#40DaysofIndie: Day 2 (Nina Simone)

 

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Jazz is lived. Jazz is a part of you. It comes from someplace inside your soul deep down. Its a place that when you can tap into it, can open amazing windows into the soul. Often that place is dark and scary but that’s what makes it beautiful. Continue reading

Daniel Bryan’s retirement and the recent NFL concussion stories intersect in a way that leaves me feeling like a hypocrite

After months of speculation and a stream of glib, defensive sarcasm on part of WWE fans, we all have to finally admit that Daniel Bryan has retired from professional wrestling.

There’s a finality to that reality that wrestling fans simply aren’t used to. Such closure is uncomfortable, a squirming feeling that comes from an inability to tune in next week and see what happens next.

As fans wrestling fans we’re trained from the beginning to expect a payoff to come later. There’s always next week. A new episode of RAW. A new cycle to begin; a never-ending parade of emotion, fisticuffs, and twenty minute promos.

Perhaps that is why so many people were insistent that Bryan’s retirement had to be a story line. After all, everything else has been up for grabs as story material, even the “death” of Vince McMahon.

Alas, the show is over and the American Dragon has left the spotlight for the last time. Continue reading

Oye, with the triple threats, already. – NXT Review: 1/27/2016

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Welcome to another NXT review! Last week we built up to this week’s main event, a triple threat match to determine the Number One Contender for the NXT Championship. All three Superstars involved have valid claims to challenge champion Finn Bálor, but which one will prove himself superior? We will find out later.

Also on this episode, tag team action, the return of a Superstar on the injured list, storyline progression and much more.

Let’s get to it. Continue reading

Ruining Everyone’s Fun: The Top 5 Film and Television Spoilers of 2015

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I’m just going to put this out there so no one gets the wrong idea: I’m a spoiler addict. Continue reading