Sit back and enjoy as we’ve got a double-bill of War Machine’s prison diary for you to take in below.

WEEK 13:

I just read an old newspaper and saw that Jr. Seau killed himself. Crazy. He was a badass linebacker, I loved watching him play when I was a kid. I got to meet him at Xtreme Couture when he was filming with Forrest, nice guy. When I was locked up in S.D. his brother Tony was with me for a month, also a nice guy. Hopefully he’s in a better place now and finally happy. Anyway, the main focus of the article was brain injuries in NFL players and a speculation that such an injury led him to do what he did. It also mentioned a big lawsuit, against the NFL, that has been filed by a bunch of ex-players and their family members in regard to the subject of brain damage. I’m not sure how I feel about that. Common sense dictates that repeated trauma to the head is not good for you; how is the NFL at fault? Where were these complaints when they were living large off the millions the NFL paid them? How can the NFL fix the problem… switch to flag football… close down shop? The NFL has a union for these guys: minimum salaries, health insurance, all kinds of shit. Boxers and MMA fighters get paid crap and have no union. I already suffer from short term memory loss, I lose my car every time I park it in a large lot. Funny, but not. Boxers have it worse, tons of retired guys are “punch drunk.” I just hate it when the MLB goes on strike, or how these ex-players sue the NFL, when all the NFL did was take care of them and make them rich while they just played the game they loved. People DIE every year in this country playing football, everyone knows there are risks… this lawsuit is straight garbage and just an example of people taking advantage of the system.

I just watched some cartoon for kids called “Arthur” and Arthur looks like/reminds me of my boy Major Overall… LMAO! Anyway, I think I’m putting some muscle back on, now that I have my snacks back. Pretty much order nothing but peanut butter, sunflower seeds, and Ramen. The water here doesn’t get hot though so I don’t cook the Ramen, I just sprinkle the flavoring on it and eat it like a crunchy sandwich… lol.

So! I read A LOT in here and mostly non-fiction; I figure it’s better to learn than just reading made up garbage. But, I’m starting to think reading is a big waste of time! Sad to say, but really! For every book I read, trying to learn shit, I read another that totally contradicts it. It’s frustrating! Does anyone really know anything?! It’s all a damn scam! You see it all the time on the news, “Vitamin X proven to prevent Disease Z,” then the following year, “experts now say Vitamin X may actually be very bad for you.” Or you watch court cases where both sides call in so-called “experts,” on anything from handwriting analysis to gunshot wounds, and they each say the opposite stuff. What is really going on? Socrates was onto something when he said, “Wisdom is admitting that one truly knows nothing at all.” The only thing worth studying then is: Socrates and languages. When I get outta this hell-hole I’m gonna invest in those Rosetta Stone programs. Success is all about connections; the more people you can communicate with, the more opportunities that will present themselves to you, right?

WEEK 14:

I’m pretty sure that I’ve explained the differences between “the hole” here in Vegas and the one in San Diego and let you all know that it’s way more boring here. That being said, they just removed the T.V. from the recreation room where we spend 30 min. per day, M-F. THAT being said, they just removed the lil’ library of books from our module as well! Why would they do such a thing? See, they get away with crazy behavior like this in Vegas ’cause there aren’t so many REAL criminals here. In San Diego they wouldn’t even attempt it because the “shot callers” in “the hole,” would spread word to all the other general population modules in the jail and tell them all to riot. This jail politics stuff isn’t my thing but I sure do miss the power the inmates had in Cali, it made our lives as inmates much more comfortable.

Anyway, before they retrieved all the jail library books, I finished reading “Sea Biscuit.” What a great story! I laughed, I worried, was happy and sad, I even cried a little. It’s a story like “Rudy” or “Invincible” and makes you feel good, but the last chapter ruins it! So much details of the characters becoming old and decrepit, then ultimately dying. Why can’t you just say: “and they lived happily ever after?” Everyone knows that they’re gonna get old, miserable, and die. That’s life, you don’t have to paint us a damn picture! LOL. On that same note, why do people have funerals? I hate them! They’re so gross and depressing, I’m terrified of them. Maybe I was traumatized because my 1st one was my Dad’s and he happened to die in my arms? I think I’ll make a will and demand that no one arrange one for me when I go. I don’t want all of my loved ones going out of their way just to be sad and hang out with a bunch of other sad people. I’d rather be remembered in life, not that final sad day that dominates memories.

Blah, next subject: amusement parks. Why are they so sick? I keep dreaming about them. My boy Eric and I are gonna hit up Disneyland when I get out. Why not go from the most miserable place on Earth to the happiest, right? Junk foods, fun rides, and mad hot chicks – is it the ultimate tri-fecta? Imagine if they added brothels for the adults?! Maybe that’s what heaven is? Speaking of heaven, my friend Alan Beck wrote a book called “Blood or Mead” and I recently read it. In the book, there is an interesting dialogue among the gods, which paints a very unique picture of the relationship between Yahweh and Lucifer. I’m not a big fan of fantasy genre books, but that dialogue and ultimately the battle between the gods, made that book well worth the read. I won’t elaborate as I don’t want to ruin what the book’s all about, you can read it if you like. Anyway, why did Lucifer fall from grace and become the bad guy after all? Wasn’t he the most beautiful of all angels as well as their leader? As I recall he was banished for refusing to bow down to God’s newest creation: Man. Sounds like a pretty shitty deal to me… definitely a far cry from the epitome of evil. Let that be a lesson to all: have zero balls and never question authority! Sounds more like a lesson to turn a King’s people into sheep, than a believable recounting of events that occurred between God and his favorite angel.

Haha! Some guy was messing with the emergency sprinkler in his room and it broke and went off, soaking him and his cell in gross black, stinky water. Sucks to be him; they’ll prolly give him a new charge; destroying gov’ property or something. This has been a boring week for me, I only got like 2 letters and I’ve read all my books, so I have no entertainment until I’m able to re-up. In my boredom, however, I have designed my dream house, dream gym, and a training schedule to make me invincible upon my release. =)