Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week

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Learning is a wonderful thing that I refuse to take for granted. Practically everyday we have a chance to learn some new fact, story, skill, and various other things everyday. This past week, I learned of the certain rules that WWE, WrestleCade, ROH and several promotions headed to New Orleans for the week of WrestleMania 34 have to abide by. This information is all thanks to an interview from Post Wrestling’s John Pollock with Russell Naquin of the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Continue reading “Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week”

Cosplaying Dad Builds Functioning D.Va Mecha For Cosplaying Daughter…

Blizzard’s hit online multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch is fun and awesome. I know it. You know it. Mechanical cosplayer Mike Carambat knows it, as well as his daughter (who is also a cosplayer). Carambat, who goes by retroresource on Reddit, has built a walking D.Va mech. This mech even comes with four thrusters that blow smoke and strobe, that arms move up and down via the controllers, a steering mechanism within the torso, an old electric wheelchair forming the base, and rotating guns rotate that light up in different colors. The mech even features a sound system with D.Va voice-overs, a rear exit hatch  and even a fan to keep the pilot cool. Continue reading “Cosplaying Dad Builds Functioning D.Va Mecha For Cosplaying Daughter…”

Undertaker’s Loss at WrestleMania XXX – Rant N’ Resolve # 9

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This month on The PractitioNERD’s “Rant N’ Resolve”, host Montez McCrary rants on his disappointment with Brock Lesnar ending the WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX last week. However, his reasons for being disappointed are probably NOT what you expect them to be… Continue reading “Undertaker’s Loss at WrestleMania XXX – Rant N’ Resolve # 9”

Tech Island Cyberdyne for Black Gamers at WM 30- WIRed #35

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This week on WIRed, a state-of-the-art engineering campus on an island in New York City, evil sci-fi tech shows its soft side by helping others, an effort to get African-Americans into the gaming business, and Drew Brees spoils the WrestleMania 30 location announcement. Also…NO MORE SLAVERY IN MISSISSIPPI!!!!!111!!!

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NFL QB Drew Brees Spoils Location of WrestleMania 30

Typically, we would have to wait until the current year’s WrestleMania to find out where the following year’s “Granddaddy-Of-Them-All” with take place.  Well, it turns out that New Orleans Saints quarterback has let the cat out of the back early as far as where WrestleMania 30’s location with be in 2014. Earlier this week, Brees (via @drewbrees) excitedly tweeted:

“The word from the French Quarter is that @WWE is bringing @WrestleMania to our house in 2014!  @MBSuperDome 

Well, I guess that ends all of the months-and-months of speculations for ABSOLUTELY ANYONE who has been following this story, the breaking news that WrestleMania 30 (or the clever “XXX,” if it were the “Attitude Era”) will take place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans shouldn’t be THAT much of a shock to anyone.  

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Frank Gehry’s Vernacular New Orleans House; FRANK. GEHRY. VERNACULAR?!? WHAT?!?

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Famed architect Frank Gehry has completed his first home for Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation. Located in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, LA, this two-family home is a new addition in a neighborhood that encountered some of the worst damage in the aftermath of the flooding during Hurricane Katrina.  The house also conforms to LEED Platinum Standards, which was due to the inclusion of weathering-resistant materials for the siding, an array of solar panels on the roof — along with the high-efficiency roofing– and many other eco-friendly products.  What make this piece of news newsworthy to me is that this house doesn’t seem like something that was designed by Gehry, as the so-called “starchitect” is known for his structures deemed “outlandish,” “over-the-top,” “attention-seeking,” and typically void of representing local vernacular. [PICTURES TO BE ADDED LATER; WORDPRESS EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH DETAILED POST EDITING]
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