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Super Ape

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  1. I grew up watching Jeopardy, and my life’s dream was to go on that show. I don’t know if it goes on without him, or if it even can, but if I ever pull it off it will feel somewhat hollow without him there.
  2. As a guy in his mid-30s who grew up loving fighting games, even with nobody to play with, and generally dislikes playing online (which makes most modern fighting games useless to me, what a paradox, huh), VF4Evo’s commitment to making a worthwhile single-player experience makes it a game I keep trying to get but haven’t gotten around to finding at a reasonable cost. Thanks for reminding me to seek it out.
  3. He made guys like The Naturals look like honest-to-God STARS. Barry Scott could have said the sky was green or yellow, and you would be tempted to believe him just because of the gravity he put into his words. I've been reading up on his life and career, and he has had such an AMAZING life. He did a production where he recited Martin Luther King's speeches, and... God. Chills. https://vimeo.com/74357409 What a life. What a man.
  4. If you ever watched TNA hype material you knew that voice. Rest well, Barry.
  5. I think you can rent or buy it digitally, though we watched on CN live. I think it's airing again soon.
  6. Watched the We Bare Bears movie with the little one, since that's one of our favorite shows, and we're both bummed out the series is over. We enjoyed it very much. It was a great way to wrap up the story, and also addressed a lot of themes of some deeper stuff at hand. The ending was lovely, though I'm still sad knowing this is the end.
  7. The “business” is the smallest it’s ever been. RAW is airing to record low ratings. The indies have been hobbled by COVID, and many of them will not survive; even so, they tend to be followed by the same people, show after show, company after company. If something as irrelevant and myopic as professional wrestling in 2020 can’t be cleaned up, then yeah. The movement was a failure.
  8. Because in things like this, WWE sets the pace for the rest of the business. If WWE and AEW won’t release someone who has been accused, with damning evidence, of preying on underage fans, why would anyone in the #SpeakingOut movement expect indies to even attempt to cut out someone who harmed adult women? It’s time to face the facts; #SpeakingOut was a failure, despite everyone involved doing the right thing, because those in power either ignored the movement, or made actions to spite it.
  9. Uncle Goldberg is retired. My interest in wrestling is cratered and I don’t want to continue on with glorifying even the silly parts of it.
  10. All of these companies have harbored domestic/sexual abusers after they were accused. It checks out. WWE knows, they just don’t give a fuck.
  11. Every time I think, “this is it. This is rock bottom. Professional wrestling can’t possibly sink any lower,” I am always, WITHOUT FAIL, proven horribly wrong. My biggest fear before the whole #SpeakingOut movement was WWE co-opting all the indies and making the whole business into its own image. Now I realize that WWE was already setting the image, and the indies were merely copying it. My kid is nine years old and talks about becoming a wrestler, and all I can think is, “if we’re lucky there won’t be a wrestling business for her to break into.” Taking her to her first Chikara show in 2016 was the biggest mistake of my life.
  12. I’m really tired of seeing people work themselves into thinking they actually like this dogshit.
  13. He announced his retirement to focus on being a streamer.
  14. Contract this sorry-ass franchise and put me out of its misery.
  15. Sending those KBs back was a good idea. I took up lifting my 5lb DBs today and my right shoulder, which has always been kind of stiff, started hurting after my third OHP. This sucks. The pain's gone now since I stopped, but I'm worried it's something I'll need surgery and PT for, and with the outbreak being what it is I'm afraid to go to my doctor. Dammit. It better not give me a hard time doing Ring Fit or Fitness Boxing.
  16. Someone suggested AEW buying out the NWA and honestly that would be the last nail in me having to pretend I give a rat’s ass about that company anymore, because if Aldis shows up with the belt, you know his failson Latimer won’t be far behind.
  17. Looks like the experiment has failed. https://www.wrestlinginc.com/news/2020/07/raven-says-there-talk-that-billy-corgan-is-shutting-down-672473/ Moral of the story; don’t build your company around a Brit.
  18. INOKIISM LIVES! Probably penance for approaching The Enemy about NXT Japan.
  19. I’m gettinmelt on Twitter. Assuming he knows who I am because we both like to talk shit on US soccer.
  20. Been playing games on Switch for obvious reasons. Mostly games I missed out on the first time around that were re-released on it. Cuphead: Love the animation, but God do I suck at this. Okami: I love when games really dive into the Japanese mythology without taking itself too seriously, so this has been a delight so far. The music is nice too. I loved Muramasa on Wii, so the tunes really jam. Civ6: Fuck me this is a lot to learn. Still on the tutorial. New Super Mario U Deluxe: Like this isn’t gonna be good. Come on now. I am not very good at this though.
  21. It could be worse. You could get a shirt for someone who retires that gimmick a week afterwards. *Stares at the Akira-inspired Razerhawk shirt he bought months ago, then watches the video he put up of him symbolically leaving his mask at the Wrestle Factory door*
  22. You all know about my hatred of WWE, to the point where I almost vomited when rumors about Chikara selling out and going in the Network were floating. After all of this, and reading that article, I can’t be bothered to be mad about The Enemy’s restarted plans for global expansion. Maybe this all took me out of wrestling after all.
  23. One of his former trainees said he had a speech impediment as a kid and had speech therapy. As a kid who had speech classes, and whose daughter now had speech therapy this year, I believe that. Also, having gone to more Chikara shows than I can count and having heard him in earshot in casual conversation, I also believe that’s just how he talks day to day. He has a lot to answer for, and I’m not here to defend him, but ableism ain’t cool either, and two wrongs don’t make a right.
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