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Lucha Report for 1/31 (final for Hooligans)

Posted by invizweb on January 31, 2009

Reporter’s Note: As the run for Combat Hooligans has ended now I would like to thank Rich Tate, and for this article, and the many like it before, Kris Zellner. As “Dr. Lucha” Steve Sims has stated before, Kris is one of the premiere sources for lucha news in the English speaking language. His due diligence updates us Pro Wrestling fans with news and results daily. For that, I would concur Kris is one of the best wrestling journalists out there and “Hijo de Doctor Lucha.”

NEWS

Hijo del Santo responded yesterday to some rumors that he would be working for AAA soon saying that even with the differences he has with Paco Alonso, he would always prefer working for them than AAA. Santo did say though that he highly doubts he would be returning to Arena Mexico anytime soon due to his problems with Paco and it’s a shame for the great fans that he would put his love of money over the wrestlers he employs.

RESULTS

AAA 1/29 – Circus Circus del Distrito Federal (night club show mainly for women)
1. Sexy Star/Mascarita Sagrada/Pimpinela Escarlata beat Fabi Apache/Mini Psicosis/Polvo de Estrellas
2. The Hart Foundation 2.0 (Jack Evans & Teddy Hart) defeated Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero
3. Elegido & El Mesias beat Kenzo Suzuki & Zorro

EMLL 1/30 – Arena Mexico
1. Astro Boy/Hijo del Faraon/Tony Rivera beat Apocalipsis/Inquisidor/Polvora
2. Mascara Purpura/Maximo/Rey Cometa defeated Felino/Vangelis/Virus
3. Mexican National Femenil Title: Princesa Blanca beat Marcela to win the title.
4. La Ola Lagunera (Black Warrior/Blue Panther/Ultimo Guerrero) defeated Averno/Mephisto/Villano V by DQ when Villano III attacked Panther.
5. Atlantis/Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla beat Mistico/La Sombra/Volador Jr. after Negro & Niebla ripped Sombra & Volador’s masks and pinned them to set up a future CMLL Tag Titles match.

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The 25 Meme

Posted by invizweb on January 31, 2009

An excerpt from my Facebook profile:

“Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.” -an anonymous Friend

1. Ever since I read The Illuminatus Trilogy! by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea, I have held a special mystical affinity for the numbers 5, 17, 23, and 40. The Chinese people in this note will point out that 40 is a very unclean number. Those hip would know that the man who first told the legendary William S. Burroughs who popularize said 23 Meme, died a vicious death, so there’s more than a 23% chance I will be cursed by this decision~!

3. Even though she is a Myspace and Facebook friend now, I once bore a grudge against Margaret Cho over what I thought to be a racist joke about woks. We’re good now.

4. As an elementary school kid, I thought RuPaul was a fine woman. Then I found out RuPaul was born male. That said, shi has a much better sense of style than me, and I am almost sure shi is the reincarnation of Aleister Crowley. See the Book of the Law for clues (Liber Al Vegis). If anyone can bring the next Aeon for humanity, it would have to be RuPaul.

6. Born in the HK, raised the in the South BX from age 6 months to 15 years.

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Oh FYI, Been on Podcast Alley~!

Posted by invizweb on January 30, 2009

My Podcast Alley feed!

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Gong Xi Fa Cai, Xin Nian Kuai Le

Posted by invizweb on January 28, 2009

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Innauguration Day 11:30AM EST and Media Coverage

Posted by invizweb on January 20, 2009

Turned on the TV to watch the Colbert Report after realizing that Obama isn’t making his speech yet.  I voted for Barack Obama so Sarah Palin, whom I personally do not agree with on 99% of life issues, does not enter the White House.  The media coverage has been interesting this week.

– On Monday Night RAW, video footage was shown of GW Bush receiving a WWE World Heavyweight Belt replica sent by Vince.  Jerry “the King” Lawler dead pan said, “You might not agree with the President, but he is the Champion of Truth.”  My gods, some people in the rest of this nation…

– On the Daily Show, Jon Stewart made mention of Martin Luther King III’s appearence at the Innauguration festival yesterday in D.C.  He also made fun of Dr. King’s son’s weight not less than three times, and had three bouts of the giggles pertaining to it.

– At 10:33 AM, just about I flipped thought the channels to watch the coverage.  The first channel I flipped to was CNN where Tara Hill and another self-admitted Conservative, extolled Barack Obama’s virtues and compared him to Ronald Reagen?  They put over Regaenomics and asked for Obama to follow that example.  Good grief.

– Then flipping to the CW, owned by Warner Brothers and Westinghouse jointly, reporters were trying to sell Obama dog collars.  No promising…

– And finally on CBS, they did a historical piece on William Henry Harrisson, the 9th President of the United States.  He died after catching pneumonia on Innauguration Day, less than a month in office.  The correspondent for CBS, who was supposedly a descendant of Harrison thus warned Barack that his reign could be a short one.  OK…

– On a related note, yesterday Rachel Maddow, who is still “sappy,” brought a professor in Race Relations to her show, and she said this si just the beginning: 150 plus years after the abrogation from slavery, there is finally an African-American President of the United States.  But there are still much racial tension int he United States, she added, and hopefully Barack Oabama will help address some of these during his Presidency.

So Barack Obama will be President in an hour or so.  I do not know how I feel yet.  I will have to wait and see.  Will this be a new stage set in history?  I hope so…

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Complete Transcript of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Conspiracy Trial (Coretta Scott King, et all vs Loyd Jowers, et all 1999)

Posted by invizweb on January 19, 2009

An excerpt from the Court Transcripts for the Case of CORETTA SCOTT KING, et al, VS LOYD JOWERS, et al, Case No. 97242.

THE COURT: All right, ladies and gentlemen. I understand you reached a verdict. Is that correct?

THE JURY: Yes (In unison).

THE COURT: May I have that verdict.

(Verdict form passed to the Court.)

THE COURT: I have authorized this gentleman here to take one picture of you which I’m going to have developed and make copies and send to you as I promised. Okay. All right, ladies and gentlemen. Let me ask you, do all of you agree with this verdict?

THE JURY: Yes (In unison).

THE COURT: In answer to the question did Loyd Jowers participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King, your answer is yes. Do you also find that others, including governmental agencies, were parties to this conspiracy as alleged by the defendant? Your answer to that one is also yes. And the total amount of damages you find for the plaintiffs entitled to is one hundred dollars. Is that your verdict?

THE JURY: Yes (In unison).

THE COURT: All right. I want to thank you ladies and gentlemen for your participation. It lasted a lot longer than we had originally predicted. In spite of that, you hung in there and you took your notes and you were alert all during the trial. And we appreciate it. We want you to note that our courts cannot function if we don’t have jurors who accept their responsibility such as you have.

This is the final verdict on the bottom of the page. Read more here.

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MMA Sunday Episode 3 W/Elaina Maxwell now available

Posted by invizweb on January 19, 2009

The third episode of MMA Sunday with guest Elaina Maxwell (also here) is now available for your listening enjoyment. Elaina discusses her athletic background, how she got in to MMA, took a call from a surprise guest or 2 and gave her thoughts on Pulver-Faber II and Penn-St. Pierre II and a whole lot more.

If you’re in the Lousiana area, you can see Elaina next week for a combined MMA/Car show at the Superdome in New Orleans. Go to SteelCageFighting.com for more information.

Also, check out one of her favorite causes, the fight against dog fighting at KnockOutDogFighting.org .

Download (Right Click, Save As)

or if you’d rather you can stream the show here:

MMA Sunday is a production from Ric Gillespie of Canvas Chronicle.com and Casey Trowbridge of Combat-Hooligans.com and airs most sunday nights at 9:00 PM ET. on the Georgia Wrestling History Radio Network .

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On Hip Hop and Homophobia, “If You Are Homophobic, Then You Are Probably Gay?”

Posted by invizweb on January 17, 2009

Editor: Below is a compelling yet whimsical article by Johann Hari for the Huffington Post.

“…Listen to any album and a list of homophobic howls will hit you: Eminem squeaking “Hate fags? The answer’s yes!”, or Masse saying “I be wastin’ em. That’s what you faggots get!” The music’s mood was summarised in a 1992 Ice Cube hit: “True niggaz ain’t gay.”

This boom-boom-boom of homo-cidal hate has a crushing effect on gay kids. It sends out the message: you are so repulsive you should be killed. It’s one of several reasons why gay teenagers are still — after all the amazing progress we have made — six times more likely to commit suicide than their straight siblings.

Why do they do it? Why do hip-hop artists — often the victims of bigotry themselves — incite this hatred? For ten years, Terrence Dean was at the heart of the hip-hop scene as a producer at MTV and Warner Brothers. His life is as ghetto as any of the big name artists. His mother was a heroin-addicted, AIDS-infected prostitute whose ‘clients’ held Terrence hostage at gunpoint. His drunken grandmother raised him in the slums of Detroit, and he eventually ended up in prison. When he was released, he headed for Hollywood – and he was amazed to stumble into a gay underworld stocked with some of the biggest names in hip-hop”

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Green Eggs and Bob?

Posted by invizweb on January 12, 2009

Editor’s Note: Yesterday, two years ago, on January 11, 2007 at 4;50 AM PST, Robert Anton Wilson left this life.  I wrote some words to remember him by, last year.  Interestingly, Jason Pitzl-Waters, a premiere blogger of the Pagan community reviewed Green Egg Omlet, An Anthology of Art and Articles from the Legendary Pagan Journal, which contained artciles Rev. Bob wrote for the celebrated peridodical.  From reading the review, and gleaming inside the TOC, I think I might get a copy from Borders.  It would look nice next to my copy of Drawing Down the Moon in my bookcase.  What were the first forty years of the modern Pagan movement like? Here is an an excerpt of Pitzl-Waters’ review of this collection from a bygone era.

The print medium is changing irrevocably. Any clear-eyed assessment concerning the state of magazines and newspapers would see a widespread and unforgiving culling taking place. So many magazines are going under that a regularly updated blog has been created to keep track of the carnage, while digital-age pundits predict that the surviving niche publications will soon have to make hard choices about their future. While I’m no futurist, I’ve seen some of these changes coming for some time now, the struggling economy only hastening a transition already underway. It is part of the reason that the bulk of my writing is focused on this blog, rather than in the more “traditional” outlets for a writer/journalist (though I do admit to a certain romantic attachment to being in print, and I currently write for Pagan publications like PanGaia and Thorn).

Given these shake-ups in the world of print, I think it is entirely timely that I recently received a review copy of “Green Egg Omelette: An Anthology of Art and Articles From the Legendary Pagan Journal”. This book, a compliation of excerpts from one of the most influential Pagan magazines ever printed, shows just how vital and necessary the format once was. While books published for Pagans usually stuck to the “101-isms” of Wicca and other Pagan faiths, it was in the magazines that this loose network of Witches, Pagans, magicians, free-thinkers, and philosophers started to communicate, hash out ideas, argue, and push the boundaries of what they knew. It was a place where Pagan filk could rub shoulders with treatises on magic(k) by Robert Anton Wilson, and initial attempts at describing a Pagan theology could have a place next to explorations of polyamory. It is little wonder that even today Green Egg is remembered fondly by almost all who came across it in their journey.

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EGM’s Story Ends; Capcom Producer Ono Bids Farewell

Posted by invizweb on January 10, 2009

Editor’s Note:  Electronic Gaming Monthly is a publication that has filled me with fine memories.  It was from this magazine I began watching my first and one of the foremost anime series, Ranma 1/2.   Sushi-X’s rumor section was my favorite due to its dirt sheet format.   Although one of its primary purposes was for gamers to purchase more games, the magazine also told stories about lives beyond the digital realm, and of inspirations to create some of the masterpieces.  Farewell EGM, you will be missed~!!

Below is a letter from the CAPCOM producer, Yoshinori Ono of Street Fighter IV.

Letter From Capcom

I can’t recall the first time I met EGM’s staff — it must’ve been years ago. Since then, it seems like I’ve had a new title going just about every year, which gave me a chance to meet up with EGM editors to discuss my projects. At this point, I imagine I’ve met just about all the editors. I’m familiar with them now, and they know me, too. I feel close enough to them to chat casually at lunch, which isn’t always the case in this industry.

EGM’s always had a good relationship with Capcom, graciously covering our titles — and even literally placing our big games on the cover. Of course, the coverage isn’t always universally positive, but the EGM staff’s second to none in connecting with gamers and getting information out there where it needs to be.

That said, it was with sadness that I heard that EGM was going to suspend publishing. Of course, 1UP.com will continue to thrive, and that’s great, but I still hold paper publications in high regard, and I think that readers also appreciate having something physical to hold in their hands — and that remains for reference once read. This provides something that the Internet, for all its usefulness, simply can’t provide due to the fast pace of electronic news dissemination.

It’s only fitting that my last dealings with EGM were to help roll out Street Fighter 4, a title that’ll bring the series back into the limelight after a decade-long absence. We made our first SF4 announcements via EGM, and I recall telling my colleagues at Capcom USA that EGM was the right magazine for the job. I’ve long respected the reverence and importance their editors place on our chosen hobby, and I knew that they were the right choice to help make our announcements.

It’s worth mentioning that no one was as passionate or obnoxious (just kidding!) with their pleas for a new Street Fighter game. No matter what the topic of the interview, EGM editors would invariably ask about a new Street Fighter game. As I’ve said before, without these questions, the game would likely never have been made.

Speaking of SF4, I fondly recall inviting EGM and 1UP.com staff for a secret unveiling and hastily arranged “mini-tournament” here in a small meeting room in Tokyo shortly after our initial announcement in October 2007 in London. I’m grateful for the enthusiasm that they showed then. I was impressed with their love of Street Fighter — but also frightened, as development was an uphill battle, and I knew then just how high fans’ expectations truly were. Their passion for the series is what inspired me to get into the ring and fight until the game was finally where it needed to be. Speaking of thanks, special thanks go out to Milky, whose comments — even at that early stage — served to help us solve several balancing issues we’d encountered. You have my gratitude.

During our clandestine meeting, a very early version of the actual game was ready to be unveiled to our guests. The reaction was great — EGM’s support gave me clear direction. I was sure, perhaps for the first time, that we were headed in the right direction with the game, and my uncertainty vanished. I was certain that this was the game that users wanted, and I was able to move beyond my own worries and present the game with pride.

As a result, our branches in Japan and the U.S. were bombarded with feedback from users. Attendance and reaction at events was through the roof. Perhaps the pinnacle of these events was the San Diego Comic-Con this past summer. At that event, I was finally able to present the game with all of the changes implemented from EGM’s feedback. Suffice it to say, the reaction was incredible.

Creating games while keeping track of the needs and opinions of the average user is terribly important, and I feel that organizations such as EGM and 1UP.com are instrumental in making that happen. To hear that one of these bastions of game journalism will soon close its doors is disheartening. Still, I look forward to seeing what the editors will go on to do. I have high hopes for them.

EGM, thank you for the memories! Thanks for supporting us and helping us make our games even better!

Yoshinori Ono
Producer, Street Fighter 4

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Right Where You Are Sitting Now! EPISODE 21 – 2008: Obama, Anonymous and the State of Neo Paganism with DisInfo.com’s Raymond Wiley and Austin Gandy

Posted by invizweb on January 8, 2009

(C) 2008 Right Where You Are Sitting Now!

(C) 2008 Right Where You Are Sitting Now!

Ken wrote:

This week we mark the end of our holiday break by discussing some of our ‘favorite bits’ of 2008. Topics covered in this show include Anonymous, The end of Neo-Paganism as we know it?, Patriots and the Georgia Guidestones and of course Obama (or in this case OBAWWWWMA).

Joining me for this episodes banter is Sir Raymond Wiley and Lord Austin Gandy from ye olde Out There Radio and the all new Disinformation The Podcast.

Download now.

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In the Flesh Returns Jan 15 8:00 PM at Happy Ending Lounge

Posted by invizweb on January 7, 2009

(C) Molly Crabapple via Rachel Kramer Bussel

(C) Molly Crabapple via Rachel Kramer Bussel

IN THE FLESH EROTIC READING SERIES
January 15th, 8 pm – 10 pm
AT HAPPY ENDING LOUNGE, 302 BROOME STREET, NYC
(B/D to Grand, J/M/Z to Bowery, F to Delancey or F/V to 2nd Avenue, http://www.happyendinglounge.com)
Admission: Free
Happy Ending Lounge: 212-334-9676
http://inthefleshreadingseries.blogspot.com
With Jeff Mac (Manslations), J.L. Scott (contributor, Nerve: The First Ten Years), Cristy C. Road (author/illustrator of Bad Habits), Diana Spechler (Who By Fire), and podcaster Mia (\\\”I Want Your Sex\\\”). Hosted and curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Free candy and cupcakes will be served.
FREE, 21+
Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, NYC (F/V 2nd Avenue, look for pink awning)

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