Teh Squeaky Wheel
“God be praised!!”
See you in the early PMs, gerbils. Back from work. Gotta sleep.
Sleep well, Dv8. Good morning, GN!
Good morning, Wheelizens!
Hi, dv8 and Sven!
Hope some of the other seminar presentations are as entertaining and informative as the one you shared.
Based on my own experience, there’s a lot of truth to today’s thread pic. 😉
Re wrestling: The only times I ever watched it were in the late ’60s -- early ’70s on Saturday afternoons where the weather was too shitty to be outside. That was the era of Johnny Powers (“The Man of the Hour”), Dick “Bulldog” Brower and Sheik Abdul Farouk.
(Can’t believe I remember those names…)
In the mid-’80s, the recording studio I worked at was involved in an early custom digital audio project with Chick Hearn and Keith Erickson which was Lakers-related. (Both of them were very nice guys.)
One day Chick related an amusing anecdote dating back to the Lakers’ early tenure in Los Angeles. He still had obligations in MN and used to take a red-eye to Minneapolis every Friday so that on Saturday mornings, he could record his interviews with the winners of Saturday night’s wrestling matches. 🙂
Happy Wednesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8, Sven, Fatwa, and Mac!
My brother and I used to watch professional wrestling in the late 60’s and early 70’s. The only name I remember is Kinji Shibuya. My nephew became a professional wrestler on the local circuit. He did that part-time while getting his nursing degree and while working. Oh, and my grandfather dated Gorgeous George’s sister.
Hi, Mac and Paddy!
Oh, and my grandfather dated Gorgeous George’s sister.
Was she also gorgeous? 😉
Well, the Summit is over. Back to to the real world of teh bestest place ever.
Pro wrestling went through a lot of changes in the 90’s and all of it driven by Vince McMahon. Throughout most of its history, pro wrestling existed as numerous and independent regional enterprises. McMahon changed that model by gobbling up the smaller orgs leaving for the most part only WWF/WWE. The last serious attempt to compete with WWE occurred in the late 90’s by Ted Turner’s WCW under Eric Bischoff. For almost two years, WCW went head-to-head with WWE and beat them in the ratings every week. It’s a fascinating story with a great anecdote.
Ted Turner, who doesn’t like McMahon at all, purchases the southern regional WCW. He calls up McMahon and says “Guess what, Vince. I’m in the rasslin’ business.” McMahon responds with “Good for you, Ted. I’m in the entertainment business.”
I see that some Indian casinos are reopening with limited capacity like only every other slot machine active and no table games. Considering that slots make up to 90% of gaming revenue, I wonder how long that will last.
Listening to Apocalyptica do Metallica. Miss Harper turned me on to them.
In a similar vein.
How govt will treat those that think it’s safe to go outside their homes.
I’m doing a backyard stream. If anyone wants to join me it’s
That link only works when I’m live.
Also, it’s a skype meeting stream at the moment, so you can join in the meeting if you want at the link below. Evidently, you don’t need to have a skype account to use skype meeting like this:
(I shut off the skype stream)
I’m not on skype anymore, but I’m still on the stream link above. So you can join me in text chat if you want.
Sorry, dv8 -- I was trying to recruit a special education teacher, then prepping dinner (a new recipe for orange chicken that worked out really well!).
making my mouth water : )