Monday, August 27, 2012

Raw Thoughts 8.27.12

Thoughts on Monday Night Raw

Live from Milwaukee, WI.

In the words of John Cena "Home of PBR!"

The continued use of invisible children and snake puppets that are attracted to women is ridiculous.  My god you'd think that Vince Russo was booking again.

Opening Lawler/Punk segment and Ryback squash were fine but not having any quality matches in the first hour kind of sucked.

Vickie's quote of "I'm not asking I'm begging..." makes no sense.

I had fairly high hopes for the Daniel Bryan Anger Management segments and was disappointed after the first one however the last two were much better and the Kane confessions were classic.  Hey, was that Scorpio Sky?

HHH mic time was ok but Trips just can't pull off the emotional attatchment that I have seen in mic segments that Vince and HBK can pull off.  Not saying HHH can't act but it just doesn't come off as well as I have seen others do.  My favorite moment came when HHH was talking about the wrestlers in the back right before they hit the curtain and the thoughts that are running through their mind and then you hear a fan blurt out "I'm going to TNA!"  Good stuff.

The Ziggler/Del Rio vs. Orton/Sheamus finish was ridiculous.  Why are you putting Sheamus over heading into the PPV?  How is that finish getting more people to order the PPV?  Why not have Ziggler get the tainted finish with the MITB Briefcase shot?  Or hell have Del Rio beat Orton clean for the 2nd straight show to show his credibility to the World Title at Night of Champions. Orton just tapped clean for the first time in forever if not ever and he's leaving soon to film another $5 Walmart bin classic.

"I'll go to the papers if I have to."

Seriously though Sheamus is the new Super Cena.  Super Sheamus.  I can't remember the last time he lost clean or lost at all.  Imagine if Cena and Sheamus tagged on a regular basis?  They would be like Kobe Bryant at a hotel room in Colorado!

Do we really have to have the faces win 95% of the matches every single week? It makes my Raw picks not even picks anymore but robot responses.

Punk vs. Lawler main event was fine and I did enjoy the Andy Kaufman imitations from Punk throughout the first few minutes of the match. Punk getting busted open looks like they winged the finish with an immediate tapout. Get that towel on Punk's head to get all the blood off this is a PG show!  Oh and what's up with Cena?  Apparently the Cenation doesn't know how to climb a cage or forgot how.  That was stupid.  Oh and why is Raw still going 10 past the hour?  It's not a 3 hour raw it's a 3:10-3:15 of Rawfulness.

Michael Cole on solo commentary is even more dreadful than when he has a color commentator.

-End rant

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bowling Update 8.20.12

8/5/12 (9 Games)

203/155/254 612 Series

203/221/182 606 Series

127 (BTB)/81 (LH)/117 (Blind)

8/12/12 (10 Games)

194/203/227 624 Series

207/182/175  564 Series

134 (BTB)/145 (LH)/123 (Mixed)

298!  (X X X X X X X X X XX8)

8/19/12 (9 Games)

215/204/225 644 Series

192/266/247 705 Series

141 (BTB)/96 (LH)/255

And now my arm is thrown out for Winter league which starts this Tuesday night. Unless nobody shows up in which case the league is canceled. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

More random thoughts

"Does that work for you?"

"Yes, I am it's employer."

"I'm going to Hell."

"How you getting there?"

"A handbasket."

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bowling Scores 1/17/12

164/219/201  584 Series  1/2 ten pins.  50 straight ten pin conversions comes to an end

198.91 Average


The robot hive of broken down dog masks is upon us.  They want to run but they have no legs only faces.  They stare and float in the sky.  They move together as one like a school of fish from the deep blue ocean.  They swerve left and right dreaming of the days of Ms. Pacman 1986.  The eyes stare creepily out across the way.  A grandfather pauses between chess moves to glance to the sky.  Due to his glaucoma he cannot see what many would think impossible.  In a dream perhaps this would be normal.  The man returns to his chess game.  A grey feral cat crosses the street in search of a meal.  The dog masks float away into nothingness.  A Buick turns a corner and slams into a convenience store.  Broken glass and metal is heard by many however nobody turns to look or is even curious to what has happened.  A burglar alarm sounds loudly, humans are disgusted and annoyed that their cell phone conversation has been interrupted by such an annoyance.  A sewer rat pokes his head out from a drainage grate.  A putrid smell rises from below however the rat does not mind.  He returns to the darkness below.  A girl skips rope in front of her house  while the wind blows her hair across her face.  A neighbor waters his lawn and waves at the child from across the way.  This neighbor is determined to have the greenest yard in town.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bowling Scores 1/10/12

221/237/247   705 Series. 30/30 no open frames.

 A damn near repeat of last week.  I've probably only thrown maybe 5 career 700 series' and now I've thrown sevens in back to back weeks!  On top of that about 3 weeks ago I went 30/30 for the first time ever and now a few weeks later I do it again!  It's a crazy time right now and I do feel more focused.  I have given up soda/alcohol/caffeine as a "New Year's resolution." I'm not sure how long I'm going to go with that I'm just playing it day to day.  No guarantees,  but since I've replaced my Georgia Peach Green Tea's with blue Gatorade my average is 230+.   I also overtook high average.

It couldn't come at a better time however as we are far from guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.  We didn't win either of the first two thirds and so it's win the third third or as a fail safe we could still wind up with the wildcard.  With only 3 people on our team though we all really need to be bowling our best over these final 9 weeks.  We went 5-2 to begin the third third and are 82-65 overall.

199.11 Average through 63 Games

Friday, January 6, 2012

Bowling Scores 1/3/12

232/223/252  707 Series

4 open frames on the night two back to back in games 1 and 2.  Game 1 had nine strikes, Game 2 six or so and Game 3 finished with XXXXXXX63