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Alex Lap cheong Level: 77 Posts: 241/1485 EXP: 4119418 For next: 71730 Since: 24.2.02 Since last post: 71 days Last activity: 6 days # 1 Posted on 6.12.03 2005.29 Reposted on: 6.12.10 2007.53 It can be found here: http://www.411mania.com/ wrestling/columns/article.php? columns_id=2335 And I like it! It reminds me of a book I read written by Studs Terkel where he just talked to people of various vocations, and would write down what they said. The ending to this story was unusual, though. It makes me wonder about how wrestlers whose biggest achievement is a position on Wrestlecrap.com? Also, it makes me realize that Vince McMahon runs a wrestling business, not a rehab center. People make their own choices in life. Some people choose a path that ends in a nosedive in front of a few dozen disinterested people. Nice writing, Grut. Promote this thread!
Barbwire Mike Boudin rouge Level: 47 Posts: 61/502 EXP: 759622 For next: 6587 Since: 6.11.03 From: Dudleyville Since last post: 3857 days Last activity: 3850 days # 2 Posted on 6.12.03 2306.10 Reposted on: 6.12.10 2307.47 I liked that a lot too. So much so I didn't even comment on him saying "I don't write about wrestling anymore, jerk" a thread or two below this one. :)
DiscoDave Pinkelwurst Level: 13 Posts: 22/25 EXP: 8442 For next: 1825 Since: 6.11.03 From: Niagara Falls, Canada Since last post: 4529 days Last activity: 4470 days # 3 Posted on 7.12.03 0744.10 Reposted on: 7.12.10 0744.30 Originally posted by Barbwire Mike I liked that a lot too. So much so I didn't even comment on him saying "I don't write about wrestling anymore, jerk" a thread or two below this one. :) I was DYING to throw some smart ass crack right back at him when I saw that, but I'm not in the mood to get banned yet.
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 150 Posts: 2518/6954 EXP: 41950044 For next: 357744 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 4 hours # 4 Posted on 7.12.03 1201.51 Reposted on: 7.12.10 1202.18 This was a tremendous column, imo. Grutman always brings the goods; his short plays based on songs (on Flea's webpage) are also generally pretty good. His one based on U2's "Numb" is Monty Python-esque in its style and quality of humour. (edited by Big Bad on 7.12.03 1302)
grutman Pinkelwurst Level: 13 Posts: 22/28 EXP: 10260 For next: 7 Since: 17.3.03 From: NYC Since last post: 4407 days Last activity: 4403 days
AIM: # 5 Posted on 7.12.03 2318.55 Reposted on: 7.12.10 2320.03 Well, I don't write wrestling jokes anymore. Jerk
spf Scrapple Level: 135 Posts: 2531/5410 EXP: 28788941 For next: 546140 Since: 2.1.02 From: The Las Vegas of Canada Since last post: 183 days Last activity: 8 days
AIM: # 6 Posted on 8.12.03 1444.22 Reposted on: 8.12.10 1445.08 Judging by DiscoDave's quote, I think your sig might be slightly incorrect Grut. This of course in no ways changes the fact that once again the Wrestling Tale rocked the party and was far too good for us IWC wretches to be visited by ;)
DiscoDave Pinkelwurst Level: 13 Posts: 25/25 EXP: 8442 For next: 1825 Since: 6.11.03 From: Niagara Falls, Canada Since last post: 4529 days Last activity: 4470 days # 7 Posted on 8.12.03 1833.54 Reposted on: 8.12.10 1834.38 His writing is good but his Noo Yawk attitude leaves a LOT to be desired.
grutman Pinkelwurst Level: 13 Posts: 23/28 EXP: 10260 For next: 7 Since: 17.3.03 From: NYC Since last post: 4407 days Last activity: 4403 days
AIM: # 8 Posted on 8.12.03 2215.55 Reposted on: 8.12.10 2218.24 (deleted by CRZ on 8.12.03 2021)
CRZ Big Brother Administrator Level: 220 Posts: 3382/16850 EXP: 158608857 For next: 1853676 Since: 9.12.01 From: ミネアポリス Since last post: 11 hours Last activity: 11 hours # 9 Posted on 8.12.03 2221.25 Reposted on: 8.12.10 2221.36 Sorry, but you're outta here. Originally posted by DiscoDave EDIT: Upon further reflection, I'm not sorry at all...except maybe to Grut. Sorry, Grut. (edited by CRZ on 8.12.03 2027)
Big Bad Scrapple Level: 150 Posts: 2536/6954 EXP: 41950044 For next: 357744 Since: 4.1.02 From: Dorchester, Ontario Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 4 hours # 10 Posted on 9.12.03 1439.11 Reposted on: 9.12.10 1439.11 Just to keep the Grut love train a'rollin', his first article on 411 Black is also very good.
Kevin Malton Cotto Level: 17 Posts: 16/48 EXP: 23077 For next: 1666 Since: 25.2.03 From: North Yorkshire, England. Since last post: 4227 days Last activity: 4020 days
AIM: # 11 Posted on 10.12.03 0631.14 Reposted on: 10.12.10 0631.21 Although the story was well written and an interesting read I did find it to be very corny and predictable.
Psychosaga Chaurice Level: 6 Posts: 4/4 EXP: 538 For next: 369 Since: 9.12.03 From: USA Since last post: 4527 days Last activity: 4485 days # 12 Posted on 10.12.03 1611.48 Reposted on: 10.12.10 1612.37 I would have to agree with Mr. Malton there. It was pretty predictable. But hey it was still really well written, much like his plays are.
Kevin Malton Cotto Level: 17 Posts: 17/48 EXP: 23077 For next: 1666 Since: 25.2.03 From: North Yorkshire, England. Since last post: 4227 days Last activity: 4020 days
AIM: # 13 Posted on 11.12.03 1827.00 Reposted on: 11.12.10 1827.48 I've just read the other one that he's written - that was much better.
grutman Pinkelwurst Level: 13 Posts: 24/28 EXP: 10260 For next: 7 Since: 17.3.03 From: NYC Since last post: 4407 days Last activity: 4403 days
AIM: # 14 Posted on 12.12.03 0208.42 Reposted on: 12.12.10 0208.43 Mark, check out the archives. I got a lot of them. I'm glad you liked this one though. It was inspired by being a member of the wienerboard. I've made a lot of fun of Zed over the years, but he recently proved to me exactly the kind of guy he is. With no jest and no joke, I want to publicly express my admiration to CRZ for how he runs his forums and the way he thinks about issues. I know I speak for all of us except a few of my friends who despise you when I say that we look forward to seeing you back on the web. Josh (only edited for a mispelling) (edited by grutman on 12.12.03 0009)
The Yak Polska kielbasa Level: 27 Posts: 34/138 EXP: 109893 For next: 6267 Since: 4.10.03 Since last post: 3632 days Last activity: 2835 days # 15 Posted on 12.12.03 0239.00 Reposted on: 12.12.10 0240.10 Oh, man, freakin-A. That was sad. Great story, though, Grut.
Alex Lap cheong Level: 77 Posts: 245/1485 EXP: 4119418 For next: 71730 Since: 24.2.02 Since last post: 71 days Last activity: 6 days # 16 Posted on 13.12.03 1942.21 Reposted on: 13.12.10 1944.18 The new one is also really good! I think it might be even better than The Heel! Very nice ending. Grut, you're an innovator. Here is a link for those interested: http://www.411mania.com/ wrestling/columns/article.php? columns_id=2345 Grut is really the only person I can think of to combine wrestling and fiction so well. I mean, just look at THIS: http://www.angelfire.com/ realm/wwffanfiction/wwf_slumber_party.htm Gives me a headache. Reminds me of Hanging Gardens from way back when... So be grateful for Grut and be glad that the premiere piece of original stories about wrestling doesn't end with Vince McMahon coming home and yelling about a hole in his lawn.
TheItalianJob Tocino Level: 18 Posts: 57/57 EXP: 29171 For next: 727 Since: 4.10.03 Since last post: 4523 days Last activity: 4485 days # 17 Posted on 14.12.03 1736.38 Reposted on: 14.12.10 1736.51 I love it when I find a column so good I want to save it on floppy disc. a honor only reserved for hyatte, keith and mitchell.
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