A 423 Launch Party – Parliament (6/26/20)

QIC:  John Doe

Date: 06/26/2020

PAX: Sidekick, The Count, Bernie, Cowbell, FNG – Modify, Coldplay, Rendezvous, Rollback, Threeskin, Purple Rain, D-Fib, Donkey Show, WreckedEm, Ram Rod, Sousa, Toe Tag, Venus, Black Out

AO: Parliament


Beautiful, humid, and damp summer morning


Mosey to Track; SSH – 25 (IC); Forward Fold – 10 (IC); Willie Mays Hays – 10 (IC); Third Grade Exercise – 10 (IC); Michael Phelps – 10 (IC); LBAC – 10 (IC); Rev LBAC – 10 (IC); SSH – 10 (IC)

Burpee Apocalypse: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

The Thang

Let’s use the Track
423 Laredo…esq
4 Exercises 23 reps followed by 400m run

Air Squats – 23

Merkins – 23

Lunges – 23 (easy way)

Dive Bombers – 23

Run 400m around track

Rinse & Repeat (Each PAX member did at least 3 rounds, some more)

Finished with 2 minutes of Mary

Mosey back to parking lot


Talked about some history around how the Parliament AO came about from growth to the name. Transitioned to “Judging” and how we/I tend to do this often in my day to day. Read one of my favorite quotes from the book The Shack. See below. Encouraged PAX to look not to judge and themselves above others, but to look to understand and see others as equals.

“Then it is you who determines good and evil. You become the judge. And to make things more confusing, that which you determine to be good will change over time and circumstance. And then beyond that and even worse, there are billions of you each determining what is good and what is evil. So when your good and evil clashes with your neighbors, fights and arguments ensue and even wars break out….And if there is no reality of good that is absolute, then you have lost any basis for judging…Judging requires you to think yourself superior over the one you judge.”

-The Shack

BALL OF MAN: Coldplay lead us out in prayer


Had some great Parliament & the Funkadelics tunes rolling to kick us off, and then transitioned to some 60s rock. I really wanted The Count to feel young again, as our elder PAX member. I mean he was already disoriented from not following parking directions on slack. The first FNG at P-Funk was named Modify….coincidence? I think not.


July 4th Convergence/Launch at Battlefield; Shot House – new AO in Hixson; F3 Dads/Dadder Day at The Battery on July 25th

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