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"Astonishment is our natural state of mind." - Paul Harris.

"Style is what an artist uses to fascinate the beholder in order to convey to him his feelings and emotions and thoughts." - Stanley Kubrick.

"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee.

"If ya ears hurt, you shouldn't listen. That means you artificial and my style'll poison ya brain tissue." - Black Thought

"I also believed that comics were capable of more than just making people laugh. So in my themes I incorporated tears, grief, anger, and hate, and I created stories where the ending was not always happy." - Osamu Tezuka

the-overlook-hotel:

Extremely rare television commercial for the original U.S. release of The Shining in the summer of 1980.

This commercial is notable in that all of the footage used is from alternate takes not used in the finished film.

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Perry SaturnDuring his YouShoot Interview, Perry Saturn was asked about his time in WCW and the toughness of the guys backstage. He was given the followng list of the guys with the strongest reputations of being tough and asked who would win a fight between them all.The BarbarianMengScott NortonJim DugganFit FinlayScott SteinerRick SteinerHimselfHe responded “Tonga. Nobody else would stand a chance. Not even a question. He could kill everyone without blinking and there is nothing anyone could do about it”Ted DiBiaseThe Million Dollar Man said that one time they were in a rough part of St. Louis for a show. Everyone had been drinking and a large fight broke out, which resulted in the police showing up. Meng had a few drinks, but saw the fight break out so he started trying to break it up. In the process, police thought he was part of the fight and maced him then handcuffed him. He said that Meng was cuffed behind his back, looked at the police, and snapped the handcuffs.Bobby HeenanIn a shoot interview, Heenan talked extensively about Meng and referred to him as the toughest man (not just wrestler) he’s ever met in his life. The craziest story he shared was in regards to a bar fight where he claimed Meng “took his two fingers on his right hand, his index finger and trigger finger, and he reached into the guy’s mouth and he broke off the guy’s bottom teeth.” Heenan said that if he hadn’t been there and seen it himself, he wouldn’t believe it. After all the other stories that have been confirmed, it doesn’t seem that unbelievable at all. Heenan was also close friends with Andre the Giant and claimed that the only two men in the word that Andre feared were Meng and Harley Race.Rick SteinerThe Steiner Brothers were known for being tough guys, so when a man is feared by two of the hardest guys in the sport, you know they’ve seen some crazy things. In an interview, Steiner talked about the time Meng fought off eight police officers. “They shot him with mace and he closed his eyes and sucked it in. He just opened his mouth and took a deep breath. I mean some of the stuff he did was like, ‘What the hell?’ Scotty and I always thought we were tough guys but that was before we met Meng.”Arn AndersonIn his biography, “Arn Anderson: 4 Ever” Anderson claims that there are three types of men in the world. There are tough men, there are wrestler-tough men, and then there’s Meng. He was in a completely different category than anyone else on the planet. Anderson recalls one instance where a large cowboy was arguing with Meng and he pushed the cowboy through two different sets of doors using only one hand.Brutus BeefcakeOne of the most famous Meng stories happened during his time as Haku in the WWF. Brutus Beefcake had gone to management and complained that Meng slapped him too hard during their match. When Meng found out he walked straight to Beefcake’s locker room and grabbed him out of the shower. He started choking him and lifted him two feet in the air while everyone else looked on because they were too scared to step in and break it up. Eventually Hulk Hogan came in and talked Meng down.Eric BischoffThere are so many stories about Meng fighting with other wrestlers, but that doesn’t mean management wasn’t just as scared of him. Former head of WCW, Eric Bischoff has said numerous times that Meng was never fired from WCW because no one was brave enough to do it. On one particular day, Bischoff and Greg Gagne walked into the locker room and interrupted a conversation between Meng and Chris Candido, Chris Jericho, and Tammy Sytch. Meng immediately looked at the pair of execs and said, “Hey! Apologize to my friends. I’m talking to them.” According to Candido, the entire room went silent and everyone just froze. It was then that he realized the stories about Meng weren’t just legends. Bischoff and Gagne apologized to them and waited for the conversation to finish before speaking with Meng.Jesse BarrOn a trip to Puerto Rico, Meng was walking with fellow wrestler Jesse Barr when Barr decided to kick dirt onto a man who was digging ditches. Meng was upset by it and told Barr he shouldn’t have done it. Barr decided to get in Meng’s face and argue with him, which turned out to be a bad idea. Meng grabbed him and popped his eyeball out of socket. Some wrestlers claimed he completely tore it out, but Meng said that wasn’t true. Barr ended up getting fired for the incident.Kevin SullivanDuring Kevin Sullivan’s numerous shoot interviews, he’s spoken extensively on his time working with Meng. He claims that on one occasion when Sullivan was a booker in WCW, he asked Meng to do something that wasn’t major, but it wasn’t completely the right thing to do. He said that Meng got a little upset and it was most scared he’s ever been in his entire life, despite Meng not being that angry.Sullivan also used Meng to his advantage. Sullivan had to inform a few guys that they would be losing an upcoming match. They wrestlers became upset and told Sullivan they refused to do the job. Sullivan told them that, instead of arguing, he would just go get Meng and have him take care of the situation. They guys immediately agreed to lose their matches if he promised not to go get Meng.Jake RobertsJake “The Snake” may have said it best during one of his shoot interviews: “If I had a gun and was sitting inside a tank with one shell left and Meng is 300 yards away, he’s mine, right? Well the first thing I’m going to do is jump out of the tank and shoot myself because I don’t want to wound that son of a bitch and have him pissed off at me.”

Perry Saturn
During his YouShoot Interview, Perry Saturn was asked about his time in WCW and the toughness of the guys backstage. He was given the followng list of the guys with the strongest reputations of being tough and asked who would win a fight between them all.

The Barbarian
Meng
Scott Norton
Jim Duggan
Fit Finlay
Scott Steiner
Rick Steiner
Himself

He responded “Tonga. Nobody else would stand a chance. Not even a question. He could kill everyone without blinking and there is nothing anyone could do about it”

Ted DiBiase
The Million Dollar Man said that one time they were in a rough part of St. Louis for a show. Everyone had been drinking and a large fight broke out, which resulted in the police showing up. Meng had a few drinks, but saw the fight break out so he started trying to break it up. In the process, police thought he was part of the fight and maced him then handcuffed him. He said that Meng was cuffed behind his back, looked at the police, and snapped the handcuffs.

Bobby Heenan
In a shoot interview, Heenan talked extensively about Meng and referred to him as the toughest man (not just wrestler) he’s ever met in his life. The craziest story he shared was in regards to a bar fight where he claimed Meng “took his two fingers on his right hand, his index finger and trigger finger, and he reached into the guy’s mouth and he broke off the guy’s bottom teeth.” Heenan said that if he hadn’t been there and seen it himself, he wouldn’t believe it. After all the other stories that have been confirmed, it doesn’t seem that unbelievable at all. Heenan was also close friends with Andre the Giant and claimed that the only two men in the word that Andre feared were Meng and Harley Race.

Rick Steiner
The Steiner Brothers were known for being tough guys, so when a man is feared by two of the hardest guys in the sport, you know they’ve seen some crazy things. In an interview, Steiner talked about the time Meng fought off eight police officers. “They shot him with mace and he closed his eyes and sucked it in. He just opened his mouth and took a deep breath. I mean some of the stuff he did was like, ‘What the hell?’ Scotty and I always thought we were tough guys but that was before we met Meng.”

Arn Anderson
In his biography, “Arn Anderson: 4 Ever” Anderson claims that there are three types of men in the world. There are tough men, there are wrestler-tough men, and then there’s Meng. He was in a completely different category than anyone else on the planet. Anderson recalls one instance where a large cowboy was arguing with Meng and he pushed the cowboy through two different sets of doors using only one hand.

Brutus Beefcake
One of the most famous Meng stories happened during his time as Haku in the WWF. Brutus Beefcake had gone to management and complained that Meng slapped him too hard during their match. When Meng found out he walked straight to Beefcake’s locker room and grabbed him out of the shower. He started choking him and lifted him two feet in the air while everyone else looked on because they were too scared to step in and break it up. Eventually Hulk Hogan came in and talked Meng down.

Eric Bischoff
There are so many stories about Meng fighting with other wrestlers, but that doesn’t mean management wasn’t just as scared of him. Former head of WCW, Eric Bischoff has said numerous times that Meng was never fired from WCW because no one was brave enough to do it. On one particular day, Bischoff and Greg Gagne walked into the locker room and interrupted a conversation between Meng and Chris Candido, Chris Jericho, and Tammy Sytch. Meng immediately looked at the pair of execs and said, “Hey! Apologize to my friends. I’m talking to them.” According to Candido, the entire room went silent and everyone just froze. It was then that he realized the stories about Meng weren’t just legends. Bischoff and Gagne apologized to them and waited for the conversation to finish before speaking with Meng.

Jesse Barr
On a trip to Puerto Rico, Meng was walking with fellow wrestler Jesse Barr when Barr decided to kick dirt onto a man who was digging ditches. Meng was upset by it and told Barr he shouldn’t have done it. Barr decided to get in Meng’s face and argue with him, which turned out to be a bad idea. Meng grabbed him and popped his eyeball out of socket. Some wrestlers claimed he completely tore it out, but Meng said that wasn’t true. Barr ended up getting fired for the incident.

Kevin Sullivan
During Kevin Sullivan’s numerous shoot interviews, he’s spoken extensively on his time working with Meng. He claims that on one occasion when Sullivan was a booker in WCW, he asked Meng to do something that wasn’t major, but it wasn’t completely the right thing to do. He said that Meng got a little upset and it was most scared he’s ever been in his entire life, despite Meng not being that angry.

Sullivan also used Meng to his advantage. Sullivan had to inform a few guys that they would be losing an upcoming match. They wrestlers became upset and told Sullivan they refused to do the job. Sullivan told them that, instead of arguing, he would just go get Meng and have him take care of the situation. They guys immediately agreed to lose their matches if he promised not to go get Meng.

Jake Roberts
Jake “The Snake” may have said it best during one of his shoot interviews: “If I had a gun and was sitting inside a tank with one shell left and Meng is 300 yards away, he’s mine, right? Well the first thing I’m going to do is jump out of the tank and shoot myself because I don’t want to wound that son of a bitch and have him pissed off at me.”

(Source: z6.invisionfree.com, via droptoehold)

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More Than a Tweet

danharmon:

I have always tried to be as transparent with you guys as possible, letting you in on the process of making (and not making) Community. So maybe my silence on the issue of a hypothetical sixth season seems frustrating. I was thinking I could stay quiet because there’s too much to say and anything…

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crsone:

"Every Man’s Heart one day Beats its final beat. His Lungs breathe a final breath."

The Ultimate Warrior has passed away this evening at the age of 54. Here is his last promo from RAW, April 7th, 2014.

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thesmackdownhotel:

Hogan and Andre.

(via droptoehold)

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the-overlook-hotel:

These continuity Polaroids offer a glimpse into an unused scene from The Shining.

In the finished film, the scene of Wendy and Danny exploring the hedge maze is intercut with shots of Jack wandering the hotel, bored and suffering from writer’s block. As originally filmed, however, Jack then wanders to the balcony overlooking the Colorado Lounge, and glances down to his writing table to see something that hadn’t been there previously — a large scrapbook. Jack’s typewriter, paper, cigarettes, pens, etc. have been mysteriously arranged in a quasi-Native American design on the floor leading to the table and the scrapbook.

Jack then goes down to investigate and finds that the scrapbook is full of newspaper clippings from the Overlook Hotel’s lurid past. He becomes entranced with it.

The scrapbook figured in several other deleted scenes, and provided the original inspiration for Jack to finally begin writing. Most of the scenes with the scrapbook have been omitted in the final film, though there are still some lingering shots where the scrapbook lies on Jack’s writing table, unexplained.

In earlier drafts of the screenplay, the final shot of the movie is a long slow camera move towards the open scrapbook sitting upon the table.The camera continues to track forward until it finds the vintage ballroom party photo with Jack smiling out from it. When Kubrick decided to excise the scrapbook element from the story, he presumably repurposed that same idea by tracking across the lobby and finding the same framed photo on the wall.

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droptoehold:

Match of the Day:

CM Punk vs John Cena
For the WWE Championship
WWE Money In the Bank
July 17th, 2011

Arguable the most important wrestling match in the last decade, this match is finally up on WWE’s YouTube account. Something tells me they are trying to fill the void in the absence of Cena.

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fearofaghostplanet:
Everything about this baseball card is the best. 

fearofaghostplanet:

Everything about this baseball card is the best. 

(via droptoehold)

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rogersandbaker:

LACOSTE L!VE collaborate with OSAMU TEZUKA

Growing up, I was a huge fan of Astro Boy and this collaboration excites me. Some great basics with the legendary manga artist’s work molded in.

Hiroaki Ohya is the designer that has brought the collection to life 

Press Release Below!

Osamu Tezuka (November 3, 1928 – February 9, 1989) was a Japanese cartoonist, manga artist, animator, producer, activist and medical doctor who never practiced medicine. He is best known as the creator of Astro Boy, Jungle Emperor Leo (Kimba the White Lion) and Black Jack. His prolific output, pioneering techniques and innovative redefinitions of genres has often earned him the name of ‘God of Manga’, and he is considered the Japanese equivalent to Walt Disney, who served as a major inspiration during his formative years.

Since the death of its founder, Tezuka Productions has expanded the legacy and reach of its manga, including commissioning designer Hiroaki Ohya to launch ‘Astroboy by Ohya’ in 1999, a fresh expression presenting messages from the world of Osamu Tezuka thru the medium of fashion. Tezuka Productions again tapped Ohya-san to realize the collaboration with LACOSTE L!VE.

Ohya-san then hand-picked his favorite scenes from six original manga works (two representing each of the three dreams above) to create what he calls polo comics. 

(Source: alfiebakerstyle)

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droptoehold:

Kenta Kobashi and KENTAMay 11th, 2013

droptoehold:

Kenta Kobashi and KENTA
May 11th, 2013

(Source: puroresusunday)

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droptoehold:

CM Punk vs John Cena: The Entire Match

It’s not often that WWE will post an entire match online. Granted, they used to post Superstars and SmackDown on YouTube, but not anymore. And embedding is disabled on anything from WWE.com (the true mark of a company that doesn’t understand social networking). So it is a tasty treat that the Punk/Cena match from this past Monday Night Raw is available to see in its entirety.

Definitely the best television match this year (edging out the Guerrero/Hernandez vs Roode/Aries title match from TNA a few weeks ago), and a veritable Match of the Year contender.

You must see this.

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