Tuesday, June 26, 2007

CHRIS BENOIT DEAD? IT'S SADLY TRUE.

Checked the news last night before I went to bed and saw the story come across that wrestling great Chris Benoit was shot and killed along with his wife and son at their home in Tennessee. It made me remember watching Chris as a member of the Four Horsemen just blaze through the entire WWE. Danny, Sarah and I would sit and watch this dude kick the ass of countless wrestlers without mercy every Monday night. Sarah used to comment about how the dude was scary looking because he was missing most of the teeth in his grill, but dude would just go off. When he was tagged into the ring, the fight was over and that's all there was to it. It might not be pretty and it might not be quick, but make no mistake, Chris was gonna col' end it. It was a previous life for me as I haven't watched wrestling in ages, but the death of Chris Benoit took me back, no doubt.

Also in memoriam, pitching great Rod Beck died Sunday. While he didn't do the bulk of his work as a major leaguer with the Red Sox, it would be the with the Red Sox that he would enjoy his last glimpse of glory falling out to the minors shortly afterwards before a brief stint with the Padres. Rod, sadly, had a pretty lengthy bout with substance abuse, he disappeared until showing up in headlines on Sunday after being discovered dead in his truck with no explanation. Sad stuff.

I've been out for a bit and I hate coming back with two deaths, but I'll get to more posting later. Went to Memphis this weekend for the Stax Revue which was just crazy dope. Maybe I'll find some time to expand on that. In the meantime, make sure you cop the limited run of the MF Doom album MM Food being released by Rhymesayers. It's packaged in scratch-n-sniff foil that smells like chocolate and includes a bonus DVD (which I'm watching right now and it's super-bonkers), a copy of the Food Drive Tour poster and a MM Food sticker. That's how you do limited editions. Thanks Rhymesayers for setting it straight.

Alright, I haven't shaved in ages so gots to hit that before I shuffle to work. Be good kiddies. Steve, got the email with the candy image. Much thanks. I'll get it up before too long.

7 comments:

sarahsmile3 said...

They are throwing around the "murder-suicide" theory. I hope that is not the truth.

j3 said...

Yeah, I'm hearing now that they were not shot as reported earlier, but wife strangled, son smothered and Benoit hung.

Terrible.

sarahsmile3 said...

GOOD GOSH!

K-Fleet said...

I'm official now, I got my Rootdown tee in the mail today.

j3 said...

how's it fit?

K-Fleet said...

I got it in a large, so it'd fit a little gangsta, but haven't had a chance to flaunt it yet. It'll be good in tha hood though.

toadlift said...

This has all gotten creepier. Apparently, several hours before the bodies were found, someone changed Benoit's wikipedia entry to mention the death of his wife. So it looks like he killed his wife, waited a day, killed his son, waited a day, modified his wiki entry, and then hung himself.