American Girl Madison WI

American Girl is headquartered in Middleton, just minutes from the state capital of Madison and the world-class University of Wisconsin-Madison. Finding free-time fun in our area is easy: five sparkling lakes, more than 200 miles of scenic biking and hiking trails, and a thriving foodie scene are just a few of the things that inspire our ... American Girl’s Fund for Children is a catalyst for connecting cultural arts and environmental resources with our area children. Since 1988, the Fund has awarded more than $11 million in grants to numerous Dane County organizations. The American Girl Benefit Sale, run by Madison Children’s Museum, offers great deals on authentic American Girl dolls, accessories, and books — all for a good cause! Please note, tickets are SOLD OUT for the 2020 benefits sale and no additional tickets will be released. All shoppers must have a ticket. 6 reviews of American Girl Corporate Headquarters 'I scrimped and saved for an AG doll for my grand-daughter. Ordered her about a week ago for a whopping $125.00. Several days later AG dolls were marked down 20%. I wrote the company requesting I be reimbursed the 20% (just like I've been reimbursed from The Gap, Sears and Target). I just received a letter from them saying they cannot reimburse ... Events, entertainment, and more exclusives. Learn all about the fun and interactive offerings, from American Girl. Features: Experience 2019 Girl of the Year ™ Blaire’s world through videos, games, and activities.. Read all about who we are and why character matters.. Connect with us: Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram Find 12 listings related to American Girl Outlet Store in Madison on YP.com. See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for American Girl Outlet Store locations in Madison, WI. 30 American Girl jobs available in Middleton, WI on Indeed.com. Apply to Seasonal Associate, Agent, Seasonal Trailer Shifter - Nights and more! Official site for American Girl dolls, clothes, doll furniture, doll accessories, books, and more. Discover new clothes and dresses for girls and dolls. Sadly American Girl is a dying company. This isn't fully their fault it is more of a culture change that they don't know how to adapt to. The people there are great. They believe in the products and produce great products the problem is people don't want to but extremely expensive toys when apps on phones are free. The culture their is stressful. American Girl plans to close two of its retail stores -- at the Mall of America in Minnesota and in suburban Boston -- in March when they their leases expire. The closing in 2018 of Toys R Us stores, where American Girl dolls like this one were featured, is one reason the Middleton company's sales have fallen this year.

Trip Report: Solo Road trip from Madison, WI to Salt Lake City, UT

2020.06.16 18:06 Absolutely_Crazy Trip Report: Solo Road trip from Madison, WI to Salt Lake City, UT

(21M) Well lets just say this one took a lot of driving, but I have been furloughed from work and the travel desires inside of me couldn't be stopped, so I decided to just go.
Firstly I stopped in Minneapolis for the night, then I continued on all the way to Bismarck, ND. I've never been to ND before, but Bismarck is honestly a really cute little city of around 70,000. I went for a run around the state capital building which is kinda just a random skyscraper. The next day I drove two hours early in the morning to Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It was super cool and I went hiking for most of the day, I did some free climbing on the large buttes (lol) and I even had a moment where a wild bison was standing in the middle of the trail and blocking it which was funny. After this, I drove to Miles City, Montana where I stayed the night.
Montana is a huge state but is definitely very pretty, with constant badlands / hills / small mountains and forests in the background. I made it to Billings the following day and drove thru the city, again another cute small city, and once you pass Billings you can start to see what I call 'Big boy mountains' in the distance. Going on from Billings I made my way south into Cody, Wyoming where I stayed 3 days. From Cody I drove into Yellowstone National Park which took an hour to get to and I hiked a lot and saw the sights of the park. Sadly I didn't see any grizzly bears which was a goal but I did find a bison carcass and I took a massive bone as a souvenir (not sure if that is allowed but too late now). After Yellowstone I drove south and spent a day hiking at Grand Teton National Park, then I stayed in Jackson Hole for the night.
I didn't want to stay in this area too long because it was pretty expensive at hotels, so the next day I drove through southeastern Idaho, which by the way is super beautiful and underrated (the state I mean), then down into Salt Lake City, Utah. I stayed at Salt Lake City in an Airbnb for like 4 days, running errands, seeing the city, and hiking a mountain (Mt. Olympus). In a city known for Mormonism I had an interesting dialogue with a Catholic priest about what he thinks about the faith. I learned a lot about it, and I like learning things about places when I travel. Sadly I had sort of a mental breakdown after a few nights in Salt Lake City and I decided I needed to go back home. It was maybe more of the fact that my anxiety was accumulating and I was all alone in the vast wilderness of the West for awhile with no one to get it out with. Not really sure, but what ended up happening next was kind of funny. The next day I got my oil changed and starting driving back. I was taking a different route through Wyoming and drove about 7 hours before I decided to stay the night in Casper, Wyoming. That was when I met a girl at the hotel I was at and lets just say we ended up 'hanging out' there for like 3 days. Lol. These things happen I guess. It just sucks that I met someone so cool who lives so far away, but I guess it is what it is. That situation kind of gave me some renewed hope in myself as I've been struggling with relationships with girls lately, but anyway I had to leave so I drove up to Rapid City, SD for the night. Then the next day sucked because I drove 13 hours in one day to get from Rapid City all the way back down to Madison, WI.
And so yeah, that was my trip and my first ever large solo roadtrip. I've travelled to several states before and 8 countries but never done a solo roadtrip like that. I would definitely encourage it if you can do it, it is super fun to just drive sometimes and see where you end up. It is also a good way (if you are American) to get to learn the ins and outs of our vast country. Thanks for reading!
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2020.04.21 18:49 ylenoLretsiM I've been seeing several threads and comments about donations so I thought I'd compile a list with links for everyone to use!

I will keep updating this so if anyone finds local places that I missed, comment and I'll add it to this post.
Here we go! These are in no particular order.
Domestic Abuse Intervention Service works passionately and effectively to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families, and to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power.
Second Harvest Foodbank has put more than 100 million meals on the table of the 1 in 10 who are facing hunger in southwestern Wisconsin since 1986.
Dane County Humane Society is a private, non-profit, community-supported organization and is not affiliated with any government agency or national animal welfare organization. We are an open admission shelter accepting all animals that need assistance regardless of age, health status or temperament. DCHS has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.
Centro Hispano of Dane County is the leading social service provider for Latinos in Dane County and a hub for the community. The agency serves an average of 2,500 + families and 6,000 + individuals through its bilingual programs and services each year. ​ Programs and services are aimed at fulfilling our mission: Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families, Engaging the Community.
Emergency Student Support Fund was created to protect the health and safety of students and families struggling during such difficult times. When new policies and practices are required to confront unprecedented events, this fund is designed to help alleviate unanticipated travel costs to home, food insecurity concerns, limited opportunities to work and earn funds for daily living, and decreased funding available for basic resources, graduate students who have families, and food needs for children, housing and moving expenses for those who need to quickly move out of residence halls, international student needs.
Madison: Tip Your Server is a virtual tip jar where you can find a specific person to tip or tip someone at random.
Madison Cat Project is an Adoption Guarantee organization which has been working in the community to find homes for cats who might otherwise be euthanized at other shelters whether due to behavioral, medical or other issues since 2001.
Supporting Our Healthcare Heroes: Unity Point Health Meriter is a compassion fund for caregivers and team members at UnityPointHealth - Meriter.
Porchlight: Solutions to Homelessness strives to reduce homelessness in Dane County by collaborating with the community to provide shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services that eliminate barriers and empower the individuals and families we serve.
Unemployment Compensation Appeals Clinic. I wasn't able to find a site to donate to directly. If anyone has more information about this I'll put it up.
Rape Crisis Center works within Dane County to promote hope, help and healing for those harmed by sexual violence and strives through education and outreach to create social change to end sexual violence.
Dane County Community Defense Fund has been delivering financial assistance, food, emotional support, supplies and medical advice since before the government and the non profits were able to. They’ve distributed over $21k in assistance, fed 1,126 people, set up 29 emotional support partnerships and 34 medical question support calls as of 4/2/2020.
The Cap Times is a newspaper published in Madison, Wisconsin by The Capital Times Company.
Isthmus is a free alternative weekly newspaper based in Madison, Wisconsin (US).
The Beacon homeless day resource center is a public – private partnership working to provide community solutions to help men, women, and children who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Goodman Community Center is a mission driven organization, serving over 35,000 people annually ages 3-103. Goodman currently houses a preschool, 4-year-old kindergarten, afterschool programs for all ages (including countywide Girls Inc.), an alternative high school, an older adult program, food pantry and a fitness center.
Stay Home! Send Pizza! are sending pizza to nurses, residents, and doctors at UW Hospital, Meriter Hospital, The American Center, St. Mary’s, and urgent care centers in Madison, WI. And they are going to support our local pizza place at the same time, Ian's Pizza on State Street.
Urban Triage, Inc empowers Black families to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in their lives, their families and communities, with hope, education, and action. By way of crisis response, advocacy, psycho-education, community support services, intervention, leadership development, and systems training.
REAP Food Group has been working throughout Southern Wisconsin to ensure local food, grown well is accessible to all. REAP manages the Farm to School program in Madison schools and the Buy Fresh Buy Local program, a certification program for businesses. It also connects consumers to sources of local food through the Farm Fresh Atlas.
Buy One for a Neighbor is launching an emergency food access appeal to feed local families and save local farms. For the last two seasons, Buy One For A Neighbor has staffed booths at local farmers' markets and asked market shoppers to buy and immediately donate an extra bunch or bag of something they like to share. The produce donated was distributed to a wide range of pantries, meal sites and even directly to the doors of low-income families living in Madison’s Darbo-Worthington neighborhood.
Origin Breads is a local bakery. They have an option where you can buy a to donate. When it is purchased it will be donated to Second Harvest Foodbank, FEED Kitchens and other community feeding programs to help them keep our neighbors nourished.
The Red Cross of Southwest Wisconsin provide basic emergency care for people who are impacted by home fires and other disasters, and collect blood locally.
The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. Donations here allows the​ dedicated staff work each day to ensure that our members have a safe place to be, meals to eat, and ​programming to help them learn, ​thrive and reach their fullest potential.
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2020.04.20 15:21 herbibot Today Shows : April 20

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day in history lookup
Grateful Dead - 1968/4/20 - Thee Image Club, Miami, FL No setlist. Mentions: 0
Grateful Dead - 1969/4/20 - Clark University, Worcester, MA Morning Dew, Good Morning School Girl, Doin' That Rag, Dark Star, St. Stephen, The Eleven, Death Don't Have No Mercy Encore: Dupree's Diamond Blues, Mountains of the Moon Mentions: 22
Old & In the Way - 1973/4/20 - Lion's Share, San Anselmo, CA Set 1: Land of the Navajo, Where You Are Tonight, Instrumental, Down Where the River Bends, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Instrumental, Instrumental Set 2: Home Is Where the Heart Is, Love Please Come Home, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Lost, Instrumental
Great American String Band - 1974/4/20 - Pilgrimage Theater, Hollywood, CA Limehouse Blues, Dawg's Bull, My Plastic Banana Is Not Stupid, Swing '42, Colored Aristocracy, Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Dawg's Rag, I'll Be a Gambler If You Deal the Cards, Midnight at the Oasis, Sweet Georgia Brown, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Legion of Mary - 1975/4/20 - Capitol Theatre, Madison, WI Set 1: Let It Rock, I Feel Like Dynamite, Going Going Gone, Favela, Someday Baby, (I'm a) Road Runner Set 2: The Harder They Come, Wondering Why, I'll Take a Melody, Mississippi Moon, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Every Word You Say, Mystery Train
Grateful Dead - 1983/4/20 - Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI Set 1: Touch of Grey, The Promised Land, Loser, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, Me and My Uncle, Cumberland Blues, Looks Like Rain, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider Set 2: My Brother Esau, Maybe You Know How I Feel, Bertha, Estimated Prophet, Eyes of the World, Drums, Throwing Stones, Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia Encore: Don't Ease Me In Mentions: 4
Grateful Dead - 1984/4/20 - Convention Hall, Philadelphia, PA Set 1: Feel Like a Stranger, Cold Rain and Snow, Beat It On Down the Line, Cumberland Blues, Little Red Rooster, Brown-Eyed Women, My Brother Esau, It Must Have Been the Roses, Let It Grow Set 2: Scarlet Begonias, Fire on the Mountain, Samson and Delilah, Drums, Space, I Need a Miracle, Morning Dew, Around and Around, Johnny B. Goode Encore: Day Job Mentions: 27
Jerry Garcia Band - 1991/4/20 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA Set 1: Cats Under the Stars, Twilight, Dear Prudence, I Shall Be Released, Money Honey, Rubin and Cherise, Let's Spend the Night Together Set 2: Shining Star, Waiting for a Miracle, Struggling Man, Let It Rock, When the Hunter Gets Captured by the Game, That Lucky Old Sun, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Jerry Garcia Band - 1994/4/20 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA Set 1: I'll Take a Melody, Get Out of My Life Woman, Forever Young, Run for the Roses, No Bread in the Breadbox, My Sisters and Brothers, Deal Set 2: Shining Star, Think, Señor (Tales of Yankee Power), Don't Let Go, Mississippi Moon, Tangled Up in Blue
Today Show Playlist
other stuff:
Robert Hunter Songs Tags: Garcia Weir Pigpen Brent Phil Pig & Brent Dylan R&B C&W Rarities Jam
Shakedown Scarlet / Sometimes Fire Eyes Bird Song Pigpen Random Dark Star Radio 73 > 74 Brent Era
Popularity by Era
Top Performances Roll Bones Song Mood?
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2020.02.12 07:07 WengerDidNothingWron List of "150+ Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders" who backstabbed Andrew Yang for white approval. Most recognizable names: Jenn Fang, Jenny Han, Celeste Ng, Constance Wu, Jeff Yang, Jenny Yang and Nancy Wang Yuen.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/exclusive-constance-wu-celeste-ng-prominent-asian-americans-endorse-elizabeth-n1120721
https://medium.com/@aapiswithwarren/endorsement-4d298ec78a69
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2019.11.13 20:16 BroadcasterX Round 2 of SXSW 2020 Artists

https://www.sxsw.com/news/2019/second-round-music-festival-showcasing-artist-announcement/
1$T (Atlanta GA) The Accidentals (Traverse City MI) Ada Lea (Montreal CANADA) Ailbhe Reddy (Dublin IRELAND) Akeju (New York NY) Alexander Biggs (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Alex Somers (Los Angeles CA) Algiers (Atlanta GA) Alice Skye (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Alina Pash (Kyiv UKRAINE) All My Friends Hate Me (Los Angeles CA) American Werewolf Academy (Dallas TX) Anatole (Sydney AUSTRALIA) Anna Burch (Detroit MI) Anna Fox (Brooklyn NY) Antonio Lizana (San Fernando SPAIN) Arlo Parks (London UK-ENGLAND) Arp Frique & Erik “Keysie” Ritfeld (Amsterdam NETHERLANDS) A. Swayze & The Ghosts (Hobart AUSTRALIA) Atash (Austin TX) Automatic (Los Angeles CA) Babeheaven (London UK-ENGLAND) Bandits on the Run (New York NY) Basia Bulat (Montreal CANADA) BATTS (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Being Dead (Austin TX) Benny Afroe (Middelburg SOUTH AFRICA) Big Mountain County (Rome ITALY) BILS (Ikeja NIGERIA) Biznaga (Madrid SPAIN) Blacks’ Myths (Washington DC) Bleaker (Huntsville AL) Bobby Oroza (Helsinki FINLAND) Bodywash (Montreal CANADA) Boy Scouts (Oakland CA) The Brother Brothers (Brooklyn NY) Brother Dege (Lafayette LA) Byrke Lou (Berlin GERMANY) Cable Ties (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Catholic Action (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND) China Bears (London UK-ENGLAND) CIFIKA (Seoul SOUTH KOREA) Citrico (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) Communicant (Pasadena CA) Control Top (Philadelphia PA) Costa de Ámbar (Guadalajara MEXICO) CULTTASTIC (Houston TX) Darkbird (Austin TX) David Ramirez (Austin TX) deca joins (Taipei TAIWAN) Dehd (Chicago IL) Desierto Drive (Monterrey MEXICO) Devon Gilfillian (Nashville TN) Die Heiterkeit (Berlin GERMANY) Disq (Madison WI) Dog In The Snow (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) Dom Flemons (Washington DC) Dos Monos (Tokyo JAPAN) Dromedarios Mágicos (Mexico City MEXICO) Dylan Fuentes (Barranquilla COLOMBIA) Elis Paprika & The Black Pilgrims (Guadalajara MEXICO) Ellen Krauss (Stockholm SWEDEN) Enrique Campos (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) The F16s (Chennai INDIA) FAIRE (Paris FRANCE) Fenne Lily (Bristol UK-ENGLAND) FLAVIA (Los Angeles CA) Fragile Rock (Austin TX) Fran (Chicago IL) Frances Quinlan (Philadelphia PA) Georgel (Monterrey MEXICO) Girl Friday (Los Angeles CA) Grivo (Austin TX) GRLwood (Louisville KY) Gross Net (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND) Hamzaa (London UK-ENGLAND) Hannah Williams & The Affirmations (Bristol UK-ENGLAND) Haru Nemuri (Yokohama JAPAN) Hayden Pedigo (Amarillo TX) Hera (Reykjavik ICELAND) Huck (Brooklyn NY) Iguana Death Cult (Rotterdam NETHERLANDS) Italia 90 (London UK-ENGLAND) Jamie-Lee Dimes (Gold Coast AUSTRALIA) Jeff Lofton (Austin TX) Jim and Sam (Santa Monica CA) Jinmi Abduls (Lagos NIGERIA) Joël (Toronto CANADA) Joe Purdy (Los Angeles CA) Jucee Froot (Memphis TN) Katie Pruitt (Nashville TN) Kelsey Waldon (Nashville KY) KennyHoopla (Oshkosh WI) The Kernal (Jackson TN) King Nun (London UK-ENGLAND) Kota Banks (Sydney AUSTRALIA) KYUSONEKOKAMI (Nishinomiya JAPAN) La Banda del Bisonte (Medellín COLOMBIA) La Fragua Band (Medellín COLOMBIA) Lambert (Berlin GERMANY) Launder (Los Angeles CA) Leah Senior (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires (Birmingham AL) Liah Alonso (New York NY) LIFE (Hull UK-ENGLAND) Limboski (Warsaw POLAND) Liz Lawrence (Stratford Upon Avon UK-ENGLAND) Lorelle Meets The Obsolete (Ensenada MEXICO) Los Bitchos (London UK-ENGLAND) Luke De-Sciscio (Bath UK-ENGLAND) Luke Howard (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Lunar Vacation (Atlanta GA) Madame Gandhi (Los Angeles CA) Madison McFerrin (Brooklyn NY) Margarita Siempre Viva (Medellín COLOMBIA) Marlon Craft (New York NY) Marsicans (Leeds UK-ENGLAND) Massar Egbari (Alexandria EGYPT) Mauricio Sanchez (Monterrey MEXICO) menwhopause (New Delhi INDIA) MEZERG (Bordeaux FRANCE) Milly (Los Angeles CA) Miro Shot (London UK-ENGLAND) Moaning (Los Angeles CA) Momma (Los Angeles CA) Monophonicos (Barranquilla COLOMBIA) Monophonics (Marin CA) Montañera (Bogotá COLOMBIA) MORIS BLAK (Boston MA) Moving Panoramas (Austin TX) Mpho Sebina (Nko Ya Phiri BOTSWANA) Mr.Kitty (Austin TX) musclecars (Brooklyn NY) My Education (Austin TX) Nasty Cherry (Los Angeles CA) Negrø (Morelia MEXICO) NINEONE# (Xi’an CHINA) Niño Árbol (Tepic MEXICO) Nyashinski (Nairobi KENYA) Orquesta Canela (Cali COLOMBIA) Otoboke Beaver (Kyoto JAPAN) Parisalexa (Seattle WA) Parliamo (Perth UK-SCOTLAND) PASTEL GHOST (Austin TX) Pat Dam Smyth (Belfast UK-N. IRELAND) Patiño (Mexico City MEXICO) P.E. (Brooklyn NY) The Pinholes (Singapore SINGAPORE) Pleasure Venom (Austin TX) PNTHN (San Marcos TX) Pom Pom Squad (Brookyln NY) Quivers (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Raye Zaragoza (Los Angeles CA) Reality Club (Jakarta INDONESIA) Remi Wolf (Palo Alto CA) Rosie Lowe (London UK-ENGLAND) Russian Baths (Brooklyn NY) Salma Sky (Lusaka ZAMBIA) Santaferia (Santiago CHILE) Sarah Mary Chadwick (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Saya (Toronto CANADA) School of X (Copenhagen DENMARK) S.G. Goodman (Murray KY) Shards (London UK-ENGLAND) Shay Lia (Montréal CANADA) The Sherlocks (Bolton On Dearne UK-ENGLAND) ShitKid (Stockholm SWEDEN) Shy Beast (Austin TX) Sierra León (Tepic MEXICO) Skylar Gudasz (Durham NC) Sloppy Jane (Brooklyn NY) Slow Pulp (Madison WI) Sofia Bolt (Los Angeles CA) Sofia Campos (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) Softer Still (Shepperton UK-ENGLAND) Sophia Shen (Zhangzhou CHINA) Sophie Hutchings (Sydney AUSTRALIA) Sorry (London UK-ENGLAND) Sounds of Siberia (Yakutsk RUSSIA) Sour Widows (Oakland CA) Squirrel Flower (Boston MA) Steam Down (London UK-ENGLAND) Stuyedeyed (Brooklyn NY) Suburban Living (Philadelphia PA) Suenatron (San Jose CA) Sui Zhen (Melbourne AUSTRALIA) Superfónicos (Austin TX) Swim Deep (Birmingham UK-ENGLAND) TENGGER (Seoul SOUTH KOREA) Tim Burgess (Dereham UK-ENGLAND) TÖME (Toronto CANADA) TRI4TH (Shibuya JAPAN) Tristen (Nashville TN) Una Canción Bonita (Tuxtla Gutiérrez MEXICO) Vera Sola (Los Angeles CA) Victoria Canal (Madrid SPAIN) Vistas (Edinburgh UK-SCOTLAND) Walshy Fire (Miami FL) Walt Disco (Glasgow UK-SCOTLAND) The Wants (Brooklyn NY) Washer (Brooklyn NY) Weeping Icon (Brooklyn NY) Whitney Rose (Austin TX) William Harries Graham (Austin TX) Wire (Brighton UK-ENGLAND) The Wood Burning Savages (Derry UK-N. IRELAND) World Music Unleashed (Austin TX) Wyre (Nairobi KENYA) Zatélithe (Medellín COLOMBIA) Zenith (Ciudad Juárez MEXICO)
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2019.07.14 20:14 notanotherbedstory [TH] Not Another Bedtime Story: Jack and June

Jack’s home office sits right off the front foyer. Two sliding pocket doors open up to twilight blue with white wainscoting walls. Along the north facing wall is a waist high oak book shelf. Inside the bookshelf is a signed Ryan Sandburg baseball Jack got September 21, 1997. This was Ryne Sandberg’s last game and the last ball he would hit inside Wrigley Field. Coincidentally this would be the last time Harry Caray would sing Take Me Out to the Ball Game as he died the following winter. Next to the baseball sat his high school year books. All four laid stacked one on top of the other. “Best years of my life”, he would say. Next to the books was a photo taken of Jack and his father Roy during a fishing trip to Yellow Lake, Wis. Jack and Roy are still very close. Roy no longer lives in the area but they talk every Saturday about how the Cubs or Bears have been playing that week. Above the bookshelf is a large 18”x12” framed glossy print of a photo that Sara, Jacks wife took on their five year anniversary trip to Maui. Sara had a passion for photography, it was her major in college. She bought a new Nikon DSLR specifically for the trip. Jack and Sara spent every night walking the beach in front of the condo they had rented. Just walking and talking all the while taking in the sunset. Sara would take pictures and Jack looked for seashells and crabs that would pop out of their little holes in the sand, scurry sideways a few yards and then dart back below the grains. In the middle of the office was a reproduction 19th century french oak desk with fluted legs. Simple yet elegant. While in his office, Jack would sit in a leather upholstered, wood armed executive style chair. It was the only piece of furniture in the house Jack personally selected. He sat in the office 9-10 hours a day so he felt he better be comfortable. Directly in front of the desk sat two chairs. The chairs were positioned 22 degrees at opposing outward angles from each other. The chairs were purchased for clients, but Jacks kids used them more. Each night they would climb up to either get help with their homework or hangout. In front of the chairs along the South facing wall was a large bay window. The window looked out on the wrap around porch and the front lawn beyond. On the lawn was a large maple. If he was lucky he might catch pair of squirrels chasing each other around the trunk. Most mornings he would drink his coffee right there and just watch, appreciating his view and how far he had come.
Jack was doing well, but he was humble and would never have said it. He didn’t come from money. His parents gave him plenty of love but not much else. After their farmhouse renovation was completed Sara insisted they drive downtown to the Historic Three Arts Club, the site of the new Restoration Hardware. This wasn’t Steinhafels or even Ethan Allen. The line was blurred between retail and a weekend getaway that comes with hired help. Sara began to imagine what their home should be. By the end of the second day Sara was happy and they had spent what most families spend on their first home. Jack was happy with his old Lazy-Boy. He had won it off his neighbors in college in a game of Texas Hold’em. Hold’em was popular in his college days. Rounders came out a few years prior and Chris Moneymaker had just won the World Series or Poker which sent a wave of excitement across middle-class America, it was a modern day gold rush. There is a strange allure to poker. It’s easy to learn and even easier to mistake luck for skill. That Lazy-Boy was the first place Sara and Jack hooked up, seeing Jack win it was strangely satisfying for 19 year old Sara. Like watching two lions challenge each other for dominance and it was her boyfriend that came out on top.
When Sara got pregnant the two of them had only been together 8 months. Jack was far from what you would call an adult, he played video games and smoked weed, he stayed up late and worked as a bouncer at the local pub. He always was a thinker, he never made rash decisions unless of coarse he was drinking. After a few beers he played off the cuff. It almost cost him his life on more than one occasion. One night at Side Tracks, a bar located next to the railroad which ran straight through the middle of Carbondale, his buddies told him they were heading to another bar across town. Jack had already bought himself a shot and one for a girl he was talking with. “I’ll meet you at the car, just give me five minutes” he said. The bartender handed him his drink and as his fingers made contact with the tiny glass he heard the horn of a freight train barring down. He picked the shot glass off the sticky surface of the well abused bar, threw back his head, “Sorry, gotta go” he said and he bolted for the door. He jumped down the stairs and headed west down Main. The crossing gates were down but he didn’t stop, he looked to his right and saw the light on top of the train. The conductor probably shit himself as he grabbed for the airhorn not knowing if he was about to take a young mans life. His friends would tell this story for years and say how they lost him under the light as the train passed. Sober, he was calm and calculated. Drunk he was stupid and bold, a risk taker.
Everything changed when his son was born. They named him Roy Jr. but everyone called him R.J. Jack never drank again, not like he had with his friends in college. Jack knew he couldn’t be that guy anymore. He cut ties with his friends. His friends were living different lives. He was changing diapers, and they weren’t changing. Jack excepted a job as a runner for the Chicago Board of Trade. He loved the city. In another life he may have lived there, but he had a family now and that wouldn’t work. The cost of private school alone would be more than he was making as a runner. He would get off at Union Station and walk past the roaring engine of the train down the long corridor up the stairs to Madison Ave. It was there he would pause take a deep breath. There was something he loved about the smell of the city in the morning. It was the smell of commerce. The smell of tires, exhaust fumes, grime and stench of moving people. Jack, being a college drop out knew he couldn’t go any higher working there, so he studied at home. He was good at math and trading came natural. He managed to save a few thousand dollars and opened up an account with an online broker. He still worked as a runner but read earnings reports at night. He made some good calls and some even better puts. He managed to get a little backing from some of the traders he had met on the trading floor. Jack turned $200,000 into $4 Million buying puts against Citibank during the collapse of the financial sector in 2008. After he made everyone even he was 25 years old with 1.4 million in the bank. Jack quit his job and opened J&R Capital.
His life would change again in 2013 with the birth of his daughter Lucy. R.J. and Jack were close but there is something very special about a father daughter relationship. He loved that little girl with all his heart. Around this time the markets lost their volatility and began trending sideways. Jack had more and more free time. During which Jack became increasingly interested his genealogy. He bought a subscription to Ancestry.com but the more he looked, the more confused it all became. Jacks last name was Smith, being the most common last name in America certainly had its drawbacks when attempting to map out his family tree.
Jack was sitting at his desk going over the downward trend lines of Chesapeak Energy when his wife came in. “Happy Birthday Sweetie” Sara said as she handed him a wrapped present. Jack was excited because Sara always gave the best presents. During Jacks childhood his parents asked what he wanted and that’s what he got. There was never a surprise. Sara didn’t do that. She payed attention all year and would come up with the most unexpected, yet so thoughtful and useful gifts. Jack gently tore at the blue and yellow stripped package. A white square box that read 23 and Me. “This is amazing”. “Do you like it?” Sara asked. “It’s the combo one, it checks for certain genetic gene markers, don’t ask me which ones, and also puts you in a database which show you close relatives”. “I do” Jack smiled, “I really do”. “Alright, we really should get going”, Jack and Sara went to the same restaurant for both of their birthdays. It was their favorite restaurant after all. A small Italian Restaurant in downtown Libertyville. They have been eating there since the night Jack purposed. Jack was so nervous that night, she still jokes about how he fumbled his words ordering his meal. Jack knew she would say yes, but that didn’t make it any less anxiety producing. After the meal they took a walk down Main Street. They came to a small park in front an 1800s Greek Revival home. Jack stopped and dropped down to his knee.
When the DNA results came in Jack was thankful he was not a carrier of the E4 variant of the APOE gene and surprised to learn he was 5% Mongolian. He didn’t look Mongolian but he chalked it up to Genghis Khans sexual prowess. “1 in every 200 men are direct descendants of him” Jack told Sara.
A few months past and life went on as usual. Jack loved to read bedtime stories and his favorite was One Fish, Two Fish. Lucy developed a love for Oh The Places You’ll Go. Much like every night, Jack would brush her teeth and get her in Pjs. He would tuck her into her My Little Pony bedsheets, then take a set next to her pillow and read her the story. As Jack read the last page, “Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places!
You’re off and away!”
There was a knock at the door. Jack looked at his watch, who is at the door at 9 o’clock he thought. He kissed Lucy’s forehead, she was already asleep. He walked out closing the door softly as to not wake her and headed towards the stairs. Sara opened the door, “We’re looking for a Jack Smith ma’am, is he home” a stern voice said. “One second, can I tell him who’s here?”
“Detective Pose, ma’am” Jack rounded the banister, “What’s going on Sara?” Looking at Jack then back to the gentlemen on the porch, “there’s a Detective…” “Pose, ma’am” the detective interrupted. “Jack Smith?” the detective now making eye contact with Jack. Jack nodded, “how can I…” before he could finish, the Detective grabbed Jack by the left wrist. In one smooth motion he twisted Jacks arm behind his back, bending the wrist forcing pressure on the ligaments that join the fingers and arm. “What the fuck is going on” Jack snaps. “Jack” Sara cowardly whimpers as she tries to make heads and tails of the transgression taking place. “Take it easy… give me one second and I will explain everything” Pose says. He slips a pair of chrome handcuffs from his belt line and places them around Jacks wrist. They were cold, Jack thought as they gripped tightly. My name is Detective Pose from Lake County PD, I am here to exercise a warrant for your arrest out of Lincoln, Nebraska. “Lincoln, Nebraska?” Jack says. “I have never even been to Lincoln, Nebraska”. Jack says it, but thats a lie. He stayed at the Marriot off I-80 last year when he helped his father move to the Front Range just outside Boulder. “You have a warrant written by Judge Raymond Sands for one count of Statutory Rape” “What the fuck is he talking about Jack?” Sara pleads for an answer. “This has got to be a mistake Sara, we’ll figure this out. “Call Jimmy”, Jimmy was Jacks brother and a local criminal defense attorney, “and see if he can get down to the police station” Jack yelled as he was lead away to the squad car park in the pebble stone driveway. “Nice Lantern” the accompanying officer says. The officer was African American and he’s referring to the black jockey statue holding the lantern. Jack could have explained to the cop that it wasn’t a racist thing, it was actually a period piece that shown the way north for slaves traversing the underground railroad, but Jack didn’t give a fuck about what this cop thought, not tonight.
The next morning Jimmy arrived at the station, “I got some good news and bad news” he says. “The good news Jimmy!” Jack says. “You should be able to win this based on the statute of limitations, but the bad news is you can’t post bail here” Jimmy explains. “What do you mean” “You’ll have to be transported to Lincoln and post bail there”. “Statute of Limitation? When are they saying this happened?” Jack asked from between his hands. “2002” “Jesus Christ, I was in High School in 2002. I hadn’t been to Nebraska till last year Jimmy”. “It wasn’t in Nebraska Jack. It alleges you fathered a child with an underage girl. It says here, you met in Cancun. Your DNA in the searchable FamilyTreeDNA Database was linked to a baby born to a minor in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2003” “Times up” an officer barks, sounding harsher than necessary but understandable given the population he works around. “I’ll find a good lawyer in Lincoln by the time you get there”, “Thanks, Jimmy”.
“Over here” pointing to a black line on the floor 3 feet from steel door. The officer grabbed for his radio that he had clipped on his khaki pants pocket. “One from the Cafeteria to Intake” he said while making eye contact with central control. The steel door made a load click and became slightly ajar. The officer walked Jack through three more doors and into the intake office. An intake officer brought Jack into the bathroom and strip searched him, “didn’t we already do this?” Jack questioned. “Once on the way in and once on the way out. Don’t want you taking those Bob Barkers home with you” the officer joked. Jack didn’t laugh. Jack was lead out to an awaiting unmarked white van. The van was surrounded by three walls and two razor wire gates. “Normally you have to wait weeks for extradition, you must be someone special” the officer said as he helped Jack into the back seat. The two officers up front talked for the first few hours but Jack wasn’t listening. His mind wondered. Fathered a kid, he thought to himself. He knew what Jimmy was talking about, it had been 17 years since he thought about that night.
Jack was 18 in the the summer of 2002. All his friends were doing a high school graduation trip to Cancun, Mexico. They stayed at some all inclusive hotel with the rest of the kids from his high school. From the moment they got to the hotel the drinks flowed. Rum Punch was popular. On the second day, while walking by the tourist shops, his roommate Matt was called over to a staircase that led from the street and adjacent store fronts to apartments above. The man was smaller than Matt. The clothes he wore looked like discarded hand me downs form middle class american families. Matt bought coke from that man in the stairway. Not any coke that could have been found in the states, this was uncut cocaine. Well if it was cut, it wasn’t cut much. The boys spent the rest of the afternoon at the cabana beach bar drinking mai tai’s and rum punch , occasionally running back to do lines in their room.
Jack remembered that cocaine well, it seemed to liquify on the glass table, leaving an oily residue in its place after the line was blown. Jack went out with a group of guys to watch the Mike Tyson Lennox Lewis fight. It was there Jack met June.
Jack and Matt were up on the second story balcony looking down on the people below. Jack bought a table and a bottle of Vodka. It was a show of prestige but it worked. As the fight ended, Jack saw June below. She wore a faded Dead Kennedys half shirt and a plaid red skirt. Her hair was curly made more so by the humidity, it was short, like a 1920s flapper but it had much more volume. She was either way behind or way before her time. Her cheeks had light freakles which accented her olive skin. She was standing with a group of girls and guys, he motioned to her to come up. June not wanting to go alone grabbed her friend. June and Jack danced and laughed all night. They both lost track of their friends. The night ended when June, dancing on the hightop lost her balance. Jack caught her, but both fell to the ground. They smiled deeply into each others eyes. “I should find my friends” June said, “come on” and she grabbed Jack by the hand. They walked through bar until June finally asked, “will you walk me back to my hotel, I don’t know where everyone went”. They hoped a bus that lead from Senior Frogs to the hotel side of the city. The bus was packed, they kissed the whole ride while the other drunks sang accapella with each other. Jack was drunk, PDA wasn’t his thing. He thought it was trashy, but Jack had been drunk since noon and was only awake thanks to cocaine and his teenage hormones. Their stop was a block from the hotel. June grabbed for his hand. “This way” she said as she took the lead. The hotel was nicer then his, not as loud, it must have catered to a different set of people. June brought Jack to the second floor, “my rooms right over here”, in pure alcohol fueled passion they kissed. She was shorter then he was, all his girlfriends were. She opened the door, noticing the lights were off she turned, “shush, my friends are sleeping”. This was it Jack thought, this is actually happening. Still holding his hand she opened the door. As she disappeared into the shadow she turned and put her finger to her lip, she pulled him inside. It was pitch black in the room as June lead the way to the sliding glass door. There were no chairs, Jack sat down with his back to the wall. June sat down next to Jack. There was a short pause as they both figured out how to proceed. Jack leaned in and kissed her. One awkward position after another and June found herself on top. She stopped kissing, leaned back, grabbing Jacks left wrist as she began to roll to the side. She slide her underwear off, exposing a full, unmanaged bush which was unusual for 2002, but it turned him on. Jack pulled out a condom, slipped it on and sank down onto of her. She moaned. 7 minutes later, thanks to the whiskey, it was over. He rolled over and layed there for a moment. When Jack reached down to take off the condom he found it wasn’t there. It must have fallen off after we were done, he thought. “I should probably go, do you want to hang out tomorrow” Jack asked. “Yeah” June said, “let me go to the bathroom and I will meet you outside and give you my number”. They got up, quietly slide the heavy glass door open and walked into the pitch black. June went into the bathroom. Jack was making his way through the room when a voice came through the darkness, “I think you better leave” it said. “thats my sister, she’s fifteen”. June was still in the bathroom, but Jack took the stranger at his word. He left out the front door. What the fuck he thought. He didn’t stick around for an explanation. His mind ran wild, he was still drunk but he felt dirty. In the time it took the voice in the darkness to udder those words he went from on top of the world to gutter trash. There’s no way she’s fifteen, there’s just no fucking way. She’s in a bar drinking with friends. And where the fuck are her parents. Maybe he’s fucking with me. Jack thought the whole walk back to his hotel. The next morning, Matt and Jack had bacon, hash browns and mimosas for breakfast. Jack never saw June again.
“All rise” the bailiffs voice rang out. “The honorable Judge Raymond Sands presiding, you may all be seated”. Jack looked around, his wife sat behind him, never thinking she would see the day her husband would stand trial for rape.
June’s parents had pressed charges the day they found out June was pregnant, the detective took down the notes but it was clear there was little that could be done. Ten years went by before the science came around. They were able to send the childs DNA into the FamilyTreeDNA Database, but there were no hits. Five years went by before her parents got the call they had been waiting for.
Jack took a plea bargain, he couldn’t risk 10 years, he would serve two years with credit for time served. Jack was shuffled off to Lincoln Correctional Center, he wouldn’t pass go he wouldn’t collect $200. His wife went back home, he was all alone. It was Jacks 14th day, the officer was calling the inmates names that had visitors. “Jack Smith” the officer shouted, “line up”. When he arrived in the visiting room he hardly recognized the face of the women in front of him. She had tight blue jeans that were ripped at the knees and an old Pantera shirt. The women stood up and turned to walk away. “June?” Jack quietly asked. The women turned around. “Please, sit back down.” Jack’s world would never be the same. His home life was in shambles. He still had 699 days left. There was a 17 year old out there that may or may not want to meet him. There was back child support he owed. He looked at her freckles, it was the girl from all those years before. He wanted to know all about her life. “Can we talk?” She smiled and took the seat across the from him.
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2019.04.20 12:37 herbibot Today Shows : April 20

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Grateful Dead - 1968/4/20 - Thee Image Club, Miami, FL No setlist / recordings. Mentions: 0
Grateful Dead - 1969/4/20 - Clark University, Worcester, MA Morning Dew, Good Morning School Girl, Doin' That Rag, Dark Star, St. Stephen, The Eleven, Death Don't Have No Mercy Encore: Dupree's Diamond Blues, Mountains of the Moon Mentions: 16
Old & In the Way - 1973/4/20 - Lion's Share, San Anselmo, CA Set 1: Land of the Navajo, Where You Are Tonight, Instrumental, Down Where the River Bends, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Instrumental, Instrumental Set 2: Home Is Where the Heart Is, Love Please Come Home, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Lost, Instrumental
Great American String Band - 1974/4/20 - Pilgrimage Theater, Hollywood, CA Limehouse Blues, Dawg's Bull, My Plastic Banana Is Not Stupid, Swing '42, Colored Aristocracy, Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms, Dawg's Rag, I'll Be a Gambler If You Deal the Cards, Midnight at the Oasis, Sweet Georgia Brown, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
Legion of Mary - 1975/4/20 - Capitol Theatre, Madison, WI Set 1: Let It Rock, I Feel Like Dynamite, Going Going Gone, Favela, Someday Baby, (I'm a) Road Runner Set 2: The Harder They Come, Wondering Why, I'll Take a Melody, Mississippi Moon, Boogie On Reggae Woman, Every Word You Say, Mystery Train
Grateful Dead - 1983/4/20 - Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI Set 1: Touch of Grey, The Promised Land, Loser, Minglewood Blues, Ramble On Rose, Me and My Uncle, Cumberland Blues, Looks Like Rain, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider Set 2: My Brother Esau, Maybe You Know How I Feel, Bertha, Estimated Prophet, Eyes of the World, Drums, Throwing Stones, Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia Encore: Don't Ease Me In Mentions: 3
Grateful Dead - 1984/4/20 - Convention Hall, Philadelphia, PA Set 1: Feel Like a Stranger, Cold Rain and Snow, Beat It On Down the Line, Cumberland Blues, Little Red Rooster, Brown-Eyed Women, My Brother Esau, It Must Have Been the Roses, Let It Grow Set 2: Scarlet Begonias, Fire on the Mountain, Samson and Delilah, Drums, Space, I Need a Miracle, Morning Dew, Around and Around, Johnny B. Goode Encore: Day Job Mentions: 16
Jerry Garcia Band - 1991/4/20 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA Set 1: Cats Under the Stars, Twilight, Dear Prudence, I Shall Be Released, Money Honey, Rubin and Cherise, Let's Spend the Night Together Set 2: Shining Star, Waiting for a Miracle, Struggling Man, Let It Rock, When the Hunter Gets Captured by the Game, That Lucky Old Sun, Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Jerry Garcia Band - 1994/4/20 - The Warfield, San Francisco, CA Set 1: I'll Take a Melody, Get Out of My Life Woman, Forever Young, Run for the Roses, No Bread in the Breadbox, My Sisters and Brothers, Deal Set 2: Shining Star, Think, Señor (Tales of Yankee Power), Don't Let Go, Mississippi Moon, Tangled Up in Blue
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2019.01.18 02:08 Controversialyoutube FULL LISTING OF UPCOMING INDEPENDENT EVENTS THIS WEEK

Upcoming Indy Wrestling Events
** Events are alphabetized by state/province/country. This listing is sent weekly.
** See and Post the latest wrestling promo, flyer, podcast, and videos at facebook.com/groups/WatchLiveWrestling!
** Send your event to Phil Stamper at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]), Twitter @PSPhenom, or facebook.com/deskofphilstamper.
Thu, Jan 17 - Rocky Mountain Pro - 15200 W 6th Ave, Golden, CO - 7 pm - facebook.com/TheRockyMtnPro
Thu, Jan 17 - Extreme Midget Wrestling - Coach's Corner, 3016 E Victory DR, Savannah, GA - 8 pm - facebook.com/ExtremeMidgetWrestling
Thu, Jan 17 - Micro Wrestling Federation - Electric Cowboy, 1750 N Roberts RD NW, Kennesaw, GA - 8 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestling
Thu, Jan 17 - WWA4 - WWA4 Wrestling School, 4375 Commerce DR, Atlanta, GA - 8 pm - wwa4.com
Thu, Jan 17 - IWA Mid-South - The Arena, 1416 Spring ST, Jeffersonville, IN - 7:35 pm - facebook.com/iwamidsouthwrestling
Thu, Jan 17 - PWP - The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple ST, Omaha, NE - 7 pm - facebook.com/PWPlive
Thu, Jan 17 - Xtreme Wrestling Alliance - XWA Event Center, 3 Bridal Ave, West Warwick, RI - 7 pm - facebook.com/XWARI
Thu, Jan 17 - Dwarfanators - The Main Street Bar, 631 N Main ST, Borger, TX - 9 pm - facebook.com/Dwarfanators
Thu, Jan 17 - USA Championship Wrestling - 2061 Coal Heritage RD, Bluefield, WV - 8 pm - facebook.com/groups/226251591481409
Fri, Jan 18 - ProSouth Wrestling - 627 Southern Ave, Piedmont, AL - 7 pm - facebook.com/ProSouthWrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Adelaide Championship Wrestling - 80 Guilford Ave, Prospect, South Australia, Australia - 7 pm - facebook.com/acwrestlingsa
Fri, Jan 18 - Wrestling GO - Marayong Community Centre, 62 Railway RD, Blacktown, Australia - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/WrestlingGO
Fri, Jan 18 - Big West Wrestling - Lake City Bowling and Billiards, #100-2789 Hwy 97N, Kelowna, BC - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/BigWestWrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 91, 761 Station Ave, Langford Station, BC - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/VIProWrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Hoodslam - Oakland Metro Operahouse, 522 2nd ST, Oakland, CA - 8 pm - facebook.com/Hoodslam
Fri, Jan 18 - PCW - ILWU Memorial Hall, 231 W C ST, Wilmington, CA - M&G 5:30 pm, Event 7:30 pm - facebook.com/PCWULTRA
Fri, Jan 18 - Pro Wrestling Guerrilla - The Globe Theatre, 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA - 8 pm (must purchase ticket in advance)
Fri, Jan 18 - Respect Women's Wrestling - Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S Broadway, Denver, CO - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/respectwomenswrestlingdenver
Fri, Jan 18 - Alternative Pro Wrestling - 305 Cherry ST, Royston, GA - 8:15 pm - facebook.com/apwalternative.prowrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Total Aggression Pro Wrestling - Landmark Arena, 4246 Level Grove RD, Cornelia, GA - 7 pm - facebook.com/TAPWrestling2018
Fri, Jan 18 - Global Professional Wrestling - Side Street Tavern, 18401 N Creek DR, Tinley Park, IL - 7 pm - facebook.com/gpwwrestlingchicago
Fri, Jan 18 - Wild Championship Wrestling Outlaws - WCWO Arena, 1151 S Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis, IN - facebook.com/groups/WCWOArena
Fri, Jan 18 - Scoula Italiana Wrestling - Viale Gambacorti 225, 56019 Filettole, Toscana, Italy - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/ScuolaItalianaWrestlingSIW
Fri, Jan 18 - New South Championship Wrestling - New South Arena, 512 W Madison ST, Franklin, KY - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/nscwrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - MCW Pro Wrestling - MCW Arena, 1000 Joppa Farm RD, Joppa, MD - M&G 6:30 pm, Event 8 pm - MCWProWrestling.com
Fri, Jan 18 - Ring of Honor - Monster Factory, LLC, 541 Mantua Ave, Paulsboro, NJ - 7 pm - ROHwrestling.com
Fri, Jan 18 - Thunder Pro Wrestling - The Phenom Factory, 102 2 8th ST, Millville, NJ - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/thunderprowrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Southern Pro Wrestling - The Barracks Invercargill, Victoria ST, Invercargill, New Zealand - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/SPWNZ
Fri, Jan 18 - Brii Combination - 2050 Benedict Ave, Bronx, NY - 7 pm - facebook.com/BriiCombinationWrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Firestar Pro Wrestling - 517 Medley ST, Greensboro, NC - 7 pm - facebook.com/firestarpro
Fri, Jan 18 - Midgets with Attitude - Wayneo's Silver Bullet, 5172 S NC 127 Hwy, Hickory, NC - 9 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestlingentertainment
Fri, Jan 18 - Premiere Wrestling Alliance - 737 Slocum ST, Lancaster, OH - 6 pm - facebook.com/PWAOhio
Fri, Jan 18 - Mid-South Wrestling Alliance - OKC Farmers Market District, Oklahoma City, OK - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/Mid-South-Wrestling-Alliance-by-RITC-Productions-264287253724201
Fri, Jan 18 - Destiny World Wrestling - River City Vineyard, 260 Mitton ST N, Sarnia, ON - 7:30 pm - DestinyWorldWrestling.com
Fri, Jan 18 - APW - 110 Helen ST, Chester, SC - 8 pm
Fri, Jan 18 - KFW - 1004 Parkway, Sevierville, TN - 7 pm - facebook.com/KFWWrestlingEvents
Fri, Jan 18 - Micro Wrestling Federation - Mid-TN Expo, 1660 Middle Tennessee Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN - 8 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Resolute Wrestling - 4034 Peavine RD, Crossville, TN - 6 pm - facebook.com/ResoluteWrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Southern Wrestling Federation - The Gypsy Joe Arena, 106 Southside DR, Tullahoma, TN - 8 pm - facebook.com/swfwrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Ultimate Championship Pro Wrestling South - Rec Room, 3000 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN - 8 pm - facebook.com/UCPWS
Fri, Jan 18 - Bad Boys of Wrestling - Bell County Expo Center, 301 W Loop 121, Belton, TX - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/BadBoysOfWrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Dwarfanators - HonkyTonk Texas, 2389 US Hwy 96 N, Silsbee, TX - 9 pm - facebook.com/Dwarfanators
Fri, Jan 18 - All Star Superslam Wrestling - White Rock Theatre, ?, UK - 7 pm - facebook.com/allstarwrestlinguk
Fri, Jan 18 - Megaslam - Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Upper Clifton RD, B73 6AB Sutton Coldfield, UK - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/megaslamwrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Welsh Wrestling - The Riverfront, Kingsway, NP20 1HG Newport, Wales, UK - 7 pm - facebook.com/welshwrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - WOS - O2 Guildhall Southampton, Civic Centre, SO14 7LP Southampton, UK - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/WOSWrestling
Fri, Jan 18 - Wisconsin Professional Wrestling - Shack Bar, W4768 State RD 23, Fond du Lac, WI - 6 pm - facebook.com/wisconsinprowrestling
Sat, Jan 19-Sun, Jan 20 - Premiere Wrestling Xperience - Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 451 Old Airport RD, Concord, NC - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/pwxwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Micro Wrestling Federation - National Speleological Society, 6001 Pulaski Pike NW, Huntsville, AL - 8 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Mid-American Championship Wrestling - 5355 Stadium Blvd, Jonesboro, AR - 8 pm - facebook.com/MACWProWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Cactus League Wrestling - Pima County Fair, 11300 S Houghton RD, Tucson, AZ - 11 am and 6 pm - facebook.com/cactusleaguewrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Hunter Valley Wrestling - Club Maitland City, 14 Arhtur ST, Rutherford, New South Wales, Australia - 7 pm - facebook.com/huntervalleywrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - International Wrestling Australia - St. Johns Park Bowling Club, 93 Edensor RD, St. Johns Park, New South Wales, Australia - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/iwaustralia
Sat, Jan 19 - Newcastle Pro Wrestling - Charlestown Bowling Club, 5 Lincoln ST, Charlestown, New South Wales, Australia - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/NewcastleProWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - New Horizons Pro Wrestling - Old School Reload, Perth, Western Australia, Australia - 6:30 pm - nhpw.com
Sat, Jan 19 - Pro Wrestling South Australia - 576 Monague RD, Modbury N, South Australia, Australia - 6:45 pm - facebook.com/PWSAAdelaide
Sat, Jan 19 - Riot City Wrestling - Unit 5, 4 Coglin ST, Hindmarsh, South Australia, Australia - 7 pm - facebook.com/riotcitywrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Melbourne City Wrestling - Corner Hotel, 57 Swan ST, Richmond, Victoria, Australia - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/melbcitywrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Real Canadian Wrestling - Abbottsfield Recreation Centre, Abbottsfield, BC - 7:45 pm - facebook.com/groups/realcanadianwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling - Departure Bay Activity Centre, 1415 Wingrove ST, Nanaimo, BC - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/VIProWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Action Coast Empire Wrestling - 110 2nd Ave S, #D8, Pacheco, CA - 7 pm - facebook.com/actioncoastempire
Sat, Jan 19 - Ground Zero - Sports Park, 425 Imperial Beach Blvd, Imperial Beach, CA - 8 pm - facebook.com/GroundZeroSD
Sat, Jan 19 - Valley Championship Wrestling - Lord's Gym City Center, 848 E Hammer LN, Stockton, CA - 5:30 pm - facebook.com/ValleyChampionshipWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Platinum Pro Wrestling - The Crossfit Squad, 512 Evernia ST, West Palm Beach, FL - 8 pm - facebook.com/platinumprowrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Southeastern Wrestling - 2061 McDonald ST, Pavo, GA - 7 pm - facebook.com/SWASoutheasternWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Southern Violence and Wrestling - The Southern Brewing Company, 231 Collins Industrial Blvd, Athens, GA - 8 pm - facebook.com/southernviolenceandwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Sunbelt Wrestling Entertainment - Turner County Civic Center, 354 Lamar ST, Ashburn, GA - 7 pm - facebook.com/sunbeltwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - West Georgia Wrestling Entertainment - ThreeLife Church, 3472 Hogansville RD, LaGrange, GA - 7 pm - facebook.com/WGCWWestgeorgiachgampionshipwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Westside Xtreme Wrestling - Turbenhalle Oberhausen, Im Lipperfeld 23, Oberhausen, Germany - 5 pm - facebook.com/WestsideXtremeWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Berwyn Championship Wrestling - 6309 W 26th ST, Berwyn, IL - 7 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - C3 Wrestling - Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 JF Mahoney DR, Hammond, IN - 12:30 pm - facebook.com/C3-Wrestling-2153375064928263
Sat, Jan 19 - EHF - Century Center, 120 S Saint Joseph ST, South Bend, IN - 7 pm - facebook.com/EHFEntertainment
Sat, Jan 19 - Grindhouse Pro - 1416 Spring ST, Jeffersonville, IN - 7 pm - facebook.com/GrindhouseProWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - New Era Wrestling - Shelbyville Boys and Girls Club, 710 S Miller ST, Shelbyville, IN - 6 pm - facebook.com/NewEraWrestling46176
Sat, Jan 19 - New Wave Pro Wrestling - 1439 Ash ST, Terre Haute, IN - 6 pm - facebook.com/NewWavePro
Sat, Jan 19 - Impact Pro Wrestling - Forte', 615 3rd ST, Des Moines, IA - 7 pm - facebook.com/ImpactProWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Prairie Championship Wrestling - Hutchinson Mall, Hutchinson, KS - 5 pm - facebook.com/PrairieChampionshipWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Appalachian Mountain Wrestling - Knox County Middle School, 311 N Main ST, Barbourville, KY - 7 pm - facebook.com/Appalachianmountainwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Bad Boys of Wrestling - Beauregard Parish Civic Center Covered Arena, 5515 Hwy 190 W, DeRidder, LA - 7 pm - facebook.com/BadBoysOfWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Let's Wrestle - American Legion Post 84, 156 Park ST, Orono, ME - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/letswrestle207
Sat, Jan 19 - MCW Pro Wrestling - Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, 24801 Three Notch Rd, Hollywood, MD - M&G 6 pm, Event 7:30 pm - MCWProWrestling.com
Sat, Jan 19 - Midwest All-Star Wrestling - Fairgrounds American Legion Post #43, 112 5th ST NE, Faribault, MN - 6 pm - facebook.com/MidwestAllStarWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Minnesota Independent Wrestling - Chanhassen American Legion Post 580, 290 Lake DR E, Chanhassen, MN - 8 pm - facebook.com/miwprowrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Pro Wrestling Ego - 3818 W 4th ST, Hattiesburg, MS - 7 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - Kansas City Xtreme Wrestling - Ararat Shriners, 5100 Ararat DR, Kansas City, MO - 5 pm - facebook.com/KCXWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - World League Wrestling - 198 Cherry Blossom Way, Troy, MO - 7 pm - facebook.com/worldleaguewrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Magnum Pro - The Side Room, 7300 Q ST, Ralston, NE - 6 pm - facebook.com/MAGNUMWRESTLING
Sat, Jan 19 - Empire State Wrestling - St. Johnsburg Fire Company, Inc., 7165 Ward RD, North Tonawanda, NY - 6 pm - facebook.com/ESWwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Evolve - La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd, Woodside, NY - 6 pm - facebook.com/WWNEVOLVE
Sat, Jan 19 - Fight The World - Queensboro Elks Lodge, 8210 Queens Blvd, New York City, NY - 8 pm - facebook.com/FTWUSA
Sat, Jan 19 - SHINE - La Boom, 56-15 Northern Blvd, Woodside, NY - 3 pm - facebook.com/ShineWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Impact Pro Wrestling - Papatoetoe Town Hall, 25 St. George ST, Auckland, New Zealand - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/ImpactProWrestlingNZ
Sat, Jan 19 - Adrenaline Pro Wrestling - Richmond County Rescue Squad, 1004 Rockingham RD, Rockingham, NC - 6 pm - facebook.com/AdrenalineProWrestlingnc
Sat, Jan 19 - EWF - 890 Withrow RD, Forest City, NC - 7:30 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - Midgets with Attitude - The Men's Club of Raleigh, 3210 Yonkers RD, Raleigh, NC - 10 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestlingentertainment
Sat, Jan 19 - Ring Wars Carolina - Lumberton Indoor Flea Market, 612 E 2nd ST, Lumberton, NC - 7 pm - facebook.com/RingWarsCarolina
Sat, Jan 19 - Shockwave Wrestling Entertainment - Carteret County Shrine Club, 1411 NC Hwy 101, Beaufort, NC - 6 pm - facebook.com/SWEFeelTheShock
Sat, Jan 19 - United Pro Wrestling Association - Armed Forces Reserve Center, 3623 Carolina Beach RD, Wilmington, NC - 7 pm - facebook.com/UPWA-Pro-Wrestling-167867653274760
Sat, Jan 19 - NEW - Hope United Methodist Church, 79 Center RD, Bedford, OH - 6 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - Premiere Wrestling Alliance - 737 Slocum ST, Lancaster, OH - 6 pm - facebook.com/PWAOhio
Sat, Jan 19 - World Class Revolution Pro Wrestling - Indianola High School, Gym, 900 Oklahoma 113, Indianola, OK - 7 pm - facebook.com/worldclassrevolution
Sat, Jan 19 - Cross Body Pro Wrestling - Cross Body Pro Wrestling Academy, 69 Agnes ST, Kitchener, ON - 7 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - Millenials Wrestling Organization - 100 McRae Ave, Port Colborne, ON - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/MillennialsWrestlingOrganization
Sat, Jan 19 - International Wrestling Cartel - Court Time Sports Center, 95 Enterprise ST, Suite 100, Elizabeth, PA - 6 pm - facebook.com/iwcwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Susquehanna Wrestling Organization - St. John Lutheran Church, 2580 Mt. Rose Ave, York, PA - 6 pm - facebook.com/swoprowrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Federation Canadienne de Lutte - 2622 Boulevard Royal, Shawinigan, QC - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/luttefcl
Sat, Jan 19 - Xtreme Wrestling Alliance - XWA Event Center, 3 Bridal Ave, West Warwick, RI - 8 pm - facebook.com/XWARI
Sat, Jan 19 - CPW - Una Fire Department, 1025 Hayne ST, Spartanburg, SC - 7:30 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - All Star Wrestling - 2224 Mooresville Hwy, Lewisburg, TN - 8 pm - facebook.com/aswwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Extreme Midget Wrestling - The Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville, TN - 9 pm - facebook.com/ExtremeMidgetWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Pro Wrestling Mid-South - 1827 St. John Ave, Dyersburg, TN - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/PWMidSouth
Sat, Jan 19 - Real South Wrestling Federation - 3715 S Perkins, Suite 21, Memphis, TN - 8 pm - facebook.com/RSWF.RealSouthWrestlingFederation
Sat, Jan 19 - Xtreme Mountain Wrestling Alliance - Army National Guard (Knox and Blount Counties), 1721 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN - 6 pm - facebook.com/xtrememountainwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Branded Outlaw Wrestling - Woodlawn Lake Park and Gym, 200 Alexander Ave, San Antonio, TX - 6 pm - facebook.com/BrandedOutlawWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Dwarfanators - Cleveland Civic Center and CVB, 210 Peach Ave, Cleveland, TX - 9 pm - facebook.com/Dwarfanators
Sat, Jan 19 - Laredo Wrestling Alliance - LIFE Downs, State Representative Henry Cuellar Roadway, Laredo, TX - 7 pm - facebook.com/lwatx
Sat, Jan 19 - League of Lions Wrestling - 315 Pope ST, Marshall, TX - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/leagueoflionswrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Metroplex - 510 Hardwood RD, Bedford, TX - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/MPXWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Reality of Wrestling - 10000 Emmett F Lowry Expressway, Texas City, TX - 7 pm - facebook.com/RealityOfWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Renegade Wrestling Revolution - Spring Creek Athletics, 19821 Stuebner Airline RD, Spring, TX - 8:30 pm - facebook.com/RWRHOUSTON
Sat, Jan 19 - RISE - World Gym Arena, Texas City, TX - facebook.com/RISEdtwa
Sat, Jan 19 - All Star Superslam Wrestling - City Hall, Malthouse Lane, SP2 7TU Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/allstarwrestlinguk
Sat, Jan 19 - Exciting Wrestling Entertainment - Boldon Community Association, New RD, Boldon Colliery, NE359 South Shields, UK - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/ExcitingWrestlingEntertainmentUK
Sat, Jan 19 - Megaslam - Fareham's Ferneham Hall, Osborn RD, PO16 7DB Fareham, UK - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/megaslamwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Megaslam - Melbourne Assembly Rooms, High ST, DE73 8GF Melbourne, Derby, UK - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/megaslamwrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - WOS - Newport Centre, Newport, UK - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/WOSWrestling
Sat, Jan 19 - Devotion Championship Wrestling - 193 W 2100, Salt Lake City, UT - 7 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - UWA - Milton Volunteer Fire Department, Milton, WV - 6:30 pm
Sat, Jan 19 - Great Lakes Championship Wrestling - Circle B Recreation, 6261 State Road 60, Cedarburg, WI - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/BlizzardBrawl
Sun, Jan 20 - Micro Wrestling Federation - Trussville Civic Center, 5381 Trussville Clay RD, Trussville, AL - 6 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestling
Sun, Jan 20 - Living Faith Wrestling - 100 Hill RD, Bryant AR - 6 pm - facebook.com/Livingfaithwrestling
Sun, Jan 20 - Championship Wrestling From Hollywood - Oceanview Pavillion's Performing Arts Theatre by the Beach, 575 E Surfside DR, Port Heuneme, CA - 3 pm - facebook.com/CWFHollywood
Sun, Jan 20 - Wrestling War Zone - East Bay Pro Wrestling, 110 2nd Ave S #B9, Pleasant Hill, CA - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/OfficialWWZ
Sun, Jan 20 - Kaiju Attack Wrestling - Wire, 6815 W Roosevelt, Berwyn, IL - 4 pm - facebook.com/kaijuattackwrestling
Sun, Jan 20 - Prime Time Wrestling - 4243 Lexington RD, Paris, KY - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/primetimewrestlingky
Sun, Jan 20 - NAWA - Burke County Fair, 145 Bost RD, Morganton, NC - 3 pm - facebook.com/NAWAprowrestling
Sun, Jan 20 - PWX - Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N Carolina 49, Concord, NC - 3 pm - facebook.com/pwxwrestling
Sun, Jan 20 - Quaker City Wrestling - E State ST, Salem, OH - 5 pm - facebook.com/QCityWrestling
Sun, Jan 20 - World Class Revolution Pro Wrestling - Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK - 2 pm - facebook.com/worldclassrevolution
Sun, Jan 20 - Alpha-1 - Polish Hall, 219 Olive Ave, Oshawa, ON - 2 pm
Sun, Jan 20 - Destiny - Battle Arts Academy, 4880 Tomken RD, Mississauga, ON - 7:30 pm
Sun, Jan 20 - Revolutionary Wrestling Alliance - Alnwick Center, 2146 Big Springs RD, Maryville, TN - 5 pm - facebook.com/revolutionarywrestlingalliance
Sun, Jan 20 - Southern Underground Pro - The Basement East, 917 Woodland ST, Nashville, TN - 1:30 pm - facebook.com/supgraps
Sun, Jan 20 - Dwarfanators - Zone 504 Sports Bar, 504 Kipp Ave, Kemah, TX - 8 pm - facebook.com/Dwarfanators
Sun, Jan 20 - All Star Superslam Wrestling - Princess Theatre, Torby RD, TQ2 5EZ Torquay, UK - 3 pm - facebook.com/allstarwrestlinguk
Sun, Jan 20 - Aspire Wrestling Alliance - St. Marks Community Centre, Cornwall RD, DE21 6DJ Derby, UK - 11 am - facebook.com/aspirewrestlingalliance
Sun, Jan 20 - Futureshock - Stockport Masonic Guildhall, 169 Wellington RD S, SK1 3UA Stockport, UK - 5:30 pm - facebook.com/FutureShockWres
Sun, Jan 20 - Megaslam - Britannia Hote Coventry, Fairfax ST, CV15 Coventry, UK - 3 pm - facebook.com/megaslamwrestling
Sun, Jan 20 - Pro Wrestling SOUL - Merton Arts Space, 25 Wimbledon Hill RD, SW19 7QD London, UK - 2 pm - facebook.com/Pro-Wrestling-SOUL-2017785891846789
Sun, Jan 20 - WOS - Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter RD, BH2 5BH Bournemouth, UK - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/WOSWrestling
Wed, Jan 23 - Midget Wrestling Entertainment - The Central Club, 8310 Side Track, Leeds, AL - 9 pm
Wed, Jan 23 - American Combat Wrestling - Gulf View Event Center, 9409 US Highway 19, New Port Richey, FL - 6:30 pm - facebook.com/WWNACW
Wed, Jan 23 - Extreme Midget Wrestling - Beer Can Alley, 216 Court Ave, Des Moines, IA - 8 pm - facebook.com/ExtremeMidgetWrestling
Wed, Jan 23 - Ohio Valley Wrestling - 4400 Shepherdsville RD, Louisville, KY - 7 pm - ovwrestling.com
Wed, Jan 23 - Micro Wrestling Federation - Hot Rock Sports Bar and Music Cafe, 24300 Hoover RD, Warren, MI - 9 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestling
Wed, Jan 23 - Dojo Wars - Colossal Sports Academy at The Coliseum, 333 Preston Ave, Voorhees, NJ - 8 pm - CZWrestling.com
Wed, Jan 23 - Rockstar Pro - Rockstar Arena, 1106 E 3rd ST, Dayton, OH - rockstarprowrestling.com
Wed, Jan 23 - Dwarfanators - 954 N Jackson ST, Jacksonville, TX - 8 pm - facebook.com/Dwarfanators
Wed, Jan 23 - Midgets with Attitude - Eagles Nest Rockin Country Bar, 1723 Parkview DR, Chesapeake, VA - 7 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestlingentertainment
Thu, Jan 24 - Rocky Mountain Pro - 15200 W 6th Ave, Golden, CO - 7 pm - facebook.com/TheRockyMtnPro
Thu, Jan 24 - WWA4 - WWA4 Wrestling School, 4375 Commerce DR, Atlanta, GA - 8 pm - wwa4.com
Thu, Jan 24 - IWA Mid-South - The Arena, 1416 Spring ST, Jeffersonville, IN - 7:35 pm - facebook.com/iwamidsouthwrestling
Thu, Jan 24 - Extreme Midget Wrestloing - Alford's Pub, Lebanon, MO - facebook.com/ExtremeMidgetWrestling
Thu, Jan 24 - Greektown Wrestling - 310 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON - 8 pm - facebook.com/greektownwrestling
Thu, Jan 24 - Micro Wrestling Federation - Music Lynxx, 7865 Plains RD, Mentor-on-the-Lake, OH - 9 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestling
Thu, Jan 24 - Xtreme Wrestling Alliance - XWA Event Center, 3 Bridal Ave, West Warwick, RI - 7 pm - facebook.com/XWARI
Thu, Jan 24 - Dwarfanators - Parlor and Yard, Austin, TX - 8 pm - facebook.com/Dwarfanators
Thu, Jan 24 - Ring of Honor - Gilley's Dallas, 1135 S Lamar ST, Dallas, TX - 7:30 pm - rohwrestling.com
Thu, Jan 24 - Unprofessional Wrestling - Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser ST, Bethnal Green, London, UK - 7 pm - facebook.com/NMTWL
Thu, Jan 24 - Midgets with Attitude - Coalminers Lounge, 1540 E US-60, Milton, WV - 7 pm - facebook.com/midgetwrestlingentertainment
Thu, Jan 24 - USA Championship Wrestling - 2061 Coal Heritage RD, Bluefield, WV - 8 pm - facebook.com/groups/226251591481409
Fri, Jan 25 - ProSouth Wrestling - 627 Southern Ave, Piedmont, AL - 7 pm - facebook.com/ProSouthWrestling
Fri, Jan 25 - Hart Legacy Wrestling - Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary, AB - 7 pm - facebook.com/hart.legacy.56
Fri, Jan 25 - Arizona Wrestling Federation - 14202 N 73rd Ave, Peoria, AZ - 5 pm - facebook.com/arizonawrestlingfederation
Fri, Jan 25 - Cactus League Wrestling - ?, Phoenix, AZ - 4 pm - facebook.com/cactusleaguewrestling
Fri, Jan 25 - Party Hard Wrestling - The Nile, 105 W Main ST, Mesa, AZ - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/Partyhardwrestling
Fri, Jan 25 - Thrash Wrestling - Schubert Centre, 3505 30th Ave, Vernon, BC - 7:30 pm
Fri, Jan 25 - Big Time Wrestling - Newark Pavillion, 6430 Thornton Ave, Newark, CA - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/btwrestling
Fri, Jan 25 - Hoodslam - Oakland Metro, 522 2nd ST, Oakland, CA - 9 pm - facebook.com/Hoodslam
Fri, Jan 25 - Venue Wrestling Entertainment - 450 W Aten RD, Imperial, CA - 7 pm - facebook.com/VWEzone
Fri, Jan 25 - Rocky Mountain Pro - Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake ST, Denver, CO - 5 pm - facebook.com/TheRockyMtnPro
Fri, Jan 25 - Paradise Alley Professional Wrestling - Joseph Melillo Middle School, 67 Hudson ST, East Haven, CT - 7 pm - facebook.com/OfficialPAPW
Fri, Jan 25 - MCW Pro Wrestling - Delaware Auto Exchange, 10182 S Dupont Hwy, Felton, DE - M&G 6:30 pm, Event 8 pm - MCWProWrestling.com
Fri, Jan 25 - Alternative Pro Wrestling - 305 Cherry ST, Royston, GA - 8:15 pm - facebook.com/apwalternative.prowrestling
Fri, Jan 25 - MWA Pro Wrestling - Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Ave, St. Charles, IL - 7:30 pm - facebook.com/MWAMIdwest
Fri, Jan 25 - 4Ever Pro Wrestling - Scottsburg Indoor Sports Academy, 926 S Main ST, Scottsburg, IN - 6 pm - facebook.com/4Everpro
Fri, Jan 25 - Paradigm Pro Wrestling - Jeffersonville Arena, 1416 Spring ST, Jeffersonville, IN - 7:15 pm - facebook.com/ParadigmProWrestling
Fri, Jan 25 - Wild Championship Wrestling Outlaws - WCWO Arena, 1151 S Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis, IN - facebook.com/groups/WCWOArena
Fri, Jan 25 - Wrestling Theology Fellowship - Mercy Road, 2381 Pointe Pkwy, Carmel, IN - 6 pm - facebook.com/WTFWrestlingTheology





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2018.08.03 20:21 SaintRidley Get to know the MYC competitors - brief summaries, pictures, notable championships, matches from all 32 participants

This year’s Mae Young Classic has finally had the full field of 32 revealed. It’s time to get to know them a little better.
Aerial Monroe
Trained by George South Jr., Cedric Alexander, and Kaleb Conley, Monroe debuted in November 2015 for Queens of Combat. She’s been making a name for herself on the independent scene, occasionally teaming with SHIMMER champion and 2017 MYC competitor Nicole Savoy as the team #SwoleFamily (Monroe is Big Swole and Savoy is Little Swole).
Some matches:
vs. Nia Jax at WWE Monday Night Raw, August 1, 2016
with Beastly and Effy, vs. Priscilla Kelly, Darby Allin, and Su Yung at Fest Wrestling Love is a Battlefield 2: Electric Boogaloo Night 1, February 9, 2018
vs. Leva Bates vs. Beastly vs. Jason Cade vs. Vandal at Fest Wrestling Love is a Battlefield 2: Electric Boogaloo Night 2, February 10, 2018
Allysin Kay (Sienna)
Former WSU Tag Team champion, former GFW Women’s champion, former TNA/GFW/Impact Knockouts champion (2x)
Trained by Matthew Priest and Bill Martel, Allysin Kay debuted in 2008 for BCWA in Detroit, working there exclusively until 2010. She began working for various independent promotions such as AIW and WSU (where she teamed with Jessicka Havok and Sassy Stephie as the Midwest Militia, winning the first women’s WarGames match against Mercedes Martinez, Alicia, and Brittney Savage). The Midwest Militia would expand their territory, wrestling in NCW as well. Kay continued making waves, debuting in SHIMMER at vol. 49 and SHINE at SHINE 1, teaming with Taylor Made in both promotions. She toured Japan, teaming with Crazy Mary Dobson (Sarah Logan) in Diana, and Europe for Bellatrix. In 2016 she signed with TNA, debuting on Impact as Sienna. She feuded with Gail Kim and Jade (Mia Yim) and won the championship from Jade at Slammiversary 2016. After losing the championship, she won the GFW Women’s championship, defeated Rosemary to unify it with the TNA Knockouts Championship as the GFW Knockouts Championship, and by the time she lost the title the belt had been renamed the Impact Knockouts Championship. In early 2018 she left Impact. She does commentary alongside Lexie Fife for RISE’s RISE Ascent show and will return to SHINE at SHINE 53 as part of their tournament to crown a new champion.
vs. Christina Von Eerie at Beyond Tournament for Tomorrow II, November 17, 2013
vs. Heidi Lovelace (Ruby Riott) at AAW Take No Prisoners, May 1, 2015
vs. Solo Darling at WSU Power, May 9, 2015
vs. Allie at Smash 100, September 17, 2017
Ashley Rayne (Madison Rayne/Ashley Lane)
Former SHIMMER Tag Team champion, former TNA Knockouts champion (4x), former TNA Knockouts Tag Team champion (2x), 2014 Queen of the Knockouts
Trained by Jeff Cannon, she debuted in 2005 as Lexi Lane and began working the Ohio indie scene. She soon began expanding her reach, wrestling for various indies, and debuted in SHIMMER in 2007 at volume 15 as Ashley Lane, teaming with Lorelei Lee against the Canadian NINJAs. At SHIMMER volume 21 she and Nevaeh became the first SHIMMER Tag Team champions, holding the titles for 196 days with six successful defenses. In 2009 she debuted for TNA as Madison Rayne, quickly becoming a member of The Beautiful People. She would become a multiple-time champion in TNA over the next several years and has been a free agent of late, even teaming with Deonna Purrazzo at last November’s SHIMMER tapings as The Hottest Free Agents.
Some matches:
vs. MsChif vs. Lacey vs. Daizee Haze at ROH Return Engagement, April 19, 2008
vs. Gail Kim for the Knockouts Championship at TNA Lockdown 2014, March 9, 2014
vs. Deonna Purrazzo at ROH Survival of the Fittest Night 2017 3 dark match, November 19, 2017
Deonna Purrazzo
Former ECWA Women’s champion, 2015 and 2016 winner of the ECWA Super 8 ChickFight Tournament, and 2017 WOH Wrestler of the year
Trained by Damian Adams, Shawn Bennett, and Rip Rogers, Purrazzo debuted in 2013. She debuted for ROH in 2015, helping spearhead the push toward revitalizing the Women of Honor division. She was a fixture of the division until her departure earlier this year. She’s made appearances in TNA/Impact and NXT as well, and has also done two tours of Stardom. Her style is very technical: she and Madison Eagles had the best women’s match of Wrestlemania weekend this year at SHIMMER 100 and the first strike didn’t happen until nearly 7 minutes in.
Some matches: vs. Kimber Lee at WWR Revolutionary, July 31, 2016
vs. Candice LeRae at ROH on Sinclair #273, October 29, 2016
vs. LuFisto at Beyond #Caffeine, April 1, 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard at Limitless Wrestling The World is Ours, January 19, 2018
vs. Mayu Iwatani at ROH on Sinclair #341, March 10, 2018
Hiroyo Matsumoto
Former SHIMMER Tag Team champion, former Artist of Stardom champion (3x), former Goddess of Stardom champion, former Oz Academy Openweight champion, former Oz Academy Tag Team champion (4x), former JWP Junior champion, former International Ribbon Tag Team champion, former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion
Trained by Mariko Yoshida, Hiroyo Matsumoto is a highly accomplished performer in Japan and has made her presence felt in the United States. She debuted in 2006 and has worked most promotions in Japan, including JWP, NEO, Ice Ribbon, Stardom, Oz Academy, and Sendai Girls. During her debut match for Ice Ribbon she destroyed a wall, earning the nickname The Lady Destroyer. In the United States, she and Misaki Ohata defeated the Canadian NINJAs at SHIMMER vol. 37 to become the third SHIMMER Tag Team champions. They would successfully defend the titles twice in their one-day reign before losing them to Daizee Haze and Tomoka Nakagawa at volume 40. In 2017 she retired her trainer and mentor, Mariko Yoshida.
vs. Mia Yim at Reina event, May 15, 2011
vs. Mariko Yoshida at Mariko Yoshida’s retirement show, November 19, 2017
Io Shirai
Former World of Stardom champion (2x), former Wonder of Stardom champion (2x), former Artist of Stardom champion (6x), former Goddess of Stardom champion, former High Speed champion, former SWA World champion, winner of the 2014 5 Star Grand Prix, former TLW World Young Women’s Tag Team champion
Trained by Takashi Sasaki and Tomohiko Hashimoto, Io Shirai debuted in 2007 at the age of 16, alongside her sister Mio. She and her sister worked the independent circuit in Japan for a few years, eventually collaborating with Kana (Asuka) to form a trio called Triple Tails, which produced three events of their own. Following the third Triple Tails show in 2011, the group broke up so Io could pursue a singles career. She would wrestle periodically in Mexico, but her home base became Stardom, where she won every title the she was eligible for and became the ace of the company. She did some work with Kairi Hojo (Sane) and Mayu Iwatani as the Black Lotus Triad in Lucha Underground as well as heading up her stable Queen’s Quest back in Stardom. Shirai was originally close to signing with WWE last summer but the offer was rescinded due to her medicals, leading her to return to Stardom for another year.
A match:
vs. Pentagon Dark at Lucha Underground Season 3, episode 13
Isla Dawn
Trained by Damian O’Connor, Mikey Whiplash, and Tommy End (Aleister Black), she had her first match at the end of 2013 against Nikki Storm (Nikki Cross). She stuck to the Scottish independent scene for most of her first year wrestling, working under the name Courtney. She added the name Stewart to her ring name during her tour of Stardom in 2016, which she did not complete due to homesickness. In late 2016 she debuted the persona of Isla Dawn, adding a bit of vampy edge to her character.
Some matches:
vs. Aubrey Bride at HCW Vendetta 2017, March 11, 2017
with Billy Brash vs. Su Yung and Ethan Case at AWE Homegrown 2017, May 1, 2017
vs. Ivelisse at an AWE show some time prior to September 14, 2017
Jessie Elaban
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the rest of the WWE Performance Center coaching staff, Jessie Elaban signed with WWE in 2017. In college she was a volleyball player and afterwards she was a yoga instructor. Since signing with WWE, she has primarily worked the Florida loop of house shows, but she recently made the west coast tour after less than a year’s experience. She’s got a bit of a nerd gimmick going on. The MYC will undoubtedly be her in-ring tv debut, but she’s made one appearance on tv already.
Shayna Baszler shows Jessie how to properly apply a hold
Jinny
Current PROGRESS Women’s champion, former RevPro British Women’s champion
Trained by Jimmy Havoc, she had her first match in 2014 during a joint production by PROGRESS and IPW. Jinny would become one of the foundations of the PROGRESS women’s division in 2015, wrestling throughout the UK independents with her ice queen fashionista gimmick. She’s been collecting championships in the UK since last year, becoming a top heel in the region.
Some matches:
vs. Jamie Hayter at Wrestling League Ha’Penny Havoc 2, February 21, 2016
vs. Thunder Rosa at wXw Cologne, September 9, 2017
vs. Jimmy Havoc at Riptide Spring Break, May 4, 2018
Kacy Catanzaro
First and only woman to complete a City Finals course in American Ninja Warrior
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the rest of the WWE Performance Center coaching staff, Kacy Catanzaro signed with WWE in 2018. She became famous for her run in American Ninja Warrior, where she became the first woman to scale the Warped Wall and complete a City Finals course. A gymnast in college, Kacy’s talents have led her toward unique mannerisms such as her in-ring entrance during NXT house shows. Her tv debut will be in the MYC.
Dallas City Finals, American Ninja Warrior 2014
Entrance at an NXT house show
Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin)
Former WWE Divas champion, winner of NXT season 3
Trained at Florida Championship Wrestling during its days as a WWE developmental territory and more recently by Pablo Marquez, Kaitlyn made her debut in 2010 during season 3 of NXT. She won the WWE Divas Championship in 2013, and was involved in the first on-air contract signing segment for the Divas Title. She retired in 2014 to focus on her family and business ventures. In 2017 early 2018 she came out of retirement, working two shows for Coastal Championship Wrestling.
vs. Natalya at WWE NXT, April 4, 2012
vs. Beth Phoenix at WWE Smackdown, September 14, 2012
vs. Aksana at WWE Main Event, June 19, 2013
Karen Q
Former ECWA Women’s Champion
Trained by Johnny Rodz and Damian Adams, Karen Q debuted in 2014 for Victory Pro Wrestling under the name Karen Yu. At the end of 2015 she began wrestling outside her home promotion, adopting the name Karen Q for work outside Victory Pro. She began working shows for Ring of Honor in 2017. Beginning with a dark match before SHIMMER vol. 96 she formed a bickering team with Ray Lyn called the Bones of Contention, which has been a big part of her exposure through RISE.
Some matches:
vs. Tasha Steelz at WWR Identity Crisis, March 4, 2017
vs. Sumie Sakai at ROH on Sinclair #315 dark match, August 26, 2017
vs. Deonna Purrazzo no DQ at ROH Survival of the Fittest 2017 Night 2 dark match, November 18, 2017
vs. Jonathan Gresham at Beyond #LitUp, April 5, 2018
Kavita Devi
Trained by The Great Khali and the WWE Performance Center, Kavita Devi debuted for Continental Championship Wrestling in 2016. She was signed by WWE in 2017, appearing in a first-round loss to Dakota Kai in the MYC. She would have her second on-air match at Wrestlemania 34 in the women’s battle royal, memorably arousing the ire of Becky Lynch because she was wearing orange.
A match:
with Aliyah vs. Nixon Newell and Dakota Kai at NXT Live, April 19, 2018
Killer Kelly
Former and inaugural wXw Women’s champion
Trained by Bruno Brito and the wXw Academy staff, Killer Kelly debuted in 2016 for Wrestling Portugal (though she may have possibly debuted as early as 2010, adding “Killer” to her name in August 2017. She’s wrestled for various European indies, with wXw being her home. In 2018 she signed a UK contract with WWE and appeared on both nights of the WWE UK tournament special in a match against Toni Storm and Isla Dawn and a match against Charlie Morgan. She made her PROGRESS debut just last month against Toni Storm.
A match:
vs. Valkyrie at GWF Women’s Wrestling Revolution 8: All Eyes on Us, May 4, 2018
Lacey Lane
Former The Crash Women’s champion
Trained by Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley, Lacey Lane debuted in 2016. She’s largely worked across the US south and in Mexico as a ruda, becoming The Crash Women’s champion in the process. She was originally supposed to sign with WWE in 2017 but the offer was withdrawn due to arthritis in her knee, giving her another year on the indies to tweak her workouts toward improving her knee ahead of a second chance at WWE.
Some matches:
vs. Kennadi Brink (Jessicka Carr) at PW2.0 Heat Stroke, August 2, 2016
vs. Lio Rush at PW2.0 Mother Mayhem, May 2, 2017
with Shane Strickland vs. Jason Cade and Veda Scott at FEST Bring Your Mom, May 17, 2017
vs. Thunder Rosa vs. Kylie Rae at CWA Raven Black Memorial Tournament, January 27, 2018
vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Santana Garrett for The Crash Women’s Championship at a The Crash live event, July 14, 2018
Meiko Satomura
Former World of Stardom champion, former AAAW World Single champion (2x), former and inaugural AAAW Tag Team champion (3x), former Sendai Girls World champion, 2016 Chikara King of Trios winner
Trained by Chigusa Nagayo, Meiko Satomura made her debut for GAEA in 1995. She would quickly find success, becoming an inaugural tag team champion for GAEA a little over a year into her career as well as becoming one of the women featured during WCW’s partnership with GAEA. In GAEA’s last show in 2005, she defeated Chigusa Nagayo in the main event, closing the door on the promotion. In 2006 she founded Sendai Girls, which has been her primary focus in the time since, though she continues to work other promotions, including time in Stardom and even tours in America with Chikara. She is widely renowned for her stiff, realistic style, and continues to be a very strong performer.
Some matches:
vs. Malia Hosaka at WCW Worldwide, November 10, 1996
vs. Akira Hokuto at WCW Pro, December 8, 1996
vs. Akira Hokuto at GAEA Limit Break Night 5, April 29, 2001
vs. Aja Kong for the AAAW World Singles Title at GAEA Yokohama Final Impact, April 3, 2005
vs. Kana (Asuka) at a Triple Tails produced event, February 13, 2011
vs. Kana (Asuka) at Kana’s Kana Pro Mania event, February 25, 2014
with Minoru Suzuki vs. Kana (Asuka) and Naomichi Marufuji at Kana’s Kana Pro Mania Reach event, June 16, 2014
vs. Viper at Pro-Wrestling EVE She-1 Ace of EVE Night 1 Show #2, November 11, 2017
Mercedes Martinez
Former NWA Midwest Women’s champion, former IWA Mid-South Women’s champion, former NCW International Femmes Fatales champion (2x), former SHIMMER champion (2x), former and longest reigning WSU World champion (3x), former WSU All Guts, No Glory champion, former WSU Tag Team champion, 2008 winner of the WSU Women’s J-Cup, 2011 winner of the WSU/NWS King and Queen of the Ring, former SHINE Tag Team champion, former WXW C4 Women’s champion, former WXW Cruiserweight champion, 2014 inductee in the WXW Hall of Fame, 2017 inductee in the WSU Hall of Fame
Trained by Jason Knight, Mercedes Martinez debuted in 2000, starting out in the New England independent scene where she quickly became the centerpiece of the newly-minted NECW women’s division. She is a SHIMMER original, wrestling Sara Del Rey to a time-limit draw on vol. 1; that match put SHIMMER on the map. She’s wrestled all over the US, becoming the focal point of women’s wrestling for several companies, particularly for WSU, where she went on a three-year reign with the world title before losing to Jessicka Havok. She also staked out two more achievements in WSU by having the two longest matches ever recorded in women’s wrestling history, first against Angel Orsini in a 70-minute iron woman match (60 minutes plus 10 minutes of sudden death), and again in a match against Lexxus the next year that went 73 minutes. After a two year retirement to rehab shoulder injuries and consider if she wanted to continue wrestling, Martinez returned to wrestling in 2016, forming a heel stable called the Trifecta with Nicole Savoy and Shayna Baszler in SHIMMER (the semifinal of last year’s MYC between Baszler and Martinez is actually the climax of that stable’s story). She has headed up several seminars for RISE and continues to wrestle pretty much everywhere.
vs. Athena (Ember Moon) at SHIMMER vol. 45, March 17, 2012
vs. Kimber Lee for the SHIMMER Championship at AAW Windy City Classic XII, November 26, 2016
vs. Ace Radic for the WXW Cruiserweight Championship at WXW Manic Mayhem, May 20, 2017
vs. Raeven Marie for the WXW Women’s Championship at WXW XTreme War, June 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard for the Phoenix of RISE Championship at RISE 9: Rise of the Knockouts, July 7, 2018
Mia Yim (Jade)
Former SHINE champion, former and inaugural SHINE Tag Team champion, former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion, former TNA Knockouts champion, 2016 Queen of the Knockouts
Trained by John Kermon, Mark Bravura, Christian York, and Daizee Haze, Mia Yim debuted in 2009 in the Virginia independent circuit. She would begin working for ROH and CZW within two years of her debut, and by 2012 she began making a splash in the all-women’s indies. She and Leva Bates would become SHINE Tag Team champions as the Lucha Sisters, later winning the SHINE Championship as well. She’s done several SHIMMER tapings, and her biggest national exposure came when she debuted for TNA in 2013 as Jade. She debuted as part of The Dollhouse with Marti Bell, eventually going on a singles run that saw her win the Knockouts Title from Madison Rayne in 2016. Her last feud in TNA was against Rosemary.
Some matches:
vs. Athena (Ember Moon) at AIW Girls’ Night Out 11, March 28, 2015
vs. Jordynne Grace at WWE #Revolutionary, July 31, 2017
vs. Deonna Purrazzo at WWR Adios Aurora, October 17, 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard at Battle Club Pro May the Queen Reign, May 26, 2018
vs. Matt Riddle at Smash Wrestling episode 50, June 28, 2018
MJ Jenkins
Trained by Johnny Rodz, MJ Jenkins debuted in 2015. She would make her first cracks at big exposure with her Impact debut on March 4, 2017 and her SHINE debut at SHINE 45. Near the end of last year she left Impact. Last month she signed with WWE.
vs. Dominique Fabiano at WWR Project XX dark match, April 10, 2016
vs. Vanity at WWR Brick House, May 20, 2017
vs. Deonna Purrazzo at Battle Club Pro The Bounty in Kings County, August 11, 2017
Nicole Matthews
Former SHIMMER champion, former SHIMMER Tag Team champion (2x), former ECCW champion (3x), former ECCW Tag Team champion (2x), former ECCW Women’s champion (4x)
Trained by Michelle Starr, Scotty Mac, and Vance Nevada, Nicole Matthews debuted in 2006, working the Canadian indies alongside Nattie Neidhart. She would debut in SHIMMER in 2007 at vol. 15, teaming with Portia Perez to form the Canadian NINJAs, twice winning the SHIMMER tag team championship. She would eventually win the SHIMMER Championship, holding it for a year. She’s made tours of Australia, Japan, and England, but her primary promotion for most of the year is Vancouver’s ECCW.
vs. Bishop for the ECCW Title at ECCW Ballroom Brawl 3, January 17, 2015
vs. Shayna Baszler at ECCW Ballroom Brawl V, January 16, 2016
Priscilla Kelly
Former and inaugural SHINE Nova champion
Trained by Murder-1, Priscilla Kelly debuted in 2015, wrestling in the Georgia independent scene before expanding outward to Tennessee and North Carolina. She made her SHINE debut at SHINE 37, gaining her the exposure to begin getting booked outside the South. She continues to be primarily based in the Georgia/Florida area, though she made her debut in Japan earlier this year for Tokyo Joshi Pro and DDT. She’s a succubus by gimmick, so that may be an interesting transition to adapt it for WWE.
Some matches:
vs. SIS at CWF Mid-Atlantic Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament 2017, March 25, 2017
vs. Joey Ryan vs. VANDAL at Fest Wrestling Brawl by the Beach, December 8, 2017
Rachel Evers (Rachael Ellering)
Former RPW Women’s champion, former WrestleCircus Lady of the Ring champion
Trained by Lance Storm, Rachel Evers debuted in 2015 for Prairie Wrestling Alliance alongside her trainer in a mixed tag team match. She would soon make her SHINE debut at SHINE 34 against Tessa Blanchard, sparking a series of matches between the two over the course of their careers to date. She made her SHIMMER debut at vol. 96, and has wrestled as unsigned talent for NXT several times. She’s done a tour of Japan with Stardom, ending that tour in a World of Stardom championship match against Io Shirai, and also worked with Impact. She was also part of last year’s Mae Young Classic.
vs. Kennadi Brink (Jessicka Carr) at ROH Road to Final Battle 2016 Night 1, October 21, 2016
vs. Su Yung at WWR Identity Crisis, March 4, 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard for the WrestleCircus Lady of the Ring Championship at WrestleCircus SXWWrestleCircus, March 17, 2017
Reina Gonzalez
Trained by Ben Galvan, Richard Aleman, and George de la Isla, Reina Gonzalez debuted in 2014. She’s a second-generation wrestler and worked the Texas independent scene until being signed by WWE in 2016, where she has been at work in the Performance Center. She made her on-air debut in last year’s Mae Young Classic.
A match:
with Taynara Conti against Kairi Sane and Nikki Cross at NXT Live, May 20, 2018
Rhea Ripley
Former RCW Women’s champion (2x)
Trained up in Riot City Wrestling and the WWE Performance Center, Rhea Ripley debuted as Demi Bennett in 2013 for RCW, working the Australian indie scene, where she won two championships in RCW. She toured Japan, working in Reina, Diana, and ZERO1 during 2015-2016. She signed with WWE in 2017, making her on-air debut in last year’s Mae Young Classic.
Some matches:
vs. Harley Wonderland and Blair Alexis at RCW Key to the City 2015, October 10, 2015
vs. Savannah Summers for the RCW Women’s Title at RCW Reanimated 2016, January 30, 2016
vs. Kellyanne at RCW Strength 2017, April 22, 2017
Taynara Conti
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the staff of the WWE Performance Center, Taynara Conti debuted in 2017 at WWE Fan Axxess before continuing to work on the Florida NXT tours. She made her on-air debut in last year’s Mae Young Classic. She has since made occasional appearances on NXT, including being the Undisputed Era’s choice to engage with Nikki Cross during their feud with Sanity.
A match:
with Reina Gonzalez against Kairi Sane and Nikki Cross at NXT Live, May 20, 2018
Tegan Nox (Nixon Newell)
Former WCPW Women’s champion, former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion (2x)
Trained by Dave Stewart and Mike Hatchman, Tegan Nox debuted in 2013 and quickly began to make a name for herself on the UK independent scene as Nixon Newell. She would work almost exclusively in the UK before signing with WWE in 2017, with notable exceptions being a tour of Stardom and two SHIMMER weekends. She was originally scheduled to be part of the first Mae Young Classic but was unable to participate due to injury.
Some matches:
with Rob Cage vs. La Famiglia (Giuseppe and Connor Matthews) at PWM Welcome to the Family 2016, February 27, 2016
vs. Eva Summers and Audrey Bride for the PWA Queen of Diamonds Championship at RPW Wrestlefest, October 15, 2016
vs. Bea Priestley for the WCPW Women’s Championship at WCPW Loaded #24, February 13, 2017
vs. Bea Priestley for the WCPW Women’s Championship at WCPW Stacked, August 24, 2017
Toni Storm
Current wXw Women’s champion, former World of Stardom champion, former SWA World champion, former and inaugural PROGRESS women’s champion
Trained by Dean Allmark, Toni debuted in 2009 as Storm when she was just thirteen. She convinced her mother to let her move to England to live with her grandmother and train under the tutelage of Dean Allmark. She would debut for PROGRESS in 2014, becoming one of the focal points of the nascent women’s division and the first PROGRESS Women’s champion. She’s made waves internationally, to the point where she made her debut for SHIMMER at vol. 100 against Nicole Matthews, a debut that was years in the making due to just how packed her schedule was. She recently signed an NXT UK contract and will surely be a centerpiece of the new NXT UK women’s division.
vs. Madison Eagles for the Pacific Women’s Championship at PPW Second Impact, March 16, 2013
vs. The Alpha Female (Jazzy Gabert) at an EAW show some time before April 11, 2016
vs. Mia Yim at SWE Morals Don’t Pay the Bills, July 2, 2017
vs. Wesna for the PROGRESS Women’s Championship at GWF Women’s Revolution 8: All Eyes on Us, May 4, 2018
Vanessa Kraven
Current NCW International Femmes Fatales champion, former SHIMMER Tag Team champion, former NCW Women’s champion
Trained by Ron Hutchinson and Zaquary Springate III, Kraven debuted in 2004 for Northern Championship Wrestling in Canada. Her size (she’s 6’ tall) has helped her make her mark as The Mountain, and she’s wrestled throughout the United States and Canada, as well as several tours in Japan. She’s a regular for SHIMMER and SHINE, winning the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship with Tessa Blanchard.
vs. LuFisto at Smash Super Showdown, August 18, 2013
vs. Courtney Rush (Rosemary) at Smash TV, some time before November 5, 2014
vs. Candice LeRae at Smash TV, some time before June 4, 2015
Xia Brookside
Former IPW:UK Women’s champion
Trained by Dean Allmark, Robbie Brookside, and Robbie Dynamite, Xia Brookside debuted in 2015. Primarily based in the UK indies, she first ventured outside the home countries for a couple dates in Germany for GWF in 2016, and in 2017 she did her first Japan tour with Stardom. Since her second Stardom tour early this year, she made her US debut in RISE at RISE 7.5, doing a one-month tour of US indies following that show.
vs. Pollyanna at GWF Women’s Wrestling Revolution, March 9, 2016
vs. Thunder Rosa vs. Nicole Savoy at Inspire Pro There is No Tomorrow, May 27, 2018
vs. Angel Hayze at Shield Pro Wrestling presents Almost Pro Wrestling, July 7, 2018
vs. Little Miss Roxxy for the Bombshells Championship at British Bombshells event, some time before July 10, 2018
Xia Li
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the rest of the staff of the WWE Performance Center, Xia Li made her debut in the first round of last year’s Mae Young Classic in a losing effort against Mercedes Martinez. She has since worked the NXT Florida house show loops.
A clip:
vs. Mercedes Martinez at WWE Mae Young Classic, July 13, 2017
Zatara
Current Reina de Xtreme champion, former RLL Women’s champion (2x)
Trained by Atemista and Montoya, Zatara debuted in 2008 and has largely wrestled through the Chilean independent scene where she has won numerous championships under the name Tiffany. She recently started wrestling under the name Zatara.
A match:
vs. Sara Phoenix vs. Alison Evans for the Reina de Xtrema championship at Xtreme Club Control X, February 18, 2018
Zeuxis
Current CMLL-Reina International champion, former Mexican National Women’s champion, former CMLL-Reina International Junior champion, former Reina World Tag Team champion (3x), won Princesa Sugehit’s mask at the CMLL 84th Anniversary Show
Trained by Franco Columbo, Huracán Ramirez, Negro Navarro, and El Satánico, Zeuxis debuted in 2008. Initially a técnica, she became a ruda in 2009, working for CMLL for the bulk of the last decade. At CMLL’s 84th anniversary show she wrestled 2017 MYC competitor Princesa Sugehit in the first ever women’s mask vs. mask match at a CMLL anniversary show. Zeuxis severed ties with CMLL earlier this year and has worked independently since June.
vs. Dark Angel (Sarah Stock) at CMLL Martes en Arena Mexico, August 25, 2015
vs. Silueta for the CMLL Mexican National Championship at CMLL Martes en Arena Mexico, February 23, 2016 Fall one Fall two Fall three
vs. Princesa Sugehit, mask vs. mask at CMLL 84th Anniversary Show, September 16, 2017
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2018.08.03 20:19 SaintRidley Get to know the MYC Competitors - brief summaries, pictures, notable championships, matches from all 32 participants

This year’s Mae Young Classic has finally had the full field of 32 revealed. It’s time to get to know them a little better.
Aerial Monroe
Trained by George South Jr., Cedric Alexander, and Kaleb Conley, Monroe debuted in November 2015 for Queens of Combat. She’s been making a name for herself on the independent scene, occasionally teaming with SHIMMER champion and 2017 MYC competitor Nicole Savoy as the team #SwoleFamily (Monroe is Big Swole and Savoy is Little Swole).
Some matches:
vs. Nia Jax at WWE Monday Night Raw, August 1, 2016
with Beastly and Effy, vs. Priscilla Kelly, Darby Allin, and Su Yung at Fest Wrestling Love is a Battlefield 2: Electric Boogaloo Night 1, February 9, 2018
vs. Leva Bates vs. Beastly vs. Jason Cade vs. Vandal at Fest Wrestling Love is a Battlefield 2: Electric Boogaloo Night 2, February 10, 2018
Allysin Kay (Sienna)
Former WSU Tag Team champion, former GFW Women’s champion, former TNA/GFW/Impact Knockouts champion (2x)
Trained by Matthew Priest and Bill Martel, Allysin Kay debuted in 2008 for BCWA in Detroit, working there exclusively until 2010. She began working for various independent promotions such as AIW and WSU (where she teamed with Jessicka Havok and Sassy Stephie as the Midwest Militia, winning the first women’s WarGames match against Mercedes Martinez, Alicia, and Brittney Savage). The Midwest Militia would expand their territory, wrestling in NCW as well. Kay continued making waves, debuting in SHIMMER at vol. 49 and SHINE at SHINE 1, teaming with Taylor Made in both promotions. She toured Japan, teaming with Crazy Mary Dobson (Sarah Logan) in Diana, and Europe for Bellatrix. In 2016 she signed with TNA, debuting on Impact as Sienna. She feuded with Gail Kim and Jade (Mia Yim) and won the championship from Jade at Slammiversary 2016. After losing the championship, she won the GFW Women’s championship, defeated Rosemary to unify it with the TNA Knockouts Championship as the GFW Knockouts Championship, and by the time she lost the title the belt had been renamed the Impact Knockouts Championship. In early 2018 she left Impact. She does commentary alongside Lexie Fife for RISE’s RISE Ascent show and will return to SHINE at SHINE 53 as part of their tournament to crown a new champion.
vs. Christina Von Eerie at Beyond Tournament for Tomorrow II, November 17, 2013
vs. Heidi Lovelace (Ruby Riott) at AAW Take No Prisoners, May 1, 2015
vs. Solo Darling at WSU Power, May 9, 2015
vs. Allie at Smash 100, September 17, 2017
Ashley Rayne (Madison Rayne/Ashley Lane)
Former SHIMMER Tag Team champion, former TNA Knockouts champion (4x), former TNA Knockouts Tag Team champion (2x), 2014 Queen of the Knockouts
Trained by Jeff Cannon, she debuted in 2005 as Lexi Lane and began working the Ohio indie scene. She soon began expanding her reach, wrestling for various indies, and debuted in SHIMMER in 2007 at volume 15 as Ashley Lane, teaming with Lorelei Lee against the Canadian NINJAs. At SHIMMER volume 21 she and Nevaeh became the first SHIMMER Tag Team champions, holding the titles for 196 days with six successful defenses. In 2009 she debuted for TNA as Madison Rayne, quickly becoming a member of The Beautiful People. She would become a multiple-time champion in TNA over the next several years and has been a free agent of late, even teaming with Deonna Purrazzo at last November’s SHIMMER tapings as The Hottest Free Agents.
Some matches:
vs. MsChif vs. Lacey vs. Daizee Haze at ROH Return Engagement, April 19, 2008
vs. Gail Kim for the Knockouts Championship at TNA Lockdown 2014, March 9, 2014
vs. Deonna Purrazzo at ROH Survival of the Fittest Night 2017 3 dark match, November 19, 2017
Deonna Purrazzo
Former ECWA Women’s champion, 2015 and 2016 winner of the ECWA Super 8 ChickFight Tournament, and 2017 WOH Wrestler of the year
Trained by Damian Adams, Shawn Bennett, and Rip Rogers, Purrazzo debuted in 2013. She debuted for ROH in 2015, helping spearhead the push toward revitalizing the Women of Honor division. She was a fixture of the division until her departure earlier this year. She’s made appearances in TNA/Impact and NXT as well, and has also done two tours of Stardom. Her style is very technical: she and Madison Eagles had the best women’s match of Wrestlemania weekend this year at SHIMMER 100 and the first strike didn’t happen until nearly 7 minutes in.
Some matches: vs. Kimber Lee at WWR Revolutionary, July 31, 2016
vs. Candice LeRae at ROH on Sinclair #273, October 29, 2016
vs. LuFisto at Beyond #Caffeine, April 1, 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard at Limitless Wrestling The World is Ours, January 19, 2018
vs. Mayu Iwatani at ROH on Sinclair #341, March 10, 2018
Hiroyo Matsumoto
Former SHIMMER Tag Team champion, former Artist of Stardom champion (3x), former Goddess of Stardom champion, former Oz Academy Openweight champion, former Oz Academy Tag Team champion (4x), former JWP Junior champion, former International Ribbon Tag Team champion, former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion
Trained by Mariko Yoshida, Hiroyo Matsumoto is a highly accomplished performer in Japan and has made her presence felt in the United States. She debuted in 2006 and has worked most promotions in Japan, including JWP, NEO, Ice Ribbon, Stardom, Oz Academy, and Sendai Girls. During her debut match for Ice Ribbon she destroyed a wall, earning the nickname The Lady Destroyer. In the United States, she and Misaki Ohata defeated the Canadian NINJAs at SHIMMER vol. 37 to become the third SHIMMER Tag Team champions. They would successfully defend the titles twice in their one-day reign before losing them to Daizee Haze and Tomoka Nakagawa at volume 40. In 2017 she retired her trainer and mentor, Mariko Yoshida.
vs. Mia Yim at Reina event, May 15, 2011
vs. Mariko Yoshida at Mariko Yoshida’s retirement show, November 19, 2017
Io Shirai
Former World of Stardom champion (2x), former Wonder of Stardom champion (2x), former Artist of Stardom champion (6x), former Goddess of Stardom champion, former High Speed champion, former SWA World champion, winner of the 2014 5 Star Grand Prix, former TLW World Young Women’s Tag Team champion
Trained by Takashi Sasaki and Tomohiko Hashimoto, Io Shirai debuted in 2007 at the age of 16, alongside her sister Mio. She and her sister worked the independent circuit in Japan for a few years, eventually collaborating with Kana (Asuka) to form a trio called Triple Tails, which produced three events of their own. Following the third Triple Tails show in 2011, the group broke up so Io could pursue a singles career. She would wrestle periodically in Mexico, but her home base became Stardom, where she won every title the she was eligible for and became the ace of the company. She did some work with Kairi Hojo (Sane) and Mayu Iwatani as the Black Lotus Triad in Lucha Underground as well as heading up her stable Queen’s Quest back in Stardom. Shirai was originally close to signing with WWE last summer but the offer was rescinded due to her medicals, leading her to return to Stardom for another year.
A match:
vs. Pentagon Dark at Lucha Underground Season 3, episode 13
Isla Dawn
Trained by Damian O’Connor, Mikey Whiplash, and Tommy End (Aleister Black), she had her first match at the end of 2013 against Nikki Storm (Nikki Cross). She stuck to the Scottish independent scene for most of her first year wrestling, working under the name Courtney. She added the name Stewart to her ring name during her tour of Stardom in 2016, which she did not complete due to homesickness. In late 2016 she debuted the persona of Isla Dawn, adding a bit of vampy edge to her character.
Some matches:
vs. Aubrey Bride at HCW Vendetta 2017, March 11, 2017
with Billy Brash vs. Su Yung and Ethan Case at AWE Homegrown 2017, May 1, 2017
vs. Ivelisse at an AWE show some time prior to September 14, 2017
Jessie Elaban
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the rest of the WWE Performance Center coaching staff, Jessie Elaban signed with WWE in 2017. In college she was a volleyball player and afterwards she was a yoga instructor. Since signing with WWE, she has primarily worked the Florida loop of house shows, but she recently made the west coast tour after less than a year’s experience. She’s got a bit of a nerd gimmick going on. The MYC will undoubtedly be her in-ring tv debut, but she’s made one appearance on tv already.
Shayna Baszler shows Jessie how to properly apply a hold
Jinny
Current PROGRESS Women’s champion, former RevPro British Women’s champion
Trained by Jimmy Havoc, she had her first match in 2014 during a joint production by PROGRESS and IPW. Jinny would become one of the foundations of the PROGRESS women’s division in 2015, wrestling throughout the UK independents with her ice queen fashionista gimmick. She’s been collecting championships in the UK since last year, becoming a top heel in the region.
Some matches:
vs. Jamie Hayter at Wrestling League Ha’Penny Havoc 2, February 21, 2016
vs. Thunder Rosa at wXw Cologne, September 9, 2017
vs. Jimmy Havoc at Riptide Spring Break, May 4, 2018
Kacy Catanzaro
First and only woman to complete a City Finals course in American Ninja Warrior
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the rest of the WWE Performance Center coaching staff, Kacy Catanzaro signed with WWE in 2018. She became famous for her run in American Ninja Warrior, where she became the first woman to scale the Warped Wall and complete a City Finals course. A gymnast in college, Kacy’s talents have led her toward unique mannerisms such as her in-ring entrance during NXT house shows. Her tv debut will be in the MYC.
Dallas City Finals, American Ninja Warrior 2014
Entrance at an NXT house show
Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin)
Former WWE Divas champion, winner of NXT season 3
Trained at Florida Championship Wrestling during its days as a WWE developmental territory and more recently by Pablo Marquez, Kaitlyn made her debut in 2010 during season 3 of NXT. She won the WWE Divas Championship in 2013, and was involved in the first on-air contract signing segment for the Divas Title. She retired in 2014 to focus on her family and business ventures. In 2017 early 2018 she came out of retirement, working two shows for Coastal Championship Wrestling.
vs. Natalya at WWE NXT, April 4, 2012
vs. Beth Phoenix at WWE Smackdown, September 14, 2012
vs. Aksana at WWE Main Event, June 19, 2013
Karen Q
Former ECWA Women’s Champion
Trained by Johnny Rodz and Damian Adams, Karen Q debuted in 2014 for Victory Pro Wrestling under the name Karen Yu. At the end of 2015 she began wrestling outside her home promotion, adopting the name Karen Q for work outside Victory Pro. She began working shows for Ring of Honor in 2017. Beginning with a dark match before SHIMMER vol. 96 she formed a bickering team with Ray Lyn called the Bones of Contention, which has been a big part of her exposure through RISE.
Some matches:
vs. Tasha Steelz at WWR Identity Crisis, March 4, 2017
vs. Sumie Sakai at ROH on Sinclair #315 dark match, August 26, 2017
vs. Deonna Purrazzo no DQ at ROH Survival of the Fittest 2017 Night 2 dark match, November 18, 2017
vs. Jonathan Gresham at Beyond #LitUp, April 5, 2018
Kavita Devi
Trained by The Great Khali and the WWE Performance Center, Kavita Devi debuted for Continental Championship Wrestling in 2016. She was signed by WWE in 2017, appearing in a first-round loss to Dakota Kai in the MYC. She would have her second on-air match at Wrestlemania 34 in the women’s battle royal, memorably arousing the ire of Becky Lynch because she was wearing orange.
A match:
with Aliyah vs. Nixon Newell and Dakota Kai at NXT Live, April 19, 2018
Killer Kelly
Former and inaugural wXw Women’s champion
Trained by Bruno Brito and the wXw Academy staff, Killer Kelly debuted in 2016 for Wrestling Portugal [edit - actually 2010], adding “Killer” to her name in August 2017. She’s wrestled for various European indies, with wXw being her home. In 2018 she signed a UK contract with WWE and appeared on both nights of the WWE UK tournament special in a match against Toni Storm and Isla Dawn and a match against Charlie Morgan. She made her PROGRESS debut just last month against Toni Storm.
A match:
vs. Valkyrie at GWF Women’s Wrestling Revolution 8: All Eyes on Us, May 4, 2018
Lacey Lane
Former The Crash Women’s champion
Trained by Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley, Lacey Lane debuted in 2016. She’s largely worked across the US south and in Mexico as a ruda, becoming The Crash Women’s champion in the process. She was originally supposed to sign with WWE in 2017 but the offer was withdrawn due to arthritis in her knee, giving her another year on the indies to tweak her workouts toward improving her knee ahead of a second chance at WWE.
Some matches:
vs. Kennadi Brink (Jessicka Carr) at PW2.0 Heat Stroke, August 2, 2016
vs. Lio Rush at PW2.0 Mother Mayhem, May 2, 2017
with Shane Strickland vs. Jason Cade and Veda Scott at FEST Bring Your Mom, May 17, 2017
vs. Thunder Rosa vs. Kylie Rae at CWA Raven Black Memorial Tournament, January 27, 2018
vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Santana Garrett for The Crash Women’s Championship at a The Crash live event, July 14, 2018
Meiko Satomura
Former World of Stardom champion, former AAAW World Single champion (2x), former and inaugural AAAW Tag Team champion (3x), former Sendai Girls World champion, 2016 Chikara King of Trios winner
Trained by Chigusa Nagayo, Meiko Satomura made her debut for GAEA in 1995. She would quickly find success, becoming an inaugural tag team champion for GAEA a little over a year into her career as well as becoming one of the women featured during WCW’s partnership with GAEA. In GAEA’s last show in 2005, she defeated Chigusa Nagayo in the main event, closing the door on the promotion. In 2006 she founded Sendai Girls, which has been her primary focus in the time since, though she continues to work other promotions, including time in Stardom and even tours in America with Chikara. She is widely renowned for her stiff, realistic style, and continues to be a very strong performer.
Some matches:
vs. Malia Hosaka at WCW Worldwide, November 10, 1996
vs. Akira Hokuto at WCW Pro, December 8, 1996
vs. Akira Hokuto at GAEA Limit Break Night 5, April 29, 2001
vs. Aja Kong for the AAAW World Singles Title at GAEA Yokohama Final Impact, April 3, 2005
vs. Kana (Asuka) at a Triple Tails produced event, February 13, 2011
vs. Kana (Asuka) at Kana’s Kana Pro Mania event, February 25, 2014
with Minoru Suzuki vs. Kana (Asuka) and Naomichi Marufuji at Kana’s Kana Pro Mania Reach event, June 16, 2014
vs. Viper at Pro-Wrestling EVE She-1 Ace of EVE Night 1 Show #2, November 11, 2017
Mercedes Martinez
Former NWA Midwest Women’s champion, former IWA Mid-South Women’s champion, former NCW International Femmes Fatales champion (2x), former SHIMMER champion (2x), former and longest reigning WSU World champion (3x), former WSU All Guts, No Glory champion, former WSU Tag Team champion, 2008 winner of the WSU Women’s J-Cup, 2011 winner of the WSU/NWS King and Queen of the Ring, former SHINE Tag Team champion, former WXW C4 Women’s champion, former WXW Cruiserweight champion, 2014 inductee in the WXW Hall of Fame, 2017 inductee in the WSU Hall of Fame
Trained by Jason Knight, Mercedes Martinez debuted in 2000, starting out in the New England independent scene where she quickly became the centerpiece of the newly-minted NECW women’s division. She is a SHIMMER original, wrestling Sara Del Rey to a time-limit draw on vol. 1; that match put SHIMMER on the map. She’s wrestled all over the US, becoming the focal point of women’s wrestling for several companies, particularly for WSU, where she went on a three-year reign with the world title before losing to Jessicka Havok. She also staked out two more achievements in WSU by having the two longest matches ever recorded in women’s wrestling history, first against Angel Orsini in a 70-minute iron woman match (60 minutes plus 10 minutes of sudden death), and again in a match against Lexxus the next year that went 73 minutes. After a two year retirement to rehab shoulder injuries and consider if she wanted to continue wrestling, Martinez returned to wrestling in 2016, forming a heel stable called the Trifecta with Nicole Savoy and Shayna Baszler in SHIMMER (the semifinal of last year’s MYC between Baszler and Martinez is actually the climax of that stable’s story). She has headed up several seminars for RISE and continues to wrestle pretty much everywhere.
vs. Athena (Ember Moon) at SHIMMER vol. 45, March 17, 2012
vs. Kimber Lee for the SHIMMER Championship at AAW Windy City Classic XII, November 26, 2016
vs. Ace Radic for the WXW Cruiserweight Championship at WXW Manic Mayhem, May 20, 2017
vs. Raeven Marie for the WXW Women’s Championship at WXW XTreme War, June 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard for the Phoenix of RISE Championship at RISE 9: Rise of the Knockouts, July 7, 2018
Mia Yim (Jade)
Former SHINE champion, former and inaugural SHINE Tag Team champion, former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion, former TNA Knockouts champion, 2016 Queen of the Knockouts
Trained by John Kermon, Mark Bravura, Christian York, and Daizee Haze, Mia Yim debuted in 2009 in the Virginia independent circuit. She would begin working for ROH and CZW within two years of her debut, and by 2012 she began making a splash in the all-women’s indies. She and Leva Bates would become SHINE Tag Team champions as the Lucha Sisters, later winning the SHINE Championship as well. She’s done several SHIMMER tapings, and her biggest national exposure came when she debuted for TNA in 2013 as Jade. She debuted as part of The Dollhouse with Marti Bell, eventually going on a singles run that saw her win the Knockouts Title from Madison Rayne in 2016. Her last feud in TNA was against Rosemary.
Some matches:
vs. Athena (Ember Moon) at AIW Girls’ Night Out 11, March 28, 2015
vs. Jordynne Grace at WWE #Revolutionary, July 31, 2017
vs. Deonna Purrazzo at WWR Adios Aurora, October 17, 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard at Battle Club Pro May the Queen Reign, May 26, 2018
vs. Matt Riddle at Smash Wrestling episode 50, June 28, 2018
MJ Jenkins
Trained by Johnny Rodz, MJ Jenkins debuted in 2015. She would make her first cracks at big exposure with her Impact debut on March 4, 2017 and her SHINE debut at SHINE 45. Near the end of last year she left Impact. Last month she signed with WWE.
vs. Dominique Fabiano at WWR Project XX dark match, April 10, 2016
vs. Vanity at WWR Brick House, May 20, 2017
vs. Deonna Purrazzo at Battle Club Pro The Bounty in Kings County, August 11, 2017
Nicole Matthews
Former SHIMMER champion, former SHIMMER Tag Team champion (2x), former ECCW champion (3x), former ECCW Tag Team champion (2x), former ECCW Women’s champion (4x)
Trained by Michelle Starr, Scotty Mac, and Vance Nevada, Nicole Matthews debuted in 2006, working the Canadian indies alongside Nattie Neidhart. She would debut in SHIMMER in 2007 at vol. 15, teaming with Portia Perez to form the Canadian NINJAs, twice winning the SHIMMER tag team championship. She would eventually win the SHIMMER Championship, holding it for a year. She’s made tours of Australia, Japan, and England, but her primary promotion for most of the year is Vancouver’s ECCW.
vs. Bishop for the ECCW Title at ECCW Ballroom Brawl 3, January 17, 2015
vs. Shayna Baszler at ECCW Ballroom Brawl V, January 16, 2016
Priscilla Kelly
Former and inaugural SHINE Nova champion
Trained by Murder-1, Priscilla Kelly debuted in 2015, wrestling in the Georgia independent scene before expanding outward to Tennessee and North Carolina. She made her SHINE debut at SHINE 37, gaining her the exposure to begin getting booked outside the South. She continues to be primarily based in the Georgia/Florida area, though she made her debut in Japan earlier this year for Tokyo Joshi Pro and DDT. She’s a succubus by gimmick, so that may be an interesting transition to adapt it for WWE.
Some matches:
vs. SIS at CWF Mid-Atlantic Kernodle Brothers Tag Team Tournament 2017, March 25, 2017
vs. Joey Ryan vs. VANDAL at Fest Wrestling Brawl by the Beach, December 8, 2017
Rachel Evers (Rachael Ellering)
Former RPW Women’s champion, former WrestleCircus Lady of the Ring champion
Trained by Lance Storm, Rachel Evers debuted in 2015 for Prairie Wrestling Alliance alongside her trainer in a mixed tag team match. She would soon make her SHINE debut at SHINE 34 against Tessa Blanchard, sparking a series of matches between the two over the course of their careers to date. She made her SHIMMER debut at vol. 96, and has wrestled as unsigned talent for NXT several times. She’s done a tour of Japan with Stardom, ending that tour in a World of Stardom championship match against Io Shirai, and also worked with Impact. She was also part of last year’s Mae Young Classic.
vs. Kennadi Brink (Jessicka Carr) at ROH Road to Final Battle 2016 Night 1, October 21, 2016
vs. Su Yung at WWR Identity Crisis, March 4, 2017
vs. Tessa Blanchard for the WrestleCircus Lady of the Ring Championship at WrestleCircus SXWWrestleCircus, March 17, 2017
Reina Gonzalez
Trained by Ben Galvan, Richard Aleman, and George de la Isla, Reina Gonzalez debuted in 2014. She’s a second-generation wrestler and worked the Texas independent scene until being signed by WWE in 2016, where she has been at work in the Performance Center. She made her on-air debut in last year’s Mae Young Classic.
A match:
with Taynara Conti against Kairi Sane and Nikki Cross at NXT Live, May 20, 2018
Rhea Ripley
Former RCW Women’s champion (2x)
Trained up in Riot City Wrestling and the WWE Performance Center, Rhea Ripley debuted as Demi Bennett in 2013 for RCW, working the Australian indie scene, where she won two championships in RCW. She toured Japan, working in Reina, Diana, and ZERO1 during 2015-2016. She signed with WWE in 2017, making her on-air debut in last year’s Mae Young Classic.
Some matches:
vs. Harley Wonderland and Blair Alexis at RCW Key to the City 2015, October 10, 2015
vs. Savannah Summers for the RCW Women’s Title at RCW Reanimated 2016, January 30, 2016
vs. Kellyanne at RCW Strength 2017, April 22, 2017
Taynara Conti
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the staff of the WWE Performance Center, Taynara Conti debuted in 2017 at WWE Fan Axxess before continuing to work on the Florida NXT tours. She made her on-air debut in last year’s Mae Young Classic. She has since made occasional appearances on NXT, including being the Undisputed Era’s choice to engage with Nikki Cross during their feud with Sanity.
A match:
with Reina Gonzalez against Kairi Sane and Nikki Cross at NXT Live, May 20, 2018
Tegan Nox (Nixon Newell)
Former WCPW Women’s champion, former DDT Pro Ironman Heavymetalweight champion (2x)
Trained by Dave Stewart and Mike Hatchman, Tegan Nox debuted in 2013 and quickly began to make a name for herself on the UK independent scene as Nixon Newell. She would work almost exclusively in the UK before signing with WWE in 2017, with notable exceptions being a tour of Stardom and two SHIMMER weekends. She was originally scheduled to be part of the first Mae Young Classic but was unable to participate due to injury.
Some matches:
with Rob Cage vs. La Famiglia (Giuseppe and Connor Matthews) at PWM Welcome to the Family 2016, February 27, 2016
vs. Eva Summers and Audrey Bride for the PWA Queen of Diamonds Championship at RPW Wrestlefest, October 15, 2016
vs. Bea Priestley for the WCPW Women’s Championship at WCPW Loaded #24, February 13, 2017
vs. Bea Priestley for the WCPW Women’s Championship at WCPW Stacked, August 24, 2017
Toni Storm
Current wXw Women’s champion, former World of Stardom champion, former SWA World champion, former and inaugural PROGRESS women’s champion
Trained by Dean Allmark, Toni debuted in 2009 as Storm when she was just thirteen. She convinced her mother to let her move to England to live with her grandmother and train under the tutelage of Dean Allmark. She would debut for PROGRESS in 2014, becoming one of the focal points of the nascent women’s division and the first PROGRESS Women’s champion. She’s made waves internationally, to the point where she made her debut for SHIMMER at vol. 100 against Nicole Matthews, a debut that was years in the making due to just how packed her schedule was. She recently signed an NXT UK contract and will surely be a centerpiece of the new NXT UK women’s division.
vs. Madison Eagles for the Pacific Women’s Championship at PPW Second Impact, March 16, 2013
vs. The Alpha Female (Jazzy Gabert) at an EAW show some time before April 11, 2016
vs. Mia Yim at SWE Morals Don’t Pay the Bills, July 2, 2017
vs. Wesna for the PROGRESS Women’s Championship at GWF Women’s Revolution 8: All Eyes on Us, May 4, 2018
Vanessa Kraven
Current NCW International Femmes Fatales champion, former SHIMMER Tag Team champion, former NCW Women’s champion
Trained by Ron Hutchinson and Zaquary Springate III, Kraven debuted in 2004 for Northern Championship Wrestling in Canada. Her size (she’s 6’ tall) has helped her make her mark as The Mountain, and she’s wrestled throughout the United States and Canada, as well as several tours in Japan. She’s a regular for SHIMMER and SHINE, winning the SHIMMER Tag Team Championship with Tessa Blanchard.
vs. LuFisto at Smash Super Showdown, August 18, 2013
vs. Courtney Rush (Rosemary) at Smash TV, some time before November 5, 2014
vs. Candice LeRae at Smash TV, some time before June 4, 2015
Xia Brookside
Former IPW:UK Women’s champion
Trained by Dean Allmark, Robbie Brookside, and Robbie Dynamite, Xia Brookside debuted in 2015. Primarily based in the UK indies, she first ventured outside the home countries for a couple dates in Germany for GWF in 2016, and in 2017 she did her first Japan tour with Stardom. Since her second Stardom tour early this year, she made her US debut in RISE at RISE 7.5, doing a one-month tour of US indies following that show.
vs. Pollyanna at GWF Women’s Wrestling Revolution, March 9, 2016
vs. Thunder Rosa vs. Nicole Savoy at Inspire Pro There is No Tomorrow, May 27, 2018
vs. Angel Hayze at Shield Pro Wrestling presents Almost Pro Wrestling, July 7, 2018
vs. Little Miss Roxxy for the Bombshells Championship at British Bombshells event, some time before July 10, 2018
Xia Li
Trained by Matt Bloom, Sara Amato, and the rest of the staff of the WWE Performance Center, Xia Li made her debut in the first round of last year’s Mae Young Classic in a losing effort against Mercedes Martinez. She has since worked the NXT Florida house show loops.
A clip:
vs. Mercedes Martinez at WWE Mae Young Classic, July 13, 2017
Zatara
Current Reina de Xtreme champion, former RLL Women’s champion (2x)
Trained by Atemista and Montoya, Zatara debuted in 2008 and has largely wrestled through the Chilean independent scene where she has won numerous championships under the name Tiffany. She recently started wrestling under the name Zatara.
A match:
vs. Sara Phoenix vs. Alison Evans for the Reina de Xtrema championship at Xtreme Club Control X, February 18, 2018
Zeuxis
Current CMLL-Reina International champion, former Mexican National Women’s champion, former CMLL-Reina International Junior champion, former Reina World Tag Team champion (3x), won Princesa Sugehit’s mask at the CMLL 84th Anniversary Show
Trained by Franco Columbo, Huracán Ramirez, Negro Navarro, and El Satánico, Zeuxis debuted in 2008. Initially a técnica, she became a ruda in 2009, working for CMLL for the bulk of the last decade. At CMLL’s 84th anniversary show she wrestled 2017 MYC competitor Princesa Sugehit in the first ever women’s mask vs. mask match at a CMLL anniversary show. Zeuxis severed ties with CMLL earlier this year and has worked independently since June.
vs. Dark Angel (Sarah Stock) at CMLL Martes en Arena Mexico, August 25, 2015
vs. Silueta for the CMLL Mexican National Championship at CMLL Martes en Arena Mexico, February 23, 2016 Fall one Fall two Fall three
vs. Princesa Sugehit, mask vs. mask at CMLL 84th Anniversary Show, September 16, 2017
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2018.06.22 20:26 witbeyond AMA Summary

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Asked by witbeyond
What was the most significant change from the early drafts to the final script?
Now that you have the audience feedback, is there anything about the game you wish you could have changed?
The original draft featured four characters, but the more I was progressing in the writing, the more it became absolutely obvious that it would be absolutely impossible to write with the level of branching I had in mind. Complexity increased exponentially very quickly, and I was 20% into the writing with ten times more branches than I could manage ;-) So I had to make a decision and cutting the forth character was the best one (no, I won't tell you who this forth character was!).
Now that I have the audience feedback, I don't think I would change anything. I did my best and worked as hard as I could on this game, that's my recipie to have no regret ! I wanted to create something that people would find moving and somehow meaningful, something more branching than we ever did in the past, and I feel that Detroit did a decent job at that.
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Asked by ladypocky
Regarding Simon, (which I’m really glad he answered):
We considered the option for Markus to have other love interests, but the amount of permutations that it would have triggered in the script would have been pretty unmanageable. We chose to privilege the relationship with North, but a relationship with another male character would have worked as well. Androids are of course totally gender-fluid. We touched upon this topic in the Eden Club scene with the Traci. One of the things that interested us with androids is that they have to discover who they really are. Maybe something we could explore more in the future?
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Asked by winniguy
The decision on releasing the items you listed is on Sony's side, as the publisher of the title. I am not aware of any plan on that topic for now, but it may change with the success of the game… No announcement to make for now regarding a DLC, sorry ;-)
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Asked by kuroinferuno
We definitely hope to continue supporting Middle East in the future.
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Asked by sirjaimes
Why couldn’t Jericho salvage blue blood and components from the junkyard?
Androids in Jericho are just paralyzed by fear and don't have the courage to do anything. They were dreaming of a place where they could be free, they never envisaged that they could have any other hope, until Markus arrives.
If the LED Android light is so easily removable, why hasn’t every single freed android removed it?
They do it when they need to impersonate humans or be discreet.
How does Jericho acquire the specialized tools (parachutes, glass cutter, explosive, etc) for the break-in to the TV studio in a single day?
The scene with the TV studio happens a couple of days later. We considered that as there are androids everywhere, in shops and public services, the deviants in Jericho could easily find what they needed.
Why is “We Have a Dream” referred to as an “obscure slogan”?
Not sure what you refer to.
I also wanted to say that the android versions of segregation in America were so obvious they were almost farcical.Androids at the back of the bus is so completely amateurish it’s laughable.
Interesting point, but you may allow me to disagree. If there were human-like androids one day, they would be stored at the back of public transportation to save room for human beings. It made sense in the world of Detroit, alhtough we were of course totally aware of the historical references. We spent actually a lot of time making research on history, in the US and other countries and in different time periods. Some people felt uncomfortable with this reference to American history and I totally appreciate that, but many had a very different feeling about this moment that they found moving and meaningful.
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Asked by HeXeNOverlord
Working with children is always a huge challenge, because there are many restrictions regarding working hours and breaks to protect them, and it is always challenging to get constant concentration. My "trick" is to make sure that they always enjoy what they are doing, that they see it as a game rather than a job. The second I feel they are bored or they don't enjoy it anymore, I usually stop shooting for the day.
Although it is definitely challenging, it is incredibly enjoyable. Children have a very pure approach to acting, and this is what I love with them.
For the role of Alice, we had three different little girls between 8 and 10 for all the body animations, and one, Audrey Boustani, for all the acting/dialogue scenes. Audrey did an amazing job (her mother is an actress herself, which has been immensely helpful in preparing Audrey). The full collaboration took almost two years, which was an issue as Audrey grew up quite a lot in that time frame...
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Asked by Stevey_The_Ex-Eevee
1) Heavy Rain was meant to have three (or 4? ) DLCs before it get cancelled indefinetly. We only got one episode.... i've always been curious. What were the other two or three gonna be about and their general plotlines?
The idea behind the Heavy Rain's DLC was to tell the prequels of the main characters, what happened to them before the story started, what led Shelby to become who he is, how Jayden became a drug addict, where Madison's nightmares came from, etc. It was a lot of work to write and produce, and the team and I felt we needed to move to something new at the time instead of spending two more years on the same universe.
2) Any plans for a similar sort of thing for detroit become human? or maybe a sequel? i feel like the universe has alot of potential for future games! (yes, even a Connor and Hank detective game series!)
We definitely have tons of ideas for Detroit, especially watching the incredible reactions from the fans!
3) one thing i liked about heavy rain was after everything, we got an after credit scene on every character, finishing up their story and how they carried on after game. Was there any reason Detroit: Beyond Human lacked much of this? i only got one post credit scene for connor in my playthrough and i didn't get one for markus or anything.
Good question. Actually, it is pretty much the same approach than Heavy Rain... but it entirely depends on how you played!
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Asked by PrimeName
What does death mean to the Androids? I mean, they simply just power off when they run out of blue blood and can be turned back on, so what exactly happens to them when they power off?
What death means for a machine is a very interesting question that we asked ourselves a lot during the course of the development. We had some interesting discussions about the fact that maybe being human means being afraid to die... This is quite a philosophical question, and I don't have the answer to this...
I imagined in the script of Detroit that androids had very similar existential questions about death than humans. There is a dialogue between Connor and Hank near the bridge about this when Hank asks "what's gonna happen if I pull the trigger?". It is up to the player to give his own answer based on what he believes in...
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Asked by seramaie
We are not announcing anything regarding sequels or DLC for now, sorry ;-)
I would love to see more merchandise too! Sony did a lot of cool stuff for special events (mugs, caps, tee-shirts, figurines, even a life size statue of Kara!). We hope to have the opportunity to make these accessible to the fans.
I don't really have a favorite story, I had a lot of pleasure writing all three. I guess they each have a different part of me in them, and they all had moments that moved me (and hopefully you too ;-)
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Asked by WannaSeeAHatTrick
Who is your favorite character out of the three main characters? In the entire game? Which cast member are you closest to and click with?
I don't really have a favorite character, they all have something special to me. Across the game, I would say that I particularly liked Carl, maybe because of the father and son relationship he has with Markus that remembers me somehow of my own relationship with my son. I had a wonderful relationship with pretty much all actors. This script was very special for most of the cast, and most actors arrived on set with a sincere interest and passion for the story we wanted to tell. Working with Lance Henriksen has been a fascinating experience, working with Clancy Brown was a dream come true (he is such an incredible character and a talented actor). I had a very special relationship with Valorie Curry, that I know since 2012 when we worked on this first short, and she made the entire team cry many times on set... Bryan Dechart was incredibly well prepared, he analyzed the script and really owned his character (Bryan is a real android, that's the only possible explanation...), working with Jesse Williams was great too... Honestly, I could mention pretty much all actors, they were sincerly all amazing to work with.
Will there be a possibly sequel or DLC to cover the future as well as what could possibly be happening in Russia? I was very intrigued when towards the end of the game they mentioned something could be happening there as well.
Interesting question! MOSCOW: Become Human? Why not?
What was a scene or aspect you wanted to add into the game, but couldn’t make room or time for?
Not really. The game is pretty much what we wanted it to be.
What’s next for Quantic Dream? How do you plan to top this masterpiece?
Working on Detroit has been so fullfilling (and exhausting...) that our next project will need to be as ambitious and exciting for the team! Fortunately, we are never short of crazzy new ideas ;-)
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Asked by tototogu
Any details on merchandise you can give us?
Working on it ;-)
Any plans for DLC?
No reveal on this, but we really loved working on Detroit…
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Asked by clockstrikes91
The preference for Connor (and Hank) was no real surprise, we could really feel during the development that he was very popular with the team and the test players, but all three characters have their fans. It is also interesting to see how people's preference evolves through the game as the story progresses. But it is definitely very interesting to see the incredible support and fan art that Connor gets.
All Kara's final scenes were particularly challenging for the team. They were very intense and moving scenes, and I know many people at the studio who had a hard time doing their job on the scene because they were moved. Filming some of these moments, on the river bank or in the recycling center for example, was particularly difficult to me too.
We will work on a sequel if we feel we have ideas, passion and excitement to do it, and if we feel we have something more to say about this world. We have a lot of respect for our fans, and we never wanted to do sequels just for the sake of making easy money. We are driven by passion more than anything, although it is not always something reasonable... but we enjoyed working on Detroit a lot, and there are many exciting stories that could be told in this world for sure.
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Asked by T-Rex_whisperer
Can we expect a sequel in the future?
The question about the sequel is definitely the most asked ;-) Great to see that fans want more, but we cannot talk about it for now.
Is there a 'true ending' for the game?
There is no "true ending" to the game, I tried to write them in a way that they all feel logical and consistent, and provide a decent sense of closure to all characters (my absolute nightmare for months...). Some are more moving than others, some are more open ended, there are very different flavors and tones in each of them, and that's what I liked about them.
Did you play the game? If yes, what ending did you get?
I played the game A LOT during development, as you can imagine, so it is difficult to play them genuinely when it is released... It wouldn't be a fair playthrough anyway, as I know all possible variations and their consequences...
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Asked by DowdKnifeOfMapleton
Have you ever considered adding some sort of group-play element to your games? Like the voting in Supermassive's Hidden Agenda or A Way Out always being two player.
Yes, we are very interesting by what happens on Twitch with Detroit. The entire team spent hours watching people play and commenting. It is definitely a new way of consuming games, and there are probably ways of implementing this better directly in the games we make.
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Asked by hinankh
Big fan, been playing your games and I enjoy watching people play them. I really love DBH, it's truly great. I just have one tiny, little question.... Do you like dogs?
I LOVE DOGS! Unfortunately, my wife is allergic to dogs' hair, so no dog at home... This is why I needed Sumo !
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Asked by Bakerlane
If there will be a DLC coming, do you think it's possible that we would get to know more about Simon and Gavin Reed? I would love to know more about these characters!
What happened to Simon previously?
Why does Gavin hate androids so much, and is acting the way he does about Connor?
There are so many characters in the game that could have a DLC about their backstories that it may be difficult to chose one... Actually, I wrote backstories for almost all the characters in the game, so I have a pretty good idea of what happened to them before the game started... But between people wanting an investigation about Connor, a full sequel and DLC about all characters, we will need to make a choice ;-)
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Asked by MewchuRuiji
What was the most difficult/tedious part in the making of Detroit.
The crazzy amount of branches in the tree structure was by far the most challenging part of the development. We really wanted to create as many options as possible for players in order to give them this feeling of telling their own story through their choices. It quickly became a nightmare, from the writing stage to the final testing of the game. The script got huge, took a lot of time to be written, to be shot with actors, to be implemented, etc.
Most of all, we were terrified until the last second that we missed one case, as there were so many possible combinations (actually we missed a couple, that we fixed very late in the day). Guaranteeing equal quality and story consistency across all possible paths has been by far the most challenging aspect of this project.
I am glad we did it, because hearing gamers talking about the different stories they had is now the best reward I could hope for.
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Asked by Farmending
A romance with Hank? That's definitely an interesting idea! Not sure Connor is his type ;-)
Connor's story could be seen as a "coming out" story. The expression "Becoming deviant", his difficulty to accept who he is and to be accepted, could be interpreted as such. It is not something that I consciously thought of during the writing, but it is one of the possible ways to read Connor's story.
What keeps fascinating me after 20 years writing stories is how you can find different valid interpretations of any script, how people can own a story and read it differently.
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Asked by wvnative01
In regards to playing with limited mobility:
Thank you very much for your message and it is inspiring to hear how passionate you are about the game. I agree that as a developer, we don't always take players like you enough into account, and we could definitely do a better job at that.
This is something I will discuss with the dev team. I cannot promise you anything because there are also some technical constraints, but we will definitely look into it.
Thank you for your support.
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Asked by LexiiConn
How did some androids acquire extra "powers"? At the bus stop, Kara can suddenly telepathically communicate with Luther and Jerry, for example. Markus can convert androids simply by smiling and nodding at them during the march. How and when did this happen?
Our approach was that androids have no special powers, except some specific features due to their nature.
Wireless communication is a feature that all androids have. Regarding Markus, I tried to emulate what charismatic leaders do: he creates an emotional shock by touching people to awaken them, which is what leaders do through speeches and charisma.
Why is Lucy able to "heal" but others can't? And is Lucy the Leader until Markus shows up? What is her backstory? Is she a Zlatko creation?
Lucy doesn't heal anybody by magic, she only has the knowledge to heal them. Her real "power" is to foresee some events in the future, which I saw more as some kind of technical ability to anticipate what will happen rather than anything mystical.
Regarding back stories, please check the gallery as most characters have more details about their background.
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Asked by adamwilliamquantic
Markus had many inspirations as a leader, from Spartacus to Martin Luther King, depending on player's choices. Many revolution leaders confronted with oppression had to find their way and make difficult decision for their people, from Gandhi to MalcolmX. Rather than copying any of these leaders, we tried to understand the challenges they were confronted with and tried to emulate them in the game.
The real inspiration for Connor came from... Jayden in Heavy Rain! But I tried to give him a very unique flavor and personality, and I had a lot of help from Bryan Dechart in doing this. Blade Runner is part of my culture and one of my favorite films, but I think that Deckard and Dechart are very different, even if they have very similar names ;-)
Kara's story was much more personal to me, I don't know if I had any specific inspiration for it. I just wrote it from the heart.
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Asked by Commando_Joe
What was your reasoning for making Markus the leader of the robot revolution? Compared to Kara, Markus seemingly had a perfect life (in terms of androids). He had a loving home with a person who seemed to actively be trying to push him to grow as a human.
But then he proceeded to push a revolution against ownership and exploitation for a thing he had never seemingly experienced at the same level as either of your other characters, especially not Kara. He also seemed to totally abandon all intent and message from the man he was taking care of and their relationship.
I understand the 'prototype android destiny' thing, but was there a specific reason we went with Markus, and not Kara, when Kara's struggles and experience seem like they would make a more believable revolutionary?
I actually considered the option of letting the player decide who should be the leader of the revolution, but I felt that Kara's pivot was Alice. We considered that she could run the revolution if Alice and Markus die, but believe me, it made the tree structure completely unmanageable with sub-cases in sub-cases...
I saw Markus pretty much as Spartacus: he came from a privileged situation where he had love and care, he lost everything, but the love he got from his father made him strong enough to survive it and to want to change things. He was not a slave since he was created, he had an idea of what it meant to be free, and that's what made him different... just like Spartacus.
It felt like the right balance to have Kara's pivot being Alice and Markus being his people, but like any creative decision, this is totally subjective ;-)
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Asked by misterbackdown
There's a particular song in your old Omikron game that I believe is called "Training Room." What are the lyrics to it?
Hi, sorry but I really don't know... This is a track from David Bowie, and I never asked him this question...
...but I love every second of his soundtrack.
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Asked by verolisa
How does the skin and hair of androids work?
Skin is like a synthetic fluid that spreads on them, as we showed in the first Kara short. They have control over it, and they can retract it in certain circumstances. It also automatically retracts in case of shocks (hits or removing the LED for example). We also imagined that they could have some kind of control over their hair, which is a feature that CyberLife implemented to let owners customize their model (we can see this with Kara for example).
How does their connection work? Like then North and Markus join hands? Or then Markus free other android?
All androids have wireless communication abilities (when Markus and North join hands, this is something special that they discover for the first time. They realize that they can share their memories which emulates love somehow).
When Markus converts androids, he creates an emotional shock by touching them and revealing to them that they can be free. It emulates the shock that charismatic leader can create through inspiring speeches. It is not a power or a new feature, but rather a different use of all androids' abilities.
If they have possibility to converse without spoken words, through some sort of wi-fi, why don't they use it more frequently?
Interesting question. Actually we considered the option of having all dialogues between androids being wireless, which would have saved us a lot of work with facial animations... but we quickly stepped back thinking it would feel really strange to the player (and emotionally and visually much poorer). So let's say that we tried to find a fair compromise: androids communicate wirelessly when they need to be discreet, but keep expressing themselves because this is part of them being human and showing emotions.
Do they have regeneration of sorts, or could they only restore skin?
No, they can only deal with their skin and hair, to a certain extent (if their skin is too damaged, they cannot regenerate it).
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Asked by Questy_Fuller
Are you ever going to do Omikron 2?
Omikron 2's kickstarter coming next week!
(kidding)
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Asked by superdyu
Other than buying the games, how can we as a community show support for Detroit DLC or sequel games?
You guys already give us an incredible amount of support!
It is amazing to see how many players want more Detroit. This is definitely something that matters a lot to us.
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Asked by sonnenshine
How was the blue haired Traci and the unnamed (?) other prostitute android in love when it's mentioned earlier in the scene that their memories are wiped every two hours?
Excellent question, and you are right that this is something that we didn't fully explain in the game.
We imagined that Eden Club deleted the short-term memory of their androids to guarantee absolute privacy to their customers, but deviants could keep their emotional memory, which was the case of the two Traci.
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Asked by Portgas
Will you ever make a game set in France?
Would love to! Just need to find the right story... although it is sometimes harder to write about your own culture, because you don't have any distance. But that's definitely something I am considering.
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Asked by Merm-a-lerm
Bryan Dechart mentioned that the audition script he had for his first audition was the same as the Kara demo. Was this filmed? And is there any chance of the fans getting so see it?
yes, that's true. We felt the script was so challenging for any actor, especially male actors, that we thought it was a great script to cast. We also had a great benchmark, as Valorie Curry (playing Kara) did such an amazing job with it.
Of course, we had a more specific script for Bryan for his second audition, and this is how he made very clear that he and no one else could be Connor.
We usually don't publish casting videos of our actors, so you may never see it, but Bryan was absolutely great!
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Asked by YodaFish98
Did you plan to have more within the story with Alice being an android? It seemed a little rushed at the end of the story and I wanted Kara and Alice or Luther to discuss it at least, I know it was shown through Kara's actions depending on player choice how you accept that but I would have liked Kara and Alice to talk about it a little
Kara, Alice and Luther don't really have time to discuss the situation, and I felt that giving Kara the possibility to express her feelings through her decisions would be much more powerful than through another conversation.
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Asked by Xotaku8106X
I found it odd that Alice didn't have an LED and when Kara learns that she's an Android I almost expected it to appear on Alice, as if Kara was blocking it out all along to give her the purpose she had. Was there a reason she didn't have an LED?
We considered that android children had the option to deactivate their LED as they are mostly used in a private environment. Todd deactivated it to better emulate his own daughter.
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Asked by irobot616
Curious if the voice actor(s) for the Song Hold On by Luther in the Short and Markus in game, are they the same person singing two different times, or two separate people singing. They are so similar and just so slightly different that I can't tell
Actually, it IS the same singer. His name is Jua Amir, and he is an absolutely amazing singer. I think he delivered a fantastic performance in the short and the game.
For the song in the pacifist finale, we shot with a group of 30 singers in Motion Capture, which was a premiere for us and a very moving moment on set.
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Asked by IAmCowGodMoo
Please David, make it possible for us to have a Chloe dynamic theme, as she is in the menus in game, just like in-game.
It was a real surprise to see how popular Chloe has become. The idea of having her as the hostess came in the last six months of development. We were wondering how we could make the main menu a little bit more interesting, and we imagined that an android talking to the player would be an amazing hostess. It got written and implemented very quickly. We had a lot of fun writing lines for her, and it was great to see people's reactions.
Let's see what the future holds for Chloe ;-)
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Asked by rene-ibu
Thanks for doing this AMA! I totally love the game. I have a question regarding Simon's backstory; his backstory was never explained and it would be fantastic if we get to know more about him because he is such an amazing character! Also, is there any chance we will see any official merchs (like hoodies, pins, or jacket) soon?
Have a look at the Gallery, we implemented short background stories for all characters in the game. It may not answer all your questions, but it will give you an idea about where the characters come from!
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Asked by megavoir
With the recent success of “A Way Out”, have you and your team looked into the idea of a co-op story game? I feel with something like Detroit and Heavy Rain, the player can often have trouble balancing their choices that can effect their other characters, instead of just thinking of the character they’re playing at the time. I think it would be really interesting to see Quantum Dreams take on such a narrative.
I am very interested by creating a narrative multiplayer game for a long time. There are some creative and technical challenges to overcome and you need the right story to tell, but this is something very exciting... Convincing publishers of trying it is actually another challenge, but this is definitely something I would like to try in a near future.
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Asked by PLASTICA-MAN
Many are claiming this: The Dark sorcerer tech demo is using much better and advanced graphical techs that didn't make it to the game. Is that true? Will the Dark sorcerer turn into a real game on PS5 someday?
The Dark Sorcerer demo was done with the Beyond engine at the time. We actually created a new engine for Detroit as we wanted to add many new features (and switch from Defered to Forward rendering). In our opinion, the Detroit engine is significantly more powerful than the Dark Sorcerer's one at all levels.
Regarding a game about Dark Sorcerer, I know I said the same thing about the Kara demo, but there is no plan to make it a game... but never say never! It was a lot of fun to write and shoot, and there are very few comedy games, so why not?
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Asked by Platinum247365
Have you ever thought about releasing some additional "bonus" PlayStation trophies for an additional challenge? The platinum trophy for this game was actually pretty easy. Maybe give it a thought?
Also, do you think multiple protagonists will be a "standard procedure" for Quantic Dream experiences moving forward? I think it worked well for Detroit and Heavy Rain.
Actually, Sony's QA thought it was pretty hard to get (I think that less than 1% of players achieved it). There is no plan to add more trophies to Detroit.
We definitely like having multiple protagonists, as it allows to tell the story from different points of view and to have a faster pace. It also allows to have some characters dying without stopping the experience.
It is a narrative mode that people are more and more used to by watching TV series, and it works very well with interactive storytelling.
I guess it depends on the type of story you want to tell, some work very well with multiple voices, others don't.
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Asked by xbedhed
I was part of a focus group for Beyond Two Souls, where they showed us the Kara tech demo. During this focus group I started crying due to the video and I heavily expressed my desire for a Quantic Dream game based on Kara. I wanted to ask, did I have any impact on this game going into development?
To be honest with you, I have never seen so many people crying in my career than since I work on Detroit... It really feels like people are really moved by the story and these characters, which is something absolutely amazing. We had people crying during the play tests, which never happened before, and you can find a lot of emotional reactions to the game online, which is very interesting too.
Seeing people's emotional reactions during development was something very inspiring and encouraging, as you can imagine.
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Asked by TapeL0rd
Did you really compose the music for Timecop on the SNES?
Yes, I admit to this (sorry, I needed the money ;-)
The opening sequence of Detroit probably gives a better idea of my work as a composer ;-)
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Asked by greatone290
How was (if it was) Detroit different from your previous games in the way you wrote or portrayed the characters?
We saw many gamers who never played our games before but enjoyed playing Detroit, and we are so happy that we could offer them a better experience.
Working on Detroit has been the most challenging game I ever worked on. This initial idea to create a story that players could change through their choices sounded exciting but proved to make all areas of the game incredibly more complex.
We also wanted the game to be more meaningful and resonate with our world, and not just be about escapism, which also proved to be difficult in many ways. Working on interactive storytelling for 22 years, I guess I learnt from my past games things that worked and things that didn't, and it helped me a lot in finding my way through the narrative maze of Detroit...
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Asked by LordDragon88
Any plans on making The Dark Sorcerer into a full game?
No (but I said the same thing with Kara's short ;-)
Honestly no plan for it at the moment, but who knows?
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Asked by mrmoviemanic1
Would Quantic Dream and Naughty Dog do a collaboration in future?
It looks like Naught Dog is doing very well without us ;-)
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Asked by thatBOOMBOOMguy
Considering your interest in storytelling, have you thought of directing/writing a movie or tv-show?
I have been approched many times in the past years to work on linear projects, but I was always too commited to Quantic Dream's projects and I didn't really have time to leave the studio and work on anything else. I have always been sincerely fascinated by this medium and by how I could tell a story with one million people I never met, as is the case on Detroit. This is something only games can offer, and it is an incredibly exciting experience for any writer.
But I never say never..
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Asked by RoosMoos20
1: Would you ever want to write and or direct a movie?
2: Which upcoming video game are you most excited for?
3: What is your favorite video game and what is your favorite movie?
Also where can we sign up to be a part of your future projects haha
Maybe one day, who knows?
Ghosts of Tsushima. The guys at Sucker Punch are really talented.
Many favorite games and films... I am a huge fan of the Tekken series (I know, not much emotion, but I play Tekken since Tekken 1...). I love Kubrick's films, 2001 in particular (I know, I am an old guy...).
If you are interested in working at Quantic Dream, just reach us through our internet site!
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2018.04.28 23:00 GraxPy 04/28/18

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2 I heard this kid yelling for his dad at Lowe’s, I went looking for him and..... /funny link 89919
3 A best friend of mine and I have daughters the same age. We introduced them via FaceTime 4 years ago. They’ve talked daily since and are best friends. They live 7+ hours away and our schedules never lined up to have them meet in person until this moment. Neither of them knew it was happening. /aww link 71415
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12 Corgi and her support plushie /aww link 53117
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16 I got my very first puppy! Meet Annie /aww link 47128
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42 The nurse told the parents of a newly born child, "You have a cute baby." /Jokes link 31311
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2018.04.19 00:37 AirMcNairTT9 Help me with my tattoo idea!!!

Hey guys! I've got a short amount of time to get my artist some inspiration photos for what I want for my tattoo. If you guys can help me out by finding pictures that describe what I'm talking about that I can show him, that would be super cool!
Firstly, the artist is Zach Roman from Madison, WI. He does American Traditional work. Here's a look at what he does.
https://www.instagram.com/zachromantattoo/
What I want is an old fashioned pin-up girl with checkered flags. It will be going on the back of my calf. I know most pin-up girls are 40's-60's era, but I was actually thinking about having 70's/80's Winston Cup girl. It's been really hard to find good photos of the way the Winston Cup ladies dressed, but that's essentially what I'm looking for. I want the Winston branding because it's sort of the iconic image of NASCAR to me.
Hopefully that's enough info for you guys to help me out with some photos of the old school Winston Cup girls. Thanks everyone.
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2018.03.14 06:44 PurpleGato42 In light of the controversy surrounding The Fabulous Moolah and her life, I decided to find everything I could on the subject and typed up this 6,000 word super post listing every terrible thing that Moolah has ever done with videos, interviews, quotes, and different sources to back everything up.

In the previous days following the WWE announcing a battle royal at WrestleMania in honor of The Fabulous Moolah, there's been a lot of talk surrounding The Fabulous Moolah and her life. And a lot of this has been outrage. With this, however, came a counter group that grew out of this talk, almost like a tumor, and, in this case, this group has claimed that Moolah did nothing wrong and that everything thrown her way has been nothing but hearsay with no definite proof.
And this is fucking stupid.
See, I've always had a fond place in my heart for The Fabulous Moolah similar to how there’s a fond place for Moolah in hell, and despite literal decades of proof and first hand experience on why Moolah is absolute dolt, the notion of this group coming out of the woodwork of Wreddit and shouting "fake news!" at it all is a little mind boggling. So, right now, at 3:12 am on a Monday night, I decided to take it up myself and start listing literally every single bit and piece I have on exactly what people have been saying about Moolah for the past forty years.
Just as a warning, this post is

LONG

because this is the laundry list of scandals throughout Moolah’s life. I’ll make sure to have a TL;DR at the end, but just know this takes time and I’m running out of coffee.
I'm gonna start this off with a lovely summary that does touch on most of the scandals throughout Moolah's career, and this'll almost be a TL;DR of sorts. I'm going to explain a lot of these in thorough depth, but this summary is here for you if you want the rough outline:
Over the years, various female wrestlers have come forward with stories accusing Ellison (Fabulous Moolah's real name) of being a pimp that often provided various wrestling promoters with unsuspecting female wrestlers that would be used as sex objects. One of the most notorious accusations is from the family of Sweet Georgia Brown (Susie Mae McCoy). McCoy, who was trained and booked by Ellison and her then-husband Buddy Lee, told her daughter that she was often raped, given drugs and made an addict in an intentional attempt by Ellison and Lee to control her. Ida Martinez, who wrestled during the 1960s, also recalls that many of the regional promoters “demanded personal services” before they would pay the female wrestlers.
In a 2002 interview, Luna Vachon claimed that when she was sixteen years old and training at Ellison's camp, Ellison sent her out of state to be photographed by an older man. Although she remained clothed during the photo shoot, Vachon stated she felt taken advantage of by Ellison and the older man. Vachon also stated that her aunt, Vivian Vachon, witnessed Ellison abusing alcohol and having sex with her female trainees.
Sandy Parker, a lesbian former pupil of Ellison's, also claims that Ellison forbade her from going to any gay bars and tried to press her to date men. Parker says this enranged her, because "(Moolah) was two faced because she had her own little dalliances that we all knew about."
As well as allegedly exploiting female wrestlers sexually, Ellison has been accused of using her financial influence to control the women's wrestling scene and ensure that other women did not gain greater recognition. In addition to being a key participant in the original screwjob on Wendi Richter, Ellison used her influence to take over the spot originally held by her protégé Mad Maxine on the animated series Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling. Maxine was about to receive a big push by Vince McMahon but left the WWF shortly afterwards, as Ellison was unwilling to provide her with additional bookings. Numerous other former trainees defected from Ellison after growing tired of sharing their paychecks with Ellison. Women wrestlers including Vivian and Luna Vachon, Ann Casey, and Darling Dagmar moved into other regions where Ellison had less control and negotiated their own payouts with promoters.
Both Judy Martin and Leilani Kai told in later interviews that Moolah would collect the women wrestler's pay from promoters, and after taking out her own pay, would only give the girls half of the money they were owed (keeping half of their pay for herself, plus her own pay) and telling them that was all the promoter gave her to give them. Martin stated that shortly before Ellison left the WWF in 1988 (shortly after falling out with Martin and Kai due to Ellison no longer receiving their booking fees), she sabotaged the duo while they were touring Japan. Martin stated that Ellison contacted Japanese promoters and informed them that the Jumping Bomb Angels were supposed to drop the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship to The Glamour Girls before Martin and Kai returned to the United States. This was contrary to the booking decision made by Pat Patterson before the Japanese tour began. Unable to reach Patterson by telephone, Kai and Martin agreed to win the titles from the Angels since Ellison had already misinformed the Japanese promoters. Martin stated that upon returning to the United States, Patterson was angry with them and confirmed that nobody within the WWF made the decision for the title change and that due to her long-standing relationship with the company, the WWF refused to listen to their explanation of Ellison's deceit. Shortly thereafter, the WWF phased out the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship. In a later shoot interview, Leilani Kai told that had things gone as the WWF originally planned, The Glamour Girls would have had a title match against the Jumping Bomb Angels at Wrestlemania IV and that Ellison's actions had cost the four girls what would have been ultimately their biggest ever payday.
Women that chose to continue allowing Ellison to work as their booker were kept under tight control. Velvet McIntyre was forced to compete against Ellison (whom McIntyre stated she didn't care for) at WrestleMania 2 instead of competing during an all-women tour of Kuwait with a group of Ellison's other female wrestlers. Their Wrestlemania 2 match lasted less than two minutes with the referee ignoring McIntyre's leg being on the ropes while she was being pinned. Women that did not agree to Ellison's booking fees faced limited options. Rhonda Sing stated that Ellison contacted her and offered to let her wrestle Richter in a couple of pay-per-view matches for the WWF in 1985, but demanded she receive half of Sing's pay check; a stipulation Sing was unwilling to accept. Penny Banner stated that her retirement was due in large part to Ellison refusing to allow any of her female wrestlers to accept bookings against Banner, which severely limited the number of bookings that Banner was offered by promoters.
Drugging of talent, pimping trainees for money, and holding down the entire North American wrestling scene to ensure that nobody surpasses you, just another Tuesday for The Fabulous Moolah.

Background

Mary Lillian Ellison, who would later go on to become The Fabulous Moolah, was born on July 22, 1923, in Kershaw County, South Carolina. The youngest of five kids, her parents owned a farm, a grocery store, and a service station, but the family was still struggling. After her mother died of cancer, Mary moved in with her grandmother and, at age eight, started working on her cousin’s cotton farm to make money. Having discovered wrestling at age 10, Mary knew two things: that she wanted to be a wrestler and that she never wanted to be poor again. At age 14, Ellison graduated from high school and married a 21 year old named Walter Carroll. Together they had a daughter named Maretta, but, at age 15, Mary divorced Carroll and left the baby with a friend to pursue a future in professional wrestling.
Every single shady thing that The Fabulous Moolah has done in her life can be attributed to one key thing from her past: her fear of going poor. Moolah never wanted to return to that lifestyle, and it was this fear that led her to success. It was also this fear that drove her to screw over anyone she could in an effort to make as much money as she could. Moolah’s greed caused the suffering of countless women throughout her career, and the stories I’m about to bring up are only a handful of those instances.

The Moolah Compound

Moolah liked to maintain a stranglehold on wrestling. Thanks to her status in the industry, The Fabulous Moolah managed to corner the market of women’s wrestling and became the only booker in town for women looking to break in the industry. Though Moolah obviously didn't train every woman in North America, Moolah became the top booker for women and demanded that any women looking for a job would have to sign an exclusive contract with her and allow Moolah to book for them and have any paychecks sent to her before anyone else. Another thing Moolah required these girls to do to ensure that they could not surpass her was that she demanded that the trainees at her camp rent a duplex on her property and live on her “compound”. There are plenty of first hand accounts of life on “The Moolah Compound”, but the one that I’m going to bring up is from Debbie Johnson, who trained under Moolah in Kentucky.
That's easy. Moolah... first of all, she was just plain evil. Never trusted her or liked her very much. She took advantage of all who worked for her, in many ways. People think it was all glamorous... Moolah managed to make a lot of people think she was some kind of goddess... but nothing could be further from the truth.
I feel it's way past time for the real truth to come out. I am not saying that everyone was treated the way I was. In fact, some were treated very well. I think part of it was because I was so young, and they thought I would always do what I was told to do. And I did for a long time, but when I saw others being treated differently from the way I was treated, it really pissed me off.
I guess that's when I started to fight back. I felt like a slave and I was treated as one. I wasn't allowed to leave the compound unless someone was with me. I was not allowed to have company on the compound, but no one else was, either. It was like a small fortress, an iron gate at the entrance, and they watched me like hawks.
I wasn't allowed to have any friends except for the other girls who were there, and I couldn't trust any of them. If I told someone something in confidence, it always got back to Moolah, and I would be dealt with for it. If I pissed her off too much, she wouldn't let me work, and that meant starving, so I had to walk on egg shells for a long time.
There is no way I can explain how awful my life was for a very long time. When it was all going on, it seemed like an eternity. But in a way, I owe Moolah and my mother a lot, because they were both very controlling and made my life a living hell... and that in turn made me the person I am today. I have worked very hard to not be like either of them.
I could never do to anyone the things that they did to me, and still today I wonder why they did it! Why did my mother seem to hate me so much? I know now why Moolah did what she did: I was one of her meal tickets, and she had to control me as long as she could.
She took 30% of everything we all made before anything else came out of our money. Then she took out our travel expenses, then food, then rent because we all... or most of us... lived on her property, and so we had to pay her rent. And she added the utilities, so I always ended up owing her more money than I made. I worked my ass off for her for almost two years before I ever had money coming to me, and the first time she paid me, I got $125.00 and I thought I was rich!
The women who worked for her made her a very wealthy person. It wasn't her talent that earned her what she had, but the talents of all of the women that worked for her. I wasn't the only one treated badly, but I think I am the only one that is willing to tell the complete truth.
The fact is that she was a user of anyone who worked for her. I hate to speak ill of the dead, but the truth is the truth. She was a bitch, plain and simple. She was one of the worst people I have ever known.
This account is backed up by another woman who was trained by Moolah that we’re about to talk about, Mad Maxine, who had this to say about her time at Moolah’s compound:
In "Meeting Moolah," the first chapter of a book she'll publish once she signs with a literary agent, Mjoseth writes about her arrival at Lillian Ellison's compound, where she was greeted by the perennial women's champion and diminutive wrestling star Diamond Lil, who Moolah referred to as "my damned midget.”
… Mjoseth was deeply troubled by the system Moolah established at her compound to keep her students under her control. The trainees were isolated and exploited. Moolah charged them both rent to live in the barracks at her compound, as well as training fees, which Mjoseth says amounted to $1,500. "The girls went into debt to her and she controlled their lives," Mjoseth recalls. "I made sure I had a job so I could have a phone and a car. The others were kind of marooned. It was an environment ripe for abuse."
Sources:
http://ladysports.com/stories/debbiejohnson.htm
http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2014/08/30/21908686.html
ttp://thesmartmarks.com/article_1248.shtml

Mad Maxine

The first person we're mentioning is Mad Maxine.
Mad Maxine (heh get it) was one of wrestling's biggest "what ifs" and a unique character in the 1980's. Mad Maxine started training in 1984 when she moved to South Carolina to train with Fabulous Moolah at her wrestling school. With Moolah's influence and Maxine's impressive height of 6'2, Maxine would immediately begin working for WWF in 1985 as a potential challenger to Wendi Richter's WWF Women's Championship. It was clear that the WWF had huge plans for her, as Mad Maxine appeared in advertisements as a main character in Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling.. However, despite all of this, Maxine retired in 1986, just two years after debuting. And a large part of this was The Fabulous Moolah. Maxine would later describe Moolah like so:
"She was an evil person. I understand why. She came from nothing. Her mother died when she was just eight and she was never going to be poor again."
Maxine also mentions another aspect of Moolah's life that's a recurring theme when most wrestlers that worked with her talk about her.
The fact that she was an actual pimp.
Mjoseth didn't feel like her hard work was yielding any financial benefit, as months were passing, and there was no talk of any wrestling work. She recalled that Moolah did however, offer her trainees work of a different, insidious variety. "Moolah did send girls out to this guy in Arizona and pimped them out. I actually spoke to him on the phone and asked him what he was looking for. He said, 'If I'm spending all this money, you know what I want.' That was part of Moolah's way of making money. She was just a bad person. Moolah didn't have a good bone in her body."
Despite a guaranteed future with WWF, Maxine decided to leave the company, citing Moolah taking most of her money as a primary reason.
"Moolah was taking at least half of what I was earning," Mjoseth said, and so she, along with fellow trainees Luna Vachon and Peggy Lee Leather, decided to venture off on their own to Florida, where Wahoo McDaniel was booking. For all of the bad memories of Moolah, Mjoseth has only fond reminiscences of the treatment she received from the legendary NFL star and pro wrestler McDaniel.
Moolah would immediately take Maxine's role on Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling and take the title off of Wendi Richter, but we'll talk about that soon.
Source: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2014/08/30/21908686.html

Sweet Georgia Brown

Sweet Georgia Brown was a protégée of Moolah’s and was a big deal at the time. Coming from the cotton fields of South Carolina, Brown was Moolah's first black student and went on to become a superstar in the industry. In 1964, Brown won the Texas State Negro Women’s Wrestling title and was ranked number four in the world that very same year by Wrestling magazine. Despite being a major draw in wrestling at the time, Sweet Georgia Brown much like many other cases in wrestling left the industry bitter and penniless. And the family of Georgia Brown cites two people as the main reason for it: The Fabulous Moolah and her common-law husband, Buddy Lee.
When Susie Mae McCoy left wrestling in 1972, shortly before her brothers burned her wrestling clothes, she was destitute and emotionally broken. She had wrestled to make a better life for her children, but, in the end, she lost nearly all her time with them. She knew she had been robbed, in many different ways.
Because of her years on the pro-wrestling circuit, she would later avoid relationships with men and refuse contact with whites. She spent the final 17 years of her life shuttling on the Columbia city bus between low-paying jobs, devoting what remained of her day to her children and her church, while trying to mend other family relationships that were nearly destroyed during her absence. Brown became a huge deal on the scene at the time. She attracted huge crowds and saw near superstardom in some areas as a inspiration to many at the time. She became so controversial that she would have to be driven from town to town in the trunk of a car to avoid possible conflict with the KKK. Despite this, however, she left the wrestling industry in 1972 a hollow shell of her former self. After a while, Brown finally came clean about her past in wrestling and the reality of her life working with Moolah. That Moolah and her husband would constantly drug her to keep her in line while also taking a large cut of her paycheck without telling her.
Years passed, and in 1972 Susie Mae McCoy came home for good. Her family treated her coldly, her children now recall. Her brothers and sisters were shocked and angry to learn that there were no savings. They concluded that it all had been a scam. Many of them chalked it up to dealing with white people.
Moolah went on to organize lady’s wrestling for Vince McMahon Sr., single-handedly determining who wrestled and where, and who won the matches.
Barbara asked about the white couple that brought her mother home in 1964. Susie Mae explained that they were Moolah and Buddy Lee. Moolah told Free Times last week that the event in front of the McCoy home never took place. She says she “never had a cross word” with Susie Mae.
But the McCoy family tells a different story. It seems that whatever happened on the wrestling circuit frightened the family into silence for decades.
On the road, Susie Mae received odd knocks on the door at strange hours. Then, she told Barbara, she would begin taking off her dress. When she didn’t comply, she was beaten, often brutally. Sometimes her eyes swelled shut. She had a tooth knocked out. And she was threatened with worse.
On the road, Susie Mae told her daughter, she was raped, given drugs and made an addict. Her family now believes that it was an intentional attempt to control her.
This goes in line with many other stories from the time of Moolah taking the paychecks of her trainees personally and then giving them a smaller cut later on, often times without telling them what they initially made.
In those days, the family received $30 to $50 a month from Susie Mae’s wrestling, Barbara says, and it came in the form of cash sent directly from Moolah or Buddy Lee. One of the stipulations of Susie Mae’s agreement with her bosses prohibited her from having her own bank account.
Susie Mae died of breast cancer in 1989. The name “Lillian Ellison” is still attributed to the “evils of wrestling” by the Mae family to this very day.
Source: https://www.free-times.com/archives/baby-of-sweet-georgia-brown/article_e82fe915-fb49-5d12-8848-42750f5dc785.html

The Original Screwjob

If there was one thing that Moolah loved, it was money. If there was one thing that Moolah did not love, it was other people having it. So Moolah, being the super genius she was, found the perfect medium, where she could not just make money but also prevent others from making money as well.
As we mentioned before in “The Moolah Compound” section, The Moolah Method basically worked as followed:
  • Moolah would first have all her girls sign contracts. These contracts basically made Moolah their bookers and gave Moolah 25%-35% of their earnings.
  • She would also make sure to deduct money for travel expenses and food, which were not included in the 25%-35%.
  • Moolah also made her students live in a duplex she owned while they were training, where they also had to pay for rent and utilities on top of all that.
Source: http://ladysports.com/stories/debbiejohnson.htm
So, Moolah had basically hustled her way to keeping down the entire industry of women’s wrestling, and this worked for literal decades. However, there was one specific talent that didn’t quite follow this, and that was Wendi Richter. Wendi Richter was a phenomenon in wrestling in the 1980’s, not just with a marketable look, but with the mainstream appeal she had thanks to the Rock ’n’ Wrestling Connection. Wendi challenged Moolah’s stranglehold on wrestling, and for that she had to be crushed.
That brings us to The Original Screwjob.
Around this time, Wendi Richter and WWF couldn’t agree to terms on a new contract, but, to Richter, there was no reason to worry about this since she was the WWF Women’s Champion. Even if plans for a new contract went south, Richter had no intention on leaving the company with the title and assumed she would just drop it on her way out. But that’s not what WWF thought, and on November 25th, 1985, WWF scheduled Richter to defend her championship against “The Spider”. Though she wasn't told who her opponent was under the mask, Richter immediately could tell that The Spider was Moolah, as it was a cheap flimsy costume.
“All I knew was, with [Moolah], I’ve got to look out for myself,” Richter said in the interview. “Everything. She’ll try to hurt you. She’ll try to pin you. And I knew she couldn’t pin me. She couldn’t. But what I didn’t count on was the referee getting paid off.”
Source: http://www.baltimoresun.com/bs-mtblog-2010-02-the_original_screwjob_wendi_richter_vs_the_spider_lady-story.html
The match goes normally at first, with Richter being told the finish of her winning and going off that. Then, out of nowhere, The Spider tries to pin her with the shittiest small package I’ve ever seen and Richter kicks out at one. Despite kicking out at one, the ref still counts the three count and, with that, The Spider is now the new WWF Women’s Champion. Richter charges at The Spider and tears off her mask in a very Scooby Doo-esque fashion, revealing The Spider to be none other than The Fabulous Moolah.
Confused, Richter hits Moolah with a backbreaker and goes for the pin, but it’s too late. The match is over and The Fabulous Moolah is once again WWF Women’s Champion. Richter left the company and was, in a sense, blackballed from ever working for WWF again. Richter did wrestle for a few years following her WWF release, but as her love for wrestling fizzled out she quietly stepped away from wrestling. Richter would never be asked to work for WWE again until 2009 when she was contacted for the WrestleMania 25 Divas Battle Royal. She turned it down and, just a year later, was inducted in to their Hall of Fame Class of 2010.
Sources:
http://grantland.com/the-triangle/wrestlings-greatest-shoots-wendy-richter-vs-the-spider-a-k-a-the-fabulous-moolah/
http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2009/0309/516957/wendi-richter-wrestlemania-25-update/

The Glamour Girls and The Jumping Bomb Angels

So we’re at the part where Moolah actually destroys women’s tag team wrestling. In the late 1980s, Judy Martin & Leilani Kai formed a tag team called “The Glamour Girls”. The Glamour Girls started competing against The Jumping Bomb Angels in 1988, and it was around this time when they decided to stop working for Moolah. Pissed off at the fact that she could no longer make money off them, Moolah decided to hatch a scheme to bring down The Glamour Girls, a scheme that accidentally saw women’s tag team wrestling fall apart as a result. As the plans for the feud between The Glamour Girls and The Jumping Bomb Angels were to culminate in a match for the WWF Women’s Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania V, Moolah decided that was a lame idea, and instead gave Judy Martin a call saying that the office decided to have The Bomb Angels drop the championship on the very last night of the Japan tour. Thus, on June 8, 1988, despite confusion by both The Bomb Angels and The Glamour Girls, The Glamour Girls won the title by count out.
About three days before we were leaving, Moolah calls the hotel and Judy answers the phone and she says "the office told me to tell you that The Jumping Bomb Angels need to drop the belt on the last night you're here.”
... it might have been Pat Patterson or someone from the office and said "you girls just screwed up”. And Judy asked why and he goes "How could you just go over our heads and switch the belts like that? You just messed everything up for WrestleMania." We tried to tell them about Moolah and it's just like they didn't hear it or care - they were just mad we switched the belts from them.
Because of what happened, The Bomb Angels weren’t asked to come back and the match between The Glamour Girls and The Jumping Bomb Angels at WrestleMania V was scrapped. The belt didn’t even make it to WrestleMania V either, as the WWF decided to retire the WWF Women's Tag Team Championship on February 14, 1989, just a few months before WrestleMania V.
Source: https://youtu.be/QSB3Vtd1eh8?t=7m17s

Luna Vachon

Luna Vachon always wanted to carry on the family’s wrestling legacy and, at age 16, began training under her aunt, Vivian, and The Fabulous Moolah. Luna didn’t stay with Moolah for long, as the industry was starting to change and Moolah’s grasp of it was starting to weaken, and in 1993 she signed a contract with WWF. Luna had a turbulent career with WWF, usually because of personal demons and backstage outbursts, but she still managed to find success in a WWF that didn’t revolve around The Fabulous Moolah.
In 2003, Luna Vachon and her then husband, Gangrel, had a shoot interview where one of the topics brought up was The Fabulous Moolah. The pair didn’t have any nice things to say about Moolah, and, instead, Luna opened up about how Moolah was everything wrong with wrestling at the time, with even Luna’s aunt seeing firsthand just how much Moolah took advantage of her students.
Fabulous Moolah- According to Luna’s Aunt Vivian, Moolah is indeed a lesbian. Moolah was a big drinker while Vivian was training and that Moolah would sleep with the girls at that time. When Luna started training, she never saw any of that. However, Moolah DID send Luna out west at age 16 to pose for pictures taken by a prominent cardiologist. The pictures were all with clothes on, but it was bullshit to send young kids out there to be taken advantage of when they thought they were going to learn how to wrestle. Moolah didn’t take advantage of Luna much longer because Luna left the camp shortly after that.
It’s worth noting that during this shoot interview, the moment Moolah was brought up, Gangrel interrupted the host to say that Moolah was “basically a pimp” and expressed his contempt that Luna had to go to “that douchebag Moolah’s camp”.
Though she remained mostly clothed in the photoshoot, Luna stated that she felt like she was taken advantage of, and said that her case was just one of many within Moolah’s camp.
Source: http://thesmartmarks.com/article_1248.shtml
Here’s some smaller bullet points of things that Moolah’s done:

Sandy Parker

The experience was a positive one at first. She says Ellison was very attentive and encouraging about her career and the trailers on Ellison's property that provided accommodation for the women were pretty good. But Parker's outlook changed after six or seven months. She felt ripped off by the fact that Ellison, not the women themselves, would receive their wrestling cheques first, she would then take her cut and only then pass the remaining funds on to the women. Opportunities were also granted to those who were on Ellison's good side. "Everybody knew that if you weren't on Lillian's good side, you got crappy bookings," comments Parker. "I wasn't on her good side because I wouldn't do what she wanted me to do. That was one of the reasons I never worked Madison Square Garden because every time the bookings came up, I'd be on her bad side. As far as I am concerned I could wrestle just as good as Toni Rose, Donna Christenello or anyone of those girls (who were on Ellison's good side)." Parker says that Ellison also interfered with her personal life. Despite Ellison's knowledge that Parker was gay she often suggested to her that she should go out with one of her nephews. As part of her number of rules, Ellison also told Parker she was not to go to any gay bars. These tactics enraged Parker.
Source: http://slam.canoe.com/Slam/Wrestling/2008/03/14/5009196.html

Maryetta Carroll

When Moolah was 14, she had her only biological daughter, Maryetta Carroll, which she named after herself. When Maryetta was an infant, Moolah left her with a friend and, at age 15, went out to pursue a career in wrestling. Moolah would later reconnect with her daughter, who she then forced into wrestling. Maryetta wrestled briefly as Darling Pat Sherry in the late ’60s and early ’70s and was best known for her Marilyn Monroe-like looks. She didn’t last long in the business, and this newspaper clipping explains why:
DAUGHTER OF "SLAVE GIRL MOOLAH" - Mary Carroll, 15 year-old wrestler and daughter of "Slave Girl Moolah" is shown in everyday dress and in her wrestling outfit. Police of Somerville, Mass., are seeking her mother on warrant charging neglect of the girl. Mary claimed she was forced to grapple even though ill.
As a note, Moolah and her daughter were on good terms by the end of Moolah’s life. However, it’s still worth a mention that, in her younger years, Moolah still forced her daughter to go out and wrestle regardless of her health, just so Moolah could have a little bit more money in her pocket.
Source: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/09/ae/27/09ae2776a02a0b35e63a746c95ebbf8a.jpg
Goddamn, I don’t think I can write about Moolah any longer. Unfortunately, this only scratches the surface of everything that’s come out against Moolah, and I strongly encourage you to go out and learn more about it yourself.
As for that TL;DR I promised, uh, here you go:
TL;DR: Fabulous Moolah never wanted to be poor again, and out of that fear she:
  • pimped off her students to make money
  • trained women to be shit to ensure that she’d never be surpassed
  • destroyed careers and an entire tag team division to maintain her position
  • abused and drugged her trainees to maintain control of them
  • drugged Sweet Georgia Brown to control her and allowed her to be raped by promoters on the road
WWE is quick to mention about what a “trailblazer” Moolah was, and, while that’s true, Moolah was a trailblazer in another sense at the cost of the entire women’s wrestling industry. Moolah used her influence and power to make sure that women’s wrestling in the US never went past hairpulling because, shockingly, it’s tough to throw suplexes when you’re a 60 year old grandmother. Moolah’s title reign is officially recognized to be 10,170 days, due to WWE not recognizing title changes between 1956 and 1984. Moolah’s reign, itself, is a testament to how much she held back the wrestling industry. Moolah maintained her position as the top dog in women’s wrestling well into her 60s, and not only refused to put over people more than half her age, she outright sabotaged their careers out of fear over her spot being taken. It was only after WWF made her drop the belt to Richter that Moolah’s 28 year title reign was finally over, but that didn’t stop Moolah from taking advantage of a contract dispute at the time and using it to take the belt off Richter a couple years later where she still held on to it for another two years.
The Fabulous Moolah was a huge part of professional wrestling’s history. WWE is quick to mention Moolah’s legacy of playing a huge part in overturning the ban on women’s wrestling in New York, and, often from this alone, celebrates her as a hero and a role model in the world of wrestling. But Moolah’s legacy is a lot darker than WWE would like to admit, and leaving Moolah in the past is not on the WWE’s radar any time soon, as Moolah was a name of honor during last year’s Women’s History Month and is even having a battle royal in her honor at this year’s WrestleMania.
But, that doesn’t make it right.
I know this post won't mean anything to some people on this sub. I know that there will be people out there who will look at all this and still claim “fake news” all because it’s easier to think it never happened then to do research and find out the results for yourself. That’s why there are anti-vaxxers who think that vaccines cause autism, that’s why there are people who don’t believe in global warming because their thermostat still reads 63 degrees just like it did five years ago, and that's how people like Fabulous Moolah never get found out. There are Fabulous Moolahs in every industry. For any industry imaginable there will always be a predator out there to take advantage of the trust and naivety of others. The Fabulous Moolah was a predator and one that still gets praise by WWE to this day.
The battle royal in Fabulous Moolah's name, itself, is not a big deal. If anything, it's probably going on the pre-show alongside the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. But Andre left a legacy as big as his heart, and, unlike Moolah, sacrificed his health and happiness for an industry that he knew would go on without him. He didn't halt the progress of an entire company to accommodate himself and ensure he'd keep his spot, he knew where the industry was heading and let it go on naturally. Andre was a professional, and that's more than you could ever say about Moolah.
The Fabulous Moolah might have been a household word, but so is garbage, and it smells when it gets old too.
EDIT:
  • Reworded the Wendi Richter section to explain that she wasn't blackballed from wrestling entirely but rather didn't work for WWE until she was inducted to the Hall of Fame. I was going to explain this further but it slipped by me until now.
  • Put Fabulous Moolah's full name in the very beginning for clarity.
  • Fixed a couple spelling errors.
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2017.12.03 07:29 clearliquidclearjar TALLAHASSEE EVENTS 12/3 – 12/10

TALLAHASSEE EVENTS 12/3 – 12/17
The holiday season is well and truly upon us. Take a break from worrying about money and family and politics and go listen to music or eat something interesting. It’ll be good for you.
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SUNDAY 12/3
  • Backwoods Crossing: First Annual Backwoods Crossing Harvest! “The Harvest is an annual festival for Backwoods Crossing. It will be focused on celebrating the anniversary of the restaurant and farm!! Entertainment will include live music on an outside stage all day, a dunking booth filled with Tally celebs/Backwoods Management, a bounce house, local vendors, corn hole, a cotton candy machine, farm tours, and much more!” Noon-11pm
  • Main Library: Life Size Candy Land. “Spin your way around our life size version of the classic board game Candy Land!!! Start your adventure through the Peppermint Forest and finish at the Candy Castle. Come out and enjoy visual treats, hot chocolate, and photo ops!” 1pm-5:30pm/all ages
  • 926: Sunday Rewind. “Find your happy this Sunday at 926 and no cover before midnight!!! 926 is proud to present another addition of the Sunday Rewind - join us as we revisit some of the best music and videos from the last 40 years. Start your night with happy hour featuring Trivia Rewind with Erik from 7 to 9 in the pub. The club side opens up at 10 when DJ Matthew East and DJ Carben will be spinning all your favorite hits and videos from the 80s and 90s and even throwing in a few from the 70s and 2000s as well. Rebecca and Branden will be serving up all your favorite drinks along with our amazing 926 food.” Happy Hour from 6 - 9:30. The club side opens at 10. No cover if you are in line before 12. After 12, cover is just $5 for 18+
  • Junction @ Monroe: Flagship Romance. 7pm
MONDAY 12/4
  • Junction @ Monroe: Monday Night Bingo. “Good food, good drinks, good friends, and a chance to win some big cashola! It doesn't get any better than [email protected]. Every Monday from 7pm-9pm we've got cash payouts up to $250 per game with multiple games each night PLUS a 50/50 drawing each week benefitting the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild.” 7pm-9pm
  • Izzy Pub and Sushi: Quiz Night Presented by Bar Trivia With Hank. “5 rounds, 50 questions, from pop culture to serious subjects. Always a picture round and a sound round. Each question lovingly hand crafted by local artisans. (Hank. Hank is the artisan.) Add in Izzy's delicious food and drink options and you've got a brand new way to start your week out right.” 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Die Hard & Die Hard 2: Die Harder: Kick Ass Christmas Double! “Welcome to Kickass Christmas at Cap City Video Lounge! Our December tradition of matching up two badass Christmas action films for you to celebrate the season with multiple explosions, graphic deaths and gun play galore, just as baby Jesus would have wanted! For our first Kickass Christmas of the season, we are checking in with New York City detective lieutenant John McClane as he goes through two of the most balls to the wall batshit insane Christmas terrorist action scenarios ever committed to celluloid! Who ever thought it could happen twice...and to all the same characters?” 7:30pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater features Nightmare Before Christmas. 7:35pm/21+
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays hosted by Belmont & Jones. “Antique blues played acoustical.” 8pm/$2
  • Finnegan’s Irish Pub: Karaoke with DJ Paul Cornish and Hospitality Night. “If you're a hospitality worker, don't forget to bring your most recent paystub or work schedule to receive that sweet 25% discount!” 10pm
  • The Bark: Faith Healer + Cecil Frena + Miranda McLaughlin. 8pm/$7
  • Club Downunder: The Drums w/ Hoops. 8:30pm/GP $18/18+
TUESDAY 12/5
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here unitl 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Trash Tuesday Trash Cinema featuring Scrooged & The Ref. “Join us for two deeply black, cynical and ultimately heartwarming looks at the Christmas season, the meaning of family, and brief glimpse of Lee Majors blowing away terrorists laying siege to Santa's Workshop.” 7:30pm
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. Cheaper than a free kitten, more fun than Christopher Walken telling dad jokes. 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe. “FSU musicians and others join to create a fun musical event that everyone can enjoy. In Portuguese, Roda is pronounced "Hoda." If it doesn't make you want to dance, check your pulse.” 8pm/free
  • Fire Bettys: Now That's What I Call Tuesday! Dance Party. 8pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Club Downunder: FSU Blues. 8:30pm
WEDNESDAY 12/6
  • Bird's Oyster Shack: Lab Sessions with Jim Crozier featuring Chris Skene. 6pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Prizes for every round and the overall winner! Come out and test your mental mettle and some great craft beer and special food selections.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bike Night, Bingo, and Karaoke. 7pm
  • Hobbit (P’Cola): Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $25/$20/$15.” 7:30pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: CineMashup featuring Gremlins & Elves. “Join us as two cozy communities are ravaged by carnage during the most wonderful time of the year by ancient creatures known as Mogwai and a tiny race of Satanic Nazi abominations! Trust me, few movies will get you in the holiday spirit quicker than these two bizzaro horror shows!” 7:30pm
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. “Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. They now have the MoBi food truck! Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams.” 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • Finnegan’s Wake: Waxy Wednesdays. “Feelin' waxy, Tallahassee? That's probably just because it's Wednesday. At Finnegan's Wake, Waxy Wednesday means DJ Ryze will be hitting our floor again to spin some vinyl and get your feet moving tonight. Feeling a bit sour, girls? Not to worry- we'll also have some fantastic $5 drink specials going for all those Tallahassee ladies looking for a bit of fun. Come out and help us get the party started!” 8pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • Krewe de Gras: DÉJÀ VU Latin Wednesdays. “FREE Salsa/Mambo classes by Barry C. Williams. The duration of the class is 9-10 and having a partner is not necessary. If you've never danced Salsa/Mambo before then don't worry about it. The classes are made to be easy and fun so you can come learn some moves and then stay and dance until 2am to the sounds of DJ Jimmy Suave.” 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Corner Pocket: Karaoke. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • The Bark on All Saints: Karaoke with Nathan. “This is brand new and super fun. Nathan has all the songs you could ever want, The Bark is a great space, and there’s a very friendly crowd. If you’re not really into the fratty or country karaoke crowd, this may be your spot. They have mixed drinks, bountiful beer options, and amazing vegan/vegetarian food until 2 am – and I say that as a staunch omnivore.” 9:30pm
  • 926: Women Crush Wednesday. “Welcome Home again Ladies! Located in the Herstoric Brothers Nightclub Venue (later known as Pug Mahone's & Pug's Live), Woman Crush Wednesday, our newest weekly LGBTQ+ event, is going on THIS Wednesday at 926! Social Hour to start at 5pm with our regular Happy Hour Specials followed by Dance Music Clubside at 10pm with DJ Garion Djgg Grant. And show at Midnight! Join us for dinner and cocktails from our fabulous Menu with original items direct from our Head Chef Kyle and drinks from our amazing Bartender Rebecca ! Come join us for the newest Ladies' Night in Tallahassee! The best new way to spend your Wednesday!” 10pm/18+
  • GrassLands Brewing: Winter Social - Audubon Society and Sierra Club. “All are invited to come hang out and drink a couple beers with fellow North Florida nature lovers! This Winter Social is co-hosted by the Big Bend Sierra Club and our friends at the Apalachee Audubon Society. There will be delicious GrassLands beer, the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club will provide snacks, pizza and a showing of beautiful images shot by local nature photographers.” 6pm
  • Club Downunder: Passport: A Multicultural Mosaic. “Celebrate the last week of classes with a trip across the globe and back! Come hear a diverse pallet of world music styles with Didja-Vu, Ecosound Ensemble, Colleen Nixon Band, and Saudade. Stop on by our free food stations for an abundance of unique flavors. Don't fret about making travel arrangements - we'll have stamp-able passports waiting for you at the door to mark off each cultural destination. See you at the club!” 7:30pm/GP $8/18+
  • Island Wing Company: Garnet and Soul. 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Astronomy Night with the "Sky Guy". “A couple of nights after the much-touted “Supermoon” on the 3rd, we expect the telescope will be trained on the moon much of the time, but Ken Kopczynski always manages to fit in some nifty little-known facts about the night sky and what you might expect to see up there. Come for a brief video presentation and talk, then we’ll head outside for a look through the lens.” 8pm
  • The Warrior: Silversel with Despite the Irony, Fugitive Soul, & more TBA. 9pm
THURSDAY 12/7
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday. 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic Night. “Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room!” 7pm/free
  • Hurricane: Ballistic Bingo. 7pm
  • Growler Country: Singo Night! Music Bingo has arrived! “Challenge Entertainment will be hosting this new and unique game of Bingo where a song is played and you match that to your bingo card, instead of a number. We are the only place in town right now to play this new game, so come in and win prizes with every round won!” 7pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: MST3K Thursday featuring The Day The Earth Froze and Jack Frost. 7:30pm
  • Skybox: $10 Cornhole Tourney. 7:30pm
  • La Fiesta: Trivia. 7:30pm
  • The Warhorse: Bar Trivia With Hank: AV Night, All Pictures and Sound Rounds! “This is just pure fun. We sing along, we drink adult libations, we ID pictures of fruits that look like your junk. First and Second Place earn big fat pizzas! Check out the Bar Trivia With Hank FB page for schedules, hints, and extra-point puzzles.” 8pm/free but please sit and drink or buy Hank shots
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. “General Knowledge, 20 questions + Wager Final. $35/$25/$15, and Best Team Name gets a round of shots.” 8pm
  • Island Wings: Bike Night, Lori Kline LIVE. 8pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Junction @ Monroe: Comedy Zone: Frank Del Pizzo & Mark Evans. 9pm
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Brass Tap Midtown: Karaoke with DJ Rah. 9pm-Midnight
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke with Nathan. All the songs. $1 Pabst drafts. 10pm
  • Midtown: Tacky Sweater Bar Crawl & Toy Drive. “That time of year has come and it's time to drink, be jolly, and give back by bringing toys for kids! Wear your tackiest, ugliest, most ridiculous holiday sweater. Bring an unwrapped toy so we can collect and donate to Boys and Girls Club. If you can't stay for a drink but still want to make a donation, you can stop by at any of the locations below and drop off a toy! Tenative Schedule: 6PM-6:55PM Brass Tap; 7PM-7:55PM Wine Loft; 8PM-8:55PM Finnegan’s Wake; 9PM-10PM Fire Betty’s.” 6pm
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Masticate & Educate w/ Michael Hill. “Join retired FWC biologist, Michael Hill, as he takes us on a tour of local Tallahassee lakes such as Lake Jackson, Iamonia, Miccosukee, Munson and more! Come learn the history, ecology, fishery, and environmental issues and ask questions along the way as Michael takes you through his powerpoint on the large projector screen. Bring your appetite as we enjoy hot food and cold refreshments available for purchase by the Crumbox Gastgarden. This is a free and family friendly event!” 6pm
  • The Wilbury: Big Lo, BlackSuperheroMuzik, Artisan P, Tareef KnockOut. 8pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Mèabh’s Mavericks. 8pm/$2
  • 7th Hill Tap Room: Old Soul Revival. 8pm
FRIDAY 12/8
  • 926 Lounge: The Friday Night Party. “Tallahassee's premier LGBTQA dance party night is back again! Pregame with Tom in the pub during happy hour from 4PM-9PM. The dance floor kicks into full gear at 10PM so you can rage to your faves as DJ Carben and DJ Brian Gladden keep you dancing all night. The Drag Show starts at midnight when the 926 Ladies join our hostess Sassy Black on the stage to entertain. It's a show you definitely don't want to miss, so arrive early to get a good seat!” 4pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Backstage Garden Happy Hour. 5pm-8pm
  • Tekesta Park: Barefoot Souls at Food Truck Friday. 5:30pm-8pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Star Wars Spectacular! The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith 7:30pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Island Wing Company: Friday Night Unwind, Keith Taylor Band. 9pm
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Devin Cywinski. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Geo's Pub & Pool (both locations): Karaoke. 10pm-1am
  • Tom Brown: Tekno RC Presents The Fifth Annual Big Bend Shootout. 8am
  • Fifth & Thomas: Pre-show Party with Your Scumbag Neighbors on the Front Patio. 6pm
  • The Plant: Experimental Edge Film Festival Annual Event. 6pm
  • GrassLands Brewing: Black and Pink LGBTQ Prisoner Holiday Card Coloring Party. “The holidays can be a challenging and lonely time when you’re locked up and away from loved ones. We'll be decorating and sending holiday cards to LGBTQ folks who are currently in prison - with a goal of sending 25 cards. The party is one of many happening throughout the nation in conjunction with Black & Pink. Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. For over a decade we have fought to make visible the horrific violence of the prison industrial complex and ultimately build a world without prisons. While public awareness has been growing about the harmful impacts of policing and criminalization on our communities – people are still largely unaware of the horrific violence and isolation faced by LGBT people behind bars. We'll provide card-making supplies. We'll also have more info on ways that you can find an LGBTQ prisoner penpal if you want. Please bring a friend or two, extra card making supplies (no glitter or glue, please), and a donation to help pay for postage, if possible. If you are not able to make it, please consider donating to Black & Pink instead. Every dollar helps to support LGBTQ prisoners.” 8pm
  • FSU Union Green: Winter Wonderland. “Take a trip into a Winter Wonderland on Union Green. Enjoy hot chocolate, holiday treats, carnival games, photo opportunities and more before finals week begins. Be sure to bring all of your friends and wear your favorite (perhaps ugly) sweater to spread the spirit!” 7pm/all ages/free
  • Blue Tavern: The Lark and the Loon. 7pm
  • Backwoods Bistro: Acme Rhythm & Blues WITH the FZB Horns. 8pm
  • Proof: Rachel Hillman Band. 8pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bob Malone. 8pm
  • Club Downunder: of Montreal w/ Christina Schneider's Genius Grant. 8:30pm/GP $20/18+
  • The Wilbury: Get Cozy w/ Cat Family & Food Not Bombs. 9pm/free
  • The Warrior: SUPER BOB w/ Longfinger, Subversive Overdrive and more TBA. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: The Nick Schnebelen Band. 9pm
SATURDAY 12/9
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 10am – 2pm.
  • Cap City Video Lounge: Star Wars Spectacular Part 2: Rogue One, A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi. 11:30am
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: The Brandon Santini Band. 9pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary: Tallahassee’s Longest Running Goth Night. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Fall Farm Day. “Included with general admission! Join us Saturday, December 9th at the Tallahassee Museum for a fun-filled day that celebrates our region’s cultural heritage! Fall Farm Day will host an array of activities and demonstrations celebrating the historic and the contemporary stories of our region’s farmed resources. The event is FREE for Museum Members, all nonmembers will only need to pay Museum admission to attend this event.” 9am-5pm
  • Lofty Pursuits: A Very Lofty Christmas. “Music, Candy Canes, Santa and more, join us for the annual Lofty Christmas celebration. Bring your camera to take photos with Santa. Watch us hand make candy canes. Have fun, it's Lofty Pursuits.” 2pm-6pm
  • The Old Capital: Sweet Florida Stories: Walk Tallahassee Launch. “Join us for some holiday fun and get acquainted with the Walk Tallahassee app. This all-new audio-visual experience carries you through Tallahassee’s historic downtown streets from the convenience of your smart phone or tablet. Experience the festive comfort of the decorated Historic Capitol while you download the app with our free Wi-Fi and enjoy a byte-size serving of the tour with a bite-size cookie and hot cocoa or mulled wine. Find a historic route to your next destination, such as the City of Tallahassee’s Holiday Stroll at Cascades Park, which begins at 6 p.m.” 3pm/free
  • The Grove Museum: Holiday Storytime. “To kick off our celebration of the winter holidays, we will be reading “The Mitten" by Jan Brett. Storytime will be followed by arts & crafts, cold-weather treats, and holiday music. This program is FREE and open to the public. Holiday Storytime at The Grove is reccomended for the whole family, and is an all-ages event.” 3:30pm
  • College Town: 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Festival. Details here. 4pm
  • 621 Gallery: Rock the BBQ. “Ever thought a tasty meal would go great with watching your favorite local bands? The 621 Gallery is hosting a concert for local acts and having BBQ catered. Come support your local contemporary art gallery and join us for some tasty tunes!” 5pm/$5
  • Cascades Park: Holiday Stroll. “The City of Tallahassee Parks Recreation & Neighborhood Affairs Department invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season at the 4th Annual Holiday Stroll. Holly, Jolly sounds will stream through Cascades Park complimenting the sparkling décor for the holidays. Follow the songs of the season along the winding trail as you enjoy the musical and visual styling of different ensembles. As you stroll through the park, stop by the Meridian Plaza and warm your hands with free hot cocoa grab a seat near Imagination Fountain as the water dances to the sounds and lights of the evening show that plays every fifteen minutes during the event.” 6pm-8pm
  • Madison Social: Santahassee - Tallahassee’s Only Santa Bar Crawl. Details right here. *Hank says: I hear the SantaCon in NYC is so drunken and violent that is "has steadily devolved from cleverly subversive to barely tolerable to 'time to lock yourself in your apartment for the day.'” 7pm
  • American Legion Hall: Don Juan and the Sonic Rangers CD Release Party. 7pm/$5 or buy a CD for $10 and get in for free
  • Blue Tavern: Eli Cook. 8pm
  • The Wilbury: Teen Divorce/Dope KNife/Lingua Franca/Camp Green Lake. 9pm/free
  • The Bark: Murmurs, Scumbag Dad, and spoken word by Justis Mills and Darryl. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Danielle Nicole. 9pm
  • The Warrior: Despite The Irony/Sister Sandoz/Defy The Tyrant/Silent Running. 9pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Steven Metz Band. 9:30pm
SUNDAY 12/10
  • Gaines Street and Railroad Ave: The Souk! “Join us every Sunday afternoon for brunch, drinks, shopping, music, and local vendors! Vendors: set-up is always free and we would love to have you! Contact the Wilbury for a map of available set up areas.” Noon
  • Carter Howell Strong Park: Food Not Bombs Meal Share. Noon-2pm
  • Athena’s Garden: Herb Class. 2pm
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Sunday Afternoon Bingo. “This isn't your grandma's bingo! We have a blast with some very cool folks. Cash prizes.” 5pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Cap City Video Lounge and Theater: An Evening With Artist Mark Maddox and Jeffery Shanks, featuring The Shining. 7:30pm
  • Birds: Sunday Night Tea Drag Show. 10pm/$5
  • The Superdome (house venue at 1106 Arkansas St): Coat Drive Punk Show w/ Dark Thoughts. “Alright I was gonna do a local band showcase / coat drive show for the houseless, then I got hit up with this gig and was just going to do a regular show. But now... I'm gonna do both. Show will be at the SUPER DOME! Show is $5 without a coat, but $3 or less WITH A COAT, JACKET, OR SWEATER FOR THE HOUSELESS! I'm told socks would be appreciated as well. All gathered supplies will be donated to FOOD NOT BOMBS! Please check your closets, I'm sure you have stuff that could be put to better use!” 7:30pm
  • The Wilbury: Boston Marriage / Boysin / Sinkwell / Winded. 8pm
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2017.10.11 23:10 911bodysnatchers322 Transcript of George Webb Video Series Part 175: "Hillary's Leakers, Hackers, and Henchmen" [@Georgwebb / #HRCRatlne]

  • Day 348.2. How Pay To Play Works With Stand-Ins. - YouTube
    • OK Day 378 part two
    • Suppose you wanted to make money shipping things but it's not your Navy
    • But you want to make money shipping things anyway it's not your Navy
    • Wait a minute I still want to make money shipping things
    • Well if my grandfather was in the Navy and I would and I was in the Navy even though I crashed a lot of jets
    • And my dad was in the Navy we were all admirals or my dads were and grandfather was anyway
    • I think I should be able to use a Navy to make money
    • {{ 911bs: he's talking 'bout John McCain, who is going to die of cancer because if he doesn't then it's not a miracle, its that he's an elite and has special technology they aren't divulging. And so we should demand to know how he survives with <5% chance given his age and the type of cancer. My point is John McCain is going to die. Tick Tock, death dealer. No one will miss such an evil man }}
    • I want to use the US Navy to make money
    • Hey I got a great idea I'll make a partnership with a guy over at CIA the CIA's makin stuff that can't be shipped any other place their covert operations
    • I know his name his name is David Petraeus
    • I'll make a deal with David Petraeus to sell and ship all the stuff that we say we're not doing
    • That's a great idea I'll use somebody else's Navy to ship somebody else's weapons to make money
    • What are we gonna call that let's call it "blue water" let's call it blue waters since there's more than one water
    • There's seven seas right
    • So there's let's call it blue water okay
    • So let's see out of Florida we'll have this thing which uses white phosphorus to make these little missiles that fit inside car trunks
    • We'll call that Chemring
    • We'll do this other thing that uses depleted uranium and we'll have that and we'll call that purple shovel because it makes purple when you throw it and-- you depleted uranium goes purple when you throw in the water--and then we're gonna be digging it up
    • So those are gonna be two businesses right
    • How about one other one like like makes fun of tuna fish like seven seas like--remember the seven seas tuna fish
    • Yeah that's gonna be for the food division the food division of blue water
    • The food division of blue water really isn't the food division of blue water--just just a hint
    • Now you remember the movies you remember the movies
    • Yeah this a long time ago I don't know if they still do this but there's the scene where the guys playing the scene and then all of a sudden he's gonna get punched the the key guys gonna get punched
    • They bring in this thing they call a stand-in the stand-in stands there bad he gets punched it's like
    • Well we've got to do another take then I get punched again
    • So sometimes the standards really take a beating but sometimes the stand ends don't
    • Sometimes you can go 14 years 13 years and never take a punch
    • The stand-in in this case if you want to run this blue water business between McCain and Petraeus you can't run it out of the Capitol building
    • It would look funny hey mr. Senator you're supposed to be doing Senate stuff
    • Hey mr. CIA director you're supposed to be doing CIA stuff you're not supposed to be running blue water you're not supposed to be running Cameron you're not supposed to be running purple shovels you're not supposed to be running 7seas that's not right
    • So you get a stand-in
    • You get another country to stand in boom right
    • And that's gonna be Otay you're gonna get to stand in 2009
    • You're gonna have Qatar doing that before 2001 to 2009 but 2009
    • Just keep it easy
    • You can have Otay and we're gonna make him a good-looking stand-in
    • These could be a good-looking guy he's gonna have all the fun get it go around get all the girls
    • But the idea is you need to recruit we need to show you guys how to recruit all the things that you need to put this ratline together
    • And the one way that we know best here at CIA is you start with a bag of rice
    • And you all you need is a rowboat washing up on shore and a bag of rice
    • Now with that bag of rice I want you to go to a strip club and I want you to sample that bag of rice with all the strippers there
    • Now one of those strippers is really really gonna like you for being their rice supplier right and then that's the stripper that we're gonna work with first
    • Now we're gonna go fight a rich guy that's doing weapons business up here
    • And we're gonna film him with that stripper and you tell the stripper that when she sleeps with that guy and we film it, then she gets more rice
    • And if she doesn't do that she doesn't think that's right just wait a week until she's really strung out, then we ask her to do it
    • Again, get how that goes she's gonna need somebody with low light cameras to make these guys--want to go sleep with that stripper right
    • So that we can show them later a picture
    • We'll put a teddy bear in there or put something that's really memorable in the back scene
    • So that in all we have to do then from then on is just show them that teddy bear
    • Hey the NDAA votes coming up
    • Here's a teddy bear remember where we saw that teddy bear last?
    • That's how it works
    • So that's called brown stoning
    • It's named after the brown stone that Barney Frank used to have DC madam with Franklin scandal all of these as old as midnight climax
    • Operation midnight climax with CIA going back to the 50s I think in San Francisco right
    • So that's what's happening here
    • Otay is just a stand-in okay
    • Now the reason why Otay I published a whole bunch of things on Twitter today about OTay is he's taking all this money from-- you're putting it in different banks around the world you're trying to confuse people
    • You put the money the drug money in Malaysia
    • You kick it back through foundations it's all trying to--confuse you with the complexity of it all
    • Now here's where it ties into Imran Awan
    • You need somebody who is running an Intelligence operation to know if you're gonna get caught to warn the ship's don't go into port
    • Don't go into Charleston go into Savannah
    • We got dark weapons coming into Charleston--no no no go into Savannah
    • That's why you need Coast Guard Border Protection Customs and Border Protection
    • That's why you need DHS
    • That's why you have Andre Carson
    • That's why you have Nadia Aman
    • That's why you have Imran up there for the sole reason of warning--it's a warning system
    • Imran is a warning system and he's also an insurance system
    • Because anybody who wants to do an investigation up there of what's happening with these dark weapons or the rice business or any other business, you can just say hey wait a minute remember that teddy bear? Remember that teddy bear?
    • So that's how it all works kind of top-down starting with the Senator and moving down
    • So if you we just had a whole bunch of new stuff come out with the Imran sending hundreds of pages hundreds of pages
    • You saw that this morning of the suspicious activity reports sending the money out sending the money out
    • It's gonna be the Congressional Credit Union that's the funnel
    • And as I said before Pir Mohammed Shah is gonna be a guy that this Congress has worked with before going all the way back to 1979
    • It's Zbigniew Brzezinski and the Mujahideen
    • So nothing's changed it just basically not even change the names
    • They just I don't know they just kind of went silent for a month and then just started up operations again
    • So I hope that helps the understanding this whole thing this whole pay-to-play
    • I wanted to wait on the drugs yes there's child in the 15 year old brides the 14 year old brides
    • I really really really want to stay away from that
    • I know everybody's gonna say is Jaquayla one of those?
    • People that's being used I'm not saying that she is or she is and I think we need to learn more that's the important piece of focusing in on Sprayer
    • Because then you see the whole thing in operation you see a person who maybe is being disadvantaged or used to do something she doesn't want to do - then compromise somebody up here
    • So that somebody gets a whole bunch of money in a contract
    • That's why Jaquayla is so important
    • The other people are important in this story which is going to be Moorman and also Janiak because they're both contractors for the Army
    • They're both Army contractors and in this scenario the Navy is taking advantage of the Army
    • The Army is the target
    • The Navy is making money shipping stuff back and forth to the Army
    • Hope that's clear
    • So Moormon and Jani AK early deaths then they're kids dying early I think Mormons kid died at 21 now
    • Those are the things to look for in any kind of kiss and kill situation
    • The CIA calls it kiss and kill and kiss and no pill
    • Kiss and no pill is just where you convince your girlfriend that you're giving rise to that she should have a baby with somebody
    • Kiss and kill is obviously where you were after they become husband and wife and you can you kill the guy to get his business
    • So I hope that helps
    • Gonna go to go to court now
  • Day 348.3. Petraeus, Libya, Syria, and Pay To Play In American History - YouTube
    • Day 340 8.3 Wicklund testimony at the Benghazi trial
    • Wicklund just ended if you don't remember he was a diplomatic security services guy the last person in that safe room with Shawn Smith and ambassador Stevens
    • The cross-examination was today Peterson--a little short gal who's kind of got a lot of fight in her
    • Did the cross-examination
    • She did not touch that that moment when they were in the safehouse there--the little safe room--one minute it's light next minute it's dark next minute it's light next minute it's dark
    • She did not touch that part of the testimony at all
    • Because she's not going for his David Petraeus behind Benghazi
    • She's going for I want to get my client off and that really didn't have anything to do with that
    • But my intention is to inform the American people that Petraeus was behind Benghazi
    • And he was also behind Timber Sycamore which was Syria
    • And his intention of going to Turkey with folks like the diplomatic services and the folks like the other folks that have testified here was to practice the overthrow and the removal of Christopher Stevens
    • So they could get the weapons located at the February 17 camp, and then move those weapons to Syria to undergo operation Timber Sycamore
    • This is American history this is what happens with David Petraeus
    • You're used as an ambassador to achieve the first ends
    • The first elicit means the first illegal takeover the first illegal takeover of another sovereign country without any involvement of anybody over there and no involvement of anybody up there on Capitol Hill or the president for that matter that Barack Obama
    • Just Hillary Clinton the Secretary of State
    • Then stab that person in the back arranged for that person's untimely demise
    • And we also how Christopher Stevens died
    • Then take those weapons and then break all the promises you made to the first group and then go and take those and put those and give those to Syria to enable yet another pay-to-play scheme
    • So there's another pay-to-play player that I left out which is called Intra-ordnance
    • Intra-ordnance is in Charlotte that's where you're going to get those AK 47s
    • So you're gonna have these Gleaners these Gleaners these Gleaners that are combing the battlefield bringing back those used weapons to Charlotte North Carolina to intro ordinance and they're going to be a part of the Blue Mountain group as well in Charlotte
    • So there's gonna be David Petraeus personal play I'm not saying Thompkins as involves Tompkins Tompkins I'm not saying Tompkins is involved
    • So anyway there's your players
    • This is what is playing out right here today
    • It's unfortunate that the debt that the defense didn't go right in and expose this for what this is
    • Which was an illegal operation to take out Qaddafi take his money take his gold and then move on to Syria
  • Day 348.4. Buff Master Charlie's Spin and Spin Tile Floor and the Benghazi "Attack" - YouTube
    • OK Day 348 of the Benghazi trial right up here at John Wilkes Booth walk way
    • I got to tell you the prosecution made another huge mistake they showed two little clips of video
    • There was a great agent that came in tall good-looking guy looks like fantastic million dollars
    • But the problem is as they showed him going between two buildings
    • Let's just call this the office right here right here
    • And then he's shown going between this other building and this other building in the videotape
    • And if he's got his--machine gun and he throws a smoke grenade he goes from building to building
    • The only problem is there's no detritus there's nothing that the supposedly already 60 people have gone in this building and turned it upside down looking for ambassador Stevens, right?
    • So there go in this in this foyer of this other building
    • This this Cantina they call it
    • And that's the tape that you see--that's the first clip
    • The second clip is him going in there getting the two agents out
    • And then going and getting into a car and then going over to the third building building C, which is the nicest building where ambassador Stevens is
    • The only problem is when you go in this building here--let's say this is the lobby area--it looked like right after an ice hockey game where they get done making ice perfect
    • It looked like like Buff master Charlie it looked like muff master buff master Charlie had shined this thing to a shine that you could you could shave him this shine on this on this floor
    • Now in the middle of the floor was one gas can was one gas can, perfectly placed almost like "hey guys when we're done here here's your gasoline to burn all the evidence"
    • I mean it was just I couldn't believe they showed it but it was it was it was like guys going home and then going through but no broken glass no smoke
    • Now the agent said everything was turned over topsy-turvy inside that building B inside that kids Cantina
    • And they had come in the gate right let's say that's the gate they had come in the game shooting explosions all--60 guys he said he's seen these guys come running in
    • Well where was that activity on that hyped up Ness when I came in this and to building B the cantina
    • They went in and they turned everything topsy-turvy inside but when they got on the buff master Charlie's--skating rink they tiptoed they tiptoed right they tiptoed
    • They took extra special because there was not a scuff mark not a scuff mark not one piece of dirt on buff master Charlie's beautiful ice rink
    • The prosecution I don't know if you can get an F- but you got an F- today for the prosecution
    • Because buff master Charlie's ice rink buff master Charlie's ice rink is the killer
    • And that shows that the cameras were working why wouldn't you show also the 60 guys going in to the building be the Cantina
    • Because the cameras were working remember the two guys the two agents that the one guy goes in and rescues come out right
    • And they walk across buff master Charlie's ice rink--how about the video where's the video?
    • Also in this building the office there was a technical communication going on to Rosslyn, Virginia
    • That's the national communication centers right actually by the Pentagon
    • It's actually in the Pentagon right she have constant communication with video
    • Where was the metadata?
    • Why didn't they introduce the metadata to the court?
    • Where was Christopher Stevens if he couldn't call when he was inside the annex
    • Where was his text messages where is this text messages
    • So it was just one of those situations where the metadata did not match the testimony complete opposite
    • It looked like Buckmaster charlie it looked like Buckmaster charlie had just done the best shine you could ever imagine on a floor
    • Literally it was like right out of a spick-and-span commercial
  • Day 349.1. New Axis of Intelligence Forming in Trump Administration - YouTube
    • This is Day 349 these are the days of pay to play and we're kind of drilling down on pay to play here in Washington DC
    • This is significant this just came out yesterday this is general mattis Mad Dog Madison mattis who you might have heard me talked to a couple of people that fought for him and had just very high opinions of him
    • That the black Army guy who had the six tours of duty in both Afghanistan and Iraq have nothing but good things to say about General Mad Dog Mattis
    • So even though McManus is a Marine and this was an Army guy he's still had tremendous respect
    • Mattis is going to break the connection with Pakistan
    • This is big big news
    • This shows a recognizance inside the Intelligence community
    • Inside the DoD
    • That Pakistan has terrorist ties
    • They have a terrorist spy network in Congress
    • It's exactly exactly a remake of how they tapped the Indian Parliament with all the cellphones and the email
    • And using honey traps or brownstone operations or compromising young women however you want to look at it
    • Exactly the same operation that they used to compromise the Army Indian Army generals is the same exact tactics they used here in Tampa Florida for CENTCOM in Washington DC here and also in New York
    • So this is all going to be coming out
    • We're going to be using that India template over and over again to examine the modus operandi of Imran Awan and the spy gang here
    • But it's almost going to be an exact replica the interesting thing about this is believe it or not it's called a "Mena"
    • It's called a Mena when you are a major non-nato Ally and it's it's pronounced Mena even though it's M and a which is basically you are a Mena Airport supplier
    • This is what it's come to mean---meaning I will trade drugs for arms
    • It's what it's come to mean at DoD and
    • And Mattis looks like he's shutting this down
    • Now the other key guy who and I wasn't able to make this testimony over on the Senate side, because I was at the pay-to-play trial of Benghazi
    • So I was over to doing another pay-to-play trial over--poking holes in the Benghazi testimony
    • But Dunford here Joint Chiefs of Staff ahead of the joints you step I was able to interview his translator in Afghanistan young young Afghani guy
    • So nothing but good things to say about Dunford as well Dunford is on the case Mattison
    • Dunford make a powerful axis of good in my opinion
    • And here again, Dunford said is clear it is clear it is clear to me that ISI has connections with terrorist groups
    • Imran want works for ISI
    • This information can and will be going to terrorist groups
    • Especially DHS information for people coming in and out of the country for Customs and Border Patrol for what they bring in out of the country
    • This is we're talking about the United States
    • Capitol Hill
    • We're not talking about some foreign land here
    • We're talking about the United States Capitol Hill and Northern Virginia safe houses okay
    • So this is the first real recognizance that I've seen between Mattis and Dunford that this is the new I see a new nexus of Intelligence forming in the DoD-recognizance that this connection--a spy ring is actually does exist
    • These terrorist groups are in safe houses in Northern Virginia and we need to distance ourselves now
    • We can't have a spy ring in Congress logging in every hour that's just not good security
    • So this is good
    • So anyway I just wanted to show this this just came out
    • I'm sorry I couldn't make the hearing because I was over
    • But I did interview the interpreter when he was in Afghanistan--Dunford's interpreter
    • I'll continue to try to cover both sides of the hill here and down the hill up the hill
    • But follow this story, because it there is a Wray ray of hope here with Madison Dunford with this new kind of axis of Intelligence is what I would call it
    • And I will continue to cover the the flawed testimony over at the pay-to-play Benghazi hearings or Benghazi trial
    • Where they're trying this cabdriver that they picked out of a grainy out of a grainy film out of grainy video
    • So I'll keep covering that as that information keeps coming
  • Day 349.2. Why They Would Kill Ken Janiak - To Run a GSA Intercept - YouTube
  • NO Autocaptions
  • McCain went to Petraeus
  • Petraeus put a spy ring in congress
  • Chemring, Purple Shovel, bluesky, 7seas rice biz on 4 continents,
  • All these orig came from Tampa Fla, taking advantage of CENTCOM
  • SOCOM attacking CENTCOM
  • Petraeus said 'let's go Navy and attack the whole army'
  • That's Bengazi, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan
  • The whole picture is coming into focus exactly who is responsible.
  • It's a very small number of people responsible, controlling many others through compromising and compartmentalization
  • It's an easy conspiracy to unwind if you know the conspirators
  • It's not a theory, it's a conspiracy ring
  • Imran Awan is the key to unwind it, probably because of sloppiness, footprints around safehouses all over the world
  • If you keep pulling at these threads
  • Sprayer Sprayer is going to be a microcosm of ISI and their operations around the world.
  • It's going to be a model to look for around the world
  • Take over a person, maybe kill them, identity theft, take their name, intercept, intercept their mail so if they are taking registered mail
  • Say I'm a GSA broker--they know all about the governement. It's like me at Sun microsystems how I know all about the systems
  • Hire a consultant like Ken Jeniak or LMI consultant; before that he was an army procurement expert
  • Came over to run GSA and taught people how to jump the hoops
  • The people selling stuff through congress and through GSA they are the ones with the purse strings...they are the ones saying GSA it's up to you to sell the stuff..here's the money GSA <
  • Day 349.3. Document Drop For Weapons Cache Locations? - YouTube
    • OK Day 349 here you can see the Capitol kind of in through the distance to the labor building there
    • There's this agent OVEN O V E N and I think oven I don't know if that's a real name I'm expecting agent microwave and it's any time now
    • But he just completed his testimony the direct and then now they've started cross cross-examination
    • Again, they didn't go for the buff master charlie spick-and-span foyer
    • They didn't touch anything about going between the office and the cantina, where he got those are the two guys out
    • Didn't touch that
    • But what they did is in that same corridor between the two buildings let's say between here and there it's it's a carport basically
    • You could see guys coming in this is after they've left after the two guys gone in and got the two agents out and they've left
    • You can see the rebels or whoever just walking out with maps in one arm and a computer in the other arm and these other two guys are carrying this gigantic diplomatic pouch
    • It looks like it's got some big bulky item
    • It doesn't look like it has a bunch of mail and it looks like it's I mean I I just thought of a huge cake of heroin
    • But it's got there's two guys carrying this a gigantic diplomatic pouch and then this guy coming out with literally an armful of maps
    • So what are the first thing you do at a diplomatic mission is destroying that stuff
    • Before you leave your post you destroy that stuff you don't give that stuff to the enemy
    • That's like giving the maps to the weapons the first thing I thought of is this is a Dumbo drop
    • This is a dead drop they used to call it a dead drop or a document drop or a dock drop or a-- a Joe we're just a drop--
    • It's like you I couldn't be more obvious in actually trying to
    • I mean the only other thing that would beat this would be a live drop where we actually hand the maps you hand the diplomatic pouch to the enemy--
    • It couldn't have been worse I literally then I am not lying a US car a US armoured vehicle Toyota Highlander then pulled up right where that gentleman's standing right there
    • And then they loaded up and they start loading it up with laptops and PCs and so forth...and then the film cuts off
    • Again, the testimony whatever the testimony is it doesn't agree with the facts
    • The facts are: they did not destroy the documents
    • The facts are they walked out in a very leisurely pace with a gigantic diplomatic pouch
    • And an armful of maps which would have the locations of the weapons caches
    • This is not what the prosecution or the defense has painted
    • This is a drop this is a document drop for the rebels
    • To get the to get the arms and to send them to Syria
    • I'm sorry it's the facts all the testimony means nothing if you have the video that says something exactly the opposite
  • Day 349.4. Buffmaster Charlie's Tile Floor Taking a Beating - YouTube
    • Day 340 this is part four third person agent Harrison just testified
    • Agent Harrison is the guy who goes didn't gets rescued
    • So the first guy if you remember agent Oven was gonna go one guy go get the two guys
    • I'll walk down here just a little bit well here I'll make this the place where I'm gonna go in and get the two guys
    • I'm Agent Oven I kind of looks like Justin Trudeau if-- Justin Trudeau from [Prime Minister Canada] you're good look tall good-looking guy okay
    • So anyway agent if you remember correctly from yesterday these were gonna run in here and he's going to get those two two guys out of there two agents and they're in this back room okay
    • So then he brings them out and they come out through here they have guns...they come out through the lobby
    • And then they go over here to the annex okay
    • Now there's the buff master Charlie--that's the buff master Charlie perfect tile floor
    • Now 15 people have just come in here and created havoc inside
    • But there's the buff master Charlie perfect floor
    • So that was yesterday's testimony
    • Now today's testimony is going to be from one of the guys that was inside--one of the guys who was inside
    • Guy named Harrison
    • So what happens with them is before Justin Trudeau gets in there and saves those two guys these two guys come out of this building B and they see only about thirty feet away they see a whole bunch of bad guys so then they run back in the building
    • Again, they run across buff master Charlie's tile floor--so they run out across but master Charlie's shiny tile floor and they run back...
    • Then they come out at third time with their guns to go over back to the first office
    • That floor is taking a beating!!
    • You've got insurgents going in 15 going in 15 going out you've got three or four traipsies--I'm talking about guys or in life and death situations buff master Charlie's floor looks like an ice rink
    • It looks like the most--it's almost I near than that floor
    • If I was the relatives of anybody who died in this Christopher Stevens or Sean Smith or the other two, I would be saying, "hey wait a minute you can't bring in video the last second"
    • HEY SCRUNCH
    • "You can't bring in video you can't bring in video in the last minute and and with no discovery with no discovery for the defense--zero discovery you can't do that"
    • And then all of a sudden says, "well wait a minute we've never seen this before"
    • No the defense gets to look at your evidence and discovery
    • They can see hey buff Master Charlie why does it have why does it have a shine what where'd that shine come from?
    • If it's just a-- we got the guys running in and out there with automatic weapons grenades pull stuff over...why the shine on buff master Charlie's tile floor why the shine there's other inconsistencies
    • Like where the keys inside to Justin Trudeau bring out the keys Agent Oven or do they go back in and get keys do they turn to the left
    • So they turn the right when they exited all these things when they they left ambassador there
    • Now they left ambassador Stevens there when they also had the CIA force--the CIA contractors GRS were there with Tyrone Woods
    • So there was quite a little coven of strength there with automatic weapons, radios, and so forth...when they left ambassador Stevens there as well
    • I don't really want to drill on that
    • I really want to drill on the one thing about buff master Charlie because buff master Charlie's tile floor tells the whole story
    • It tells the whole story that all three of these testimonies are fictitious
  • Day 349.5. Government Calls an Audible - Introduces Real Footage - YouTube
    • Ok Day 349 is part 5 I think
    • Court's adjourned for the day and the one thing I think the government called an audible I think the government called an audible here
    • The government called an audible with real footage
    • If you remember correctly there's three buildings there's the A is the office B is the villa that they go back and forth and C is where ambassador Stevens is
    • So let's call this building A
    • And let's call this building B
    • And there's an entrance let's say this thing here is an entrance
    • And this is what I've been thinking the other side of this is the buff master Charlie perfect tile floor
    • Well the prosecution just introduced a new surveillance footage and it looks like it's the real surveillance
    • It's at a much farther angle it's much more distant
    • Now I'm on the inside of the building these guys walking the camera angle is about like this these guys walking out
    • It's much further away. It's very orange-ey much different grain of the perfect video that I saw yesterday
    • And it's it's got a little splotch in the corner--a little orange spots that I didn't see yesterday
    • And it shows this one of these guys one of the terrorists walking out with this guy's harrison suit jacket
    • He supposedly has his laptop as well
    • Much different camera angle. It's way back over this way shot at a distance and there's two try this on the floor, but not a lot
    • They're casually walking out with this stuff it doesn't look like they're in hot pursuit or anything or they're chasing anybody which isn't consistent with the testimony
    • The other angle is much closer here and then there's this can of gasoline sitting out in the middle of the floor and that isn't in the real footage
    • So there's inconsistencies
    • I imagine they'll just get rid of the original footage
    • And go with the original orangie footage which should be interesting, because it shows the government has the footage of when they came in, when they came out, of the whole sequence
    • So now this for the families is discoverable that's the key here
    • Is they have the footage they just introduced it they just introduced the real footage
    • So that means the families now can go get that real footage and let's see the whole sequence of events rather than these little Snippets
    • Let's see the whole sequence of events of what really happened present that to the American people
  • Day 349.6. Don't Run Away From Your Protectee If You Want To Be in DSS - YouTube
    • This is Day 349 this is part six and the only thing I'm gonna say this isn't news or anything but I'm just gonna say the testimony that I've seen from the three different DSS guys this is Diplomatic Security Service
    • They're political military officers
    • One guys in Los Angeles one guys in San Francisco another guy they won't say where he is they all train together
    • The CIA trains in teams of thre
    • So what does I mean they're they're in LA and when a foreign dignitary comes in visits, they're there
    • That's what the FBI is for
    • We have all this repetition and replication right
    • And the other thing is you don't leave a protectee--you don't leave a protectee
    • Don't go into the diplomatic security service if you're gonna leave a protectee
    • Christopher Stevens could have run outside of the annex and been hiding anywhere on the grounds
    • Plus reinforcements had arrived
    • Not only did the whole DSS team was there reinforcements had arrived with Tyrone woods
    • So you laughter protectee what you didn't know the protectee was dead!
    • Don't go into the service if you want to leave protectees: that's your job!
    • Navy SEALs the Navy SEALs know this: you never leave a man behind
    • And that's just a regular normal grunt Navy SEAL you don't leave a freaking protectee behind!!! That is insanity
    • So the first reaction I have is this the mission of these guys especially Harrison, coming in with Harrison came in with with ambassador Stevens on the tenth
    • The mission wasn't to protect
    • Now I don't think they killed him or anything
    • But I think they were over here--at the pool
    • But they weren't over and they were at the pool in building C
    • And just behind them 50 feet behind them is the Ambassador
    • When I hear the shots fired
    • I don't run to the office
    • I don't run to the--50 yards that way
    • I go in there--If right here I start hearing chance and I'm the protectee for somebody I run in there
    • I'm gonna protect who's in there
    • What they did as soon as they heard shots--as soon as you heard the explosion at the gate C1 you run for your protectee!!
    • You don't run away! You don't run away! You run toward your protectee
    • That's what I don't get
    • And it's a team of three and all three all three ran away from their protectee all three
    • {{ 911bs: Cowards die running away. }}
  • Day 350 - Awan Spy Ring in Congress - Summary Day Before Court - YouTube
    • OK it's Day 350 and this is gonna be a short and sweet one
    • It's gonna just be a very simple explanation that you can send to your friends that don't really even know about the a spy ring in Congress
    • The Imran and Awan spy ring in Congress
    • So [IMRAN AWAN] is a person that's been close to Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner have been configuring phones for them
    • Blackberries especially as well as doing all sorts of pay-to-play exercises for dark weapons {{ dark weapons = banned by UN, immoral weapons like sarin, chemical weapons, white phosphorus and depleted uranium }}
    • And just about everything you can think of as far as Hillary Clinton's ratlines--what we call ratlines {{ ratlines = criminal network for trafficking of contraband }}
    • So I'm just going to take you through you being a juror tomorrow morning at 9:30 in courtroom 2 at DC district court
    • Imran's gonna have his I believe they're gonna set a trial date if they didn't already make a deal
    • I think they made a deal on Friday just based on metadata, but we'll see
    • Imran Awan and Hina Alvi will be in court
    • So Thomas Payne will be there live streaming hopefully we'll all be able to get a live update for the situation
    • If I was doing this if I was the prosecution I would just basically summarize it all with this one slide this one slide is ladies and gentlemen of the jury--we have several reports that we have available to us that this court has been blinded from
    • This Court has not been given five key reports that will shed light on this case
    • The first is there was a break-in of the Rayburn office building in a phone booth where there was an illegal network access
    • We know that there was an illegal access of the network by someone who has been told not to be on the network that's Imran Awan
    • So that's the first thing he's been caught red-handed with the evidence in hand
    • Caught red-handed
    • Secondly they are being tried here for bank fraud
    • We know there's a credit union investigation for far beyond the two homes that are involved...
    • ...And far beyond the two mortgages that are involved in this case
    • That information needs to be presented
    • The credit union investigation needs to be presented to this judge and to eventually to the jury
    • We also know that there's an inspector general report, which talks about 5,100 illegal logins over a seven-month period of time that Imran, his brother, and a chosen surrogate who was never vetted made into this Congressional Network
    • We still don't know if Rao Abbas--Imran's chosen confederate--is still accessing the network once an hour once an hour
    • And this is the most sensitive information in the Congress: Foreign Affairs, Intel and Homeland Security
    • We also have a witness another material witness here this marine on April 10th
    • I interviewed him he testified as well as on video that there was government laptops Blackberries and pryed hard drives
    • llegally stolen government marked pryed hard drive damaged hard drives
    • That's a sure sign of malicious activity to cover up a crime
    • You can't see it here because of the strip but hundreds we also have hundreds of pages hundreds of FBI pages of what they call suspicious activity reports SARs
    • Suspicious activity reports or SARS
    • Those are money transfers to Pakistan
    • It's not for buying real estate in Pakistan and you give little payments every month no
    • Those suspicious activity reports are for large volumes of money typically associated with the illegal weapons trade and illegal drug trade
    • We need to see those suspicious activity reports
    • And the judge needs to see those suspicious activity reports
    • And then finally we have proof of several orders
    • We have a Congressional member this morning coming out and saying that this one order of 150 Iphones which was illegally sent to Imran's house is the tip of the iceberg, as I have been saying for months
    • Tip of the iceberg
    • The court needs to see all the CDW orders that were done through the GSA program
    • All, Over a period of 13 years to get the full totality of how much hacking and doping has been going on in the Congress
    • Remember the defendant is not doing this for expediency
    • He is sending them to Pakistan
    • The SIM chips are petty in other operations for other spying operations in other countries like India, have copied those SIMS and put them in an intercept box to intercept all the text and voice communication of different members of Congress
    • I believe that same thing is going on here
    • We have another witness at another location that talks about how he may have used a server--a private server--either at this Hawkshead location or at the Sprayer house location
    • So ladies and gentlemen the jury I'd like to present all this evidence before we hear the first word of testimony I'd like to present all the documentation evidence before here the first word of testimony to inform the testimony thereafter
    • Making sure that it's within the parameters of this information
    • That's it
    • So tomorrow we'll see what the judge says
    • We'll see if the judge considers any of this information
    • I've tried many times with different legal motions
    • We may have one more card to play here in the waning hours
    • But that's my summation
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2017.09.27 00:48 4Play1013 [HR] Screening

“Flight 1013 to Detroit will be boarding at Gate 7. I repeat, Flight 1013 from Madison to Detroit will be boarding at Gate 7,” the gate agent says distractedly. The airport is teeming with people. It’s the weekend before Christmas and many are flying across the country to spend the holidays with loved ones. I deplane at Gate 7, occupying a seat at the same gate. I set down my briefcase, a rich blue leather piece, at my feet. I am short and well built, but otherwise plain looking. I am dressed in a nice suit, neither expensive looking nor shabby. The average person would peg me as Asian, though it is unlikely that any could distinguish my country of origin. My English is passable and draws no suspicion; my name is vague. I have no other luggage. I sit and wait.
The Dane County Regional Airport is a simple building. It is made up of two stories, laid out from east to west. The ground level consists of a modest baggage claim, a souvenir shop that peddles Midwestern tchotchkes, and a ticket booth. A trip up a flight of escalators reveals the security checkpoint, a coffee shop, and the single humble terminal. The gates are arranged from 1 through 13, all in a neat row. Madison is an unpretentious city with an airport to match. Simply because the airport is unassuming in terms of expanse does not mean that it lacks modern accouterments. The baggage claim is outfitted with state-of-the-art readouts that let travelers know the location of their luggage. All stores have self- checkout options and several televisions. The ticket booths are all automated. Each TSA officer is equipped with high-tech tablets that offer security information on each passenger. All gates feature kiosks that allow guests to order food from the coffee shop and preorder food and drinks for the flight and giant televisions that broadcast closed- captioned news that relay the dismal state of the United States government. From wall to wall, it seems, are screens that allow for connectivity and efficiency.
For as full as the airport had become in the past few hours, it was incredibly quiet. From the minute a traveler entered the Dane Country Regional Airport to the moment they cleared the runway, their face was buried in a screen. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, The New York Times, stocks, news, politics, YouTube, games. All of it sent from the ether of the Internet directly to the eyes and ears of the hungry public. It was perfect.
I look around, disgusted. I had been briefed, but never could have imagined it being this bad. Everyone is looking down at their phones or some other screen, their necks angled downwards at near-impossible angles creating lasting humps. Most of them are so fat, waddling around to the nearest screen, craving that connection to the outside world. It was no wonder Americans distrusted their government and despised Russia, I think to myself. I would distrust my officials, too, if I was constantly bombarded with the tragedies of my country, the failures of my people, and the ruin of my nation at the hands of my enemies. It was forced down their throats 24/7. Luckily, this is not my reality. I glance at my watch. 3:27. Three minutes until the show begins.
I methodically open the buckle of my briefcase. I look to my left and right, careful to not draw any attention. Out of the briefcase, I retrieve a pair of earplugs and sunglasses. The earplugs are small and nude colored, form-fitted to my ears. The sunglasses are not showy. They are a pair of simple, black wayfarers. When worn, they completely seal around my eyes and the lenses are not transparent. I examine the earplugs and the glasses, inspecting them for imperfections. This is more of a nervous action, as there are several backup pairs of each in the briefcase. I do not put them on just yet. I know that I must wait for as long as I can to limit the possibility of a security breach. I look around the airport. I cannot help but feel a little remorseful. I understand, at a human level, that these people have lives. Politics don’t change that. At the ordering kiosks I can see two small redheaded girls, a novelty in my country, ordering food with their mother. The younger girl is wearing a pair of glasses and is reading off menu items to her older sister. They are both laughing. They are the only two in the entire airport that are conversing with one another. The rest of the airport remains silent. I notice this lack of human interaction, stumbling out of my daze, mission reaffirmed.
The digital readout at Gate 7 says that Flight 1013 to Detroit will board in twenty-two minutes, the gate agent too engrossed in her phone to make an announcement over the PA. The atomic clock overhead reads 3:29. I put in my earplugs and situate my sunglasses. My world goes dark.
Nobody notices when all of the digital clocks change from 3:29 to 3:30. Why would they? They notice when The Broadcast comes through. It simultaneously appears on all of the airport kiosks, televisions, TSA tablets, and the personal screens that are connected to the public Wi-Fi, which is all of them. The Broadcast is basic, utilitarian. There is no satanic imagery, no excessive gore, and no hypnotic swirling pattern. Instead, what flashes on the screen is a carefully researched extensively tested series of flashing lights and audio tones. The patterns shift according to unfathomably specific algorithms. The sound is not wholly unpleasant. It is simply a pitch that rises and falls in uneven bursts, crafted by the world’s leading minds. Each segment of The Broadcast was crafted painstakingly to achieve the desired effect. Pandemonium.
State police officers near security previously watching the television unholster their firearms and begin shooting recklessly into crowds of people, cutting down swaths of travelers. Bullets enter tissue, tearing muscle from bone. Gate agents dive headfirst off of unoccupied jet ways and land with wet thuds on the tarmac, their bodies slowly covered with reddening snow. Baristas pour boiling coffee down their throats and in their eyes, shattering the pots and carving anyone in their way. The mother of the two girls at the kiosk breaks the neck of her older daughter and snaps the temples off of the glasses of the younger daughter, first slamming the plastic shard through the skull of her own child and then impaling herself. Pilots, receiving The Broadcast through their plane’s HUD, drive the jets through the windows of the airport. The turbines, straining to push the jets further into the airport, suck in those who are not diving headfirst into them, spraying a crimson mist into the cold Wisconsin air. I sit, unaware.
Those who aren’t killing others are killing themselves. Those who are unable to commit suicide or kill others, small children or the elderly, busy themselves with mutilation. They gnaw on their limbs, scoop their eyes out, and when they can do no more damage, they wait patiently for someone to kill them. People that have no immediate means of attacking others raid shops, arming themselves with beer mugs, sharp key chains, heavy liquor bottles, and anything else that can kill. Some forget whom they set out to kill and simply end their own lives. There is no screaming. Nobody complains or cries out in anguish. There is only death.
The Broadcast ends at 3:40, four minutes and eighteen seconds after the last remaining traveler died.
My watch buzzes, alerting me that it is safe to remove my protective equipment. I am suspicious, but comply. For those chaotic ten minutes I steeled myself for what I was about to see. Nothing could have prepared me. I look down to a sea of cerise. Bodies litter the terminal, splayed about like tinsel on a Christmas tree. Limbs cling to wires that hang down from the ceilings. I close my eyes and breathe deeply, doing all I can to not throw up and leave evidence. The airport is dark; most of the electricity cut after the jets crashed through the walls. The only light shining is the dim blue glow of the screens, displaying error messages. Instead of hundreds of Americans being inundated with ads for the latest soft drink, news of the Russian ties to the Presidential election, and the atrocious realities of inner cities preceded by a commercial for Candy Crush, all that is left is me and the soft blue light.
Once again, I open my briefcase. Inside, I retrieve a satellite cellphone with one button. I presse the button and raise the phone to my ear. I say nothing, as I am the only person with this number. As soon as the call goes through I see the sleek black jet descend from above the clouds. I close the phone, place it neatly into the briefcase alongside the earplugs and sunglasses, and close the lid. I look down and try to wipe the splatter of blood off of my shirt and pants to no avail. The jet pulls up to a jet way that has remained intact and I board. I made sure that there were no survivors. My job is done. I am silent for the entire flight home.
The room is nothing like I imagined, though I have had to radically adjust my expectations in the past few days. The meeting is not held in a secret bunker, thousands of feet below the ground. The room is not dark and dank, surrounded on all sides by thick cement walls. The conference is held in a moderately sized office building in the center of Pyongyang. The room is well lit with fluorescent bulbs hung on a drop-tile ceiling and reminds me of clerical work I did before joining the military effort.
About three-dozen men, dressed in multicolored fatigues adorned with various levels of honors, surround the circular wooden table. They are all different nationalities, bear different skin tones, and hardly any speak the same language with fluency. But they have all gathered to work towards the same goal. Koreans, Germans, English, Mexicans all represented. All the men face a large box television. Flashing across the screen are various headlines in English, tickers at the bottom scrolling faster than any of them can read. Newscasters speak in hurried voices, passing the conversation back and forth to various colleagues trying to make sense of the chaos. One by one, the men around the table smile and begin to murmur and take notes. A portly man at the head of the table raises his hand to quiet the table. The men slowly cease talking. To his right sits the most senior member of the host country’s military, the left breast pocket of his uniform nearly full of honorary ribbons. The portly man nods to the commander who begins to speak, his words rapidly translated through in-ear headphones in each man’s ear. He tells them that the mission was a success. He says that the location of was a perfect target. The technological innovations made them weak to The Broadcast while the size made sure that complete lethality was possible. Everything had gone exactly as planned.
He tells them that the American public suspects the Russians and are now beginning to question the ties to their Presidential administration. They are beginning to mobilize troops and talk about ICBMs. With the two military superpowers out of the way, complete political control will be guaranteed. In the months following The Broadcast, America will wage war against Russia. The countries that are represented at the table will opt out, siting lack of resources or neutrality. In time, the New World will be held by new powers.
As the men quietly and politely congratulate one another, the only man who was at the scene raises his hand. Slowly, all of the men stop conversing and turn to face me. Nobody says a word. The portly man at the head of the table looks me directly in my eyes and nods, imploring me to speak. I think back on the scene that I saw: the bodies strewn about like trash, the blood that covered my clothes. I think about the pain that I surely helped inflict on countless families and an entire nation. I think about what will surely come of the world in the next few months.
“Where next?” I ask. The men smile.
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2017.07.30 18:02 feedreddit PELOSI to CHRIS WALLACE: ‘I am a master legislator’ -- CAN KELLY ‘TAME’ the White House zoo? -- SENIOR ADVISERS’ ‘casual access’ to Trump will continue -- JARROD AGEN promoted -- NEW NYT podcast -- B’DAY: Jim Rutenberg

PELOSI to CHRIS WALLACE: ‘I am a master legislator’ -- CAN KELLY ‘TAME’ the White House zoo? -- SENIOR ADVISERS’ ‘casual access’ to Trump will continue -- JARROD AGEN promoted -- NEW NYT podcast -- B’DAY: Jim Rutenberg
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
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Happy Sunday. SPOTTED last night having dinner at one big table at BLT Prime at the Trump hotel: President Donald Trump, Gen. John Kelly, Dina Powell and David McCormick, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Louise Linton, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Hilary Geary Ross.
FIRST IN PLAYBOOK – TRUMP’S WEEK -- Monday: President Trump is presenting the Medal of Honor. ... Tuesday: He holds a small business event at the White House. ... Friday: Trump visits FEMA headquarters to get a briefing on the hurricane season. This week’s theme is the “American dream.”
GROUNDHOG DAY -- “As Trump steams, Senate Republicans consider new repeal effort,” by Burgess Everett, Josh Dawsey and Rachael Bade: “Senate Republicans’ party-line attempts to repeal Obamacare aren’t dead just yet — at least not if President Donald Trump has anything to say about it. Trump, increasingly impatient with the long-stalled repeal effort, met with three Senate Republicans about a new plan to roll back the health care law on Friday, signaling some lawmakers -- as well as the president -- are not ready to ditch their seven-year campaign promise.
“The group is trying to write legislation that could get 50 Republican votes, according to multiple administration and Capitol Hill sources. The proposal from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) would block grant federal health care funding to the states and keep much of Obamacare’s tax regime. White House officials also met with House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) to brainstorm how to make the idea palatable to conservatives, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.” http://politi.co/2tNTxf7
-- ONE CONSERVATIVE said to us the other day that Obamacare is a tax bill -- even the Supreme Court said so. So keeping the taxes would be akin to keeping the entire law, for many conservatives.
ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND -- yesterday at 12:19 p.m.: “After seven years of‘talking’ Repeal & Replace, the people of our great country are still being forced to live with imploding ObamaCare!” … at 12:27 p.m.: “If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies and BAILOUTS for Members of Congress will end very soon!” … at 1:04 p.m.:“U.S. Stock Market up almost 20% since Election!” …
… at 4:36 p.m.: “Unless the Republican Senators are total quitters, Repeal & Replace is not dead! Demand another vote before voting on any other bill!” … at 7:15 p.m.: “I love reading about all of the ‘geniuses’ who were so instrumental in my election success. Problem is, most don’t exist. #Fake News! MAGA” … at 7:29 p.m.: “I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet…” … at 7:35 p.m.: “...they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!” … at 7:37 a.m.: “Don’t give up Republican Senators, the World is watching: Repeal & Replace...and go to 51 votes (nuke option), get Cross State Lines & more.”
KELLYANNE CONWAY on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: “He’s going to make that decision this week [whether to end cost sharing reduction payments], and that’s a decision that only he can make.” http://politi.co/2uOlPYq
-- A FEW QUICK NOTES: Every permutation of repeal and replace got fewer than 50 votes, so ancillary issues -- like being able to buy insurance across state lines -- is besides the point at this moment. IF TRUMP follows through on his threat to end the employer contribution for members of Congress, that would be a big deal, and could strip lawmakers of one of the only appealing benefits of their job. ALSO: Congress has to fund the government at the end of September and lift the debt ceiling shortly after that. Not passing anything until Obamacare is repealed and replaced is not necessarily a realistic position.
-- @burgessev: “Historically, conservatives use filibuster to block progressive legislation. Take this away and the next D Washington has few limits.”
… AND THIS: “Lawsuits could force feds to pay Obamacare insurers,” by Paul Demko: “A pending court decision could force the Trump administration to pump billions of dollars into Obamacare insurers, even as the president threatens to let the health care law ‘implode.’ Health insurers have filed nearly two dozen lawsuits claiming the government owes them payments from a program meant to blunt their losses in the Obamacare marketplaces. That raises the prospect that the Trump administration will have to bankroll a program the GOP has pilloried as an insurer bailout.” http://politi.co/2vbn2LD
NEW CBS NEWS NATION TRACKER POLL -- “Six months in, the latest CBS News Nation Tracker study shows President Donald Trump’s strongest backers like seeing him fight his chosen opponents: they want the President to call out those he believes disloyal, fight with the mainstream media, and they’re the only group among the segments in this study where a majority wants the President to do more tweeting. But what they applaud seems precisely what most others dislike, and that is costing the President potential support, even as many give him credit for an improving economy.”
PETER BAKER: “Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself”: “President Trump enters a new phase of his presidency on Monday with a new chief of staff but an old set of challenges as he seeks to get back on course after enduring one of the worst weeks that any modern occupant of the Oval Office has experienced in his inaugural year in power. With his poll numbers at historic lows, his legislative agenda stalled and his advisers busy plotting against one another, Mr. Trump hoped to regain momentum by pushing out his top aide, Reince Priebus, and installing a retired four-star Marine general, John F. Kelly, to take command. But it is far from certain that the move will be enough to tame a dysfunctional White House.
“The shake-up followed a week that saw the bombastic, with-me-or-against-me president defied as never before by Washington and its institutions, including Republicans in Congress, his own attorney general, the uniformed military leadership, police officers and even the Boy Scouts. No longer daunted by a president with a Twitter account that he uses like a Gatling gun, members of his own party made clear that they were increasingly willing to stand against him on issues like health care and Russia. The setbacks came against the backdrop of a West Wing at war with itself, egged on by a president who thrives on conflict and chaos. Mr. Kelly, who had been serving as secretary of homeland security, brings a career of decisive leadership to his new assignment as White House chief of staff. But he confronts multiple power centers among presidential aides, all with independent lines to the man in the Oval Office who resists the discipline and structure favored by generals.” http://nyti.ms/2wbgNog
THE KELLY LOOKAHEADS …
WAPO’S PHIL RUCKER, BOB COSTA and DAN BALZ: “Trump enlists Kelly to enforce order, but can the ‘zoo’ be tamed?”: “When Kelly made the rounds on Capitol Hill before his nomination hearings in January, he did not know Trump very well and asked people there to share stories about the president-elect. He wanted to know how Trump made decisions. Told that Trump relished competing power centers around him, Kelly grimaced and said nothing. ...
“Trump’s transition documents included a lengthy memo about White House structure, based on past administrations. ‘They didn’t follow the product at all,’ said a person with direct knowledge of what transpired as Trump was setting up his administration. ‘They did it instinctively … The president-elect didn’t want to say no to anybody.’ The result was the White House that now exists, populated by advisers with competing ideologies that reflect an administration that is an amalgam of populist nationalists, hard-line conservatives and establishment Republicans — and a few Democrats. …
“The environment is poised to change in the Kelly era. The new chief of staff is expected to have full control over the Oval Office and schedule, officials said. Trusted aides such as Hope Hicks, Dan Scavino and Keith Schiller -- as well as senior advisers such as Kushner, Bannon and Conway -- will continue to have casual access to the president.” http://wapo.st/2tNL0cg
ANDREW RESTUCCIA, BRYAN BENDER and JOSH DAWSEY: “Kelly’s first task: Stabilize the West Wing: The no-nonsense retired Marine Corps general will soon be thrust into the center of the West Wing soap opera”: “When he officially becomes chief of staff on Monday, Kelly, a no-nonsense retired Marine Corps general, will be thrust into the center of the West Wing soap opera, where President Donald Trump’s policy agenda regularly gets preempted by feuding advisers and headline-grabbing scandals. ... ‘I think this is the best and last shot,’ said one person close to Kelly. ‘This is it.’ ...
“Kelly wants to have more of a pecking order among the staff and a more ‘traditional’ approach, one White House official said. But others in the White House said it’s too early to make predictions. ‘Everything is up in the air. Anyone who tells you they know anything is lying,’ a White House official said. ... Kelly has built relationships with several top White House aides in recent months, including chief strategist Steve Bannon and senior adviser Stephen Miller, who have played a central role in Trump’s immigration crackdown.
“Kelly has nonetheless expressed frustration about the White House to friends and associates, complaining about the slow pace of hiring and bristling at having to answer to lower-level aides, according to one person who has spoken to him and another person familiar with the tension. ... Asked to name any similarities between the two men, the person said, ‘They’re both Catholic, but that’s probably about it.’ ... Kelly is expected to make his first staff change at the White House on Monday, when he’ll bring in Kirstjen Nielsen, his chief of staff at DHS.” http://politi.co/2tTD0KV
THE NEVER ENDING CAMPAIGN -- “How 2018 became the new 2020,” by Gabe Debenedetti: “The 2020 Democratic presidential road show is already underway. And 2018 is beginning to look like the dress rehearsal. Top contenders are making endorsements, picking sides in party primaries and aggressively working the fundraising circuit on behalf of 2018 candidates, all the while building their own name recognition. With many of presidential prospects on the ballot themselves next year, potential challengers to Donald Trump are also stockpiling cash to help run up their re-election margins to burnish their stature for the big election on the horizon.
“The early focus on the midterms is a marked departure from previous practice, and a further acceleration of the presidential campaign cycle. Prior to the 2016 presidential primary season, for example, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders largely stayed off the campaign trail and out of elections until late 2014 — roughly six months before they officially announced their campaigns. But with a historically large presidential field taking shape, more than a dozen prominent Democrats — including governors like Terry McAuliffe and Steve Bullock, and senators like Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris — have recognized the need to distinguish themselves from the crowd. And they are already working hard to advance their brand while helping to reinvigorate the dilapidated party infrastructure in advance of the midterm elections.” http://politi.co/2viPoo7
TRUMP is at his Virginia golf resort this morning, per the pool.
-- @markknoller: “By my count, it’s his 36th visit to one of his golf clubs, 15th time at the one in Sterling, VA - since taking office.”
VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE is in Tallinn, Estonia. Pence chief of staff Nick Ayers alerted staff and reporters on the trip that Jarrod Agen, communications director, had been promoted to deputy chief of staff, according to pooler Ashley Parker of the Washington Post.
IN MOSCOW … -- “The Kremlin is done betting on Trump and planning how to strike back against U.S. sanctions,” by WaPo’s Andrew Roth in Moscow: “Regardless of whether the Kremlin believes its own denials of interfering in the 2016 elections, there is one undeniable truth: Russia is now Washington’s greatest political foe. Understanding that President Trump is ‘tied hand and foot,’ as one foreign policy hawk here put it, Moscow is weighing options for retaliation.
“After a dalliance on the Trump train, Russia is once again channeling the ruthless realism that drives its political id, and embracing its role as antihero. ‘Okay, you think we’re bad guys, we’re going to be bad guys, and we’ll see whether you like it or not,’ said Konstantin Eggert, a television political commentator, describing the Kremlin thinking.” http://wapo.st/2tUhg1k
RUSSIAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER SERGEI RYABKOV on potential retaliation as because of new U.S. sanctions to ABC’S MARTHA RADDATZ: “If the U.S. side decides to move further towards further deterioration we will answer, we will respond in kind. We will mirror this. … “I can assure you that different options are on the table and consideration is being given to all sorts of things, both symmetrical or asymmetrical to use a very popular word in the world of diplomacy.”
FOR YOUR RADAR -- AP: “U.S. bombers fly over South Korea after North’s 2nd ICBM test”: “The United States flew two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula on Sunday in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test. The U.S. also said it conducted a successful test of a missile defense system located in Alaska. The B-1 bombers were escorted by South Korean fighter jets as they performed a low-pass over an air base near the South Korean capital of Seoul before returning to Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the U.S. Pacific Air Forces said in a statement. …
“‘North Korea remains the most urgent threat to regional stability,’ said Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander. “Diplomacy remains the lead. However, we have a responsibility to our allies and our nation to showcase our unwavering commitment while planning for the worst-case scenario.’ ‘If called upon, we are ready to respond with rapid, lethal, and overwhelming force at a time and place of our choosing,’ O’Shaughnessy said.” http://bit.ly/2hcLebc
SUNDAY BEST …
-- HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI defends her leadership to CHRIS WALLACE on “FOX NEWS SUNDAY” -- “I am a master legislator. I know the budget to the nth degree. I know the motivation of people I respect the people who are in Congress. I think this is a great moment for those of us who understand what is at stake with the Affordable Care Act – what our possibilities are in terms of working together with the Republicans as has been our experience in the past. So I feel very confident about the support I have in my caucus. I have never not been opposed within my caucus.”
--PELOSI ON JOHN KELLY: “I look forward to working with General Kelly. I’ve worked with him as Secretary Kelly at the Department of Homeland Security. So I will be speaking with him today. We look forward to working together. It’s a very important position – the President’s chief of staff to the President of the United States. And it has to be recognized that he is the chief of staff.”
-- HHS SECRETARY TOM PRICE talks with CHUCK TODD on NBC’S “MEET THE PRESS: TODD: “So if they come up with a fix that helps, essentially gives some certainty to the insurance companies to go into rural markets, are you then going to implement the Affordable Care Act as it was meant to be, including encouraging people to sign up, encouraging enrollment, encouraging Medicaid expansion?” PRICE: “Well, our, as I said, our responsibility is to follow the law and again we take that responsibility very seriously and we will continue to do so. But remember that the current law right now is failing the American people. As I mentioned, I think, we’ve got 40 counties across this – 40 counties that will no longer have any insurance company next year.
“That’s not a choice for anybody. You’ve got a third of the counties right now that only have one insurance company providing coverage. That’s not a choice for anybody. You’ve got premiums that are up, deductibles that are up, people having that insurance card and no care, got insurers fleeing the market. 83 insurance companies fled the health insurance market last year. That’s before this administration came in. This system is imploding upon itself and that's what we’re trying to care of. That’s what the president has said. That’s why we need repeal and replace.”
-- PRICE to ABC’S MARTHA RADDATZ on “THIS WEEK” -- TRUMP DOESN’T REALLY WANT TO LET OBAMACARE EXPLODE: RADDATZ: “But he says... -- let it -- let Obamacare implode, then deal. What does that mean?” PRICE: “Well, I -- again, I think what that does is punctuate the seriousness with which he understands the American people are having to deal with the current situation.”
-- OMB DIRECTOR MICK MULVANEY talks with CNN’S JAKE TAPPER on “STATE OF THE UNION” -- TAPPER: “When General Kelly is sworn in on Monday as White House chief of staff, will all staff members immediately begin reporting to him?” MULVANEY: “I don’t know. I answer to the chief of staff. And I will continue to do that. The Office of Management and Budget actually reports directly to the chief of staff. Obviously, we answer to the president, as everybody does in the West Wing. But, as far as I know, my reporting doesn’t change, nor do I have any reason for it to change. So, we will continue to do our business at OMB the same way we did last week. I think we’re doing some good work, and look forward to continuing that under General Kelly’s leadership.”
FUN -- NYT’s NEW PODCAST – Per The Times: “[W]e published the first episode of ‘The New Washington,’ a new limited-run politics podcast that takes you inside Trump’s Washington. Each episode of ‘The New Washington,’ which airs once a week and will run through the fall, features interviews with politicians and Washington insiders, along with insight, analysis and perspective from some of The Times’s most intrepid reporters. ... In the introductory episode, Michael Barbaro talks with Carl Hulse about the most interesting and important characters in Washington today and what he’s learned from his decades covering these figures -- and sharing a home, and in one case a barber, with them.” http://nyti.ms/2u8FbFR
WAPO’S ROXANNE ROBERTS in REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL. -- “Joe Biden still wants to be president. Can his family endure one last campaign?”http://wapo.st/2u9e2CH
HOMESTATE POLITICS -- “Lisa Murkowski walked a tightrope in Alaska when she voted ‘no’ on Obamacare repeal,” by the L.A. Times’ Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage: “The chairman of the Alaska Republican Party says phones at the state GOP office have been ringing off the hook with Republicans angry or confused by Murkowski’s votes. To some moderates, independents and Democrats, she is a folk hero. Supporters planned a ‘Stay Strong Lisa’ rally on Saturday in Anchorage.” http://lat.ms/2viM38A
ELECTION WATCH -- “Hackers descend on Las Vegas to expose voting machine flaws,” by Kevin Collier in Las Vegas: “Election officials and voting machine manufacturers insist that the rites of American democracy are safe from hackers. But people like Carten Schurman need just a few minutes to raise doubts about that claim. Schurman, a professor of computer science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, used a laptop’s Wi-Fi connection Friday to gain access to the type of voting machine that Fairfax County, Virginia, used until just two years ago. Nearby, other would-be hackers took turns trying to poke into a simulated election computer network resembling the one used by Cook County, Illinois.
“Elsewhere, a gaggle of hackers went to work on a model still used in parts of seven states, as well as all of the state of Nevada. Though the device was supposedly wiped before it was sold by the government at auction, the hackers were able to uncover the results the machine tallied in 2002. They were among the hundreds of cybersecurity experts who descended on ‘Voting Village,’ one of the most talked-about features of the annual DEF CON hacker conference. In a cramped conference room, they took turns over three days cracking into 10 examples of voting machines and voter registration systems — a reminder, they say, of the risks awaiting upcoming U.S. elections.” http://politi.co/2eYkwSM
BONUS GREAT WEEKEND READS, curated by Daniel Lippman, filing from the Deutsche Bahn ICE train from Munich to Berlin, where he’s attending the American Council of Germany’s American-German Young Leaders Conference:
--“Scott Pruitt’s Crimes Against Nature,” by Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone: “Trump’s EPA chief is gutting the agency, defunding science and serving the fossil-fuel industry.” http://rol.st/2uCAUhf
--“Patagonia’s Big Business of #Resist,” by Abe Streep in Outside Magazine: “The iconic brand has long been the conscience of the outdoor industry, forsaking hefty profits to do the right thing. Now the company is going to war against the Trump administration over protections for public land in a bid to become a serious political player—which happens to be very good for sales.” http://bit.ly/2h7eQGN (h/t Longreads.com)
--“Strippers, Insane Asylums, Assassination, and Termites: Inside the Insane History of the World’s Greatest White House Replica,” by The Daily Beast’s Will O’Connor in Baton Rouge: “Governor Huey Long was so anxious to get to the White House that he built his own in Baton Rouge. An assassin’s bullet cut short Long’s ambitions, but his gaudy knock-off survives.” http://thebea.st/2uO1fHK
--“Slaves of Isis: the long walk of the Yazidi women,” by Cathy Otten in The Guardian: “When Isis rounded up Yazidi women and girls in Iraq to use as slaves, the captives drew on their collective memory of past oppressions – and a powerful will to survive.” http://bit.ly/2v83KXp
--“Kristin Beck: A Navy SEAL in Transition,” by Devin Friedman in the Nov. 2015 issue of GQ: “Back when she was a member of SEAL Team 6—Kristin Beck liked to grow her beard real long. But as disguises go, that was nothing compared with the life she lived as a man. What’s it take, and how does it feel, for a paragon of masculinity to travel so far to find her true self?” http://bit.ly/2v2g9fN (h/t Longform.org)
--“Naked Truths: Who are we without our clothes?” by Jamie Lauren Keiles in Racked -- per Longreads’ description: “Keiles spends a week at a naturist camp to learn ‘why people get naked.’ As she exercises, sun tans, and square dances her way through a week garbed for the most part only in shoes, she gets stripped not only of inhibitions around her own body, but also of notions around naturist intent, learning that most enthusiasts take off their clothes not for sexual reasons, but simply to feel free.” http://bit.ly/2vbWRVU
--“Instagram is Pushing Restaurants to be Kitschy, Colorful, and Irresistible to Photographers,” by The Verge’s Casey Newton: “[S]ome entrepreneurs are taking the idea a step further, designing their physical spaces in the hopes of inspiring the maximum number of photos. They’re commissioning neon signs bearing modestly sly double entendres, painting elaborate murals of tropical wildlife, and embedding floor tiles with branded greetings — all in the hopes that their guests will post them.” http://bit.ly/2v3C06j
--“Afghanistan’s Young Liberal Elites Challenge the Taliban,” by Susanne Koelbl in Der Spiegel: “A young, liberal elite has emerged in Kabul, including many women. It is taking a stand against the Taliban’s atrocities in the form of political and artistic initiatives and wants to put an end to Afghanistan’s culture of violence.” http://bit.ly/2v1XjWn
--“Tough Talk,” by Steve Kolowich in the Chronicle of Higher Ed: “A black philosopher at Texas A&M thought forcing a public discussion about race and violence was his job. Turns out people didn’t want to hear it.” http://bit.ly/2h6YCxB (h/t Longreads.com)
SPOTTED: Ed Gillespie at gate 42 at Reagan airport Sunday morning. A “couple folks walked up to wish him well,” per our tipster.
HAPPY 28th ANNIVERSARY to Diane and Paul Begala.
WEEKEND WEDDINGS – “Deanna Howes, Peter Spiro” -- N.Y. Times: “Mrs. Spiro, 31, is the communications director at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, which is in Washington. She graduated from Fordham and received a master’s degree in communication from Johns Hopkins. ... Mr. Spiro, 47, is the chief of staff to Representative Ro Khanna, a California Democrat. The groom graduated from Tulane and received an M.B.A. from Georgetown. ... The bride and groom first met at a political fund-raiser in 2013, and after an encounter at another fund-raiser, several emails and a much longer conversation at an awards dinner, they began dating in 2015.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2uN7Hyr … Wedding pichttp://bit.ly/2uKnu2J
SPOTTED: Rep. Ro Khanna, Archbishop of Vilnius Gintaras Grusas, Rev. Michael J. Sheeran S.J., former Amb. to Malta Gary Matthews, former Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.), ret. Lt. Col. Jim Zumwalt, Heather Purcell, Geo Saba, Kevin Fox, Will McKelvey.
--Conrad Lucas, West Virginia GOP chairman and likely 2018 congressional candidate, last night married LeFlore Barbour, an RNC alum now a strategic partner at Direct Edge. The couple met in 2014 at an RNC meeting, and the wedding was in New Orleans. Pichttp://bit.ly/2eYC2WV
SPOTTED: former Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour, Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.), Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, RAGA political director Seth Wimer, RNC members Sharon Day, Christine Toretti, Henry Barbour, John Ryder, Vicki Drummond, Jonelle Fulmer, Doyle Webb, Jonathan Barnett, Jeannie Luckey, and Melody Potter, and Austin Barbour, Greg Thomas, Rob Cornelius, Jordan Burgess, Kayla Kessinger, Roger Hanshaw, Riley Moore, Brent Robertson, Katie Hirkman, former WV state Justice John McCuskey, Lane Flynn, Katie Leslie, and Jeppie Barbour.
--“Jamie Farnsworth, Andrew Finn”: “Mrs. Finn, 33, is a digital and operations manager for education initiatives at NBC News in New York. [She is also an alum of ‘Rock Center’ and CBS News.] She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ... Mr. Finn, 34, is a special counsel in the litigation group at Sullivan & Cromwell, a New York law firm. He also graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, though the couple didn’t meet until after both had moved to New York. He received a law degree from New York Law School. ... The couple met in Manhattan in 2015 at a Memorial Day weekend party. They talked about their common background in Wisconsin, and laughed when they exchanged cellphone numbers, as each had retained a 608 area code from their time in Madison.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2hczSE3
OBAMA ALUMNI -- “Casey Pallenik, Bradford Simmons”: “The bride, 30 ... is a director of business development for Atlantic Media in Washington. She is also studying for an M.B.A. at Johns Hopkins. Previously, she was a political appointee of the Obama administration, where she served as a staff assistant in the East Wing visitors office, facilitating public tours and large events at the White House. She graduated cum laude from American University. ... The groom, 31, is a foreign affairs officer at the State Department, where he advises on energy security matters in the Asia Pacific. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta and received a master’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University. ... The couple met in 2007 while studying abroad in Prague.” With pichttp://nyti.ms/2vb33wt... Wedding picshttp://bit.ly/2tUquux ... http://bit.ly/2wbfgi5
--SPOTTED: Graham Brookie, Samantha Tubman, Jonny Dach, Leslie Dach, Chelsea Bollinger, Emily Boyle, Mike DelMoro, Will Jennings and Adrienne Watson, Tess Hetzel, Dana Rosensweig, Elizabeth Pan, Julia Duncan, Micah Fergenson, Andrea Richter, Thayer Surette, Josh Volz, Alex Kahl, Rachel Alben, Kelly McCoy and Sid Mahanta.
BIRTHDAYS: Jim Rutenberg ... WSJ’s Shane Harris ... Dave Kochel, Jeb and Mitt alum ... Chris Battle ... Carl Lavin ... Medicare is 52 ... Arnold Schwarzenegger is 7-0 … Anita Hill is 61 ... Trump WH alum Michael Short … Eleanor Smeal is 78 ... former Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-Colo.) is 77 ... Michelle Bernard ... Mario H. Lopez, president of Hispanic Leadership Fund (hat tip: Joseph Culotta) ... Rebecca Kutler, VP at CNN … former CFTC Chairman Tim Massad is 61 ... Chelsie Gosk, social media at Airbnb and a New Yorker alum … Freeman Klopott … Meredith Simpson … Megan Rodriguez ... Fran McCarthy (h/t Jon Haber) … Tony Maciulis is 41 ... Mark Beatty, 270 Strategies founding partner and 2012 Obama deputy battleground states director. “It’s his last bachelor birthday -- he marries the love of his life in less than a month!” (h/t Lynda Tran) ... Ben Marter, comms director for Sen. Durbin ... Candace Randle ... Robert Gottheim … Brad Jenkins of Funny or Die … Bill O’Leary, a partner at Heidrick & Struggles, celebrating by playing golf and having dinner with the kids (h/ts Ben Chang) ...
... Suzanne Nossel, executive director of PEN America ... Courtney Asbill ... former Rep. Quico Canseco (R-Tex.) is 68 ... former Rep. Wendell Bailey (R-Mo.) is 77 ... Furhawn Shah ... Kana Smith ... Ines de La Cuetara ... Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) is 51 ... Politico’s Tyler Weyant, Alexa Velickovich and Francesca Pigna ... MSNBC’s Isaac-Davy Aronson ... Garry Malphrus ... HuffPost’s Ashley Alman ... Maggie Easterlin Cutrell ... Kate Harris … Lindsay Butcher ... Colleen Murray … Glen Chambers … Salesforce’s Jim Green … Bonnie Eggers ... Nate Beeler ... Emily Sanders Elam ... Dave Koenig is 58 ... Robert Basmadjian ... Stephen Gallo is 33 ... Paul Dickson ... Wesley Boatwright is 53 ... George McDowell … Jonathan Spalter ... Asher Grady (h/ts Teresa Vilmain)
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2017.06.23 12:55 feedreddit WHAT MCCONNELL IS THINKING on health care – OBAMA to return to the trail -- DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- TRUMP losing ‘patience’ with McGahn -- WaPo: Trump talks Russia every morning with his legal team – PELOSI ‘defiant’

WHAT MCCONNELL IS THINKING on health care – OBAMA to return to the trail -- DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- TRUMP losing ‘patience’ with McGahn -- WaPo: Trump talks Russia every morning with his legal team – PELOSI ‘defiant’
by [email protected] (Daniel Lippman) via POLITICO - TOP Stories
URL: http://ift.tt/2rJC6vn
Good Friday morning. THE BREXIT VOTE was one year ago today.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP spoke with AINSLEY EARHARDT on "FOX AND FRIENDS" -- ON HEALTH CARE: "It's interesting, because I've been here for only five months. People are saying, where's the health care, where's the health care? Well, I've done in five months what other people haven't done in years. And it's been -- people have worked on health care for many years. It's a very complicated situation from the standpoint, you do something that's good for one group but bad for another.
"It's that very, very narrow path. But I think we're going to get there. We have four very good people that -- it's not that they're opposed, they'd like to get certain changes. And we'll see if we can take care of that."
-- ON ROBERT MUELLER: "Well, he's very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome. But he's also -- we're going to have to see. I mean we're going to have to see in terms -- look, there has been no obstruction. There has been no collusion. There has been leaking by Comey.
"But that's been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agrees to that. So we'll have to see. I can say that the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters. Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton. I mean the whole thing is ridiculous, if you want to know the truth, from that standpoint. But Robert Mueller is an honorable man and hopefully he'll come up with an honorable solution."
-- ON COMEY: "When he found out that I, you know, that there may be tapes out there, whether it's governmental tapes or anything else, and who knows, I think his story may have changed. I mean you'll have to take a look at that, because then he has to tell what actually took place at the events. And my story didn't change. My story was always a straight story. My story was always the truth.
"But you'll have to determine for yourself whether or not his story changed. But I did not tape." EARHARDT: "So it was a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings?" TRUMP: "Well, it wasn't -- it wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that. He was -- he did admit that what I said was right. And if you look further back, before he heard about that, I think maybe he wasn't admitting that. So you'll have to do a little investigative reporting to determine that. But I don't think it will be that hard."
WHAT MCCONNELL IS THINKING -- SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL wants a vote on the health-care bill next week no matter what. Don’t expect the Kentucky Republican to drag this process out like leadership did in the House -- he wants to put senators on the record, and move on.
-- MCCONNELL’S GAME: “Inside McConnell’s plan to repeal Obamacare: The Senate majority leader doesn’t have the votes yet. But if anyone can get them, it’s him,” by Burgess Everett: “Right now, McConnell is far from having a commitment for the 50 votes needed for passage, according to senators who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal politics of the 52-member caucus. But no one on Capitol Hill seems to be betting against the wily majority leader as he plans for one of the most critical roll call votes of his career next week. ...
“McConnell’s strategy has been a slow burn, allowing his members to vent in private party discussions while gradually writing a bill that takes in their considerations over the past six weeks. He’s had more than 30 meetings with his members about taking down the 2010 health law, intended to give his members more input and get them comfortable with the product.” http://politi.co/2rIJlnu
THE HEALTH CARE BILL -- “Winners and losers from the Senate repeal bill” – Politico Pro staff: “THE WINNERS: The wealthy ... The young and healthy ... GOP governors who fought Obamacare ... Some health industry groups ... THE LOSERS: Poorer, older insurance consumers ... People struggling with addiction ... Planned Parenthood and its clients ... Public health agencies.” http://politi.co/2rXGV8G
-- OBAMA SPEAKS, on Facebook: “I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party. Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what’s really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing something that Democrats did. We didn’t fight for the Affordable Care Act for more than a year in the public square for any personal or political gain – we fought for it because we knew it would save lives, prevent financial misery, and ultimately set this country we love on a better, healthier course.” http://bit.ly/2sXThwQ
44 TO RETURN TO THE TRAIL -- “All That Stands Between Democrats And A Massive Freakout Is This Man,” by HuffPo’s Sam Stein: “[W]hile [Ralph] Northam may be playing it cool, he’s not being complacent. ... Former President Barack Obama is expected to make his return to electoral politics this fall to join him on the trail, both Northam and Obama’s office confirmed.” http://bit.ly/2rJcnDb
THE DAWSEY DOWNLOAD -- ON TRUMP’S LEGISLATIVE GAME: “President Donald Trump spent much of Thursday fuming about the special counsel’s investigation into his administration -- and senior aides put the final touches on how they could clean up the ‘tapes’ tweet mess he created six weeks ago. According to three people in the White House, there was little focus from Trump on health care -- one of the president’s signature campaign initiatives -- even as the Senate released the bill Thursday.
“But earlier in the week, Trump signaled ‘intense interest’ in helping whip votes, one person familiar with the conversations said, and his senior aides have been in frequent communication with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s team, per White House officials. One person familiar with the discussions said Trump’s role will be to work on more conservative members -- like Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) -- and leave moderates largely alone, where he is likely to have little influence. Trump has a personal relationship with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), seen in the Senate as a difficult vote to win, ‘and sees it as a personal mission to win him over,’ one White House official said.
“So Trump is reading the political winds. He wants to have maneuvering room if things go south. He remains largely uninterested in specific policy behind the bill. But he will likely jump in the fight soon.”
COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “The next big bill that could be written in secret,” by Bernie Becker and Aaron Lorenzo: “The Senate health care bill might not be the only blockbuster piece of legislation this year written behind closed doors by an elite few. Both senior administration officials and congressional leaders are already telegraphing that the tax reform measure they hope to move this fall will largely be shaped among themselves in private meetings. While many griped about the secrecy surrounding the health legislation, few rank-and-file Republicans seem to be objecting to that approach on tax reform, which has the potential to remake a federal tax system that brings in more than $3 trillion a year.” http://politi.co/2rYlnbO
ABOUT THOSE TAPES -- “Six-week ‘tapes’ saga comes to a very un-Trumpian end,” by Annie Karni: “President Donald Trump prides himself on being a master of suspense, counter attack and self-promotion. But when it came time to end the six-week long mystery about whether or not he recorded ‘tapes’ of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey in the Oval Office -- the day before a House Intelligence Committee deadline to produce any such tapes -- the president deflated the balloon in a very non-Trumpian way. There was no drawn-out press conference in the lobby of the Trump Hotel, for instance, like the one he staged during his presidential campaign to announce he was finally dropping his false, five-year-long conspiracy theory about President Barack Obama’s birthplace.” http://politi.co/2sxleuB
TWO STORIES FROM INSIDE THE WEST WING ...
-- “Trump is struggling to stay calm on Russia, one morning call at a time,” by WaPo’s Ashley Parker and Phil Rucker: “President Trump has a new morning ritual. Around 6:30 a.m. on many days -- before all the network news shows have come on the air -- he gets on the phone with a member of his outside legal team to chew over all things Russia. The calls -- detailed by three senior White House officials -- are part strategy consultation and part presidential venting session, during which Trump’s lawyers and public-relations gurus take turns reviewing the latest headlines with him. They also devise their plan for battling his avowed enemies: the special counsel leading the Russia investigation; the ‘fake news’ media chronicling it; and, in some instances, the president’s own Justice Department overseeing the probe.
“His advisers have encouraged the calls — which the early-to-rise Trump takes from his private quarters in the White House residence — in hopes that he can compartmentalize the widening Russia investigation. By the time the president arrives for work in the Oval Office, the thinking goes, he will no longer be consumed by the Russia probe that he complains hangs over his presidency like a darkening cloud.” http://wapo.st/2lHLL2B
--“Trump loses patience with his White House counsel,” by Nancy Cook and Josh Dawsey: “White House counsel Don McGahn has largely stepped back from managing Donald Trump’s response to the expanding Russia investigation, but that hasn’t stopped the president from lashing out at him about it anyway. Trump started the week by giving McGahn, a loyal supporter who was among the first Washington establishment figures to sign on with his presidential campaign, a dressing down in the Oval Office for not doing more to squash the Russia probe early on.
“The episode -- recounted by four people familiar with the conversation -- came as part of a broader discussion on Monday about the president’s frustrations with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, which now includes the question of whether Trump himself tried to obstruct the investigation by firing FBI director James Comey.” http://politi.co/2sIJqsm
THE OPPOSITION -- “Pelosi defiant as restless Democrats consider options,” by Heather Caygle and John Bresnahan: “A defiant House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she has no plans to step down anytime soon, despite calls from some rank-and-file Democrats for new leadership and at least one meeting to plot to replace her. Pelosi spent a good chunk of her weekly news conference defending her longtime perch atop the Democratic Caucus, at times even mocking colleagues within her party who have in recent days said it’s time for her to step aside.
“‘I respect any opinion that my members have, but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them,’ Pelosi told reporters. ‘My caucus is overwhelmingly supportive of me.’ But as Pelosi was defending her status in the caucus, of group of Democrats were already planning a secret afternoon meeting to talk about potentially trying to replace her. A dozen Democrats attended the meeting out of the nearly 20 members invited. Afterward, leaders of the group said no decisions have been made about what to do next, but that support is growing within the caucus to topple Pelosi.” http://politi.co/2rZXsDT
-- ACTUALLY, whether she remains as the top Democrat in the House is entirely up to her colleagues. That being said, the majority of her caucus is supportive of her, so she will survive for the time being.
-- NYT, A1: JONATHAN MARTIN and MATT FLEGENHEIMER on Pelosi, with an interview. http://nyti.ms/2s2pDCg
MORE MEMOS! -- “Memo Shows Preet Bharara Was Concerned After Phone Call From White House,” by BuzzFeed’s Jason Leopold and Claudia Koerner: “Former US Attorney Preet Bharara sent an email to Justice Department officials in New York to express concern about a voicemail he received in March from President Donald Trump’s secretary, Madeline Westerhout, according to emails BuzzFeed News obtained Thursday from the Department of Justice under [FOIA] ... ‘At approximately 4:41 pm, on 3/9/17, I received the following voicemail at work: “Hi, Mr. Bharara. This is Madeline Westerhout calling from President Donald Trump’s office. If you could please give me a call back at that would be great. Thanks,”’ Bharara wrote in an email he sent to then-deputy US Attorney Joon Kim and Joan Loughnane, chief counsel to Bharara.” http://bzfd.it/2sI95S2
-- “Tough-talking Trump defense lawyer says he’s no ‘snowflake,’” by Reuters’ Karen Freifeld: “The latest lawyer hired to represent U.S. President Donald Trump in the federal investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election is an ex-Marine who likens some cases to war. ‘I fight hard,’ John Dowd said in an interview. ‘I believe that's what I’m supposed to do. I am not a snowflake, I can tell you that.’ ... Dowd, who spoke with Reuters on Wednesday, is a mirror of his client in many ways. He has a no-holds-barred, hyperbolic style and a history of attacking prosecutors, congressional Democrats and the media. ... A onetime military lawyer with the U.S. Marine Corps, Dowd noted his shared service in declining to criticize Mueller, a Marine platoon leader during the Vietnam War. ‘Bobby is doing what he has to do and he’ll do a good job,’ said Dowd. ‘He’s a fellow Marine and he’s a good man.’” http://reut.rs/2rIYxAW
TRUMP’S FRIDAY -- He is meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. He’ll also sign the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017.
THE JUICE …
-- SCOOP: The Department of Homeland Security is restarting a stalled $10-million grant program for “Countering Violent Extremism” this morning. Life After Hate, a group dedicated to deradicalizing neo-Nazis and stopping white extremism, was slated to get $400,000 in the final days of the Obama administration (http://bit.ly/2sxsh6x) before the program was halted for review, but the Trump administration dropped them from the new grant list that’s getting announced today. The group has seen a twenty-fold increase in requests for help since Election Day “from people looking to disengage or bystanders/family members looking for help from someone they know,” the organization’s founder Christian Picciolini told us. The Denver, Las Vegas, and Seattle police departments are some of the big cities that are getting six-figure grants to fight extremism. Los Angeles and Denver are also among the cities getting money. DHS did not comment last night on why Life After Hate was dropped.
BUSINESS BURST -- “American Airlines CEO ‘Not Happy’ About Qatar Airways Plan to Buy 10% Stake: Gulf airline intends to buy shares on the open market—an approach American Airlines CEO calls ‘puzzling and strange’,” by WSJ’s Robert Wall, Susan Carey and Doug Cameron: “In a filing early Thursday, American said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker told it of its plan to acquire up to a 10% stake. American said Qatar Airways informed it of its intention to buy at least $808 million of its stock on the open market, or roughly 16.7 million shares at Wednesday’s closing price.
“American Chief Executive Doug Parker, in an interview Thursday, he was ‘not happy’ about the prospect and found the approach ‘puzzling and strange.’ ... Qatar’s proposed investment in American would be more unusual: The two have been on opposite sides of a bitter air-industry fight. Some U.S. and European carriers have accused Qatar Airways and two other Gulf airlines, Emirates Airline and Etihad Airways, of benefiting from government ownership and subsidies. The fast-growing Gulf carriers have denied that.” http://on.wsj.com/2s30V4Q
FIRST PERSON -- “We participated in talks with North Korean representatives. This is what we learned,” by Bruce Klingner and Sue Mi Terry in WaPo: “This month, we were part of a group of delegates from the United States, Japan, China and South Korea who met in Sweden with representatives of North Korea to explore possible grounds for resuming the six-party talks that collapsed in 2009. After many hours with the North Korean delegation at these ‘1.5 track’ talks, we left more pessimistic than when we arrived. North Korean officials made unambiguously clear that Pyongyang will not be deterred from augmenting its nuclear arsenal or test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile that could eventually threaten the U.S. homeland. There were no signals of flexibility or willingness to negotiate on these programs. Throughout, the North Korean message was that denuclearization is off the table.” http://wapo.st/2tVpt13
YIKES -- “In Yemen’s secret prisons, UAE tortures and U.S. interrogates,” by AP’s Maggie Michaels in Mukalla, Yemen: “Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme -- including the ‘grill,’ in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found. Senior American defense officials acknowledged Wednesday that U.S. forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees in Yemen but denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses. ... The AP documented at least 18 clandestine lockups across southern Yemen run by the United Arab Emirates or by Yemeni forces created and trained by the Gulf nation.” http://apne.ws/2rJgq2v
-- “Qatar’s neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis,” by AP’s Josh Lederman: “Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday to end the crisis, insisting that their Persian Gulf neighbor shutter Al-Jazeera, cut back diplomatic ties to Iran and close down a Turkish military base in Qatar. In a 13-point list -- presented to the Qataris by Kuwait, which is helping mediate the crisis -- the countries also demand that Qatar sever all ties with the Muslim Brotherhood and with other groups including Hezbollah, al-Qaida and the Islamic State group. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the list in Arabic from one of the countries involved in the dispute.” http://apne.ws/2tVi69D
POWER PLAYBOOKERS – DAVID PETRAEUS and MICHAEL O’HANLON in the WSJ, “Getting an Edge in the Long Afghan Struggle: Trump’s early approach holds promise if backed with a sustained, and sustainable, commitment”: http://on.wsj.com/2s2t6kc
WHAT LANGLEY IS READING -- “Ex-CIA officer charged with spying for China: Prosecutors allege a brazen effort to trade U.S. secrets for cash,” by Josh Gerstein: “A former [CIA] officer is facing charges that he sold top-secret U.S. government documents to China. Kevin Mallory, 60, was arrested by the FBI at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, on Thursday and brought to federal court in Alexandria to face preliminary charges of espionage and lying to federal officers. While the sensitivity of the information disclosed remains unclear, if the government can prove the charges, the case would represent one of the most brazen acts of espionage for China carried out by a veteran of the CIA and other government agencies.” http://politi.co/2tVcNY7
MICHAEL GRUNWALD in The Agenda, “The anti-innovation presidency: Behind all the theater of ‘Tech Week,’ Trump’s budget makes deeper cuts to research and development than any White House in modern history”: “There’s a political logic to Trump’s innovation policy heresies. Two thirds of R&D spending goes to blue states, and most of it tends to cluster in large cities and college towns rather than farm country or the Rust Belt, one reason these issues have more resonance for cosmopolitan technocrats than for Trump voters.” http://politi.co/2sILUqX
NERDCAST PODCAST: The most closely watched House race ever is over, and Republican Karen Handel came out the victor over Democrat Jon Ossoff. POLITICO’s Scott Bland, Charlie Mahtesian, Eliana Johnson and Nancy Cook break down Georgia’s special election and the resulting discontent with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi among some Democrats. Plus, POLITICO Pulse Check host Dan Diamond joined to walk through what’s in the Senate GOP health care bill and which factions will push the bill in different directions in the days to come. Listen and subscribehttp://apple.co/2oc3h09
MEDIAWATCH -- “Wall Street Journal Scrutinizes Hundreds of Articles by Fired Reporter,” by NYT’s Sydney Ember and Gardiner Harris: Jay Solomon’s “closeness with some of his sources made some colleagues uncomfortable. During United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York, Mr. Azima often invited journalists to join him for drinks and dinner. Mr. Azima also appeared in Vienna in 2015 during negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal. In each setting, Mr. Solomon was a fixture at the bar and restaurant table with Mr. Azima ... In Washington, Mr. Solomon sometimes bragged about afternoons spent on Mr. Azima’s yacht and showed pictures around the newsroom of himself and his young son in sun-washed locales with the businessman, according to people who worked in the bureau who spoke on the condition of anonymity.” http://nyti.ms/2tAH8eO
SUNDAY SO FAR -- “FOX News Sunday”: Brit Hume is filling in for Chris Wallace. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) ... Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). Panel: Michael Needham, Jennifer Griffin, Josh Holmes, Bob Woodward
--NBC’s “Meet the Press”: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ... Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). Panel: Helene Cooper, Hallie Jackson, Mark Leibovich, George F. Will
--CBS’ “Face the Nation”: Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.). Panel: Ben Domenech, Michael Duffy, Ed O’Keefe and Amy Walter ... The Atlantic’s Mark Bowden, author of “How to Deal With North Korea” (http://theatln.tc/2sXG0V4)
--ABC’s “This Week”: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) ... Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) ... Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
--CNN’s “Inside Politics,” hosted by John King: Michael Bender, Margaret Talev, Karoun Demirjian, Manu Raju
--CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS”: Mayor Rahm Emanuel ... Victor Cha ... Joseph Cirincione ... David Brooks
SPOTTED at Dead and Company last night at Jiffy Lube Live in Virginia: Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Diane Blagman, Bryan Sanders (Sarah Huckabee’s husband) ... former First Lady Laura Bush with three companions entering a Georgetown house on 31st street yesterday afternoon.
SPOTTED at birthday parties for Michael Falcone and Adrienne Elrod last night, both coincidentally held at Kimpton Mason and Rook roof near Logan Circle: John Podesta, Jen Psaki, Alice Stewart, Jen Palmieri, Jessie Niewold, Arlette Saenz, Justin Fishel, Veronica Stracqualursi, Ryan Struyk.
SPOTTED at Ali Rogin’s 30th birthday party last night at Exiles bar on U Street: Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), Jamie Kirchick, Suzy Kianpour, Aaron Keyak, Zeke Miller, Sahil Kapur, Walter Cronkite, Nick Kalman, Andrew Albertson, Kate Bennett and Kevin Baron, Nick Kalman, Paul Kane, Niels Lesniewski, Michael Goldfarb.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD – J.D. Grom, executive director of the New Democrat Coalition and Stacy Grom, director of special events and sponsorships for the National Geographic Society, on Monday welcomed Emma Marie Grom, born at 1:39 p.m. EST weighing in at 6 pounds, 15.5 ounces and 20.5 inches long. Picshttp://politi.co/2tAA4yS ... http://politi.co/2tVa6FF ... http://politi.co/2t1d7bj
-- Josh Block, CEO and president of The Israel Project and an AIPAC alum, and Kim Block email friends and family: “Kim and I are thrilled to welcome Henry Victor Block to our family. He was born Tuesday afternoon, weighing-in at 8lbs 14.5oz. Mom and baby are doing great! Thanks for all your warm wishes!” Picshttp://bit.ly/2tBiwCU ... http://bit.ly/2tB7KfI ... http://bit.ly/2sISY6T ... http://bit.ly/2tVwzm4
OUT AND ABOUT -- Capitol File hosted its annual summer arts issue party last night at Pinea at the W with New Heights Communications and DC Events, and sponsors Peroni, Mumm champagne, Christie’s Long and Foster and the National Confectioners Association.
SPOTTED: Publisher Meredith Merrill, Marissa Mitrovich, Carol Lee, Matt and Rebecca Haller, Jon Decker, Neil Grace, Kevin Sheridan and Erika Gutierrez, Adrienne Elrod, Parita Shah, Kimball Stroud, Christine Delargy, Andrew Kovalcin, Alex and Caitlin Conant, Steve Chaggaris, Ron Bonjean, Michael and Mary Kathryn Steel, Sam Dealey, Pamela Sorensen, Meredith Fineman, Jen Hing, Anne Schroeder, Anne Brady Perron, Jon Decker, Matt Dornic and Kyle Volpe, Emily Kuhn, James Hooley, David Chalian, Mignon Clyburn, Yebbie Watkins, Zach Sentementes, Tara Palmeri, Janet Donovan, Lyndon Boozer, Daniel Swartz, David Litt, Michael and Mary Katherine Steel, Demi Vitkute, Will Carter, John McCarthy.
--The women of the White House press corps and press office had a Ladies Libations happy hour last night at Le Bar. SPOTTED: Ali Vitali, Ronica Cleary, Francesca Chambers, Nikki Schwab, Tara Palmeri, birthday girl Jill Colvin, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Lindsay Walters, Natalie Strom, Anita Kumar, Jessica Stone, Jen Jacobs, Marrisa Schultz, Helen Aguirre Ferre, Linda Feldman, Debra Saunders.
TRANSITIONS -- Mike French, former NASA chief of staff, has launched Port City Strategies, a space and technology government affairs firm. http://bit.ly/2rZvk3T ... Shoshana Weissmann is starting on Monday at the R Street Institute where she will be managing digital media for the libertarian organization. She was most recently digital director for Opportunity Lives.
BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY: Amber Moon, comms. director for Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and a Kay Hagan alum. Asked how the Trump presidency is going: “Tremendously unprecedented.” Read her Playbook Plus Q&A:http://politi.co/2rJ8Vsx
BIRTHDAYS: Paul Tewes, the pride of Mountain Lake, Minn. … Sylvia Burwell, former HHS secretary and president of American University, is celebrating her birthday at the Steve Miller Band concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. … Politico alum Adam Lerner ... Justice Clarence Thomas is 69 ... Politico Europe’s Kate Day, Etienne Bauvir, and Ali Walker (tophat tips: Gabe Brotman) ... J.P. Fielder, head of corporate comms and investor relations at Exact Sciences Corporation ... Josh Lauder ... Rick Reynolds … Judy Lemons, former long-time CoS to Nancy Pelosi ... Goldman Sachs alum Ryan Rogers Woodbury, a recent Stanford GSB MBA grad now co-founder of AVAIL ... former Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.) is 64 ... former Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) is 48 ... former Rep. Cresent Hardy (R-Nev.) is 6-0 ... Tyler Anderson ... Jeff Carter ... Suzanne Clark, senior EVP of the U.S. Chamber ... Chris Spanos, co-founder and CEO of Urgent.ly, America’s leading on-demand roadside assistance service (h/t Jon Haber) ...
... Steven Stombres, partner at Harbinger Strategies ... Emma Whitestone, proud recent graduate of Ithaca College (h/t dad Randy) ... Sivan Borowich-Ya’ari, founder of Innovation Africa, is 39 ... real estate developer Jerry Speyer is 77 (h/ts Jewish Insider) ... Patrick Morris ... Brian Pomper ... Caitlin Dorman ... Mark Leder ... Bronagh Finnegan ... Walter Sabbath ... Greg Hale is 42 ... Julie McInerney, spending the day getting her son ready for college at UW Madison ... Andrew Roos (h/ts Teresa Vilmain) ... Tom Frechette ... Tina Karalekas ... Natasha Chambers ... Robin Strongin ... musical conductor James Levine is 74 ... “American Idol” ex-judge Randy Jackson is 61 ... actress Frances McDormand is 6-0 ... actress Selma Blair is 45 ... Rock singer KT Tunstall is 42 (h/ts AP)
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2017.03.20 15:56 ItsAMeEric Song performances in non-musical comedy films

I was trying to find a list of songs from comedy movies but couldn't find anything online that was very inclusive, so I decided to make one. My criteria was songs that are performed by a character in a comedy movie (either singing or playing an instrument), not including dance numbers (like in Napoleon Dynamite or Risky Business) or songs from animated films and musicals (Little Shop of Horrors, The Producers, etc.). I included goofball comedies, family comedies, romantic comedies, dark comedies, mockumentaries, spoof films and lighthearted sci-fi or action films. I subjectively ranked them based on how I liked the songs and how I felt the songs fit within the context of the film and what value it added. I linked each song to the clip from the movie if I could find it, I do not own and didn't upload any of the videos.
 
Here is the list:
  1. Life Of Brian (1979) – "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
  2. The Wedding Singer (1998) - "Grow Old With You", "Love Stinks", "Somebody Kill Me", "That's All", "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)", "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me", "Ladies Night", "Till There Was You" & "Rapper's Delight"
  3. Wayne’s World (1992) - "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Ballroom Blitz" & Garth's drum solo
  4. Back To The Future (1985) - "Johnny B. Goode", "Earth Angel", Guitar playing & Pinheads audition
  5. The Jerk (1979) – "Tonight You Belong to Me"
  6. School Of Rock (2003) - "School Of Rock", "Step Off", "Math Is A Wonderful Thing", "It's A Long Way To The Top", "Immigrant Song", "Chain Of Fools", "Concierto De Aranjuez"/"Highway To Hell"/"Touch Me"/"Iron Man"/"Smoke On The Water", "In The End Of Time", "Edge Of Seventeen" & "Fight"
  7. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) - "All The Way Home", "Rock & Roll Creation", "Heavy Duty", "Stonehenge", "Lick My Love Pump", "Jazz Odyssey", "Listen To The Flower People" & "Gimme Some Money"
  8. Animal House (1978) - "I Gave My Love A Cherry" & "Shout"
  9. Billy Madison (1995) - "Back to School" & "Yes I Will Go Back To School"
  10. Beetlejuice (1988) - "Day-O"
  11. The Hangover (2009) - Tyson's Tiger Song & "Candy Shop"
  12. Elf (2003) - "Baby It's Cold Outside" & "Santa Clause Is Coming To Town"
  13. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) - “Twist and Shout”
  14. That Thing You Do - "That Thing You Do" & "I Am Sparticus"
  15. Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1993) - "Men In Tights"
  16. Role Models (2008) - Danny's song & Love Take Me Down To The Streets
  17. Superbad (2007) - "These Eyes"
  18. American Beauty (1999) - "American Woman"
  19. Big (1988) - "Heart And Soul/Chopsticks”
  20. Dumb & Dumber (1994) - "Mockingbird"
  21. Revenge Of The Nerds (1984) - Talent show
  22. Death to Smoochy (2002) - "Get You Off That Smack", "Here Comes The Cookie" & Rainbow Randolph theme
  23. Empire Records (1995) - "If You Want Blood", "Say No More" & "Sugar High"
  24. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) - "Dracula’s Lament", "Peter You Suck" & "Inside Of You"
  25. Tommy Boy (1995) - "Come on Eileen", "It's The End Of The World As We Know It", "Eres Tu & "Superstar"
  26. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) - "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"/"Don't Rain on My Parade"
  27. Yes Man (2008) - "Jumper", "Uh Huh (Who Are You?)" & "Sweet Ballad"
  28. Remember the Titans (2000) - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  29. Top Gun (1986) – “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”
  30. Airheads (1994) - "Degenerated"
  31. 50 First Dates (2004) - "Forgetful Lucy"
  32. Young Frankenstein (1974) - "Puttin' On The Ritz"
  33. Joe’s Apartment (1996) - “Funky Towel”
  34. The Blues Brothers (1980) - "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", "Jailhouse Rock", "Shake A Tail Feather", "Rawhide"/"Stand By Your Man" ,"Gimme Some Lovin'", " Sweet Home Chicago" & "Minnie the Moocher"
  35. Juno (2007) - "Anyone Else But You"
  36. Eurotrip (2004) - "Scotty Doesn't Know
  37. Stranger Than Fiction (2006) - "Whole Wide World"
  38. History of the World: Part I (1981) - "The Spanish Inquisition"
  39. Almost Famous (2000) - "Fever Dog" & "Tiny Dancer"
  40. Step Brothers (2008) - "Por Ti Volare", "Sweet Child O' Mine", Drums, Dale's song & "Something To Talk About"
  41. 8 Heads In A Duffel Bag (1997) - Mr. Head-man
  42. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) – "Can't Take My Eyes Off You"
  43. Armageddon (1998) - "Leavin' On A Jet Plane"
  44. Moneyball (2011) - "The Show"
  45. Anchorman (2004) - "Afternoon Delight"
  46. Lost In Translation (2003) - "Brass In Pocket"/"More Than This"
  47. A Mighty Wind (2003) - "Never Did No Wonderin" & "Old Joe's Place"
  48. 21 Jump Street (2012) - "I've Gotta Crow"
  49. Three Amigos (1986) - "My Little Buttercup"
  50. A Clockwork Orange (1971) - "Singing In The Rain"
  51. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) - "Please Please Mr. Kennedy", "Five Hundred Miles", "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me", "Fare Thee Well", "The Death of Queen Jane", "Shoals of Herring" & "The Last Thing on My Mind"
  52. The Hangover Part II (2011) - Alan-town & "Time in a Bottle"
  53. High Fidelity (2000) - "Let's Get It On"
  54. I Love You, Man (2009) - "Tom Sawyer"
  55. Hook (1991) - "When You're Alone"
  56. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - "I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow" & "In The Jailhouse Now"
  57. (500) Days Of Summer (2009) - "Sugar Town"/"Here Comes Your Man"
  58. It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010) - "Under Pressure"
  59. The Mask (1994) - "Cuban Pete"
  60. Ted (2012) - The Thunder Buddy Song & "Only Wanna Be With You"
  61. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - "After Dark" & "Angry Cockroaches"
  62. Mr. Deeds (2002) - "Space Oddity"
  63. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) - "Let's Duet", "That's Amore"/"Walk Hard", "You Got To Love Your Negro Man", "Guilty As Charged" & "Beautiful Ride"
  64. Adventures In Babysitting (1987) - "Babysitting Blues"
  65. The Cable Guy (1996) - “Somebody to Love”
  66. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) – “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”
  67. The Little Rascals (1994) - "You Are So Beautiful" & "The Air That I Breathe" & The pickle song
  68. Cool Runnings (1993) - "Jamaica Has A Bobsled Team"
  69. 48 Hrs. (1982) - "Roxanne"
  70. The Majestic (2001) - "Boogie Woogie Stomp"
  71. Groundhog Day (1993) - Phil plays piano
  72. My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) - “I Say a Little Prayer For You” & "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself"
  73. We're The Millers (2013) - "Waterfalls"
  74. When Harry Met Sally... (1989) - "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top"
  75. Coming To America (1988) - "To Be Loved" & "Greatest Love Of All"
  76. The Hangover Part III (2013) - "Ave Maria"
  77. Blazing Saddles (1974) - "I Get a Kick Out of You"/"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"/"Camptown Races"
  78. Can't Hardly Wait (1998) - "Paradise City"
  79. CB4 (1993) - "Sweat From My BALLS!!!"
  80. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985) - "Tequila"
  81. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) - "Let's Get It Started"/"Jesse's Girl"
  82. Revenge Of The Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise (1987) - "No On 15"
  83. About a Boy (2002) - "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
  84. Old School (2003) - "Paid In Full" & "Total Eclipse of the Heart"
  85. Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) - "God Gave Rock & Roll To You"
  86. The 5th Element (1997) - The Diva Dance Opera
  87. Be Cool (2005) - "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "Ain't No Reason & "Believer"
  88. Top Secret! (1984) - "Tutti Frutti", "Spend This Night With Me", "How Silly Can You Get"/"Spend The Night", "Are You Lonesome Tonight" & "Straighten The Rug"
  89. Get Him To The Greek (2010) - "Bangers, Beans & Mash", "Furry Walls", "Going Up" & "African Child"
  90. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) - Pippin's Song
  91. Josie And The Pussycats (2001) - "3 Small Words", "Pretend To Be Nice" & "Love"
  92. Star Wars Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi (1983) - Jabba's dance number or "Jedi Rocks" (1997 Special Edition)
  93. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010) - "Black Sheep", "We Are Sex Bob-omb" & "Garbage Truck"
  94. The New Guy (2002) - "Play That Funky Music"
  95. Grandma's Boy (2006) - "Push It"
  96. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze (1991) - "Ninja Rap"
  97. Nacho Libre (2006) - "Encarnación", "Singing At The party" & "Piel Canela"
  98. Sister Act (1992) - "I Will Follow Him", "My God" & "Oh Maria"
  99. Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993) - "Joyful Joyful" & "Oh Happy Day"
  100. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992) - "My Christmas Tree"
  101. Rush Hour 2 (2001) - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
  102. Troop Beverly Hills (1989) - "Cookie Time"
  103. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004) - "Hold On"
  104. Bridesmaids (2011) - “Hold On”
  105. D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994) - "We Are The Champions"
  106. American Pie 2 (2001) - Petey plays trombone
  107. American Pie Presents Band Camp (2005) - "Aeroplane"
  108. Up In Smoke (1978) - "Earache My Eye"
  109. Cheech & Chong's Next Movie (1980) - Guitar solo
  110. The Birdcage (1996) - "We Are Family" & "Little Dream"
  111. Desperado (1995) - "Canción Del Mariachi" & "Quédate Aquí"
  112. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) - "The Misty Mountains Cold"
  113. Hocus Pocus (1993) - "I Put A Spell On You"
  114. The Other Guys (2010)- "Pimps Don't Cry"
  115. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) - "If You've Only Got a Moustache"
  116. The Night Before (2015) - "Runaway"
  117. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) - Cantina song
  118. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) - "Lookin' For A Fox", "Ghost Riders In The Sky", "634-5789", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "Funky Nassau", "Turn On Your Love Light", "New Orleans" & "John The Revelator"
  119. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) - "Webber Strut" & You're a nerd
  120. Search Party (2014) - The Last...
  121. Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) - "This Is How We Do It"
  122. Cadence (1990) - "Chain gang"
  123. Beautiful Girls (1996) - "Sweet Caroline"
  124. Rock Star (2001) - "We All Die Young", "Blood Pollution", "Stand Up And Shout"
  125. Freaky Friday (2003) - "Take Me Away" & "Ultimate"
  126. American Dreamz (2006) - "Mommy Don't Drink Me To Bed", "Super Freak" & "The Impossible Dream"
  127. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) - "I Will Survive"
  128. Superstar (1999) - "The Devil Went Down To Georgia", "Out Here On My Own" & "Sometimes When We Touch"
  129. Back to the Future Part III (1990) - "Doubleback"
  130. Crossroads (2002) - "Bye Bye Bye"/"Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"/"If It Makes You Happy" & "I Love Rock 'n' Roll"
  131. The Rocker (2008) - "In Your Eyes"
  132. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) - "Detroit Rock City"
  133. American Pie (1999) - "Do You Believe In Magic"
  134. Rush Hour 3 (2007) - "The Closer I Get To You"
  135. Shallow Hal (2001) - "Never Forget Where I'm From"
  136. Men in Black II (2002) - Alien beatbox
  137. Pootie Tang (2001) - "Ima Crighty Pooster" & Pootie done did it again
  138. Spring Breakers (2012) - "Everytime" & "...Baby One More Time"
  139. Robin-B-Hood (2006) - Lullabies
  140. Still Crazy (1998) - "The Flame Still Burns" & "All Over The World"
  141. A Walk To Remember (2008) - "Only Hope"
  142. Bernie (2011) - "Seventy-Six Trombones", "Love Lifted Me " & "Blessed Assurance"
  143. The Golden Child (1986) - ???
  144. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011) - "'Tis The Season"/"Santa Claus Is Coming To Town"/"Little Drummer Boy"/"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
  145. Taxi (2004) - "Everlasting Love"
  146. There's Something About Mary (1998) - "There's Something About Mary"
  147. Beethoven (1992) - "Lady Marmalade"
  148. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) - Elevator music
  149. Home Alone (1990) - Deck The Halls Polka
  150. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) - "The Hanging Tree"
  151. That Old Feeling (1997) - "Somewhere Along The Way"
  152. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
  153. Identity Thief (2013) - "Milkshake"/"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"/"Barracuda"
  154. I Spy (2002) - "Sexual Healing"
  155. P.S. I Love You (2007) - "Love You Till The End" & "Mustang Sally"/"Get Off"
  156. The First Wives Club (1996) - "You Don't Own Me"
  157. Love Actually (2003) - "All I Want For Christmas Is You"
  158. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) - "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"
  159. Wayne's World 2 (1993) - "Dude Looks Like A Lady"/"Shut Up And Dance"
  160. Starsky & Hutch (2004) - "Feel Like Makin' Love"
  161. Johnson Family Vacation (2004) - "Loving You"
  162. Detroit Rock City (1999) - "Detroit Rock City"
  163. White Chicks (2004) - "A Thousand Miles"
  164. Soul Plane (2004) - "Survivor", "Salt Shaker" & "I Get High"
  165. The Break-Up (2006) - "Owner Of A Lonely Heart"
  166. Are We There Yet? (2005) - "Respect"
  167. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) - "Exploded Diaper"
  168. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) - "Baby"
  169. Dirty Grandpa (2016) - "Today Was A Good Day" & "Because You Loved Me"
 
Please let me know what songs I missed and which ones are your favorites :)
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2015.11.08 17:42 Derek-Fer-Real Pandemonium 3 NYE - Wisconsin - 8pm to 6am - Featuring Many headliners & Drop Bass Network

** A Long Nite Productions & Electrified Entertainment Presents: **
** PANDEMONIUM 3 **
* Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin *
* MASSIVE multi-level, multi-room venue! *
* 5 Stages of music! *
** 18+ To Enter / 21+ To Drink **
* Doors at 7:30PM, Music from 8PM - 6AM * * $20 SUPER Early Bird Presale, $30 Early Bird Presale, $40 Standard Presale, $50 General Admission *
** PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://pandemonium3nyemke.eventbrite.com/ **
* Free mix cd's and other give aways throughout the night *
Hotel Info: ** Discounted Hotel Rates at the following hotels (Please use the discount code "Pandemonium 3" to obtain discounted rates) **
Best Western Premier 1 N. Main St. Oshkosh, WI (920) 230-1900
Hilton Garden Inn 1355 W. 20th Ave. Oshkosh, WI (920) 966-1300 ** Discounted Hotel Rates Are Only Guaranteed Until December 4th, 2015 **
******************** FEATURING ******************* - Downlink - Canada Bass Music Uplink Audio
https://www.facebook.com/downlink https://soundcloud.com/downlink http://www.downlinkmusic.com/ https://twitter.com/downlinkmusic
A name firmly cemented in the hearts and minds of the bass music community. This native of Western Canada is respected the world over as a producer of the highest quality dance floor bangers. He has had numerous #1 hits on Beatport and continues to crush the charts time and time again. His ability to craft uniquely awesome bass sounds and his versatile composition skills have made him stand out, driving his career in exciting new directions. Whether its mixing records for bands like Korn, shredding as an alien bass lord in side project Destroid, or working on new material for Downlink, this tireless producer is always cooking up something heavy. For over 5 years now he has been touring the planet, leaving a wake of awe-struck audiences in his path. To see him live is to witness one of the tightest technical DJ's in the game. His 4 deck live mixing and infectious stage energy light up venues turning crowds on their heads time after time. Expect lightning fast mixing on a journey through a wide variety of bass music. All tempos are fair game but prepare for underground vibes and dirty bass. Downlink is not one to be pigeon-holed and is constantly on a quest to evolve and refine his sound. With this in mind, one thing will always remain constant - a pure, unadulterated, heavy listening experience...
https://www.facebook.com/WEAREPHUTURE https://soundcloud.com/wearephuture http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/phuture-us www.twitter.com/wearephuture
Phuture is an Atlanta / Chicago based group founded in 1985 by DJ Pierre, Spank Spank and Herb J. The group's 1987 release "Acid tracks" lay claim to being the first-ever Acid house record using Roland's TB-303 that kick started a whole new genre of music that has been emulated by countless artists around the world. After a 20 year break apart, original members Pierre and Spank Spank are back together. Now with newest member Lothario Lee, they plan on picking up where they left off. Creating music that changes the game once again and pushing their sound even further than before.
https://www.facebook.com/planetofthedrums https://www.facebook.com/Dieselboy https://www.facebook.com/AK1200official https://www.facebook.com/TheDJDaraOfficial https://www.facebook.com/MessinianMusic https://youtu.be/ltqBXPyjp-E <-- Planet Of The Drums Mix
The Planet of the Drums kru was initially created as an outlet for all of us to perform together at different shows and events. Over the years however, that concept evolved. We feel that it is our calling to not only promote quality drum and bass Stateside, but also help provide a voice for our scene as well. Our music has languished in small back rooms on undersized sound rigs for far too long. We are taking a firm stand— ’enough is enough.’ Promoters need to either represent fully or not represent at all…and as Planet of the Drums we will not support those that try to use our scene strictly as a means to line their pockets. Through unification we hope to increase awareness, improve conditions for junglists nationwide and let everyone know that drum and bass isn’t just dance music, it is a way of life. The days of the ‘side room’ need to come to an end… our music deserves its place in the main room. Planet of the Drums kru represents everyone trying to make a positive difference in our scene. Please support your local drum and bass scene, promoters, djs and producers.
AK1200.Dara.Dieselboy.Messinian. Four Men/One Mission
https://www.facebook.com/luminoxbassmusic https://soundcloud.com/luminox https://twitter.com/Luminoxxx
Luminox made a statement in 2012 by championing the trap-style sound, a blend of trap and hardstyle elements. His remixes of Sandro Silva's “Epic” and Bingo Player's “Rattle” have become staples in the trap game, and he continues to hone his production skills through numerous originals. It's undeniable that LUMINOX has helped pioneer the EDM / Hip-Hop blend movement we know as Trap Music and there's a 110% probability that you've heard at least one of his bass-filled hits. His original productions and remixes are being rocked by some of the biggest artist's in the world, and there's no sign of slowing down for this young American producer.
http://www.detroittechnomilitia.com/main/ https://www.facebook.com/detroittechnomilitia https://soundcloud.com/detroittechnomilitia
T.Linder and DJ Seoul share a similar upbringing in the world of electronic music. Both lifelong Detroiters, these two formidable DJs gained their underground education by studying the techniques of the versatile street-style DJs of their youth: notably DJs like Jeff Mills, Claude Young, and Gary Chandler. The no-nonsense, all encompassing approach to the craft shaped the formative years of the young DJs, and this aesthetic is still evident in their performances today. Both Seoul and Linder share a great deal of respect for their musical forefathers and display it through a painstaking touring and production schedule both as solo artists and as the DTM 2x4.
The Detroit Techno Militia 2x4 is a combined ensemble performance by these two powerhouse DJs playing on four turntables at the same time. Seoul and Linder are both students of Techno history and share a great love for the tradition of DJing. Their weapons of choice: analog turntables with vinyl records- without the aid of computers or controllers. Listeners can expect to hear an aggressive, edgy blend of music, spanning many genres and eras with a heavy emphasis on homegrown Detroit Techno and Electro Bass. Their energy and expertise directly reflects their passion for the music and their 30+ years of combined professional DJ experience.
https://www.facebook.com/DJTerryMullan https://soundcloud.com/tmcatalyst
There's only one person on the planet who's mastered the special fusion of jacking acid house, funky bass lines and precise mixing techniques that made Terry Mullan famous -- and that's Mullan himself. A product of the Chicago house explosion that rocked the Midwest in the '80s and '90s, Mullan melded turntablism with house music in ways that no one had ever heard before.
As the world of electronic music has expanded and morphed, so have Mullan's abilities to spin sets for masses of dancers in prestigious clubs all over the planet. In addition, he's managed to stay relevant while remaining faithful to the underlying soulful, hip-bumping element that classifies the Chicago house sound. The man's technique and selection are world-renowned, and he'll no doubt showcase both in Milwaukee.
https://www.facebook.com/ZoolyMusic http://www.soundcloud.com/zoolyofficial http://zoolymusic.wix.com/zoolymusic http://twitter.com/zoolymusic
Zooly has been making music for roughly two and a half years. Stepping into the game right in the heyday of trap music (late 2012-2013), this young West Coast native hit the ground running and hasn’t slowed down since. Although Zooly’s sound has only improved over the years, his style has remained the same: a genreless hybrid of dubstep and trap music with that special west coast flavor!
********** ALSO FEATURING **********
Phantom 45, a Chicago native and drum n’ bass icon has been and continues to be the gateway through which many enter the world of Drum and Bass. Phantom has seen the world change and plays the rhythm of this transformation every weekend with his brand of smokin’ Jungle/Drum-n-Bass. Influenced by U.K. producers such as DJ Hype, Andy C. and the entire moving Shadow label, Phantom 45 began to forge a new way of presenting this musical movement in the U.S. as far back as 1991. His understanding of Breakbeats, House music and Rave culture increased his demand as a touring DJ, landing him the Chicago Krush Rinse Tour with Danny The Wildchild and Dr. Groo in 2000 and The Fully Sorted Tour in 2002! As he sees it he’s “just playing the tunes people need to hear” speaks volumes, for he spins what he feels – nothing more..nothing less.
Striving to captivate uncharted bass territories TEKNiCOLOR is no stranger to dance music. Performing all over the Midwest, TEKNiCOLOR’s tenacity for unpredictable sets combine an eclectic array of originals and unheard tracks performed with electrifying energy guaranteed to remain one-of-a-kind. Developing from his original productions such as Circle of Life, True, Bassface, Bonus Level, and remixes of the likes of House Of Pain, Cold Blank, Kaskade, and Diplo it’s no surprise he was recently dubbed as the “fastest rising produceDJ in the Midwest”. Moreover, through his success TEKNiCOLOR has an EP forthcoming Moomba+ Records. TEKNiCOLOR has opened for the most prominent players in the bass music scene, such as Skrillex, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Infected Mushroom, Alvin Risk, Griz, Vaski, The M Machine, gLAdiator, and many more. Coming from a background like no other combined with the mass combination of influence, talent, dedication, innovation, and commitment; TEKNiCOLOR truly is one artist you don’t want to miss.
https://www.facebook.com/TEKNiCOLORR http://soundcloud.com/teknicolorr http://www.teknicolormusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bassdoctor.rx http://www.soundcloud.com/bassdoc90
Started when he was still a teenie, BassdoctoRx was in multiple bands from ska to metal. He wanted to try something new and the Chicago underground caught his interest. He started from the bottom of after parties and moved his way up to full scale events and small local festivals in greater Chicagoland area. Now, BassDoctoRx is ready to blow your eardrums with some of the sickest tracks that the underground music scene has to offer.
Your neighborhood BassdoctoRx has played with such names as JRabbit, Dieselboy, Minnesota, Dj Muggs, Big Chocolate, Grimblee, Forest Green, Danny The Wild Child, and Heyoka. Dubstep, Trap, Drumstep, and Drum and Bass are his specialties, with a strong passion for music, the dose of bass pumping out of the speakers comes a sound that only a licensed doctor can prescribe. He is sure to have you moving, if not you must have flat lined. Get ready, Cause the Doctor is in...
https://www.facebook.com/shadowpeopleMKE https://soundcloud.com/jonn-hawley/shadow-people-winter-warmer-2013
The Shadow People project came together in 2009 as a result of a partnership between Jonn Hawley and JC Hanna. Drawn together by a shared passion for moving crowds keeping quality at the forefront of electronic music, they decided to begin working on projects at Hawley’s Foundation 75 Studios. With Jonn’s technical ability in the studio along with JC’s DJ sensibility and love for darker rhythms, the Shadow People project has truly taken on a life of it’s own. After the release of their first few projects on labels such as Smoke City (NYC/Huddersfield), Lingo Recordings (Cincinnati), as well as their own Soul Fuel imprint, they've decided to take their act on the road. With a combined 35 years of experience behind the decks, this duo blurs the lines between house and techno through a combination of live elements as well as a seamless blending on a 4 deck setup. These two are on a mission to help put the vibe back into the scene that is deeply rooted in the past as well as focused on the sounds of the future.
https://www.facebook.com/JustFortune https://soundcloud.com/djfortune http://www.apart-music.com/
Made in England, Jessica Fenner aka Fortune, came from a family that loved throwing big parties with live music, dancing and 200 or so happy people - clearly to blame for her passion for music events! Playing piano, flute and saxophone, early years were also influenced by local Bristol artists, Massive Attack, Roni Size, Morcheeba. When rave culture erupted in the 80s, Steve Silk Hurley's Jack Your Body landed at #1 on the top 40 charts, The Prodigy and Carl Cox became household names, and the young music fan was hooked. By 16, she was involved with a local promotions outfit Transition, and was even suspended for taking younger girls clubbing!
********** WITH SUPPORT **********
Justin Case with Derek Fer Real & Kay Jay Milwaukee, WI Bass House / Techno
Hecubus Oshkosh, WI Drum & Bass
X The Owl Milwaukee, WI House
Siphonic Milwaukee, WI Dubstep
PresentabL Green Bay, WI Drum & Bass
Aubrey Lee Milwaukee, WI House
Apple Country Milwaukee, WI Techno
Thrasher Milwaukee, WI Breaks
Foil Madison, WI Electro / DnB
Matt E Stevens Point, WI Tech House
Sossa Milwaukee, WI Trapstyle
Furious Styles Featuring Shawn Paul & J.P. Blanc Madison, WI House
Yeti Appleton, WI Techno
Fat Bitch Rodeo Watertown, WI Bass / Grime
Wikid Green Bay, WI Drum & Bass
Beaver Stevens Point, WI Drum & Bass
Home Team Fremont, WI House
Borski Madison, WI Any & All
Joshua Gilliland Akron, Ohio Live PA
Mark Roscoe & Justin Bailey Akron, Ohio House
Manny Fresh Watertown, WI Tech / Bass House
Zuccaro Tampa Bay, FL Techno
Elekid Stevens Point, WI Hardcore
Uncle Ryan Milwaukee, WI Tech House
The Residents Featuring Wyatt Agard & Lovecraft Madison, WI House
Vigi Appleton, WI Tech House
Tazl Appleton, WI Techno
Aliens At Work Green Bay, WI Neuro/Bass
Aztech Appleton, WI UK Garage / Bass House
** Drop Bass Network presents ** dbn.nye : midwest.hardcorps.showclass it’s a room...not a comeback
https://www.facebook.com/DevilTimesNine http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/delta9 http://www.discogs.com/artist/3028-Delta-9 https://soundcloud.com/deviltimesnine https://partyflock.nl/artist/1627:Delta-9
Flashback to 1994 at some random rave in Chicago. A goofy looking kid hands Drop Bass Network a demo cassette and says “hardcore Chicago you pussy motherfucker.” (Dave 6:6-6) Despite not musically fitting in with the DBN catalog at the time, it became “Deep 13” (dbn010). This release has been often cited by hardcore djs/producers as an influential classic. He followed it up with “Hate Tank” (dbn024) and then several more releases on Lenny Dee’s powerhouse Industrial Strength Records. In total he’s dropped the hardcore bass with over 40 releases on labels across the planet, and appears on over 200 compilations. He has also done remixes for such bands as Napalm Death, Corrosion of Conformity, and Soil. As one of the most revered dj/producers in hardcore he’s traveled all over the US, Europe, and beyond. His hard as nails style of music has been worshiped by the faithful from underground warehouses, to massive Dutch gabber events. Hardcore will never die!
https://www.facebook.com/Centrific http://residentadvisor.net/dj/centrific https://soundcloud.com/centrific
Steve spent every weekend of the summer camping in a tent. Not soaking up vibes and timing bass drops at the latest EDM festival, but instead soaking up jumps and timing gate drops at Midwest BMX tracks. He’s the rad dude out there in all black gear, riding a murdered out Truth bicycle. “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) Oh yea, as Intellephunk he’s thrown some of the most bad ass underground techno parties in the Midwest and 9 years of Communion Sundays. As a dj, his heroically long techno sets are the stuff of legend. He also produced a record for Drop Bass Network called “Somebody Went to Detroit & All I Got Was the Itchy Hawtins” (dbn070).
http://www.dropbass.net/ https://www.facebook.com/kurt.eckes https://www.facebook.com/Drop-Bass-Network-47735574405/ http://www.discogs.com/label/649-Drop-Bass-Network
Jethrox IS Drop Bass Network. And what more can be said about that? The notorious rave crew that was somehow responsible for 80-some events from 1992-2003, including anniversaries, dbn.nye, and Even Furthur. A record label and sub-labels with 80-some vinyl releases coveted by djs worldwide. He has been booked to play hard tunes at gigs all over the US, and he’s even shown up for some of them. And rather than just take another booking on nye, it made more sense to take a room and fill it with old school dbn decor, subkulture audio, headlights, lots of fog, and hard mu.sick. “Keep the sound underground and rave on.” (DBN 92:4LIF)
https://www.facebook.com/terror.byte.9 https://soundcloud.com/jason-berglund/sets/almost-done-tracks
Recently some pictures surfaced of the earliest Drop Bass Network hardcore events. Pressed up against the stacks of speakers with his fist in the air was none other than Terror Byte. Who knew he’s been doing this that long!? The memories of those dark and dirty sweatboxes lives on through his event productions and music studio. From hard acid to hardcore, Terror Byte knows the score.
https://www.facebook.com/julian.rivera.75436 https://soundcloud.com/julian-rivera https://www.mixcloud.com/julianrivera/julian-rivera-live-antihuman/
It wasn’t too long ago that Julian was the weird Colombian mustache guy from Minneapolis stranded at the devilerance kompound. Somehow along the way, he became a full patched official member of the unofficial kompound kru. He’s crafty like that. He’s also crafty when it comes to wringing out the acid from a table full of analog and digital gear with names like Roland, Moog, Korg, and more.
https://www.facebook.com/kimberlynyx https://www.facebook.com/ravecatofficial https://soundcloud.com/kimnyx
( = ^ .. ^ = ) Rave Cat represent. Besides that, Kim has been down since day one. Support Squad OG. DBN 4 Life MuthaFucka. She’s currently serving a out her ban from master crafter for the kompound kru. But on nye we’re guessing you can still expect lots of her stuff. She's also an outstanding dj who will be dropping bass and taking names with mix of dark industrial sounds and breaky techno.
***** The PLUSH Stage *****
https://www.facebook.com/djshivamusic http://www.soundcloud.com/djshiva
For nearly two decades, Indianapolis-based DJ Shiva has brought a multitude of techno flavors to dancefloors far and wide. From the deepest to the darkest techno, she is a purveyor of variety in both music and technique. Her technical skills on the decks are highly respected, but her truest talent lies in her knack for contrast and composition.
Doug Butabi Chicago, IL Psytrance
Machi Milwaukee, WI Psytrance
Propsyles Milwaukee, WI Psytrance
Skooma Milwuakee, WI Techno
Niki Kitz Milwaukee, WI Techno
Horse Force Milwaukee, WI Horse Music
Solarstatik Milwaukee, WI Psy-Tech
Jago Kaast Milwaukee, WI Psy-Bass
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2015.07.20 06:40 koston132 TIFU by going on our first family vacation

My first Reddit post! I know it’s a bit long, and could definitely be shortened up but I thought the whole story would make for a good read. So this all began on Thursday. My girlfriend and I were taking our two daughters on our first family vacation to the twin cities for Mall of America and then to Duluth, and we were pretty excited to say the least. I was planning on proposing to my girlfriend this weekend, I just wasn't quite sure how yet. I did know I wanted our daughters to be involved in the proposal. Let me note that our two daughters are not with each other, but from previous relationships. We were planning on leaving Thursday morning at 5am so we could arrive at the Mall of America right when they opened. Thursday morning rolls around and my daughter is complaining of severe tooth pain. After calling every dentist in the county, we realized we weren’t going to get her in until the afternoon, which would mean no Mall of America. My daughter insists she is going to be fine, she just needs some medicine. I’m uneasy about leaving before seeing a dentist, but we leave anyways. My girlfriend and I both have smaller cars, so earlier in the week my father offered us his car for our trip. He had just bought a Buick Park Ave from one of my close friends that owns a small dealership/auto shop, so his car was perfect for our vacation. We embark on our journey, and arrive at Mall of America around 2 (we live in the Madison, WI area, roughly four hour drive). Upon arriving at MoA, our girls are so excited and hyper you would have thought they were hopped up on some speed, but trust me this was not the case. I honestly thought my daughter was going to stroke out when she saw the American Girl Doll store. Damn that store. $400 later our daughters have these creepy little dolls that look like them and some accessories. Anyhow, our daughters lives have forever been changed by these creepy overpriced dolls. For dinner we had Hard Rock Café in the mall, which was by far the worst dining experience I’ve ever had. We spent $100 on wristbands for the amusement park and went on a total of two rides before the kids got tired and crabby and transformed into mini-demons. We stayed at the mall until about 10 pm, spending LOTS of money in the mean time (we have since decided that we will never return to MoA). We get to our hotel, and the girls are tired, hungry, thirsty, and crabby. Alas! There is a snack shop still open in the lobby! We grab two Gatorades, a yogurt, and some strawberries. The cashier rings it up….$20!?! Are you kidding me? I begin to protest, but my girlfriend whispers that we should probably just bite the bullet to avoid causing a scene in the still populated lobby. I bite my tongue and toss a $20 at the cashier. Finally, after a long day of travel and exploring MoA, we’ve made it to the hotel room, and are all fast asleep in no time. Friday morning we check out of the hotel and start our journey to Duluth. Here’s where things get bad. I had been driving for about 30 minutes on the interstate when I notice the car losing power. I turn the radio down and don’t hear anything out of the ordinary, and the temperature is still normal. This happens right before an exit, so I decide I should get to a gas station to investigate. I pull into a gas station and the car is now making some very loud knocking noises. I turn the car off right away and check under the hood. Oil is fine, coolant is fine, and belts are still intact. I try to turn the car back on and it won’t turn over. Fuck. The kids start to panic. I tell my girlfriend she should take them inside the gas station for some snacks while I run across the street to a small auto shop. I ask the man working if he could take a look at the car, which he said he would be happy to. He brings over a truck just in case it would need to be towed out of the gas station. Upon investigating the car, he declares that the motor is blown. What!? FUCK! No way, my dad just bought this car! We’re so far from home! I’m beginning to panic now. While the nice gentleman is towing the car across the street to his shop, I call my mechanic friend whom my dad had bought the car from. He sounds frustrated, but since my dad had just bought the car from him he said he would figure it out and try not to ruin our vacation. He calls me back 15 minutes later, telling me a tow truck would be up tomorrow around noon. Alright, well we’ve figured that out, kind of. We find out that the man who helped us was the owner of the auto shop, and he is beyond helpful. He tries finding a rental car for us, but comes up empty handed. He doesn’t want to see our first family vacation ruined, so he tells us to take his personal vehicle up to Duluth to finish our trip. Plus, he won’t accept our money. My girlfriend and I are absolutely stunned that this man is being so nice to us, complete strangers, and not expecting a single penny in return. All he asked for was a good review online. Certainly we could do that, it’s the least we could do. God bless Koppy Motors of Forest Lake, MN. Ironically, the car he let us use was the exact same car we had just destroyed, just a different color and a few hundred thousand more miles. Two hours after the breakdown, we’re back on the road and spirits are high. We’re still shocked over the generosity of this man, and are beyond grateful. Finally, we reach our hotel in Duluth. It’s beautiful, and right on Lake Superior. We have a wonderful evening. I ask my girlfriend to marry me (she said yes!) while on a walk along the coast with our daughters. It was perfect. We have a wonderful dinner and get to bed. The next morning we have to leave fairly early because the tow truck will be meeting us at Koppy Motors at noon. We pull in at the same time as the tow truck, load up the car and the luggage, pile into the quad cab tow truck and head home. Should be smooth-sailing from here…..NOT!! Just outside of Menominee, WI, I’m awoken by a loud bang. Our driver is pulling over as I’m asking what happened. Apparently there was an SUV passing us that had two kayaks tied to the top. The kayaks somehow came loose and flew off of their SUV and into my dads poor car on the back of the tow truck. There is now a very large dent on the trunk of his car. All I can do is laugh. Hysterically. My girlfriend joins in, and the tow truck driver looks at us like we’re crazy. Maybe we are, but this was an absolutely perfect end to our first family vacation.
TL;DR Borrowed dad’s car for first family vacation. Motor blows 5 hours away from home. While being towed home, a kayak hits car on back of tow truck.
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