Saturday, May 21, 2011

Macho Man RIP

My yet-to-be-returned post (and comment) saga continues.  However, other news helps keep it in perspective as I've learned that one of the more colorful figures in the 80's & 90's has also gone missing -- in this case with no chance of return.

Randy "Macho Man" Savage died in a car accident.  A famous "pro wrestler" in the US, the Macho Man certainly had his own flair.  This classic video sums it up quite well (H/T Kim Le who has an interesting blog about her expat life in South Korea):

The video is a particularly apt way to remember the Macho Man as his talents were more often exhibited in over-the-top drama/soap-opera than sport.

The main  reason I share this is that the video reminded me that no matter how "interesting" some of Chinese TV may be, I've seen nothing that can touch the likes of the Macho Man and his cohorts.  Apparently some Chinese agree.  It is not rare that while in a city unfamiliar to most people outside of China I will see the TV in a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant tuned into American pro-wrestling.

"And the beat goes on, yeah.  And the beat goes on..."

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