Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Old Bedroom Wall part 2

Recently I found a photo of my bedroom wall circa 1987.
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In the last post I identified 30 of the 60 pieces of art... so that's like 90 percent.

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Here is the rest:

31. This was a xerox of my hand and a bunch of other junk. I did this at the library, I think, and it probably cost me a quarter.

32. Tara of Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. She looks kinda gorgeous. I don't think I ever saw her wrestle. But, I dreamed about it. I dreamed she wrestled me... and we both won... if you know what I mean... and if you do call me and tell me.

33. Brutus The Barber and a referee. Might have been Danny Davis. I almost typed Brutus the Babar. That would have been a cool gimmick. If he turned into an elephant after the match.

34. Ted Dibiasi and Virgil. I met Virgil once. I didn't find it that enriching.

35. A bloodied black and white photo of Hogan. This had to be from Pro Wrestling Illustrated. WWF magazine never showed blood. Except if Blood was the name of a tag team... but I don't think it was. Did I mention that I met Babar? Or was that Virgil? No, I am pretty sure it was me that met Babar.

36. Potty Scotty (Garbage Pail Kids) I loved the Garbage Pail Kids. Loved them more than anything else for a short time. Potty Scotty, my only 1st edition card, was the prize of my collection. I am proud to say I still own it.

37. Not sure. Perhaps it's a photo of the time that Babar and Virgil wrestled that chick from GLOW. I already forgot her name. Maybe it was Danny Davis? No I am pretty sure it was me that forgot her name.

38. Schematic of the Back to the Future Delorean Time Machine. I think I still have this, too. I know I still have the magazine I removed the poster from, but I think the poster is in there too... maybe it was Babar... ah, even I am sick of that joke.

39. I will give you ten bucks if you let me skip to number 43.

43. Check is in the mail, my friend.

44. This was a picture of the Hart Foundation involved in what the wrestlers call a smoshz. Not sure how they spell it. I think it's Hebrew for "french taco."

45. I am ashamed to say I think that is Adam Bomb... not the Garbage Pail Kid, but the WWF star.

46. The Ultimate Warrior. I hated him, but I had about 3 inches of empty space to fill. This was important.

47. Miss Elizabeth. Lovely.

48. I think this was a photo of the Hart Foundation (with Danny Davis) doing the see no evil, hear no evil, starring Kane starts Friday at the Cineramadome, pose.

49. Jimmy Hart. Today he does a commercial for hair loss. Back then (fill in hilarious joke later.)

50. Not sure about this.

51. Don't know what this was.

52. Macho Man and Elizabeth and Hogan. The two men are holding her on their sweaty shoulders.

53. My autographed picture of Roddy Piper. I got this free from a mail away form in a WWF ice cream bar box. I still have this, too.

54. Bam Bam Bigelow and Sir Oliver Humperdink. Yup, these were names given to grown men.

55. Bam Bam.

56. Weird Al Yankovic. What room is complete without his photo.

57. A small black dot. Could just be a piece of dirt on the scanner. I have no idea.

58. Strike Force logo. They were a team of Tito Santana and Rick Martel. Originally it was Rick Martel and Tom Zenk. They called themselves the Can-Am Connection. Jessie Ventura joked that the Tito and Rick team should be called the Mexi-can Connection. But instead they called themselves Strike Force because they "strike... with force." Yup. I watched lots of wrestling when I was a kid.

59. Dunno.

60. The Honky Tonk Man. He was cool. He was cocky. He was b-b-b-bad.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

My Old Bedroom Wall part 1

Recently I found a photo of my bedroom wall circa 1987.
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Isn't it grand?

I remember the hour or two I spent cutting those photos out of WWF Magazine, Muppet Magazine and a few other places... then slapping 'em on the wall.

I decided to identify the 60 pieces of art that are shown in this photo:
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1. Kermit the Frog as Pee Wee Herman: How cool is that?!? I know this was in Muppet Magazine. I wish I still have this because I would love to hang this up someplace today. Actually, I could probably find it in a calendar or something if I really looked. Heck, it's probably on the Internet somewhere. But, really, where would I put it. You know, I am glad I tossed it.

2. Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy: Action shot. I wasn't a really big Hogan fan, but I really think I used 1 WWF magazine, 1 Muppet magazine, 1 Pro Wrestling Illustrated and very little else to decorate this wall.

3. Don Muraco: The original Rock. You wish you had that on your wall.

4. Animal as David Lee Roth: Another Muppet poster, this one Animal is dressed like David Lee Roth in the "Dave TV" segment from one of his videos... I think it was either "Just a Juggalo" or "Runnin' with the ICP."

5. Macho Man Randy Savage: Pretty sure this is him standing on the apron wearing one of his silly outfits. Or he is standing on one of his silly outfits and wearing an apron.

6 & 7. Article on Brutus The Barber Beefcake: I think this article showed him getting his haircutting license or some such nonsense.

8. Ax (or Smash): This scary hooded figure was one half of Demolition. Damn, they were the coolest wrestling tag team when they debuted.

9. The Bushwackers: Yeah, Luke and Butch. I would like to take a moment to point out the cool haphazard angled look of most of the photos. This made my room extra cool.... even though I had a picture of The Bushwackers on the wall.

10. Smash (or Ax): Still cool.

11. Hulk Hogan and Miss Elizabeth: Another action shot. I think this was before she got hit in the head by a guitar. Wrestling is cool.

12. A bunch of Muppets: Nuff said.

13. The Hart Foundation: Cooler than The Bushwackers not as cool as Demolition.

14. Not sure.

15. CD Cover from Piledriver-The Wrestling Album II

16. Hmmmm.... I can't be sure about this. It may be photo of a lady wrestler clipped from GLOW magazine. I think there was only one issue of GLOW magazine.

17. Glow Girl: Can't be sure which one... like it matters.

18. I don't remember. And to be honest with you, I am starting to wish I hadn't decided to break down EACH picture.

19. Roddy Piper: Seriously, do I need to write an explanation here? Or can I assume you know who he his. Almost a third of the way through this nonsense.

20. I really can't tell on this one. You know, I want to apologise for being so grumpy on the last couple of descriptions. I know it's not your fault that I decided to write this stuff. I just have some pain in my neck (actual pain in my actual neck... it's not a metaphor) and I am a bit hungry. Sorry.

21. Double Jake "The Snake" Roberts: I guess one Jake "The Snake" is good, two is great. Plus you can look at it and see what it looks like when Jake "The Lush" looks in the mirror.

22. I can't tell. In fact, this might just be some variation in the paint texture... but that's not likely. Dad's a bit of a perfectionist. I can't imagine he would paint the wall uneven. I can't imagine he would let me cover up his nice paint job with a picture of The Bushwackers either, though.

23. More wrestling. It looks like someone is about to do a figure four on someone else.

24. Glow girl in a swim suit. Looks sexy even at this resolution. Of course it could be Hulk Hogan... I think I need to rip my eyes out.

25. Rick Rude: Yup, the ravishing one.

26. Half of Demolition and Mr. Fuji: Sadly it looks like Smash was on the other side of the page and not put on the wall. Axe and Fuji look awesome, however.

27. Weird Al's Band: I probably xeroxed this at the library.

28. Hulk Hogan or Don Muraco in the Piledriver video. I can't tell which one. I am leaning towards it being Muraco.

29. Macho Man, Liz and a guitar: She got hit in the head with it... or maybe he did... I can't remember anymore... I use the "three dots" thing too much... don't you think?

30. Cover of the WWF Magazine featuring Macho Man. I bet if I get a copy of this off eBay I can re-create this wall. That would be pretty cool.

To be concluded...