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Discussion in 'Movies, TV and Music' started by That Phat Hat, Mar 16, 2011.
Ronny James Dio one year ago today. Oh, the shit you can learn from facebook friends.
Randy Savage bites the big one (slim Jim probably). OH YEAH!
Wow. He ended up looking like Terry Pratchett.
Wow. Only 58. I always hate hearing about people having medical emergencies while driving.
As sad and premature as it is, this feels like the least tragic professional wrestler death ever.
Would things change if the heart attack was a result of drugs?
I guess so. But at least he made it to his late 50s and it wasn't a suicide. Pretty low standards, I know.
a lot of 'roids went into that body.
Yet for me, I probably have more fondness for him than any other person in the professional wrestling world.
Just because he was so damn funny. His whole schtick/persona cracked me up.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53hiHAkK6KA&feature=related"]YouTube - Macho Man on coke‏[/ame]
I just found this, so maybe he had some help with the craziness.
Plus, whoever that announcer is, he has to be one of the greatest straight men in history. Seriously -- his voice, his demeanor, his gameness -- that guy's amazing as well.
"Mean" Gene Okerlund.
I watched a lot of pro wrestling in college because that's what my roommates watched. I loved how he never ceased to be surprised by an unannounced wrestler entering the ring or an illegal move being performed while the referee was incapacitated.
I think of something slightly different when I read "Pro wrestling."
I was never a wrestling guy, but that video was hilarious, Crimen y Castigo.
"Oh Yeahhhh!" was likely his last words.
Iconic Australian actor Bill Hunter (Gallipoli, Muriel's Wedding, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Strictly Ballroom, and many more) has carked it at 71.
I could watch old Randy Savage promos every single day and twice on Sundays and never get tired of them. Peep this. 180 degrees! Another 360!
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK7J0jYKpiY"]YouTube - randy savage interview‏[/ame]
I'm in my 30s so I watched a lot of WWF at that time. I tweeted something yesterday afternoon along the lines of "You see we grew up on things like this (the Macho Man clip) and you understand all you need to know about men of my generation." It was a throwaway line, but the more I think about it the more I believe it. I'm not going to embark on any sociological journeys right now, but I can't help thinking there's something to the fact that right in the middle of the Reagan years, 11 year olds like me were being regularly exposed to stuff like these surreal drug-fueled id solos. Muhammad Ali meets Robert Frost meets Ren and Stimpy in this particular case, and every bit as subversive as the latter from this perspective.
They really don't make them like that any more. Neither the promos (now scripted by washed-out Hollywood hacks) nor the wrestlers - who are nowhere near as hysterically cracked yet charismatic, in or out of character.
Don't even get me started on old Ultimate Warrior promos. Those are another world of crazy.
Speaking of the Macho Man and the Ultimate Warrior....
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One of the defining moments of my childhood. Worlds greatest moment of chivalry at 10:40 of the 3rd video.
Gene's son was part of the Miracle on Ice team that won the gold in lake placid
No he didn't. I could name that roster by heart.
However, after viewing his wiki page, his son played on the 1988 Olympic team in Calgary that got kicked around a bit. The only good thing from that roster was Brian Leech and Mike Richter.
Just checked the roster and, yeah, that's a pretty weak team. But I'd say that Chris Terreri had a pretty decent career. Craig Janney had a few good years too. Peter Laviolette was on that team too, not that we think about him much as a player these days.
...as Martin Brodeour's backup. He played for Lou Lamarillo at Providence.
Get yer hockey outta my dead people!
Can't we just put the NHL in this thread as something marginally famous?
Cranky CNBC anchor dude who was paired with the chick with Steve Carell's nose. Never bothered to learn his name. RIP anyhoo
Mark Haines, CNBC Host and Interviewer, Dies at 65 - N.Y. Times
I can't believe S-Q-U-A-W-K is a banned word here!!!
"**********k on the Street" is an odd name for a financial news show, but I never really got stock market lingo.
What's bad about **********k? I'm normally good about knowing other meanings, but **********k is **********k. Shit, you can say "shit." What's wrong with "**********k?"