Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Grudge Match of the Damned: Mobster Edition

Yes! Both dead AND disliked!

Last Week's Results: Amelia Earhart wins solely because I made fun of her more than Fossett. Sorry, Steve.

That said, LET US WELCOME THE CHICAGO GRUDGE MATCH OF THE DAMNED!

Challenger: Al Capone AKA Scarface

Bio: A Chicago resident and big supporter of booze during the prohibition era, Capone set up his Chicago gang HQ on the South Side and was the cause of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.

Interesting Fact:
His business card often described him as a "used furniture dealer."

Strengths:
Coming up with booze on short notice, killing people, Al Pacino, Paul Muni and Robert De Niro. Cheering for the Sox, Cubs, and rodeos (?).

Weaknesses:
Geraldo Rivera specials regarding his vault, knives at various establishments, cardiac arrests, stroke, dementia, "The Man."

Wow:
His grandson is gay. Wow.


Defending Champ: Walt Disney
Bio: Born in Chicago in 1901, Disney is known for his famous cartoons and ability to get rodents work during the depression. He worked to bring animated pictures mainstream, and to control his own section of the Earth.

Interesting Fact:
Holds the record for Academy Award nominations with 64 (and 26 wins).

Strengths:
Rodents, underage kids, turning doodles into profit. Enjoys controlling all of your favorite childhood movies and vacation plans.

Weaknesses:
Jews, the original Grimm brothers fairy tales. Computerized art.

Wow:
He was rejected from the army, so he tried driving an ambulance around in France instead. Wow.



Vote for your winner (or leave suggestions for next week) in the comments!

4 comments:

Trogdor said...

Al Capone died of syphilis. Walt Disney died drowning in a giant swimming pool filled with money. (True story!) Disney gets the vote.

Dr. C said...

Seeing as how my great-grandfather ran guns for Capone, this is an choice

Gepetto said...

Disney died the way Scrooge McDuck lived.

Irony?

Fisting Andrew Golota said...

I vote for Scrooge McDuck!!! Yeah!!