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Still dead. :-(

Autopsy results indicate he died in his sleep of massive heart failure. He'd apparently been working himself too hard, working out too much, and placing too great a strain on a body that hadn't really recovered from his past abuse.

Way to go gracefully, ese.

I'm still feeling affected by Chris Benoit's breakdown on Monday night. That fucking HURT to watch.
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Okay, so we strolled into the lovely Tasca (La Tasca?) for tapas to celebrate the [ profile] kellychenault's birthday over dinner with good friends (and some really tasty Sangria), and were surprised to discover ourselves recipients of more prezzies! For our birthdays! From [ profile] christhetoken and [ profile] lenadances!

My prezzies were wonderful (I lurve the Jesus tape!), and we spent a good chunk of time on Sunday staying up to watch two of the three Strongbad Email DVDs. So funny!

But first, see, we watched the DVD they'd given R, something called "Kaiju Big Battel", which's...erm...erm. It's erm.

It's some kind of insane hybrid of:
- really reckless and creative wrestling
- Japanese monster movies
- a parody of really reckless and creative wrestling
- a parody of Japanese monster movies

Yes, that's a red sea urchin with a cactus for a head sit-down powerbombing a can of soup.

It''s psychotic. Full grown men, well trained wrestlers to be exact, dressed up as city-crushing monsters enslaved in a battle royale so as to prevent further earthly destruction. They're giant green foam plantains, a foil wrapped potato, a massive dust bunny, a can of Kung Fu Chicken Noodle Soup, an enormous mechanical-armed cardboard carton - named of course "Robox", and a whole array of mutated undersea and alien creatures, wrestling pretty damn well in a ring littered with cardboard boxes painted to look like a cityscape. (See what they did there?) I quite like Hellmonkey too.

It has what appears to be a rabid fan base, and from what I can get from their website, they do actually have live events. None in Chicago yet. Their next one is in West Virginia. I would need to be REALLY loaded to go see one, but there's no way you'd keep me away from the place, ultimately. It's just too damn fucked up to miss.

It was a brilliant piece of film making, in that on the entire DVD, there were only a couple of actual matches, and they were in the "Bonus" section. The rest of the thing was pre-produced bits playing off the existing mythos. It's...::shaking head::. Token, you are a madman, you know that?


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