Hello my name is Travish. Second of all I am writing my personal reflection s.a. on my karate lessons and my karate master. This is a personal reflection paper. Mr. Matthews said this paper doesn’t have to have sources but I’m putting some in anyway because I might get extra credit? He is OBSESSED with sources.
Personal means “of, affecting, or belonging to a particular person rather than to anyone else.” Reflection means “the throwing back by a body or surface of light, heat, or sound without absorbing it.” I found those definitions on Bing. That is my source (Bing 1). So this paper will be about how a particular person named Travish throws back light, heat, and sound without absorbing it. My karate master always says that the key to winning a fight is to not absorb light, heat, or sound.
Karate can only be taught by a karate master. My karate master says he is the only source of truth and that all others are imitators. I called Mr. Matthews an imitator once. My source on that is Mr. Matthews’ class (Mr. Matthews’ class 1). My karate master is wise and all-powerful. He knows all the famous karate sayings and is the most deadly man in the world with his hands and feet. He is so good at karate that he doesn’t even wear a full uniform! When he teaches us he wears the karate shirt, his black belt, jeans, and street shoes. He also has cool hair. It looks like Shawn Michaels, but when he looked cool, not when he looked stupid.
One of the most important parts of karate is the dojo. What is a dojo? If you don’t know what a dojo is then you are a complete idiot! Just be patient and I will explain it to you idiot. A dojo is where you practice and learn karate. My karate master says that the dojo is sacred. My karate dojo is in an empty theater in the movie theater. Well, it isn’t empty, there are chairs in it, but we have classes when a movie isn’t on so no one will disturb the sanctity of the dojo. My karate master owns the movie theater, and you get a free pizza on your birthday. Ok, so it has to be a small cheese pizza but I still like it. That is why I signed up for karate, and let me tell you, it has paid off.
Also I wanted to learn karate so I could be like Sweet Stan Lane. Jim Ross said he has a black belt. Mr. Matthews says that Jim Ross makes stuff up but I asked a librarian and he thought it was true. Mr. Matthews, you can suck it.
The most basic karate move is the front kick. If you can’t do a front kick, then you should just quit! Can Travish do a front kick? Absolutely yes. I am Travish. Other good moves to know are throws, chops, jumping kicks, crane kicks, super kicks, and karate punches. Karate punches are NOT the same as regular punches. If you got into a karate fight and tried to throw a regular punch, you would be laughed out of the dojo. Also, you would be hurt because any true student of karate would absorb your weak regular punch and redirect it back onto you with a karate punch. You would be hurt and laughed at. That’s what you get for throwing a normal punch, stupid.
Right now in karate I am a yellow belt. I would be higher up, but my dad is a dumb jerk. He wouldn’t take me to the karate trials for my test because he was trying to set a high score on Donkey Kong Jr. for Atari 7800. My source on that is HighScore.com (HighScore.com 1).
In conclusion, that is my karate lessons and master. If you too want to learn karate, then you should go to the movie theater and sign up for classes. Tell them Travish sent you. If you tell them that, then I will get a popcorn discount with my next medium Coke purchase. Also, make sure you wear a dragon shirt when you sign up. That’s what I did and the karate master was VERY impressed. He said “Travish, I can tell by your dragon shirt that someday you will become one of the greatest karate fighters of all time.” Well, I might as well tell you that he didn’t say that, but I could tell by the way he looked at me that he thought it. After all, he always says that if you believe hard enough in yourself and your karate master, then your dreams will come true.
What is Mr. Matthews’ class like? That is a question I get asked all the time. Well if you would be patient, I will tell you. Are you being patient? Good, now I will tell you.
Every class starts with Mr. Matthews taking the roll. Is it roll or role? He calls out our names, and if we are there we are supposed to say “present.” Everyday he makes the same stupid joke and says “Bueller. Bueller.” Like in the movie Ferris Bueller. Is Ferris Bueller a jerk? I say absolutely yes! He makes his friend take his dad’s Ferrari to Chicago, and doesn’t even let him drive it. Then when he can’t get the miles off the odometer, and the car gets wrecked, he lets his friend take all the blame. Ferris Bueller, if you’re reading this, I want to tell you that you are a jerk. I do like your movie though.
Mr. Matthews then will ask for our homework, and the same thing happens ever day. He says “Travish, do you have the homework?” And I say “Nuh uh!” Then he puts his hand over his face and mumbles about a stupid kid or something.
The next thing Mr. Matthews does is he starts talking about stuff. What kind of stuff? I don’t know, this is usually when I start drawing pictures of Bobby Eaton or look at pictures of chive girls on Twitter.
Sometimes I will ask him a question about wrestling. He usually tells me that it is inappropriate and out-of-context to talk about that during his lesson, and if I want to debate about the Midnight Express and the Rock & Roll Express, then we can do that outside of class time.
But sometimes if I say something controversial enough, he will really get into it no matter what we are talking about in class. Example: I said that it was the correct decision for Tully Blanchard to face Magnum T.A. in an I Quit cage match at Starrcade 85: The Gathering, and Mr. Matthews WENT OFF on me about how unfair it was! He talked about it for 20 straight minutes!
Of course, there are many times when I leave class early or don’t come at all. These are all because I am sick. I said that just in case Mr. Matthews is reading this. Usually I skip class so I can watch WWE Network or go to Godfather’s Pizza. I wish they would show WWE Network at Godfather’s. They usually have Sports Center on, which is good, but I would prefer to watch NWA wrestling, WCW wrestling, or AT LEAST Smoky Mountain Wrestling staring Chris Jericho and Lance Storm. But if they would show a show about how great Triple H is, then I would say “This is worse than soap operas you dumb jerks!”
At the end of Mr. Matthews’ class, the bell rings. When the bell rings, I run out of there as fast as possible! Sometimes I push people out of the way. “Move out of the way Greg you idiot!”
Now you know what Mr. Matthews’ class is like. Are you satisfied?
Hello, my name is Travish and this is my history writing assignment. Basically, I was assigned by Mr. Matthews to write about a significant historical event so I am writing about a VERY historical event. I think you know the one I’m talking about. But, please have a guess (in case you didn’t know). What did you guess? If you guessed the Montreal Screwjob, then your right. I might as well tell you if you guessed something else than you are a complete IDIOT!
Let us review the combatants (wrestlers) in this match. PS, in the WWE, Vince McMahon says you have to call wrestlers Sports Entertainers or performers. He doesn’t like it if you say wrestlers. Well, I say wrestlers. Do you say wrestlers? I think it is stupid to say performer or Sports Entertainer, but I’m going to mention these titles so I will get a better grade. The wrestlers in this match were The Hitman, Bret the Hitman Hart, and The Heartbreak Kid, Mr. Wreslemania, Shawn Michaels. In case you are counting, that is only two wrestlers. Oh! I almost forgot! You can also call wrestlers “Superstars” but that is a dumb name to. Anyway, in case you are counting, that is only two (2) wrestlers. They have a lots of nick names which I mentioned (Bret Hart is the Hitman and Shawn Michaels is the Heart Break Kid and he is also Mr. Wrestlemania). Please don’t get confused by the names. If you don’t understand there names then you should look at a wrestling encyclopedia for further review.
The location was in Canada. It was at the Molson Centre in Montreal. This is where it all went down. There were two wrestlers in the match and also a referee named Earl Hebner. In Britain, an Earl is a member of nobility, but this referee was not a member of nobility. Jerry the King Lawler was the only member of nobility present at the match, but he was not in his home country of the USA, so he did not hold any true monarchical powers.
Bret Hart is one of my favorite wrestlers and I follow him on Twitter. Shawn Michaels is an idiot that blocked me on Twitter because I said Bret Hart was better. I will not allow my relationship with these two men to bias this factual report. Even though Shawn Michaels is a dumb jerk.
Another thing I almost forgot to tell you is that Bret Hart was the Heavyweight Champion of The World. This does not mean he was fat. This means he was in the weight class. The weight classes of the WWE are Heavyweight. Everyone who ever wrestled for the WWE was considered a heavyweight whether they were fat or not.
In the main event, the two wrestlers started wrestling. It was a competitive match. Eventually Shawn Michaels put Bret Hart in the Sharp Shooter (wrestling maneuver). Bret Hart could of easily got out of that move (it would of been so easy to break out of), and he would of too except for the referee pretended that Bret Hart gave up and said “ring the bell. Bret hart has submitted vocally to the sharp shooter and he is no longer the Heavyweight Champion of The World.” The match ended in controversy. Some of the fans were disappointed. Bret Hart was disappointed to. He did not want to lose in Canada. Shawn Michaels seemed disappointed but he was not. Shawn Michaels pretended to be disappointed so Bret Hart would not know what Shawn Michaels knew. What did Shawn Michaels know? He knew that Earl Hebner would end the match prematurely because that is exactly what Vince McMahon told him to do. If Vince McMahon tells you to do something, you do it. Unless you are Bret Hart. Vince McMahon told Bret Hart to lose, but Bret Hart said, “I’m not going to lose.” So, Vince McMahon told Earl Hebner to pretend like Bret Hart gave up, even though he did not even give up! This mean Shawn Michaels was the new WWE Heavyweight Champion of The World. Bret Hart was never the WWE Heavyweight Champion of The World again.
. When something important happens there is fall out. For example when a volcano blows up, the material that returns to the earth from the air is called the fall out. The fallout from this match was that everybody got really mad. They thought this was not fair. Prior to the Montreal Screw Job, everyone knew professional wrestling was fair but now they thought different. Now, they thought, “This isn’t fair.”
Bret Hart had a few options after he lost. Let’s examine this in a choose your own adventure format.
You are Bret Hart. Do you:
1. Punch Vince McMahon in the face. 2. Punch Shawn Michaels in the face. 3. Don’t punch anyone.
If you chose answer one, you are right. Bret Hart punched Vince McMahon so hard in the face that Vince McMahon had a black eye. He was on TV the next day and he looked like an idiot.
If you chose answer two you are wrong, but you are not an idiot. Bret Hart should of punched Shawn Michaels, but all he did was yell at him.
If you chose answer three then you are a complete idiot. Anytime someone steals your Heavyweight Champion of The World Belt, you have to punch someone.
In conclusion, this evet changed the whole world and if you didn’t know your ass better call somebody!
This is my history project for Mr. Matthews’ Honors History class. I think it deserves AT LEAST an A. NOTE: This is about athletics in 1980, NOT the Oakland Athletics in 1980. That’s a whole different topic entirely!
US Politics and its Impact on Athletics in 1980
September 24, 2015
In 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter boycotted the Summer Olympic Games because it was in Moscow. Moscow is the capital of Russia, but at that time Russia was called The Soviet Union. Some people will abbreviate the words Soviet Union, but it was not called S.U. It was called USSR. In USSR, they called it CCCP. The reason for this is they have a different alphabet in that country. That is not why Jimmy Carter banned the Olympics. Jimmy Carter said we won’t play in the Olympic Games because we don’t like the Russians. The was a very controversial statement at that time. America was at cold war with CCCP. Cold wars do not have anything to do with snow. Second of all, it wasn’t even cold because it was the SUMMER games. So, when you think about a cold war, think about a war without shooting because that is basically what it was. Instead of killing people, you fought your enemy by not sending your best athletes to their country to run the 400m.
“In July 1980, a public opinion poll showed that only 21 percent of Americans approved of Carter’s performance, the lowest score on record for any president.” (2013 World Book Encyclopedia Volume 3 p. 257). That’s the worst score in history, you idiot! Mr. Matthews said George Bush had the lowest score but this is EVEN WORSE. The only good news about this is that Mr. Matthews was wrong. Everyone hated Jimmy Carter because he did not send the Americans to fight the USSR in the Olympic Summer Games and so he was removed from power. He never became the president again.
“One of the problems that became increasingly obvious to us was the almost universal discrimination against women, not only in America but throughout the world.” (Jimmy Carter, Beyond the White House p.233) Well, you discriminated against women when you did not let them play in the Summer Olympic games so that makes you a misogynist. I don’t hate women. For example, I like the girl that use to work at Subway (If you are reading this, my name is Travish and you can follow me at @kingtravish), Anastasia, and the Chive girls. However, I do NOT like Stephanie McMahon Helmsley because of numerous reasons too numerous to mention. I will say this: I hope she gets beat up by Ronda Rousey. I almost forgot! I also like Ronda Rousey. I ALSO like, Sam the astronaut. Her name is Sam, even though that is a man’s name. Her real name is Samantha Cristoforetti and she is a spaceperson (you can’t say ‘spaceman’ anymore because now women live in outer space, too.)
Here is some hard hitting research: I have broached the question everyone was afraid to ask (Did the president think US athletes were going to lose). But first, here is one more follow up point before I drop the hammer: There is one other woman that I don’t like and she is that old woman at the library that always takes away my doughnuts.
Now I am going to drop the hammer. THE RUSSIAN HAMMER!!
In an interview on July 19, 1996, Lloyd Cutler, the White House counsel for Jimmy Carter in 1980 “recalled that the Soviets had installed ‘90 million television sets’ to enable citizens to watch the Games, which Moscow had billed as ‘their contribution to peace.’ He said that Carter was persuaded that under such circumstances the boycott might foster internal questioning among Soviets.”
Lloyd Cutler is related to Michael Cutler and Jason Cutler because they all have the same name. Jason Cutler once said in Over the Top to Lincoln Hawk, “Damn you.” Lincoln Hawk responded, “No. Damn you.” (Over the Top). I feel like saying this (“Damn you”) to Jimmy Carter for ruining the Summer Games. It is also worth noting that no one boycotted the World Armwrestling Championship in Las Vegas.
Here is the best part of this saga, “To try to build support for the boycott in Africa, Carter sent American boxer Muhammad Ali on a goodwill tour through the continent to persuade African governments to join. The trip backfired, however, when Ali himself was talked out of his support of the boycott during the course of his meetings.” (http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/time/qfp/104481.htm)
HAHAHA Jimmy Carter, you are the biggest IDIOT! Muhammad Ali had won a Gold Medal for boxing in 1960, but he threw it in the Ohio River (Muhammad Ali: The Greatest, My Own Story). Likewise, Jimmy Carter threw away his own presidency by making so many stupid decisions like boycotting the Summer Games. Ali was too smart to play Carter’s game, so he basically stuck his middle finger up at Jimmy Carter, Stone Cold style. And, as for games, the best game is Donkey Kong, but I also like Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
Well, Walter Mondale ran as Vice-President in 1980 and he lost 489-49 (public record). He was never Vice President again.
Walter Mondale tried to become the President of the USA in 1984 and he lost 525-13 (public record). I don’t need to source these statistics because they are a matter of public record. It is a matter of public record that boycotting the Summer Games was the stupidest idea alive (public record).
This reminds me of when the Rock whipped John Cena’s candy ass at Wrestlemania 28. John Cena, if you are reading this, no one likes you (public record).
The most controversial aspect of Jimmy Carter’s actions are that he possibly did not do this as a tactic of being in a cold war. Let’s examine the question together: did he prevent US athletes from going to the 1980 Olympic Summer Games because he was afraid they would lose?
Resolved: Yes. He thought they would lose.
This is highly likely and backed up by A LOTS of evidence. I will present the evidence to you but you have to make your own decision as to his motives. (This is not a persuasive paper, but we have to examine all the possibilities. This is a history research paper). When considering the facts, one must use a measuring stick. That means everything has to remain constant. So, it isn’t fair to compare the 1980 basketball team to the 1960 hockey team. No. They have to be the same sport. The sport I will use as my measuring stick is wrestling.
Well as you can see, there were many powerful Russians back then and they always killed Americans or won the Unites States Championship. Jimmy Carter knew this. Jimmy Carter was the President of the USA, so you know he wasn’t an idiot. He knew if the USA went to Moscow to play in the Summer Games the results would be that the USA would lose or die.
I tried to find more compelling evidence to demonstrate Jimmy Carter was afraid the USA would lose, but my hard-hitting research did not find any, and the librarians I spoke to were idiots.
Here is my paper on the Rocky IV Robot. The assignment was to write a research paper about a historical figure of the 20th Century. I think I will get a better grade than I did on my last paper because this paper is longer and I used the hourglass approach to paper writing.
This is an assignment for Mr. Matthews history class. The assignment is a research assignment of a historical figure of the 20th century. For this assignment, I chose to write about the Robot from Rocky IV (Rocky 4). First I am going to answer some questions.
Why is it called Rocky IV?
IV is the symbol the Romans used before they invented the alphabet. I don’t know why Rocky uses this system to number his movies because he is Italian and not Roman.
Anastasia asked these questions on Twitter:
How can Rocky afford a robot?
This is a good question. On the first thought, it would seem like he won A LOTS of money after he beat Apollo, but we never see him buy a robot. We do see him buy a car, house, black leather jacket with a tiger on the back of it, turtle food, dog collar, and several watches in Rocky II. That was after he LOST to Apollo Creed so after he actually beat him he probably won even more money. Probably enough to buy a robot.
On the other hand, here is a little known secret reader: all heavyweight champions of the worlds get robots. I learned this from Riddick Bowe. He was a heavy weight champion of the world. He didn’t win his belt from Apollo or Rocky, but he won the belt from someone and when he did he got a robot. In case your wondering: yep, that means George Foreman got a robot too. I can’t use this as a source of information for my paper but you can just believe me on this. Still don’t believe me? Okay, i might as well tell you, Riddick Bowe USE to follow me on twitter. He liked my comments about Apollo and he started following me. I asked him if he got a robot after he won the belt and then he wasn’t a follower anymore. My theory is he needed to hide the truth. This is called a trade secret when heavyweight champions of the worlds get free robots but no one else knows about it. And if you don’t believe me all you have to do is become the heavyweight champion of the world and you will find out for yourself. I don’t think this translates to wrestling heavyweight champions but I’m not sure.
Why is the robot changed to a female? (both of these questions were from Anastasia on Twitter. She got re tweeted by Stone Cold Steve Austin, so Anastasia if you see Stone Cold, ask him if he has any robots).
The answer to this question is very interesting. Robots don’t have a gender. Think about that. They don’t have those kinds of body parts if you know what I mean. So they are not boy or girl robots. However! they can change their voice. Paulie said the robot talks like a girl because she loves him. So, to answer this question: a robots voice depends on who they love. I hope I meet a robot one day and she falls in love with me, but not because I want to marry her. I just want to have a robot that’s all. If I was going to get married, it would be to the girl from Subway, or maybe Kristen but I’m worried that Mr. matthews wants to marry her mom and I do NOT want him to be my step dad!
have you watched the trailer for the movie Creed? It is about the son of Apollo Creed. If you watch that trailer you will know what I saw in it that made me really sad. It was Paulie’s grave stone. I miss you Paulie. Well I want to reassure everyone that I THINK robots are safe. However, the video is sketchy in the way of details so we have to take into account the possibility that Paulie was killed by his own robot. This is the most controversial part of my research.
Do you wonder what a world would be like if it was run by robots? Well, let’s find out the answer together. Robots WILL run the world if everyone becomes the Heavy Weight Champion Of The World. But, just like Mr. Matthews says when i told him I will be President: not everyone can be president, Travish. Some people have to work at McDonalds. Well second of all, I’m not going to work there because I would rather work at Godfather’s pizza. They have better food, and they have Ms. Pac-Man (Editors note: They USE to have Ms. Pac-Man, they don’t anymore. But there is still room there for a video game, and I asked them if they will get Donkey Kong and the girl there said maybe. But you know McDonalds will NEVER get a video game so don’t waste your time thinking about that!)
At any rate, I hope wrestling champions don’t get robots because then there would be so many robots they MIGHT take over the world, and it wouldn’t matter if i was president or not because thats a war we cannot win and I’m not going to lie. Think about that.
I hope you like my paper.
TRAVISH (@KINGTRAVISH) COPYRIGHT ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Here is my paper on the history of the slingshot suplex. When I turned it in to Mr. Matthews, he said he will read it this weekend.
Second of all my name is Travish. This is a paper on the history of the slingshot suplex. The slingshot suplex is one of the greatest moves in the storied history of professional wrestling. It was invented by Tully Blanchard. It is a really good move and I like it. I might as well tell you, not very many wrestlers use the slingshot suplex anymore. Why don’t they use it? Read on and maybe you will find out!
Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of combat (Athnet). Tully Blanchard didn’t invent wrestling. Tully Blanchard invented the slingshot suplex, but no one knows the exact date he did this. You might already know this, but he used the maneuver when he wrestled in the NWA in the 80s. He did the slingshot suplex on such wrestlers as Terry Taylor (Youtube “Tully Blanchard vs. Terry Taylor: NWA U.S. Title”).
“Tully Blanchard’s use of the ‘sling-shot’ suplex has won him numerous matches, and is considered one of the top moves in professional wrestling. However, he has used foreign objects and rulebreaking tactics to win many of his matches,” (Wonderama International). That quote is from the back of my Tully Blanchard trading card, so you know it is true. What I am trying to say is that the slingshot suplex is a really good move. Second of all, Tully Blanchard won many championships. He won the Television Title, the United States Title, and the Tag Team Title (Online World of Wrestling). He didn’t win them at the same time, he won them at different times. The slingshot suplex was no doubt a reason that he won and successfully defended these titles. He eventually lost every title he ever won.
When Tully Blanchard wrestled, no one else did the slingshot suplex. They were probably afraid that the 4 Horsemen would beat them up if they stole Tully Blanchard’s move. Once Tully Blanchard retired and the 4 Horsemen no longer existed, other people could have done the move. But most of them didn’t! One person said Van Hammer did it, but he said Van Hammer couldn’t do it as good as Tully Blanchard. Someone else once said that the slingshot suplex was Stunning Steve Austin’s finishing maneuver (Wrestling Classics). That’s the Stun Gun you idiot! It’s not the SAME move, it’s DIFFERENT! Randy Orton once did a slingshot suplex on Dolph Ziggler during a Survivor Series match (Youtube “Slingshot Suplex – Randy Orton”). Second of all, I think I saw Beth Phoenix do the slingshot suplex once. But otherwise, the slingshot suplex is not done today. My question is why? If people are still afraid that the 4 Horsemen will beat them up, then I’m sorry, but that’s just pathetic. I saw Ric Flair on Raw on Monday, and I think I would DESTROY him if he attacked me for using the slingshot suplex. Pitiful, pitiful, pitiful.
In conclusion, that is the history of the slingshot suplex. Think about it. What did you think? Thank you, my name is Travish. Good night.
There used to be a TV show called Learning the Ropes about a man that was a school principal, only the thing was, he was also a professional wrestler. His name was the Masked Maniac.
I would rate this show about five stars. that’s my best rating.