Saturday, November 3, 2007

Saturday recreation report

Roller Derby Lives On In Astoria


Nice names.

5 comments:

ken said...

great names. I like Bluebonnet Plague best.

rexlic said...

There is a gentleman in Brooklyn somewhere trying to get a Roller Derby Hall of Fame going, although it's most likely to exist in his mom's garage when all is said and done. While the current female league is done partially in the obligatory winking, hipster fashion (hence the names), nothing can replace memories of an SRO Garden in the early'70s, watching the Bay Area Bombers, with the sainted Joan Weston and Charlie O'Connell, best the hissable opposition, often featuring the polka-dot-tressed Ann Calvello. They just don't make heart-stopping scripted sport like that anymore.

georgetheatheist said...

Yes they do, it's called walking down Steinway Street.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, who cares? Probably none of these people are from Astoria anyway.

Anonymous said...

An early 1950s TV roller derby queen.....
"Tuffy Brishune"(???)
I don't know about the spelling
of her last name.......does anyone out there
remember her?