Alternative movie poster for one of the best movies i’ve seen in a long time, The caged classic, Brawl in Cell Block 99.
I got asked to do some coasters for the annual coaster show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. Show open this Friday Sept 1st.
Well folks the election is over, Its been a little over a week since the stone cold stunner heard around the world. Donald J Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Yes, that Donald J Trump. A reality television star with a Tribble for hair who was inducted into the WWE hall of fame. This election has has made a lot of people happy, pissed a lot of people off and got some folks down right terrified. I admit it, the thought of this guy as president is a bit frighting considering the wackos he’s beginning to surround himself with, people he has already appointed to political offices and the insane policies he has ( or lack there of). Now I’m not gonna sit here and tell you Clinton would have been a better choice because I don’t think she would have been , I didn’t like either of them. I think both of them have more skeletons in their closets than ol’ Jeffy Dahmer and H.H. Holmes combined.
This whole Election was fucking insane, down right bizarre. From the e-mails to the pussy grabbin’ to the health issues to the shit talking to the Sandars campaign hijacking to the racism to the campaign rally riots . WHAT THE FUCK! The last time I can recall that something this wacky happened was when Quayle didn’t know how to spell potato.
Watching all this bullshit unfold over the course of the last year I began to see changes occurring in the politics of this country, The political arena as mutated and morphed into a whole other arena , one I’m somewhat familiar with, Thats right, I’m talking about the arena of professional wrestling. The appearance of Donald Trump onto the political scene is similar to the debut of Razor Ramon into the WWE, ” The bad guy is here” Weeks of cutting promos and vignette’s of him talking shit and telling everyone what a hard ass he is and how many people he is gonna destroy once he steps into the ring and then he shows up and makes good on his word but eventually some underdog like the 1 2 3 kid comes out of nowhere and kicks is ass. Lets face it gang, The ” eat your vitamins and say your prayer’s” era of Hulkamaina has gone out with Obama and we are smack dab in the middle of the “attitude era” and the Monday night wars. WWE on one side and WCW on the other.
Don’t believe me? ok , go to youtube and look up the best of Ric Flair or The Million Dollar man Ted DiBiase promos. Or better yet go look up the best of Scott Steiner. There you go… Donald J fucking Trump, The big poppa pump of politics. Instead of the “Stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun” you get the ” Racial profilin’ ,dealin’ n’ stealin’ jet flying , pussy grabbin’, spoiled brat.”
I know what you’re saying, ” D-Wrex, this is serious, Trump is a racist, fascist, xenophobic monster, our lives are at stake” and you’re right, they are but what most of you continually fail to realize is that just like in pro wrestling, these people don’t run the show, they ARE the show, here for you’re entertainment 24/7 and the show must go on. When you live in a reality TV world you get reality TV politics.
I know a lot of you are scared of what’s going to happen in the not too distant future and I’ll admit it, I’m a bit worried myself but I’m going to try and remain optimistic and hope for the best. Here’s a Perfect analogy. In 1998, King of the Ring, when Mankind stood atop the 20ft unforgiving steel structure known as Hell in a Cell in the clutches of the of the Undertaker, looking down at the crowd below you better believe he was scared, terrified as shit. And as Taker chucked him off the top of the cage and onto the announce table 20ft below smashing it into smithereens everyone was terrified. And while Mankind laid there motionless as Jim Ross contentiously cackled ” he’s dead, the man’s dead, he’s killed him” everyone was terrified. Then as the medical staff wheeled out the gurney and they lifted Mankind onto it and began to wheel him back up the ramp and the chant’s of “holy shit, holy shit” subsided everyone got increasingly terrified and concerned for the safety of Mankind. And as they wheeled him up the ramp Mankind began to stir, he began to show signs of life, he wasn’t finished. Mankind made his way back to the ring and ascended the steel structure to continue the fight and deliver the single greatest match in professional wrestling history. Mankind survived and I believe if we all work together we can too.
Lets just hope we don’t end up like Owen Hart.
But… You know me, I ain’t saying nothin’ , I’m just sayin’