Monthly Archives: May 2011

3 Count #3 (May 22 – 30)

WWE Tough Enough

CM Punks “Macho Man” tights – How awesome were these?  Really?  Actually, let me throw in CM Punk’s elbow drop from Over The Limit along with those tights.  On third thought, let me throw in CM Punk’s “tribute” to Bret Hart by using his moveset directly in front of him throughout the tag match on RAW.  Man, CM Punk is awesome.

Booker T/Michael Cole on Smackdown – Cole needed to loose to Lawler at the most recent pay per view but his back and forth with Booker T on Smackdown is way more entertaining.  I honestly think Booker needs someone like Cole on the show alongside him..otherwise, he’d never stop talking.  Seriously.  You could make a drinking game out of an episode of Smackdown for everytime Book says “Now DATS what I’m talkin’ ’bout” or “Like I said..”.

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Movie Review: Bridesmaids

Kristin Wiig in Bridesmaids

I’ve never seen a movie like this before.  Well, let me elaborate that slightly.  I’ve never seen a movie with a predominately female cast like this before.  Judd Apatow produced and Kristen Wiig wrote a comedy that shatters the preconceptions of the “chick flick” category.  It proves that there is a place for talented and funny female ensembles that can achieve broad appeal across both sexes – and do it really, really well.

The film is about two childhood friends, Lillian & Annie, respectively played by Mya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig, living inChicago,Illinois.  Lillian becomes engaged and asks Annie to be her maid of honor, who immediately accepts.  While juggling her crumbling personal life, Annie is expected to bring together the wedding but is faced with some unexpected competition.  Helen, the wife of Lillian’s fiancé’s boss, is hijacking the wedding planning process right out from under Annie.  Annie’s jealousy kicks into high gear with hilarious results.

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Book Review: Bossypants

Tina Fey

In my opinion, biographies are the best possible option for audiobooks. This may come from my love of talk radio and podcasts or perhaps audio interviews in general but hearing the author talk about his/her life can be very satisfying. It can lend a quality that cannot be experienced while reading the physical book. In Tina Fey’s Bossypants, those qualities are Fey’s impressions, which are often hilarious (listen for Fey’s Alec Baldwin) as well as her natural skill for storytelling and sarcasm.

Her stories about growing up as the lucky daughter of the always stylish Don Fey, made me laugh out loud on more than one occasion. Her adventures in dating are both entertaining and sad at the same time. I can’t believe someone as awesome as Tina Fey ever had a hard time attracting the opposite sex.
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3 Count #2: Top 3 “Macho Man” Randy Savage Matches

Ooooooo... YEAH!

So, given what happened on Friday with the untimely passing of Randy Savage, I thought I would change things up with this weeks “3 Count”.  Rather than highlight the week that was in WWE, I thought I would share my 3 favorite “Macho Man” matches for you.

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Book Review: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest

Dear Mr. Larsson,

Stieg Larsson

What happened, buddy?

You and I were on such great terms! I loved the first two parts of Millennium series, especially the second installment.. and although some people found it annoying, your style of writing about every single thing everyone did in the run of a day was enjoyable.

Brandon woke up, turned off the alarm clock. He stepped out of bed and walked to the kitchen. He took out a loaf of bread and put two slices in the toaster. He waited until the bread was browned nicely on both sides and grabbed the butter. Applying a generous amount, he was standing before his breakfast.

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Book Review: The Final Testament of the Holy Bible

James Frey

I’m not a religious man by any means.

Growing up, my parents never involved me with any part of their religion. I was the kind of kid that had to attend church on Christmas and possibly Easter. Actually, organized religion sort of frightens me and I’m not really quite sure why. I think it has something to do with the religious fanatics that populate our world. Perhaps it’s the fact that some wars are started or heavily involved due to religious beliefs; that or it’s used as a motivational factor. I’ve often felt that the world would be a better place if we could all just do away with it altogether. I’m not saying that people who have religious beliefs are idiots – I just haven’t really been exposed to the good side of it. So, you can appreciate why I was a little weary when I heard that this was to be the subject of Frey’s next project. However, I remained hopeful.

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3 Count #1 (May 8-15, 2011)

Sin Cara vs. Daniel Bryan

Hey Folks,  here’s a new weekly feature!

I was trying to think of a few ways I could integrate a weekly wrestling article into the website.  I didn’t want to get too heavy-handed or get too in-depth.  As I was wracking my brain, trying to come up with something that people may want to actually read while also keeping it pretty straight forward and to the point – I miraculously thought of something.

In 3 count, I’m basically going to talk about 3 things.  They could be 3 great things or 3 terrible things.  I could even mix it up!   There are no rules!  NONE!  Well, other than the fact that I have to keep it to 3 items.  Without further adue, here is the first edition of 3 Count.

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Book Review: To Be The Man

Woooo!

The Best Ric Flair Photo I Could Find.

When I was 6 years old, I became a fan of the World Wrestling Federation. In fact, I was probably their ideal fan. We never subscribed to TBS, therefore, I had no exposure to World Championship Wrestling. There were a ton of talented guys back then who I had no idea even existed. One of which was Ric Flair.

When Vince brought Flair into the fold in 1991, I had no clue who this “old man” was. Why did he have a separate championship title? Why was Bobby Heenan going nuts over him? My only real memory of Flair as a kid was that Bret Hart had beaten him for his first World Wrestling Federation Heavyweight title (I was, and still remain, a huge fan of Bret).

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Movie Review: 127 Hours

James Franco in "127 Hours"

Ash and I really didn’t plan to go see this movie. We were actually going to go see “No Strings Attached”, the Kutcher/Portman Rom-Com about friends with benefits. It wasn’t until we looked at the show times and noticed that 127 Hours was actually in our theatre that we changed our mind. I’m very happy that we did.

James Franco tells the true story of Aron Ralston as he hikes through the canyon filled landscape of Utah. After meeting up with two other hikers and guiding them to their destination, Ralston continues on his own only to come into contact with a life changing experience. While passing a small canyon, Ralston slips and falls wedging his arm under a rock. Unable to free himself, the film recounts his struggle for survival as time ticks away – leaving him pinned for over 5 days.

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Book Review: Full Dark, No Stars

Stephen King Approves of this Review.

I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to pick this up. Not because I have any predisposed notions towards Uncle Stevie, it’s just that it’s a bunch of short stories and it’s uncharted territory for me when it comes to King (well, aside from Blockade Billy). I’ve read a fair bit of his longer fiction or stuff that’s over 300 pages (not that I consider 300 pages long). However, after reading the opener 1922, those worries quickly subsided.

King is writing on a common theme here and he elaborates on it in the afterword. Rather than exploring the supernatural world of fiction, he’s delving deep into the dark side of humanity.

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