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CMLL thoughts 

Another interesting thing: Templario and Soberano Jr were in a no time limit single fall match. That's an unusual format for CMLL, who mostly run 2-out-of-3 falls matches. When they do single fall matches, they're generally relámpago (lightning) matches with a 10 minute time limit.

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CMLL thoughts 

I'm catching up on last night's CMLL show ( One interesting thing to note: Okumura was on the show. I don't know if that means anything for the NJPW/CMLL relationship, which he apparently is in charge of, but it's interesting to note nonetheless.

And is just a blast, IMO. The crowd always love it, and they generally put on a pretty good show. For me, it's low stakes fun that I can tune into for free at the same time every week, which is perfect.

(Incidentally, almost all of their shows go up on their YouTube almost immediately, here's last night's show: which I'm catching up on as I pontificate.)

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Chikara, and more specifically King of Trios, was really the first non-WWE wrestling that I ever watched, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

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I always enjoy when I watch it live, but it's not in "catch up afterwards" territory for me yet. Part of that is because I don't have a great handle on who is who yet, so watching with the Splania Discord folks who are properly into TJPW makes it a lot easier to follow along. (Plus watching with those folks is always a blast!)

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Enjoying my wrestling filled weekend thus far. KoT Night 1 last night, followed by TJPW. Catching up on last night's CMLL during the day today, before KoT Night 2 tonight, then KoT "Night" 3 tomorrow afternoon.

you see, a humane society would never work because -- and this is a very complex point -- it would be difficult

All you need to grow your own vitamin-packed sprouts at home is a jar or plastic cup, preferably clear, and a cloth to cover it, and some way to keep the cloth fastened on, like a rubber band or hairtie.

Do you have those things? Want to try growing sprouts? DM me an address and next Monday I'll post you an envelope containing heirloom-y, non-GMO, open-source seeds that you can use to try it out, at no cost to you.

(Offer valid for the first, say... 60 respondents.)

(Boosts encouraged.)

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Wednesday Night War Week 1: Arguing with Myself

My original plan for covering the dueling pro wrestling buzz factories of AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT was to compare the shows and definitively state who won the war that week. Here’s the thing though: it’s dishonest. That’s not how it works. Many things can be objectively true, but such and such wrestling show won against other wrestling show isn’t really one of them. I’m too dedicated to things like nuance and indecisiveness to pull off a gimmick like that. So instead, I’m going to write both the “NXT won” and the “AEW won” articles. (It’s libra season, duh!) Smooth Sailing: The case for NXT If you’re grading the war (and …

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Jake Hager: AEW’s New Very Large Man

Problematic himbo Jake Hager was last night’s surprise debut, appearing at the end of AEW Dynamite to aid Chris Jericho, Santana, Ortiz, and Sammy Guevara in beating up The Young Bucks and Cody and Dustin Rhodes. Like when Shawn Spears appeared at Fight For the Fallen and whacked Cody upside the head with a chair, AEW is treating this like a big deal. Is it, though? Let’s look at who he is and what he brings to the table to figure that out. Who is Jake Hager? In a former life, Hager was WWE Superstar Jack Swagger. A product of the University of Oklahoma, Hager signed with the company in …

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Who could possibly surprise us in tonight’s Wednesday Night War?

You may or may not know this, but AEW and NXT are going head to head tonight, and it’s kind of a big deal. Maybe you’ve chosen a side. Maybe you’re one of those wrestling fans who just wants everybody to do well. Maybe you’ve been mashing F5 in your web browser for the past two weeks hoping to be the first to know if CM Punk will be wrestling for a company he hates or just talking about it on FOX Sports 1. Things are kinda hush hush today, but given that NXT’s card is Takeover level and AEW is coming in hot, you know that someone is gonna …

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Corporations Hate This One Weird Trick 


Direct Action 101:

"After homeless people's sleeping area is blocked with rocks to prevent them from sleeping there, people in German city get together to help, carry rocks to the city hall as a protest and completely rid the sleeping area from rocks."

Pro Wrestling Schedule for the Week of September 30, 2019

We are heading into an enormous week of wrestling. A thick, massive week, stuffed to the brim with wrestling. It’s the Chungus of non-Wrestlemania wrestling weeks. It also might be kind of the norm going forward? So we at Fanbyte are introducing a new thing, a weekly wrestling schedule. Grab your planners and a pencil (or your scheduling app of choice) and keep reading. Monday 9/30 WWE Monday Night Raw Season Premiere on USA @ 8PM Eastern Tonight on USA, WWE’s flagship weekly show premieres with a new commentary lineup and lots of special guests. With Seth Rollins vs Rey Mysterio for the Universal Championship and Sasha Banks vs Alexa …

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I'm catching up on @365-rfcs and I have to say @darius shows incredible restraint in not littering this entire series with Insane Clown Posse GIFs

Oh my god. Amazon: Literally cops but with machine learning.

the whole single use plastic thing is to distract us from actual climate change (which is caused almost entirely by large corporations), right?

or is there a stronger relationship between single use plastics and climate change than i realise?

Need a startup that disrupts union busting

Ehy @cwebber

Mattew Garret posted an interesting thought on his blog

It' s about what could or should be achieved through software licenses and what the pressures are today

I found it on the spot and I'd be interested in reading your impression about that

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