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#1 Posted on 1.10.03 1556.11
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* 937 libraries in North America own a copy of Mick Foley's "Have a Nice Day" (but only 395 own a copy of "Tietam Brown")?

* 975 libraries own a copy of "The Rock Says"?

* 785 libraries own a copy of Chyna's "If They Only Knew"?

* 622 libraries own a copy of Kurt Angle's "It's True! It's True!"?

* 472 libraries own a copy of Bill Goldberg's "I'm Next"?

* 376 libraries own a copy of the Hardy Boyz' "Exist 2 Inspire"?

* 335 libraries own a copy of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wrestling" by Lou Albano?

* 275 libraries own a copy of Jerry Lawler's "It's Good to be the King ... Sometimes"?

* 216 libraries own a copy of DDP's "Positively Page"?

* 209 libraries own a copy of Bobby Heenan's "Bobby the Brain: Wrestling's Bad Boy Tells All"?

* 206 libraries own a copy of the Fabulous Moolah's "First Goddess of the Squared Circle"?

* 118 libraries own a copy of Freddie Blassie's "Listen You Pencil Neck Geeks"?

* 84 libraries own a copy of Ted DiBiase's "Every Man Has His Price"?

* Eight libraries (the Lincoln City Library, the Woodbridge Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Council of Ashtabula County Library, the Bucks County Free Library, the Reading Public Library, the County of Henrico Public Library, and the Virginia Beach Public Library) have ordered a copy of Lita's new book "A R.O.A.D Less Travelled" to add to their collections?

* Seven libraries (the Bloomington Public Library, the Marrowbone Public Library, the Campbell County Public Library, the Kenton County Public LIbrary, the Akron-Summit County Public Library, the Cleveland Public Library, and the Roanoke County Public Library) own a copy of Arn Anderson's autobiography ("Arn Anderson 4 Ever")?

* Five libraries (the Anchorage Municipal Library, the Schaumburg Township District Library, the Muncie Public Library, the Cleveland Public Library, and the Nashville Public Library) own a copy of Missy Hyatt's autobiography ("Missy Hyatt: First Lady of Wrestling)?

* Three libraries (the Allen County Public Library, the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and the National Library of Canada in Ontario) own a copy of Fritz Von Erich's biography ("The Secret of the Iron Claw")?

* Three libraries (the Oak Lawn Public Library, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and the Corvallis Public LIbrary) own a copy of Lou Thesz's autobiography ("Hooker: An Authentic Wrestler's Adventures Inside the Bizarre World of Professional Wrestling")?

* 164 libraries own a copy of Scott Keith's "Buzz on Professional Wrestling" (21 of those libraries being in Illinois, for some reason)?

* Three libraries (the Sacramento Public Library, the South Central Library System, and the National Library of Canada) have ordered a copy of R.D Reynold's "WrestleCrap: The Very Worst in Professional Wrestling" to add to their collections?

* The Boston Public Library owns a book about Hulk Hogan written in Spanish ("Hulk Hogan : Campeón De Lucha Libre"), while the Los Angeles Public Library owns a book about Hogan written in Korean ("Swedou woriosu")?

* Harvard University owns a three-volume set commemorating the WWF's 1994 tour of Israel written in Hebrew ("Kokhve WWF")?

* The San Francisco Public Library has a book written by Japanese wrestler Mr. X ("Kaiki, owarai puroresu no yomikata")?

* A whopping 332 libraries have a subscription to WWE Magazine (but only one - the St. Paul Public Library - has a subscription to WWE RAW Magazine)?

* 326 libraries own a copy of the book "Help! I'm Trapped in a Professional Wrestler's Body" (Abstract: After they switched bodies with the lunch ladies, Jake and Andy swore they wouldn't use Mr. Dirksen's body-switching machine again, but Jake really wants to know what its like to be a professional wrestler. At Wrestle Insanity, Andy gets turned into Bruce "Brainiac" Bloom and Jake must switch bodies with Nick "No Nerve" Nelson in order to save him)?

* 90 libraries own a copy of the book "See You Later, Gladiator" (Abstract: Joe, Fred, and Sam demonstrate some of their favorite professional wrestling moves, including the Time Warp Trio Blind Ninja Smackdown, when they're transported to ancient Rome and forced to fight as gladiators in the Colosseum)?

* Ohio State University owns a copy of the Undertaker comic book by Chaos! Comics?

* 32 libraries own a copy of the original "WrestleMania" on VHS, and that the official cataloging record looks like this :


WrestleMania [videorecording] / Evart Enterprises, Inc.
New York : Coliseum Video, c1985?
1 videocassette (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format.
"WF004."
Videocassette release of the 1984 film by Evart Enterprises, Inc.
Director, Jack Simon ; producers, Nelson Sweglar, George Scott, Herb Kaplan ; executive producer, Vince McMahon.
Muhammad Ali (Guest referee), Billy Martin (Ring announcer).
Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Roddy Piper, Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff, Leilani Kai, Wendi Richter, Andre the Giant, Big John Studd and many more.
Professional wrestling matches with many top names in competition.


* 77 libraries own "Mr. Nanny" on VHS, 60 own "Suburban Commando", 36 own "No Holds Barred", 28 own "Santa with Muscles", 27 own the "Thunder in Paradise" movie, and 132 (!) libraries own a copy of "3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain" (geez, librarians must really love Hulk Hogan and Loni Anderson)?

* Twenty libraries own "Hell Yeah: Stone Cold's Saga Continues" on VHS?

* Eight libraries (the Minuteman Library, the Commerce Public Library, the Sarasota County Library System, the US Air Force Incirlik AB, the Cleveland Public Library, the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Dayton Public Library, and the Pierce County Library System) own "Mick Foley: Hard Knocks and Cheap Pops" on DVD?

* Six libraries own copies of the old "Hulk Hogan Rock 'N Wrestling" cartoon on VHS - four (the Highlands County Public Library, the New Hampshire State Library, the Fairfield County District Library, and the Laramie County Library System) own the episode "Four Legged Pickpocket", two (the Scranton Public Library and the Laramie County Library System) own the episode "Ten Little Wrestlers", and one (the Botetourt County Library) owns the episode "The Champ Wins Again"?

* Four libraries (the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, the Cleveland Public Library, the Cuyahoga County Public Library, and the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library) own Starrcade 1998 on VHS?

* Four libraries (the Chula Vista Public Library, the Santa Clara County Free Library, the Solano County Library, and the Arlington County Library) own "Exposed! Pro Wrestling's Greatest Secrets" on VHS ... That NBC special, remember? "Stomp your foot, and then kick!"

* Two libraries (the Cleveland Public Library and the Dayton Metropolitan Library) own "Sid Vicious: Millenium Man" on VHS?

* The Suffolk Library Cooperative System in New York has quite the large collection of wrestling-related video games ... They own "Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth" (PS2), "Just Bring It!" (PS2), "Heroes of Wrestling" (GCN), "WCW Mayhem" (PS1), "WrestleMania the Arcade Game" (PS1), "WWF In Your House" (PS1), "WrestleMania 2000" (N64), "WCW/NWO Revenge" (N64), "WCW vs NWO World Tour" (N64), "WWF War Zone" (N64), and "Fire Pro Wrestling" (GBA)?

* But, not to be outdone, the Kansas Public Library owns the overlooked classic "Bop 'N Rumble" for the Commodore 64 (Abstract: As Gorgeous George, hairy-chested macho wrestler, you must rescue helpless Grannies on the city streets who are threatened with break dancers, gorillas and other creeps)?

Why doesn't my local library have cool stuff like this?

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#2 Posted on 1.10.03 1724.11
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Nearly four times as many libraries have Chyna's book as have Heenan's book? That's horseshit.
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#3 Posted on 1.10.03 1800.07
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    Originally posted by BigVitoMark
    Nearly four times as many libraries have Chyna's book as have Heenan's book? That's horseshit.


Probably because most people donated (got rid of) Chyna's book to those libraries.
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#4 Posted on 1.10.03 1808.33
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No I did not know that.
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#5 Posted on 1.10.03 1929.00
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What about the Scott Keith books?
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#6 Posted on 1.10.03 2004.57
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    Originally posted by Whitebacon
    What about the Scott Keith books?



"* 164 libraries own a copy of Scott Keith's "Buzz on Professional Wrestling" (21 of those libraries being in Illinois, for some reason)?"

There's your answer for that one, but I don't see any listings for the newer book. As for me, I'm amazed that six libraries still have the Hulk Hogan Rock N Wrestling cartoons. I have two copies I got from a dollar store, and I would love to see other episodes.
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#7 Posted on 1.10.03 2014.23
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They actually rereleased the Rock N Wrestling tapes 2 years or so ago, my friends picked me up the whole tape set (i think) as a birthday gag gift.
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#8 Posted on 1.10.03 2017.23
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Definitley interesting, if not worthless, information. I'd ask where you got all that info, but I probably don't want to know.
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#9 Posted on 1.10.03 2317.23
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I knew all that. ALL OF IT!!!
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#10 Posted on 2.10.03 0920.43
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    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    There's your answer for that one, but I don't see any listings for the newer book.


Whoops, I forgot about "Tonight ... In This Very Ring"; here you go :

* 51 libraries own a copy of Scott Keith's "Tonight ... In This Very Ring" (this time, Illinois is NOT the state with the most libraries that own Keith's book; shocking, I know, but this time the honor goes to Indiana with seven - including the University of Southern Indiana)?

    Originally posted by cringe
    They actually rereleased the Rock N Wrestling tapes 2 years or so ago, my friends picked me up the whole tape set (i think) as a birthday gag gift.


Actually, those were the original VHS tapes from the 1980's that I was talking about ... Upon further review, I find that one library (the Denver Public Library) owns the complete 6-volume set of the 1999 re-release :


WWF805 WWF Home Video
791.43 Hul
Hulk Hogan's rock 'n' wrestling [videorecording] / DIC Licensing LP and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc.
World Wrestling Federation Home Video presents Hulk Hogan's rock 'n' wrestling.
[United States] : WWF Home Video, 1999.
6 videocassettes (45 min.) : sd., col.; 1/2 in.
Episodes from the animated series which aired on television from 1985-1987.
Children's films.
DIC Licensing LP.
World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Inc.
Hogan, Hulk, 1955-
http://www.wwf.com


    Originally posted by geemoney
    Definitley interesting, if not worthless, information. I'd ask where you got all that info, but I probably don't want to know.


http://newfirstsearch.oclc.org/

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#11 Posted on 2.10.03 1655.25
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Interesting information that needs to be kept somewhere...hmmm. My first question is did you look all that up by yourself? Second one is not really a question but mainly a comment. WOW! I think that's going into a notepad file on my computer somewhere. OSU owns a copy of the Undertaker comic...time to transfer schools. Ehh...mabe not.
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#12 Posted on 3.10.03 0805.45
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Yeah, FirstSearch is kind of like a search engine for libraries ... You just put in a title ("Have a Nice Day") or a keyword/author ("Hogan, Hulk") and it will come up with a list of books/videos/DVDs/microfiche/whatever and the libraries that own a copy of them.

It's kinda fun, in a "oh MAN am I bored at work and have nothing better to do" sort of way ... Here's a couple more :

* 87 libraries have a subscription to "Pro Wrestling Illustrated".

* Two libraries (the Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Elkhart Public Library) own the original LP of "The Wrestling Album II: Piledriver" ...


The Wrestling album II [sound recording] : Piledriver.
New York City : Epic, 1987.
1 sound disc (31 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
003100
Rock and country songs performed by various performers, musicians and non-musicians, who are associated with the World Wrestling Federation.
Recorded at Platinum Island Recording Studio and the Hit Factory, New York City.
Girls in cars (Robbie Dupree & Strike Force) -- Piledriver (Koko B. Ware) -- Honky tonk man (Honky Tonk Man) -- Demolition (Rick Derringer with Ax & Smash; i.e. Demolition) -- Jive soul bro (Slick) -- Crank it up (Jimmy Hart) -- Waking up alone (Hillbilly Jim & Gertrude) -- Stand back (Vince McMahon) -- Rock and roll hoochie koo (Gene Okerlund & Rick Derringer) -- If you only knew.
Rock music, 1981-1990.
Country music, 1981-1990.
Honky Tonk Man.
Slick.
Hillbilly Jim.
Gertrude.
Dupree, Robbie.
Ware, Koko B.
Derringer, Rick.
Hart, Jimmy.
McMahon, Vince.
Okerlund, Gene.
Strike Force (Musical group)
World Wrestling Federation.


* Two libraries (the Merrimack Valley Library and the Pope County Library) own something called "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling III: Fans Beware ... Anything Goes" (VHS, 1988, 57 min.); anyone heard of it?

* Bowling Green State University owns a copy of "The Best of the Wrestling observer, 1983-1987", by Dave Meltzer.

* 688 libraries own a book called "Better Wrestling for Boys" (which just sounds WRONG).

Anyone have any other books/videos that they'd like me to look up, just for curiousity's sake?



EDIT: Oh, I also just noticed this ... Up above, the Sacramento Public Library is incorrectly linked; my apologies to any Sacramentites who may be reading this.
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#13 Posted on 6.10.03 0004.44
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Alessandro: There was a seven-inch of some group of wrestlers performing "Land of 1,000 Dances". I believe they're credited as just The Wrestlers. Almost got it on eBay, but just out of curiousity...
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#14 Posted on 6.10.03 0746.25
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Alessandro: There was a seven-inch of some group of wrestlers performing "Land of 1,000 Dances". I believe they're credited as just The Wrestlers. Almost got it on eBay, but just out of curiousity...


Yup, Bowling Green University owns a copy ...


Wrestlers (Musical group)
Land of 1,000 dances?!!? [sound recording] / the Wrestlers.
Land of a thousand dances
New York : Epic, p1985.
1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
Rock song (two versions).
Sung by members of the World Wrestling Federation.
Land of 1,000 dances?!!? -- Land of 1,000 dances?!!? (dub instrumental).
Rock music, 1981-1990.
World Wrestling Federation.


For the record, this song was originally recorded as part of "The Wrestling Album" (the precursor to "Piledriver", mentioned above) :


The wrestling album [sound recording].
New York : Columbia, p1985.
1 sound disc (32 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
Commentary by Vince McMahon, Gene Okerlund, Jesse Ventura ; popular songs performed by World Wrestling Federation wrestlers.
Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York.
Program notes on container.
Land of 1,000 dances (the Wrestlers)(4:34) -- Grab them cakes (Junk Yard Dog)(3:27) -- Real American (Rick Derringer)(3:22) -- Eat your Hart out Rick Springfield (Jimmy Hart)(3:06) -- Captain Lou's history of music ; Captain Lou (Capt. Lou Albano)(3:32) -- Hulk Hogan's theme (W.W.F. All Stars)(3:56) -- For everybody ("Rowdy" Roddy Piper)(2:44) -- Tutti frutti (Gene Okerlund)(2:02) -- Don't go messin' with a country boy (Hillbilly Jim)(2:15) -- Cara mia (Nikolai Volkov)(2:10)
Rock music, 1981-1990.
Popular music, 1981-1990.
Hillbilly Jim.
Junk Yard Dog.
Volkoff, Nikolai.
Okerlund, Gene.
Hart, Jimmy.
Derringer, Rick.
Piper, Rowdy Roddy.
Albano, Lou.
Wrestlers (Musical group)
World Wrestling Federation.


And six libraries (Bowling Green, the Quincy Public LIbrary, the Marion Public LIbrary, the Memphis & Shelby County Public Library, the University of Texas at Austin Library, and the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University) own a copy of this one ... Anyone else?



(edited by Alessandro on 6.10.03 0848)
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#15 Posted on 8.10.03 1048.51
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what about those old wwf comic books. i remember one of them had the undertaker on the cover.
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#16 Posted on 8.10.03 1213.06
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That would be BattleMania, by Valiant Comics ...

PN6728.6.V6 W6
World Wrestling Fed. battlemania
World Wrestling Federation battlemania
World Wrestling Federation battlemania.
Battlemania
New York, NY : Valiant, 1991-
v.
Monthly
No. 1 (Aug. 1991)-
Title from cover.
No. 1- called also: Vol. 1, no. 1-
World Wrestling Federation.


Two libraries (Bowling Green and Michigan State University) own a copy ...

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