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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Kayfabe

So I got hung up on the word kayfabe this weekend. It started with a Wisconsin Public Radio show (To The Best of Our Knowlege) that had this teaser:

"Kayfabe is an old carny term for fakery. Now it's the code of honor for professional wrestling. Kayfabe means you never, EVER admit to ANYONE under ANY circumstances that pro wrestling's fake."

a) It's a great noun.
b) It has to do with a planned events--like a storyline or script.
c) It seems to have uses beyond pro wrestling...like when an actor breaks character.

It got me wondering if kayfabe ever happens in regular day-to-day life.

I have never listened to the Goo Goo Dolls. Nope. Never. Not even once. But a good friend (we'll call her Kansas City Goo Girl) convinced me to check out Robby's myspace page just for the politics.

3 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

Kayfabe certainly can lodge itself into your brain. Pro wrestling is all real, right? RIGHT? :-)

12:44 PM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

I have never heard of the word kayfabe, but now that I know what it is, I intend to make it the creed by which I live.

1:34 PM  
Blogger Lucia said...

Maggie: Yes, dear, of course it's all real. Just like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

Susan: Perhaps yet a better system of beliefs is on the horizon...like the Sisterhood of Yellow Jade...or something like it.

1:55 PM  

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