This is what I’ve been working on for the past 4 months. It is something I thought of after making the Hairvolutions. I’ve always loved drawing dragons and right now a great part of my spare time is ocupated by these wonderful youtubers.
I originally made only Jack. then I decided I should do Mark too…. but then I felt bad, because I watched the Grumps a lot, so I kinda guilted myself to do Arin and Danny as well. And then I felt bad because of Bob and Wade, because not that many people do fanart of them!…. the last picture are four sketches of some of the remaining Grumps… I can’t do more as full pictures… I can’t … one takes like 18-30 hours….
“I love this guy. He is the best talent. He has everything it takes to be number one. They (WWE) sit there and their always preaching that you gotta have the heart, desire and will. You gotta work your butt off and on and on and it’s like Sheamus was the world champion within six months. How did he deserve to be world champion? Don’t insult the fans intelligence by telling them it takes this this this and this to make it to the top when it doesn’t. It’s Hunter’s choice or whoever is at the round table. It’s their choice, but Dolph Ziggler does sells tickets. How many times does Dolph Ziggler have to step it up and say hey look at me? Every time he’s stepping in the ring he’s saying look at me look what i can do. That guy steals the show every single night at house shows, I will guarantee it.”
Seven days to Christmas.
I officially nominate Scoops to be the group hipster. He wears skinny jeans and that hat with the press tag at all times and he uses a typewriter. I could totally see him digging narrow ties and being all hipster.
Tobey is trying to pretend he thinks it’s all dorky but is secretly having fun.
Becky is wearing a shirt I have.
Chris Benoit vs Adam Bomb - Inside Wrestling [November 1995]
In the middle of his NJPW run and his appearances in ECW, Chris Benoit stopped by Vince Jr’s territory for three dark matches during summer 1995. He took on (and lost to) Sparky Plugg (Bob Holly), Owen Hart, and Adam Bomb, but Benoit never ended up signing with the World Wrestling Federation that year. Instead, he’d continue with New Japan until officially becoming a full-time wrestler for World Championship Wrestling in October 1995.
This Inside Wrestling story is kinda funny too as the kayfabe narrative it writes out has Benoit paired with Ted DiBiase specifically due to DiBiase wanting the “Crippler” on his team. The story mentions “The Million Dollar Man” sending off a henchmen to Philadelphia to raid ECW talent, with the hopes of stealing away Sabu. Once Benoit saw the DiBiase stooge at the show, Benoit set out to prove himself and “put Sabu away in spectacularly gruesome fashion, breaking a pair of vertebrae in Sabu’s neck with a suplex”.
The manner at which Chris Benoit destroyed Sabu impressed DiBiase’s associate causing DiBiase to arrange a deal with Benoit that would involve him being a member of his Million-Dollar Corporation. Obviously that all never happened, but who knows – in an alternate universe, maybe it was Chris Benoit who become The Ringmaster for Ted DiBiase!
Holly Bowling at Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 10, 2017
When Holly Bowling plays a bar, as she did last night in Columbus, it’s a battle between her fans’ ears and their livers.
The livers tried warbling along.
Ears tried to shhhhh! the singers into silence.
Other livers tried to talk over the classical music wafting from the stage.
And the ears tried to shhhhh! the talkers into listening.
And so went the push and pull in the audience as classically trained pianist, Dead Head and legendary Phish phan Bowling performed her favorite bands’ music before an exuberant crowd of about 100 revelers during her Friday-night show at Woodlands Tavern.
The ears wanted to listen. The livers wanted to pretend they were at a rock show. And although collective groans went up every time someone broke a bar glass and shattered the sound of the piano, the livers were in control in the second set.
“Stop shhhhh-ing!,” was the new battlecry.
And by the time the woman seated next to Sound Bites broke her glass, yelled “that was me!” over the music, fell out of her chair trying to reach the shards under her seat and sat on the floor talking about how not drunk she was, the ears’ battle had been lost.
Playing a full-sized grand piano that took up two-thirds of Woodlands’ postage-stamp stage, Bowling engaged in some push and pull of her own as she segued between her interpretations Grateful Dead and Phish songs across two sets.
Alternatively staring intently at the iPad that contained her sheet music and losing herself in the music that emanated from her supple hands, Bowling played the part of quintessential classical pianist for the most part. But she occasionally went rogue and employed a mallet or tuning fork to coax unorthodox sounds from the piano’s strings.
The joy that Bowling gets from playing shows on her face as expressions of surprise, ecstasy, giddiness and good humor passed by one after the other.
Bowling also brings a lot of joy to her audiences.
“You (bleeping) rock!” someone yelled toward the end of one particularly energetic moment.
Bowling, dressed like a rock ‘n’ roller in jeans, tennis shoes, a dark top and a cap, does a lot of things.
And even though she does not play Rachmaninoff or Chopin, she most certainly does not (bleeping) rock.
Bowling plays piano recitals that happen to feature rock songs.
And like the bands she emulates, she says virtually nothing from the stage.
She spent the bulk of her 70- and 60- minute sets playing expansive - 15 minutes and longer - versions of songs like “Estimated Prophet,” “China Cat Sunflower” and “Tweezer” and tossing in snippets of tracks such as “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” on which she mimicked Bob Marley’s vocal lines by plucking the piano’s strings with one hand while playing the keyboard with the other.
At the end of each set, she stood briefly in front of her piano, beaming and soaking in the adulation flowing her way. And you couldn’t help but love the fact that this classically trained pianist has found a way to make a living playing the music that moves her the most to an audience of like-minded, fun-loving freaks.
Grade card: Holly Bowling at Woodlands Tavern, 2/10/17 - A