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loglady
10-27-2005, 12:39 AM
Any lucha libre (masked mexican wrestling)fans in the lounge?

They're the closest thing to real-life superheroes as no one knows who the athletes are in real life. The U.S. couldn't pull off anything quite as cool because of laws about wearing masks in public.

Pro wrestling in itself is kinda fascinating cuz it's part "realism" group fantasy ( Jerry Springer is the modern variation: you know it's fake, but the show's refusal to credit actors, writers etc. aids our willing suspense of disbelief...) part morality play, ballet, soap opera, etc- but the Mexican element of masked wrestlers add a whole new dimension: if a wrestler is unmasked when losing a match their alter ego dies symbolically (?)

The old Santo, Blue Demon and Mil Mascaras films of the 50' and 60's were such a unique combo of superhero, private eye and monster movie and the whole thang w/ wearing masks w/ a suit and tie is haute coutre or should I say la moda ultima...

tangent23
10-27-2005, 01:29 AM
where's Jack?

cellout
10-27-2005, 07:14 AM
what are the US rules about wearing masks in public?

10-27-2005, 07:31 AM
depends on where you are.

if you're in a building that has security,

they will most definitely take exception.

i've gotten into trouble just wearing a wig.

cellout
10-27-2005, 07:44 AM
was it a blonde wig?

ocd
10-27-2005, 07:47 AM
Some day soon I'm going to see where I can get into wearing a full bear suit. That'd be a fun way to get arrested.

And yes, where's Jack?

10-27-2005, 07:50 AM
he's in scotland...

650lex
10-27-2005, 07:56 AM
yes - still trying to get a documentary on "incredibly strange wrestling" (sf thing) off the ground....

ocd
10-27-2005, 07:58 AM
Originally posted by atomiclotusbox
he's in scotland... Thanks, smartass! :D

cellout
10-27-2005, 07:59 AM
that could be potentially interesting, lex.

650lex
10-27-2005, 08:00 AM
i like how you said, "potentially"

cellout
10-27-2005, 08:09 AM
I guess "could be potentially" is redundant

650lex
10-27-2005, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by cellout
I guess "could be potentially" is redundant

:D

tangent23
10-27-2005, 08:35 AM
Originally posted by ocd
Some day soon I'm going to see where I can get into wearing a full bear suit. That'd be a fun way to get arrested.


or shot

ocd
10-27-2005, 08:37 AM
Originally posted by tangent23


or shot Tranqs could be fun.

650lex
10-27-2005, 08:41 AM
wasn't that an old letterman skit?

"can a guy in a bearsuit get a hug?"

ocd
10-27-2005, 09:06 AM
I don't think I saw that one, but I'm pretty sure a guy in a masturbating bear suit can't get a hug too easily.