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Luis A Mendez

Luis A Mendez

When he’s not writing supernatural stories, Luis Mendez is obsessively following public opinion trends and gauging likely election outcomes. He has written about the subject for various publications and runs a monthly updated website trying to predict coming elections.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    150 wings, upgraded to “all drumsticks”. 50 Mango Habanero, 50 Garlic Parmesan, 50 Lemon Pepper.

    We’ll also be stopping by Popeye’s in order to get Mac&Cheese, Beans and Rice, and Cole Slaw since Wingstop stopped making those beans that were soooooooo good.

    Pineapple, blackberries, yogurt, and those little ice cream sundaes that come with a wooden “spoon” will also be made available.

    Oh, yes. This will be The Best WrestleMania Yet.Report

  2. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Oh! And at the Hall of Fame ceremony last night, a guy ran into the ring and tackled Bret Hart while he was giving a speech.

    For a second, the cameramen all followed because they thought “wow! This is a great little surprise storyline!” but then EVERYBODY CUT TO THE AUDIENCE for a second because they realized “no, that’s just a crazy guy in a rasta wig”.

    The guy got dogpiled and I can’t find what’s going on with him now (not that I’ve looked *TOO* hard) but if there’s anybody that I would not want to mess with, it’s a ring full of wrestlers in the middle of a black-tie event where they’re all putting everything aside for a night to honor comrades.

    If the guy needed to go to the emergency room before he got shuttled off to his hearing, I wouldn’t be surprised.Report

  3. Avatar Marchmaine says:

    Now I’m hungry… am I strange thinking that all drummies is a sidegrade?

    Is Wingstop better than Buffalo Wild Wings? BWW are terrible… in turns tough or burnt. I grew up with Buffalo Joes in Evanston and their method (confit first, then deep fry to finish) makes the most tenderous wings.

    Chicago has ruined two foods for me: Pizza and Wings, and Gyros. Three foods. Four if you count Italian Beef. Five if you can count Hackney’s as a food, and I do.

    Have a great party.Report

  4. Avatar Maribou says:

    Jaybird is yelling at the tv but he wants me to mention that the Kofi match was amazing (which it was).Report

  5. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I’m going to troll again for a bit. How for so many men in their thirties or forties decide that their tastes and interests should stop developing at age 10?

    Lots of people in my gender (or maybe humanity) seem absolutely resistant to trying to appreciate anything with nuance, elegance, sophistication, or that might require a little more effort to understand. These things get labeled as not “fun.”Report

    • Avatar Reformed Republican says:

      Tastes can develop and change, but liking new things does not have to mean you stop liking other things. I have had many weekends that involve an opera on Saturday and a wrestling PPV on Sunday. They are not mutually exclusive.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      Oh, Saul. You shouldn’t enjoy the things that you like. You should enjoy the things that I like.

      I have a degree in Philosophy.Report

    • Avatar Jesse says:

      I mean, the actual truth is back in the “good ole’ days,” far more men in their thirties and forties actually attended wrestling. During the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, there were weekends where five or six wrestling promotions around the United States drawing 10,000 people a week, and things like the weekly Memphis studio TV show had 50% of the Memphis area watching at times.

      I watched multiple wrestling shows this weekend, read a non-fiction book on The New Deal, spent way too much time arguing about tax policy someplace else, and read a comic book TPB.

      What you think of the time period where men supposedly had the right tastes and interests, what you’re actually thinking of, is the time period where middle and upper middle class men had the right tastes and interests and were going to beatnik art galleries, your Italian dock worker from The Bronx was going down to Da Garden to see Bruno Sammartino beat up on Waldo Von Erich.

      Also, one can make the argument that outside of jazz, comic books and wrestling are two of the original arts that America has given to the world.Report

  6. Avatar Chip Daniels says:

    I never had any interest in “High Culture” when I was growing up, since it always seemed to be the property of fusty old academics, the guys you saw on Masterpiece Theater and parodied by SNL as “Leonard Pinth-Garnell”.

    Then I saw Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing, and was astounded at how alive and lusty and exciting it really was.

    The same happened when I actually saw classical works of art and Baroque music. I remember hearing Canon in D, and even having no idea what it was, I felt a deep pang of poignancy, to the pint of feeling a lump in my throat and having no idea why.
    Art does that. It’s like a stealthy knife that slides in sideways where our armor of intellect can’t protect us and makes us feel things we can’t explain.

    I was sad, actually, that this magnificent culture had been captured by scholastics kept high up on a reserved shelf where ordinary people were prohibited.

    I say that because I sense a bit of ownership about high culture, where it isn’t enough to be moved by the St. Crispin’s Day speech, but you must also speak articulately about all the deeper intellectual undertrappings of Shakespeare or Velasquez or risk being dismissed.

    But of course, Shakespeare was not writing for academics, but for the rowdy crowds of peasants that would happily turn out for a bear-baiting fight or public hanging.Report

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