11/28 WrestleCade IV-Night 2 Results Winston-Salem, NC

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Reality of Wrestling champion Mysterious Q &ย  AML Champion Greek God Papadon wrestled to a ten minute time limit draw

Jim Cornette accompanied AML/NWA tag champs the Heatseekers to the ring. ย  Cornette boasted about the team winning the first ever Cornette Tag Team Cup &ย  announced their opponents for night 2.

NWA & AML tag team champs The Heatseekers (Elliott Russell & Sigmon) def The American Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) with an assist from Cornetteโ€™s tennis racket while the ref was distracted.

CW Anderson pinned 2 Cold Scorpio.

Shelton Benjamin def Ken Anderson (w/Armando Alejandro Estrada)in a best 2/3 falls match by a count of 2-1.

Team ODB (ODB, Tessa Blanchard, and Taeler Hendrix ) def Team Havok (Havok, Barbi Hayden, and Amber Oโ€™Neal/Gallows) in a six-woman tag match with ODB pinning Oโ€™Neal-Gallows

Global Force Wrestling Nex*Gen champ Sonjay Dutt def Matt Sydal

Gunner escaped the steelโ€ฆ

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11/27 WrestleCade ‘Showcase of Champions’ Results Winston-Salem, NC

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The Heatseekers (Elliott Russell & Sigmon) def Buku Dao & Matt Lancie to retain the AML Wrestling tag team titles

Shane Taylor def Zane Dawson to retain the Wildkat Heavyweight Championship

Damien Wayne def Lodi to retain the AIWF Heavyweight Championship

Mysterious Q retained the Reality of Wrestling championship pinning Ryan Davidson

Sonjay Dutt def PJ Black to become the new Global Force Wrestling Nex*Gen Champion ***TITLE CHANGE***

John Saxon def Raj Singh & Houston Carson to retain the Lone Star Heavyweight Championship

The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) def The Lockhart Brothers to retain the TNA tag team titles

The Greek God Papadon def AML Wrestling Champion Caprice Coleman and Ethan Carter III to become the 2nd AML Wrestling Heavyweight Champion ***TITLE CHANGE***

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#ThursdayDoors — 11-19-15

This week, we visit one of Rocky Brands’ย  two office buildings.

This one is next door to the outlet store. In fact, it used to be the outlet store until they converted the former factory several years back. One of its distinguishing features is the structure of the front entrance.

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The Prequels Need Love, Too!

Insisting that fans should love everything a series does, of course, is ridiculous, and, when put into practice, a reminder that โ€œfanโ€ derives from โ€œfanatic.โ€ But that kind of fanboy dogma has been reversed so hard that itโ€™s now tricky to say anything positive about the prequels without sounding like either one of those fanatics without a critical eye, or an apologist willfully turning that eye blind. It will become trickier still if The Force Awakens is as good as everyone hopes it will be; thereโ€™s a tendency, in both fandom and criticism, to see highly anticipated sequels or revivals as correctives, to finally fix what bothered โ€œeveryoneโ€ about the last sequel or revival. But movies are, again, not a binary: J.J. Abrams can make a fresh, revitalized Star Wars (maybe even with good dialogue!) without invalidating the serial-style craft and CG painting of the prequel trilogy, just as the heavy use of computer animation in the prequels doesnโ€™t destroy the more tactile moments in the original trilogy. Yoda can be a perfectly crafted and fascinatingly lifelike puppet performance in The Empire Strikes Back, and he can leap into a kickass whirling-dervish lightsaber duel during the extended climax of Attack Of The Clones. (In another instance of watching the movies being more fun than turning backlash into a meme, this moment drew cheers the first time I saw the movie, back in 2002. Unless my theater was a total anomaly, the prevailing sentiment was not โ€œugh, CG!โ€)

Those first Star Wars movies feel personal to a lot of viewers, but that feeling comes from the memories associated with them more than the movies themselves. At their core, theyโ€™re big, crowd-pleasing space operas with a vast, inventive playground of planets, aliens, and spaceships. The fact that they inspired a toy-manufacturing boom doesnโ€™t feel entirely mercenary because those toys were a natural outgrowth of a series with half-glimpsed, single-scene characters bustling around all of that heroโ€™s-journey power-of-myth stuff. I donโ€™t watch Star Wars movies for the music of human speech; I watch them to marvel at crazy water-planets, laugh at R2-D2โ€™s antics, and wonder what Captain Typho does in his downtime. Thatโ€™s what I love about the prequels: Their imagination is vast, yet interactive; beautiful, yet recognizably human.

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And without the prequels, we wouldn’t have gotten the Clone Wars series or Rebels.

Bench Series: November — Rocky Outlet Bench

While taking pics for my last post, I decided since I was there, I might as well participate in this new photo challenge (Thanks, Cee! :Dย  )

Outside the entrance to the Rocky store (you can just see it in this post), there’s a metal bench that was donated by the local Rotary Club.
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Notice the plaque on the left.

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Here’s a closeup of the plaque.

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#ThursdayDoors Followup: Rocky Brands Outlet Mural

My next-to-last Thursday Doors post featured the Rocky Brands Outlet Store, which has a large mural painted on it. The pictures I posted only showed part of the mural, and at least two of my readers expressed interest in seeing the whole thing.

So here ya go! :D

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A wide shot.

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And a close-up shot.

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#ThursdayDoors — 11-5-15

This week, we’re going back to the Nelsonville American Legion building, the subject of my Thursday Doors debut!
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Election Day in the US was this past Tuesday, and it looks like the side entrance was all gussied up for it. :)

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#ThursdayDoors — 10-29-15

This week, we’re taking a look at the entrance to the Rocky Brands Outlet Store, a place we’ve visited previously.

Notice that while the doors in and of themselves are fairly normal, there’s this nice looking structure in front of them.

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#ThursdayDoors 10-22-15

After missing last week, I’m back! :D Here’s my entry for this week.

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Here we have the front door to one of Nelsonville’s local churches.

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Bonus: the building’s cornerstone.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Autumn!

Just saw Cee’s entry for this challenge today, and as luck would have it, I’d taken some pics with my phone over the past couple of weeks that would be perfect for it. So here ya go! :D

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