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Friday, October 29, 2010


Hey folks! Just a quick little update today. I have a very busy weekend ahead working both a concert and the load out for Beauty and the Beast. I'm not looking forward to the concert, since the performer in question is Justin Beiber. I really don't see what all the fuss is. Beyond the fact that he's pretty average looking, he also has zero talent. His singing voice is one of the worst I have ever heard, and I still hold a grudge over his butchering the opening line of the We Are The World remake. With that said, money is money, and I still need to earn a living.

Anyway, enough ranting, enjoy the video.

This cover has actually been around for a few years now, but it's still really weird to see a Disney/Marilyn Manson team up. I suppose weirder things have happened. Perhaps in the future, we'll see Rob Zombie do a cover of Zip-A-Dee-Do-Da! A lot of credit goes out to composer Danny Elfman. He had long thought that a Manson cover of This is Halloween would work and, luckily, Disney chief Bob Iger agreed.

Well, that just about does it. I'll be back next time with some new comics, and maybe even a couple of pics. Have a safe and awesome Halloween and try not to party too hard. We all got school or work the next day! Well, I don't, but I sure somebody does.

Until next time, I'll catch y'all later!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Hey folks, sorry about missing last week. It's been crazy busy for me lately. Between a pick up in my work schedule and continued work on my book, I just haven't had much free time lately (In the last two weeks alone I've worked three conventions, done a full lighting restore and worked both the Carrie Underwood and Shakira concerts!). I haven't even had time to just plain hang out! Hopefully, things will settle down a little next week, so I can decorate my house and carve my pumpkins for Halloween. To make up for lost time, I'm doing a double post this week, so try to enjoy the videos.

Ah, it just wouldn't be Halloween without the Ghostbusters. Hands down one of the greatest movies ever made, I've always loved this film. An interesting tidbit about this video is that one of the celebrity cameos, John Candy, was supposed to play Luis in the film. Unfortunately, he was contracted to do Splash for Disney, and wasn't able to commit. Funny thing is, as much as I admired John Candy, I really can't imagine anybody but Rick Moranis playing Luis now. In the end, I think it worked out for everbody.

It's also interesting to note that Huey Lewis and the News were offered the Ghostbusters theme but turned it down, thinking the movie wouldn't be successful (Smooth Move Einstein!). He eventually sued, claiming that Ray Parker, Jr. used the music from Lewis' song I Wanna New Drug. The whole mess was eventually settled out of court and Lewis went on to do the music for Back to the Future. Quite frankly, it's hard to say who really won this battle. Both movies were wildly popular and are still loved to this day. Lewis had a far more successful career, but Parker's Ghostbusters theme was far more popular than the Lewis' Back to the Future songs, Power of Love and Back in Time. I happened to like all the songs.

And now it's time for round two...

I don't have much info on the story behind this video, other than my brother Dante and me used to laugh our asses off at this thing when we were little. I have to admit, this video has a slightly different feeling for me this year, having lost my cousin a few months back. But laughter has always been the best medicine for me, and this video is tasteful, or as tasteful as a funeral gone awry can be I guess. Ray Stevens was "Weird" Al before there even was a Weird Al. I've always been a big fan of his, and I hope to post more of his videos in the future.

Well, that just about does it. I hope to be back next time with another Halloween themed post to set the mood for All Hallows Eve. Until then, I'll catch y'all later!

Friday, October 8, 2010


Since it's October, and since so many of you seem to really enjoy my wrestling posts, especially my old pal Eddy, here's another gem from wrestling's past!

In 1991, nothing was going right for WCW. They fired Ric Flair, lost their championship belt (long story), and their new world champ, Lex Luger, wanted out of the business. With Halloween Havoc rapidly approaching, things needed to improve. Halloween Havoc was always a mixed bag for WCW. Some years it was fairly decent, while other years it was downright terrible. The 1991 show fell into the later category. With everything having hit rock bottom, WCW threw their remaining draws into a cage, tossed in an electric chair, and dubbed the main event "The Chamber of Horrors"!

Yes, you read that right, an electric chair, or, as WCW dubbed it, the "Chair of Torture!" You see, Turner brass felt that an electric chair might sound scary or offensive, despite this being a Halloween-themed show. Funny, they never saw any offense in naming wrestlers after Nazi codes or dressing a pair of wrestlers up as slaves, but they sure saw an electric chair as being a potential lawsuit.

Anyway, I'll spare you a match description here. The whole thing sucked, despite having Sting, the Steiner Brothers, Scott Hall (as the Diamond Stud), Cactus Jack, Big Van Vader, Abdulah the Butcher and, just for laughs, El Gigante (who sadly passed away recently). The whole point was to strap your opponent into the chair and flick the switch, which hilariously fell into the "ON" position a few times during the match (Check the 1:55 part of the video; you can see a ref put it back!).

(Editor's Note: The original video of this match has long since been deleted by YouTube after WWE got mad.  Sorry CRAZIES)

Anyway, that was pretty much it. The only real highlight of the show was the shocking revelation of Ravishing Rick Rude as the WCW Halloween Phantom. His debut was about the only positive thing to happen to WCW that year.

There was also Eric Bischoff in his vampire costume, thus earning him the permanent nickname of...  Well, a name that's not very PC by today's standards, but longtime wrestling fans remember it well. (For pictures, check out!)

Well, that's all for now. Until next time, I'll catch y'all later!

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Alright! October is finally here! Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays of the year, so this month every post will include a Halloween themed video. I can't guarantee a weekly onslaught here, as my work schedule is about to pick up, but I do have some great videos planned for when I do post, including another hilarious moment from wrestling's past. So sit back and enjoy one of the greatest songs ever made from one of music's all time greatest bands, Oingo Boingo!

Seriously people? Is there any better way to kick off October than with a Dead Man's Party?

There aren't a whole lot interesting tidbits behind the song, other than it made its debut in the film Back to School, a hilarious romp starring the late great Rodney Dangerfield (It's sad to think that there is now a whole generation of kids out there who don't know about this movie or who Rodney was!). All I know is, if somebody could have gotten Oingo Boingo to play at one of the dorm parties at San Diego State, I might have enjoyed my time there a lot more.

Anyway, enough yapping, enjoy the comics!

There's a lesson to be learned here: be careful who you moon!

Well, that's all for now. I'll be back next time with a funny wrestling post that is truly horrifying!
Until next time, I'll catch y'all later!