HAVS #9: Team CLIF Bar x The Radavist Collabo
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HAVS #9: Team CLIF Bar x The Radavist Collabo

This week on Human Athlete Visual Showcase, Troy Wells and Brady Kappius go inside Le Palais de Watson to take a peek at how the other half lives.

IMeet John

Meet John “Prolly” Watson, many of you already know him as the renowned cycling blogger behind The Radavist—through his work John has become known as a sophisticated tastemaker, as a man, who with the click of his cursor can make or break your next edit or t-shirt, and create out of thin air the inspiration for your next high stakes adventure.  On any given day he may be riding with the dolphins in Hawaii or chasing down big game with the Masi on the great plains of Africa. Whatever it is he is up to, you can trust that Mr. Watson has his finger resting oh-so sensitively on the near threshold pulse of the cycling industry (MFS can thank John for 66,176 referrals since we started, thanks John!!!!). This week on Human Athlete Visual Showcase, Troy Wells and Brady Kappius go inside Le Palais de Watson to take a peek at how the other half lives. Located in luxurious East Austin, John’s stately two bath/two bedroom mid-century estate sits amid a luscious sprawl of green grass while a number of seemingly healthy trees stretch above John’s well appointed roof, providing the home with an “in the country” feel while staying so close to Austin’s nightlife hot spots. John has given Brady and Troy unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to some of his most intimate household areas, so come with us as Brady and Troy discover that becoming a world renowned internet phenomenon takes more than just a way with words and an a photographer’s eye, it takes a pair of hippo slippers, a small rocking horse, St. Ives body wash, a barrage of black metal records, and Lauren Serota, the brains behind the brawn.

 

Robin Leach MFS Asks John Watson 10 Questions

 

Do you prefer to use platinum or gold as a wedge to balance unsteady tables or chairs? Why?

 

Platinum. Gold’s too soft and best left to rappers. Platinum is definitely more metal.

 

When you pen your reviews with Unicorn horn, do you ever re-sharpen the horn or do you simply throw it away once it has dulled?

 

Stupid fool! A unicorn horn never dulls.

 

Did Drake ever give you back those 4th century Visagoth shot glasses? How is Goldschlager anyway?

 

Drake is a man of his word, yet sometimes he gets caught up for days on end staring at himself in the mirror. So no, he never gave them back. I’ve moved onto a new drink that I’m developing with Buffalo Trace: diamourban. A 30 year single barrel bourbon with diamond dust added to it.

 

The last time you and Branson were wakeboarding behind his blimp what exactly was it that you said that caused him to reinvigorate his interest in private sector space travel?

 

“I hear your penis gains 10″ when you’re in orbit.”

 

When sleeping on a mattress made of 100 dollar bills how often do you just let yourself “pee the Ben” so to speak?

 

I’ve moved on to sleeping on gold blocks, padded with all those left over Manual for Speed panda jerseys. It’s hard to find real panda hides these days, and I’ve blown through my supply, so these were the closest thing I could find.

 

What is the average purse for a combatant in one of your famous fight-to-the-death cage matches? Bonus question: are the combatants really required to where 16th century Venetian masks?

 

Well, technically the purse is being able to return to their families, who I have hanging over a pit filled with venomous snakes. The masks are lined with LSD, so when they sweat, the combatants end up tripping. Which is why the cage matches often go on for upwards of 48 hours. Pay Per View makes a killing.

 

When considering the purchase of a new super yacht, what advice would you impart to the nouveau super rich? What mistakes have you made in the past?

 

Never get Koons to paint it. Razzle my ass.

 

Do you consider the art of Jeff Koons’ worthy of your collection?

 

Whoa! Didn’t see that one coming.

 

If you had a dog would you feed it veal cutlets or fatty tuna?

 

I have a dog and I feed it nothing but the finest dead baby fat.

 

What makes John Watson tick?

 

An arc reactor in my chest, like Tony Stark.

 

IITeam CLIF Bar Cycling Visits the Radavist WW HQ
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Lauren Serota's hippo slippers meet Brady Kappius' feet. Lauren Serota's #softgrunge crew socks know Lauren Serota's feet.
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Troy Wells scopes out the set of his next cam show, should be a doozie. #supportourdudes.
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Brady Kappius - Bomb Drop-In - John Watson's couch.
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Brady Kappius - Frontside Tuck-knee - John Watson's bed.
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John Watson's Lady of Guadalupe
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Brady Kappius goes through the looking glass featuring John Watson's rococo mirror.
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Brady Kappius, Troy Wells, and John Watson's fiance Lauren Serota. Way to play it cool guys, way...to...play...it...cool.
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Troy Wells and John Watson's stress relief pony.
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In Italy, the rise of espresso consumption was associated with urbanization, espresso bars providing a place for socializing. Further, coffee prices were controlled by local authorities, provided the coffee was consumed standing up, encouraging the "stand at a bar" culture.
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Uppps wrong valve.
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The first machine to carry the KitchenAid name was the ten-quart C-10 model, introduced in 1918 and built at Hobart's Troy Metal Products subsidiary in Springfield, Ohio. Prototype models were given to the wives of factory executives, and the product was named when one stated "I don't care what you call it, but I know it's the best kitchen aid I've ever had!"
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DNA studies on ancient remains suggest that blue eyes were present in a wide geographical range by the Bronze Age, though there are too few skeletons to estimate frequencies.
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Brady Kappius takes John Watson's broom for a little test drive.
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In 1989, the US military blared AC/DC music at General Manuel Noriega's compound in Panama for two days straight. The dictator surrendered.
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"It's a race, it's a chase, hurry up and feed their face! Who will win? No one knows! Feed the hungry hip-ip-pos! Hungry hungry hippos! (open up and there it goes!)"
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John Watson's spice cabinet. "Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice."
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John Watson's couch. The term "casting couch" originated in the motion picture industry, with specific reference to couches in offices that could be used for sexual activity between casting directors or film producers and aspiring actresses or actors.
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Troy Wells, robo-stego, and Ta Moko.
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John Watson's Texas
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Pinocchio (/pɪˈnoʊkioʊ/: is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children's novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), by the Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamed of becoming a real boy. He has also been used as a character who is prone to telling lies and fabricating stories for various reasons.
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Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.
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Lauren Serota's playing it cool pose. "I put my hand upon your hip When I dip, you dip, we dip You put your hand upon my hip When you dip, I dip, we dip." Freak Nasty - Da Dip Lyrics
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Multitasking can reduce productivity by approximately 40-percent according to some researchers.
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"Fame" is a song recorded by David Bowie, initially released in 1975. It reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during the week of 20 September 1975.
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John Watson's decency shroud.
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John Watson's bathing tub. As I was going to St. Ives, I met a man with seven wives, Each wife had seven sacks, Each sack had seven cats, Each cat had seven kits: Kits, cats, sacks, and wives, How many were there going to St. Ives?
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John Watson's thinking chair
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John Watson's preference. The main reasons given by people to explain why they hang their toilet paper a given way are ease of grabbing and habit. Some particular advantages cited for each orientation include: Over reduces the risk of accidentally brushing the wall or cabinet with one's knuckles, potentially transferring grime and germs. Over makes it easier to visually locate and to grasp the loose end. Over gives hotels, cruise ships, office buildings, public places and homeowners with guest bathrooms the option to fold over the last sheet to show that the room has been cleaned. Over is generally the intended direction of viewing for the manufacturer's branding, so patterned toilet paper looks better this way. Under provides a tidier appearance, in that the loose end can be more hidden from view. Under reduces the risk that a toddler or a house pet, such as a dog or cat, will completely unroll the toilet paper when batting at the roll. Under in a recreational vehicle may reduce unrolling during driving.
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John Watson's fantasy plate.
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