Saturday, August 20, 2005

Tales From The Fish: SummerSlam 2005 Predictions

For those of you who don't Tales From The Fish, it is my internet column that I write for a few sites. It is mostly pro wrestling. So I thought I would post it on my blog to hopefully get some new readers.


My predictions:

WWE Championship:
(c)John Cena vs. "Y2J" Chris Jericho

I think this match wouldn't be as good as it could be conisdering John Cena is in it and I can't t stand Cena. With the way Bischoff and Jericho have been buddy/buddy lately. I can see Bischoff getting involved and screwing Cena thus helping Jericho get the win.

Winner: "Y2J" Chris Jericho

World Heavyweight Championship:
No Holds Barred:
(c)Batista vs. JBL

We all know that this match should have soom blood in it. But we will have to wait and see wether or not someone gets busted open. But I can see JBL having Orlando Jordan interfere in the match to try and help JBL win with little success. It will come down to a gut check for both men. But Batista will pick up the win.

Winner: Batista

Icon vs. Legend:
"HBK" Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan

This feud has been building up for weeks. I actually thought Shawn Michaels parody of Hogan on Larry King Live was funny. Michaels proved that he can do some comical stuff. But in the match you will see Hogan doing his famous Hulk up. But I think it won't be enough to beat Shawn Michaels. So I am picking Shawn Michaels.

Winner: "HBK" Shawn Michaels

Matt Hardy vs. Edge

Well this match has been in the making for many months. But if it wasn't for Matt Hardy dragging out for everyone to see then this feud might not have pushed so hard. Edge even did an intense interview before his cage match against Kane. Anyways, Edge will beat the living hell out Matt Hardy. Thus hopefully this match will make Matt Hardy will make him shut up because Matt has become insane. Hopefully this match will end the feud at SummerSlam.

Randy Orton vs. The Undertaker II

This has been an on again, off again feud since Wrestlemania 21. The Undertaker did win at Wrestlemania 21. But this feud has dragged on long enough in my opinion. If Randy Orton wants to get a win then this is place to do it. But I still want The Undertaker to win. Thus, hopefully this feud can end.

Winner: The Undertaker

Eguene vs. Kurt Angle

This has the potential to be the match of the card. Both Eugene and Kurt Angle are extremely talented. There is not denying that fact. But Eugene is fresh off a knee injury and they quickly throw him into a pretty big feud. So it will be interesting to see if Eugene is back up to snuff or not. I really can't see them pushing Eugene to lose. So my pick is Eugene.

Winner: Eugene

Ladder Match For Custody Of Dominick:
Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio

This feud has been going on long enough in my opinion. I just think that this feud needs to end at SummerSlam. This match could go anyway. This match is not easy to pick a winner. I want Rey Mysterio to win so he can keep Dominick. But I also want Eddie Guerrero to win so he can feel justified in telling the secret. Eddie Guerrero has yet to beat Rey Mysterio this year. So I am going with Eddie Geurrero even though it was a tough choice.

Winner: Eddie Guerrero

United States Championship:
(c)Orlando Jordan vs. Chris Benoit

This is a rematch from of course Great American Bash of this year. Now I think that Benoit should have won. But I also think it was good that he didn't win because Benoit is above this midcad status. I think that Benoit should not be in this match. Instead, Benoit be should main eventing. They should have put Christian in this match and make it a three way. Even add Booker T. to make it a four corners match. I would have liked to see that. But I hope Benoit wins because Orlando Jordan has been a paper champ and the United States Champions of yester-year would be spitting with anger or rolling over in their grave (R.I.P. Magnum TA) if they knew how the WWE was treating the United States title. Anyways, I feel that Benoit will win.

Winner: Chris Benoit

Thanks for reading and see you on the flipside.

World Hall Of Fame Of Wrestling Official Forums

I have set up an official forum for the World Hall Of Fame Of Wrestling. It is free to join and you can start posting in one of our many sections. We have mod spots open and once the forums start getting members then I will start appointing mods and such. So please don't hesitate to join. You can just click the title of this blog and it will take straight to the official forums of the World Hall Of Fame Of Wrestling. I hope you consider joining.


Thanks,

World Hall Of Fame Of Wrestling Owner
Mr. C.C.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Gas Prices- Why Is The Price So High???

The following blog entry is soley the views of Mr. C.C. and should be taken as such. Any information in this blog entry other then the thoughts and views of Mr. C.C. will be credited. Any comments, questions, etc. are appreciated and as always, thanks for reading.
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Buying gas is apart of owning a vehicle. It is also an expense in which most people in the devloped world will have to deal with on a regular basis throughout their lives. But why does the price of gas have to be so high??? The Burlinton Press has given us some reasons why the price is so high.

- Refineries are running at full capacity to keep up with high summer demand.

My Thoughts:
Well, that seems logical that refineries at running at full capcity in the summer. After all the summer is the busiest time of the year for travelling. But that doesn't excuse the companies who operate the refineries for not being better prepared. They need to realize that summer is a busy travel time and that they should have more refineries built to help reduce the stress on the other refineries that are working extra hard. The winter is a different story. But the companies who run the refineries are too stubborn to build because they are cheap and lazy. They just don't want to shell out a few extra bucks to build an extra refinary or two so they can be prepared for the summer season. Instead they want to put stress on exisiting refineries and drive up the price of gas so they can make that much more money.

- Limited refinery capacity often accounts for gas price spikes.

My Thoughts:
Having limited refinery capacity is not the greatest thing either. Excess gas can be seen as waste if the consumers are not buying gas fast enough. That is obviously logical. Then when they have a surplus of gas then it goes to waste because it has nowhere to go. If the refinery operaters were not so cheap and built more refineries then they would have to worry about being at limited capacity. Or even if they built refineries with bigger capacity limits would also help because then they would not be wasting gas with such limited refinary capacities. Bigger is better in this case. Spending money to them and the consumers in the long run is not such a bad thing.

- Oil companies have closed refineries over the past 15 years to cut excess capacity. Companies keep very little excess in storage. So prices increase anytime something goes wrong.

My Thoughts:
The oil companies are idiots for closing refineries. Of course they are at limited capacity and and in high demand in the summer because they don't have enough refineries to store the excess gas or the extra gas that is needed. No wonder people have to pay through the nose for gas. If the companies weren't such douche bags by closing the refineries then anything that went wrong wouldn't not effect the gas prices. But since the oil companies want to get richer then they will do things that will inturn make them more money. So of course it is in their best interest to close refineries. If I was a consumer driven oil company then I would think like a consumer and not so much like a multi-million dollar company.

The governments in some states/provinces/territories and countries take their share of taxes. That also doesn't help the consumer. It is bad enough that we have to pay enough taxes. Paying into gas taxes is just another way the government can dig deeper into our wallets.

Also the war that is going on in the world also doesn't help bring down the gas prices. If Canada or the USA used the gas from their own countries then we wold not not have to worry about getting our gas from war torn parts of the world.

It is bad enough that I a person who currently doesn't make that much at my present job has to pay $1.059 a liter Canadian for gas. Plus it doesn't help when I have to drive ten miles to and from town to work. If the oil companies realized that some people have to make a long commute then they would understand that not everyone can always afford gas. Plus they can realize that not everyone can afford to buy a hybrid vehicle or a vehicle that gets 80 miles to the gallon.
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Credits:
Burlington Free Press

Sunday, August 07, 2005

HBK053 Is Going To Kill RSM Forums

I have been a member of RSM Forums since April 10/05. Then I became a mod soon after by applying to call for mods. Everything was going great until the week of August 1st to August 7th of 2005. Here is what happened:

HBK053 joined RSM Forums 2 days before I did and become mod which was fine. But then he became smod a little to soon. I was against him become a smod right from the start. Then things went on as normal. Months later an efed was created as something for the RSM Forums.

So I joined because I have be doing efeds for 5 years. Then all things was going good. I was contracted to one of the shows called Explosion. So fine, I went along and started roleplaying on Explosion. Then weeks later HBK053 joined as Nova. I was PMed by the first Explosion GM saying that I was getting a push. Then the GM of Explosion couldn't do the shows anymore. So the need for a GM was needed. So then Nova (HBK053) took up the job of GM of Explosion.

Then my internet was out and I wasn't able to roleplay. So then I got my internet back up. But I didn't know I had a match for the first RSC Explosion pay-per-view, so I couldn't roleplay. I knew I wouldn't win the RSC TV title. Then a few days later this rule all of a sudden comes up. HBK053 made this that if you jumped from Explosion to Atomic then you would be banned. This rule came right after RSC Hardcore Champion Trick (-Sharpshooter- on RSC Forums) jumped from Atomic to Explosion. Then this caused some mass chaos. I started questioning and saying things through PM to HBK053 (Nova). He started saying stuff make it sound like the rule was a good idea. He said that the rule was to prevent chaos and champions switching. But all the rule did was create chaos. But when people said something about, he said to get over it because it was an official rule.

If he doesn't get rid of this rule then the fed will go to hell. I will laugh in his face if it does and he is the cause of it all.