Friday, September 2, 2016

This Week: Stargirl, Disney Closing Avengers Alliance, Follow Up From Jim Cornette and More

The order of which I talk about this weeks subjects is slightly different in my 'script' as you'll see below

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement…  Happy Labor Day Weekend everybody… let’s go over THIS WEEK… with the Superheroes…

First up a follow up, since the legendary Jim Cornette has the ‘Ask Jim’ page on his website,, I asked him if he would have gone to the WWF in 1983 if Jerry Lawler was the one who got the Hulk Hogan spot because of the opportunities it would have presented to guys in the Tennessee territory…. Jim’s response to me was the following:

“I may have GONE in 1983, but I doubt they'd have WANTED me as I was green & the shits. I sure wouldn't have learned the business in WWF like I did working for Watts & Dusty!”

I want to thank Mr. Cornette for taking the time to reply to my little question, which actually opens a lot of ‘What Ifs...’ as it relates to how things in pro wrestling could have been very different.

Marvel killed off The original Electro Max Dillon and a character called The Prowler in Amazing Spider-Man 17…  bumping off the original Electro is a bit interesting, as now Marvel can use the name with a new villain… which they basically do with the character of Francine, who killed both characters… and since this story also involves the Jackal, it means clones are involved as well…. And oh no… another clone saga… RUN FOR THE HILLS!

I kid of course… anyway, this week Disney announced that they will be shutting down the Marvel Avengers Alliance game, which has been a staple on Facebook for over four years. Now when it first launched I played it a lot, but the novelty kind of wore off because it was more of a grindfest than it needed to be… plus I ended up getting a Smart Phone and it had Marvel Future Fight, which was basically a superior version of Avengers Alliance in every way possible. So I’m not too upset about the Facebook game being shut down… plus it was getting pretty long in the tooth. I know a lot of folks are upset that it’s closing down, but that is the nature of online games.

The WWE sent out an NXT Survey and it… was asking how would I rate three people who really haven’t made much of an impact if at all on NXT… I’m betting the feedback they’ll receive is gone be ‘average’ to very negative.

Getting serious for a moment over on the American Prospect there was a great article regarding the crisis facing Afrocentric Schools.. and one thing that struck a cord with me was how it parallels the issues facing the Hasidic Yeshivas up in New York.. where because the focus on the education isn’t the same as in public schools… the test scores are quite low and the preparation for the every day world is always called into question and there are always issues of budgets and funding from the School Boards because these institutions are private. Now I went to a Catholic school as a kid for 7th and part of 8th grade… when got thrown out so hard that I bounced when I hit the pavement… but when I went back to a public school, one thing I noticed that while I was quite ahead on some subjects (History, English), I was behind on others (Math, Science)  which lead to some awkward moments, not to mention that grading standards were quite different as well… and so since then I’ve kind of had this perspective… if you’re a private / character educational institution… and if you aren’t able to stay above of the public school standard, then what are parents spending their money on?

A new trailer revealed that Stargirl will be apart of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, further making me think that on the CW-Verse, we’re going to fully see the Justice Society of America in some big way. In fact that will be awesome way to separate the shows from the DC movies which has the Justice League. Which reminds me I have to get around to reviewing a JSA comic at some point. Maybe that one where Batman accuses them of being traitors from beyond the grave!

Over at Atop The Fourth Wall, Linkara has gotten some heat for lingering on The Clone of Thor killing Goliath during the even comic Civil War… and I can understand why considering the climate of things these days, but hey it’s not like it’s the first time someone has pointed out how odd something is in retrospect. Now the part that amuses me is this: his 15 things wrong with Marvel’s Civil War comic… was uploaded on his way way back on July 4th, and only now people are having a problem with him having an issue with that aspect the story since its now un-hidden for the general audiences to watch it on YouTube. The delayed ‘anger’ and ‘over reaction’ some people have to such things is just hilarious, granted I deal with it pretty regularly in regards to some of my earlier videos, but it’s always good for a laugh.

And on that note, lets close up shop… enjoy the weekend everybody!

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