Tag: twitter

August 1, 2017 /

I’m taking a break from Twitter for a few weeks. I’ll tweet this out on the blog’s account and stuff, but I took the Twitter app off my phone and I’m going to avoid @carnycorporate as much as I can for as long as I can stand it. This unprecedented break for your Twitter junkie here was inspired by the dragging of my beloved Ivelisse over her comments about depression. I’d include her tweets, but…

March 8, 2015 /

And then there appeared a curious GIF on my Twitter timeline: Greatest heel tactic. #WWEBrooklyn pic.twitter.com/GOS7NcvUB4 — Trask (@TraskVancity) March 8, 2015 Seth Rollins waving the Russian flag. And over John Cena at that! Think of the thematic implications! Look, I know there’s deep thinking to be done about this one. I’ll update this post when and if it comes to me. 🙂

February 11, 2015 /

After I tweeted my last post On Heels That Should Be Faces and Faces That Should Be Heels, Twitter user @StigsVegCousin asked me to explain how I would book a Cena/Rusev double turn — Cena to heel and Rusev to face — which I alluded to in my post. I appreciated the challenge because really I’m just a chick who shoots my mouth off over here, throwing out my literary ideas about wrestling to see…

January 1, 2015 /

This final RAW of 2014 was fascinating, despite being pretty low key until the hostage situation at the end. There were no celebrations of Hulk Hogan or a holiday or a charity, just well-composed rising action and character development. The episode functioned as something of an airing of grievances, as is seasonally appropriate and a welcome change from the Christmas shenanigans of the previous week and the tired cliches of overall holiday season. It was…

December 4, 2014 /

Wow! One retweet from Big Show and this blog is blowing up! Before my post on Show’s poignant heel turn, Notes on the Spectacle of Excess had something like 320 all-time hits. After he shared my post I’m well over 800 in just a couple days. My thanks to the big man, and welcome new readers! I have taken to tweeting my thoughts on RAW, and then compiling and revising them for my weekly Notes…

November 23, 2014 /

I do understand that behind the kayfabe, John Cena is tired lately. Possibly starting to burn out. You can hear it when his voice cracks, and in the real emotion that surges beneath his words when he talks about the haters and his controversial roll as a booed babyface. His fortitude is mighty, but the grind of life on the road may be starting to take its toll. One night a couple weeks ago, he…

November 21, 2014 /

There was a strange night a few weeks ago when I had a small flurry of new followers on Twitter for some odd reason. One of them was Funaki. I know I didn’t dream this because I still have the notification in my email: FUNAKI (@shofufu824) is now following you on Twitter! A few days later I looked through the list for some reason and noticed Funaki had disappeared from my followers list. And I…

August 6, 2014 /

I am taking my time to find my place as a semiotic wrestling critic in the blogosphere, and to find like minds on Twitter. I haven’t yet found anyone doing exactly what I’m doing, but I do find the occasional tweet of a kindred spirit, like this one: Mr. Not PG! @WWEThatsNotPG Follow AMBROSE TROLLING ROLLINS IS PERFECTION. IT IS EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING 6:52 PM – 4 Aug 2014 Yes. Ambrose is the sublime. Everything…

July 23, 2014 /

Well now, this is rather interesting: Disgusted. @TheDailyShow talks of blah blah blah… Propaganda. Moving on. — LANA (@LanaWWE) July 23, 2014 So WWE apologizes for Lana’s insensitive remark about the plane crash, meanwhile Lana herself dismisses the controversy with a swift tweet, and manages to sneak in a dig at Jon Stewart. Propaganda, ouch! The truth hurts! Wouldn’t it be fair to describe what he does over there at the Daily Show as “agitprop”?…