The Legend of Xanta Claus – Doc’D #36

In this month’s pro wrestling-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, obscurity, and legacy of (the inspiration and the wrestler who played) Xanta Claus. Continue reading “The Legend of Xanta Claus – Doc’D #36”

MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131

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It’s time for Episode #131 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses affordable housing that merges the city and the forest, my favorite tech devices that died early deaths, the return of the mighty ZX Spectrum, and HO-HO-HO, it’s Santa Mick Foley! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “MERRY Day-After-CHRISTMAS! – WIRed #131”

Christmas, Santa Claus, and Mick Foley? MAKES SENSE TO ME!

MIck Foley Santa Claus Daily Show

Since today is Christmas, I recognized that there is no wrestler is more Christmas-sy than good old Cactus Jack/Mankind/Dude Love himself, Mick Foley. He’s worn Santa-themed attire for 350 straight days to promote his documentary I Am Santa Claus, recorded a Christmas album with Shooter Jennings and shows up on Monday Night RAW to sell WWE merchandise in a full Santa costume alongside his daughter Noelle (see what he and his wife did there) dressed as an elf. Continue reading “Christmas, Santa Claus, and Mick Foley? MAKES SENSE TO ME!”

Amazon Temple Tech Sweater Canned Cricket WCW Sendoff – WIRed #79

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This week on WIRed, I’ll share a great use of architecture using cardboard shipping boxes, how the ugly Christmas sweater meets technology and gets awesome, how a game gets cancelled after its release, and why WCW didn’t get a proper send-off it deserved. Continue reading “Amazon Temple Tech Sweater Canned Cricket WCW Sendoff – WIRed #79”

And Now: The Evolution of the Ugly Christmas Sweater

Thanks to Kyle Coats for sending me this story via “The PractitioNERD” Facebook page (by the way, be sure to LIKE the page).  Anyway, Former NASA engineer, Mark Rober has now joined the latest technology with the perennial favorite, ugly Christmas sweater…and it’s the best Cyber Monday deal you’ll see.  The ugly Christmas sweater has become a ubiquitous feature of the holiday season, on par with grumbling about Black Friday or wrestling with the Christmas lights.  However, former NASA engineer Mark Rober (remember the Halloween costumes he made that I talks about?) has now combined the latest technology with the perennial favorite, ugly Christmas sweater…and it’s the best holiday deal you’ll ever see. Rober’s designs include holiday sweaters with digital flickering fireplaces, kittens that meow, Santa Clauses, and snow-storm-y globes. Continue reading “And Now: The Evolution of the Ugly Christmas Sweater”