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Mike Campbell

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  1. After Dynamite on Wednesday night, I finished reading "The Final Girl Support Group" by Grady Hendrix. It's a fun little murder mystery that pays obvious lip service to the horror/slasher film genre. It's reportedly being made into an HBO miniseries as well.
  2. The political nerd in me is waiting for August, and the release of Michael C. Bender's "Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost" So, to tide myself over until then, I've started reading Philip Rucker's "A Very Stable Genius"
  3. Reading has gotten away from me in the last few months, but I'm trying to get back into it. It'll hopefully be a lot easier after next month when I don't have the PT weekend job anymore. At the moment, I'm reading the novelization of the 2002 film "Insomnia." I really like the film (although it doesn't hold a candle to the original Norwegian film it's based on), and one thing I've learned over the last year or so is that novelizations always seem to have little tidbits or things that you don't necesarilly pick up on when you see the film.
  4. Here’s who I was originally talking about. Also listed were Ivelise, who’s already been cut, and Daniels as a wrestler, which seems to also have happened. Pineapple Pete too, but I guess he’s been gone for a while. Joey Janela Sonny Kiss Bear Country Evans/Angelico Luther/Serpentico Billy Gunn Leva Bates JD Drake Peter Avalon
  5. Their roster is way bloated right now. But, Andrade is someone worth going after. I'm hoping that the new show in August will help out in that regard and let them spread the talent around a bit more. I said it on twitter a month or two ago, there are probably at least twenty people on the roster that could be cut tomorrow, and I'd wager that the vast majority of AEW fans wouldn't even bat an eyelash about it.
  6. My wife is officially back in school. She's been accepted to WNMU (Western New Mexico University) to take online classes to earn her Bachelor's in English Literature. She's still got the worry in the back of her mind, that the principal will give the library position to someone else who's already got the degrees. The principal talked her off the ledge by telling her that someone with a lot more schooling probably won't want the starting pay involved in it. I further pointed out that, it's such a great story for the principal to tell people. This woman started as a substitute, not knowing week to week if she'd even be working, and then became a teacher assistant. Then, while still working for the school, she went back to school herself and got a Bachelor's Degree to become a permanent staff member. What a great success story to tell people about how much the school wants it's staff to be more successful!
  7. It looks like I'll be bidding farewell to my part time weekend side gig come July. My wife is currently a teaching assistant, but has made it clear to the Principal that she'd like to be working in the LIbrary, which is a position that has needed filling for quite a while now. She had her meeting with the Principal on Tuesday, and she was told that they need to post the job opening and wait 30 days for people to apply. However (read between the lines here), it's up to the Principal who gets the job, and it's based on not just qualificatons but also who is clearly passionate about it, as well as who she feels is the right fit for the school. And this comes with a huge bump in pay. She'd already told my wife that she can expect a hefty raise, and when she put some numbers on the table, hefty is actually an understatement........
  8. I’ve never heard anything about his thoughts on that one. I know he loathed the film version of Patriot Games. And I recall him joking about being the author of novel that Phil Alden Robinson ignored when he talked about The Sum of All Fears.
  9. After I'd been looking forward to it for over a year, I watched Tom Clancy's Without Remorse on Amazon Prime tonight. As much as I enjoyed it as a standalone action film, I feel pretty comfortable saying that the late Mr. Clancy would have hated it with a passion. The film has the overall spirit of the novel as far as a revenge mission, and the usual twists and turns associated with Clancy's works (and the films that are loosely based on them).
  10. He was always the nicest dude, even when I first started posting on wrestling forums and didn't know a wristlock from a wristwatch, he'd always politely and respectfully set me straight. When I started posting here regularly again a couple of years ago, he PM'd me when he saw I'd moved from NY to NM, and we chatted a bit about how much different it really is out here. Rest easy, John.
  11. For real, I think the NWA Women's TItle is probably more prestigeous than the AEW one at this point. Since she won the title, aside from the PPV match with Thunder Rosa, has Shida had any notable matches? She sure as hell hasn't had any meaningful programs or feuds for the title. So far, here's what I'm thinking is the lineup for the 12/2 Dynamite Moxley vs Omega Triangulo de la Muerte vs. Kingston/Blade/Bunkhouse Butch Serena Deeb/Thunder Rosa vs. Dr. Britt Baker/Reba Darby/Cody/Dustin vs. Cage/Starks/Hobbs
  12. I've been saying it for a while now. Intentional or not, John Silver's goofball in contrast to ultra serious Brodie looks just like Raven and Stevie Richards. Silver's PPV match with Cassidy only made it more clear that he can definitley be somebody in the promotion. The other thing that bothers me about the Dark Order is when they bring out the masked dudes with only numbers, Excalibur basically shits on it. Justin Roberts introduces them at "5" or "10" and Excalibur is telling everyone that they're Alan Angels and Preston Vance.
  13. I'm thinking it'll be the same thing as the Mike Tyson deal. He'll make a one-off appearance, and it'll transition into Cody feuding with some other heel.
  14. I was completely expecting it, since they played the video last week, but I still marked out when THE BASTARD~! returned. Triangulo de la Muerte vs. King/Blade/Bunkhouse Butch makes perfect sense right now that the Allie storyline with looks like it's wrapped up and King is done with Mox. I kind of wish they'd gone the other way and had Pac return and the Lucha Bros turn on King, and let him cut babyface promos about Pentagon being his best friend.
  15. I was really looking forward to seeing the Browns/Colts game, and figured it'd be on CBS.
  16. How many wins for Da Bears this season?
  17. Someone finally blinked in the onoing battle between Roku and Peacock, featuring whomever runs the Peacock twitter to constantly telling people to "squak to Roku" if they wanted to see Peacock's content streaming there. If they'd only add the first twelve seasons of the original L&O then I'd have no problem dropping the bucks for the premium tier membership.
  18. I was at work and having a good day, and then my phone alert went off and I got a FB message from the sister of my childhood best friend. He's about six months younger than me, he'd just turned 37 in July, and he passed away from heart failure. He'd had some sort of undiagnosed heart condition. He'd had a lot of back problems and was having back surgery, which I'd known about because he'd mentioned being excited about having it finally moved up. Apparently, the strain of recuperation was too much for his heart. His parents came to see how he was holding up and found him. For obvious reasons, I was no longer in a good mood and having a good day at work.
  19. When someone points out some of the absurdly great matches he hasn't give the five asterisks to, he'll reply that those matches are from different eras, and ought to not be compared to today's matches.
  20. The last few days have been unseasonably cold (for New Mexico, probably not the rest of the country), so when the wife was making a starbucks run I passed on my usual cold brew coffee with salted cold foam in favor of the carmel apple spice, since I was in the mood for hot apple cider. And I'm pretty much addicted at this point. The wife tried it and loved it too, so she got herself one today only she subbed the apple for peach juice and says it tastes peach cobbler.
  21. Someone I considered a good friend, is no longer my coworker. She was a good friend, but a real shitty coworker. She was always late and calling out. Because she and the boss were friends, she'd basically be joined at her hip and do as little as possible. Her and I once almost got into it on the phone because I was calling to find out where she was since she was 20 minutes late and she kept insisting that she was off that day. The end came when the company was looking for a mid managment level person to work the night shift. She put it for it and flat out told everyone that she was quitting if she didn't get it, and several other people didn't apply for it because it was assumed that she'd just get it anyway. Well, when the higher ups were going over the applicants and saw how often she was late and missed work, they were questioning why the hell was she even still employed, let alone thinking that she was the right choice to promote. So, to paraphrase Jim Cornette "They were really far apart."
  22. Archer winning the battle royal all but cemented that Mox was winning the title match. I'm fine with Mox winning, if it leads to something decent for MJF. Such as him taking a couple of weeks off to lick his wounds, and coming back with an even bigger mean streak. Both tag matches were excellent, and while the big match is Bucks vs. FTR, I can't help but think that FTR and Jurrasic Express are going to tear things up on TV sooner rather than later. Shida vs. Thunder Rosa was damn fine wrestling as well. If AEW doesn't make her an offer, or tries to lowball her, then Tony Khan is an even bigger jackass than he already showed himself to be by restarting the Hardy match.
  23. I completely agree. I wish the regular announce team could be Tony, Taz, and Veda Scott.
  24. I feel like FTR winning makes the most sense, so I'm somewhat nervous that it won't happen. Kenny's newfound mean streak combined with Page being pissed about being dumped by the Bucks will bring them closer together or some other such bullshit. The ideal finish in my head is the champs trying the Last Call, but Dax holds Kenny back, and Cash ducks so that Page lariats Kenny. Page gets tossed to the floor and into the rail. Spike piledriver to Kenny. 1-2-3 new champions.
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