Consider this Frump’s first foray into inter-personal relationship porn for social outcasts. I guess one can only turn the other cheek for so long, you know — even when they’re being targeted by a kid that likely held the record for “World’s Smallest Bully” (however briefly).
Now, I’m not sure if this will have a Hollywood-style happy ending for our little bullied redeemer here — i.e. I doubt this will be the last time he tastes the cold steel of a bad fat joke, or something — but, for now, I think it’s fine to bask in the glory of what’s surely one of the best bully comeuppances we’ve seen in some time.
‘Tis the Season for Devastating One-Punch KO’s? Maybe. Or maybe Frump just doesn’t follow boxing enough. Are these finishes all that common? Either way, if more bouts ended in this fashion — or at least if more people were made aware of it — I have a feeling the sport might mount a comeback.
A lot of commentators are calling this the Knockout of the Year. I’m probably not qualified to disagree, but I thought this one was pretty dang good, too.
If nothing else, the more prominent stage afforded to Martinez vs. Williams II — not to mention the juicy, underlying revenge motif — might elevate Martinez’s 2nd Round KO above that 3rd Rounder from the Asian Games.
Paul Williams being rendered unconscious certainly adds a dash of “BOOM!” as well…
Frumpzilla's classic jam of the week features Tommy Bolin
Typically we reserve our classic jams feature for stuff pre-1990. However, given the loss of Mark Linkous over the weekend, today we’re gonna make an exception. Linkous, probably most readily known for his work as Sparklehorse, apparently committed suicide outside a friend’s home in Tennessee on Saturday (shot himself in the heart). Sad day, and a shame he won’t get to see the official release of Dark Night of the Soul, which, after a highly publicized bout of legal problems, is finally supposed to hit the market this year.
As a memorial, here’s three cuts from Linkous as Sparklehorse, including two from the Dark Night of the Soul album (featuring Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys and The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne, respectively). Rest in peace.