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Eric Bischoff WWE Debut: Original Broadcast with Back In Black

Friday, July 25th, 2014





Here it is! The real thing!

Recently I was showing my wife some of wrestling’s greatest moments and spent an inordinate amount of time trying to find the original Eric Bischoff debut segment that aired on WWE Raw back in July 2002 where he walked out to AC/DC’s Back In Black in one of the most shocking and memorable moments in wrestling history. Whew, talk about impossible. I never knew this clip was so rare.

I found a few uploads across YouTube and DailyMotion, but all were the post-prod version of the segment where AC/DC was replaced with the in-house “I’m Back” song. Was a funny theme and good for Eric’s character once he got rolling in his run at WWE, but the company piping it in over the original audio not only killed the special feeling Back In Black created for the moment, but most of the overdub versions also muted the commentary of Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler which totally drains away the emotion and the genuine novelty we all felt when we first saw it. WWE.com features a flashback video where the commentary can still be heard, but again, without Back In Black, it just isn’t the same.

I went into my VHS wrestling vault and found that I still had the recording of the original broadcast. Not sure why YouTube vehemently blocks the video just because of the AC/DC song, but as with the Ricky Harris situation, I have no such qualms about hosting a harmless segment from over 10 years ago. Anyone offended can kind of like, deal with it I guess.

Enjoy!








Ricky Harris Does Shabba Ranks – Def Comedy Jam

Monday, July 7th, 2014





*Language Warning

Ricky Harris and his infamous Shabba Ranks bit from the old school Def Comedy Jam.

I’ve had a few people message me over the last few months asking what happened to this video, as it used to be available on my YouTube channel. Long story short, it got blocked worldwide due to a copyright claim by Codeblack Films (Lionsgate). Truthfully, I didn’t fully understand their gripe. Not sure if they were trying to assert that Def Comedy Jam somehow infringes on Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam, or if my video of Russell Simmons’ comedy show was somehow mistaken for his. But, whatever the claim, it was total bullshit in my opinion. My video was quietly streaming on YouTube, not monetized, not harming a soul. It was simply delighting fans of the old show in giving them an enjoyable piece of nostalgia. I personally don’t see the harm in that or how anyone anywhere loses anything because of it. To my knowledge, this episode is not available on any home release or any OnDemand web service. Fans have been looking for it for years. I lucked up and found it last year on an old VHS tape while cleaning out the storage unit of my late father who was also a big fan of the show.

After YouTube removed it I kind of just let it go and moved on. But, after getting several messages about it over the course of time from people who are disappointed it got taken down I developed a bit of a chip on my shoulder. If Codeblack (or whoever) wants to complain to YouTube and get a video blocked, more power to them. That’s their choice, and apparently, their privilege. But, this ain’t YouTube. I’m the bossman here, and I say ROLL TAPE!

Enjoy!








LK eBay Blowout Sale Part II

Thursday, June 19th, 2014




It’s that time again!

My living space has become cluttered with random objects that need to go. Just like a couple years ago, I’m in the process of throwing a bunch of stuff on eBay. No real goal in mind as with the fundraiser from 2012. This is strictly some late Spring Cleaning. Current list at posting date is not the end of the lineup. There will be more added in the coming days/weeks. Totally random stuff. No particular theme. But, who knows? You might just find something you’re interested in.

Any questions, shoot’em my way!

Happy buying!

~LK
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Countdown to Autumn Equinox 2014

Saturday, April 19th, 2014




AUTUMN EQUINOX 2014
9.22.14 10:29pm EDT

I cut my grass for the first time this season a couple days ago. Donned my cheap gardening hat, shades, white t-shirt, iPod, and fired up the lawn tractor after a six month break from the heat, humidity, and all the other inconveniences it brings with it.

As I rolled over my yard, spitting chopped up grass out the side of my 46″ mower deck, I reminisced. Although my iPod was blaring tunes into my ears, my mind wandered around memories of this past Fall and Winter seasons and reflected on all the good things. The cool, crisp air. Beautiful, vibrant colors. The sounds of leaves crunching under my feet as I walked over them. Football, college basketball, chili, Halloween, turkey, snow, cozy warm snuggles, good night sleeps, Santa’s big red ass, a New Year, my wedding anniversary and a trip to the mountains……….
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Californian Spotted in Cameron’s Titanic

Monday, April 14th, 2014





I spent years thinking James Cameron completely ignored the existence of the “mystery ship” that watched the Titanic sink in his 1997 blockbuster film. While he omitted a key scene that included the Californian in the story, he did leave in the “Light on the Horizon”, albeit scarcely.

Have a look.








In Memory of The Ultimate Warrior

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014







Wow. I’m just stunned.

As I sit here and reminisce, reflecting on my childhood and all the things that came full circle with Warrior this past week, I’m just floored and blown away by what has transpired.
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Hacking My Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Root, SafeStrap, Flash Recovery, Free WiFi Tether, Custom OS, Flash Player

Friday, December 13th, 2013





The Galaxy Note 3 is here! Well, you already knew that. But, happy to say it’s in my hands now. :D

The HTC DNA served me well over the past year, and other than one lone issue with the SIM card (which was easily corrected), I never had one problem with this phone. I upgraded solely because I felt like it. Just wanted a new device with a better camera and faster performance, and oh boy, did I ever score! The Note 3 is easily the best smartphone I have ever seen to date. This wasn’t just a modest upgrade from last year’s flagship device. It was a quantum leap. Boots up in mere seconds and never looks back. Never hangs or gets overloaded. Just an all-around badass. I won’t spend too much time going into the specs, as the link above will tell you all you need to know. For now, let’s get into what you’re here for. Let’s root this monster and remove the OTA shackles.


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Grand Theft Auto V 5 PS3 Loading Story Mode Freezing Glitch SOLUTION

Monday, October 7th, 2013





Stuck on 43% complete on GTAV and story mode loading for hours? It happened to me too, and it absolutely sucks. At present there is no acknowledgement of the glitch from Rockstar, much less a fix. But, we do have a nice work-around!

I was able to track down a save file that’s 48% complete, and puts you just a couple missions after the 43.3% corruption glitch. I have resigned the file and made both a North American and European version. They’ve been completely decrypted and are free of their original profile stamps. All you have to do is download the zip, extract the folder to a flash drive, pop it in your PS3, copy it to your saved games, and enjoy not having to start all over.


North American version:

BLUS31156SGTA50003.zip


European version:

BLES01807SGTA50003.zip




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Little Mac vs. Mike Tyson 2013

Thursday, September 26th, 2013





Little Mac vs. Mike Tyson on Fight Night Champion.

Got a little curious one night as to how The Dream Fight from the old school Punch Out might play out on a modern day boxing game. The results were amusing to me.








Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Interview

Monday, September 9th, 2013





This is an interview with Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, conducted by Between The Ropes from summer 2002, right around the release of Bobby’s first book “Bobby Heenan: Wrestling’s Bad Boy Tells All”.

The folks at Between the Ropes were kind enough to email me this interview some years ago after it had been cycled off their website. I always thought the discussion was intriguing and fun to listen to. I decided to upload it so fellow wrestling fans of the good ol’ days who enjoy listening to some of our favorite personalities tell their stories could add another memorable entry to their collection.

Topics discussed:

Bobby’s current life/health
Trouble with Rick Rude
Working with Gorilla Monsoon
Favorite/least favorite wrestlers he managed
Favorite moments of his career
How he developed his managing style
Thoughts on current wrestling product & state of the business
Why he decided to write an autobiography