Sunday, May 21, 2017

NXT Takeover: Chicago

Yes, somehow, Johnny Gargano is still alive.
Holy fuck, what a show. I mean, I went in with low expectations thanks to some last minute injuries and, frankly, a less than stellar build for this show, but Takeover: Chicago turned out to be the best show so far this year. Every match was outstanding. Every match had a level of effort and intensity that's all too often missing from the main roster. I'd hate to be on the Backlash card after watching this.

Friday, May 19, 2017


Ah, brand-specific PPV's. SLightly longer episodes of the weekly shows. Should be a couple decent matches, though.

PREDICTIONS: NXT Takeover: Chicago

We finally get a Takeover not attached to a major PPV, but the card is not super inspiring.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

NXT (5/17)

Come on, Hideo. Dressing like garbage is Ohno's gimmick.
You'd think, with a Takeover in a few days, NXT would have some more shit going on, but no.

205 Live (5/16)

Juvenile, but effective.
My god, an actual new rivalry and story on 205 Live. Sure, it's Rich Swann vs. Ariya Daivari, and sure, it's set up by juvenile package pranks spinning out of the Noam Dar / Alicia Fox mess, but hey, it's something!

Arrow: "Missing" (5/17)

OK, Arrow. We're good.
This season of Arrow has always been at its best when its main villain is 500 steps ahead of Oliver, at a distant, distant second best when wrestling with Oliver's inner demons, and worst when it's dealing with inconsistent ethical dillemas.

Smackdown Live (5/16)

Still funny. Not sure how, but still funny.
If you'd asked me six months ago... three months ago.. hell, six weeks ago that the match I'd most be looking forward to was Breezango vs. The Usos, well, we'd have had words.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Agents Of SHIELD: "World's End" (5/16)

Coincidentally, I, too, am also on board 100%.
You know what I really like about this season of Agents of SHIELD compared to, say, Arrow, or especially Flash?  SHIELD hires grwon-ass people.

The Flash: "Infantino Street" (5/16)

Oh well.
I don't buy it.

If I actually believed The Flash killed off Iris West for good in this episode, I would give them weird, backhanded credit for the swerve - spending the entire back half of the season with the team doing everything in their power to stop a tragedy but none of it worked because they suck at their jobs and are frequently very stupid.

Monday Night Raw (5/15)

Who would have thought a relationship that started with so much gay panic would end so tragically?
We're back to things happening on Raw, at least, even if many of them are weird and wrong.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Arrow: "Honor Thy Father" (5/10)

Yep, that certainly was an episode of Arrow. I mean, if you have an episode that pretends to be a climax despite clear clues in previous episodes that it's not the climax and also there's two episodes left in the season so clearly it's not a climax, how can it not be anticlimactic?

Agents Of SHIELD: "The Return" (5/8)

Not even the power couple of the episode.
If you don't look to closely at how Mack's continued connection to the Framework is a thing at all given what happens in this episode, this is a damn near perfect episode of Agents of SHIELD.

The Flash: "Cause And Effect" (5/9)

Rough wig year for The Flash.
"That's the thing about time travel,Barry. The more you do it, the less the rules apply to you."

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Monday Night Raw (May 8) and Smackdown Live (May 9)

The Monster Among Men has a booboo.
I'm combining Raw and Smackdown this week because essentially, nothing happened.

Oh, technically, Cesaro and Sheamus are now officially challenging the Hardy's for the tag titles, but we all knew that was gonna happen. And technically, Golden Truth had a failed redemption storyline that will probably lead to their retirement or breakup, but who gives a shit?

On Smackdown, Kevin Owens cut a great promo, another edition of The Fashion Files made me laugh despite my better judgment, and Nakamura Vs. Ziggler is official for Backlash, but we all knew that was gonna happen anyway.

Everything else was water-treading and time-wasting. I'm not sure if it's because these were UK shows, taped in advance, or because of the uncertainty (in the case of Raw) caused by Braun Strowman's injury, but both shows were complete nothingburgers.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

NXT (5/3)

Whole lotta this goin' on.
Not a real standout episode of NXT this week, although I do want to give you a theme song update - it's still awful.

205 Live (5/2)

OK, 205. Time to stagger your stories. Wrap one up and start a new one. Wrap up the Alicia Fox story. I mean, I thought you HAD wrapped it up, but no, this week, Alicia Fox was back with Noam Dar after he beat Rich Swann. And while it's not much better having her wrestle on Raw, it was a little better than this.

Arrow: "Underneath" (5/3)

Hooray for metaphors indeed!
As expected, this was a "use being trapped to work out the larger issues of the season" episode, and by and larged, it worked pretty well. Or as well as it could under the circumstances.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Iron Fist: "Bar The Big Boss"

I'm starting to suspect, with one episode remainig, that Iron Fist is not going to pull out of its nosedive.

Agents Of SHIELD: "Farewell, Cruel World"

It'snot easy kidnapping digital Nazi dads.
There's very little to say about this week's Agents of SHIELD because it just goes where it needs to go and does what it needs to do.

The Flash: "I Know Who You ARe" (5/2)

So Savitar is Future Barry or something. Yay. I'm not going to try to unpack whether this makes sense given everything that Savitar has done and that we've been told about him to date. I'm also not going to try to make sense out of the extent of and limitations of SaviBarry's knowledge of the future and how that affects what he does because that's some time travel shit and we all know time travel shit doesn't make sense on these shows.

Instead, I'm just going to wonder why I should give a fuck? How does Savitar being Barry really change anything? It'll probably factor into the eventual resolution, and hell, I'll go out on a limb right now and say those shots of them filming a funeral that leaked a couple weeks ago were probably filming Future SaviBarry's funeral or something dumb like that.

But beyond that, I don't care. They clearly meant us to care. They clearly thought they were setting up a big mystery and we were all going to be excited for an exact duplicate of Who Is The Evel Speedster Going To Be Actually, but nope. Don't care. Stopped caring about Savitar the instant his mystery identity became A Thing, in fact. Seen it all before.

Which is true of pretty much every characte beat in this episode, espeically the Joe-Cecille story. Retread city. Truns out Joe was telling lies and keeping things from her to protect her but decided that love was important. This lesson was new to him because he does not watch The Flash.

The funny thing is that by Flash standards, the baseline craft of the episode was pretty good. Cisco carried the bulk of the (over)acting and melodrama, and he can pull it off. The new scientist was good even if she seemed to be transported right out of an 80's movie. I'm not sure Iris even spoke a line of dialogue. There weren't many dumb arguments. But the season story is now officially a bigger mess than ever and I just want it to be over because they promise Season 4 won't be about evil speedsters. They haven't ruled out the other two things they suck at - time travel and alternate Earths - but ruling out one of the show's three weak points can't be all bad.

Smackdown Live (5/2)

This Smackdown was really predictable 0 some in a good way, like this is the logical conclusion or next step to a story, and some in a bad way, because wrestling always does things this way.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday Night Raw (5/1)

So good. So very good.
Surprisingly decent Raw this week, despite a lot of weirdness in storylines, feuds, and title picturåes.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Iron Fist: "Black Tiger Steals Heart" / "Lead Horse Back To Stable"

Iron Fist leaps to sorta OK with two episodes left to go in the season, A lot of stuff happens, but it's sort of introduced and sort of resolved over the span of these two episodes, so it's too little, too late. Also, I still don't know what's going to be in the last two episodes.

WWE Payback

Now that's some branding.
This show was better than I thought it would be, in all honesty but it's still got that problem of like the last year of WWE programming where the top half of the card is a lot slower and duller than the bottom half. But the bottom half was good.

Pre-Show: Enzo & Cass vs. Anderson & Gallows: I'm gonna flip a coin and say Enzo and Cass win.

And hey, I won the coin flip. You've seen this match a few times before, but it was well eecuted except for some poor distance judging on one failed tag attempt. Anzo got a rollup on I think Anderson after Cass booted Gallows out of the Magic Killer position. (1/1)

US Championship: Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho:Owens wins, pussibly retiring Jericho for another nine months or so.

Or not! Either I've been worked by the rumors and Jericho's sticking around, or whatever happens to send him off and get the title off him will happen on Raw or Smackdown. Pretty good match with a great ending playing off Owens' finger moment at Mania. Also, both Jericho and Owens have new entrance graphics, and Owens' is AMAZING. (1/2)

Neville vs. Austin Aries, Cruiserweight Championship: Neville retains.

I said "retains", not "wins", so this is a correct prediction. Hot match, hot crowd, lots of great sequences, and it ended with Neville using the ref to break the Last Chancery to lose by disqualification and retain the title. Since the next Raw PPV is Extreme Rules, expect some kind of stipulation and an Aries victory. (2/3)

The Hardys vs. Cesaro and Sheamus, Raw Tag Championship: I'll go out on a limb and say Cesaro and Sheamus take the belts and break the hardyz.

Nope! In fact, they went the other way with it, and turned Cesaro and Sheamus heel. I don't know if this is because The Revival are out of action or what. Not a fan of the decision, because I don't think Cesaro makes a great heel and Sheamus as a heel is old as fuck. Maybe this will be what "breaks" the Hardys since Broken Hardys is gonna get face reactions? This is probably slso setting up a gimmick rematch for Extreme Rules. (2/4)

Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss, Raw Women's Championship: Bayley retains.

Wow. How much does WWE like people losing in their hometowns? So much so that Alexa won clean, for no real reason or continuation of the story, or any angle involving Sasha. Good for Alexa, who becomes the first woman to win belts on both shows, and a good, intense match, but I'm not sure there's any thought going into the women's division beyond that. (2/5)

Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton, House of Horrors Match: That's all I need to bet against Randy Orton out of pure spite. Wyatt wins.

And indeed he does, but not before we're subjected to one of the dumbest fucking things I've ever seen - Randy Orton acting like he's in a direct to video horror movie. And the second dumbest thing I've ever seen, the rest of this stupid pile of garbage. Basically a hardcore match in a badly dressed, badly lit house some distance away from the arena, pre-taped and edited with spooky inserts and I think maybe even foleyed with punch sounds Or it's just how they were miked. Orton yells "WHERE YOU AT" like four thousand times..

Wyatt dumps a fridgeon Orton, crawls out to a car, and asks the driver to drive him to the arena, and the match takes a break for Rollins/Joe?! What the fuck? After a limo ride that lasts, convenienly, the length of Rollins-Joe plus one ad for the WWE Network, Wyatt arrives in the arena and does his entrance. And Randy Orton is here, somehow, having escaped from underneath the fridge and having called a fast Uber, I can only assume.Then we get a Singh Brothers run-in, two Jinder Mahal belt shots to the back of Orton's head, and a Sister Abigail to finish it. What a mess. , (3/6)

Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe: Joe wins through shenanigans and we get six more weeks of this.

I freely admit this was distracting, coming as it did in the middle of another match and all. Also, who cares, and also, the House of Horrors break murdered the crowd, and this isn't the match to get them back. Low stakes, not much build, and while I like JOe and am happy to see him getting the big money on the big stage in the back half of his career, the fact is that Joe's basically had one gear and wrestled one match since he joined WWE. And Rollins is right in line with frequent Joe opponents like Balor and Nakamura, which doesn't help. They put the work in, but don't get much out of it. Rollns won with a weird fluke cover, so I don't know what or why any of this match.  (3/7)

Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman: I'm gonna say Strowman wins but the victory will be blamed on Roman's ambulance injuries.

Yep. Of course, even with Roman's "injuries", indicated by a heavily taped up chest and arm, it took a hellacious beating and two running powerslams to keep Reigns down because Reigns. Post-match, Strowman destroys Reigns a bit more with the steel steps, so it might be another couple of weeks before Reigns is back to 100%. Reigns refuses to be stretchered out, either out of bravery, fortitude, or fear that Strowman would ambulance-murder him again. Which in fact happens at the start of Raw Talk after the PPV - Strowman charges at Reigns who's getting into the back of the ambulance, knocks the back door off, and Reigns somehow manages to get the last hits in. Because Reigns. (4/8)

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Yeah I don't need to watch this live.
Ah, the first PPV afgter Mania. Traditionally a weird, half-assed affair, this year's Payback is extra special because of the weirdness caused by matches being set before the Superstar Shakeup. I have bad feelings about this.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Arrow: "Dangerous Liasons (4/26)

There's moral ambiguity, and then there's just amibuity.
There are two huge problems with the big Helix blowoff episode this week. The first is that the whole Felicity/Helix thing is built on Felicity's grief over Billy and desire for revenge against Promootheus, and that's the one thing this season the show has completely failed to sell me on.

NXT (4/26)

Pretzel Party on NXT!

A lot of OK stuff on this week's NEXT, but it's really all about the UK title match.

205 Live (4/25)

Still one of the best things going
It's amazing how much the end of the Alicia Fox storyline is livening up 205 Live. Some solid matches and furthering of the stories this week.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Agents of SHIELD: "All The Madame's Men" (4/22)

Another solid episode of Agents of SHIELD in the can, but it pretty much played out in a completely logical fashion from what came before it, so I'll touch on a couple of minor points instead of the plot.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Smackdown Live (4/25)

"I don't  exactly know what a House of Horrost match is, but for some reason I feel like Sunday, I'm going to find out."

God, Randy Orton sucks.

The Flash: "The Once And Future Flash" (4/25)

Honestly, by Season 3 Flash standards, this wasn't a completely awful episode. Oh, sure, it was full of the usual bullshit like Barry not listening to Iris, Barry standing around mouthbreathing while villains unleash their powers on him, and the eternal question of how, in the seven (or eight, according to the show) years between 2017 and 2024, nobody ever used the magic words "Iris wouldn't have wanted this" that turned Future Barry around. But beyond that, the show was watchable, I think.

Monday Night Raw (April 24)

Can this just keep happening forever?
If you watch wrestling for goofarounds on the mic rather than the in-ring action, this was actually a pretty good episode of Raw. For the most part.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Iron FIst: "The Mistress Of All Agonies

That was better, although, once again, largely because it couldn't have been worse.

Iron Fist: "The Blessings Of Many Fractures"

Yeah, they wish many fractures had blessings, because that episode was fractured as fuck. It was jacked up. It was the single biggest dumpster fire of the show to date, which is saying something.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

NXT (4/19)

Ten! Ten! Ten losses, one win!
Good news, everyone! NXT has a new theme, and has gone from having the best theme (I know, low bar) of all the WWE shows to the worst. It's fucking awful. It's like Kid Rock's cousin fucked a Hot Topic dumpster.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

205 Live (4/18)

Best Thing on a Bad Episode
I know I've been bad, and blown off covering 205 Live and NXT for a couple of weeks, but the same four storylines have just been playing out. And since they all advanced or culminated this week, I can talk about all of them and it's like you didn't miss anything.

Brian Kendrick and Akira Tozawa have been the best thing on 205 Live for a while now, and one of the best things in all of WWE. Until two weeks ago, Kendrick had been teaching Tozawa a series of heel "lessons" that involved Tozawa getting fooled or beaten up.

So, three episodes ago, the tables turned, with Tozawa beating Kendrick by faking a knee injury, then tricking Kendrick into losing to Mustafa Ali by sneaking in and ringing the ring bell to make Kendrick drop his submission before Ali tapped. It's a great story, and that's why I'm giving this week's sub-par installment a pass, because Tozawa distracting Kendrick so Tony Nese could hit Kendrick from behind over Kendrick costing Nese the match with Tozawa is not the best or most logical way to play out the "have eyes in the back of your head" lesson.

In other news, I think, hope, pray that the Noam Dar / Rich Swann / Alicia Fox thing is over, as this week saw Fox dump Dar and Swann reveal that the whole thing was just revenge on Fox for dumping Cedric Alexander. Go, angle, and never darken my door again.

Drew Gulak continues his quest to stop dangerous high-flying on the dangerous high-flying show, and now he has a protest sign and a bullhorn because I guess CJ Parker hasn't needed them for a year and a half so let's try this again, folks!

Oh, almost forgot. TJ Perkins is evil now. He got Sithed by Neville a week or two ago. He's helping beat up Austin Aries before the rematch at Payback. If you're feeling neither positively nore negatively towards this news, that's appropriate.

Smackdown Live (4/18)

OK, I guess?
The highlight, and inexplicably not the main event, of this week's Smackdown was a six-pack challenge to determine the #1 contender to Randy Orton's WWE Championship, in another move that makes me wonder if the US Title and WWE Titles are swtiching places, with the WWE Title being the secondary belt.

We all know Randy Orton's going to retain, assuming the Payback match is even for the title anymore, which I guess it is but they never mention it. So none of the three faces in the match (Sami Zayn, Luke Harper, or Mojo Fucking Rawley) were going to win. That left Dolph Ziggler (nope), Jinder Mahal (what), and Erick Rowan as the heels. I figured it'd go to Rowan to follow on with the Wyatt Family thing, but no, thanks to the help of the maybe called up, maybe guest starring Bollywood Boyz, Jinder Mahal earned the right to lose to Orton at Backlash in May.

Now, I could get behind this. An Indian heel stable with Mahal at the helm? There are worse ideas. ANd WWE implemented two of them. First, by having Mahal call himself "THE MAHARAJA", because really, WWE? And second, having him be from a rich famil, a trope stolen from generations of Arab wrestlers, some of whom, as you'll see on 205, are apparently still using it. Ugh.

Charlotte, meanwhile, became the #1 contender by beating Naomi clean in a non-title match while the other heels in the SDWD executed Natalya's brilliant plan of staring at her backstage twice. Good plan, Natty, Carmella, and Tamina. That'll really teach her to come in and be better than you.

The Shining Stars are now "The Colons", so I assume when Primo and Epico wrestle in singles matches, they'll be "The Semicolons". ZINGO! Anyway, they beat American Alpha to make us try to forget tje ;ast twp uears pf timeshare-shilling jobbing and it's not really working yet.

Kevin Owens beat Local Talent in a US Title Open Challenge, and in the main event, AJ Styles beat Baron Corbin in a decent match over them being mad at each other from the AUS Title A#1 Contender's match last week. See what I mean about the WWE belt being the midcard belt? And that's it.  couple video packages for Nakamura and Dillinger and that somehow filled two hours of show. Not very interestingly.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monday Night Raw (4/17)

Yeah, we were due.
It's kind of weird to have an entire episode of Raw be mediocre and boring so that the big thing at the end seems even more spectacular, but the thing at the end happens so deep in the overrun that my DVR couldn't get it and I had to watch it on the Internet instead.

Agents Of SHIELD: "No Regrets"

Patriotism ain't what it used to be. 
Spoilers after the break, because it can't really be avoided.

Iron Fist: "Falling Tree With Roots"

That was... sorta OK, I guess?

Fast RMX (Nintendo Switch)

I like racing games, but I haven't liked a racing game in a while.

That's because I like a style of racing game that hardly ever gets made anymore. Everything now is a large open world street racing game with some vague plot. And it's online. And there's no local splitscreen. And they want you to, you know, drive.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

That shit's gonna break soon.
I should hate thig game soooooooo much.

Nintendo Switch

Ultimately, looked at as a whole, the WiiU wasn't really that successful as a gaming machine. I mean, it was successful in that I enjoyed quite a few games for it, but in terms of what it was trying to do for gaming, with its pad and motion controls, well, the thing was really not ready for primetime. The pad was clunky, the system was underpowered, and it was too beholden on its Wii past.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Agents of SHIELD: "Identity And Change" (4/11)

If there's a complaint to levy at Agents of SHIELD at this point, it's that it's so consistently competent, and the characters are so well established at this point, that actual surprises are kind of hard to come by.

Iron FIst: "Immortal Emerges From Cave"

Now, see, that's how you make a not particularly great, but at least watchable, episode of Iron Fist.

The Great WWE Superstar Shakeup of 2017

A bunch of people on one of the shows you're watching are on the other show you're watching, and vice versa. Did they make things better? Worse? Who knows.

Smackdown Live (4/11)

Sorry, dude.
As with Raw, we're going to deal with the non-shakeup portions of Smackdown Live.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Monday Night Raw (4/10)

OK, fine, I like Braun Strowman now.
I'm not going to talk about the Superstar Shakeup moves until Smackdown's over and all the moves are finalized, but some other stuff happened on Raw too

Iron Fist: "Under Leaf Pluck Lotus

In the fifth episode of Iron Fist, there's a scene, a moment in time, at encapsulates almost everything that's wrong with this show. Later, there's a kinda shitty fight that covers the rest.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Smackdown Live (4/4)

Remember how, in my Raw post, I mentioned how the post-Mania shows are good for debuting lesser superstars beloved by smart fans and letting the crowd reaction turn them into a big deal, like with Enzo and Cass a year ago? Well, hello, Tye Fucking Dillinger.

Agents of SHIELD: "What If..."

And why we turn their movie into a Netflix series.
So, you remember all those times when Barry Allen went to an alternative Earth or an alternative timeline and kept reacting like a complete moron even though he knew everything there was different and nobody there was who he thought they were?

Monday Night Raw (4/3)

Nope. Nobody likes you.
First things first. I know it's a tradition for the audiences after Mania to be a bunch of rowdy assholes trying to get themselves over and ignore the matches. And it's also the WWE's tradition to have the announcers present this as "none of this matters this is just fan passion". But we all know this is a mixed bag at best, really only useful for making debuting NXT people seem like huge stars as the smark crowd cheers for them. Last year we got Enzo and Cass, and this year, we got... The Revival.

Iron Fist: "Rolling Thunder Cannon Punch" / "Eight Diagram Dragon Palm"

Two more epiosdes of Iron Fist in, and I have good news, and I have bad news.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wrestlemania 33

My favorite Wrestlemania moment.
Nobody needs to watch seven hours of pro wrestling. Ever. It's just not a thing that should happen. Six is pushing it as it is, but seven? I actually enjoyed a lot of Wrestlemania, but as with so many WWE shows over the last couple of years, what they think of as the "main events" are a bunch of bullshit I could barely stand to watch if I was fresh, and by hour five point five, I am not fresh.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

PREDICTIONS: Wrestlemania 33

The Ultimate... Something Or Other
Here we are again! Big show time! Six hours of wrestling and Pitbull performances!  As with Takeover, the predictions are divided into SHOULD and WILL, with what I want to happen and what I expect to happen.

PREDICTIONS: NXT Takeover Orlando

Probably the match of the night.
It's time for another NXT Takeover, also known the show that makes the real show look bad, and Orlando should be no exception, even with a main event that won't steal the show.

Friday, March 31, 2017

NXT (2/29)

Don't start being appealing now.
Unlike 205 Live, NXT has its own event this weekend, so a lot of people get to play. And so we get some final build for Takeover and a match that angers me for the wrong reasons.

Arrow: "Disbanded" (3/29)

This episode of Arrow featured a thing I would normally be mad about in a show like this, but the execution was so solid I'm gonna give it a pass.

205 Live (2/28)

So, say you're a weekly show in the WWE, with your own roster of a dozen plus wrestlers, and of those dozen plus wrestlers, two of them are performing on Wrestlemania, and those two are competing in the pre-show. How do you fill your last show before the big dance? With filler!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iron Fist: "Shadow Hawk Takes Flight"

Better, I guess? But still not good.

Smackdown Live (3/28)

Much like Raw, Smackdown killed time before Wrestlemania by reminding you about everyone's feuds. They did manage a couple of interesting things, though.

The Flash: "Abra Kadabra"

She must be strong, she's wearing black pants.
By Flash standards, this wasn't an awful episode. More goofy dumb than stupid. Oh, sure, there was another Inexplicably Kept Secret, and the actor playing the villain seemed to be attempting to chew scenery and failing horribly, but hey, small victories.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Raw (3/27)

What's that slogan again?
This was a perfectly mediocre go-home episode of Raw before Mania. I mean, there were literally zero new developments. Just video packages, promos, and a handful of matches that allowed Sunday's participants to beat up on each other.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lucy and Oliver

Lucyin the front, Ollie in the badk.
So, over the last six months, odds are good than any significant disruption in my various Internet writing was tied directly to the illness and loss of the two cats we had since 2001. We lost Willow in October, and Rory at the beginning of March.

Yesterday, we  adopted Lucy and Oliver lrom a local rescuer we found through Feline Rescue MN. Tyey just turned 11 months old, sister and brother, friendly, affectionate, and utterly ridiculous. I won't be clogging this place cat blogging, don't worry, but in the interest of a broader variet of topics, and also because of the hyper focus of the last... 19 hours, I figured I'd indulge.

NXT (3/22)

A cynic wouild say that Vince McMahon just discovered Suicide Girls.
THis was a pretty momentous NXT, especially by NXT standards, where not a lot happens most weeks.