Monday, January 21, 2008

Kurt Cobain vs. Buddy Holly

The Daily GrudgeMatch is back. At least, I'm going to make a good-faith effort to bring it back. Let's face it, it won't be so much daily just yet, but I will try to be somewhat regular. A good goal for all of us, really.

Anyways, I thought it only appropriate that as I try to resurrect the Grudge, I resurrect the memories of two of our fallen musical heroes, both snuffed out long before their time.

In one corner, it's Buddy Holly - perhaps "the single most influential creative force in early rock & roll." On that tragic day in 1959, the day the music died, Buddy Holly's plane went down in Iowa, along with Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. In his wake, he left enough hit singles (recorded in only a couple of years) to foster another decade of "brand-new" Buddy Holly hits, released posthumously.

In the other corner, it's Kurt Cobain, the personification of the "Grunge" musical revolution, who committed suicide in 1994. In his wake he left the smell of teen spirit, grunge music, and Courtney Love.

You know the rules, there are no rules!


Monday, April 30, 2007

Jack Sparrow vs. Indiana Jones

Well, as it turned out, the Grudgemaster won his grudgematch against finals. He was left bloody, bruised, and scarred--but victorious nonetheless. And besides, chicks dig scars, right?

Hopefully the grudge will start to get back on track here. Today's Grudgematch features two heroes of the modern classic variety. It's the swaggering, staggering, seafaring swashbuckler versus the audacious, agile, adventuring archeologist.

It's Captain Jack Sparrow vs. Indiana Jones.


Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Smokey Bear vs. McGruff the Crime Dog

Battle of the Spokesmanimals.

Smokey Bear vs. McGruff

Only YOU can take a bite out of boredom and prevent this Grudgematch from going unresolved.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

"The Grudgemaster" vs. Final Exams

The next few weeks are going to be insanely busy for me (the self-proclaimed "grudgemaster"), so posts here may be sporadic. Bear with us and keep coming back. It will pick back up again in a few weeks. Better yet, subscribe to the RSS feed! As always, send me your grudgematch ideas: dailygrudgematch'at'

In the meantime, feel free to enter the fray of previous grudgematches, and/or check out this unique matchup.

Friday, April 6, 2007

WG: Ned Flanders vs. Mister Rogers

Time for the Weekend Grudge! This weekend's participants share much in common. Besides being regular church-goers, they both enjoy a good sweater, and they're both desperate for acceptance: they just want to be good neighbors. And now, they're sharing the grudgematch ring.

"Hi diddly ho, neighbor-ino!" says Ned Flanders, whilst Fred Rogers, a bit less subtle, counters with a "please, won't you be my neighbor?"

Who wins the battle of these desparate neighbors? (Thanks to the Toddster for the submission)


Thursday, April 5, 2007

TagTeam: Urkel & Screech vs. The 3 Stooges

It's a tag team grudgematch! Specifically, today's is a grudgematch between generations of social outcasts. On one side, we have the more 'modern' Steve Urkel and Screech Powers. On the other side, representing the older generation, we have Larry, Moe, and Curly (sorry all you Shemp fans)

Yes, it's nerds vs. stooges today. Put these fictional characters in a hypothetical ring and let the tag team grudgematch begin.

Reminder:I'm always taking suggestions. Let me know what kind of matchups you'd like to see. Go ahead and email me at dailygrudgematch @ Because as I said to Dolores Montenegro in "Calling All Quakers," have it your way, baby!


Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Kevin Bacon vs. Kevin Costner

It's the battle of the Kevins! [No, I don't mean Kevin Nealon or K-Fed.]

It's Bacon vs. Costner.

It doesn't matter what your Bacon number is (mine is 3), everyone is eligible to help settle this grudgematch.