Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Anatomy of a Psycho

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In the past couple of weeks I had a number of movies donated to the Basement to be featured as content subjects for my From The Vault segment. And since quite a few could be great viewing for Halloween based on their titles. And so my first film from this batch to watch... 1961's Anatomy of a Psycho...


This is the first film I've ever seen starring Ronnie Burns... and to be honest I never knew George Burns and Grace Allen had a kid... turns out they adopted a couple, pretty cool... and I realize I called Ronnie Burns 'Mickey' in my vlog, cause I knew what I wanted to talk about but ahead of myself.

The ending really does irk me, as the film basically stops... it's really unsatisfying considering everything that was being built up. Even if this is a totally average movie, it does work, but the final five minutes totally fail everything, and we are left wanting a proper conclusion.

And yeah I have to say this Pamela Lincoln (who played Pat) was quite gorgeous... love the look she has in this film regardless of the scene. 

Should say that Ed Wood co-wrote the screen play, but under an assumed name... guess he didn't want to be associated with something fairly decent?

While the film was released on DVD in 2001, the DVD that was donated to me was from 2006 through Alpha Home Entertainment, and came with a mini-catalog that featured an ad for that infamous Paula Abdul & Randy Jackson Ultimate Voice Coach CD-DVD set.

Agents of Shield Directing A SmackDown

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This week we got another good episode of Agents of SHIELD with 'Meet The New Boss', and a fairly fun episode of SmackDown... and in this video I'm talking about both shows... plus I even talk a little TNA, since there are rumors about it being for sale.

Special Task Force Mission: Bug Hunt (Advance, 9/27/2016)

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Had some free time, and thus did a Special Task Force Mission for tonight's Lets Play video, this time it's Bug Hunt... and I probably should've used Zagreus instead of Raz. Still it was a fun run, even if my character got knocked around quite a bit.

This particular run was on the advance settings, which is fairly difficult, with more objectives and tough enemies... and for all intents and purposes my character was not totally prepared. Still thicks started off on a good solid front, but then things got tough when jumping down a fissure, and the team  got swarmed badly, normally it's a simple portion, but it was just brutal to get through.


The Fascinating and Forgotten History of the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... From 1981 to 2001, the WWF Light Heavyweight Championship had a wild history, from a title created out of a working relationship between two promotions to being part of the J-Crown and technically defended at WCW's Starrcade 96 to being abandoned like yesterday's garbage by the WWE,  I go over as much as I was able to learn about the forgotten title...

Additional Commentary From The Basement

While I touched on this briefly, a big reason why guys left EMLL to form the UWA was because of nepotism, which is still a problem in the world of pro wrestling today, with people getting opportunities because of who they are related too instead of based on their actual ability, we see this a lot with the Anoa'i clan. Too bad the days of guys getting fed up with it and saying, you know what, I'm gonna go form my own promotions are long dead. Sure Jeff Jarrett went and formed TNA, but how many other wrestlers will go out and do that these days because of how things in the WWE are done?

 Moving on, It blows my mind that Chris Adams held the WWF Light Heavyweight Title and never worked for the WWE at all, one would've thought he would've made it there, even for a brief time based on his ability. But his personal demons and issues probably cost him the oportunity... but he Benoit made it to New York and that worked out well... well for a few years at least before his demons reared their ugly head. All kidding aside I think with the physical issues of the Dynamite Kid, and Davey Boy Smith not really being all that great a singles wrestler, Chris Adams would've made a great tag team partner for him.

It really does bother me that while the WWE acknowledges the whole history of some titles... they don't for the Light Heavyweight Title, I know they don't acknowledge all the title changes for the first Women's Championship either that originated with Mildred Burke in the 1930s, but Moolah being the (rhymes with runt) that she was probably had some 'terms and conditions' as it related to selling the title to the McMahons in the 1980s. Regardless, the Light Heavyweight Title's history would prior to 1997 would allow the WWE to acknowledge quite a number of Lucha Libre stars for probably the first time ever. 

I would love to know where the Light Heavyweight Championship itself is... it's probably in the WWE's warehouse collecting dust, and I was serious about seeing X-Pac come out with it to challenge TJ Perkins to a unification match, to give the title some proper closure. Hell if the freakin' Hardcore Championship could be unified with the Intercontinental Championship, why not finally do the same for the Light Heavyweight Title. You get X-Pac on a pay-per-view one more time to put over Perkins.  

Monday, September 26, 2016

Ivy Sprouts Up On Gotham & An Okay RAW

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I'm in a much better mood than earlier, cause Ivy sprouted up on Gotham called 'Burn The Witch', I give my thoughts on that and other parts of tonight's episode, plus thoughts on Monday Night RAW as well!

Talking About Pets

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If in this vlog I seem angry, upset, it's because an essay by Rutgers Law Professors Gary Francione and Anna Charlton about having pets is immoral has pissed me right the hell off. You can read their  crap at https://aeon.co/essays/why-keeping-a-pet-is-fundamentally-unethical

Sunday, September 25, 2016

WWE Clash of Champions Reactions

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WWE Clash of Champions went off the air at 11:08 PM EST... and it took me a while to get my notes together for my vlog, but it's now up, and I have various thoughts and opinions regarding what I saw live on the WWE Network 

Match Results
 Nia Jax defeated Alicia Fox
Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated Anderson & Gallows
Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins defeated Brian Kendrick
Cesaro and Sheamus fought to a no-contest 
Chris Jericho defeated Sami Zayn
Women's Champion Charlotte defeated Bayley & Sasha Banks
Roman Reigns defeated U.S. Champion Rusev for the title
Universal Champion Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins