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  1. Booking a trip to Ireland and I'll be staying in Ballydehob, a village in County Cork. I was wandering around on Streetview and it turns out it's the birthplace of Danno O'Mahony, NWA World champion in the 30s and the person who the Irish Whip is named after. Then I remembered I'd seen a statue of a wrestler in Sneem, County Kerry decades ago. That was Steve Casey, a Boston AWA world champion in the 30s and 40s, looking like one of those toy soldiers with molded base. Turns out there's a whole bunch of pro wrestling statues around the world - https://ringthedamnbell.wordpress.com/2022/01/11/immortalized-professional-wrestling-monuments-around-the-world/ (the Baba is great) Anyone know of others?
  2. It's weird how they're hyping this match as a hometown match for McIntyre or "in his backyard". Ayr is a 7 hour drive from Cardiff. Like New York to Cleveland.
  3. I hate to say this and I absolutely hope I'm proven wrong next week but so far these final episodes seem highly superfluous. The Howard/Lalo/Kim walking out stuff would've been the perfect ending. Don't really need to see Breaking Bad fan service or need to know Huell and the like end up. Again, hope I'm eating crow next week.
  4. Reading his obituary it seems like he appeared in practically every well loved British production ever - The Wombles, Jackanory, The Railway Children, Doctor Who, Carry On films, and then cameos in Coronation Street, Worzel Gummidge, Fawlty Towers, The Avengers, Last of the Summer Wine. Plus a lengthy career on TV, film and stage in addition to that. Also learned where Right Said Fred got their name from (a novelty song recorded by him in the 60s) and that, trivia question, Right Said Fred's UK #1 hit isn't the obvious one (Deeply Dippy; I'm Too Sexy only made it to #2)
  5. Am I in the minority then in thinking the Adele and Sam Smith songs are the only two good ones since Goldeneye?
  6. Damn my memory is shot. I barely remember this Jeff guy and only recall him now that you guys mention him. Not sure the original actor would've helped either. So I spent most of this episode figuring Gene was setting these guys up but had no idea what was going on otherwise.
  7. I rewatched it recently and honestly kinda hate the turn it takes. Would much rather have seen how the crime drama played out naturally.
  8. Hugely influential at 2000 AD, they have a nice obituary up - https://2000ad.com/news/alan-grant-1949-2022/ His work on Anderson, Psi Division stands out, particularly Shamballa (with Arthur Ranson's amazing artwork) which I have sitting on my shelf and should get around to revisiting.
  9. Same with that woman who disappeared in the seedy LA hotel. For that reason, I don't bother with multi part docs anymore unless I'm specifically interested in the subject matter. Huge amounts of filler.
  10. I also watched Come and See for the first time this year. I was aware of its reputation as this all-time classic anti-war film, but wasn't expecting to be as blown away by it as I was. Absolutely horrific and stunning film. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, I watched Marcel the Shell with Shoes on at the theatre over the weekend. I wasn't aware of the original shorts and when the trailer came out I thought it was just uninteresting whimsy, but I had a free ticket and some time to kill. It's a complete delight. Just really sweet and funny.
  11. Hmm, in a place with a million miles of desert, maybe it's not such a great idea to bury bodies on your own property.
  12. The Guardian featured a series of indie wrestling photos on their site today - https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2022/jul/14/body-slams-and-super-fans-an-indie-wrestling-diary-in-pictures
  13. With just five episodes left, I'd guess we're gonna be leaving the McGill timeline next week, moving into BB, and then the final episode or two in the Gene timeline.
  14. I rewatched the trilogy earlier this year, introducing my son to them. They're still pretty decent. The first is the best of the bunch as movies in 1997 still relied on practical effects. Watching the second one a few days later really highlighted the shift the industry made to CGI in that time period, although to be fair the CGI in both still holds up somewhat. Was surprised to see David Cross show up in bit parts in the first two. Actually he's shown up in bit parts in a bunch of movies I've watched from that era recently (The Cable Guy, Small Soldiers, Ghost World) EDIT: I should say I bought the above single on CD at the time too. Fun song and video.
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