Archive for December 16th, 2008

16
Dec
08

Zap Wants to Rub Your Body All Over

The original American Gladiators show was revolutionary. I couldn’t wait until the next episode to see people push themselves to the limit in random sporting events that had nothing to do with real life. It was addictive. The highlight of the show of course, was the gladiators themselves. Much like their ancient Roman counterparts, the gladiators were heroes, celebrated by society. Everyone wanted to be a gladiator, even Lisa Turtle on Saved By the Bell opted to become one after the fake Zach Attack band broke up. To be a gladiator was a high status symbol, they had their own action figures, trading cards, candy bars and tons of other merchandise, including a truly terrible Nintendo game. That era is long over now though.

Raye Hollitt was one of the original gladiators, competing under the nom de guerre “Zap,” but times are harder and she is no longer taking the stage as a ferocious gladiator. Today, she plies her way as a massuese in Los Angeles.

At least that’s what her ad on Craigslist says. Check it out here. Or if that gets taken down, I’ve taken a screenshot of it, and that is here.

Raye

If you ever wanted to get a rubdown from a REAL American Gladiator, this is your chance! This also would make the perfect gift for that friend of yours who loves extremely buff women. I think we all know a couple people like that in LA…

16
Dec
08

Sheboygan Masters of the Lanes

The Shircel brothers bowl together on the Budweiser team in the Al & Al’s Brotherhood League of Sheboygan, Wisconsin and last night, for the first time, they rolled successive perfect games. Combined, the two have individually rolled 10 perfect games, but never at the same time.

Tom (right), the younger brother at 52 went first and started nailing pins down. Ed, 57, followed up in the anchor position and started taking aim as well. The younger brother deferred to his elder insisting that Ed is the better overall bowler, being a Sheboygan Bowling Association Hall of Famer. “We always talked about hitting good on the same nights,” Tom said. “We’ve had 700s together, but nothing like this.”

For Ed, whose bowling exploits have gotten him on television and earned him state championship trophies this perfect game (his 6th) was extra special. “This was something a little different, a different kind of good experience,” he said.




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