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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #940 on: 22 Apr 2021, 18:26 »

What grinds my gears is when people say "Professional Wrestling is fake!" when it isn't its scripted but yet they dont realize that TV Shows & Movies are scripted as well...

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #941 on: 24 Apr 2021, 09:09 »

What grinds my gears is when people say "Professional Wrestling is fake!" when it isn't its scripted but yet they dont realize that TV Shows & Movies are scripted as well...

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Indeed, most reality TV either edit the participants to look more excaggerated, or straight up ask them to play up the drama to get views.

Heck, even nature documentaries have been guilty of editing random footage of different animals  of the same species together to make a "story" about one animal.


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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #942 on: 25 Apr 2021, 18:33 »

What grinds my gears is when people say "Professional Wrestling is fake!" when it isn't its scripted but yet they dont realize that TV Shows & Movies are scripted as well...

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I know right, that grinds my gears too.
I'm not a fan of wrestling (I don't even like it), but saying "wrestling is fake" is like saying "operas are fake".
Congratulations, you've pointed out the obvious. Here's your redundancy trophy! (roll) It's annoying to say the least.  >:(
Besides, you've got to give wrestling credit for all of those stunts. Some of which are anything but fake.

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #943 on: 25 Apr 2021, 23:20 »
Besides, you've got to give wrestling credit for all of those stunts. Some of which are anything but fake.
That's very true too, pretty much all stunts need not only a lot of choreography but also require the stuntman to be in pretty good physical shape too, and regular training and rehearsing,
I'm not even a wrestling fan, but I can still acknowledge that it takes a lot of effort from the wrestlers to do their job at least somewhat safe, it's not a fighting game where you can just mash buttons
and respawn good as new after every K.O.

Plus there's plenty of ethical problems with asking people to fight for real just for the sake of entertainment. You'd think our society had moved beyond Roman gladiatorial combat.


Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #944 on: 26 Apr 2021, 01:21 »
Everyone already knows that wrestling is fake, so pointing it out is meaningless.

But, I do appreciate where those people are coming from. The fact that wrestling is fake means that it is literally just a soap opera. What grinds my gears is why is a soap opera covered on a sports channel? And why do people pay money to fill up arenas or stay up til the early hours of the morning to watch a bunch of oiled up actors prancing around pretending to hit each other.

Don’t get me wrong, I used to be into wrestling when I was a kid. I also used to watch Eastenders, but I guess I grew out of both.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #945 on: 26 Apr 2021, 16:24 »
Today, believing wrestling is real is like believing in Santa Claus, but isn't a big reason people go on about it — in addition to what Stupot says — that for a long time the industry insisted it was real, and quite a few people did believe it?

I could be quite wrong, but my impression is that when wrestling broke out big on TV in the 1980s, a lot of people initially thought the fights were real (even if some of the personas and outside antics were an act). By the 1990s more and more (probably most) fans were aware it was fake, but a considerable number of naive/younger fans still were not (I didn't watch wrestling as a kid, but I remember vociferous arguments about it in, like, middle school), and the industry worked hard to stamp out any public acknowledgment of the playacting. Then as the Internet spread, a lot of the "inside info" became more widely known — including a lot of the insider jargon, such as "kayfabe" itself — and the industry gradually gave up on keeping the "secret" in anything but a symbolic way.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #946 on: 26 Apr 2021, 16:27 »
This is wrestling (Greco-Roman wrestling) and is a sport:


This is wrestling (WWE) and is a show (not a sport):


I think that's what they mean when they say "wrestling is fake"... it's a show, that it's "sold" as a sport event.  (roll)

EDIT: Snarky posted while I was making my post... :) I agree with him, I'm guessing only kids/youth believe it's real these days.
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #947 on: 26 Apr 2021, 17:32 »

This is wrestling (WWE) and is a show (not a sport):

To be precise it's called professional wrestling, where the "pro" means that matchs are worked. It is a light disclaimer, but not many people use it.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #948 on: 26 Apr 2021, 17:53 »
Sorry. I misspell the shows name.  :-[
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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #949 on: 29 Apr 2021, 16:42 »
Here's something that's been grinding my gears recently.
Shops: "We want you to social distance and keep 2m apart. We've all got to do our part."
Also shops: "We've reorganized all of the shelves so the only way out is either to walk against traffic in a long winded zig-zag pattern, or squeeze past everyone waiting in the queue. This is what you get for not buying anything!"

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #950 on: 04 May 2021, 00:53 »
Local worry: In schools during the Covid-19 pandemic - keep a meter or two of distance. On school buses - sit right next to each other.

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Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #951 on: 06 May 2021, 17:14 »
Local worry: In schools during the Covid-19 pandemic - keep a meter or two of distance. On school buses - sit right next to each other.
As we all know, you can't get infected when you're sitting down.  (laugh)

Re: What grinds my gears!
« Reply #952 on: 06 May 2021, 20:05 »
Local worry: In schools during the Covid-19 pandemic - keep a meter or two of distance. On school buses - sit right next to each other.
As we all know, you can't get infected when you're sitting down.  (laugh)
And sitting ducks advance in the queue for getting a shot.  :P (laugh)