Orpheus Emerges

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song." - Maya Angelou

June 11, 2014 3:44 pm

A response to the Brain Trust

My team, The Three Hossmen has been matched with The Brain Trust in the first round of the King of Twee Trios tournament. The owner of this team, one Antonio Cesausage, has already had some unkind, arrogant and downright disrespectful things to say about my charges.

He cites individual matchups as key to his team’s victory…but these are not singles matches. Dean Malenko might be able to hurt Vader with one of his submission maneuvers…if he is able to wrap his arms around any part of Vader’s massive frame, but that means that he has to be anywhere other than laying on the canvas. And what happens if Vader and Andre double team Dean Malenko (within the referee’s five count, of course)? Can you say liquification of internal organs? I knew you could.

The Giant may be able to deliver a mediocre dropkick…yawn. Vader is a 450 lb man who can do a beautiful moonsault. That is a game that even Triple H can’t play. Especially once he has his ribs crushed from The World’s Strongest Slam.

I will, of course, give credit where credit is due. Bobby Heenan is a mastermind. And, while Jimmy Hart may not be on The Brain’s level of intellect, he is excellent at getting under the skin of even the most cerebral of competitors, creating an atmosphere of frustration.

And that will be the Brain Trust’s downfall…emotion and arrogance

May 6, 2014 12:02 pm
 Connor “The Crusher” Michalek knocks out and defeats Triple H (x)

(Source: somejamoke, via heinekenrana)

12:02 pm




Video tribute to Connor “Stone Crusher” Michalek

This is so beautiful and tragic. WWE are a wonderful company who do so much, and hearing Connor’s father say that he’s convinced WWE’s work with his son extended his life is magically bittersweet.

I knew this was going to be a tough watch, and as soon as Stephanie started tearing up, so did I, but it’s ultimately incredibly heart-warming.

I don’t think that a lot of people truly understand just how important the WWE is to foundations like Make-A-Wish, the Special Olympics, and so on. How many other companies do you know that not only give their time and money to the people involved in these foundations, but also regularly feature them in their product? 

This is a beautiful video for many reasons. Knowing that the company helped this child and his father is important, but I think what’s even more important is hearing how Connor changed the lives of so many others himself.

Excuse me, I’ll be sobbing all day now.

10:57 am



The red carpet premiere! [x]

also bonus Dr. Cube!

Need more pictures ! Great shots.

Luchadores in suits and masks…all kinds of awesome.

(via heinekenrana)

November 14, 2013 6:14 am


“To a happy war!’ laughter echoed with all the insane glee of an army of psychopaths.” 

― Stuart HillThe Cry of the Icemark

(Source: cmambroses)

October 21, 2013 8:57 pm

So, yesterday we shot the scenes in my character’s office. This board appears in the office, and contains some really hilarious references and inside jokes.

One of my favorite things is that in the Bigfoot section of the board there is a picture of the Bigfoot monster truck. 

I really can’t wait for Multiplayer to be finished and for people to be able to see it. I got to see a rough edit of some of the stuff from last week’s shoot, and it looks really good, even without color correction or any kind of effects.

October 15, 2013 4:12 pm

Some stills from the film I’m working on, Multiplayer.

If you want to see the actual film, might I suggest backing our Kickstarter?


October 14, 2013 6:32 am

Behind the scenes shots from my new film “Multiplayer”.

The crew working on a dolly shot.

Me on my little purple and pink bike, with my Hello Kitty fuzzy helmet.

The crew setting up the car we used for the driving scenes.

More info on the film?  Why, you can find some right here at the kickstarter the producers have set up.  


June 11, 2013 5:14 pm

We’re doing a Barack Obama puzzle. So far it’s horrifying.

He looks like Annoying Orange.


We’re doing a Barack Obama puzzle. So far it’s horrifying.

He looks like Annoying Orange.

(Source: martinfreeman, via schmanthonyp)

June 7, 2013 8:19 am

An update

What I didn’t consider when I re-posted my previous post is that I didn’t really say anything about where we’re at now. For the most part, my son is in a good spot right now. I’m constantly working on my temper, and I feel like he’s constantly working on how he responds to situations. We talk more, and I feel like we’ve reached an equilibrium with each other. 

One of the big disconnects we’ve had over the past 6 months or so is the way he dresses. I don’t like it, and I don’t really understand it…but at some point, I remembered that my father and I had similar clashes, and that I’ve got to give him space to figure out who he is. I’ve even gone with him to Hot Topic (yes, he’s gone in that sort of direction), when he wanted to buy clothes with his own money…and I didn’t criticize what he purchased.

All in all, things are getting better…which I am ever so grateful for.