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The W - Site Bashing - the crap that the Torch will "report"
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My Anti-Drug
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Since: 30.8.02

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#1 Posted on
Today they run a story about a guy who made a "three minute" joke he made while rolling a doobie, and follow that breaking news up with someone who had a dream about Brock Lesnar! I thought it was bad when they reported that someone had seen Chyna's book in a discount bin somewhere, but this is a hilarious new low. It's to the point of self-parody. "huh huh. we were taking gravity bong hits and I said "3 minuntes!" Dude, it was hilarious. thought you might like to know."



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Since: 12.12.01
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#2 Posted on
I take back what I said about the Torch being almost acceptable. At least there's Bruce. Once a month.
redsoxnation
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Since: 24.7.02

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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by My Anti-Drug
    Today they run a story about a guy who made a "three minute" joke he made while rolling a doobie, and follow that breaking news up with someone who had a dream about Brock Lesnar! I thought it was bad when they reported that someone had seen Chyna's book in a discount bin somewhere, but this is a hilarious new low. It's to the point of self-parody. "huh huh. we were taking gravity bong hits and I said "3 minuntes!" Dude, it was hilarious. thought you might like to know."




But don't you realize, it was Gerwitz who made the 'three minute joke' when writing the ending of RAW.



I want you to know, I agree with everything I've just said.
Bishoplaud
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Since: 11.9.02
From: Darkest Michigan

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#4 Posted on
I've thought about making up a bunch of fake (but plausible sounding) "Obscure Wrestling References" and seeing which ones they actually use. For example:

"Hey Wade- Yesterday a guy was working on a car, and I heard him say that the engine was, 'stone cold'. I asked him if he was an Austin fan but he just looked at me funny."

Of course, then I realized that doing so would make me even more pitiful than the people who send in the real ones.
Torchslasher
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Since: 17.1.02
From: New F'n Jersey

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
But isn't the onus on the Torch to decide to not print these obscure references? If people think that they can get their name on the Torch website (and I had gotten on with my comments in the past and I was proud and happy that my name was in print on their site), then I don't see a problem with it.

The people might be pitiful to you, but it is Wade's decision and he has to live with the many of those types of submissions he gets every day, so just count yourself lucky.



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humanmeal
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Since: 17.3.02
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#6 Posted on
Not print them? YOU ever tried to find 'content' to fill a new and improved 'site'?
By the way, there was at least one 'discount bin' follow up that HAD to be exactly the type of imaginary obscure wrestling reference the Bishop suggests. And I'm sure I've failed to detect others.



M. Cole: Oh no, what's Angle going to do with that chair. Tazz: Well, I think he wants to, you know, HIT HIM with it.

VK Wallstreet
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Since: 18.6.02
From: New York, NY, USA

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#7 Posted on
The best part of "Obscure Wrestling References" is that that's not what "obscure" means.



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humanmeal
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Since: 17.3.02
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#8 Posted on

    Originally posted by VK Wallstreet
    The best part of "Obscure Wrestling References" is that that's not what "obscure" means.


LOL! You're right. They're actually, 'trivial wrestling references.' Or, 'remote wrestling datums.' Or something. Suggestions?



M. Cole: Oh no, what's Angle going to do with that chair. Tazz: Well, I think he wants to, you know, HIT HIM with it.

My Anti-Drug
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#9 Posted on

    Originally posted by humanmeal

      Originally posted by VK Wallstreet
      The best part of "Obscure Wrestling References" is that that's not what "obscure" means.


    LOL! You're right. They're actually, 'trivial wrestling references.' Or, 'remote wrestling datums.' Or something. Suggestions?



How about "Completely insignificant and digressive references made to professional wrestling in passing?"



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Excalibur05
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Since: 19.1.02
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#10 Posted on
How about "Filler".

Call it like you see it, Wade.



Since everyone else is doing it (ok, not EVERYONE, but...)

Vikings (0-4) - Bye weeks are boring (round 2)
Badgers (5-1) - Congrats to Penn State. Time to rethink our defense.
Twins (1-1) - The team looked like hell. Hopefully we can steal one in Cali.
Buffy 7.3 earns a 8.04 Out of 10 for being the funny, but throwing out enough plot contrivances to last us the whole damn season. Anya however = Hillarious.
antizeus
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#11 Posted on
I thought those "obscure wrestling references" were awesome. It was a sort of self-mockery. They're aware that many of the OWRs that they print are ridiculous, and it's as if they decided to intentionally jump the shark and take it to ridiculous extremes.

I dig that sort of thing. Not everyone has a sense of humor which matches mine though. In fact, most people don't. I am often left unamused by things which others find funny.



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Since: 23.5.02
From: Oklahoma

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#12 Posted on
I agree with antizeus.

It's not as if they are trying to actually "report" something cool by adding those at the ends of their reports.

What's wrong with putting something totally stupid and silly at the end of an otherwise serious report. They do it on Sportcenter and in various sports columns in major newspapers all the time.



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