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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

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    Old wrestling is hard to watch sometimes. The whole pro-America anti-everyone else mentality they had going on in the 80s was dumb. Villains back then were Russians an Iranians who hate America, and the all-American Hulk Hogan comes and saves the day.

    I remember one moment where the Russian villain (Volkoff) would enter the ring and start singing the Russian anthem. Then the audience would boo, and Hulk Hogan would come out, everyone would cheer, and Hulk would then beat Volkoff's ass to the ground much to the love of everyone watching. Then he'd wave the American flag and his theme would blast throughout the arena.

    I don't like Hulk Hogan. I think he's overrated and for a "hero", he's a pretty sore-ass loser when he loses. I know the WWE is broadcasted throughout the world now, but was it back then? How would the Europeans have felt about the shows they would portray?

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    When I was in college in 1970 or 1971, I did a story for the school paper on professional wrestling. On tv, the wrestlers looked like they were huge. In person, they weren't all that big. The announcer, referee, and Miss Wrestling were all super short. I expected the wrestlers to be 6'2" or 6'4", but the ones I talked to were more like 5'10". The only two names of wrestlers I can remember from that era are Pepper Gomez and Ray Stevens - I don't remember who the villians were.

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    I've never watched professional wrestling or any kind of boxing. A sport where the goal is to inflict pain is abhorrent to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyK View Post
    Old wrestling is hard to watch sometimes. The whole pro-America anti-everyone else mentality they had going on in the 80s was dumb. Villains back then were Russians an Iranians who hate America, and the all-American Hulk Hogan comes and saves the day.

    I remember one moment where the Russian villain (Volkoff) would enter the ring and start singing the Russian anthem. Then the audience would boo, and Hulk Hogan would come out, everyone would cheer, and Hulk would then beat Volkoff's ass to the ground much to the love of everyone watching. Then he'd wave the American flag and his theme would blast throughout the arena.

    I don't like Hulk Hogan. I think he's overrated and for a "hero", he's a pretty sore-ass loser when he loses. I know the WWE is broadcasted throughout the world now, but was it back then? How would the Europeans have felt about the shows they would portray?
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    My freshman year of college, I took a distance learning humanities arts course which in 1983 was a tape they would play on tv every Saturday morning. Just before my class, they always played wrestling, and I liked watching it. It is fake. I am sure there are injuries because of all the shenanigans. In 1983, the villain was not foreign.....just not as polished.

    What type of story-lines do the fake wrestlers in other countries use? My guess is hero and villain also.
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    Professional wrestling is all about choreography. Learn the script; put on the show. Dance, ballerina, dance.


    Unfortunately, I fear we've drifted a long way from "benevolence". Come up with your own reasons.
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    Have any of you inadvertently machine-washed AND dried a credit card? If so, did the card still work?

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    I washed my card before but never dried and it didn't work real well after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    Have any of you inadvertently machine-washed AND dried a credit card? If so, did the card still work?
    I did and it still worked. I had a little magnet in the console of my car. I would put my debit card in there sometimes. I was always erasing my cards until my bank complained about how often I erased them and told me what I was doing wrong. Ooops.
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