Friday, December 30, 2005

The Really Important Stuff is in Wikipedia

As of late, a new way to spend a 5-minute break surfing the 'net has been to try typing in obscure references into Wikipedia.org and seeing if somebody, somewhere, at some time, has written on the aforementioned obscure references. Sometimes, there will be an article on something weird that you just wouldn't find in Britannica, while many other times, my faith in human nature is tested by finding detailed articles on things of, shall we say, questionable importance!

Today, however, we hit the jackpot.

Doink the Clown

The Gobbledygooker

Apparently, some people who grew up with the spectacle of pro wrestling felt like the sum total of human knowledge at Wikipedia was not complete without an elucidation of two of the worst pro wrestling gimmicks/angles ever! :-)

7 Comments:

Blogger Steve Jackson said...

I for one am impressed at the extent of this guy's knowledge.

Saturday, December 31, 2005 7:07:00 AM  
Blogger Jonathan Moorhead said...

I noticed an action figure of the “Iron Sheik” the other day and thought of you. He brought a tear to my eye.

Saturday, December 31, 2005 11:32:00 AM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

Steve --- hey it is in Wikipedia, so you know it is a big deal!

Jonathan --- you're talking to a guy who can still remember Hulk Hogan escaping the "Camel Clutch" hold at Madison Sq. Garden back in '83 or '84. After losing the belt, the Iron Sheik and Nikolai Volkoff were WWF tag-team champs.
I loved Volkoff's gimmick: "Please rise for the Soviet national anthem..." Great for 1984-86.

Saturday, December 31, 2005 5:52:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Jackson said...

Didn't the Iron Sheikh spit on the American flag?

I remember the WWF briefly had Colonel D'Beers, the South African wrestler.

I remember the good old days: Don Moraco, Cowboy Bob Orton, Jimmy Snuka, Sgt. Slaughter, Chief Jay Strongbow, etc.

Sunday, January 01, 2006 3:56:00 AM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

I believe he would indeed spit at the flag.

I rather wish for the days when not every wrestler was some chiselled Zeus. I also wish that they would've not broken kayfabe. Now the fact that wrestling is "fake" is rubbed in your face.

But then again, there are probably more important things about which to worry!

Sunday, January 01, 2006 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Jackson said...

And I could do without the female wrestlers' although I kinda liked the Fabulous Moolah (or whatever her name was).

Sunday, January 01, 2006 1:31:00 PM  
Blogger Pedantic Protestant said...

I was never a fan of female wrestlers, nor female valets.

Sunday, January 01, 2006 4:58:00 PM  

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