This Day In Pro-Wrestling History

Aug 29th, it’s a big day in Wrestling History. Pro Wrestling Pay-Per-Views weren’t always held on Sunday. Here’s what happened on this day in Pro Wrestling.

Monday August 29th, 1988 – WWF Summerslam ’88 – Madison Square Garden – New York City – 20,000 in attendance.
Saw The Ultimate Warrior defeat the Honky Tonk Man for the WWF Intercontinental Championship and Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage defeat Andre the Giant and Ted Dibiase. Quick history lesson: Did you know the WWF Intercontinental Championship was originally viewed as a World Title type championship belt?.. Now ya know 🙂

Saturday August 29th 1992 – WWF Summerslam ’92 – Wembley Stadium – London, England – 80,355 in attendance
Saw The Ultimate Warrior defeat Randy Savage for the World Championship and The British Bulldog defeat Bret “The Hitman” Hart for the Intercontinental Championship.

Monday August 29th, 1994 – WWF Summerslam ’94 – United Center – Chicago, IL – 23,000 in attendance
Saw Razor Ramon (Scott Hall) defeat Diesel (Kevin Nash) for the Intercontinental Championship and Bret Hart defeat his brother Owen Hart in a Steel Cage to retain the World Championship.

Also on this day (non PPV):

1998 ECW held a show in Philadelphia at the Asylum Arena (AKA ECW Arena)
2000 WWF taped Smackdown in Lafayette, North Carolina at the Crown Coliseum
2000 WCW taped Thunder in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson Convention Center

 

Thank you for reading!

– Dan

Big Brother Spoiler

This week in the Big Brother house has been pretty crazy, after the double eviction everybody was looking around with a different view on things. Boogie and Ashley were sent packing, Boogie was the obvious one to leave and then the pot got stirred when Ian won HOH and put Frank up against Ashley. As we know, Frank won the POV and took himself off and put Joe up against Ashley. After Ashley was voted out Frank went on a rampage, calling out everybody in the house on the cowardly acts they have done.

Now for the crazy stuff.

Frank was offered Pandoras Box. In it, the chance to win $10,000. Not knowing what would happen to the house guests while he was in there he was a little unsure as he wanted to make sure that Dan left. But ended up taking Pandoras Box for a spin.

While Frank spent the next hour in the box picking and choosing 3 different question marked slips of paper to try and win large amounts of money, the house guests were given the chance to win a second Veto via the Claw game in the arcade room (the room just off the bathroom). The house guests were told they needed $.50 to play the game. They started tearing apart the backyard digging for coins, when all of a sudden balls started flying over the walls and some had quarters in them. Everybody started digging like crazy to find quarters and play the claw game. Dan was damn near out of control, Britney was diving at the sound of quarters. In the end, Ian won the Veto.

Jenn would go on to win the regular Veto. With Ian having this second Veto, Frank had to make a deal with him not to use it. Frank told Ian that if he used the Veto, he would put Britney up. Ian made the decision to not use the veto.

Here’s where the week gets interesting. Nominations were Dan and Danielle. Ian did his Veto ceremony before Jenn did hers, Ian said he will not be using his Veto. Jenn used her Veto to save Dan. Frank had to name a replacement since Dan was taken down. Now he had told Ian that he would put Britney up if Ian used his veto, which he didn’t Jenn used hers. Frank puts Britney on the block, which sends Ian into fit of anger. Ian starts screaming at Frank, and starts getting really upset. Ian got beer in his HOH basket and started drinking, He got drunk during the middle of the day.

Dan had a punishment from a comp and had to spend 24 hours in the Have not room with techno music and flashing lights, and had to eat an entire sheet cake. When he came out he decided to play the house a little bit and pretend that he was having horrible effects from the punishment he had endured, to the point that he had Danielle in tears. They called Dan to the DR and from what I can gather production wanted to make sure that he was actually okay. It’s hard to tell whats going with Dan right now, He made a deal with Frank, I don’t know if Dan is trying to ensure his safety or if he is trying to get into a position that he can get Frank out by using his trust against him. Time will tell.

There was some heat between Danielle and Britney over who was campaigning against who. Frank is guilty of lighting this fire. Danielle had talked to Dan and Shane about keeping her, even though Danielle and Britney agreed not to campaign, Frank told Britney that Danielle was campaigning hard against her. Britney got really upset at Danielle and started yelling at her. This didn’t last too long as later in the day they were walking around together and talking.

Here is how it looks the votes will go.

Name Vote
Dan Britney
Jenn Unknown
Joe Britney
Shane Britney
Ian Danielle

Jenn hasn’t talked a lot about who shes voting for, she saved Dan which means she probably won’t vote for Danielle but at the same time that doesn’t mean she won’t vote for Britney. So at this point she is the swing vote.

Thanks for reading!

– Dan

Big Brother Results

First off, sorry I couldn’t live blog last night, I had some technical difficulties.

Here is how it went down. My predictions for the first vote and eviction were spot on. They sent Boogie packing.

Name Vote
Dan Boogie
Danielle Boogie
Frank Jenn
Ian Boogie
Joe Boogie
Britney Boogie
Ashely Jenn

The first HoH was a trivia comp, Ian took the HoH and did what I thought, He put Frank up with a pawn, Ashley. But, in the veto Frank won and took himself down. Ian had to replace Frank, with Joe. This is where it gets a little weird. Everybody minus Frank, voted to send Ashley to Jury.

Very strange. The second HoH should take place soon. We will find out who’s in charge. Shane, or Frank? or someone new?

Big Brother Double Eviction Prediction

My, oh my the game will get all kinds of mixed up tonight. Big Brother is doing a Double Eviction. With all the heat on Dan after Frank and Boogie suspected him of being a mole, I can imagine he is at risk for some pay back. Here is my prediction of what will happen tonight.

First Eviction: Boogie.

I think the votes will go this way.

Name Vote
Dan Boogie
Danielle Boogie
Frank Jenn
Ian Boogie
Joe Boogie
Britney Boogie
Ashely Possibly Jenn
Ashley is a hard one to read, she is very docile and unpredictable.

 

Second Eviction. Things get stirred up.

This could go a couple of ways, but judging by the way things have gone in the last couple round of HoH, I have a feeling that Frank may take it. But the HoH will need to be a quick, knowledge quiz. Ian has a pretty good chance of winning if thats the case.

If Ian gets HoH, Frank will be put on the block, i’m guessing next to a pawn and Frank will likely go home.
If Frank gets HoH, Shane will go up with Dan, it’s hard to see where that could go. Shane is a competitor and could take this the whole way and win, and Dan is also a threat, so that is really tough to say who goes in this case.

Don’t forget there will be two HoH comps tonight. The second HoH is anybodies game, but I think Shane may win, that is if he is still in the game at that point.

The live show takes place at 6pm pacific / 9pm eastern. While it airs on tape delay on the west coast at 9pm, you can find various sites on the internet to watch the show live as it happens at 6pm Pacific.  videobrother.com which is my favorite source. You can also get the live feeds at superpass.real.com for the uncensored look into the house.

Later tonight I will be live blogging the Double Eviction. Tonight should be really interesting!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra 2012 Winter Tour

I am, what they (TSO) refer to as a “Repeat Offender”. This year will be my 5th year in a row seeing this amazing show! For the last 4 years, it has pretty much been the same show, with slight stage changes each year. However, for the 2012 winter tour, they have announced an ALL-NEW Stage and Show!

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For those of you in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area, tickets go on sale for two shows at the Rose Garden on Sept 14th 2012. Get your tickets HERE when they are available!

Tomato Harvest

The first harvest is looking really good so far! On to making pasta sauce! 🙂

The tomato plants are still completely covered in tomatoes, in the coming weeks I should be getting a lot more. 🙂

Ronnie “Ron Gotti” Wynn

Dumbass
noun Slang: Vulgar .
a thoroughly stupid person; blockhead.

In the first entry into the Dumbass Files we’ve got a real “wynner”. Doing stupid stuff with your own body is one thing, but when you do what this dumbass did, you enter a whole new level of stupid.

Our dumbass for this entry is Ronnie Wynn, aka “Ron Gotti” (as if he thinks he’s a real gangster like John Gotti. Really? You couldn’t even wipe the dirt off his shoes.). As of this entry Ronnie is behind bars in the Clark County Jail, he was booked on July 16th 2012 and is being held on “POSSESSION OF A STOLEN VEHICLE “. But there is so much more to the story. Sometime before July 2nd when it was reported, Ronnie broke into his uncles house and stole a Ruger Pistol, .9mm Pistol, Assault Rifle and an Airsoft HK Assault Rifle replica.

After committing burglary, this dumbass decided it would be a good idea to drive around Vancouver shooting a gun out his window into a neighborhood.
(Shooting into a neighborhood on NE 138th Ave)

You might ask how I know that this is 138th Ave? See below.

Olympic Drug is located at the corner of 138th Ave and NE 28th St. (13898 NE 28th St #B)

There is also a 76 gas station on the corner seen here, where he is holding one of the Assault Rifles he stole, I’m not a gun person, so I can’t tell if this is the Airsoft or not.

After he shoots the gun out the window he then decides its a good idea to speed through a neighborhood with tires screeching as he whips around corners, all while holding the pistol in his hand. The girl filming the whole thing appears to be under the influence of something and should arrested as an accomplice to wreckless endangerment.

I decided to do some looking on Ronnie Wynn and found a facebook page with very little public information, He was born in Aberdeen Washington, attended Evergreen High School and is Single. According to both KPTV and The Columbian, Ronnie is 23 years old, which means he graduated in 2005 or 2006. It sure didn’t take this dumbass very long to mess his life up.

I also found another Youtube video of this dumbass acting big and bad with his guns.

WARNING THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS CONTAIN STRONG LANGUAGE

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Upcoming Weather

The weather forecast for the next week or so is looking REALLY nice!! I’m stoked because by garden could really use a nice long heat wave. Everything is growing but that sun will make things go crazy 🙂

 

 

 
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Garden Status

Following the aphid infection, my cucumbers didn’t recover as well as I would like. I trimmed a lot of leaves off to prevent the disease from spreading, that appears to have stunted the plant. I have two cucumbers that aren’t growing much. Maybe next year.. My corn and tomatoes are doing amazing though! The corn stopped growing at about 6 foot (some are smaller), which was attributed to the bush blocking the sun during the first few stages of growth. I have about 25 ears of corn :-). My tomatoes are going insane! My early girl tomato plant is covered in tomatoes! I am not really sure why my big beef doesn’t have any yet. The hot weather just broke loose around here so i’m hoping the bees get to all the flowers on the plant.

I have two lemon cucumber plants, the first one I planted a while back but was attacked by a squirrel, and somehow is STILL growing. It literally looks dead  at the base but is producing cukes. Because of my uncertainty as to the health of the plant, I went and bought another plant which is already producing cukes.

I have started a project that will make the garden larger and allow for up to 5 – 6 hours of sun in the late afternoon to evening. It gets another 2 hours of sun in the morning. We have two large pine trees that block a lot of sun mid day. So far with just the evening sun, the garden is already doing well. My hope with this project is to give more space and remove a crap load of roots and black berry plants, In the next month I will have a stump grinder out here to get the stump and most of the roots around it removed and make mulch out of them. Then comes the fun part of building a stone retaining wall and tilling in some healthy soil.

Right now the soil is in pretty bad shape. I’ve had to add miracle grow and calcium to keep things going, the soil is so tough and dry. Put water on it and the water just rolls away, my plan is to remove an inch or two of the bad soil and replace it with healthy garden soil and fertilizer. Then I will till it in and hopefully have better soil for next year. This year is more of a trial run for the garden. Next year I will have more stuff growing and a lot more space.

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to check out my garden cam. I hope to add another camera to that next year so I can have lower and higher vantage points.