Whether or not you’re a fan of professional wrestling, tonight’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw (live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois!) has all the makings of a must-watch television event. It’s bound to be a sight to behold, in what will either be the biggest pop or biggest flop in WWE history.
It’s been thirty-six days since Chicago’s own CM Punk has been inside the ring. Following the 2014 Royal Rumble, he stopped showing up for work and vanished from social media. The company made no acknowledgement of this other than removing his face from promotional images. All kinds of rumors were going around as to why he left: CM Punk is tired and injured, CM Punk doesn’t want to feud with Triple H, CM Punk wants to be the main event of WrestleMania, CM Punk is angered at the company for their mistreatment of Daniel Bryan, CM Punk is jealous of Daniel Bryan, CM Punk is dead.
Since it became apparent that Punk is gone, the WWE audience has not been shy to express their frustrations. Week after week, boring segments during WWE events will get drowned out by “CM PUNK!” chants. This has been a mixed blessing for fans of more than just CM Punk. because the writers and talent have been forced to put on their A-game every week to prevent too much loss or even damages. But no crowd since is going to be more of a nightmare for the WWE than tonight’s in Chicago. Chicago fans have always been most supportive and proud of CM Punk, No crowd will be happier to see his possible return, and no crowd will react more violently if he doesn’t. There’s even been an online campaign for those attending tonight’s Raw to completely troll it out, as seen in the picture at the top of this post.
It seems fitting that Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul will be tonight’s guest host, because the presence or absence of one key element—shall we refer to him as Curium (Cm) or Plutonium (Punk)—will cause a most spectacular reaction. Don’t miss it!
In some cultures, there’s a belief that after the fortieth day of a person’s death, their soul will reach its final destination. And that until then, the soul wanders the earth, visiting the people and places it held dear in its life.
I’m not a fucking retard like Michael Bay.
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For the sad old earth must borrow it’s mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.
Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a long and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Solitude (1918)
There is now a follow-up to Rebecca Black’s “Friday”. This is sizing up to be a very good (Satur)day.
Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.
E. B. White, in a quote I always mean to reference any time I begrudgingly have to explain a joke, but can never remember it.
Tumblr logo showing some bayanihan spirit today…
Let Me Drive My Van (Into Your Heart)
Written and Composed by Rebecca Sugar
Performed by Tom Scharpling
Arranged by Aivi & Surasshu
Electric guitar by our Animation Director Nick DeMayo
This track was engineered and produced by jazz bassist John Leftwich! Thanks so much John!
I got to write a song for Tom Scharpling, host of my absolute favorite radio show The Best Show on WFMU! A total dream come true!
Everyone who hasn’t heard Best Show, you’ve got 13 years of archives to start listening to right now!!!
This song has been super-stuck in my head since yesterday night (along with the opening theme.)