Marty Jannetty has lost his mind. [February 1st, 2016]
Last night, Stephanie McMahon references the other half of The Rockers by referring to Dean Ambrose as ‘The Marty’ of himself and Roman Reigns’ pairing. While this isn’t exactly a new phrase that McMahon coined, as Jannetty is frequently mentioned when referring to the lesser-successful of a duo. But, wow… Marty Jannetty got PISSED and tweeted about it.
Did that bitch just say what I think I just hurrd on RAW???
Steph…should I remind the world.all them kids might not be Hunter’s.
My jaw dropped when I read that. Marty, seriously?! I can’t imagine Jannetty has much to lose these days, but damn, bro.
I have been feeling very hrmrmrmrm about my lineart, particularly my line weight. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY!!! I am SO READY for HBreezeK. I require a super good-looking and sexually ambiguous TBreeze/fondongle tag team. Call it “Mmm…dongle”.
This is such a neat collection of things that I both want very badly and wouldn’t be caught dead with. Imagine meeting someone on Tinder and going to their house to find that they have a sweet Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake wall hanging going on. I wonder how many cats all the women who bought the Red Rooster t-shirts have today. How cute is Stephanie McMahon in that oversized Rockers shirt, though? And how sweet would it be to have that plush Damien snake?
*Sigh* I wish I could find half this shit at a yard sale or something.
WWE being sued by several ex-wrestlers [July 18th, 2016]
A list of ex-WWE wrestlers have been listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit that claims that the WWE hid long-term effects of brain injuries from its superstars. The WWE is accused of failing to care for wrestlers repetitive head injuries “in any medically competent or meaningful manner”. The company is also accused of misrepresenting and concealing the nature of long-term neurological injuries that wrestlers suffer during their careers.
Well, there goes Mark Jindrak’s Hall Of Fame induction.
What’s strange about this list is that many of the wrestlers wrestled for multiple companies, not just the WWE. That, to me, shows that this entire case is centered around money rather than the potential future well-being of superstars in the company. It’s odd that anybody can say “well, we didn’t know getting hit with chairs, slammed on our necks, kicked in the head, forearmed across the face, etc. was going to lead to any long-term issues”. Really?! Did you REALLY not know that?!
Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown that fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But new experiments suggest an existing drug, known as riluzole and already on the market as a treatment for ALS, may help prevent these changes.
The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)
Research: “Glutamatergic regulation prevents hippocampal-dependent age-related cognitive decline through dendritic spine clustering” by Ana C. Pereira, Hilary K. Lambert, Yael S. Grossman, Dani Dumitriu, Rachel Waldman, Sophia K. Jannetty, Katina Calakos, William G. Janssen, Bruce S. McEwen, and John H. Morrison in PNAS. doi:10.1073/pnas.1421285111 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1421285111)
Image: Better memory makers: When researchers looked at certain neurons (similar to the one shown on top) in rats treated with riluzole, they found an important change in one brain region, the hippocampus: more clusters of so-called spines, receiving connections that extend from the branches of a neuron (bottom). Image adapted from the Rockefeller University press release.