Jun 22, 2006

Homicide


Ring of Honor Wrestling
New Yorker Hotel - New York, NY
This photo was taken on June 17th before the show.  In the latest match of the ongoing ROH vs CZW war, Homicide wrestled Chris Hero.

Jun 21, 2006

The Briscoe Brothers


Ring of Honor Wrestling
New Yorker Hotel - New York, NY
This photo was taken on June 17th before the show.  The Briscoe Brothers (Mark and Jay) fought Jason Blade and "Sterling" James Keenan in the opening match of the main show.

Jun 20, 2006

"Classic" Colt Cabana


Ring of Honor Wrestling
New Yorker Hotel - New York, NY
This photo was taken on June 17th before the show.  Colt Cabana teamed with Nigel McGuinness to wrestle Generation Next (Austin Aries and Roderick Strong) for the ROH Tag Team Championship.

Jun 19, 2006

Nigel McGuinness


Ring of Honor Wrestling
New Yorker Hotel - New York, NY
This photo was taken on June 17th after the show.  Nigel McGuinness is the ROH Pure Wrestling Champion, but yesterday, he teamed with Colt Cabana to wrestle Generation Next (Austin Aries and Roderick Strong) for the ROH Tag Team Championship.

Jun 11, 2006

Man, I Hate It When I Can't Rent Videos!


RST Video
Leonardo Ave - Leonardo, NJ
Sadly, RST Video was closed when we got here.  It doesn't look like it's out of business though.  A peek through the windows shows shelves of movies and cash registers at the front counter.  There was also quite a large selection of previously viewed VHS tapes for sale.  Had they been open, I definitely would have added a few of them to my home video library.

These photos were taken from the front window.  You can see a copy of Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back on DVD sitting on the windowsill.  There's also a sign by the register warning of a $3.50 charge if you are late returning a new release.
This is the view from the window on the front door showing the wall of previously viewed tapes that were for sale.  I would have searched through for Navy Seals for as long as it took to find it.  Those copies of Dick Tracy, Die Hard and Rocky & Bullwinkle would have come home with me too.

Jun 10, 2006

I'm Not Even Supposed To Be Here Today


Quick Stop Groceries
Leonardo Ave - Leonardo, NJ
Took a road trip through New Jersey this weekend.  The first stop was Quick Stop and RST Video where Kevin Smith filmed Clerks.  If you didn't see the film, Quick Stop wouldn't seem different from any other small convenience store that you've been to.  Thankfully, they were not out of Gatorade.

The clerk took my ridiculous overreaction to his workplace in good stride, no doubt used to nerds like me showing up to take photos.  There was no merchandise or signs that referenced the movie, but if you have seen it, you will recognize each of these locations.

The Quick Stop sign just under the roof where Dante and Randal play hockey.
There's a mysterious door between Quick Stop and RST Video that is labeled 58A.
The shutters were up.  They must have gotten out the gum that was jammed in the locks.
The coffee station is on the right hand size when you walk in. There is a sign warning you to not scratch lottery tickets here.
They sell Archie comics!  Now I can see if the Mr. Weatherbee rumors are true.
The birthplace of Salsa Shark.
The search for the perfect dozen continues.
If you look above the register, you'll see a Jay and Silent Bob bumper sticker.  It's the only Askewniverse ephemera here.
The fine must have gone up.  Dante only got a $500 fine for selling cigarettes to a four year old.