Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ross Radio Show 146

A while back I was riding in the car with my friend and an Ice Cube song came on and I was like “Damn, I always forget how awesome he was!” So I decide to play some of my favorite songs from him. The Ni**a You Love To Hate, Rollin’ Wit The Lench Mob, It’s A Man’s World, My Summer Vacation, Steady Mobbin’, Givin’ Up The Nappy Dugout, No Vaseline, Today Was A Good Day, Check Yo Self, Really Doe, Ghetto Bird, You Know How We Do It, What Can I Do?, You Can Do It (Put Your Back Into It), Down For Whatever, and Jackin’ For Beats. Click here to download this and previous Ross Radio Shows.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

So Much Hate: TLC Bio On VH1

I know that I complain about a lot of random nonsense. Things like the lack of karate on TV, flesh colored undergarments on ladies, and platypus. I mean seriously. Either you're a duck or a gopher. Pick one! I heard about this new bio being done about the R&B group TLC. I used to love this group. It was the first time there was a girl group where you had to struggle to choose which was the hottest one. Normally the most attractive is the lead and everyone else is okay or ugly, Beyonce in Destiny's Child for example, or the most attractive is the least talented, meaning Devante in Jodeci. But with TLC they were all the hotness.

VH1 is producing this new bio about the group and I wondered who would be playing each band member. They would have to be hot as hell I know that. So today I finally saw who would be cast as Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz. Cant say I'm too happy with all of the choices.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ross Radio Show 145

I felt like getting all kinds of funky. I play some Earth, Wind, & Fire Shining Star, The O’Jays Backstabbers, Parliament Tear The Roof Off The Sucker/Give Up The Funk, Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Express Yourself, The Blackbyrds Do It Fluid, The Ohio Players Funky Worm, Tower Of Power What Is Hip?, The Fatback Band Backstrokin’, Curtis Mayfield Freddie’s Dead, One Way Cutie Pie, Tom Browne Funkin’ For Jamaica, The Brothers Johnson Get The Funk Out Of My Face, and James Brown Funky Drummer. Click here to download this and previous Ross Radio Shows.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Lindsay Lohan Is Still A Stupidface

Lindsay Lohan was arrested once again...and released. Click here to look at her old mug shots. This crazy ass dame is harder to keep in jail than your ass virginity. She took another mug shot and was released after accepting a plea deal for crashing her car. Which car crash by the way? There's more than one. She was booked, let go, and is now out in the world just waiting to do some stupid shit. She is a red headed little Cthulhu, just waiting to wreak havoc upon an unsuspecting society.

Lindsay was sentenced to five days in jail, 90 days in rehab, 30 days of community service, 18 months of psychological counseling, and a fine. Those five days are gonna be spent in a locked down rehab facility. She pleaded no contest to reckless driving and lying to the po-po who showed up on PCH. One of the charges, obstructing an officer was dropped because fuck you, she's famous. I don't suggest you try that unless you're stanky rich. Oh, you don't know what “stanky rich” is? That's fine. Its just very wealthy which Lindsay isn't either. She's just famous for making mediocre films and doing dumb shit. She's like a female Super Dave.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

DVDiculous: The Letter

East asked if I had seen a movie called The Letter that had come out last year starring James Franco and Winona Ryder. She didn't like it. I like the two of them just fine as actors so I gave it a try. Wow. What a boring ass movie. I'm not even mad. I'm confused. Even as I watched it I asked myself “Why was this made? Who is this for?”

Here is what the movie is described as on Wikipedia. I will not adjust any of the spelling errors. “A playwright, Martine (Ryder) suffers from paranoia and hallucations as she attempts to stage a new production. She is uncertain over whether she is deluded or if there is a plot against her. Tyrone (Franco) is an actor in Martine's new play.” Now, that sounds like it could be interesting, but its totally not. If I saw this in the theater I would be pissed not only for wasting money but because its so fucking quiet that I know my stomach would growl at all the wrong times. By the time it gets to the part where she totally loses her shit I'd already cashed out.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Who Is The Best Joker?

Portraying The Joker is a thankless job. You're gonna piss someone off no matter what you do. There have been a few actors that have played him and each has brought their own spin to it. For me the best was Mark Hamill's from the Batman The Animated Series. Maybe it has to do with the fact he did it so many times and it stuck with me but still, he is just incredible. Its hard to read a Batman comic book without using that voice in my head. I have come up with a list of four guys that have played him in film and television. I discovered that Booger from Revenge Of The Nerds played him in a commercial once!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Who Is The Best Catwoman?

This is Lee Meriwether. She played Catwoman in the 1966 Batman movie. I will not be discussing her in this blog. Why? Because she confuses me. I mix her up with another actress I’ll be discussing later and may very well have used the wrong picture when I get to her. Just like with my Who Is The Best Batman? blog I did, this one will probably cause lots of nerd rage.

The problem with playing Catwoman is that there have been some pretty strong performers so it’s an uphill battle from the get go. I’ve chosen five actresses and pick through them as Catwoman the character and Selina Kyle where it applies. Just because someone has cat ears and/or spandex does not make them Catwoman.

Ross Radio Show 144

I felt like listening to some of my favorite Van Halen songs and force them upon my listeners. I play some Hot For Teacher, Panama, Right Now, Running With The Devil, Dancing In The Street, Just A Gigolo, Jump, I’ll Wait, You Really Got Me, and Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love. Click here to download this and past Ross Radio Shows.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Theater Whore: Les Miserables

I have officially watched every single movie that was nominated for best picture at the 2013 Academy Awards! If you wanna hear me and Cam talk about the awards before they started click here for our Rockets & Chicken blog. You didn’t know we had another blog? Well, we do, Mary. So check it out. I saw Les Miserables and my god does this movie live up to the title! It should’ve been called We All Die To Music.

This movie is sadness o’plenty! It starts off with Wolverine being held prisoner with hundreds of other guys pulling boat parts ashore while Gladiator berates him. Wolverine thinks he is free until he is informed that he must stay longer and he’s  like “Fuck that noise!” and escapes. He lives on the streets and gets his ass beat by life until after stealing from a church he is forgiven and starts a new life eventually becoming a mayor.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Passing Of Paul Bearer

The wrestling world and millions of fans lost a legend. William Alvin Moody better known as Paul Bearer passed away and that sucks.I know that may not sound like the best way to describe his passing but its how I honestly feel. I grew up knowing him as Percy Pringle so when he showed up in WWF I was weirded out seeing him without blond hair. Before he managed Undertaker he wrestled himself. In one of my first articles for Tha O Show I mentioned how much managers were needed in the business and Bearer was one of the reasons I believed this.

Can you imagine Taker without him at his side? We would not be wondering if Taker would be wrestling this year at Wrestlemania were it not for Bearer getting that crazy ass character over. Yes, the WWF was strange at the time but the idea of a “dead man”wrestling? Please. Paul Bearer with his creepy ass voice and segments made what could have been a trivia question into one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.

Without Bearer there is no Taker. Its that simple. Taker didn't used to say shit back in the day! “” That's it! Bearer did all the talking and there are millions of adults who were children creeped right the hell out by him.

This was a guy that was so damned good at his job that when he was buried alive in wet cement and returned no one asked “Uh, wasn't he...?” Doesn't matter. It's Paul Bearer. If you tell me that he can survive that I'll believe you because he was that damned good at his job. He made you believe that by raising an urn brought to ringside he could power up his wrestler that had gotten his ass beat. No one else can do that.

Years later he introduced Kane and brought an even more twisted element to his character. Yeah, managers had character but he was a character. Throughout his career he managed MankindLex LugerRick Rude, and even Blackjack Mulligan. A lot of managers stay the same throughout their careers. Check out some old footage of Percy Pringle here if you feel like blowing your mind. If you've never seen him he's the opposite of the Paul Bearer you grew up with.

I was shocked to find out he passed away at the age of 58 but not so much that he was an actual funeral director. Makes perfect sense even though it would make me think I was being Punk'd if I saw him there. Paul Bearer was truly an original in every sense of the word. There will never be another manager like him. From interviews like in Episode 208 of Tha O Show he comes across as funny and a genuinely sweet guy. Years from now when I hear someone say “Oh, no...” I'll continue to respond with “Ooooohhh, yeeessss...!”

Rest in peace, Paul Bearer. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Rewarding Bad Behavior

Last month on Raw Jack Swagger, after making a surprisingly triumphant return and winning streak, debuted his new manager, Zeb Colter. Less than a month into his return he was arrested for DUI, marijuana possession, and speeding. Now, I don’t give a damn about weed. I’m not a fan of it but am not opposed to others using it. But the DUI bothers me since so many wrestling tragedies have occurred because of people driving drunk. Its stupid and completely avoidable. I was expecting to hear about a suspension or future endeavor. 

I was very wrong. 

Not only was he not punished but he has been one of the most hyped guys going into Wrestlemania. He was shown on the news for his arrest and that was quickly turned around for he and Zeb’s “feud” with Glenn Beck. I hate these kind of feuds by the way. There’s no real pay off to it. What happens? Beck shows up and makes WWE look foolish or Zeb and Swagger make Beck, who most young WWE fans do not know, look foolish. Either way, where’s the wrestling I didn’t come for a debate?!

I have multiple issues with this entire Swagger story line. Not the arrest which isn’t a part of it. That’s just a personal dislike for people who like to endanger everyone by being stupid. I really don’t like or understand story lines based on race relations. They do nothing but breed more anger and hatred. Let’s say that you cheer for what Zeb is saying. What does that make you look like? This isn’t like the Muhammad Hassan storyline where an Italian played a Middle Eastern guy. This is two White dudes saying that they don’t like immigrants. 

Before anyone says it I also hate when Blacks are involved in these story lines. The Nation Of Domination, while spring boarding The Rock to superstardom, was a whack ass group. I’ve never looked at Black wrestlers and wanted them to win just because of their race. I just want to see two great athletes compete and hopefully entertain me. 

With the West Texas Rednecks the tables turned. Instead of cheering for Masta P and the wrestlers that rolled with him people started cheering for the “bad guys.” These mofos had a hit song with Rap Is Crap! And don’t try and tell me this was about hatred for a particular music. This was a way to say “I am not a fan of Black things.” 

Then there was the video. Oh my lord the video! I know that Big Daddy Donnie and the rest of the crew loved the way they broke character but when I saw that video I just covered my face and said “No, no no no no…” Even though it was on Youtube I hate when I see stuff like this. I’ve tried to forget the fact that these guys are not wrestlers but sports entertainers. Videos like this just grab me by the collar and say “Everything we do is fake except when we get hurt! Look at me use my normal voice and real name! Look at me!”

I cant look at either of these guys and believe anything they say. I know it sounds stupid but I still wish that wrestling would pull back on letting the fans see so much of what’s going on behind the scenes. I enjoy wrestling so much more when I stay off of news sites for a few weeks and then watch a show. I see guys return and am genuinely surprised because I didn’t read about them arriving at the airport where a show is taking place. 

Most important in all this rambling is the fact that Jack Swagger sucks. Have you ever watched a match with him and thought “Damn, I wanna see that again it was so good!”? I sure as hell haven’t. Not once have I ever tuned in to see what he would do next. When he was serious, goofy, super patriotic, or anti-immigrant he has not been entertaining. I know he’s the real thing with his wrestling background and such but just ask Sylvester Terkay how far that gets you. Swagger has everything to make a great wrestler…on paper. He’s big as hell and has wrestling ability. But for whatever reason it just doesn’t add up in the ring. 

You now how when we were little and would impersonate wrestlers? Mine would be Ultimate WarriorThe BushwhackersMacho Man, and Mr. Perfect. I wonder if some kid is running around the playground shouting about immigrants in their school. Most of the people I know are immigrants or have parents that are. This is a feud that was over before it started.