Hi, everybody. My real name is Jonathan, but my 'net-name' for want of a better word is Jonny T so that's what I'll be posting as. I've being going on snopes.com and lurking on this board for about 6-8 months and felt I might as well contribute something . One of my major interests is wrestling. That is why I have been trying, for a while, to find some Urban Legends about the 'sport'. So far I have only managed to find two possible ones, and even those aren't especially ground-shaking. Still, you've got to work with what you've got .
1. 'There is a World Championship Wrestling (WCW) tag team called Kronic. Kronic is actually the name of a drug of some kind'
I can't really say more than that. There is an actual team called Kronic in WCW, that much is true. As for the drug reference, I don't have a clue. If there's any drug users reading this - and, going by some of the posts, that seems quite likely -, I'd like to know one way or the other.
2. 'The current World Wrestling Federation (WWF) logo was drawn by a 4 year old'
Once again, I don't have much to add. The WWF changed their logo in 1997 to what they currently have. Someone told me that they had a friend on the net who's brother's uncle-in-law's niece's son had tried to draw the old-style WWF logo, but, being only 4 years old, made a complete pig's ear of it. The story goes that the drawing was shown to someone in the WWF, who then showed it to Vince McMahon, who paid the kid's family and used the logo for the WWF's new 'attitude'. I have no idea how true this is, but I'd be interested to know if the WWF logo was actually drawn by a 4 year old, or just looks that way.
BTW, if you have any ULs on English author Robert Rankin I'd like to hear them - he's my favourite author.
Kronic is not only the name of a wrestling team; it is also the name of a recording studio, a hip-hop group, and a brand of automobile rims.
In my web searches I have only found one possible reference to it being the name of a drug. That was on a Cheech & Chong fanboard. Among the many incoherent comments posted was something to the effect of, "Santa, please send me a bong. I also would like an ounce of kronic"
1. Kronic is DEFINITELY a pot reference. Any one in the hip-hop culture would tell you. I can't find the page on wrestleline.com that confirms this (it was a column that appeared a month or two ago reviewing all the tag teams). They apparenly make various references like "it's high time" and "4:20". Does the pattern on their tights really look like pot leaves? Anyway, there are a couple of other wrestlers out there who are much more brazen about it - the Godfather's apparel and catchphrases include things like "lite a fatty for the big daddy". Not many different ways to interpret that one.
2. Really? I never heard this. I think it looks more like the old Van Halen logo as drawn by a four year old.
Chris "Higher and higher, Straight up we'll climb" J.
Actually, Kronic uses '4:19' and their finishing manuever is the 'High Times'. ECW wrestler Rob Van Dam uses the '4:20'. RVD is a pot advocate, too. In addition to Godfather, Road Dogg Jesse James often refers to 'Rolling the Dog a Bone.' It's on one his T-shirts.
I should have known I would garble it up since I read it a while ago. I don't even watch wrestling, it's just sometimes interesting to read about it on the net. I have never smoked pot either, but I looked at the current WWF logo after typing the above message and it looks nothing like the old VH logo. I wish I could say I WAS stoned when I came up with that one.
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quote:BTW, if you have any ULs on English author Robert Rankin I'd like to hear them - he's my favourite author.
I don't know about ULs, but if you read some of his earlier books (East of Ealing, especially) and then compare to The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien, you may notice certain... er... stylistic similarities...
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Ran across this and just couldn't resist posting it. For some reason I would have thought that the landover folks would have liked wrestling, as it used to show merkins beating up commies and stuff like that.
First, yes, Landover Baptist is a parody site.
Second...in addition to George Michael's Sports Machine (which I think is syndicated), George Michael also does the sports for a local station in DC. Last year, he started including wrestling in his reports and takes great delight in reporting the WWF results. Is there any other TV sports reporter who covers wrestling? Since it's not really a sport, I wouldn't think so, and he's the only one I've seen do it.
I haven't seen religious lampooning like that since I read my last issue of "The Door." The Landover Baptist site is hilarious...so long as readers understand it is a parody. Can you imagine the horror those who believe it's genuine would feel the next time they shake hands with a Baptist?
I know we've established this already...but I don't get to say much about hip-hop or rap music with any authority (I'm a jazz man, myself) very often...so...
Yup....Kronic, or "Chronic" is, in fact, another term for marijuana.
There now, aren't you glad I was here?
NPR "Dr. Dre vs. Joe Pass in the fight of the decade!" Jock
hi...Ive been waiting to see someone mention prowrestling urban legends for a long time! And belive me there tons of them! If interested I suggest checking out this web site: http://www.rantsylvania.com/home/rspwfaq/
it has all kinds of info on famous "shoot" incidents to bloopers to myths about the sport it self..everything from the kerry von erich's fake leg to the infamous survior series 97 "screw job"...just thought i would point that out....
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