QOTD 125: Dem damn gimmicks.

What are your favorite gimmicks? 




The “all you can eat” buffet? 


Light up sneakers?


Petting (or hand shaking) zoos? 


Beaver Cleaver?


Elimination Chamber?


Money in the Bank?


Tag Ropes? 

Lets face it, gimmicks are either kind of cool, or really stupid, which kind of makes them cool – sort of like the double down or the McDLT (The “cold” side is hot and the “hot” side is hot!). Some of my favorites include the key-ring friendly short pen, soap on a stick, and the Wii’s motion controls.

Talk about gimmicks, that thing sold like gangbusters based on a little magic and some programming voodoo. How many folks do *you* know that have owned a Wii, Wii sports, and that’s it?


What about in pro wrestling? I’m a big fan of the bionic arm gimmick I think Luger and Bob Holly had for awhile, and have always generally dug the New Age Outlaw’s silly routine even though it’s a nostalgia act more or less these days.

Beyond that, I kind of always wanted to get an LED display to put in my rear-view mirror that I can program to give a thumbs up or the finger, depending on what the car behind me was doing.

But my favorite gimmick has to be Gwar’s. Gwar has always been tongue and cheek, and I appreciate it. They started out as art students I think, and it turns out all their albums are interconnected and simply insane to listen to in chronological order. Toss in a crazy stage show and a song about it was THEY who brought Atlantis down so hard, you gotta give them the edge.  Kiss had the makeup and the boots, but Gwar had the real balls.

What say you, Doom Bots?

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QOTD: “Game Over? Damn right, I’m Over!”

The above quote comes from one of the two wrestling-related clothing items I’ve ever owned. It was a Triple H shirt I bought before I 1) Realized what being ‘Over’ was, and 2) Realized Triple H is kind of a sillynanny and kind of like Pro Wrestling’s Jay Leno – not dynamic, but hard working and good at corporate politics.

Thus:

What Wrestling Related Merchandise do you own? Shirts / Figures / Games / Toys / pillows / misc. 

 
I have:

Books:
Have a Nice Day,
Foley is Good,
Hardcore Diaries
Countdown to Lockdown
Tetiem Brown
Scooter

Shirts: 
“Stone Cold” University shirt
“Damn Right I’m Over” Shirt

Games:
Booking Revolution
WWE Smackdown: Know Your Role
WWE 2k13
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2005(?)

Toys: 
Misc assortment of action figures from my youth, specifically The Rock in a football jersey with a Brama Bull on it.

A ‘talking’ Stone Cold Steve Austin figure that you plug into your computer with a parallel port.

I also have one pro-wrestling autograph.

It’s Gillberg.
   

It’s true, it’s DAMN true!

From: "Danny K" > Kurt Angle didn't break his freaking neck for this.  Totally ridiculous decision on the part of the IOC UNLESS they plan on adding Professional Wrestling as an Olympic Sport to make the games more relevant?
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> http://aol.sportingnews.com/sport/story/2013-02-12/olympic-wrestling-dropped-cut-eliminated-olympics-ioc-tokyo-madrid-istanbul This is indeed some BULLSHIT.   This would be a time where one of WWE's childish tirades on the subject would be totally justified.