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Definition Of A Hero
Friday, September 23, 2005
It’s a little ironic that right after I make a post about the cast of The Ultimate Fighter 2 not being as interesting as the first season’s cast an amazing story about Melvin Guillard comes out. On the show he was portrayed as the overconfident fighter who talked about his record a lot. He’s the one from this season’s original commercial who said "dawg do you know who that fuck I am!?" Well, it turns out a lot more people should know who the fuck he is, especially after his incredibly heroic acts during hurricane Katrina. Melvin’s fiancé worked in the sheriff’s office and had no choice but to stay, so Melvin, refusing to leave his fiancé’s side, stayed in New Orleans, as well. While Melvin was caught in the middle of one of the fiercest hurricanes in our history he ended up finding something great inside him, saving the lives of numerous people the rescue squads were ignoring, getting people to safety and finding them food and water. He may have been the first contestant eliminated, but Melvin Guillard is a true hero and I hope he gets another chance to compete in the UFC.

Going from one fighting show contestant to another, Maven, one of the WWE’s two original Tough Enough winners, is going to be on the next season of VH1’s Surreal Life. So he gets fired from the WWE and ends up in a freak show house with other quasi-celebrities. Well, after watching Danny Bonaduce shoot up on VH1 over the weekend I guess Maven will be the second steroid filled individual the network has featured, though I’m guessing Maven didn’t shed a tear while he was taking his (c’mon Danny, you could have taken the pills, the cream and the clear, anything other than using the needle!).

Sticking with the WWE for a minute, Mark Copani, who’s better known to wrestling fans as Muhammad Hassan, was officially released by the company. For everyone who’s ever felt like they were screwed on the job, go talk with Copani, who basically got fired for doing what he was told to do. Was the storyline about the terrorists attacking the Undertaker unreally tasteless? Yes. Did they show it not only on Smackdown, but also on Velocity to hype their match? Yes. The feedback, obviously, was pretty harsh as the segment almost redefined bad taste, but Copani, a young wrestler who had little to no pull with the creative team, was just doing what the writers wrote for his part. Now he finds himself out of work. I hope the writers who came up with the segment all got canned, as well, because Copani shouldn’t be the one to take the fall for their terrible idea.

Lastly, I'm not sure whether to be proud of this next item, or slightly disturbed. Last night I hit up SBC's karaoke night with a few friends. Normally I get up and "sing" a funny song (sing is in quotes because I would never disrespect a REAL singer by calling what I do singing). Last night I wanted to do King Missile's "Detachable Penis" because, let's face it, nothing is more classic than a song that starts with the line "I woke up this morning with a bad hangover and my penis was missing." I, however, have quite the rep with the karaoke DJ there and he wanted me to do a song I had performed a few weeks ago, Adam Sandler's "At A Medium Pace." Never one to upset a DJ, and heck I was just there to goof off and have a good time, I once again performed "At A Medium Pace" (incidentally, I LOVE the looks on the people's faces who haven't heard the song before). I rocked the crowd, that's never in question, but should I be proud that I have this rep with this song???
posted by Adam Bernard @ 10:39 AM  
  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger The Humanity Critic said…

    good post man. The story about Melvin Guillard was pretty touching, there are alot of unsung hero's during Hurrican Katrina. Who else is supposed to be on "The Surreal Life" with Maven?

    Lastly, either he is playing it up for the camera's or Danny Bonaduce is nuttier than squirrell sh*t..lol

  • At 3:44 PM, Blogger Adam said…

    Danny Bonaduce is definitely nuttier than squirrel shit (and I love that phrase, where did you come up with it?).

    I don't know who else will be on the next Surreal Life, I just got the info about Maven off of WrestlingObserver.com.

    Thanks for the continued support!

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