clicking “Delete.” Not banning them. In fact, I hope they post again, because then I get to sit there in my liesure and click (or, really, just touch on the iPad) “Delete.”


I mine minds. Yes. I’m a sometimes paleo blogger, food blogger, health blogger, social commentarial and everything I ever want to be doing in any moment, without fear or trepidation about what some fucking moron—or their collective of morons—is going to think about it. As I say: been at this for a long time. “Suck on it” (1st time I think I said that; overrated).

There are only a few million, maybe a few tens of millions of truly smart people in the entire world of billions. There are only a few thousand who have done the basic science and engineering—and overcome the billions of morons working against them—to give all the morons lots of shiny toys to be placated with, and to shut the fuck up so the smart people can go onto the next thing. Moron is the norm, perpetually relatively.

It’s what I’m all about. It’s all—and only—what I’m all about.

Then, there’s this: Someone willing to show his stuff, and who has never even been in comments, here.

Hi Richard,

Ive been lurking on your site since the beginning of the year (2012) after finding it linked from Martin Berkhan‘s site after I found his Lean Gains site.  I switched to real food and cut out all the processed crap and figured out the gas, bloating and explosive movements Ive had my entire life ceased.  Then I had some of those damn rolls at a steak house and before we left I made a visit and spackled their porcelain for them.  I guess at that point we had it figured out pretty well that I have a wheat allergy. Anyway I wound up on your site due to cholesterol research since my parents are both on drugs for high cholesterol.  I finally went to a doctor at my mother in-law‘s urging to get checked out a few months after changing my eating habits and all my numbers and my wife’s numbers came back great. The stories on your site have helped me feel better, and implementing eating real food has given a side effect of losing ~78 lbs over 10 months.

My wife and I escape to New Hampshire over the hot Florida summers, and it’s the best place I have ever been to eat natural whole food in my life. Every intersection of the state seems to have a farm stand, and there is local made sausage, vegetables and raw dairy within 20 minutes of our camp. We found the raw dairy just a couple of weeks ago, and holy shit if its not the best fucking milk I’ve ever had.  We drive by the cow barn on the way to the house to pick the milk and yogurt up, and the only thing we have seen going in is hay.  The rest of the farm is grass. They milk their 22 cows twice a day. Now I have to try and find this stuff down in florida, where raw milk will kill you and is for pet consumption only.

Attached is a shot of me in New Hampshire last year, and another shot from the same place a couple days ago.  I was ~285 last year in that shot, 220 in the shot from this year.

Thanks for the site and getting information out there for me to find. Without your site, Dr. Davis’ site and Berkhan’s site I’d probably still be 310 lbs like at the end of last year, feeling like shit and getting yelled at for noxious fumes emitted from my rear by my wife.

One lesser year later

But this is impossible. I don’t have abs. Who in the world could possibly identify with my way of doing things?

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  1. Robert Ve on October 29, 2012 at 12:24

    “There are only a few million, maybe a few tens of millions of truly smart people in the entire world of billions. There are only a few thousand who have done the basic science and engineering—and overcome the billions of morons working against them—to give all the morons lots of shiny toys to be placated with, and to shut the fuck up so the smart people can go onto the next thing. Moron is the norm, perpetually relatively.”

    How true this is… I am often dismayed at the stupidity of the human race. You see all these wankers voting their way to hell, but it´s not their fault of course. They share no responsibility and that is true, because they have given it all away. Can´t be to harsh though as people do as the are. and they are as their life experiences and genetics have made them. This sometimes leads me to the dark thought that the flaw is in the human race and not the culture. Maybe we are heading to a evolutionary dead end. After all no guaranties were given when we started this evolutionary journey that everything will end well.

    • Richard Nikoley on October 29, 2012 at 12:31

      I’m optimistic. One thing about humans. They hate being identified and stupid fucks.

      Simple, eh?

      • Karl on October 30, 2012 at 03:50

        Shut up! Nikoley is awesome. He is a god.

      • Cow on October 30, 2012 at 09:03

        Why end of human race is ‘dark thought?’ Every species go extinct eventually. Why think human should be end all be all and not just interesting pit stop on way to better creature. Is no sad or dark, you has a good run humans. Is just most of you missing couple brains folds and can no figure out how to live without destroying you habitats and each others. Is no you fault really, is just you have big fat stupid brains. And smart ones is using much of their intelligences to keep stupid ones alive! What? No way! That insane! Is true, no other species help stupidity to thrive like you, you crazy numbskulls. Anyways, hope to see you at you going away party!

    • mark on October 30, 2012 at 07:17

      “This sometimes leads me to the dark thought that the flaw is in the human race and not the culture. Maybe we are heading to a evolutionary dead end. After all no guaranties were given when we started this evolutionary journey that everything will end well.”

      Amen to this. It’s been fun exploiting the planet while it lasted…

  2. Galina on October 29, 2012 at 12:31

    Yes, raw milk is labled “not for human consumption” in Florida, but it is available for sale in the
    ” Native Sun” in Jacksonville, in Tampa raw milk could be pre-odered in some natural food

    • Shelley on October 30, 2012 at 03:19

      Also, if your reader happens to be in the Sarasota area of FLA, raw milk is available in several areas from Jersey Acres – pet consumption only, and my little “pets” love it. Not a bad price either … about $8.50 a gallon now. It’s probably not as sweet as NH milk because the grass is different, but good nonetheless.

  3. Gordon Shannon on October 29, 2012 at 12:31

    Success is a beautiful thing.

  4. BigRob on October 29, 2012 at 13:38

    Fucking amazing how much younger he looks in one year. Good job by him.

    • Richard Nikoley on October 29, 2012 at 13:48

      Yea, but he has no abs. No possibility to ever inspire anyone. And there’s the anonymous sock puppets. What to do?

  5. Dane Miller on October 29, 2012 at 14:24

    Dude looks awesome. I would assume the raw milk may have even put some muscle mass on him during this past year in New Hampshire. People who are naysayers, eat like shit and are dumb fucks. People who eat well, succeed, love life and are smarter, baha.

  6. Richard Nikoley on October 29, 2012 at 14:29

    You’re on you’re own

  7. Craig on October 29, 2012 at 14:31

    I found this site via MDA or Leangains, I can’t remember which. Berkhan also has that fuck you way of thinking that is getting rarer in this “politically correct” world. I just find it bizarre that people are so illogical all the time, believing the party propaganda time and again. I suppose it is just easier not to think about things and do as you are told.

    I mentioned in my last post about having milk issues personally, although I don’t have the oppurtunity to try raw milk, as it is illegal in Scotland. “Sorry everyone, but if your milk isn’t pasteurized and homogenized, it will be a criminal record for you. But hey, take a 90 minute drive south into England and drink as much as you want.” It sounds like something out of a work of fiction, however no author would be retarded enough to make it up.

    As far as abs/leaness goes its really all personal preference, or do we not have that anymore? Eat mostly paleo, improve blood markers and inflammation and be healthy. If you are vain and want to look into the mirror and see abs, thats your prerogative. Who gives a fuck what anyone else thinks?

    • Richard Nikoley on October 29, 2012 at 15:35

      Criag. Nobody ought have a care about that. See, for me, even though I’ve helped many, I’d don’t know that I really care much about having a bit of a gut, solidly in the 180s at 5’10’ and feeling fine.

      I do feel drawn even envious of a Sisson sort of deal, but it’s cost trade off for me, and lets face it, I will never have a huge following because I mine minds, not lowest common denominator. Make no mistake: what Sisson does is far more important in the large scheme, and many of those people will get smart. He has the machine to make that happen over the long time it takes. I don’t and I’m impatient.

      • paleoCunt on October 30, 2012 at 04:36

        Speaking of minds over abs there’s some research out that apparently shows high intensity exercise is associated with improved mental performance in middle aged men. Nothing earth shattering, but good for those, like me, who thrive on confirmation bias…

      • BigRob on October 30, 2012 at 10:05

        Hey Richard,

        I know it would be a lot of work, but I would love to see you do a top ten most nutritious foods post a la the liver post you have done in the past. It would be awesome.

      • Robert Ve on October 30, 2012 at 11:40

        Me too!

    • AndrewS on October 31, 2012 at 08:44

      There’s a big part of Western culture that is “this science stuff is too complicated for you, leave it to the experts,” and 99% of people believe it. Even among my friends that challenge the conventional wisdom on diet, religion, social dynamics, or economics, they still accept the gospel in other areas.

      Some things are simple and mechanical and amenable to “just look at the damn thing, it’s obvious what’s wrong.” I trust my car mechanic way more than I trust my doctor. And his PAs. And his entire staff of obese administrators.

  8. ladysadie1 on October 29, 2012 at 16:04

    FTA is my assurance that there are thinking people in the world. The comments make me think and challenge me, I love it! More than “what we shouldn’t eat” – we learn here to THINK. Delete as you choose, but, please, don’t stop facilitating our purposeful thinking!

  9. rob on October 29, 2012 at 16:22

    I gave up on the abs thing, I’m 50 freaking years old. Kudos to Mark Sisson and other middle aged ab guys but the 10% body fat thing just ain’t happening for me.

    Apologies to any women in their 20’s in the crowd for not having a six-pack, but then why the hell are you looking at me in the first place, I’m old enough to be your father.

    I figure so long as I can give the young guys a run for their money in the weight room and not be totally humiliated when I am running then I am in the 98th percentile, most women my age just want a guy who won’t keel over.

    I am mostly attracted to MILFs and GILFs these days anyway.

    • Richard Nikoley on October 29, 2012 at 16:43

      Don’t think smart 20,30,even 40 something’s are folled for a second, rob.

      They will take brain over abs without a second thought.

      In my experience, women all my life have been surprisingly ambivalent about looks. The smart ones make it very clear. They want a reasonably looking man who takes reasonably decent care of himself. I think that all makes sense evolutionarly but I have been with women, including my wife where I wondered, “why they hell do they spend a second with me” and even if it was just an interlude, I have never in my life had a woman who did anything but her utmost to make it feel all very real.

      I suppose that’s because I also made them feel as though it was a priviledge to share time with them.

    • ladysadie1 on October 29, 2012 at 16:44

      Not all MILFs require six-pack abs, Rob! Carry on!

  10. Bert on October 29, 2012 at 16:52

    It’s funny. What kept me coming back here is that I appreciate the fact that you have found what works for you and you are enjoying life. I am not a bodybuilder, I don’t want the body of a bodybuilder. If I have six-pack abs, great, if not, that’s fine too. I just want to live my life and be healthy enough to watch my kids grow up.

    This guy is doing it right. He looks great, is obviously much more happy now. Great job.

  11. Bob on October 30, 2012 at 00:22

    I don’t get why Melissa thinks this post is something to be ashamed of. She censors people; why shouldn’t you be able to censor people when they’re being moronic trolls?

    • Richard Nikoley on October 30, 2012 at 07:29


      I’m often surprised at what she either posts or passes through that others post. I’ll take the free traffic, what little there is, anymore. It was substantial at first, now just a trickle. What, the fact she’s going to highlight a rant? Like I just started doing ill conceived rants?

  12. Sean on October 30, 2012 at 06:20

    Heh, I don’t remember calling you butthurt, but I’m sure you deserved it!


  13. Elenor on October 30, 2012 at 07:42

    Moron is the norm

    {sigh} All too true. (And they don’t even make nice pets!)

  14. josef on October 31, 2012 at 11:12

    Hey Richard, the pundits complain they cannot find on the net your home address and cell number. How about publishing them here and shutting them up once and for all?

    • Richard Nikoley on October 31, 2012 at 11:24

      joseph, nothing shuts them up.

      Deleting their comments with glee, on a whim, drives them nuts, though. It’s so much fun.

  15. Raynote on November 1, 2012 at 09:54

    As a moron myself, or at least as NOT one of the “few million or tens of millions of smart people”, I’ve always felt sincerely and truly grateful towards the smart people, present and past, who have made my life so much easier and interesting! I know this is stating the obvious but without them how different things would be…, for the worst!

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  17. josef on November 3, 2012 at 10:10

    It must be tremendously empowering to know you have improved somebody’s life!

  18. Sue Meno on April 26, 2013 at 23:46

    Very impressive, except for the foul language.

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