Monday, October 15, 2012

Marvel NOW! - It's Here & Best Bets

Call it a refresh, call it a reshuffling, call it musical chairs, just don't call it a reboot. Just as DC Comics had success last year rebooting their entire line of books, starting November (outside of three books launched this month) Marvel are giving many of their books a fresh coat of paint. But are any of them worth your while? Below are the announced titles so far, the PREVIEWS solicit text and New York Comic Con press releases. The site Marvel has for this event is very unhelpful, missing info about who is writing/drawing the books to information on the books themselves. Also, I will have my thoughts on each of these books.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp (from my Great Grandma Hamersley)

Butter a 13x9 pan and fill with a mixture of:

Sliced apples
1/2 cup sugar
Cinnamon to taste

2 cups of flour
2 sticks of margarine
1/2 cup sugar
Cinnamon to taste

Squeeze all ingredients for the topping together with your hands until it is mixed well. It will be lumpy. Sprinkle on top of apple mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

the LFC List part four - #15 to #1

The final stretch, the crème de le crème of RANDOM.ORG capabilities. I do get a kick out of folks being proud of their spot, I say you should all be proud for just being on the list. Next year, let's break 100!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

the LFC List Part Three - #30 to #16

Halfway through the list, let's dive into the next 15 entries! This is the first entry of someone who asked to be on the list and the only information I could find on them was a dead link. After multiple requests for more information, I received no response. And since this is done at random, they stay on the list. And there may be another one tomorrow. The clock is ticking.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

the LFC List Part Two - #45 to #31

Here we are, the next set of 15. There are lots of out of ring performers on these lists, whether it be behind the scenes folks, bloggers, podcasters or otherwise. Support these folks, give these people a try. Is there a promotion mentioned here you never heard of? Now's the time to check them out!:

Monday, September 10, 2012

the LFC List Part One - #60 to #46

Here we go folks, the beginning of what will come to be the greatest and most comprehensive list of talent involved in pro wrestling. Now that the lists are being made public, check these people put. They all wanted it bad enough to be on this list, after all. Are you a fan, check out their videos! Are you a wrestler, follow these guys (and gals) on Twitter! Are you a promoter looking for great, motivated talent, now you know how to contact them!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

the LFC List 2012 - Because I Got Less Than 500

The cut off was last night, I have my list and now it's time to make the donuts. The internet donuts.

Let's start right off with this: I only got sixty responses. Deep down I never thought I would really get 500 responses. This is going to to change the roll out of the list since there are must fewer people. It will probably start on September 10th with about 15 names a day.

The list is made and set already, 60 through 1, set in stone. I simply did one pass through RANDOM.ORG and went from there. Lots of surprises and debate to be had, I'm sure!

Between now and then, I will be compiling more information about those on the list. Some are easier, since they are a bit more public, others not so much. I will be getting in touch in some people to see what they would like in their write ups.

Once the list is published, we need to push this to as many people as we can. Just like before, link to it on your Twitter, your Facebook, your blog, mention it on your podcast. The more people see it, the more people will want it!

And one day, together, we will get to that 500!

Friday, August 24, 2012

the LFC 500 - You Gotta Want It!

So, here it is, an idea that started as a goof less than 24 hours ago is going to be a real thing. Before we get to the rules you may be wondering why am I doing this?
If you read my previous post right here you will see my thoughts on the PWI 500 is and what true purpose it serves. My list will have no bias and will hopefully be used as a way to expose people in the wrestling community to new eyes. I’m, in no way, looking to gain financially, get more page views or followers with this experiment/venture. I did get an offer from a popular wrestling & pop culture website to be the exclusive host of the list. While I do appreciate the offer, I would like this to remain independent of anyone other than me. If you do run a blog, website, podcast or other media outlet, please feel free to repost, reblog, etc. this list anywhere you like.  

Thursday, August 23, 2012

the LFC 500 Prologue: Why the PWI 500 is Irrelevant

Let's get this out of the way. The PWI (Pro Wrestling Illustrated) 500, a yearly list of the top wrestlers in the world started in 1991, sucks. In the past, it was just, for the most part, whoever was the WWE (then WWF) champion at the time was number one and the rest was as seemingly random as could be. The big two (WWF and WCW) would fill out the top 100-200 and the rest of the list was a who's who of nobodys and never would bes.
Until 1997.