Wednesday, September 24, 2014
wrestling and anthropology pt 2
John Molinaro article over Jerry Lawler in the "Top 100 Pro Wrestlers of All Time," was one that I actually found a relation to. Molinaro talks about Jerry Lawler's climb to fame. Most the his success came from arguments and fights (the vocal kind, not the physical) with other people. This is seen in many other people's rise to being social icons. One example that first comes to my mind, which I compare to far too many things in life, is Kim Kardashian. Before her sex tape with Ray J, which was a catalyst to her megastar-status, Kim was already well known. Kim K's best friend was Paris Hilton. Paris, of course, was an A-list celebrity. Kim and Paris got into an agreement and the media posted it and made it an ordeal. This caused a lot of talk about the both of them. In Keeping Up With the Kardashians, anytime that the show is getting dull a feud always occurs. We all love to watch an argument unfold and so it's an easy and fast way to get your name talked about.