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177: FIGHT!


Fists up, brains up! This week, we're heading into the ring filled with facts and trivia about fighting: learn about the (nice) Japanese tradition of spider fighting, and find out why MMA fighters should not blow their noses. Colin finds out what exactly did occur and spur, sir, during that fateful duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Everyone was kung-fu fighting in Karen's Asian martial arts quiz, and just how well do you know your professional wrestler movie cameos?

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I just got done with the duel part of the episode. I do agree that duels were highly ritualized: they were about honor, and not about shooting a guy. You may be interested in looking up Andrew Jackson's duels. He was famously terrifying as a duelist because, being from a frontier area, he would shoot at people to kill them. His opponents were usually from the same type of culture that would, like the one Hamilton or Burr belonged to, think that firing in the air was enough. Thanks for the new episode, and the history!

March 21, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAdelle K.

Um, actually...

Sgt. Slaughter's appearance in GI Joe The Movie was not a partnership with WWF (WWE), as Sgt. Slaughter was actually under contract with AWA at the time.

Sgt. Slaughter continued to be a character in the GI Joe cartoon until it was pulled in 1991, when Sgt Slaughter joined the WWF and his wrestling persona became an Iraqi sympathizer.

March 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTV's Mr. Neil

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