Mean (whoo!) 'By God' (whoo!) Gene
Jack Vasvary | Ritz Section Manager
Did any of you notice the giant balloon in the shape of a tux-wearing
near the clocks last Wednesday? Did you wonder why Mean Gene's Burgers
decided to close early or why there was a white limousine parked in the
Dalton parking lot? The source of these rare phenomena: Mean Gene
Okerlund, famous professional wrestling announcer and interviewer, was
paying a visit to RU. He came to promote and celebrate the grand
of his new restaurant chain, Mean Gene's Burgers. The day was full of
festivities and music, which was provided by local radio station 100.7
The events began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. At one point, Gene
his head and said, "Wait a second, is that Bill Goldberg I see?" Of
every Goldberg fan turned his/her head immediately. When they found
was kidding, I heard several people say they were going to tell him off
There were three contests held during
the event, including a burger-eating contest, a drawing for a trip to
anywhere in the continental U.S. and a drawing for a "Powerwheels"-like
designed with the Mean Gene's Burgers logo.
The burger-eating contest involved mostly fraternity brothers who had
eat as many burgers as possible within a 10-minute time period. Mobs
people surrounded the table to see the contest. Contestants were
with pitchers of water and were made to sign what I am guessing was a
waiver before the contest began. A food fight also broke out after the
contest. I got hit right in the face with a burger.
Gene also took some time out to sign autographs for all of his fans.
line was very slow and long. Actually, there wasn't much of a "line,"
per se. It was more like a bunch of people fighting their way to
Gene's table. There were also several pre-signed photographs passed
which helped bring more organization to the line. Even when he was
signing autographs and was on his way out the door, several people
him and asked him to sign last-minute items. Mean Gene gladly
All of this turned into a really good day for R.U. No real problems
to arise. Just about everyone was given a souvenir from the event.
wrestling fans got to meet a legend in professional wrestling, and RU
able to push their new restaurant.
What do you think?
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I said it once and I'll say it again: Dalton sucks. LONG LIVE MENE GENE!!!! ( Oh yeah, read Mick Foley's autobiography. Why I just plugged that book I don't know but WCW sucks and Mick Foley is a Legend. HAVE A NICE DAY! )
Name: a person
Year: let me get my calendar...
Major: its all major
Mean Gene's sucks. Bacon? That's bacon? Looks more like leprachaun foreskins to me. And that special sauce, I won't even begin to comment on that.
Name: The Shape
To all the respondents under this: IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK IS RIGHT!!!!!! Can't anyone appreciate that the man, the legend, himself was here? Two words, one man: Mene Gene!
I'll be back.
Name: Chris LaPlant
Major: Information Systems
This response goes to the damn idiot with the two sentence response. Who the hell do you think you are to criticize a first hand account of an event. Just because you didn't like the article, all you can say is the article in the Tartan was better. What kind of lame justification is that. I was there at the event and everything going on was accurate in the article. Why don't you try to say something intelligent for once in you life.
Name: jscott the O.C.S.
I would like to respond to the person who said the information in this article was incorrect. That was it? That's all you have to say? Oh boo-hoo, you didn't like the article so the only thing you could come up with was that it was incorrect information and it wasn't as good as the one in the Tartan. I'm a wrestling fan and I was on hand for the anticipated arrival of Mean Gene. Everything that was mentioned in this article was viewed by Jack, which was his first-hand account of what went on. I was there and I witnessed the hamburgers being tossed in the air and the mad dash of autograph seekers to the autograph signing table. Do you understand what first-hand account means? Who the hell are you anyway? I'm backing up my Whim buddy Jack on this one.
Name: Brian (guard dog) Korte
To the previous respondant:
Considering this is a first-hand account of an event, I cannot see how it would be possible that the things mentioned above could remotely be reverse of the truth. How about suggesting some serious articulate crticism instead of your blanket statement? Have some balls, respondant. You are welcome to your opinion, but for goodness' sake- no one cares. Do the world a favor. Pull your lip over your head and swallow.
your information is incorrect. the article in the tartan was much better.