Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Your Midweek Links: BUY THE QUARTERLY

2/3s of the ultimate Fire Pro Trio, according to Brandon Stroud
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It's hump day, so here are some links to get you through the rest of the week.


- Me and my blogging Bro-bert Plant Mitch from PizzaBodySlam did a podcast that had our fellow Fair to Flair cohort K. Sawyer Paul run in and cause outside interference. [Episode 6: Darkness on the Edge and Christian of Town]

- My Camel Clutch Blog column this week, all about my begrudging acceptance of Christian's new role as Smackdown's top heel. [Learning to Live with Christian's Heel Turn]

- My latest for Fair to Flair, on whether the WWE needs CM Punk or not... now with DISQUS comments! [Does WWE Need CM Punk?]

- Fair to Flair Quarterly! Have you ordered your copy yet? I keep telling you the best deal is $10 for the e-reader copy. It's cheaper and greener! PLUS you support about a dozen websites doing good work in the field of wrestling journalism. [A Beautiful Neighborhood]

Wrestling Links:

- 10 Questions with Kellie Skater [Dirty Dirty Sheets]

- You Can't See the Dallas Mavericks [South Atlanta Wrestling]

- Randy Orton gets propositioned for sodomy on Twitter. Hilarity ensues. [PizzaBodySlam Tumblr]

- Jerome Willen argues that R-Truth should be WWE Champion... [Camel Clutch Blog]

- ...but Trey Irby thinks that Truth should really be nowhere near the title for the time being (ditto Cody Rhodes) [Wrestling Theory]

- Razor flashes back to a year ago, when the Nexus changed the WWE landscape [Kick-Out Wrestling]

- Andre Harrison, meanwhile, takes the opportunity on the anniversary of its beginning to look at where the angle ultimately went wrong. [The Harrison Analysis]

- Beth Phoenix says the Divas aren't this close-knit sorority that is sometimes alluded to on screen. I AM SO SHOCKED. [Diva Dirt]

- Stephen T. Stone looks at Slammiversary. [Grapple Kingdom]

- The most compelling argument for wrestling as theater you'll ever read. [Fair to Flair]

- Does Mick Foley regret leaving Impact Wrestling? [Cageside Seats]

- 24 Biggest Wrestling Conspiracies Ever [TruTV]

- Dave Lagana podcasts with the barrister of the Embassy, Robert Evans [I Want Wrestling]

- The Best and Worst of RAW, 6/13, or how Big Zeke, Sin Cara and AmDrag are the best Fire Pro tag team in WWE history [With Leather]

Jamie Dobson Interviews:

- Super Tiger II

- Mike Dennis

Non-Wrestling Links:

- Charity alert! Kisses for Kyle Phillies block party is June 23rd! If you're in the area, go and help support childhood cancer research! [I Want to Go to the Zoo with Roy Halladay]

- Von Miller is... FOOTBALL HIPSTER [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

- Gwyneth Paltrow - Fat Shamer (Click through to see a .gif of Harley Morenstein from Epic Meal Time saying FUCK SALAD) [Uproxx]

- Speaking of EMT... bacon weave manicotti, for the haters. Smart. [Epic Meal Time]

- Cole Hamels is probably the best non-Roy Halladay pitcher on the Phillies staff right now. The only bad news to that? He's gonna want to get paid, and soon. [Phillies Nation]

- Is it bad for you to hold farts in? Yes, Drew Magary got that exact question at Deadspin. [Deadspin]

- The pros and cons of owning a smartphone [The Oatmeal]

- Still reeling from Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones? Read this! [Unreality Mag]

- Still reeling even after reading that recap? Here's some catharsis in the form of Tyrion slapping the shit out of Joffrey on loop set to Led Zeppelin. [Topless Robot]

- Bill Simmons' Game 6 NBA Finals retro diary [Grantland]

- If only LeBron played hockey... [Sports Pickle]

- Review of X-Men: Overnight Mail [Comic Books and Whatever]

- Did you want to see a collection of pictures of celebrities holding vinyl records? Of course you did! Plus, Joan Collins used to be smoking hot. [Buzz Feed]

- Terry Pratchett and the case for dying with dignity [Gamma Squad]

- Wear sunscreen, and by sunscreen, I mean human blood [The Onion]

- Schwetty Balls: The Ice Cream [Warming Glow]

- Absolutely brilliant. [Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal]

- A Knicks fan reflects on the NBA season [Hugging Harold Reynolds]

- Super cool retro poster for The First Avenger: Captain America [Blast-o-Rama]

- Hey, you a gamer? Well, prepare to get fucked by the industry. [Cracked]

- Dan Shanoff with a thoughtful response to the NBA Finals [Quickish]

- Terrelle Pryor leaves Ohio State to go to... Ohio State? [Every Day Should Be Saturday]

- Move over Chuck Norris, Sean Bean, aka Alec Trevalyan, Boromir and Ned Stark, is the new most badass mofo ever. [Film Drunk]

- Why dead kids make bad laws [Reason]

- Is the Heisman Andrew Luck's to lose? [Dr. Saturday]

- A look at new head coaches for three NHL teams [Puck Daddy]

- iTunes Store costs Apple $1.3 billion a year to maintain. [Cult of Mac]

- And if you weren't sick of the basketball links here already, Burnsy tells LeBron James how he can deal with his haters in a way that isn't "Haha, you have crappy lives and I don't" [With Leather]

Remember you can contact TH and ask him questions about wrestling, life or anything else. Please refer to this post for contact information. He always takes questions!

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