Beer, Blood & Cornmeal: Seven Years of Strange Wrestling by Bob Calhoun

By Bob Calhoun

I feel the name of the e-book says all of it. it is a nice learn, and an exceptional trip, via a global that another way you would by no means get to determine. rather well performed.

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What I did have going for me though was a really cool 1966 Oldsmobile Starfire with power windows and bucket seats. Its copious amount of chrome shone and the body was painted with that sparkly rust acrylic that was called ’57 Chevy Bronze. It had sleek 37 BEER, BLOOD & CORNMEAL lines and looked like a sports car only so much bigger that I could fit my bass amp in the trunk without anyone knowing it was in there. Its only drawback was that I sometimes had to circle the block more than five or six times to find a scarce piece of San Francisco curbside big enough to park it legally.

While the art form does have some relation to the fighting disciplines that it mimics, its similarities are merely superficial. The object of judo, jiu-jitsu, boxing or collegiate wrestling is to beat your opponent. The object of big-time wrestling is to create the illusion of a fight. Other fight36 The Three Mile Baby ing arts are competitive while professional wrestling is cooperative. Pro wrestling utilizes a wide array of moves and signals that I knew nothing about. Audra was much more exposed to pro wrestling than I was, but while she knew that jiu-jitsu “wasn’t wrestling,” she wasn’t exactly sure how it wasn’t.

Its only drawback was that I sometimes had to circle the block more than five or six times to find a scarce piece of San Francisco curbside big enough to park it legally. I wasn’t going to show up to the Transmission that day as just another bowling shirt wearing nobody. I needed to make as big a splash as possible so I wore the gaudiest gi that Ruby had made for me. It was a star spangled kimono with red sequined trim and a short Elvis cape that was held on by strips of Velcro. I found a parking space by this “straight friendly” gay bar called the Stud.

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