Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
How Big George Foreman Took Back His Title
Video by The Modern Martial Artist
Most journalists in the lead-up to the Rumble in the Jungle thought Ali was toast, some even said – Ali might die in the ring. If I had seen Foreman hit the bag at the gym in Zaire leaving concave fist imprints then I might have thought the same. Ali’s fight against Foreman in Zaire October 30, 1974, ten months after I was born is one of the greatest underdog Sporting comebacks in history. Ali came in as a 4–1 underdog against the unbeaten, heavy-hitting Foreman.
The whole event is recorded in the Oscar winning documentary – When We Were Kings (2011). Ali did what nearly no-one thought he could do which was withstand Foreman’s broadside hooks (playing rope-a-dope) and eventually knocking an exhausted Foreman down. My father told me years later that Ali’s fights were shown in Australia despite the time-zone difference and they were a big event.
After Foreman lost the title to Ali he went into a long period of depression, but 20 years later at 45 he came back and beat the best. The attached video depicts the 360 degrees nature of Foreman’s boxing career. As commented on YT – ‘They call him Foreman because his punch has the power of four men’. (See full video here)
It was by accident I stumbled across this talented comedian. I had never heard of Joe List, but it’s one of the best comedy routines I have seen. No weak spots, for a solid hour. I found myself in the middle of the night laughing my tush off. List began his comedy career performing stand-up comedy in Boston in 2000, shortly after graduating from high school. He opened for Louie CK on his international tour, which included three performances at Madison Square Garden. List is married to Sarah Tollemache, a fellow stand-up comedian. (View the comedy special here)
Joscha Bach is a cognitive scientist, AI researcher, and philosopher. He is an intellectually gifted individual and I feel fortunate having heard him. His explanations about consciousness are very accessible and his content about the mind and the nature of self is superior to anything else I’ve heard.
Joscha Bach was born in Weimar, Germany. He is a Doctor of Philosophy and his Ph.D. was in cognitive science…(Watch video interview here)