All posts by Kev Brock

I'm a musician, singer/songwriter, blogger, writer, poet, bodybuilder, movie lover, music lover, video gamer, history/political buff, conservative/republican, etc. I like to do a lot of things.

Vince McMahon tried to talk Chris Jericho into getting out of AEW contract so he can re-join WWE… Jericho refused…

I can’t blame Chris Jericho for leaving WWE for AEW simply because WWE has been using him like shit for the past several years. In the past, Jericho used to be a pretty hot star in the WWE… he used to be very big but later in the years during the 2000’s – 2018, the WWE was using him like shit… making him lose matches, not giving him enough TV time, giving Jericho shitty matches, etc. I can go on and on.

Jericho did the smart thing making the transition from WWE to AEW ’cause I’ve been watching AEW ever since they started and AEW is using Chris way better than WWE ever had.

Vince McMahon was all for Jericho joining AEW but now he is against it? He wants Jericho to get out of the AEW contract to rejoin WWE?

Check out the story in this article:

https://www.republicworld.com/sports-news/wwe-news/vince-mcmahon-rejected-by-chris-jericho-after-aew-success-let-go-wwe.html

It is my belief that Vinnie Mac has been quietly and very secretly watching AEW so he knows what’s going on with that company, Vince knows everything going on with AEW. Jericho is doing great things in AEW…. first AEW champ and he has a new wrestling faction called the Inner Circle. Even though, AEW has been around for a year or a little over, Jericho is already pretty huge there. I’m sure all that has been driving Vince insane and making him all jealous. That’s why he quickly flip flopped on his feelings about Jericho joining AEW.

If WWE did bring Jericho back, would they treat him right the same way AEW is treating him? No. Jericho did the smart thing staying at AEW and rejecting Vince’s offer ’cause if Chris went back to WWE, they would use him like shit again. The WWE wouldn’t give him main event status like they used to in the past.

I love professional wrestling and support all wrestling companies but I honestly find AEW way better than WWE. AEW is awesome stuff and I’m about to watch “AEW Dynamite” tonight on TNT.

Kev

Too many powerlifters benching with butt off of the bench becoming more and more common, sad really…

Yeah, the sport of powerlifting is exploding and becoming more and more mainstream. That means, people in the gym will be doing more of the big three lifts in the gym for their strength training sessions: the bench, the squat and the deadlift.

I love the bench press but too many people in the gym nowadays do it wrong and it’s getting worse too. I see so many people in social media posting videos of themselves bench pressing at the gym, showing off their newest “p.r.’s” (aka, personal record) but they do it with their butt coming off the bench. Is the butt coming off the bench while benching good? No.

The reason it isn’t good is ’cause it’s cheating and they do it as a way to try to push more weight. Another reason, the butt coming off the bench is not good is that you’re asking for an accident and an injury could occur. Those are the few reasons why powerlifting competitions don’t accept the butt coming off the bench.

When lifters show videos of themselves benching and you see their butt coming off the bench, someone calls them out for it and this lifter can get very defensive. This happens every fucking time. It’s really quite funny.

I am sick of this, though. Benching with the butt coming off the bench is becoming more and more popular. They probably see others do it and delude themselves into thinking, “Hmmmm, that could work for me”. In my opinion, going for a “pr” on bench with butt coming off of it is not a “pr”. When you bench with your butt coming off the bench, you get lesser range of motion and that’s why you are able to lift more weight doing that. When your butt comes off the bench, you’re not really doing a flat bench. It turns into a different workout when you do that… excessive arching or butt coming off the bench, you’re doing a decline bench really. Not a real overall chest workout.

Not only do I see so many lifters on social media benching with butt coming off the bench, I see too many guys at my local gym benching that way too. In my opinion, it looks very dangerous and it’s very silly benching that way. I’m waiting for the day someone kills themselves in the gym ’cause he/she benched with the butt coming off the bench. Not only guys bench that way, women do it too.

Although, this is not an attack and no hating on women but women bench with butt coming off the bench more than the guys do. I’m beginning to see that women are more egotistical in powerlifting than the men are.

Maybe it’s okay to bench with the butt partly on the bench, that’s fine but with the butt completely off is pretty stupid.

I’ve been benching full time for a little over a year now and I’ve never lifted my butt off the bench once during my bench sessions. I don’t do excessive arching either. I can’t arch anyways due to my scoliosis so I have no choice but to bench with a flat back. I like flat back benching anyways ’cause of more range of motion and more power.

Benching with butt off the bench… stupid, dumb, idiotic. Why are benchers doing it more when they shouldn’t?

Kev

Rick Moranis signs on to his first live action film in 23 years, he’ll return to the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” film series…

This is the best news ever! It’s been 23 years since Rick Moranis hasn’t done a major role in a live action film ’cause he retired from Hollywood in 1997 to raise his kids. He also believed that he didn’t need to work much anymore ’cause he made so much money from his past films especially the first two “Honey I Shrunk the Kids/I Blew Up the Kid” which both of those films did well in the box office.

Rick is officially set to reprise his role as Wayne Szalinski in the 5th installment to the “Honey I Shrunk” series but this one will be considered a reboot and it will be simply titled, “Shrunk”. There were 4 Shrunk movies in the past and Rick starred in all 4 of them and he’s about to make a big return to the series. This is great news really and this is a perfect comeback film for Rick too. He hasn’t played the Wayne Szalinski character in many years but I’m sure he still got it.

Rick Moranis Closes Deal To Return To ‘Honey, I Shrunk The Kids’ Franchise With ‘Shrunk’ At Disney

Why did Rick finally agree to come back to Hollywood after all these years??? Well, I’m sure his kids are full grown adults by now and they are probably out there living on their own so Rick no longer needs to take care of them. Rick has time to get back into Hollywood. I’m sure he also feels that his Shrunk reboot can’t be made without him and I’m sure they made him an offer he can’t refuse.

This Shrunk reboot is gonna be a major big screen release, it won’t be a direct to video movie like the last one was.

I’m glad Rick is finally coming back ’cause he is a talented man. He’s been in so many good movies: “Ghostbusters 1 and 2”, “Spaceballs”, “Parenthood”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “My Blue Heaven”, etc.

He may not be returning for Ghostbusters but the Shrunk movie is a good choice.

Now lets hope Macaulay Culkin finally comes out of retirement soon…. you hear that Macaulay???

Kev

Macaulay Culkin, back on the magazine cover spotlight and real interesting interview too…

I don’t care about celebrities much anymore but Macaulay Culkin is one that I always had a lot of respect for. As some of you know, Macaulay was a big child star… starring in some of Hollywood’s biggest movies such as “Home Alone”, “My Girl”, “The Good Son”, “Richie Rich”, “Uncle Buck”, etc. Then suddenly after the film “Richie Rich”, Macaulay somewhat semi-retired from the film industry. He’s not completely retired from the industry, he still acts in films occasionally, he’s just staying away from huge blockbusters. He no longer wants to do those big movies anymore ’cause he figures that this fame and celebrity lifestyle wasn’t for him. He left the film industry so he can live a real life for himself.

Even though Macaulay doesn’t do movies much anymore, he has never really gone away ’cause he has his own podcast show, his website and he is still around trying to entertain us in his own way. What I like even more about Macaulay is that he’s a huge professional wrestling fan. If I ever met him in person, I could talk wrestling all day with him.

This article and interview talks the life of Macaulay Culkin. This article/interview is a great read too.

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a30680749/macaulay-culkin-interview-life-now-after-home-alone-2020/

Will Macaulay ever return to blockbuster films? His girlfriend wants him to and he auditioned for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” but it didn’t go so well… he continues to stay retired even to this day but never say never. It would be cool if Macaulay returns to the movies as a leading actor once again… his girlfriend Brenda needs to keep pressuring him about it and maybe he will one day. It’s all up to him.

I’ve heard all the silly stories that Macaulay is a broken man with lots of problems when the real truth is that he’s actually doing well for himself and he’s still alive.

I’ve always loved listening to Macaulay in interviews… he’s a smart guy, interesting and entertaining to listen to.

Kev

Defending the Hollywood film industry, do they deserve all the criticism and hate they’re getting in America??? No, not really…

Yes… the Hollywood film industry is having all kinds of problems… liberal politics, pedophilia, rapists, etc. All that stuff is going on in Hollywood but it’s kind of unfair that the industry is getting criticized and attacked for it all. Hollywood is getting attacked and criticized by both sides of the spectrum honestly. I’ve been noticing that as well.

Even though all this is going on, I can’t help but continue to watch movies ’cause well… ya know, I’m a movie buff and always will be. I know Hollywood film industry is having all kinds of problems but I continue to watch movies ’cause it’s what I do.

People want to treat Hollywood as if it’s the most evil thing. Yeah, yeah, there are gonna be liberals in Hollywood, pedos and rapists but not all actors, film directors, producers, etc. are gonna be. You can’t immediately assume that these celebrities are guilty just because they’re being accused of being a predator in the news. Some of them can be true and some of them can not be.

Yeah, there are bad people in the film industry but not everybody. Not all celebrities are die-hard liberals and not all of them are sexual predators. A lot of people in America just don’t seem to realize that many actors and directors in America are “conservatives” but they are keeping their conservative beliefs to themselves. I remember James Woods saying that on twitter. If these conservative stars came out as conservative, they would probably be blacklisted from Hollywood just like what happened to James Woods. James can’t get work in Hollywood anymore ’cause of it.

Anyhow I don’t believe Hollywood deserves to be attacked like this ’cause they’re the ones working very hard to entertain us. When you attack Hollywood and criticize them, you just don’t realize that all your favorite movies and TV shows you all watch… well Hollywood makes them all, duh. All those movies you go to in the theater and all those TV shows you watch on TV, Netflix or whatever streaming service you’re subscribed for… all of this entertainment… all that was from Hollywood.

Also, people like to say that Hollywood gets paid millions for doing nothing… well, that’s not really a fair criticism either ’cause people will never admit that making movies is a real hard job. It really is… I mean, think about it, right… making a movie takes years to make. They have to start from scratch to make a motion picture and it all starts from a blank piece of paper which is called a script. It takes a long time to write a script… then comes the pre-production which is work that you do before the camera starts rolling… meaning finding the filming locations, casting, costuming, make-up, props, etc. Then comes the production phase which means figuring out the budget and schedule which is mainly the producers job. Then the principal photography starts where all the filming begins which is the toughest work ever. When it comes to the wrap of the movie then the post production… which means this is the phase where editing the movie together takes place, adding in music scores, special effects (if there will be some), etc. This will be the final piece of movie making. Then comes the distribution… releasing the movie, promoting/marketing it, etc.

Making a movie is a lot of work and it can be a tough and overwhelming job. I mean these actors and film crew spends hours and hours making a movie throughout the day and night. They don’t get much sleep ’cause of it.

The acting part of making a movie is not so easy either. Some may think being an actor may be easy but it’s not. To be an actor, you have to be a really good speaker for starters and you can mess up your lines during scenes and it could take a while to get it right. To be a good actor, it takes a lot of skill and talent. These actors in Hollywood didn’t get in the industry over night. Many of them started off in acting classes and then they make their way to theatre first before hitting the big screen. Many actors starting off doing TV commercials and cameos on TV shows. If you think this job is easy, I wanna know what planet you’re living on?

I think Hollywood deserves more respect for these reasons. It’s real sad. Yeah, Hollywood is a mess, no doubt but I love movies and I’ll never stop watching them.

Kev

Back into deadlifting after a two month break from it…

So I went back into deadlifting yesterday at the gym after a two month break, trying to heal an upper left leg injury. Still got it a little bit but good enough to get back into lower body lifting finally but gonna go in slow and easy at first.

Here’s me smashing an easy 250 lb. deadlift as a single to end my session with. I can do 250 lb. for more reps but I wanna go easy at first but this weekend I’m gonna go back to heavy deadlifting… see if I still got it and hopefully didn’t lose any strength but we’ll see. If I’m still able to smash 250 lb. easily then I probably still have it.

My goal this year for deadlift is to be able to do 300 lbs. or a little over for more reps. In other words, I’m hoping to get up to a 400 lb. pr sometime this year in 2020. On the road to 400 lbs.

My left leg is feeling way better now and it’s feeling okay. I wanna get back into lower body lifting right away so I don’t lose muscle and strength.

Even though I took a few week break of lifting altogether, it seems I haven’t lost strength at all which is amazing really. I seem to still have it with my upper body lifting too.

Injury setbacks sucks but I’m gonna be more careful this year this time. Getting injuries is all part of lifting… it’s the name of the game. When a lifter claims “they never get injured”, it’s a lie… don’t trust them when they say that. You know they’re full of it ’cause their ego is so big, they’ll never admit they get injured in the gym. Even the more experience lifters and pros get injuries. We all get ’em once in a blue moon but if you’re getting them frequently and all the freakin’ time then you’re doing something wrong for sure.

I think what’s helping with my left leg injury that I’ve been doing some stretching and a lot more walking on the treadmill which seems to be helping.

Kev

My Top Ten Favorite Music Albums of 2019 are listed here…

Music albums of 2019 is still the same, just a little revision. Just had to add in two albums and take two of them out. The ones I added in are the new Billie Eilish and the new Korn albums. I was so impressed with those two albums that I had to include these and replace a couple.

Yeah, the Billie Eilish album that she won a bunch of Grammy’s for is so good actually. I’m not usually into pop and that electronica stuff that much but I can deal with Billie, though.

The new Korn album, “The Nothing” is pretty sick, probably the heaviest album they’ve ever done and it’s their best record. Had to put this one on here.

All these albums are recommended listening. I love music. Can’t live without it!

Kev