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  1. Any time someone brings up a wrestler’s legitimate sports background: “Okay, Sooner.”
    16 points
  2. A cop in my town went viral in Tennessee because he posted a Facebook video detailing why he’s quitting the force at the end of the month. No, it’s not because Black Lives Matter or anything like that. It’s because he fears retaliation from people he has arrested, is tired of his brothers and sisters in the force being murdered “because of the uniform they’re wearing”, and because of the way cops are being treated right now. It’s a big ol’ sob story copaganda thing. The thing that stood out to me is the cognitive dissonance to state “It’s an eerie feeling that you go anywhere and you
    8 points
  3. God damn it. Put a Spoiler on all NSFW links people. Jesus.
    7 points
  4. Standing offer to anyone in Texas: y'all get arrested, you call me and I'll take care of it if you trade me wrestling tapes.
    6 points
  5. Here is their 'brutal' kick exchange at least
    6 points
  6. So would Wilde and Mendoza be known as Santos' Little Helpers?
    5 points
  7. Giving up is a good way of honoring that flag.
    5 points
  8. Vicious and Delicious were the shit.
    4 points
  9. I think a reasonable reform that can be done is to abolish asset forfeiture. It's legalized theft for the police, and that money that they steal is often used to buy ridiculous military equipment for police use. And to defend yourself against asset forfeiture is extraordinarily difficult and specialized. Oh, and there's no exclusionary rule in asset forfeiture, so the cops can literally do an illegal search that would get shut down and does get shut down in criminal court and still be justified in stealing the money. It's insanity. And I know defund the police is popular, but I think
    4 points
  10. This is long but a must read.
    4 points
  11. I am an HU alumnus and I slept in a bathtub in a hotel room during the first night of the Greekfest riots of '88 where Va Beach cops decided that using tear gas on black kids would be preferable to just letting them party like white kids at Daytona Beach did, so I know they can't be trusted. And just when I believe I am satisfied with my stance, I think about my kid brother huddled under the desk in his office with his students while Seung Hui Cho was gunning people down in the hallway no more than 200 feet from where they were bunkered in and wondered if tactically armed police ready to
    4 points
  12. I know you weren’t trying to justify its general use, and I agree that any kind of police department is going to require some kind of tactical arsenal. The difference between that and a free-for-all arms race rationalized by real and imagined threats that only benefits BAE Systems and Raytheon executives is my concern. And since the reasoning behind it often ventures into specious dog whistle territory and not the pragmatic position you have on it, I have a hard time believing they can be trusted with the equipment.
    4 points
  13. Should have just had Ford run in and beat on them both while they were lying there waiting for Nyla to climb the ropes. That would have looked worlds better.
    4 points
  14. Enjoyed the Blood Orange segment. Quen selling while getting his shit in even to his own detriment was really good stuff. Best he's looked yet, even if it wasn't near in quality to the Bucks upset, it showed me more from him than that tag match did. He CAN work a wrestling match with a story and selling. That corkscrew DDT thing was dope. Cody resorting to working a body part, including a pre-existing injury, is a good way of putting over the kids by selling his desperation AND PLANTING THE FUCKING SEEDS for a Cody heel turn. Very much the "just a show" it seemed to be on paper but
    4 points
  15. I don't know what the fuck you do but whatever that Stray world is I wanna be in it.
    3 points
  16. I agree to a certain extent, but that's not really what I am talking about. The proliferation of hardcore guns amongst private citizens in general has caused police forces to arm themselves in kind. No normal beat cop in Vegas would've had the firepower to deal with that bumper stock shooter a while ago and every second he's waiting for back-up, people on the street are getting massacred. He's got to go in with what he has so he doesn't look like that cowardly sheriff in Florida, even if what he packing cannot match up with what the shooter has. Incidents like this are rare but th
    3 points
  17. These aren’t the people they’re arming themselves to take on. The overlap in the Venn diagram between them and the racist loose cannon militia guys who are itching to murder someone makes an almost perfect circle. We'd need to dismantle the entire system and create actual public safety programs or else it’s always going to be packed with cruel reactionaries who think that they’re an occupying army.
    3 points
  18. Thoughts on the first half of the show (trying to watch the rest later!) Really good tag match between FTR and B&B. Best I've seen B&B look so far. While I liked Jericho on commentary with Tony a few weeks back, I don't think he worked that well in a four-man booth. Just too much of him stepping on everyone else to get his shit in, and just YELLING to damn much. I enjoyed the women's match except for the legdrop spot, which took too long to set up and made the babyfaces look like morons who couldn't figure out how to get off the ropes. Funny how a beltshot finish can
    3 points
  19. I beat the story mode of SoR4 yesterday, and am pretty pleased with myself.
    3 points
  20. A very solid show. FTR vs. Butcher / Blade was weird as both teams were teetering between tweener and heel. It was cool to see them finish off B&B with the Brainbuster's spike piledriver while the Brainbusters were out in the audience. Ladies tag was perfectly fine and it was obviously there to give Penelope Ford some ring time since she is as green as grass. Nyla Rose is fucking awesome. What is the best way to get me to love workers I absolutely hate? Give Kip Sabian and Jimmy Havoc a Chikara sounding tag-team name like the SUPERBAD DEATH SQUAD~! Orange Cassidy b
    3 points
  21. So IWTV is worth checking out tonight. The mixtape for BLM is a good mix of black wrestlers with most I never saw before. And they're trying to get more eyes on the live stream as that somehow helps with the donations they're doing.
    2 points
  22. It seems like there’s a biannual discourse about asset forfeiture that goes nowhere politically. It probably has more bipartisan traction than most police reforms, so I’m still hopeful.
    2 points
  23. The thing is by now, everyone has had time to build a case on Calvillo. Plus, when she stepped up in competition at 115, she certainly wasn't as dominant. She's not fighting Amanda Cooper anymore, who was a decent striker but pretty bad on the ground. Flyweight isn't great by any stretch of the imagination, but Jessica Eye is probably the best gatekeeper the division has right now. She's basically what Yushin Okami was for five years at middleweight: Not remotely close to a match for the champion, but super tough for almost everyone else. For what Eye lacks in technique, she makes up with dogg
    2 points
  24. There was a weird irony yesterday amidst this because it was Hattie McDaniel's birthday, so you had people saying banning GWTW means diminishing her Oscar win.
    2 points
  25. When I heard its name I was immediately Just call it a fucking bat please.
    2 points
  26. Given he died 6 years ago - probably not
    2 points
  27. I don't think Ted Turner personally paid for the production, most likely the cost of Nitro's production was covered by Turner Broadcasting's budget while Thunder and the other shows were covered by WCW's budget. Even though everything is "owned" by the same company they're set-up in ultra convoluted ways for ultra convoluted reasons.
    2 points
  28. If everyone who used the DDT paid royalties to Jake The Snake, he'd have weed money for the rest of his life. Just be like KENTA. If someone nicks your finsher, make up another one that looks even more lethal than the last one. I actually hate the GTS and would rather see KENTA kill people with the Busiaku Knee Kick. As much as I like Will's answer the simpler answer is that Xia works in the WWE and Penelope works in AEW, so I don't see the issue. Your badass move is still unique enough for most of your hardened viewers. Now if I were Xia and all of a sudden Aliyah started us
    2 points
  29. She could've at least gotten a couple shots in and held them in position while Nyla got ready to jump.
    2 points
  30. THIS RIGHT HERE. I got pulled over making a left on green a few months ago and the cop told me it was red. It's a turn I make every singe weekday so I knew it was green. Even though I argued with him (THAT is white privilege -- I didn't get shot or arrested for arguing), he didn't give me a ticket. Quite obviously, he was just on a fishing expedition. I can't even remember the last time I was pulled over for something even approaching justified. Twice I've been pulled over for speeding on 4-5 lane roads with nobody else on the road, once at 9-10 at night, once at 5 in the mornin
    2 points
  31. Space Mountain doesn't use anything other than futuristic stuff. It's SPLASH Mountain that uses Song of the South stuff (including being built around Brer Rabbit to begin with). I mean, if you're gonna go after stuff that has bad depictions, we're gonna be here awhile (pretty much EVERYTHING before oh, today).
    2 points
  32. Also Dynamite should have a weekly segment where Jeticho berates Excalibur. I really hope when he wraps up his in ring career Jericho moves to commentary.
    2 points
  33. Tony Khan on here 12 years ago.
    2 points
  34. While I enjoyed the segment overall, Tony's repeated insistence that they were blood oranges got me to chuckle a lot.
    2 points
  35. Agreed on Cage. He looked like a badass killer. Good for him. He nails down that intensity aspect and maybe works a bit smarter instead of harder and he could be a star. I dig Taz as a mouthpiece after being initially a little indifferent.
    2 points
  36. Also worth mentioning that he has popped up on Kana's youtube channel a couple of times. Even cooked takoyaki for her.
    2 points
  37. Jericho used a weapon I've never seen used before in wrestling tonight.
    2 points
  38. My dad was an assistant DA for 30 years, for about 20 of those he was the chief trial attorney. He prosecuted everything from minor assaults to capital murder and worked with the police daily. When I was about 12 he sat me down and talked to me about how to deal with the police. You know what he told me? Don't trust the cops. Some might be good people and some might be bad, but you should never assume they're on your side or are trying to help you. Be respectful and polite so you don't give them any excuses, but don't say a thing without a lawyer or let them search anything without a
    2 points
  39. When I was 17 I got pulled over in a small town that is surrounded by Austin but technically separate. It's wealthy and at least back then was whiter than white. I was passing through late at night on my way to drop my girlfriend off, and got caught maybe 10 miles over the speed limit. The cop was, and I'm being generous here, an idiot. Tried to tell me I didn't have a driver's license because I had a dual motorcycle/driver's license. After about 30 minutes of bullshit he gave up, ticketed me for speeding, and pissed off. When I got back in the truck, my girlfriend's first words we
    2 points
  40. Well, that is an interesting braintrust, whatever happens. Potentially, they could be to shoot style what DDT is to comedy, and BJW is to deathmatch wrestling, mixing a more stylized variant with relatively conventional pro wrestling. Or they could go all the way with their niche. Either way, at least it's an identity. Wrestle-1 also always did produce good youtube content, which made them very easy to legally follow. They should bring along whomever was behind that work. It's also vaguely relevant now, so I'll post this, which rules.
    2 points
  41. In my area, a 60 year old white guy attacked some teenagers who were posting flyers. I'm glad they got him. Old white guys are going nuts right now (full disclosure, I'm a middle aged white guy). I saw a story on the news last night praising a black cop in DC for conducting a class on how young black men should act when stopped by police. Rule 1 was "do not escalate." I understand the practicality of it but this just makes me sick. It's like holding a class for women in bad relationships to teach them how not to get hit. "Rule 1: make sure dinner is on the table and don't talk back.
    2 points
  42. My 15-year-old daughter organized a peaceful protest in the small, rich, conservative town she lives in with her mom. Apparently it went pretty well, with a few dozen other high school kids, but they got flipped off by a number of older white men. Pure fucking class, right there. Proud of my little badass
    2 points
  43. I dare someone tell them to get out of the street. Double dare, even.
    2 points
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