More like NXT Takeover my Audacity settings because it’s not like I know what I’m doing with them. Welcome to episode #1 of the ProGraps Minicast!
I’m hoping to produce more of these for major wrestling events from a variety of promotions, or just whenever I feel like talking about the pro grapplin’. I’m still learning the ropes when it comes to Audacity, so I apologize for the low volume. Also, I need a pop filter. Okay, I need a lot of help, but the inspiration for this project was to better acquaint myself with producing audio as its always been a weak point for me.
Please enjoy and let me know what you think!
[Originally published on GiantBomb, December 29, 2014]
Jared Rea is the hottest free agent in video games, and a regular contributor to Giant Bomb’s Powerbombcast. He talks about wrestling and Disneyland a lot on Twitter.
[Originally published on December 31, 2014]
This was truly a roller coaster of a year to be a fan of pro wrestling, especially here in the West. When it comes to WWE, everything leading up to and resulting from Wrestlemania 30 was spectacular, almost as much as how they practically cocked the whole thing up. For a lot of promotions, this felt like a huge setup year as I’m far more excited about what’s coming in 2015 than most of what I experienced here, yet there is still plenty of awesome wrasslin’ to check out.
On a funny note, I wrote, edited and published this post without even realizing that NXT and WWE laid claim to all of my top picks. That is genuinely shocking to me, especially since I watched more NJPW than anything.
[Originally published on November 10, 2014]
If I were pressed to choose a prized Disneyland possession, it would probably be my original blue pair of embroidered Oswald ears. I’m not saying that this new thing can ever replace them, especially since I’ll probably never wear them to the park, but it certainly comes close.
[Originally published on May 7, 2014]
In part one I told you all about my five favorite ways to stuff my face at Disneyland, and I followed that up with my five favorite attractions. Here’s what most would probably consider the main event: rides! This was easily the most difficult of the three to put together but it definitely feels right to me. Enjoy!
[Originally published on May 1, 2014]
In my previous post I told you all about my favorite places to stuff my face across Disneyland. Eating is half the fun of going to Disneyland and I didn’t even get to tell you about Mickey waffles at Storytellers Cafe, or the Mickey pancakes at the River Belle Terrace. Maybe I should just do an entirely separate breakfast post? Anyway, today I have my five favorite attractions at Disneyland, but what’s the difference between an attraction and a ride? The easiest differentiator is that if you either have to be secured in, or the intention is to thrill you, its a ride. Everything else? Let’s call it an attraction. I think you’ll see what I mean. To the list!
[Originally published on April 30, 2014]
It finally happened. I broke down and purchased an annual pass to the happiest place on Earth, Disneyland. This was long overdue as I usually wind up at the park at least once every few months, whether I plan on it or not. The frequency of which I’m at Disneyland has led to friends and family relying upon me as some sort of park guru, and I’m always happy to talk one’s ear off about my favorite food and attractions. That said, I decided to put together my personal list of Disneyland favorites. It’s possible for one to do all these things in one day, but I wouldn’t recommend it. The best days at Disneyland are the ones spent leisurely, enjoying all the sights and sounds at a comfortable pace. Also, don’t try and eat corn dogs, fried pickles and beignets all on the same day.
[Originally published on April 9, 2014]
WrestleMania 30 was this past weekend and I had the distinct honor of attending what will be remembered as one of those most emotional and significant WrestleMania events of all time. What follows is something of a loose collection of thoughts coming out of the weekend as opposed to an actual story, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless.