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Bubbles gives out his phone number

We were watching Trailer Park Boys this afternoon. Season 7, IMHO, is a lot funnier than the past two seasons. I didn't like Season 6 much at all.

Anyway, in Season 7, Episode 4, "Friends of the Road", Bubbles is on his way to Bangor, Maine to see Sebastian Bach at a model railroad show. He and Ray stop at a truckstop for some food, and Ray ends up arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Bubbles panics, hides in a phone booth, and makes a collect call to Julian back at the park for help.

We noticed that Bubbles dialed 0-902-4...something. That'd be a Halifax number, so I got curious. Could he be calling an actual number of interest? It wasn't the traditional TV/movie 555-whatever.

So, we played and replayed until Amanda figured out what number he was dialing.

We went to canada411 to do the reverse lookup on the number.

And whaddya know -- it's the number for Michael E. Smith -- the actor/musician who plays Bubbles. He dialed his own number.

Now, I'm not go…

My first trip to the emergency room

As I mentioned earlier, I've been digitizing some old videotapes, and this weekend I got to one that I'd been wanting to share for the past eight or nine years.

Back in 1998, during the boom times of the WWF, I spotted posters for a new wrestling show called Ring 'n' Ears. I noticed that one of my old wrestling classmates, Bill Skullion, was on the show. I hadn't been in the ring in more than five years, but I wanted to see if I could get on the show. The promoters were game, and gave me a spot as the manager for "Sexy Baby" Jamie Jackson of the Hollywood Hunks, in a four-way match against Bloody Bill and two other guys. Awesome.

The finish involved the two other guys being eliminated somehow, and my guy being tied up in the ropes by Bill. Bill would pull out a cup full of sharp and shiny thumbtacks and pour them out in the center of the ring in preparation for destroying my guy. But my guy had backup! The Hollywood Hunks would hit the ring and make the s…

My days as a wrestling announcer

It's been a long time since I've watched much contemporary pro wrestling, but I used to be heavily into it. I even did some training with Phil Watson, son of Canadian legend Whipper Billy Watson, as he tried to launch a new promotion in the early 1990s called Teen Pro Wrestling.
It never quite took off, but not for lack of trying. Phil even got enough of a crew together to shoot four episodes for TV.
I've been going through my old videotapes lately, digitizing stuff to Mpeg2 for the sake of preservation, and this past weekend I dubbed over the Teen Pro stuff. There's some good stuff there from a few guys who went on to have careers as wrestlers.
Among them, a young Scott Taylor, who went on to fame in the WWF/WWF as Scotty 2 Hotty. Bill Skullion makes appearances well before he became "Bloody" Bill Skullion.
A skinny kid debuted as Buford T. Butterworth -- a character originally pitched to be played by me, but, frankly, I wasn't particularly good as a pr…

Facebook: Scott Simpson not found

I'm not on Facebook. Don't know what Facebook is? I'm not linking it for you.

Deal with it.

If y'all need to find me, you have www.bigasssuperstar.com.

I'm not anti-social -- I just don't want another thing in my life that has the potential to keep me locked in front of a computer.

Enjoy your facebooking.

Shout-out to Greg: stay strong, brother. Don't give in to peer pressure. I want at least one person around in the office who's not on that thing.