Cute list, but how the hell do they explain the Blackjack Mulligan-IRS relationship and then completely ignore the more obvious IRS family relationship? Are we back in the 80s, where breaking kayfabe by admitting that Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas are brothers would somehow shatter our suspension of disbelief and cause ratings to drop even lower?
Senior Year of high school I was taking a game development class. It included the general selection of nerds, dorks, gamers, fat dudes like myself, and a pretty lass named…Hannah.
We hit it off immediately, and about a day before I was about to ask her to homecoming, another fellow asked her out and they started dating immediately until we graduated.
Flash forward 4 years and I stumble across her profile on Fetlife. In addition to her Sonic The Hedgehog Erotic drawings, I learned she is in a poly. relationship, and they all have pet names like “Dark Wolf” and “Wolf Pet” and “Wolf Pet”. The man, “Dark Wolf” has a series of photos of himself dorkily posing in front of a fire place, having the three women in the relationship collared and smiling, and a whole bunch of other kinky stuff.
They have two kids, I am unsure who is the mother of who, but they too, have pet names like ‘Wolf Cub” and something else.
On the bright side, I got to see Hannah naked in every.single.imaginable.angle thanks to these photos. On the down side? Da fuuuqqqqqqqqqq?
How do you feel toward long-term polyamorous relationships? What about if these relationships raise kids? Do you feel folks like the ones in Sister Wives are sick, different, just fine, or both? Do you think this is a bad environment in which to raise kids?
The above was my introduction to polyamory beyond a three-way I had in 2006 with my girlfriend and her best friend, where ‘the rule’ (I.E I couldn’t bone the other girl) was in effect.
Not to speak for women who are into this kind of thing, but I can’t help but feel they’re being taken advantage of occasionally. Take an impressionable girl with low self-esteem, ooze confidence, tell them about your personal lifestyle choice, and you’re off to the orgiastic races.
From the ladies I’ve met in these kinds of relationship, the men have been supremely confident in themselves without much to be confident in – though I could just be jealous. If you look at the women on Sister Wives or what not, you kind of see a perceived sadness in their eyes, that they aren’t good enough to satisfy their man SO much that they need more than one woman.
But that’s just me judging based on my personal ideals.
Also the guy from Sister Wives looks like Chris Jericho.
What say you, Otters?
Scott, this has nothing to do with wrestling at all, but I think any of your Canadian readers (or readers close to the border) will really want to know about this deal: http://business.financialpost.com/2013/11/08/future-shop-offering-new-call-of-duty-assassins-creed-and-battlefield-titles-for-free-with-single-trade-in/?__lsa=b0ba-e207
EDIT: I know some people get annoyed with “threadjacking” but I dont give a shit. I like these topics because they truly interest me, but feel free to discuss whatever.
“What if” time. Was gonna go with an old school WcW topic but with the recent whispers of a potential HBK return, Im very skeptical, I went with this one…
What if Shawn never takes “the casket bump” at Royal Rumble 98? The whole wrestling landscape was about to change, the Austin era is about to be unleashed, the attitude era sperm that was implanted the previous year is about to mature, wwe ratings will slowly climb culminating to their first rating wins in December of that year. How does Shawn play into all of this? Things to consider…
– Does Shawn try and sabotage Austins impending run at the top, by doing Shawn like things? If so, does Vince finally take a stand with Shawn by making him get clean, pushing him down the card, or just sending him home?
– Does Vince fully embrace the “changing of the guard” in terms of who was on top if Shawns hovering around?
– Does Shawn willingly lay down for the new guys wwe had brought…sorry couldn’t get through that without laughing.
– Are the upcoming prominent roles guys like Foley, The Rock, Shamrock, HHH, reduced? If so, to what extent?
– Was Shawn so beat up that he was going to have an injury or mental breakdown that would inevitably put him out of action anyway?
How does it all play out. Go in whatever direction you like.
*Random topic: has anyone been watching Homeland? Whats the fucking endgame with Brody? Hes been essentially written off all year, has no relevance to the storyline direction theyre moving towards, and has been replaced by the Iranian guy. Is he done as a character? Was Dana moving out last night the first step in writing off the entire Broady family?
If you have one of these you want posted, email it to me.
Name a wrestling match, television show, movie, food, song, or band that you fully expected to hate, but surprised you with its quality, entertainment value, taste, catchiness, or talent.
The Trish Stratus v. Stephanie match from a PPV a few years ago.
Not sure how many of you have seen the underrated classic “The Huddsucker Proxy” but boy is that movie a treat. The less you know about it, the better. Don’t watch a trailer, don’t read about it, just watch it.
A tagline from that movie is “Ya know, for Kids!” and it got me thinking about the stuff we watch that, as mostly well-adjusted adults, is probably a big below our age range.
The correct answer to this question is “The Animaniacs”. Simply classic stuff that’s even better the older you are. While I still think Chicken Boo is one of the dumbest thing in the history of dumb things, the rest of the show is great. The songs are catchy and the jokes are still funnier, and in fact funnier now that you can pick up on the number of subtle Hollywood references throughout the show’s run.
“Fairly Odd Parents” is a good one, and still something I’ll click on if it’s on and I’m trying to do something else. Similarly ribald and subversive, it’s a show that’s more ‘for all ages’ versus for only children.
“iCarly” ain’t half bad, either, kind of capturing a zany 50’s sitcom vibe. I had a sister from another mister who turned me on to the show, and while it’s not something I watch myself, I have benevolent feelings toward the show, and its executive producer Dan Schneider, who is one of the few TV producers who can make entertainment that is both family friendly and doesn’t condescend to its audience.
“The Muppets” are probably my favorite though, with the last movie being eight different kinds of funny, over-the-top, silly, self-referential, and similarly capable of entertaining adults and children alike. Also Chris Cooper raps. You can’t go wrong. give “Man or Muppet” a google and get ready to laugh a bit, first because it’s a silly song, and second because it’s actually pretty relate-able.
Blog Otter Award: Everyone who mentioned Kurt Vonnegut, because I didn’t. I think for a lot of people he’s sort of the gateway to thinking beyond what we see, if that makes sense, and if you caught onto him at a certain time, namely in highschool or junior high, you were probably a better, and more critically thinking, person for it.
Just thinking that although WWE couldn't have done anything about the calendar timing this year, what sane human being is watching a 3-hour RAW on both Christmas Eve AND New Year's Eve? Hell, I make ad revenue off reviewing the show and even I'm not watching either show until well after the fact. Perhaps those 100 million WWE fans named in the survey will lift the taped shows past a 2.1 rating, but I wouldn't bet on it. I think we're gonna see what the hardest of hardcore rock bottom viewership is when the numbers come in for those two shows.
…Stay Classy, McMahons!
Given that UFC bombed in the ratings on FOX yet again with another 1.0, I have to wonder if the Did You Know on RAW will make reference to that, or if they'll really go balls to the wall and use Magic WWE Math to show that they somehow beat the Olympics at some point last week. Maybe by totalling the viewership of all three hours of RAW, plus two hours of Smackdown, plus replays? How would they pull that one off, I wonder?
Big news keeps hitting the net today that WWE has signed or is looking to sign a whole slew of indie workers to developmental contracts. After a few years where the policy seemed to be rooted more in signing untrained guys based on their look and breaking them into WWE style, the new NXT is shaping up to be a breeding ground for the hot indie talent in the country right now that are hoping to follow in CM Punk and Daniel Bryan’s footsteps. Since, as always, I’m a proponent of independent professional wrestling and the talented men and women who have made it their life’s work, I’d like to take this opportunity to give anyone who isn’t familiar with these workers some insight into who they are, and what qualities to look for when they become the stars of the future.
–To start with, one person who signed back in April and is just now breaching the world of FCW/NXT: “Big Rig” Brodie Lee, who will be known in developmental by his infinitely less interesting name Luke Harper. Who gets the feeling someone was reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” there? Anyhow, Harper is a Rochester native who differs from most indie standouts: he’s 6’7 and 280 lbs. He’s got a great physique and does a decent mix of power moves. He has that great aura that combines a little bit of redneck swagger with a darker side; he at once could remind you of Diesel (hence the truck driver gimmick) or The Undertaker (hence the awesome choice of entrance music in the indies, Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down”. ) I think now’s a great time to start using him. Everyone by now has heard about the awesomeness that is Bray Wyatt, the former Husky Harris’s Waylon Mercy-esque character. Unfortunately, Wyatt just tore a pec, and he’ll be out for roughly six months. They also just let go his former lackey Eli Cottonwood. And honestly, the thing everyone loves about Bray Wyatt is the creepy promos, not Husky’s ring work. Easy solution here is to just make Bray Wyatt a manager for the duration of his injury and let him back Luke Harper. You keep the Wyatt character fresh, you give Harper some of the rub from that, and when Wyatt’s healthy again you have an evil Southern Gothic tag team ready to go. Wins all around. Check out some Brodie from his time in CHIKARA:
–Also from CHIKARA, as well as SHIMMER, Jersey All Pro, and formerly of ROH, they’ve signed Sara Del Rey. Del Rey is probably the top female wrestler in America right now, or at the very least in the independent scene. She’s made her mark by being a dedicated student of wrestling, and has spent time training with Daniel Bryan. She’s also been notable for competing in intergender matches, even challenging CHIKARA champ Eddie Kingston. At one time she was aligned with the Kings of Wrestling in ROH, better known as current Smackdown superstar Antonio “Claudio Castagnoli” Cesaro and NXT star Kassius “Chris Hero” Ohno. (Now they should sign Shane Hagadorn as, like, a referee or something, just to get the complete set). It’s hard to say what role she’ll fill in WWE, but she’s damn sure going to be one of the most talented Divas they’ve had. Check her out:
–“The Man That Gravity Forgot”, PAC, is another signee. Hailing from Newcastle-upon-Thyne, England, this man is without a doubt one of the most insane high flyers working today. While he’s not very big, his acrobatic moves are crisp and really unique, something that will set him apart from all the other high flying cruisers. Signing to WWE will have one benefit for him: He can ditch that stupid name. “PAC” makes you think of 2-Pac, X-Pac, or Pac-Man, not necessarily a British cruiser who’s whiter than Sheamus and most likely doesn’t eat ghosts. However, “The Man That Gravity Forgot” has that really epic 60’s sci-fi, Philip-K.-Dick-by-way-of-Flash-Gordon vibe to it, and they should think about letting him keep it. Other than that, his best bet in WWE is if they actually launch the all-cruiserweight show. If not, he needs to bring a move to WWE that has never been seen there before and really blow everyone away. His corkscrew shooting star is a personal favorite, but I gotta say, it’s high time someone brought the 630 Splash to WWE. Clear a spot for your jaw on the floor and check out PAC:
–Matt Taven has been appearing in ROH lately, and has made a bit of a name for himself around the indie world. He’s one of the latest signees to developmental, and of all of them, he’s the one who could benefit most from some developing. He’s got a good look, and some of his offense looks great, but he doesn’t have a huge moveset yet and he needs polish. He does, however, have the Shawn Michaels-style underdog face selling routine pretty well down, where every offense move he scores looks like it was out of desperation. And that ain’t bad. Take a look at Taven, especially if you like arm drags: