today's subject: WWE goes PG.
now, tell me, when you think family friendly programming that you can watch at the dinner table, what comes to mind?
i love lucy, fresh prince of bel air, the cosby show, oh and wrestling. you know, for kids!
ok, that was a bit contradictory, seeing as how as a kid, i was a HUGE wrestling fan. but see, heres the big differance between wrestling when i was a kid and kids watching it now: IT FUCKING BLOWS NOWADAYS.
tell me, when is the last time you saw a ladder match? a steel cage match? a HARDCORE match? whens the last time you saw scantily clad women valeting wrestlers down the ramp, only to get into fights themselves? oh, and when is the last time you ever saw a brawl backstage?
nowadays, i guess people have more demand for john cena, hornswaggle, the great khali and any other stupid gimmick the E seems to shit out. i can't watch it anymore. its just too watered down for me. i grew up in a time when wrestling literally was what i breathed and lived. i went to events with friends, had a ring and figures that i would set up in fantasy matches, and started a backyard wrestling organization that i was featured in prominently. lets just say i still have a few scars that havent healed quite yet.
Back in the old WWF and WCW, there was a bitter hatred for one another that drove each other to push the limits. ECW became more prominent and the hardcore, attitude era became more than just an outstanding piece of entertainment. it became a mainstream phenomenon, and it was one of the most exhilirating moments of my life.
back then, there were guys like stone cold, the rock, mankind, triple h, undertaker, kane, al snow, raven, hollywood hogan and them nwo boys, sting, nash and the wolfpac, rvd, sabu, tazz, rhyno, sandman, tommy dreamer, goldberg, i mean the list goes on and on. these guys were the best at their game, in the best time period for wrestling ever, period.
nowadays...i mean, i cant even watch. john cena will be the death of pro wrestling, and im good and pissed about it.
thats all, take care, and KISS MY ASS CENA.
The podcast is still alive and well, and we have almost everything we need now! we have the hosts, the guests,the editor, the material, the dates, the time, the money and the patience. we just need microphones and some miscellanious hardware, and WE ARE SET TO GO! oh, and we need a website. currently, we are looking at a number of different options. we might start small and get our stuff out there on a podcast-devoted site, but my goal is to have our own site up within a year. nostalgia time and what the shit will be featured programs on the site; however, they may not nessecarily be in the podcast. see, we're looking to do something big. we want to have the podcast be the main draw to the site, however i also want to upload videos, blogs, reviews, and stuff like that on the site. im really excited, and i hope that we get to air the first show within a few weeks.
oh, thats right, you want to know the name of the show. here goes:
THE GOLDBRICK PODCAST.
what are we about? anything and everything geek related. d&d? you got it. video games? we're good at those. heroes? OH. HELLS. YEAH.
keep an eye out, we're gonna do this big.
this is gonna be a more sincere, honest blog, so no f bombs, no nostalgia or anything fun like that, cause this isnt the time or place
basically, i think its sad. i mean, i went there for 4 years, and not once was there ever a gun reported on campus. there were fights, sure, i mean i was in one or two, but nothing like this. nothing like this. i thank god that laura wasnt there. i mean, she would be going there if we were still in frederick, so im just thankful for that.
man, now my school is in the list with columbine, vtech, the list is too long...there shouldnt even be a list in my opinion.
its just sad. seriously.
peace. as in let there be peace in this world for once.
right. so, i was just thinking about how much i love that feeling before and after i see a movie. namely, whenever i go to the westview cinema. never have i liked a theater so much in my life. ive seen alot of shit there: lord of the rings trilogy, iron man, spiderman 1 &2 (3 was in germantown, ill talk about it later.), plus plenty of other blockbusters and oscar contenders. personally, i just love the feeling of having a ticket, your friends, and 30 minutes to kill. the arcade is always awesome. something about time crisis 2 and the smell of popcorn just make me feel at home.
anyways, that feeling of euphoria after the movie is done showing is what gets me. when you go home, pop on a video game or something like that, it all seems a bit differant somehow... i dont know how to explain it really...
i usually like to go to chipotle if we get to the theater an hour early. nothing says big summer blockbuster more than a big honkin 1lb. steak and guac burrito, encased in that tin foil we all know and love so much. its also nice to be able to grab a beer after the flick down at the pool hall in the pavillion adjacent to said theater. ok, i dont know where im going with this anymore, but i just enjoy that whole area. its big, spacious, and ive had alot of good times with friends there.
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Tonights subject: the covenant vs dallas 100-0 controversy.
now, if you dont know by now, this story involves two teams from christian academy schools, a coach who would not apoligize for his team's win, and a nunery who believes that the winning team played in an "unchrist-ly competitive manner". this whole thing has got me pissed off to the fucking brim. why? ill tell you.
for starters, the whole issue here is that dallas, the losing team, had a squad of girls who were developmently disabled, or so the school says. they say that there was an unfair advantage for convenant, and they should be ashamed of beating the diabled. wow, so you have a team of kids with ADD. listen, i had ADD myself, and i played baseball, football, and basketball for a good 10 years before i had a PHYSICAL ailment that prevents me from playing officially ever again. not to mention, if you have a team of "disabled" kids, then why put them up against a team that you know is gonna stomp their asshole into the ground? i smell bullshit.
second, the team is being told to forfeit the win due to unruly sportsmanship, so that the win is erased from the record books. why?
i mean, i liken this to the wwe erasing chris benoit's royal rumble win on their website. just because something happened that was controversial doesnt mean that it never happened. these girls should be proud of themselves, all of them. dallas never gave up, so covenant never gave up either. it pisses me off how people are blowing this out of proportion
third and foremost, because the coach refused to apoligize, he was fired for "unchristianlike behavoir". well what the fuck is that?!?
so, we have to play the way that christ would have? let me tell you something: ive heard lots of stories about christ; he does amazing things with water, fish, brings people back from the dead...never once heard about the holy hookshot or his christlike b-ball skills. give me a fucking break. just because a team got their ass handed to them SEVERELY doesnt mean that the dude needs to be fired. maybe if you had recognized how dallas had played, this whole thing would be differant. they never once complained, never once got angry, and never once gave up. there's something to be said about that. so, fuck your ruling, fuck your firing of the coach, and fuck your unchristly sportsmanship, you holier than thou win-stealing penguins of the congregation. kisseth my holy asseth, im outta here.
EDIT: i came across a a juicy quote:
Dallas Academy is known for its work with students who have learning problems, such as short attention spans and concentration. Dallas Academy headmaster Jim Richardson said those problems sometimes manifest themselves on the court.
honestly, im not surprised. these problems SOMETIMES manifest themselves on the court? THEY HAVE SHORT ATTENTION SPANS. give me a fucking break.
now, what else has been going on in my life? well, opportunities seem to be throwing themselves at me lately.
i met an old friend from high school at make'n music in frederick, and he invited me to join his band. he knows what he wants sound-wise, and he plays a mean fucking guitar. he needs a bassist, but otherwise, right now im taking up the drummer position. should be fun! cant wait to practice.
work has been interesting. we've had a fuckton of problems with the plumbing and gas pipe scenarios. lets just say that the water pipes had to be replaced TWICE, and i have no work today on account of a gas leakage. oh well, what can you do...
otherwise, sameold sameold. still looking for a place to rent out with some friends.
well, my eyebrow is no longer naked, ladies and gentlemen. ive finally done it. I GOT MY EYEBROW PIERCED!!! *applause*
im so proud of myself. ive been wanting one since high school, and now its finally done. its a bit surreal, actually. i can totally see it out of my peripheral vision.
to be honest, when people say that it doesnt hurt, chances are they arent lying, because i didnt feel a damn thing. sure it helped that i was totally relaxed when i did it. i mean, NO TENSION AT ALL. no pressure, no one telling me "its gonna hurt, its gonna hurt". i didnt even wince or go "tsss...ahhh" when it was done. i was totally like "okay, well thats done. im gonna go smoke!"
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