Friday LinkFrogging – 4/1/11

Welcome back kids.

Now that most of the Gonzo Compadres have recovered from their varietal trips to SXSW, we’re back and getting down to it.  Well most of us anyway.  John is in Hotlanta this weekend for Wrestlemania.  Its his first trip to the big event despite a lifelong obsession with the squared circle.

Sure, the Final Four is this weekend, and we’ll be keeping an eye on that, but we’re Geeks.  We still enjoy the glory of the squared circle too.

Well, maybe not as much as we did before the McMahonopoly homogenized the product to the point of monotony, but still, its the biggest weekend of the year for fans of rasslin’ and/or sports entertainment.

So, in honor of ‘Mania (and at the suggestion of frequent hand model David Cantu), we’re pleased to present this week’s cheesecake.  Say hello to Trish Stratus.

Ms. Stratus began her career  as a fitness model (whatever that means) in Canada before making the move to the WWF/E.  There she donned a trench coat, cowboy hat and the managerial reins of the infamous tag team T&A (subtle Vince).  In the anything goes Attitude Era, Trish often found herself in the middle of very sexually oriented storylines.  I would imagine an entire generation of American boys hit puberty when she debuted the Stratusfaction.

After a very successful WWE career, Trish retired, sort of.  She’s making a return to the “E” next week as one of the coaches on Tough Enough, the WWE’s answer to The Ultimate Fighter.  Watch as Trish, Steve Austin, Booker T and Hugh Morrus (really??) train the next generation of WWE talent.

No word yet on who will give them their buzzcuts and tribal tats.

On to the links. Continue reading “Friday LinkFrogging – 4/1/11”

Friday LinkFrogging – 2/4/11

What a week dear reader(s).

Snowmageddon was predicted and fell well short of the hype.

I fell victim to an especially nasty flu strain that drove me to bed for most of the week.

Oh yeah, and its Super Big Game week.  Really NFL?  We can’t just call it the S***r B**l anymore?  Get over yourself.

Speaking of that which we can actually speak of, say hello to this week’s cheesecake, Jillian Barberie Reynolds.

Ms. Reynolds is the weather girl for the Fox football team and, as such, I’m sure we’ll be seeing a lot of her in the 18 hours of pre-game show this Sunday.  Her and the cast of Glee.

On to the links. Continue reading “Friday LinkFrogging – 2/4/11”

Friday LinkFrogging – 11/12/10

Tied up in Austin.

Dr. Bruce and Stephe are en route to Austin Comic Con, where the streets will soon run with Geeky effluent of all manner. It’s cool though. I’m saving myself for full immersion at the big one (San Diego) and the good doctor left a little prezzie behind, a visual representation of one of the Austin event’s fairer participants, Torrie Wilson.

Wilson entered this world  in Boise, Idaho, and became a successful female body-builder before moving to L.A. to — all togther now — pursue a career in acting. Now, I know better than to make any connectiong between wrestling and acting (I was still young and impressionable when Andy Kaufman made that mistake, and it’s never left me) but as it turned out, Wilson’s big break came one night when she attended a WCW event with her boyfriend and was asked to accompany Scott Steiner to the ring.

She made her professional debut not long after as nWo agent Samantha, sent to seduce David  Flair and turn him against his father, Ric Flair. The girl must have skills, because a 7-year career with WWF followed (featuring signature moves such as the Schoolgirl, the Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors takedown, and the Sitout Facebuster) as did two Playboy appearances.

And now? Aside from the occasional celebrity reality-show appearance (most notably battling Lou Diamond Phillips to the end in ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’) and one-offs in the ring, she’s pulling double duty for GonzoGeek,  serving as this week’s LinkFrogging hostess while at the same time breathlessly awaiting the attentions of our intrepid field reporters in Austin.

Lucky girl? Well, yes, but there was a lot of hard work in there too. Lucky readers? Absolutely. Follow me please, the Links await.

Continue reading “Friday LinkFrogging – 11/12/10”

Friday LinkFrogging – 10/29/10

Don't even TRY to put Baby in the corner.

Its almost Halloween.

As Count Floyd would say “Ohhh…spooky kids.”

Seriously, is there a better holiday than Halloween.  You get to dress up in a costume and, depending on your predilictions and/or guts, live out your fantasies, all while begging for food.

Think about it, if the guy under the freeway with the cardboard sign rang your doorbell on November 1st, you’d call 9-1-1.  He does it one night before?  He’s a really authentic looking (and smelling) hobo.  Here, have some bite size Snickers.

Hell, you might even ask him to pose with your kids for a picture.

But, if there is anything we learned from the Firefly family, its that its not necessarily the scary hobos you have to look out for.

And with that rather ham-fisted segue, please say hello to this week’s cheesecake, Sherri Moon Zombie.

Sherri is probably best known for her work as Baby Firefly in House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.  She also starred as the mother of Michael Myers in Rob’s two “reimagined” Halloween movies.

She’s laid pretty low since Halloween II, but after serving as Rob Zombie‘s wife and white trash muse for the last decade, we thought she’d be the perfect cheesecake for Halloween this year.

On to the links.

Continue reading “Friday LinkFrogging – 10/29/10”

Friday LinkFrogging – 7/30/10


Maybe Nelly was right…

Its hot out there kids. Summer is in full swing and its getting harder and harder to cool off.  

Its also been a hot month for us here at GonzoGeek.  Our traffic went through the roof thanks to folks looking for pictures of Katherine Heigl.  We thank each and every one of you who looked at this picture.  

This week saw the debut of season 2 of Jersey Shore on MTV.  MTV finally worked out the last possible iteration of the The Real World idiom and has started moving the entire cast to a different city, presumably to spread the crabs around.  

No, this doesn’t mean Snooki is going to be our cheesecake.  I wouldn’t do that to you.  Instead, I decided to go with a Jersey Girl who is much gentler on the eyes.  

Say hello to the pride of Cherry Hill, New Jersey…Ali Larter.  

 She first jumped into our collective consciousness wearing a whipped cream bikini in Varsity Blues.  Then she spent a few seasons as America’s favorite schizo She-Hulk on Heroes.  Now expecting her first child, she’ll be seen next kicking zombie ass in Resident Evil:  Afterlife.  

On to the links. Continue reading “Friday LinkFrogging – 7/30/10”

Wrestling is a Woman

Wrestling is a woman.
You fall madly
and she breaks you down.
Deeper you tumble
until you’re in it.
She will hurt you
over and over
but you love her anyway.
More than before.
More than you should.
More than anyone could understand.
If you stay with her
you’re through.
She’ll finish you
like she has others.
Like Sirens.
She’ll cheat on you
without remorse.
Like murder.
And if you leave her
she will haunt you.
You’ll think of her
when the TV is on
or when the stairs
are hard to climb.
You’ll think of her.
More than before.
More than you should.
More than anyone can understand.
Wrestling is a whore
and no matter how bright the day
or dark the hour
you’ll run back to her
if she calls.

– Chuck LeGrande

LUCHA LIBRE THEATER – Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter

I remember the first time I saw a review for this movie on  I knew I wanted to see it, but knew the odds were long.

Imagine my surprise when I was digging through the available streaming options on Netflix and stumbled upon it again.  Into the queue it went and now I’m ready to review it.

The more pressing question is…are you ready to read this review?


Are you sure?

Okay, then let’s begin. Continue reading “LUCHA LIBRE THEATER – Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter”

It’s a Work: A Wrestler’s Prayer


A Wrestler’s Prayer

By Chuck LeGrande


            Lord, are you listening? Of course you are- you’re Lord.

            I’d like you to help me to be the very best wrestler I can be, and get the most out of whatever abilities I have. You probably don’t know as much about wrestling as you think you do, so I’ll be more specific.

            First, help me to avoid comparing myself to other workers. It gets me nowhere, Lord- and it only leads to bitterness. Sounding something like:

            “I’m a way better wrestler than John, so why don’t I have the success he has? Why am I not on TV? How am I not getting booked every week? Why does Bob get so much more attention than I do? What’s so great about Tom that he gets so much press? I am as good a worker and I don’t get any.

            Although, I’ll never be the worker Mary is. She’s got charisma I’ll just never have with a way of connecting to the fans that is beyond me. And Dick can really sell. I find myself believing everything he does and it makes me all the more aware of my own limitations. Jeff is a real pro- he is totally dedicated to what he does and spends twice as much time in the gym than I do. Maybe he has the right idea and I’m so lazy I don’t deserve to get anyplace in this business. And as for Lawrence…” Continue reading “It’s a Work: A Wrestler’s Prayer”

Friday LinkFrogging – 4/16/10

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Alright, let’s get it on!

Welcome back cats and kittens.  Its time once again for you take a stroll around the web with your favorite bunch of geeks.

Don’t worry.  We won’t send you alone into those scary corners of the cyber world.  Oh no, as always we’ll provide you with a travelling companion sure to make the trip much more enjoyable.

Please say hello to this week’s cheesecake, Busy Philipps.

I can hear some of you already.

What the…?

Who the…?

Ms. Philipps got her first taste of fame as freak bad girl, Kim Kelly, on the late and lamented Freaks and Geeks.  Since then she’s worked pretty steadily with appearances on ER, Entourage, White Chicks and Made of Honor.  She can currently be found plying her craft on ABC’s Cougar Town.

And that my dear friends is what got her this week’s nod.  In a week with not much new to watch on television, the wife and I played catch up on some DVR’ed programming, including a nearly season length Cougar Town marathon.  She that sticks last sticks best I suppose.

And FYI, she also co-wrote Blades of Glory for which Jon Heder will be forever grateful.

On with the links. Continue reading “Friday LinkFrogging – 4/16/10”

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