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In Pictures: The She-Ra Season 5 Trailer Just Dropped and we REALLY TRULY CANNOT RIGHT NOW

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I was gonna do a whole "intro paragraph" thing but I just can't y'all, I am WAY TOO EXCITED right now. The trailer for the fifth and final season of Noelle Stevenson's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix just dropped and I am EXTREMELY SHOOK by what I've seen. There are so many things going on here so let's take it all in chronological order...

The World Turned Upside Down (The WrestleMania That Wasn't)

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The world has changed. And it's still changing. In this new reality that has been thrust upon our country and our world, it feels a lot like we're living through September 12th, 2001 over and over like Groundhog's Day. Concerts, live theatre, sports, and all other large gatherings have shut down. Everything, that is, except professional wrestling.

Just to get this out of the way: this is not a piece about why wrestling forging on In the Time of Corona is or is not a good idea. I assume we've all heard the rumors about this decision to continue being more about a certain chairman's ego and we can all agree that continuing to produce wrestling shows is an extremely risky decision that is bound up with the impossible demands late stage capitalism places on all of us--and furthermore, I hope we can all agree that if wrestlers had a union anywhere near as powerful as the NBAPA, NFLPA, NHLPA, etc. things might look a lot different. But setting all that aside, let's …

Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame -- RVD

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Our next Hall Of Fame Stoner has held a slew of wrestling championships but it is his advocacy of marijuana and stoner persona of RVD make Rob a Hall of Fame Stoner.

Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame -- Dukes the Especially Dirty Hippie ("Semi-Pro")

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For our second inductee into the Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame, we went a little bit outside the box. Because we here at the Vundacast aren't just about big shots, we also love the little guy and there aren't many littler guys who shined bigger in their tiny stoner role than this especially dirty hippie:
Dukes
As seen above in his scene-chewing cameo in 2008's Semi-Pro, Dukes is deftly portrayed by the incomparable Jackie Earle Haley. If that name sounds familiar it's because he not only played...

70's icon Kelly Leak of the Bad News Bears...


 and Rorschach in 2009's Watchmen...



...but unfortunately also landed the role of a lifetime as Freddie Krueger in 2010's Nightmare on Elm Street remake...




 Clearly Zack Snyder and Samuel Beyer both saw something special in this riveting portrayal of a local Flint, Michigan stoner hippie and the rest, as they say, was history...

The Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame -- "The Dude"

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We here at the Vundacast are celebrating the the truly momentous occasion of being blessed with an entire month of 4/20 with the establishment of the Vundacast 4/20 Hall of Fame. Throughout April we will be honoring our top twenty favorite fictional stoners leading up to the epic 4/20 of 4/20 (4/20 SQUARED!) when we will celebrate the greatest 4/20 of all time from the comfort and safety of quarantine. (cries) But this is a joyous occasion! So on to our first inductee:
"The Dude"
Our first inductee may have been born Jeff Lebowski but like Batman reforged his identity into "The Dude." Dedicated to peaceful co-existence with a harsh world the Dude lives by the creed of "Take It Easy" (but he hates the fuckin' Eagles) and in this way he serves as light in the darkness--like the smoking of a tiny roach. That falls in your lap. And makes you crash your car.

Immortalized by the Coen Brothers in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, The Dude has lived on in the h…