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Literature / Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood And Sweatsocks

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"I can't believe I lost my fucking ear! Bang bang!"
Have A Nice Day: A Tale Of Blood And Sweatsocks is Professional Wrestler Mick Foley's first autobiography, published in 1999. He wrote the entire book himself in longhand.

"Tropes and Sweatsocks":

"Bischoff had once been quoted as saying, 'I used to really look forward to Tuesday mornings to see the ratings, but lately, we've been kicking their ass so bad that it's just not that fun anymore.' I guess Eric must have never heard that old proverb about counting your chickens before they hatch. Also, if kicking the other company's ass so bad isn't any fun, I feel real sorry for Vince, he must be miserable."
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: When Mick was in college he invented an alter ego for himself named "Dude Love," who would be a better, cooler version of himself who could get the girls Mick couldn't get as himself. He finally got to wrestle in the persona in 1997, which was turned into a New-Age Retro Hippie. He turned heel and joined Vince McMahon's Corporation in 1998. Mick described this new version as a "disco-dancing corporate hippie."
  • Springtime for Hitler: He acknowledges that "Mr. Socko" was supposed to be stupid but succeeded beyond anyone's imagination.
  • Stylistic Suck: He writes about how Owen Hart was so talented that he could put on intentionally bad matches in a way that was so subtle that only other wrestlers would be able to tell that he was doing it, since his goal was to entertain them.
  • Take a Third Option: He writes about how, at Herb Abrams' UWF's last chance at a supercard, UWF Blackjack Brawl I, September 23, 1994, he, as Cactus Jack, was in a Lumberjack Match against Jimmy Snuka. Herb didn't want Cactus to lose, "and there was no way I was going to let Jimmy lie down for me." So, they did exactly what Lumberjack Matches are designed to prevent: They fought to a double-countout. When the other wrestlers said they couldn't do that, Cactus replied, "Hey, it's Herb's show, we can do anything."
  • Take That!: A lot to WCW, particularly Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff. Marc Mero and Sable get ripped a lot too.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Invoked. Mick rips WCW for squandering his feuds with Vader with a lame amnesia angle in 1993 and after losing his ear.
  • You Wanna Get Sued?: Invoked. In discussing his back injury in 1994 WCW, he refers to one of the doctors as Dr. Rosenrosen.
    "The name has been changed to protect my bank account."

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