Greetings from Phoenix!

August 5th, 2008 by | Tags: , , , , ,

Hey, there. I didn’t have time to post about my trip in time, but at the moment, I’m kicking it in Arizona for a few days. I should be back Friday or so, but in the meantime, hermanos has the slack and that’s fine with me.

Just three things of note from my trip so far:

1) On the plane flight, I sat next to none other than former WWF Intercontinental and Tag Champion Tito Santana! God, that was awesome. We talked for a while about many things, but that guy was a complete class act. Totally friendly, good natured and still looks great. At first I didn’t want to say anything because I thought he was too young to be Tito.

2) The IMAX theater around here isn’t playing Dark Knight. Instead, they just have a series of educational films that will not make them money. How dense and/or retarded are they for not picking up on the goddamn Batman? It boggles the mind.

3) While at the local mall, I stepped into a KB Toys for the sake of looking at some action figures. Now, this store looks like they just get a series of figures, sell the ones worth selling and keep a never-ending supply of the ones nobody wants for years. For instance, for the Marvel Legends figures, I found about 15 Longshots and maybe 2 Lady Deathstrikes. Then I discovered a bargain bin of Rocky Balboa figures. At first I was excited. Rocky figures? That means I could pick up a sweet figure of Clubber Lang or Drago for cheap. Maybe if I’m lucky there will be an Apollo Creed in there.

Instead, I just found a huge pile of figures for the announcers and commentators. Not just for Rocky Balboa, but for the old movies as well. Who would want this? I’m serious. Who would ever want one of these? No kid, that’s for sure. I don’t think there are any fans of the movies who are licking their lips over this. I can’t comprehend how someone thought those would be a good idea.

That’s all for now. Be back in a couple days.

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4 comments to “Greetings from Phoenix!”

  1. I have a friend who works at a museum, and I asked her if they were showing any real movies at the IMAX theater (since I seem to recall seeing something last time I had visited). She said they stopped because the theater director felt that non-education films hurt their image or something.

    So, it’s not necessarily a monetary decision.

  2. Get a picture of those toys or I will kill you.

    Correction: pictures.

  3. Did you ask him about the Flying Burrito? Also if you need some cheap eats, Peter Piper Pizza is amazingly good for a kiddy place.

  4. Gotta go with you on the commentators thing. Maybe if they’d been somebody worthwhile, or played an actual important role . . . like, if one of the Rocky announcers had been a big time boxer who stepped down from fighting to do play by play or color commentary, and then stepped in to help Rocky on the inevitable come back training montage.