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Thomas Nadelhoffer
Charleston, SC
I live and teach philosophy in Charleston, SC.
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I have unsurprisingly been frequenting BJJ forums during the current pandemic. The dominant voices tend to echo the view being put forward by Trump and his administration when it comes to the necessity of ending local shutdowns throughout the country. In the case of the BJJ community, some members care... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at The Grumpy Grappler
Needless to say, it’s been a shamefully long time since I posted something new here. In the wake of my second neck surgery a few years ago and my more recent shoulder/bicep surgery, I haven’t had the drive to stay on top of the latest happenings in the grappling world.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2020 at The Grumpy Grappler
Greetings! My name is Thomas Nadelhoffer. I am a professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston. I have been a fan of heavy metal since my teenage years during the 1980s. Back then, I was a die hard fan of punk and thrash metal--a love that hasn't dissipated. So,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
Cream: Disraeli Gears (1967) The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced (1967) Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum (1968) Deep Purple: Shades of Deep Purple (1968) Iron Butterfly: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968) Steppenwolf: Self-titled debut (1968) Coven: Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls (1969) Jethro Tull: Stand Up (1969) Led Zeppelin: Self-titled debut (1969)... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
Atomic Rooster: Death Walks Behind You (1970) Black Sabbath: Self-titled debut (1970) Black Sabbath: Paranoid (1970) Bloodrock: Self-titled (1970) Bloodrock: Bloodrock II (1970) Electric Funeral: The Wild Performance (1970) Randy Holden: Population II (1970) Sir Lord Baltimore: Kingdom Come (1970) Yesterday’s Children: Self-titled debut (1970) Atomic Rooster: In Hearing of... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
Angel Witch: Self-titled debut (1980) O.A.: Something Better Change (1980) Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980) Diamond Head: Lightening to the Nations (1980) Judas Priest: British Steel (1980) Mötorhead: Ace of Spades (1980) Quartz: Stand Up and Fight (1980) White Spirit: Self-titled debut (1980) Accept: Breaker (1981) Anvil:... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
The Accüsed: Grinning Like an Undertaker (1990) Annihilator: Never, Neverland (1990) Anthrax: The Persistence of Time (1990) Atheist: Piece of Time (1990) Atrophy: Violent by Nature (1990) Cerebral Fix: Tower of Spite (1990) Death: Spiritual Healing (1990) Death Angel: Act III (1990) Defiance: Void Terra Firma (1990) Demolition Hammer: Tortured... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
Carnal Forge: Firedemon (2000) Code 13: Complete Discography 1994-2000 (2000) Lamb of God: New American Gospel (2000) Shadows Fall: Of One Blood (2000) Soulfly: Primitive (2000) Bane: Give Blood (2001) Broken Bones: Without Conscience (2001) Chimaira: Pass Out of Existence (2001) Ghoulunatics: King of the Undead (2001) Give Up the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
3 Inches of Blood: Here Waits Thy Doom (2010) Alpha & Omega: Life Swallower (2010) Anihilated: Scorched Earth Policy (2010) Collision: Decade of Disgust (2010) Cruel Hand: Lock and Key (2010) Deal with It: Eyafjallajökull (2010) Détente: Decline (2010) Eliminator: And the Brokenhearted Balladeers (2010) Eliminator: The One They Were... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
August Burns Red: Guardians (2020) Domination Inc.: Infants of Thrash (2020) Great American Ghost: Power Through Terror (2020) Hazzerd: Delirium (2020) Higher Power: 27 Miles Under Water (2020) Holycide: Fist to Face (2020) Mindtaker: Toxic War (2020) Project46: Ts3S (2020) Reactory: Collapse to Come (2020) Sepultura: Quadra Surgical Strike: Part... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2020 at The Compendium of Thrash
The following are bands that we either know influenced Black Sabbath or that we have good reason to think influenced them. For instance, during the early days of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne asked Toni Iommi if he had heard the just released debut by Led Zeppelin. Iommi responded that yes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
Atomic Rooster: Death Walks Behind You (1970) Black Sabbath: Self-titled debut (1970) Black Sabbath: Paranoid (1970) Bloodrock: Self-titled (1970) Bloodrock: Bloodrock II (1970) Electric Funeral: The Wild Performance (1970) Randy Holden: Population II (1970) Sir Lord Baltimore: Kingdom Come (1970) Yesterday’s Children: Self-titled debut (1970) Atomic Rooster: In Hearing of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
Angel Witch: Self-titled debut (1980) Quartz: Stand Up and Fight (1980) White Spirit: Self-titled debut (1980) B’last: Blood! (1981) Flipper: Generic Flipper (1981) Venom: Welcome to Hell (1981) Mötorhead: Iron Fist (1982) Witchfinder General: Death Penalty (1982) Black Flag: My War (1983) Black Flag: Slip It In (1984) Death Row:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
Anti Cimex: Absolute Country of Sweden (1990) Danzig: Lucifuge (1990) Neurosis: The Word Is Law (1990) The Obsessed: Self-titled debut (1990) Dead Horse: Peaceful Death & Pretty Flowers (1991) Dream Death: Journey into Mystery (1991) Melvins: Bullhead (1991) Mudhoney: Every God Boy Deserves Fudge (1991) The Obsessed: Lunar Womb (1991)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
Cowboys & Aliens: A Trip to Stonehenge (2000) Dead Meadow: Self-titled debut (2000) Electric Wizard: Dopethrone (2000) Goatsnake: 1 + Dog Days (2000) Internal Void: Unearthed (2000) Lowrider: Ode to IO (2000) Orange Goblin: Big Black (2000) Church of Misery: Master of Brutality (2001) Fireball Ministry: FMEP (2001) High on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
The Abominable Iron Sloth: The Id Will Overcome (2010) Black Wizard: Self-titled debut (2010) Cough: Ritual Abuse (2010) Droids Attack: Must Destroy (2010) Fistula: Goat (2010) The Flight of Sleipnir: Lore (2010) Gallow God: False Mystical Prose (2010) Ghost: Opus Eponymous (2010) Iron Man: The Passage (2010) Samsara Blues Experiment:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
Acid Mammoth: Under Acid Hoof (2020) Baardvader: Self-titled debut (2020) Beehover: Low Performer (2020) Bongtower: Oscillator (2020) Demonic Death Judge: The Trail (2020) Dopelord: Sign of the Devil (2020) Elephant Tree: Habits (2020) Full Metal Hippies: Self-titled debut (2020) Goblinsmoker: A Throne in Haze, a World Ablaze (2020) Heavy Trip:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
Greetings! My name is Thomas Nadelhoffer. I am a professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston. I have been a fan of heavy metal since my teenage years during the 1980s. Back then, I was a die hard fan of punk and thrash metal--a love that hasn't dissipated. Lately,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2020 at The Compendium of Doom
This is just a note to let everyone know that we are closing the doors here at Discrimination and Disadvantage. Thanks to all of the readers who have been interested in the blog over the years. Kevin, Shelley, and I appreciate your time and support. I also owe a huge... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Discrimination and Disadvantage
I am very excited to share the following announcement: We’re pleased to announce that a new experimental philosophy blog will be open from Monday, December 10, 2018 at: https://www.xphiblog.com. The New Experimental Philosophy blog has been organized by Justin Sytsma, Joe Ulatowski, and Dan Weijers. Please visit the new blog... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at Experimental Philosophy
Post by Thomas Nadelhoffer When Kevin and I first started this blog, he was already making contributions to disability studies and the philosophy of disability in addition to doing important advocacy work for disability rights. My own interest in disability (and the blog) was more personal than professional—driven by own... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2018 at Discrimination and Disadvantage
So, in thinking about leg locks lately, from the ground up as they say, I have been mindful of the importance of where one places one's feet. For instance, if you are in bottom half guard and you figure four your feet, then you inadvertantly give up what will become... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at The Grumpy Grappler
As readers of this blog know, I am very fond of leg locks. I think that despite their recent popularity, they are still underutilized. In my experience, far too many upper belts are clueless when it comes to how to use and defend against leg locks. Since I am teaching... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at The Grumpy Grappler
Learn to Resist has partnered up with Devine Jiu Jitsu Charleston to host a six-week women's self defense workshop. So far, we have grandmothers and 7-year old daughters planning to attend (and everyone in between). We should have a solid group of women and girls attending. You're more than welcome... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Learn to Resist
This Friday I will be filling in for our head instructor. For the past few weeks, he has been working on taking the back and maintaining back control. So, I thought I would get back to basics and focus on the following back attacks: (a) rear naked choke, (b) short... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at The Grumpy Grappler