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Archive for August, 2007

LANDMARK FIND: Pro Wrestling in Brazil (1960s-1980s)

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2007

I used Babelfish to translate:Telecatch was a program of television of the extinct TV Excelsior of São Paulo, dedicated to the exhibition of combats of free fight. During the decade of 1960 it reached the height of the success, with the presence of the hero Ted Boy Marino.
Initially called “Telecatch Montila”, had to the sponsor, later it passed to be called “the Kings of the Ringue”.
According to Ted Boy Marino, it Globe in 1967 was contracted by the TV, in an effort of the entrepreneur Teti Alfonso. The objective would have been to annul the great success of the program in the TV Excelsior. However, the program continued until the beginning of the decade of 1980.
Some fights had the result previously agreement, nor always the young man were victorious.
Telecatch currently is a denomination given to the current free fights, that combine teatral stage and combat.I hope Rickson Gracie under the hood did not count the works in his 500 match record. Apparently Vale Tudo was banned in the late 60s when former UFC ref Joao Alberto (It would be funnier if it was Cecil Peoples) snapped someone’s arm off their body with a Juji Gatame.

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Robert E Howard and the Stygian Set

Posted by invizweb on August 16, 2007

“Reptilians,” bipedal amphibian or reptilian entities in the last few decades have been hot topics amongst ufologists, cryptozoologists, conspiracy theorists, and students of the Occult. Grant Morrison attributes his usage of these beings to Dogon legends.

The Dogon people of Mali tell tales of amphibians who hail from the star, Sirius B. However, before Grant, another titan of fantasy fiction, Robert E(rvin) Howard popularized “serpent men” as antagonists, first for his earlier character, Kull the Conquerer (of Atlantis) and then for his more popular Conan the Barbarian (of Cimmeria and later Aquilonia). In his stories, the Serpent Men are the children of Set…

Speaking of Robert E Howard, (whose popular character Conan of Cimmeria will celebrate his 75 year anniversary in Sword and Sorcery adventures this December) the author earlier in his life was an amateur boxer.

He later died of a suicide induced by a depression. Given what we know now…

Howard was depressed when he committed suicide. It may have been related head injuries. Yet, one wonders did he just imagine the Stygians? Or is there more to his stories of Ophidian Set? If he suffered concussions, did he see visions due to them?

Some parapsychologists say altered states of mind from meditation and use of entheogens such as LSD do not create visions but rather break the veil placed upon reality to keep homosapiens with their feeble minds, sane. If so what odd events did Howard witness? What odd events did he, Howard Philip Lovecraft, and Clark Ashton Smith happen upon? What is CTHULHU? As REH asked himself, “what nameless shapes may even now lurk in the darkest places of the world?”

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