Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Your Midweek Links: A Massive Missive

It's hump day, so here are some links to get you through the rest of the week!


- The Wrestling Podcast with Spencer Hall, where he describes CM Punk as antisocial, Les Miles as unaffected and college football in the South as a "blood cult". [Episode 14: Tiny Luchas: Songs from the Mexican Gift Shop]

- My Camel Clutch Blog post last week, in praise of Mike Quackenbush's international approach with Chikara. [Chikara: An Education in International Wrestling]

- More podcasty goodness, this time with Jason Mann discussing Booker T vs. The Rock at SummerSlam, and a not-so-heated debate on the merits of Shane McMahon [Wrestlespective Radio]

Wrestling Links:

- "Punk wrestles so some day so that one day, he won't have to." [Fair to Flair]

- Justin Henry writes a paean to the most unsung bad guy in WWE today, Super Dave Osbourne. Wait, what? [Wrestling News Source]

- NWA Fanfest recap [South Atlanta Wrestling]

- DDS' Leslie interviews Marti Belle [Dirty Dirty Sheets]

- ...and Sidekick Andrew talks up SHIMMER with Dave Prazak. [Wrestlegasm]

- Five good things about Hardcore Justice... even Stephen T. Stone admits this was a hard hurdle to jump [Grapple Kingdom]

- A more fleshed-out look at the show. [The Harrison Analysis]

- Impact is so bad, even hip-hop/music blogs call them out on how bad they are [The Smoking Section]

- A lamentation on the treatment of the Impact TV Title [Camel Clutch Blog]

- Ken Patera no-selling the piledriver... a big deal back then. [Kentucky Fried Rasslin]

- Spear through a flaming table? Spear through a flaming table. [Musings of a Mark]

- Technically, this isn't a wrestling post, but it's a post by an honest-to-God wrestler in Dolph Ziggler about his hockey guilty pleasures. [Puck Daddy]

- A reasoned post about why the low rating Monday isn't exactly the end of the world. [International Object]

- Pictures from the Teen Choice Awards, here because John Cena, The Miz, Maryse and most importantly, Maryse's breasts showed up. Again, I'm all for gender equity and women being treated as equals and such, but I'm a guy, and I like breasts. Don't kill me for this. Please. [With Leather]

- The Best and Worst of RAW, 8/8... you know the drill [With Leather]

- Razor's RAW Live Blog [Kick-Out!! Wrestling]

- More thoughts on RAW [Hitting the Mark]

- Lucha libre beer pong set? Lucha libre beer pong set. [Hugging Harold Reynolds]

- Steve Austin fanning the flames of speculation on a possible match with CM Punk at WrestleMania [Cageside Seats]

- Melina butthurt over a line Beth Phoenix said in character Monday. In other news... water is wet, but not nearly as "wet" as other liquids. Sorry, had to work in SOME engineering/science humor here. [Diva Dirt]

- #IWantIrby [Wrestling Theory]

- Michelle Beadle is cute, loves sports and is a wrestling fan. Okay, why is it she's not getting more and more love from the wrestling nerd community? [I Want Wrestling]

- Lucha .gifs of amazement! [Luchablog]

Jamie Dobson Interviews:

- Dom "The Bomb" Vitelli

- Magical Jarek 1:20

- "The Joverine" Joey Knight

Non-Wrestling Links:

- Patton Oswalt's latest 5 second film. I love these. [5 Second Films]

- House of PUNTE's "Best of" podcast. A must listen for people who don't listen to it but want to get into it. [House of PUNTE]

- Rioting in London... I think the reaction of natives over there calling these rioters the pejorative term for the female genitalia is the appropriate response. I mean, really, you're against police brutality so you loot small businesses? [Uproxx]

- Ron Artest going to play in England. I'd make a joke about the riots, but it'd probably really bad that it'd come off as tasteless, so I'll pass. [The Smoking Section]

- A review of America's first pizzeria, Lombardi's in New York [Doughboys]

- The origin of General Tso's chicken. Stoners everywhere should try to read this origin of one of their staple foods until they get distracted by Nyan Cat in their other tab. [Mental Floss]

- What was omitted? The 78 comment follow-up where everyone flames everyone. [Imgur Gallery]

- This is my reason to wake up and look forward to Monday mornings. Drew Magary's weekly FJMing of Peter King is soul satisfying. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]

- Best of the Conde Elevator Twitter account... yes, people are REALLY that self absorbed. [Buzz Feed]

- A sabermetric argument for why a guy like Ben Zobrist is more valuable to a team than Prince Fielder, even though the latter's counting/average stats are better. [Fan Graphs]

- An open letter to the makers of Cracker Jack [The Oatmeal]

- Texas A&M to stay where they are because buildings are heavy and hard to move, dammit [Every Day Should Be Saturday]

- How to spot authentic Cohibas from fakes [30nothings]

- 16 drinks named for authors and books. Not included is the Alan Moore Watchmen shot, which oddly enough is just a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. [Slosh Spot]

- More alcoholic goodness, only constructive! Why the beer can is making a comeback. [Philadelphia Craft Beer Examiner]

- Jason Momoa writes Conan the Barbarian fan fiction? Well, he's still Khal Drogo to me, so it's all good. [Film Drunk]

- Best fictional workplaces. Not listed: The Isengard Uruk-Hai foundry. [Pajiba]

- Gollum as a ring bearer. Best. Wedding. Ever. [Topless Robot]

- Nothing is written in stone, says the placard written in stone. [Skull Swap]

- Frances Bean Cobain all grow'd up. All of a sudden, Nevermind is only the second best thing Kurt Cobain ever produced. [Jezebel]

- Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle for the first time. Nice. [Blast-o-Rama]

- Making it rain while driving is a bad idea. [Gawker]

- The JAWS/Peanuts mash-up you weren't expecting but will probably love anyway. [NYMag - Vulture]

- Ralph Wiggum .gifs for the whole family! [Mmmm... Simpsons]

- Dana White gives out bounties for guys who take out guys in speedos. Part of me finds this dumb because of all the dick-punching, but part of me wants Dana White to patrol the beaches to take out banana hammocks there too. [Cagewriter]

- Cliff Lee does it all. [The Fightins]

- Portal etiquette [Pants Are Overrated]

- Shipping cars in the King Solomon-approved way [Carpe Diem]

- Things are so bad in Somalia that even the Prime Minister has to work two jobs! [NYMag - Daily Intel]

- Haha, they're making a Gen. Patton cologne. [Holy Taco]

- What if the NBA went tits up? [Deadspin]

- The Canadian Stampede was a rodeo before it was a WWF PPV, and it's still a big Calgary tradition today. [Grantland]

- If Ocarina of Time were a children's book... [Unreality Mag]

- Zune HD review [Aggressive Art]

- Barney Frank ripped one on the air. It's funny because he's old. [Warming Glow]

- Rex Grossman says the Redskins will win the NFC East. In other news... y'know what, I'm not going to tempt fate here, because the last thing I need are mouthy Skins fans throwing this back in my face in December if Grossman turns out to be right. [The 700 Level]

- Movie cliches, in graph form! [Graph Jam]

- The password? brettfavreBOOMtinactin [Hugging Harold Reynolds]

- Five more secrets that only two living people know [Cracked]

- I want to go to The Sharper Image with Ruben Amaro [I Want to Go to the Zoo with Roy Halladay]

- Looking at the most infamous trade in hockey history 23 years later [Puck Daddy]

- Star Wars porn parody... I dunno, I think I'd rather see the one that they were going to do in Zack and Miri Make a Porno than this one. [Gamma Squad]

- Your guide to fantasy football wide receivers, as compared to hot sitcom daughters from the '80s. Not compared to: Kimmy Gibler [With Leather]

- Why you shouldn't get your opinion from pundits [Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal]

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