Ramblings – Fire Pro Wrestling World

Hi everybody!  Welcome back to Geekdom101.com!  I apologize for not having written anything since E3, but there hasn’t been much to talk about.  But now there is, as Fire Pro Wrestling World was released last Monday, July 10th.  Well, not a full release.  It’s in Early Access, which means it’s still in beta phase.  But Spike Chunsoft are using this to get feedback on features and stuff that fans really want.  So that’s a big plus.  Enough babbling for the intro, let’s get to my full take on Fire Pro Wrestling World. More

ESSENTIAL ALBUMS OF THE NEW JACK SWING ERA: “FOREVER MY LADY”

On May 28, 1991, the debut album of the single, greatest group of not only the New Jack Swing Era, but of 1990’s R&B music period was released. Upon hearing this album for the first time back then, I was taken aback by the vocals of the group’s lead singer. The group was Jodeci, and it’s lead singer was Cedric “K-Ci” Hailey. K-Ci’s voice was raw and powerful in that rich southern R&B tradition. His voice was David Ruffin meets Bobby Womack. Jodeci would set the standard for R&B groups to come. From 1991-1995, there wasn’t a greater R&B group on the planet. Their debut album, “Forever My Lady,” was in my opinion, the single greatest album recorded by a group in the New Jack Swing Era. More

Lucha Bros 128 – WCW Souled Out 1998 Pt 1




Lucha Bros goes back to the HEIGHT of the Monday Night War to cover WCW Souled Out 1998 featuring the In-RING debut of Bret Hart against Ric Flair, PLUS the wacky World Title situation post-Starrcade 97, Luger vs Savage, Draven loses a bet, Dusty Rhodes betrays tradition, 1998 Chris Jericho is born and SO MUCH MORE! We analyze the mistakes WCW made even after their biggest PPV ever which would end up costing them later in the war, the addition of WCW Thunder to the weekly wrestling lineup and its impact on the business, the birth of the permanent 3 hour WCW Nitros and why they were VERY harmful to the business, the early seeds planted for the NWO Wolfpac and the NWO split storyline from 1998, why Sting’s title reign failed, why Bret Hart was misused and SO MUCH FREAKING MORE! This is Part 1, Part 2 is coming next week!

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ESSENTIAL ALBUMS OF THE NEW JACK SWING ERA: “COOLEYHIGHHARMONY”

During New Edition’s 1989 concert tour, five high school friends from Philadelphia snuck backstage at the Philadelphia Spectrum to meet them. While security attempted to remove them from the premises, the five young men began singing in acappella “Can You Stand The Rain.” Michael Bivins was so impressed, he gave the group his phone number and told them to call him. This resulted in Bivins becoming their manager and the group was signed to Motown Records. The five young men consisted of Marc Nelson, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris and Michael McCary. They would name their group Boyz II Men after a song off of New Edition’s “Heart Break” album. Nelson left the group just before they commenced recording of their first album, “Cooleyhighharmony.”

“Cooleyhighharmony” was the second consecutive album released under new Motown honcho Jheryl Busby that was an immediate hit. Released on Valentine’s Day 1991, this album was an integral part of Motown’s last great glory era. The first single off the album, “Motownphilly,” was a prototypical New Jack Swing uptempo track, complete with the sound and rap lyrics featuring Bivins. This single, an infectious dance track, went to number three on the Billboard Pop charts and number one on the Billboard R&B charts. It was the beginning of a historic five year run that was only equalled in history by legendary acts Elvis, The Beatles, Whitney Houston, and The Rolling Stones. The second single would be one of my favorite songs ever recorded by them. More

Should I Toon In? Despicable Me 3

In this edition of Should I Toon In Mr. Eddie takes a look at the newest movie in the Despicable Me franchise. Is this one as good as the originals or does it have more in common with that terrible Minions Movie?

Lucha Bros 127: Invasion Pt 3



On this final edition of our coverage of INVASION – we complete the show! We discuss the rise of ROD VAN DAM and what made him special, Jeff Harvey’s singles push, The Inaugural Brawl match and why it was stupid, Steve Austin BETRAYS the WWF, Draven and D rank the WOMEN, Shawn Stasiak, Hardcore Holly has one of the best segments EVER in WWF, Vince Russo sends Mark the Mark a letter, Sid Eudy meets the country bumpkins from Houston, Summerslam 2017 changes, Cena vs Roman at Mania 34 possibilities, and much more!

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Laidback Gourmet: Burger King’s Lucky Charms Milk Shake

On this edition of the Laidback Gourmet Mr. Eddie takes a look at Burger King’s newest creation, the Lucky Charms Milk Shake. What happens when the unholy Fae powers are unleashed unto Burger King’s shake machine?

Lucha Bros 126: Invasion Pt 2



On this week’s KLB we discuss TONS of stuff going on including Mauro’s return to WWE, Vince Russo cements his status as a beta, Transformers is HORRIBLE and MUCH MORE then, PART 2 of Invasion as we begin covering WWF Invasion, some Scarface talk and Breaking bad too, Baby Earl vs Nicky Patrick, Adam and Jay vs Mike Awesome and Lance T, Sara Undertaker and a lesson about tattoos, the WCW Tag Team Champs getting buried despite having potential, Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler’s accidental babyface turn, and MUCH more! Remember to subscribe on Itunes!

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ESSENTIAL ALBUMS OF THE NEW JACK SWING ERA: “JOHNNY GILL”

As a child, the first two singers that caught my attention were Teddy Pendergrass and Donny Hathaway. They were, in my opinion, the most soulful singers of the 1970’s. The 1980’s were dominated by soul singers with falsetto and soft tenor type voices. The New Jack Swing era brought back the baritone style that both Pendergrass and Hathaway displayed a decade earlier. Johnny Gill, from his early solo work and with New Edition, was the first singer since Teddy and Donny with an explosive, seductive baritone. It would all come together with Gill’s Motown Records debut album, the self titled “Johnny Gill.” More