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Donations now accepted

Posted by invizweb on March 30, 2009

This site requires my own pocket money to maintain.  So please, consider a few pennies for a poor dog to continue this whacky journey into phantasmagoria~! Please help feed a starving artist?

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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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The Invisible Web Episode 22 (0303) – The Winter Solstice-Perchtenlauf-Christmas-Yule-Etc Espectacular

Posted by invizweb on December 20, 2008

Happy Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, Perchtenlauf, Requiem of the Dead, Tongzhi, Christmas, Yule or Winter Solstice.

KARL~!

KARL~!

On this episode of the  Invisible Web Cast, I interview the only court certified historian of the combat sports, Karl Stern once again for the first half of the show.  We  discuss DC vs Marvel Comics continuity, 52, Annihilation, and some good recent reads.  We also touch on some Wrestling history.  As a bonus he reads part of his novel, Absence of Absalom, now available for the Amazon Kindle and all compatible readers.  Approximately 46 minutes of whackiness~!

AUSTIN~!

AUSTIN~!

And on  the second half of the show, the Out There Trilogy comes full circle as “Stunning” Austin Gandy of Disinfo World News and formerly Out There Radio, joins us for more than 45 more minutes of hijinks~!  We reveal the origins of young Austin.  The discussion is had of popul;ar holiday customs of traditions including but not limited to reindeer.  Then SUMOM is brought up.  What is SUMOM?  Find out the answer to that question and others on this episode.  Plus we try to sort out our colleague, the Popo Bawa‘s career as a childrens’ television star.

And a bonus surprise appears.

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And thanks once again to Wendy Rule for her song, “La Femme de la Mer.”  How can an epic show end without an epic song of timeless proportions?

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State of Site Address

Posted by invizweb on December 16, 2008

Interwebz,

I am currently working on various things of which include the following:

  • Last week I interview Austin Gandy of the Disinfo World News and Karl Stern of the Figure 4 Weekly Empire as part of our special Winter Carnival Espectacular.  I hope you guys enjoy the show.  I will do my best to make it entertaining.  I am considering adding a third segment to it.
  • For those viewers who visited the site in the last two days, you may have seen a preview my “YuleTide: The Twelve Deities”  project I am working.  Originally I was going to release it now but then I learned the 12 Days of Christmas/Solstice is between Christmas and January 6th, which is also known as Three Kings Day.  However my profiles will begin on the Solstice, which is December 20th EST, so it will be the Twelve Deities plus five.
  • I am still in the middle of working on my review of Jodorowsky’s work.  I will also do a quick retrospective on the life of Shigeru Miyamoto who celebrated his birthday last month, and two posts listing the best foods I have dined in Queens and Manhattan, and best podcasts I have listened to this year.
  • Recently I have purchased Alterna Comics- Morbid Myths Vol.1: the Collection, Steve Ditko’s The Hero, Grant Morrison’s Doctor Who#1, Classic Graphics: H.P. Lovecraft, and DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore.  I have not decided whether or not I will review them as of yet.

Updates have slowed down not due to the Holiday Season but because of my taking the GMAT.  Those who know me personal realize that I am a proponent of education reform and the abolition of standardized testing.  At $250 a pop, the GMAT is definitely one that I highly advocate the concluding of.

I really want Persona 4 but I am still unemployed so it is not just a money issue, it is also a time issue.  Once I find a job, I will have time to purchase and play it.  I will set that tentatively by Lunar New Year I hope.  In the meantime, i will settle for watching Persona: Trinity, Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2, Doctor Who classics, and One Piece.  I will of course earch for work about two-three hours a day also.

By the way, yesterday while I was taking out the garbage I stepped over on an orgy of a dozen garden slugs killing most of them.  I know slugs repulse me due to the slime they generate.  I wonder if that is why most other people are afraid of them or is it their prejudice against those who a re sexually different; slugs have mail and female reproductive organs.

Thank you for your time.  I look forward to your feedback.

Sincerely,

Alan Lee

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The Invisible Web Episode 21 (Fighting 63 in Japan)

Posted by invizweb on November 6, 2008

The Invisible Web Episode 21 (0302) – Fighting 63 in Japan

On this episode of the Invisible Web I interview Roxanne Modafferi, who is one of the headliners for the inaugural GCM VALKYRIE MMA show on Saturday, at Tokyo’s Differ Ariake (doors open 1:00 PM Tokyo and 2:00 is bell time). We discuss the etymological origins of her family name, her mini feud with Megumi Yabushita, training with the Wajyutsu Keishukai Network (Caol Uno and Yushin THUNDA Okami), anime, and more. And as a bonus I read Time and the Gods by Lord Dunsany.

Roxanne’s official website.

Fightlinker, her top sponsors who sell her t-shirts.

Time and the Gods at Project Gutenberg.

UPDATE: Roxanne won the decision in her fight today at the inaugural VALKYRIE show against Chisa Yonezawa. Congratulations~!!

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The Invisible Web Episode 20 (The Incredibly Strange Interview)

Posted by invizweb on October 12, 2008

The Invisible Web Episode 20 (The Incredibly Strange Interview)

The cover of Beer Blood Cornmeal (C) ECW Press

The cover of Beer Blood Cornmeal (C) ECW Press

On this episode of the Invisible Web, I interview Bob Calhoun, also known as Count Dante of Incredibly Strange Wrestling, who released his book, Beer Blood and Cornmeal: Seven Years of Strange Wrestling this Summer. We discussed subjects such as V. Vale, Jello Biafra, the original Black Dragon Fighting Society, controversy over Judo Gene LeBell’s autobiography, Feral House, and Jack Kirby vs Stan Lee. Oh and this very stange wrestling promotion called ISW was discussed.

ECW Press

Count Dante and The Black Dragon Fighting Society

Count Dante and The Black Dragon Fighting Society’s MySpace Page

V. Vale and RE/Search Publications

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Invisible Web Season Two Bonus Track TapOut Conference Call

Posted by invizweb on July 30, 2008

courtesy of Erika Mlejova (@) Openphoto.net

courtesy of Erika Mlejova (@) Openphoto.net

On this episode of the show I take part in the TapOut Season Two conference call from last Wednesday. Find out how they select fighters and gyms to highlight, and their thoughts on the controversy of fighters sandbagging records.

Invisible Web Season Two Bonus Track TapOut Conference Call

The new season of TapOut starts tomorrow night, July 30th, on Versus. Please check your local listings and the website for details.

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The Invisible Web Episode 19 (Season Two Episode 10) – El Solo Cachorro de Espada

Posted by invizweb on June 29, 2008

The Invisible Web Episode 19 (Season Two Episode 10) El Solo Cachorro de Espada

Combat sports galore. 65 Minutes ~! The RAW Draft, Triplemania, and other fun stuff. And remember to vote for Rupert the AntiChrist for President in the 2008 US Presidential election.

Xanshin @ Green Destiny

Andy @ Osaka Holiday Paradise

Flash CMLL Juicio Final results by Kris Zellner

Better late than never: AAA Triplemania 2008 results

AAA TripleMania Preview and Predictions

New Japan Pro Wrestling Best of Super Jr. Final Results

Lorenzo Fertitta begins full-time with UFC

MMA in NY? Not if NY Mag and Albany got their ways.

RAW 2008 Draft Recap

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The Invisible Web Episode 18 (2.09) Our Great Podio Horror

Posted by invizweb on June 27, 2008

The Invisible Web Episode 18 (02.09): Our Great Podio Horror

On this episode of the Invisible Web I celebrate Midsummer’s Day with the odd synchronicities of the holiday. I also review two movies an episode of a legendary BBC Science fiction television series. BAD WOLF~!

The Voluspa featuring Fenrir, from the Poetic Edda.

Fenrir @ Godchecker

Happy St. John’s Day, from Cryptomundo

Happy Solstice/ Midsummer’s Day et all

Doctor Who @ Sci Fi Dot Com

New York Asian Film Festival going to July 3 at IFC (and from July 3 – 6 at the Japan Society)

Pre-order DIY Totemism by Lupa!

Meta-Magick: The Book of Atem – NOW AVAILABLE!

Believe it or not another episode will be released this weekend focusing on Pro Wrestling and some MMA.

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Friendly Feudalism: The Tibet Myth by Michael Parenti

Posted by invizweb on June 23, 2008

This is one of the big issues I will touch on in the future and I hope to get Michael Parenti on the podcast at a future time to talk about Tibet and sinophobia.

Michael Parenti wrote:

As with any religion, squabbles between or within Buddhist sects are often fueled by the material corruption and personal deficiencies of the leadership. For example, in Nagano, Japan, at Zenkoji, the prestigious complex of temples that has hosted Buddhist sects for more than 1,400 years, “a nasty battle” arose between Komatsu the chief priest and the Tacchu, a group of temples nominally under the chief priest’s sway. The Tacchu monks accused Komatsu of selling writings and drawings under the temple’s name for his own gain. They also were appalled by the frequency with which he was seen in the company of women. Komatsu in turn sought to isolate and punish monks who were critical of his leadership. The conflict lasted some five years and made it into the courts.

But what of Tibetan Buddhism? Is it not an exception to this sort of strife? And what of the society it helped to create? Many Buddhists maintain that, before the Chinese crackdown in 1959, old Tibet was a spiritually oriented kingdom free from the egotistical lifestyles, empty materialism, and corrupting vices that beset modern industrialized society. Western news media, travel books, novels, and Hollywood films have portrayed the Tibetan theocracy as a veritable Shangri-La. The Dalai Lama himself stated that “the pervasive influence of Buddhism” in Tibet, “amid the wide open spaces of an unspoiled environment resulted in a society dedicated to peace and harmony. We enjoyed freedom and contentment.”

A reading of Tibet’s history suggests a somewhat different picture. “Religious conflict was commonplace in old Tibet,” writes one western Buddhist practitioner. “History belies the Shangri-La image of Tibetan lamas and their followers living together in mutual tolerance and nonviolent goodwill. Indeed, the situation was quite different. Old Tibet was much more like Europe during the religious wars of the Counterreformation.” In the thirteenth century, Emperor Kublai Khan created the first Grand Lama, who was to preside over all the other lamas as might a pope over his bishops. Several centuries later, the Emperor of China sent an army into Tibet to support the Grand Lama, an ambitious 25-year-old man, who then gave himself the title of Dalai (Ocean) Lama, ruler of all Tibet.

Read more.

And if you like it you can find this essay and similar ones in the Disinformation published book, Everything You Know About God is Wrong. Even though I disagree with Richard Dawkins’ views of the unseen world, some of the articles in the book, particularly this one, Neil Gaiman’s, and Nasrin Alavi’s about blogging by young progressive Muslims in Iran were very enjoyable.

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The Invisible Web Episode 17 (2.08) (Re)[V]Amped

Posted by invizweb on June 16, 2008

An update on my so-called life, Alvarez and Meltzer merge (Melvarez?), Street Fighter IV, Metal Gear Solid IV, Friday the 13th, and more.

The Invisible Web Season Two Episode 8 (2.17)(Re)[V]Amped

Notes:

Capcom: New Street Fighter IV Boss Character! Concept Art For New Old Characters.

WELCOME TO THE NEW WRESTLINGOBSERVER.COM/FIGURE FOUR ONLINE

Two good news from Art of War FC (China)

Shoot Boxing Standing Vale Tudo’s official site is revamped

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)

Bronx 8th-graders boycott practice exam but teacher may get ax

Support for Doug Avella Builds

Friday the 13th Phobia Rooted in Ancient History

Young Jason Voorhees Cast in Friday the 13th

OP and ED are once again Unlie Airraids and Midnight Mescaline Midnight by Beat Frequency UK.

Segues courtesy of The Freesound Project

Image courtesy of Open Photo

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The Invisible Web Series 2 Episode 7 (16): Les Is More (Thatcher 48 Years and Counting)

Posted by invizweb on May 29, 2008

The Invisible Web Series 2 Episode 7 (16): Les Is More (Thatcher 48 Years and Counting)

Cauliflower Alley Club Director Les Thatcher joins the show to talk about his illustrious career the in the Professional Wrestling. What and when is the Cauliflower Alley Club Reunion? Who was his trainer Tony Santos? Where is his Wrestling Weekly co-host Doc Young? Plus discussion of Jr Heavyweight wrestling, Michael Hayes’ suspension, and the Benoit Case one year later, amongst other subjects to discuss.

The Cauliflower Alley Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting retired and active participants of combat sports since 1965. Each year they hold a Reunion Banquet to commemorate the careers of individuals in the Pro wrestling business who have excelled to the pinnacle of the craft. It also serves to reconnect veterans and for the younger generation of Wrestlers to network and learn from their predecessors. It is opened to the public and it benefits the efforts of the Club pending prior registration. This year it will be held at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Los Vegas, Nevada.

Elite Pro Wrestling Training

Nigel McGuinness’ Official Myspace Page

(C) EPWT

(C) EPWT

The Professional Wrestlers’ Workout and Instructional Guide

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