It's the age old Pro-Wrestling discussion that never gets old (but really it is WAY OLD).... What if Sting were in the WWE? Of course, that is always immediately followed with a bunch of drooling of who could fight who and where the story lines can go. Well let me give you a heads up on this latest round..... NOWHERE!
Recently it was put out there that Stinger had reached out through connections and discussed the potential for a final move to the WWE. When and if this happens, it is almost a guarantee that he will retire. Probably one more match at Wrestlemania against Undertaker or Triple H just so he can say he fought him when they both were at the top of their game. Then immediate retirement and gone. There won't be any story lines that are drawn out or a line of opponents for him to drive through before its over.....nope, just one match and gone.
So the question is....is this good for WWE and Sting? Probably and only for one reason. The merchandising deals that can be put into place. Sting is truly an ICON in the sport and his merchandising is worth millions to a company like WWE. Plus they have the vehicle that is powerful enough to still get long run play financially out of older retired characters and their likeness. Hell just the thought of a STING character in the next WWE 14 video game is enough to get a ton of people to jump on top of it.
So with this said, and the age that Steve is at, there is a probable move to the WWE to solidify that merchandising deal and his final bid to enter the HALL OF FAME. And we all know that there are other "hall of fames", but the one that really counts in the fans eyes is the WWE Hall of Fame. With out the big show and Wrestlemania weekend to be around it, a Hall of Fame bid seems mediocre..
So why title this "Stop it with Sting!" ? Well that is simple. We need to stop everything with Sting. He probably really only has one GREAT match left in the tank (everything else seems phoned in recently). We nee d that match on the "Biggest Stage of them ALL" and it needs to be against someone legendary (including Cena...regardless of your opinion). And they need to Retire him and put him in the Hall of Fame so he can stop all of it. No more bad angles. No more discussion of jumping ship. No more "one more time" chants. No more anything. It is time for Sting to move on.
Now I get that this might not be a popular opinion. And that is fine. I am one person with one viewpoint. But I think we all know that the guy that holds on too long tarnishes his reputation. We all love Ric Flair, but he's become the Dick Clark of Pro-Wrestling. Every year they would roll Clark out on New Years eve and it was fine until the stroke. Then it became a sad state of affairs and each time the fans would say "they rolled him out again and he looked worse". Well that is where Flair is and we don't want Taker and Sting to get to. Sometimes opting for the RYU-esque walk off into the sunset is a more fitting end for our heroes and favorites.
On this Overtime, Mark and Jeremy decide to continue answering some valuable listener questions when they are hit with this one:
"If Movies were not fiction and in fact all REAL, which movie have you seen that would be the most disturbing to you?"
This leads to a indefinite plethora options of famous movies and how we would percieve them from this uniqu point of view. Plus the guys take on a listener email that leads to a heavy discussion of how the military in the USA is viewed from many different eyes. See Mark and Jeremy don't always agree on everything!
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Careful what you put between your iPhone and a power outlet: That helpful stranger’s charger may be injecting your device with more than mere electrons.
At the upcoming Black Hat security conference in late July, three researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology plan to show off a proof-of-concept charger that they say can be used to invisibly install malware on a device running the latest version of Apple’s iOS.
Though the researchers aren’t yet sharing the details of their work, a description of their talk posted to the conference website describes the results of the experiment as “alarming. Despite the plethora of defense mechanisms in iOS, we successfully injected arbitrary software into current-generation Apple devices running the latest operating system (OS) software,” their talk summary reads. “All users are affected, as our approach requires neither a jailbroken device nor user interaction.”
The researchers’ malicious charger, which they’re calling “Mactans” in what seems to be a reference to the scientific name of the Black Widow spider, is built around an open-source single-board computer known as a BeagleBoard, sold by Texas Instruments for a retail price of around $45. “This hardware was selected to demonstrate the ease with which innocent-looking, malicious USB chargers can be constructed,” the researchers write.
It’s not clear just how convincing that charger will be, of course, given that a three-inch square BeagleBoard can’t fit into the smaller power adaptors Apple sells for charging its gadgets, like the one shown above. But a BeagleBoard could be hidden in a docking station or external battery, and the team hints that others with more resources may be able to advance their work: “While Mactans was built with [a] limited amount of time and a small budget, we also briefly consider what more motivated, well-funded adversaries could accomplish.”
When I spoke by phone Friday with Yeongjin Jang, one of the Georgia Tech researchers, he told me that the team had contacted Apple about their exploit, but hadn’t yet heard back from the company, and declined to comment further. I reached out to Apple, too, and will update this post if the company responds.
The researchers write that their attack can compromise an iOS device running the most recent version of Apple’s mobile operating system in less than a minute. They add that they can also demonstrate that the malware infection resulting from their malicious charger is persistent and tough to spot. “We show how an attacker can hide their software in the same way Apple hides its own built-in applications,” reads their description.
The Georgia Tech researchers would be far from the first to hack iOS devices via their USB connections. The devices’ combined data and power port has been the most common point of entry for hackers seeking to jailbreak their devices to remove Apple’s default restrictions on their devices. The “evasi0n” jailbreakreleased by a group of iOS hackers in February, for instance, took advantage of a flaw in iOS’s mobile backup system as well as four other bugs to dismantle the devices’ security measures.
That jailbreak was used more than 18 million times by iOS users eager to hack their iPhone, iPads and iPod touches before Apple updated their software to block the exploit in March. Given that Georgia Tech is demonstrating a far less friendly technique, expect Apple to move fast to patch the bugs they’re exposing.
Its Overtime again and this time around Justin and Mark bring back on Bill Delaney to discuss more Hollywood Remakes. Both good and bad ones, it really doesnt matter cause when the three start discussing, the conversation literally can be endless.
Plus the guys decide to answer some listener emails and that age old question: What are some crappy songs from the past that you hold near and dear to your heart? Enjoy!
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Famed hitchhiker 'Kai' arrested in Philadelphia, charged in Clark lawyer's murder
They met, an unlikely pair, in Times Square last Saturday night.
One, a 73-year-old partner in a Rahway law firm and member of his hometown’s Chamber of Commerce, the other a 24-year-old itinerant with long hair and a penchant for upturning convention that had landed him a minor internet presence.
Their rendezvous, most of it later spent in and around Joseph Galfy Jr.’s ranch-style house on Starlite Drive in Clark, would last about 24 hours, until sometime Sunday evening when, authorities said, their encounter turned violent after a sexual tryst.
On Monday afternoon, Galfy, a partner at Kochanski, Baron and Galfy, was found dead in his bed, severely beaten, clothed only in underwear and socks, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said yesterday.
Detectives later determined Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, better known by his online persona, "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker," had killed the man who was more than three times his age.
At around 6:30 Thursday, McGillvary was arrested at the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Philadelphia by members of the Philadelphia Police Department, and has been charged in Galfy’s death, Romankow said in a statement.
McGillvary will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days, Romankow said. Bail was previously set at $3 million and he will be lodged in the Union County Jail in Elizabeth, he said.
During the earlier news conference in Elizabeth, Romankow did not indicate how authorities came to suspect McGillvary, who he said should be considered "armed and dangerous." Romankow also said authorities don’t yet know how the two came to meet in Times Square.
They returned to Galfy’s home, detectives determined, where McGillvary spent the night. Romankow said Galfy, the attorney for the Green Brook land use board, drove McGillvary to the Rahway Train station Sunday morning, from where the younger man left for Asbury Park.
McGillvary returned to Rahway later in the day. After exchanging text messages, Galfy picked him up and brought him back to his house.
Romankow said the killing happened sometime that evening.
In a Facebook entry Tuesday, McGillvary, posting under the name Caleb Kai Lawrence Yodhehwawheh, intimates he was drugged and sexually assaulted, but does not say where or when the incident took place.
"what would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house ... and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged (and) raped ... you? what would you do?" the post reads.
Romankow called the post "pretty much self-serving."
An autopsy completed Tuesday determined Galfy died of blunt force trauma, the prosecutor said. He declined to comment on what was used to beat Galfy or say if anything was take from the house.
He did say the killing, "was thought out."
"He’s been known to use the back of a hatchet," Romankow said, a reference to McGillvary’s stopping a deadly attack earlier this year in California by pummeling a man with his hatchet, an event that gained McGillvary internet notoriety.
After killing Galfy, the prosecutor said, McGillvary called a woman, whom Romankow identified only identify as "Fan 1," asking her to pick him up. She couldn’t.
McGillvary later returned to the train station and again traveled to Asbury Park, where he and the woman met for lunch on Monday.
The woman, whom authorities have interviewed, told detectives McGillvary had cut his hair.
At about the same time, Clark police discovered Galfy’s body. Officers had gone to his home after he failed to show up for work or answer his phone.
McGillvary and the woman spent the rest of the day in Philadelphia, before making their way her hometown of Glassboro, Romankow said. Although she wanted McGillvary to stay at her house, her family resisted and she called another woman, identified by the prosecutor as "Fan 2," who let McGillvary stay at her house, also in Glassboro.
The other woman has also been interviewed, Romankow said. Neither is facing charges, he said.
On Tuesday, McGillvary left for Philadelphia, indicating he could be going to see friends in Georgia, the prosecutor said.
McGillvary, who is also known as Kai Lawrence, Caleb Kai Lawrence and Kai Nicodemus, lists Eureka, Calif., as his hometown on his Facebook page. But he is by all accounts without a known address, the prosecutor said. His freewheeling disposition earned him some fame and several television appearances in February after he was picked up while hitchhiking by a man who then nearly killed a utility worker. McGillvary used the hachet to thwart the attacker.
McGillvary later gave a rambling, profanity-laced interview to a Fresno, Calif., television station about the incident. The interview went viral, with one version viewed more than 3.9 million times on YouTube. He later appeared on ABC’s "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Kimmel asked him what people were saying to him since the Feb. 1 incident.
"Hey, you’re Kai, that dude with the hatchet," he responded.
Romankow said McGillvary, who said in his TV appearance he prefers to be called "home-free" instead of homeless, traded on his newfound celebrity to meet fans across the country. It is not known whether Galfy was aware of McGillvary’s fame.
News that Galfy’s suspected killer had been arrested brought little comfort for his longtime friend and neighbor, former Clark Mayor Robert Ellenport.
"There’s no closure in this type of grisly murder. You are never going to have closure (but) this is a step in the right direction," Ellenport said last night, hours after attending Galfy’s wake in Watchung.
"Knowing the kind of person Joe was and his generosity, it’s unfathomable," said Ellenport, who had known Galfy for more than 25 years, the last decade or so as next-door neighbors. "It’s just tragic."
The Idler Academy's inaugural Bad Grammar award was bestowed last week on 100 academics who wrote an open letter to Michael Gove in March criticising the education secretary's revised national curriculum. The letter reads at times as if it was written by committee, but does it really display "the worst use of English over the last 12 months by people who should know better"? Hardly. Like many such gongs, up to and including the Nobel prize for literature, the Bad Grammar award looks suspiciously like the continuation of politics by other means. One of the three judges was Toby Young, whose latest book is How to Set Up a Free School; Gove apparently told fellow guests at a Spectator party last year that he'd like Young to stand as a Tory MP. "The 100 educators have inadvertently made an argument for precisely the sort of formal education the letter is opposing," Young said. Steven Pinker (no soft leftie) put it slightly differently in The Language Instinct 20 years ago: "Since prescriptive rules are so psychologically unnatural that only those with access to the right schooling can abide by them, they serve as shibboleths, differentiating the elite from the rabble."
Despite all that, it's still the case that some ways of writing are clearer and more elegant than others, and some of the shibboleths are worth following for the sake of clarity, elegance and consistency (I'm fairly sure I don't think that just because I'm an editor at the London Review of Books). They're conventions not rules, however, and different conventions apply to different kinds of discourse: constructions that are unacceptable in so-called Standard English and wouldn't find their way into the LRB or the Guardian – a reinforcing double negative, say – are more than fine in other registers (eg "I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more").
Bearing all that in mind, here are nine conventions (the number as arbitrary as everything else) that are more or less worth adhering to, depending on context, though none of them are hard-and-fast rules (and, yes, I have tried to discreetly break most of them in this preamble).
1. Dangling (or unattached) participle "Going to the shops, a dog ran in front of my bike." The dog must have been worried they were about to run out of bones at the bone shop. Dangling participles are best avoided because they can change the meaning of a sentence. And while it's true that most readers will be able to understand what you're getting at, it's still worth saying what you mean. So: "As I was going to the shops" or "On my way".
"Which is appropriate to non-defining and that to defining clauses," HW Fowler wrote in his Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1926). "The dog that ran in front of my bike had floppy ears." "The dog, which had floppy ears, ran in front of my bike." It's often a fine distinction, and was very possibly invented by Fowler, but it can nonetheless be useful. As with dangling participles, it's about saying what you mean.
3. Split infinitive
One of my English teachers once told us that the critic Helen Gardner's last words were: "My dear, try never to split your infinitives." A nurse had asked her: "Would you like me to gently prop you up?" Split infinitives are worth avoiding to keep pedants at bay, but there's nothing actually wrong with them, and a split infinitive is preferable to an inelegant alternative. "To boldly go" is resoundingly iambic, the alternatives – "boldly to go" or "to go boldly" – either flighty or leaden. The rule against splitting infinitives was supposedly invented by Dryden, by analogy with Latin, in which the infinitive is a single word.
Whom is on the way out, and won't be much missed. There's nothing wrong with saying: "Who am I speaking to?" The stiffer formulation "To whom am I speaking?" can be useful if you want to be stiff. But no one would ever say: "Whom am I speaking to?"
5. Ending a sentence with a preposition
Like beginning a sentence with a conjunction, this is always completely fine. As Winston Churchill never actually said, it's the kind of pedantry "up with which I will not put".
6. Due to
The idea that "due to" is wrong, but "'owing to" is OK is bogus. They're both wrong if used to mean "because of" and both OK if used to mean "the result of". "Due to unplanned engineering works, the train to Basingstoke has been cancelled" is a mistake. "The train to Basingstoke has been cancelled; this is due to unplanned engineering works" is fine. Still, "due to" is best avoided because it leads to formulations such as "due to the fact that", which is a really clumsy way of saying "because".
7. Greengrocer's apostrophe
"Carrot's" and "apple's" are not so common, but almost everyone occasionally writes "who's", "it's" and "you're" for whose, its and your. That's the problem with following rules – such as the rule that possessives are distinguished from plurals by an apostrophe – sometimes they don't apply.
8. Different from, not to or than There's no very good reason for following this rule, but then there's no reason not to, either.
9. Using the subjunctive in conditional clauses
And finally, another one that's worth paying attention to, because altering the mood alters the sense. The subjunctive is used to describe a state of affairs that isn't the case. "If the dog were hungry, it would run to the bone shop." This means the dog isn't hungry, as we can tell because it isn't running to the bone shop. "If the dog is hungry, it will run to the bone shop." This means the dog may be hungry, we'll have to wait and see.
On this Overtime for the Q....we are joined by Tone Cabral as we go more in depth about the Hate Mail that Mark received, plus Justin gets to openly vent about it....all cussy and everything. Then its on to some beer talk and finally a couple letters from the listeners that go awry. Trust me, this is an ending that required us to drink massive quantities of alcohol to get over.
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