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This Week... Followups, Chooch, Brock Lesnar & More!
(Below is my script and notes for this weeks episode on the topics I wanted to touch on)
Hello Dwellers and
Welcome To The Basement…
It’s Friday! Lets
Go Over This Week With The Superheroes…
Or actually, it’s
more of FOLLOW-UP Friday, as I got some feedback and stuff to go over
from recent and older videos that might as well get put together here
But first, at the
time of this video, I’ve cracked 70 subscribers, and I’m very
grateful to even have that many with how erratic the majority of the
content on this pokey little YouTube channel is.
Something that was
asked was why didn’t I include a clip from Elvis Aloha From Hawaii
in the ‘From The Vault’ video this week, well, and I thought
about it, but decided against it, cause I am not messing with Elvis
Presley Enterprises… if a whack job like Tommy Wiseau can’t try
screwing with a video of a him being interviewed, do I want those
controlling Elvis’s image coming down on me?
Earlier this week I
asked the question of What If Hulk Hogan Never Went To The WWE, who
would’ve been the #1 face…. And a name that I totally forgot
about was Paul Orndorff. As pointed out by Wonkey Ninja, who has a
great channel you should check out. Now Mr. Wonderful certainly had
size, charisma and certain was a hell of a performer who came across
as a total badass so he could fill the role in a different way than
many of others I mentioned. Some of the match ups that Hogan had
could actually be improved upon, in particular King Kong Bundy in the
Also to check out Wonkey Ninja's channel, click HERE!
So this past week,
there was a guy with a convoluted screen name, going on about how
Batman was never for kids because ‘Batman murdered people’,
here’s the thing, Most if not all of the mysterious heroic
characters coming out of the Pulp Novel era and early comics killed
people and thy were aimed at kids, cause they were the ones buying
the comics… and Robin was introduced because kids weren’t that
into Batman as those who worked on Detective comics would’ve liked.
Can’t argue with the facts.
Carlos Ruiz of the
Philadelphia Phillies has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers…
and basically Los Angeles is where Phillies players go at the end of
their career for one last try at greatness. That said, Ruiz being
traded nearly closes the book on the run the Phillies had from 2007
to 2011 (Ryan Howard is still on the roster). Chooch was truly a
corner-stone, the man who didn’t get all the glory because of guys
like Rollins, Utley and Howard… but he was the man that without
him, it’s arguable the Phillies make the 2008 playoffs, but I doubt
they win the World Series that year. I fully expect Chooch to be up
on the Phillies Wall of Fame within a few years once he retires.
Last night here in
the Basement, I did a Lets Play video of Metal Slug, and over on my
blog, I did the formal review of the game. And one of the thing I
touched on was how arcade games have been getting re-released in the
modern era… but with unlimited ‘quarters’, or continues. Which
is great for online play, and just killing time. But at the same
time, I have to wonder what games are going to get this to happen,
and I think about a lot of Konami… The Simpsons, Aliens, Wild West
COW BOYS of Moo Mesa and Bucky O’Hare all come to mind… and
instantly realize the problem… and it’s the licensing rights,
which was an issue with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Turtles in Time
when that was re-released a few years ago…. If the publishers and
developer were awarded the license, it means they could lose said
license and these games sit unused. I’m really hoping at some point
these games and others get a new lease on life.
I want to touch on
this, because it shows just how pathetic the WWE is when it comes to
Brock Lesnar, according the Wrestling Observer, the entire thing that
went down to close out SummerSlam was indeed a work to try and raise
question on what was ‘real’ and what wasn’t… however
apparently Randy Orton was planning to have an ACTUAL MATCH! You
know, to give the people what they PAID TO SEE… but no, it was
thrown out to make Lesnar look strong, even though Lesnar hasn’t
drawn a fucking dime in years for the WWE.. and on top of that, Orton
was convinced that Brock would just graze him with an elbow to cut
him open without hurting him. HOW THE FUCK IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?!
Answer it IS NOT! So what we got was Lesnar going into business for
himself, beating the holy hell out of Orton and him needed ten
STAPLES to close the wound. And because of this stupidity, this lead
to Chris Jericho apparently going up to Michael Hayes, the guy who
came to Brock Lesnar’s defense after Dean Ambrose exposed him for
being lazy, and Hayes blowing Jericho off when he wanted to know it
was a work, that it was planned… and then a confrontation between
Jericho and Lesnar…
And to think, this
whole fucking mess couldn’t been avoid it if a) Lesnar was a lazy
piece of garbage and b) if the WWE went with having a straight up
match between the two, instead of the same boring crap we’ve gotten
out of Lesnar, who I hope is not resigned the next time his contract
But if the WWE wants
to blend reality and fiction, doing what happened on Talking Smack is
the way to do it. With the Miz TELLING THE TRUTH About Daniel Bryan.
For those who missed it, Bryan called The Miz a ‘coward’ with how
he wrestles, a safe, WWE style, and then The Miz went to town pointed
out rightfully that he has never been injured, and Daniel Bryan,
because of his reckless approach to wrestling is now retired. But it
got really good when Bryan said ‘they wouldn’t let him, which
lead the Miz to rightfully ask ‘Why don’t you quit, if you love
wrestling so much, why don’t you go back to the bingo halls.’
This also shines a
light and raises questions about how Daniel Bryan as a person refuses
to understand what happened to him with his commentary on the
Cruiserweight Classic, loving guys throw caution to the wind like he
did, and at the same time rapidly shortening their careers with blows
to the head and taking chances in the ring that just wear down the
body rapidly. So I have to ask what the fuck is wrong with Daniel
Bryan… scratch that… Bryan Danielson, is his brain that screwed
up to not realize what happened to him can and will end up happening
to the guys he likes, there’s a reason why high risk spots were
done few and far between… it’s because it shortens careers and
Hello Dwellers and Welcome To Comics From The Basement…
Comic Books that act as an expanded universe for a franchise seen only on TV, Video Games or Movies are pretty cool in my book.
They get to either bring back characters and concepts that were one and done, which provides familiarity and acts like a gateway to get non-comic readers a reason to pick up a comic. Which is the case of this weeks comic: Star Trek The Next Generation #36…
And yeah, I’ve had this copy for years since I don’t have the back cover any more and am Iucky to still have the front cover.
But as you can tell from the cover, it features the return of Ardra.
For those of you who may not know: Ardra was the antagonist in the season four episode, ‘Devil’s Due’, where the Enterprise-D responds to a distress call from a planet that was being tormented by a person claiming to be their Devil. Ardra in actuality is a con-woman who uses her knowledge of the planet’s culture along with devices like transporters, holograms a…
Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... It's MONDAY?! Um Yes it is! Regardless! Lets Play Star Trek Online!
Okay, why am I doing this today instead of tomorrow? Well for those of you who may not know, I am a wrestling fan, and the WWE Draft is tomorrow night, and there is also a simulcast taking place on the WWE Network as well as the USA Network, so I want to be able to get the full experience! Which means! We get to the next mission here in this series a day early, instead of doing it late on Wednesday!
This week's mission is Vorgon Conclusions, and this ties into where we were in the Future Proof arc with Kal Dano, the Vorgons are going after him and the Tox Uthat, and it's a chase through out time, we're going to the 27th Century, the 22nd Century where the Enterprise and the Tai'Kir (a Vulcan ship) is dealing with Tholians in the episode 'Future Tense' from season two, and then it's a jump to the 24th century during the the Dominion War and …