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MeekinOnMovies On...1001 Spikes (or a Red Hot Poker Up The Ass: The Game)

Game: 1001 Spikes
Platform: Xbox One (also available on PS4, Vita, PS3, Wii U, Steam) 
Did I pay for it: No.  
Price: 14.99

Like a stern high school teacher looking over your shoulder during a test and coughing in your ear when your answer to the essay question is only two sentences long, 1001 Spikes guilts you into bettering yourself. You cannot come lightly to it, else perish on a forgotten trap or die jumping directly into an arrow you really should have known was coming.


Taking a retro 2D platforming art style, offering same-screen multiplayer, and hundreds of levels, 1001 Spikes will conjur up ghosts of the first Spelunky, but outside of the visual style and genre and requiring keys to progress to the next level, the games aren't that much alike. Yes, there are traps and spikes and enemies, but Spelunky encouraged speedy and skillful play and 1001 Spikes demands focus and patience. It's the difference between The Fast & The Furious, and Drive - both movies features cars and violence, but they could not be more different. Additionally 1001 Spikes is a bit more streamlined. You have a jump button, and attack button, and that's it - whereas Spelunky involved item shops and all sorts of goodies and nicknacks to aid you on your journey. 

Though by the end of 1001 Spikes fifth level you may be rooting around the level for some cyanide to end your suffering. When people say Golf is a bad way to ruin a good walk, they're essentially saying the intense challenge and frustration of golf results in a stressful, but ideally rewarding experience. 1001 Spikes is the same way. 

Namely because 1001 Spikes does a wonderful job of setting the rules. You know what a given level is going to entail, you just need to be prepared and maintain focus long enough to succeed - It's like taking that aforementioned test, if you're prepared, it's not nearly as scary as it seems. There are few 'gotchyha!' moments, and despite using 200 of the 1001 lives you're given at the start of the game, I never felt cheated or unfairly punished. Instead I turned the rage inward, blaming myself because I either took a shortcut I shouldn't have, or miss-timed a jump I made a dozen times before out of frustration with my own skill.

1001 Spikes is from Nicalis, the creators of the excellent Cave Story, and they share similarities in their zen like nature. They require peace of mind. With distractions, slamming doors, people talking in your ear, or worries about what tomorrow will bring, 1001 Spikes will eat your lunch all day long. But in a meditative state of concentration, the progress you make is as rewarding as it is enthralling - it's acing a test you actually studied for. It's getting a birdie on a par 4. It's asking the cute girl from the movie theater out on a date while maintaining eye contact and not stumbling over your words. 

You find yourself surprised by what you're capable of. 

Which is to say that in its best moments, 1001 Spikes helps transcend your own perceived limitations. There will be frustration and seemingly impossible challenges, and you will fail way more often than you succeed. But because the failure is your own fault, victory is your own doing too - and all the more sweet because of it. To paraphrase Taylor Mali, 1001 Spikes makes you work harder than you ever could, coughing in your ear that you better not dare waste its time with anything less than your very best.

Comments

  1. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJune 27, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    ...........Awkward

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  2. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    Wow

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  3. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM

    Sigh..whatever.

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  4. That font hurts my eyes.

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  5. This might make the last hour and a half of the work day go by a bit faster.

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  6. Why the font? Why do you hate us so much?

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  7. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    So you wanna hear a bit of a creepy story?



    My wife manages customer service for a door hardware distributor. One of their product types is panic bars – which if you don’t know the term allows a door to be opened one way, but not the other, common in theatres or other places where ingress is restricted but people inside need to be able to get out in an emergency.



    Today someone called wondering if a panic bar setup could be installed the other way – allowing ingress to a room, but providing no means of exit once inside.



    They chose not to do business with the caller.

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  8. Sounds like that one HIMYM episode when Tony tries to accidentally let Ted design a basement for a possible murderer.

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  9. Can someone kill those fucking crickets so they'll shut up?!?

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  10. Ho, that was your wife ? Well this is embarassing ....

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  11. Your name is pretty much just internet slang for "don't read this, just skip to the comments."

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  12. How long are the "hundreds" of levels? What does a typical level require? Do enemies move toward you, have attacks? How many "hundreds" of levels are there: 200 or 500? Can you run (you only mention attack and jump)? What about those of whose haven't seen Drive to compare it to Fast and Furious (or vice versa), or played Spelunker? What is the goal at the end of the game: treasure, a love interest, saving the world?


    This doesn't sound like a game I'd like (I'm not good at platform games), but this provided so little information about the game itself that I can't really be sure.

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  13. Don't worry, Baker will find a way to lock HBK and HHH in a room together.

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  14. Its like running into that psycho ex girlfriend when you're at dinner, and she swears to not know what happened between you.

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  15. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 1:51 PM

    Never seen the show.

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  16. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    I have three hours left of work, I was hoping this would be more entertaining.

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  17. He couldn't resist. Attention is like air to him.

    Although, if I can count on anyone to give this it's proper response, it's the Merry Band of Assholes known as the BoD.

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  18. Business will pick up.

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  19. People just love to shit on Meekin? What's up? Y'all don't get happy at other things in your God forsaken lives?

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  20. You're trying way too hard to get his attention

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  21. As a general rule, people who post novella length whiny diatribes about what assholes we all are don't typically get the benefit of the doubt.

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  22. To be fair, reviews on "professional" sites don't provide much more information than this, so the bar is pretty low.

    http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/24/5838640/1001-spikes-review-ps4-pc-xbox-3ds-vita

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  23. I can't decide if it takes a lot of courage to post here again after the show you put on last week and you are a brave man... or if it just proves that you are an attention whore.

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  24. You're trying way too hard to get his balls to rest comfortably in the dimple on his chins.

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  25. Give it a rest.

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  26. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    I'll reserve judgment before Meekin states something himself.

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  27. I'm surprised Meekin wasn't able to turn bitching about this blog in to a job at PWInsider.

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  28. He ain't doing that right now tho. Honestly that rule has to fuck off and die because why shouldn't this blog be an outlet for amateur writers trying to get better with their work. Sorry to ruin your fun but at this point, let the motherfucker write his shit. You don't have to read it at all.

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  29. Tl;dr

    Seriously. Why would you use that font? Or not reformat it if you just copy- pasted it into blogger?

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  30. DDP yoga is helping him do that. Not me.

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  31. Meekin fucked your mom or something? You're all over this thread.

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  32. I noticed a distinct lack of terrible asides and overall "Meekinness" as far as I could get in before the font hurt my eyes and forced me to stop reading.

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  33. Fair enough. I'll reserve judgment until the next time he writes some self serving garbage and gets lambasted for it.

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  34. https://thethirdpeverell.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/hawkward2.jpg

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  35. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 2:02 PM

    I think that he's on (or on and off) meds that fuck with his emotions and judgment.

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  36. I hate to assume that. But it does fit with what we know.

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  37. He'll rightfully deserve that too. He's just being innocent now

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  38. Can you at least agree that this is sort of proving itself to be a cycle?

    Write something dumb
    Get raked over the coals
    Take a break
    Return with a clear head
    Repeat

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  39. Paul! Hopefully you'll be back for BOD Mania.

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  40. Did it well before you hit reply, chief. About 30 seconds after I hit post.

    You're trying way too hard to get my attention.

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  41. I'd respond, but cult told me to give it a rest. We all know the hierarchy around here.

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  42. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    May he just has a bad temper.

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  43. At least it's formatted. Took some courage to post again. Like that poor courageous dog...

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  44. Virgil's Gimmick TableJune 27, 2014 at 2:22 PM

    Why would you come back to a place that caused you to have a meltdown? Do you have no self preservation instincts?

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  45. The Ghost Of Meekin's MoobsJune 27, 2014 at 2:23 PM

    I doubt it. He only posts in his own threads.

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  46. I've had a bit to drink so have only really skim read this. It feels like a decently written review of a game that I have no interest in whatsoever.

    I'll confess - before reading it I skipped down to the comments first. After last week's meltdown it's hard to do anything else.

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  47. YankeesHoganTripleHFanJune 27, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Yeah pretty much

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  48. YankeesHoganTripleHFanJune 27, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    I just laughed at this. I may be a sociopath....

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  49. To be fair, that's a somewhat common thing to do in all the creative arts that rely on audience feedback.

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  50. Translation: "I've been booed off stage doing comedy before but I came back again because I needed the money"

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  51. I haven't, but the day is coming.

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  52. That's fine, but just because other reviews are as unhelpful as I found this one doesn't improve Mr. Meekin's. This is the first of his game reviews I've read (I clicked because of the recent threads), so it might be his normal style, but it just doesn't work for me.


    Meekin also does reviews for one of the WhatCulture sites or the like, so maybe this is just what professional reviews are.

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  53. Meekin reviews video games but he's never played Mario Brothers...

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  54. He'll play it for the first time next week and we will bash him for it then.

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  55. Must be the thread because for a second I thought that said "not to do business with the Caliber."

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  56. Check it out one day, you can stop after season 5 because that was the slow beginning of the final episode backlash.

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  57. That series finale, ugh.

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  58. I get what they were trying to do, but yeah, that execution was horrible.

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  59. Worst part was that they invested an entire final season on something and then killed it in 5 seconds.

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  60. Yeah, if they wanted that ending so bad, they should have invested the entire last season on it.

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  61. At least it didn't say Scherer.....
    That poor dog....

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  62. All these comments are cringe worthy. A bunch of randos trying to cut a dude down just because. Get over yourselves.

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  63. I'll third that. Every single time I scrolled down I had to look twice.

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  64. Did you even *read* the comments before saying this? Or did you just *assume* people were ripping on him?

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  65. Well, with Meekin we do it for fun. We don't hate him, he has that punching bag feel.

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  66. For a guy that spends so much time on the internet, you sure as fuck don't understand it very well.

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  67. I see a few light-hearted jabs. Paul, though a bit of a dork, is obviously enough of a mature adult to know we're just teasing. Cult, on the other hand...

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  68. I understand it just fine. But this place used to be a little different. It's not a good look, especially when you're really bad at trolling people.

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  69. The odds that Scherer, Meekin, Caliber and Reneke are fictional characters created by Scott...they're above zero, right?

    I don't know how the fuck he'd have the time with a kid and a full-time job, but if it was my blog and I had the time I'd absolutely get stoned and create these characters.

    OK, maybe not "absolutely," but I can't honestly 100 percent say I wouldn't.

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  70. I still like how you compared them to Spider-Man's villains.

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  71. Well that is pretty fucking hysterical coming from you.

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  72. The only time I get annoyed is when people kind of go after my supposed credibility. I never said I was an 'expert' or whatnot, but saying "How can you have not seen movie X" pisses me off just because there are COUNTLESS amazing films and it's nearly impossible to see them all.

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  73. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 2:54 PM

    It used to be different, sure, but there is a long tradition of not tolerating nonsense from guest posters. That's not new.
    This review may be just fine, I didn't read it, but Meekin has just worn out his welcome, and is unlikely to receive a fair shot at this point, regardless.
    And most of the comments aren't even really that nasty anyhow.

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  74. It's not like I told him to hang himself.

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  75. It always is Cult, it always is.

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  76. Fair enough but you should play Mario Bros, it's good.

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  77. "Don't make fun of this guy, but I'm going to pick on this other guy!"

    Be a Star, Cult.

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  78. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 2:56 PM

    I'm sure that they would be happy to do business with Caliber. To not do so would just be leaving money on the table.
    Obviously.

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  79. I would have marked out if Paul told Scherer to hang himself.

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  80. But he's a face, and you know that rule doesn't apply to them.

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  81. Stranger in the AlpsJune 27, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    I am sometimes guilty of jumping on Meekin to assimilate to the mob. But at the same time, I get so.....fucking....tired of people who jump on a guy because it was the cool thing to do last week, or whatever. Paul brought us a straightforward no-bones review of a game, which most of us will not play. Between beating up Paul, and making fun of Dave Scherer and his "poor fucking dog", let me be not the first and not the last to say....move the fuck on.
    Love,
    Stranger.
    PS Quit jerking off while browsing the comments, you bastard lurkers.

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  82. I'm not saying don't make fun of people.

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  83. In a bully sequence, you always attack the odd-numbered bullies and defend the even-numbered ones.

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  84. Up vote for the PS, lurkers are always welcome.

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  85. Understandable dude, and if I've ever offended you, know that I'm just a sarcastic asshole who sometimes crosses the line. But know that, from me at least, it's always just teasing, and if I actually thought you suck, you'd KNOW I think you suck.

    But I'm pretty sure you've been around the internet block enough times to know it comes with the territory.

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  86. Stranger in the AlpsJune 27, 2014 at 2:59 PM

    I'll upvote that.

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  87. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x82ayt_wrestlemania-x-seven-austin-vs-rock_sport

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  88. Man you make this site worse every single day.

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  89. Abeyance is one of the nicest fucking dudes I've talked to through the internet. I don't know what your problem is.

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  90. You've ever done review of the Last of Us? I know it's a year old but I would like to see your review of it.

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  91. Scherer really is a lot worse than Meekin. Meekin has written some crap but a delusional and enduring twitter campaign against a blogger who posted a rumor is beyond the pale.

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  92. THIS. People trying to get over on the giant fucking circle jerk that has become this blog is beyond annoying.

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  93. I know Lax, I know.

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  94. My problem is that if I have to read 500 posts from him a day, at least try to make some of them interesting.

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  95. :
    Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was
    comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the
    bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel
    went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a
    half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know, you know that when
    you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the
    tail. Well, we didn't know. 'Cause our bomb mission had been so secret,
    no distress signal had been sent, huh. They didn't even list us overdue
    for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we
    formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like 'ol
    squares in battle like uh, you see on a calendar, like the battle of
    Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark goes to the nearest man and then
    he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark
    would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he
    looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a
    shark, he's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he
    comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those
    black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible
    high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the
    poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.
    Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know
    how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they
    averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend
    of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, Bosun's Mate. I
    thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down
    in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten
    in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed
    Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He's a young pilot, a lot
    younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three
    hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know
    that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never
    put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water,
    three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest, June
    the 29, 1945.

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  96. Ok, now that's just a bit of over selling me.

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  97. Why are you posting a story about the USS Indianapolis?

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  98. Because that's what it is like reading all of these comments.

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  99. Yeah but 500 posts from Abey is like... 600-700 words, so it's not like it's *that* big a deal.

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  100. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    What about regular posters who jerk off while reading the comments?

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  101. You know which it is....

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  102. I'm sure you're a nice dude or whatever but all you ever do is vomit up words just because you can. I don't even know what your opinions are on anything. You just keep pounding BoD's memes into the ground until they aren't funny anymore.

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  103. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Just not Meekin?

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  104. Yeah but it is in every single thread, just a mountain of Abeyance bullshit. He could post a 1000 times a day for all I care if was saying interesting shit that was worth reading.

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  105. We are asking for a friend.

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  106. Good to have you back Meekin.

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  107. Well, Bayless buried the hatchet with Scherer or found a way to make Scherer less insane (based on a tweet sent out by Dave). And Meekin just wrote up a straight up review. So, I concur with most of the sentiment. However, I'm not seeing a lot of douchebag behavior here. Most of the folks seem to be touching on the awkwardness of the situation, and that's their right, I suppose.

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  108. When you troll people, you can't then be upset when people react negatively.

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  109. I don't know dude I'm worried about that dog.

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  110. I talked to him last week, he said he was fine after the post.

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  111. No, you can make fun of him. But be funny and don't hijack his posts trying to get yourself over.

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  112. Lol there's a hierarchy?

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  113. Stranger in the AlpsJune 27, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    They have the nerve to tell us about it.

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  114. Past...that's the joke.

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  115. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    All I can say is that something worth discussing in the world of rasslin had better come around soon or things are going to get worse.

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  116. Can't jerk off at work, and anyway I took care of that this morning before work with some proper... good looking human female help. In video form.

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  117. abeyance is a fucking cancer on this site

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  118. I agree, most of these threads were just out of boredom of the actual product.
    Hopefully Sunday and Monday we will get some new material.

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  119. YankeesHoganTripleHFanJune 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Well Bill Apter created Eddie Ellner, Liz Hunter and Matt Brock. So...it's possible

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  120. :bust out laughing:
    Ok, that was a good one Lax, 10/10.

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  121. Stranger in the AlpsJune 27, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    It was more of a knee-jerk reaction. Paul has been getting blasted for some time, and although some of it was him just asking for it, it tends to get tiring and old. This Scherer thing is dead to me. It was dead to me about 2 hours after it broke. It was really directed at this particular comments section.

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  122. Hey, I understand man. Right now I'm trying to work on not doing one worded post.

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  123. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Ok so I read the review and it was ok, and I actually think that I might try this game because it appeals to the old man with diminishing dexterity for a lot of buttons in me.

    If you want to post decent, straightforward reviews I'm sure that you'll do ok. But if you annoy the piss out of people, often times intentionally, then you're going to get raked for it. That's not unfair trolling, that's life.
    Are you still on the yoga?

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  124. It's always my pleasure.

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  125. Is anyone else getting false "new comment" popups? I scroll down, see "One new comment above", but when I click on it I get nothing. Not even after scrolling around where it sends me.

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  126. Maybe, just one don't respond to something. Just try and say something worthwhile or stfu

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  127. I had that a few minutes ago, then Disqus was slow for a second. Yeah, you're not the only one who saw that.

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  128. Eddie Ellner wasn't real????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!....
    ok I'm better.

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  129. I wrote Scherer an apology letter for ripping off his site. He then ended the Twitter feud and we have moved on

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  130. This thread should have 2 comments tops. It's about a bullshit game that no one will ever play, yet here we are.

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  131. You're a bigger man than most of us are. I would've never apologized

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  132. keep at it and maybe people will stop posting!

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  133. and actually this goes to the point I'm going to make, Meekin could avoid a lot (in fact nearly all) scorn if he'd just post a link to his own site with a "hey guys I just posted a new video game review. please check it out" instead of spamming the board with something the vast majority of posters won't read.

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  134. I feel like I would approach a controller-throwing meltdown with this game.

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  135. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    I don't even see a lot of really mean stuff in this thread. All I said was "whatever", and every non-wrestling thread gets jacked one way or the other these days, and really who cares?

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  136. Even though we still make fun of you on a regular basis, glad you came back Paul, and welcome back.

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  137. Hey, you just got a shout out on the Kevin Kelly show (I'm not sure when it came out, but I'm listening to it now while trying for an afternoon nap). Much deserved. I've seen you stick up for others, do people favors, write strong reviews--class act. Glad you're around.

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  138. Yes, here you are still trying to stir the pot. We have gotten our jollies and stopped, but there's cultstatus...still....fucking....talking.

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  139. I don't read 70% of the posts that go up here. I only read what interests me, I'm weird like that.

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  140. Am I the only guy who looked at this review as a giant metaphor for Paul's experiences last week?

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  141. I don't either, but when it becomes a daily or multiple time a day habit, it gets annoying.

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  142. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    You mean Dave Scherer dog jokes aren't played?

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  143. Was there ever a reason given for why these are in a different font than everything else on the blog. I won't lie I did not reàd this. I will not read this. For no other reason then the bizarre font change makes me think Meekin is a pretentious douche. Is it that it's copy and pasted from site he writes for and links to. Is it just what's best for the otters? I apologize if this has been answered before, but it bothers me in a way that it really shouldn't. It just makes my feelings hurt.

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  144. The Howard Finkel of the BoD?

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  145. Trust me, I think this place definitely needs a trim on what gets posted and by who.

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  146. i can fully agree with that.

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  147. Well, I don't see Paul getting super emotional about something while other people laugh at him for getting emotional, so I'm not sure.
    I'd say he's more of a Matt Striker here.

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  148. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    This thread got heated for reasons other than Meekin! And reasons other than Dave Scherer!
    In unrelated news, my friend is convinced Kane is winning the title. Kane is in his late 40s. Would he be the oldest World Champion behind Hogan if he were to win? He's older than Undertaker when he won the title in 2009.

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  149. That is the opposite of what should ever happen.

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  150. Well people wanted the Meekin and Scherer hate to stop, so they got there wish.

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  151. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    I don't necessarily think that people need to stop posting here but the reiteration of things can be dramatically reduced. I wouldn't want anyone to go away. But the repetition of the same post is annoying. I understand it for the Farva tribute two weeks ago but everything else has been a hammer into the ground.

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  152. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    I'm glad. Scherer sucks, but we don't need that nonsense to go on, and there was no real "win" to be had.

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  153. How can you have not seen the new AVGN movie? Oh, that's right, it doesn't come out for another two days.

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  154. Yeah, plus Kane already got a decent reign in 2010 with the WHC.

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  155. I did what now?

    Because I don't know if I could name a Spiderman villian

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  156. It was pathetic


    If I saw all the Twitter nonsense between us through the eyes of someone else, I would think we were a couple of assholes.


    So I wrote a letter and he ended feud on Twitter. We have moved on.


    I wrote a letter to Mike Johnson too and he apologized for some of the things he said on the radio show yesterday.


    Its over and I am glad.


    I think someone is reporting me to sites so I will change the way I do the Daily Updates going forward.

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  157. Up vote for old school retro NES reference.

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  158. This reminds me of when George Costanza told off his boss and said he quit, only to come back the following Monday, pretending like nothing happened.

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  159. Stranger in the AlpsJune 27, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    At what point does this appear? I wasn't sure that I've ever done anything to warrant a shout out.

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  160. Oh, sorry, got you confused with Mar Solo's comment from the first Scherer thread.

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  161. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Come ON, not even Swarm?

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  162. Meek in, glad to see you didn't give up. Never heard of this game before, but nice review.

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  163. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    A little in the middle there, yeah.

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  164. Idk is he older than Vince was when HE won? And does that even count?

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  165. It's even more delusional to believe Armageddon is one of the most iconic movies of the 90's.

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  166. The evening threads have enabled Abeyance and a lot of other people here.

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  167. They were one of the reasons why I joined in the first place.

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  168. This week has been BRUTAL... probably my least favorite period here... ever. I'd gladly go through another round of "Who is an A+?" if this were the only other alternative.

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  169. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    I think you might be right, that's older than Backlund was even.

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  170. I come here to discuss wrestling and occasionally some other shit. This shit ain't facebook or an e-fed.

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  171. I'd take both of these over the few days after Daniel Bryan joined the Wyatt's

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  172. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    The NBA Draft thread last night was actually really awesome. I'm not sure if you're a fan of basketball but it was just like eight of us arguing about picks or making fun of picks. Every comment made had a purpose, know what I mean?

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  173. The title looks like one big metaphor.

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  174. I'm not so I stayed out of it, but yes I know what you mean... must be nice.

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  175. After the Maria segment, Justin (I think? I still get the PtB guys mixed up, sorry) gives a quick mention of your Countdown review before he and Kevin debate factions. I want to say it's about an hour in.

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  176. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    This week has been shitty, but that was my least favourite time ever. Hands down.

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  177. "I think someone is reporting me to sites so I will change the way I do the Daily Updates going forward."


    Solution: "Here is an open thread to discuss whatever... go get your own fucking news"

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  178. OMG please leave because this blog went down the shitter once you started mass posting.

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  179. I might try to write some actual columns going forward.


    I know a few years ago, someone did the WWE Roster A-Z and I might try that this weekend.

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  180. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    When the fuck did he start to mass post?

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  181. MikeyMike, King of ClevelandJune 27, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Yeah, Ryan Murphy did it.
    I would do it. Most of the people here probably don't even remember that actually happening.

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  182. I might toss up a few tidbits and links then let people discuss whatever is going on in wrestling. That could work

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  183. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    I think anything that far back is worth a revisit. There's tons of new posters over the past year or so.

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  184. I don't mind any of the conversations all that much. I just don't want to be told what to do, how to think, or how to smark out properly (looking at you, Vince Jordan). I honestly get mad at people who tell others to shut up more than any annoying person who needs to shut up, if that makes sense.

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  185. Plus, the roster has changed a good deal since then.

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  186. And you shit on Abeyance for adding nothing to the blog.

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  187. Mister_E_PuttingPedalsToMedalsJune 27, 2014 at 4:08 PM

    Open threads to discuss whatever are already very common now (daily? I'm not sure) and generally result in what some people clearly do not enjoy.

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  188. Bloating about his post count doesn't ring a bell?

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  189. Yes. Because he doesn't. Neither do you, so i suggested you go do something you might enjoy more.

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  190. Ellner was real. He runs a yoga studio in LA now.

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