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  1. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    Well, in his heart where we can't see it or detect it, I'm sure he's completely humbled and penitent. What I love about this story is that it really enhances what a piece of shit Marge Schott was. Like, she wasn't just evil in big, obvious ways. She was also trash in small ways, like ruining a chance for fans of some of those mediocre late '80s/early '90s Reds teams to enjoy themselves at the park for just a little while.
  2. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    Twitter is just the place where most people go to say things to an eternally-listening crowd of people online that in the past, they would have said to their friends or spouse or themselves and just been done with it. Thus a bad sex joke that you'd normally just tell your friends in the bar or the mean observation that you'd make to your spouse about a reality show cast member become your public-facing personality. People get mad about "faux outrage" online when people dig up insensitive tweets, but the tweeter chose to put that out there as representative of how they think and feel, so...maybe just use Twitter to announce your next podcast going up or your new shirt being sold in the WWEShop and leave the personal opinions to the people who know you personally and are more willing to forgive you for saying some dumb shit. This is part of why I got married. When I feel the need to say some offensive shit, my wife patiently gives me that look that lets me know that I should think about what I just said and why it might be shitty or hurtful. Thankfully, this happens pretty rarely, but that's solely because she's made me a better person. Seth should have been making that remark to his significant other or his friends, not a faceless audience on Twitter.
  3. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    I mean, as Betsy pointed out earlier, he equated racial slurs with the term "mark," and he's defended Ric Flair calling black workers like Teddy Long racial slurs because, and I'm paraphrasing here, that's just how everyone talked back then! He's a dude that should stick to news blurbs and match reviews, but leave out the commentary on anything about human relations or people in general. His analytical skills in this area are, to put it really nicely, quite wanting.
  4. Smelly McUgly

    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    San Diego has nice beaches and a Bertos on every corner, plus at the level of racism that Boston has, extra racism is fairly negligible in its effect on day-to-day living in the city. Advantage, San Diego.
  5. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    I never said that everyone is pointing out hypocrisy to lessen how inappropriate Dave's comments are. I'm just saying that, "Where were they on Saudi Arabia" is irrelevant to their comments on what Meltzer said (though in fairness to at least one poster who discussed this very thing, Niners Fan explicitly says that the wrestlers have a good point about what Meltzer said, so Niners is obviously not trying to ignore their point because they were quiet on Saudi Arabia). For what it's worth, I understand why they were silent on Saudi Arabia; they are in a career with very little competition at the level where you actually can make a living in the business, and there is an oversupply of workers compared to employers in the market (the reverse-welders problem, I guess). I also think that it's likely that some wrestlers in the company want to dogpile Meltzer, which again doesn't mean that any salient points that they make are wrong. I do appreciate that Dave genuinely apologized. We're all going to be insensitive or rude sometimes, as that is the human condition. The best we can do is apologize and try to do better.
  6. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    I also don't really get the criticism of the "b-b-but what about Saudia Arabia" sort. First of all, it's a facile argument; whataboutism isn't a response to the original arguments that everyone made. We had those discussions about Saudi Arabia and whether or not the wrestlers should refuse to go, but they have nothing to do with the discussion of Meltzer's remarks re: Peyton Royce's body. If the implication is that the wrestlers who spoke out on one, but not the other are merely being hypocrites, and therefore their arguments re: sexism are somehow lesser, that's a classic ad hominem tu quoque fallacy. Hypocrisy itself is immaterial to the points that people are making about Meltzer's remarks.
  7. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    Well, men saying things about women's looks has a different context than men saying something about other men's looks because of the historical differences in how men's and women's looks are discussed and valued. It's not the same thing, really, even though on a surface level, it may seem to be.
  8. Smelly McUgly

    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    I love survivalist games, but the crafting and inventory menus are key. The Flame in the Flood had such user-unfriendly menus that I gave up on it; on the other hand, I found Don't Starve's menus unobtrusive enough that I could enjoy the core game.
  9. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    My bad, I got my backstage-shitter scumbag pro wrestlers mixed up.
  10. Smelly McUgly

    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    That's good to hear! I've heard only glowing things about it, so I'm excited to play it. I have been fiending for a WRPG, so I bought ME: Andromeda since it was only eight bucks on the PS Store in this flash sale. I played the first ME for maybe an hour, and that's it, so I'm hoping that I like this. If this is the worst game in the series and I enjoy it, I can't go wrong with playing the originals.
  11. Smelly McUgly

    2018 VIDEO GAME CATCH-ALL THREAD

    Dead Cells is on my list of things to play by the end of the year, right along with Yoku's Island Express.
  12. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    Huh, the racist and sexist weirdo who shit in women's bags liked touching his dick in front of people and trying to get them to shake his dong-covered hand? Wow, I'm shocked that a dude from the arguable worst state in the country has the values of your typical sex offender. Just. Shocked.
  13. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    Yeah, it seems like investors who didn't sell on the hopes that WWE would hit it big in their next rights negotiations were actually the opposite of idiots!
  14. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    I'm still baffled by the WWE's niche popularity contrasting with the money that it's making in rights fees, and I have to think that the coming correction in what networks will pay for just any type of live television will be enough to cause them to at least go into a concerted period of cost-cutting and talent-cutting.
  15. Smelly McUgly

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    I got into wrestling really early, at four or five. I remember watching WWF Superstars, WCW Saturday Night, *and* AWA on ESPN (we were lucky enough to have cable at our place). I was a massive stan of Randy Savage and The Rockers at first, and later on, of Bret Hart and DOOM. I had some AWA figurines that I wish I still possessed: I ran the same Rockers vs. Bockwinkel and Zybysco match over and over since those were the only figurines that I had for awhile, until I got some Hasbro WWF stuff (and a ring!).
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