Saturday, 4 October 2008

Wrestling with the Truth

Everyone has a secret TV guilty pleasure - one of my old a housemates, a top business consultant in the city, couldn't miss an episode of Corrie. My late Grandad, who in public would lambast any programme other than the news as rubbish, was an avid fan of Brookside (sorry Grandpa!) and my other half has just too many to mention (no jokes about her bad taste in other areas please!)

Mine has to be... WWE wrestling!

Yes I know its all fake and staged - not really fitting given the blog title - but once you get into it and suspend your disbelief, it really is dramatic and athletic... ok, ok I can't defend it. Its straight up light entertainment at its worst!

Anyway I was watching an episode of Smackdown! the other day when the character 'JBL' came on moaning about the fact that the US government was going to bail out some of the banks and said that his wife was going to be giving evidence to congress on the matter.

Interested as to whether this was true or just part of wrestling kayfabe i looked him up on wikipedia - low and behold not only is it true, but JBL - a wrestler that pretends to hit people for a living - is a regular panalist on Fox news!

I guess shows the sort of 'fair and balanced' views they are interested in touting!

4 comments:

Company Clothing said...
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Dan W said...

nice title, interesting blog...guilty tv pleasures? the 1980s adapatations of Sherlock Holmes?

Arun said...

That's far too acceptable - i want something intellectually damaging - an australian/american soap, a terrible sport (ten pin bowling, fishing, tennis - that sort of thing)
or maybe a one of those police camera things

Credophile said...

Arun, what up. hope you are well, my friend. i have a new article up at www.stopsmilingonline.com, it's an interview i did with christopher buckley and we discuss your main man, Hitchens a bit. Give it a read, let me know what you think. Peace be with you.