Tuesday morning Howard Stern was playing sound clips of an on-the-spot interview. One of Stern's employees, "Stuttering John," interviewed Booker T. Booker was, I believe, signing autographs at WWF NY. Howard joked about how horrible Booker T did on "Weakest Link" in the past. This is a skit that "Stuttering" John has done in the past to other celebrities. He tries to get the person angry. Here are some of the questions "Stuttering" John asked and Booker's reply.
Stuttering John: What's N.Y. stand for?
Booker T: New York
Stuttering John:What did Bill Gates create?
Booker T : Don't know.
Stuttering John: What state is Hilary Clinton Senator of?
Booker T: Arkansas
Booker then tells John to get out of here if you are going to keep asking stupid questions. John asks Booker if he likes Howard. Booker says Howard degrades women and he doesn't support Howard. Howard then stops the tape and says, "Oh, I degrade women, but the WWF doesn't. They just have them running around in their bra and panties. Howard then continues the tape.
Stuttering John: How many sides does an octagon have.
Booker T: Says nothing. (John tells Howard that Booker looked really pissed.)
Stuttering John: Did you ever pass gas in the ring?
Booker T: Perhaps.
Stuttering John: Ever fart in the bath tub?
Booker T: Maybe when I was a kid.
Stuttering John: Do you think Chyna has a penis?
Booker T: I wouldn't know. I've never been down there.
(At this point Booker is really pissed and tells John to beat it. But then John tells Booker that Austin, Rock, Triple H, and a few others have been on the show. Booker seems to change his tune.)
Stuttering John: Would you come on the show?
Booker T: Perhaps
Stutterin John: How much money does the WWF pay you?
Booker T: That's obsolete. (Howard makes fun of Booker's use of the word obsolete.)
Stuttering John: Are you dating anyone famous?
Booker T: Yeah, but I don''t want to say her name.
Stuttering John: Thanks Booker.
It sounds much funnier if you hear it. I wish I had taped it. Maybe it will be on E! TV.
Ok, so I'm a WCW Mark and a Booker Mark...but is it me or did Booker not come off a little more intelligent during his WCW days?
They gotta bring these back!!!: "talk to the hand because the man don't understand." - "The Crippler" Chris Benoit "...and that is the LAST WORD." - "The Big Nasty" Paul Wight and of course: "Don't hate the playa...HATE THE GAME~!" - WCW World Champion Booker T
Book is THE MAN and all, but after the whole Thanksgiving in October thing on Weakest Link, it made me wonder... and now, I'm convinced that Book just Isn't Very Smart (or does a hell of a job playing Not Smart.)
But I guess it doesn't really matter when you're THE MAN.
They gotta bring these back!!!: "talk to the hand because the man don't understand." - "The Crippler" Chris Benoit
Man, I remember that like it happened yesterday. Well, him saying it, but I'm not entirely positive on the situation. Seems like it was during the whole Sullivan/Jackie/Woman/Toothy Joe bit where Kevin "I'm the devil" Sullivan was going through a major midlife crisis, at which time he decided to become "down", thus pairing off with Jackie (and some very WRONG outfits on her) and injecting dialogue into Nitro that just didn't belong there.
Hand to God, during this same time, Sullivan actually cut a promo and said "too legit to quit." AND HE DID THE HAND THING.
And we all saw how Hammer ended up. And the guy that played Hammer in the VH-1 movie- with a gold plated X-Box and gold-plated X-Box games that didn't work anymore.
I am a Book Mark and I will hope that he is only playing a role, not actually not that smart. Even if he is not smart, he is the man. Wrestling is about "Looking like you can beat up someone", not actually having a brain.
January 4th 1999 - The day WCW injected itself with 10 gallons of Liquid Anthrax...AKA...The day Hogan "Defeated" Nash to win the WCW title in front of 40,000.
I don't think Booker is dumb. I think hes a thirty something guy who has had no reason to remember any of that crap for a long time.
Ok, he messed up a Holiday. When was the last time Booker was off the road spending time with his family for the Holidays?
Some information just isn't readily available in your brain if you don't access it all the time. All that Stuttering John did was prove that Book doesn't need to know how many sides are in an Octagon on a daily basis. You know what? He doesn't need to. If it was important, I have faith he would have pulled the answer from out of his memory.
Keep in mind he works in an industry that involves objects being hit against his head. Shit, I've seen boxers who came across as almost brain dead before...
So. I lose no respect for the Bookerman. He doesn't blow his lines, he can act decently, he's got charisma, and he's been smart enough to become successful at the profession he chose.
He can miss easy questions all he wants to. Why? They aren't relevant to his life. No one's brain is an infinite storage device. Important information is more easily recovered - trivial data is harder to get to. In Booker's life, all of those questions, including the ones on Weakest Link, are trivial.
Yeah! I mean, geez, just because Kurt Angle comes off as a nerd doesn't mean that most wrestlers are nerds...
In fact, most aren't. Heck, I mean, wrestling is something people go to after they've tried doing the stuff that ISN'T physical. You know, like failing at starting an empire... being broke, so doing physical labor... and ending up in wrestling...
Hey, shutup! I'm sure it's happened to someone... :
---=---:---=--- [Look up a line] Wow, that belt looks like crap... I'll take it and carry it around for years and see if people can take it away from me... What? What was that? You mean even THIS belt doesn't matter! What? I'm insulted! Get away from me you... you... defiler!
Watching the opening of "Vengeance" it occurred to me that pyro is the essence of modern pro wrestling. If a show doesn't have pyro the fans complain, but it if does have pyro the fans don't seem to care.