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Mark Kelso a football player?
Quoting Andy Kucenski
OK. I was looking online and found Mark Alan Kelso. I do not know if it is true but he was born in July 23,1963 and was selected by the Phili. Eagles. Is this true?

I am guessing that's a coincidence, and besides Mark Kelso is a profesional artist not a profesional football player=P
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| October 24, 2009, 9:16 am
Quoting Andy Kucenski
Yes I know that. I googled him and this came up! Just click on the Wikipedia one, and you will get what I just said. Say... where is Kelso? Well when I started MOC pages I thought he was an old geezer. (Don't tell Kelso!)
Well the same thing happened to me, I was confused for a second then I read that he was currently a teacher and then everything made sence...(seriously no one could be a professional football player, professional artist, a teacher, be married and have enough time to build a 6 foot long Invisible Hand [then again we are talking about Mark Kelso])

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| October 24, 2009, 9:50 am
Quoting Andy Kucenski
Well, he might not have a wife. He might just live by himself. He could also be hated by girls. (BTW what is with his eyes???)

Actually he does, I saw a picture of her on Flickr ( we can thank her for the fact that NannanZ. got his Legos back...)
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| October 24, 2009, 9:58 am
Everything you need to know about "our" Mark Kelso can be found here:
http://www.markkelsoart.com/artist.html
For more juicy details ask Phipson.
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| October 24, 2009, 7:17 pm
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Quoting Andy Kucenski
I wonder where... what Kelso is up to right now.


I just talked to Mark. He said get off the internet and go build! HAHAHA
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| October 24, 2009, 7:21 pm
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Quoting Connor Brown
plus kelso is a cylon....right?..


Yes Connor... He's a Cylon...
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| October 24, 2009, 11:50 pm
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Yes, I'm an artist. No, I've never played pro football...but I did wear a football helmet during my stint in the Larue Carter Psychiatric Facility. So maybe that's wear the confusion lies.

I was born on September 10, 1967...so yes, I am an old geezer. But seeing as how I am also a Cylon, age is incidental. Any other questions can be forwarded directly to Chris Phipson, who as we're all aware, is not only Omniscient (and therefore knows everything about me), but also has a lovely singing voice (which I realize has nothing to do with this topic, but I felt like mentioning it).
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| October 25, 2009, 6:22 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

What sort of martial arts did you study? I happen to be a martial arts enthusiast, BTW.


I study a form of Silat (which is Indonesian), called Bukti Negara. It's a pretty obscure form that's derived from a more commonly recognized form of Silat called Serak. Fun stuff, but it takes FOREVER to learn. So what do you study? (I know this ain't Lego related, but what the heck.)




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| October 27, 2009, 4:12 pm
Quoting Dave Shaddix
Quoting Mark Kelso

I was born on September 10, 1967.


Wow, you're actually A LOT younger than I thought.

Same here.

He is the answer to life! The universe! Everything! It all falls together! :P

Anyway. Happy belated birthday, Mark.
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| October 27, 2009, 10:06 pm
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Quoting Doctor Maxim
He is the answer to life! The universe! Everything! It all falls together! :P


See, that's what I keep trying to tell Phipson, and all I get is attitude! (Thanks for the belated birthday wish, BTW)



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| October 27, 2009, 10:38 pm
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Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Iíve studied various martial arts over the years. My main area of focus was Tae Kwon Do, as a training dojo was nearby and the style allowed me to make use of my speed and agility. I have also studied Brazilian Jujitsu, and various weapon-forms, including sai, bo and jo staffs, katana, kama, kubotan, nunhaku, and knife-fighting. Currently Iím readying myself for ninjitsu training, and hoping to eventually get into good enough shape to go train in Krav Maga. Hopefully Iíll be in good enough shape and training when I finally go that I wonít get my rear handed to me right after walking through the door. After all, Krav Maga is one of the most brutal martial arts on earth, invented by the Jews during WWII to kill Nazis, and currently used by Mossad (Israeli Special Operations) to assassinate terrorists.

If I get a chance, I might as around some of the local Russian communities to see if anyone can teach me one of the martial arts of my original homeland (ROSS, SAMBO, or even Systema).


Wow, that's awesome...you'v got a lot of time invested in your arts. You'd be a blast to train with...although, I'm a pretty lazy fighter; I probably wouldn't last long! ;)

Krav Maga's reputation has been picking up steam lately in various circles and looks really fun (if you're into combat training vs. training for competitions or fitness). I prefer the no-nonsense stuff, and that sounds like it would appeal to me, too. But, I've still got my hands full with the Silat. More than a decade's worth of training, and I feel like I've only scratched the surface. It's so stinkin' complex that I'll probably never get it all. Oh, well...gives me something to shoot for.

Anyway, cool to talk to a fellow masochist. As my wife says...have fun beating people up!


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| October 28, 2009, 2:39 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Iíve studied various martial arts over the years. My main area of focus was Tae Kwon Do, as a training dojo was nearby and the style allowed me to make use of my speed and agility. I have also studied Brazilian Jujitsu, and various weapon-forms, including sai, bo and jo staffs, katana, kama, kubotan, nunhaku, and knife-fighting. Currently Iím readying myself for ninjitsu training, and hoping to eventually get into good enough shape to go train in Krav Maga. Hopefully Iíll be in good enough shape and training when I finally go that I wonít get my rear handed to me right after walking through the door. After all, Krav Maga is one of the most brutal martial arts on earth, invented by the Jews during WWII to kill Nazis, and currently used by Mossad (Israeli Special Operations) to assassinate terrorists.

If I get a chance, I might as around some of the local Russian communities to see if anyone can teach me one of the martial arts of my original homeland (ROSS, SAMBO, or even Systema).

Is Brazilian Ju-jitsu the same thing as capoeira?
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| October 28, 2009, 2:41 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Wow, that's awesome...you'v got a lot of time invested in your arts. You'd be a blast to train with...although, I'm a pretty lazy fighter; I probably wouldn't last long! ;)

Krav Maga's reputation has been picking up steam lately in various circles and looks really fun (if you're into combat training vs. training for competitions or fitness). I prefer the no-nonsense stuff, and that sounds like it would appeal to me, too. But, I've still got my hands full with the Silat. More than a decade's worth of training, and I feel like I've only scratched the surface. It's so stinkin' complex that I'll probably never get it all. Oh, well...gives me something to shoot for.

Anyway, cool to talk to a fellow masochist. As my wife says...have fun beating people up!


Thanks for the comment Mark!
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| October 28, 2009, 2:45 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso


Anyway, cool to talk to a fellow masochist. As my wife says...have fun beating people up!


Um, note to self, Don't make Kelso mad.

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| October 28, 2009, 2:48 pm
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Quoting Juan Carranza
Is Brazilian Ju-jitsu the same thing as capoeira?


Nope. Two very distinct art forms. Capoeira is Brazilian, but derived from that region or African influences (depending on who you ask), while Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is founded in Japanese traditions. If you google them, and look at the styles, you'll see they're extremely different.

Of course all martial arts deal with what the human body is capable of, so techniques always overlap to some degree. But those two arts are quite visibly different on the surface.

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| October 28, 2009, 3:00 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Quoting Doctor Maxim
He is the answer to life! The universe! Everything! It all falls together! :P


See, that's what I keep trying to tell Phipson, and all I get is attitude! (Thanks for the belated birthday wish, BTW)



I see. You're welcome!
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| October 28, 2009, 3:01 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Nope. Two very distinct art forms. Capoeira is Brazillian, but derived from that region or African influences (depending on who you ask), while Brizillian Jiu-Jitsu is founded in Japanese traditions. If you google them, and look at the styles, you'll see they're extremely different.

Of course all martial arts deal with what the human body is capable of, so techniques always overlap to some degree. But those two arts are quite visably different on the surface.

OK, thanks my brother practices capoeira, and I'm not familiar with the various forms of martial arts.
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| October 28, 2009, 3:03 pm
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It's funny ya know. I've been studying Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do for about 18 years (second degree black belts in each) and as bad "A" as I thought I was, it was NOTHING compared some of the stuff I learned at the police academy. The real world application of a lot of those techniques just don't work (as much as I'd like them to).

I'd never say that it's "no good" by any stretch. It's kinda going along the same lines as what Mark said. ALL martial arts overlap at some point so it's all interchangable.

In my experience (limited as it is), the closest thing to real world fighting that you can find in a school is going to be Brazillian ju-jitsu and MMA. Although on the street, there still are no rules. A nice knee to the junk is just as effective, if not more so, than any fancy kick or throw... but then again, you throw some gang banger across the hood of a car and the rest of 'em back off REAL quick...

Ok. back to LEGO!
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| October 28, 2009, 4:59 pm
I just like the fact that you can beat anyone by just watching a few Spetsnaz training videos... No really that must be tough to learn! I hear they know how to kill a man by throwing a military shovel from 20 feet away in 32 different ways... Lol...
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| October 28, 2009, 5:03 pm
OK, don't mess with Mark or Chris. I grew up in Arizona, so all we ever learned was how to shoot a gun, that I can do.
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| October 28, 2009, 5:04 pm
Quoting Mister Bones
OK, don't mess with Mark or Chris. I grew up in Arizona, so all we ever learned was how to shoot a gun, that I can do.

haha im not messing with anyone im just joking around and putting up a verse of a lesser known combat style.
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| October 28, 2009, 5:06 pm
Quoting Owen Williams
haha im not messing with anyone im just joking around and putting up a verse of a lesser known combat style.

I get you, I was just adding to my "Note to Self" to remember and not mess with those guys, or Arch of V....or you!
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| October 28, 2009, 5:17 pm
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Quoting Mister Bones
I get you, I was just adding to my "Note to Self" to remember and not mess with those guys, or Arch of V....or you!


Braaten can take us all out with just a LOOK! She's the one to watch out for!
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| October 28, 2009, 5:28 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Braaten can take us all out with just a LOOK! She's the one to watch out for!

Holy poop! That sounds like my daughter, and she's only 10! I fear for the first boyfriend she has, poor fellow.
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| October 28, 2009, 5:32 pm
Quoting Architect of Vonthako

Yeah, the Spetsnaz (Russia's commandos) are amazing-epic. Have you seen those guys train? They run though a wild forest (not on a trail), carrying logs the width of telephone poles on their backs, and they consider that the "easy" part! I've seen their training sessions where one blindfolded guy in his 50s fends off a dozen soldiers coming at him with knives and guns.

The Spetsnaz are/were some of the best in the world, along with the Navy SEALS, Green Berets and of course, Delta Force. However, the ones they all try to be is the British SAS.
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| October 28, 2009, 6:08 pm
Quoting Brady G
Well, I'm not Kyodo expert, but I reckon I can plug someone in the eye with an Easton Carbon in about 4 seconds...

watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYq8EueDYNM
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| October 28, 2009, 6:24 pm
What I find strange is that the foot ball player's middle name is Alan, and on Amhakia it says his middle initial is A.
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| July 22, 2010, 9:12 pm
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Quoting William Meng
What I find strange is that the foot ball player's middle name is Alan, and on Amhakia it says his middle initial is A.


Yes, indeed...my middle name is Allen, too. Slightly different spelling, but close enough to cause even more confusion.

Now, if I only had the physique and income of a pro football player!

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| July 23, 2010, 9:16 am
Quoting Mark Kelso
Now, if I only had the physique and income of a pro football player!

When I think of you playing football, the image of the Snickers commercial comes to mind...'You're playing like Betty White out there!''That's not what your girlfriend said!'~H
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| July 23, 2010, 9:28 am
How funny would it be if Mr.Mark Kelso (Sorry, not as fancy of an intro as Phipson) was actually a football player? Could anyone imagine him doing that? My mind may have exploded already just thinking about it. *.*
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| July 23, 2010, 2:28 pm
What about Chris too? I wonder if anyone could imagine him playing football!
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| July 23, 2010, 2:29 pm
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Quoting Green Man
What about Chris too? I wonder if anyone could imagine him playing football!


Even at my size, I'd be a small football player. Plus, I never really got in to the game. Spent my youth in martial arts and playing hockey.
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| July 23, 2010, 4:40 pm
Quoting Green Man
What about Chris too? I wonder if anyone could imagine him playing football!


I seem to recall he is an american cop.

Not sure which state, but I also recall cops have to have a certain level of physical fitness, which therefore implies they have a program for getting cops who caught the donut truck back in shape.

Which, given the popularity of soccer over there, probably does involve grown men kicking a little white ball around a muddy paddock for hours on end.
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| July 23, 2010, 4:48 pm
I got 2 Mark Kelso football cards a couple weeks ago!
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| July 26, 2010, 12:39 am
The reason there is so much opportunity for confusion is that Kelso does not have a wikipedia entry. Thus, one of you should write one. To satisfy wiki's reference requirements, though, one of you should first publish a biography of Kelso. I suppose some of the online/blog items might count, but it would be classier to publish a biography.
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| October 7, 2010, 12:06 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

Spent my youth in martial arts and playing hockey.


I learned fairly early that playing hockey withs cops is a fast way to get turned to jelly. I played hockey in the north east for 10 years or so, but I know when to be scared.

I was on the ice once with a NHL farm team flunkie. I asked him after why he was wasting his time playing with us. He had a broken leg, still had 6 weeks to go under doctor's orders to stay off the ice, and playing with us was his idea of safe, low key rehab. I was enlightened.
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| October 7, 2010, 12:11 pm
What was that about getting back to building? But my current MOC is annoying me.
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| October 7, 2010, 12:12 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso
Yes, I'm an artist. No, I've never played pro football...but I did wear a football helmet during my stint in the Larue Carter Psychiatric Facility. So maybe that's wear the confusion lies.

I was born on September 10, 1967...so yes, I am an old geezer. But seeing as how I am also a Cylon, age is incidental. Any other questions can be forwarded directly to Chris Phipson, who as we're all aware, is not only Omniscient (and therefore knows everything about me), but also has a lovely singing voice (which I realize has nothing to do with this topic, but I felt like mentioning it).

I'm a football player for my junior high team, the Hoehne Farmers. (For those of you who don't know how to say Hoehne, it's pronounced 'Hoe nee').
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| October 7, 2010, 2:20 pm
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Quoting Tom Simon
The reason there is so much opportunity for confusion is that Kelso does not have a wikipedia entry. Thus, one of you should write one. To satisfy wiki's reference requirements, though, one of you should first publish a biography of Kelso. I suppose some of the online/blog items might count, but it would be classier to publish a biography.


I've been wondering if anyone was going to do a wiki page for MOCpages... we should TOTALLY do that. (hamster on squeeky wheel in brain starts running...)

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| October 7, 2010, 5:33 pm
Quoting Tom Simon
The reason there is so much opportunity for confusion is that Kelso does not have a wikipedia entry. Thus, one of you should write one. To satisfy wiki's reference requirements, though, one of you should first publish a biography of Kelso. I suppose some of the online/blog items might count, but it would be classier to publish a biography.

I love that idea! Now we just need someone willing to write the book. Anyone?
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| October 7, 2010, 5:35 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

I've been wondering if anyone was going to do a wiki page for MOCpages... we should TOTALLY do that. (hamster on squeeky wheel in brain starts running...)


I actually brought that up privately with Mark a couple of months ago. He said he would do it, work schedule allowing. If anyone else wants to take that on, you need some things (things maybe Sean can provide pointers to):

1) it can't just be adoration fest, you need serious material

2) like history (development, growth rate, etc)

3) maybe stuff on governance, business/advertising model

4) it is all meaningless if it is not supported by references, probably need some ouside of MOCpages itself.

5) a little can be examples of MOCs to be found here, but it will be a disaster if the sampling becomes a pride contest
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| October 7, 2010, 6:22 pm
Quoting Chris Phipson

I've been wondering if anyone was going to do a wiki page for MOCpages... we should TOTALLY do that. (hamster on squeeky wheel in brain starts running...)


Sounds cool but what would it be about? Past MOTDs? Builders? A wiki can be about a lot of things but I don't see what we would need one for. By the way, Brickipedia is an epic LEGO Wiki.
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| October 7, 2010, 6:58 pm
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Quoting Tom Simon

I actually brought that up privately with Mark a couple of months ago. He said he would do it, work schedule allowing. If anyone else wants to take that on, you need some things (things maybe Sean can provide pointers to):

1) it can't just be adoration fest, you need serious material

2) like history (development, growth rate, etc)

3) maybe stuff on governance, business/advertising model

4) it is all meaningless if it is not supported by references, probably need some ouside of MOCpages itself.

5) a little can be examples of MOCs to be found here, but it will be a disaster if the sampling becomes a pride contest


Yeah, it didn't take me long to get distracted with work, unfortunately. I got so far as to start a Word document with a few notes and that's been it.

If Sean Kenney comes to Brickworld 2011 with us, we could hash out a lot with some one on one time. But regardless of who does it, I think you make some good points. History of the site will be necessary along with a clear expression of this particular site's vision and purpose.

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| October 7, 2010, 10:43 pm
Quoting Mark Kelso

Yeah, it didn't take me long to get distracted with work, unfortunately. I got so far as to start a Word document with a few notes and that's been it.

If Sean Kenney comes to Brickworld 2011 with us, we could hash out a lot with some one on one time. But regardless of who does it, I think you make some good points. History of the site will be necessary along with a clear expression of this particular site's vision and purpose.


I would LOVE to buy a Mark Kelso biography!
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| October 7, 2010, 10:44 pm
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Quoting BobaFett 2

I would LOVE to buy a Mark Kelso biography!


Ha! Buy me a Starbucks Chai, I'll tell you my life's story and we'll call it even. ;-)


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| October 8, 2010, 8:04 am
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