Brandon Stroud

  • joined Apr 26, 2012
  • last login Jul 08, 2014
  • posts 16
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Editor @ With Leather, published author, co-founder of The Dugout. Loves baseball, puroresu, film, writing. Is in the Tribe™.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Cleveland Indians
  • NFL Houston Texans
  • NHL Washington Capitals
  • MLS FC Dallas
  • General Round Rock Express
  • Wrestling Anarchy Championship Wrestling
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Progressive Boink Holiday Mixtape: Johnny Cash.


I'm a big fan of that hyper-religious moment in A Charlie Brown Christmas when Linus cuts through the bullshit, calls for lights and knocks the Peanuts on their shoegazing asses with a d...

The worst Facebook memes shared by Mom



AFL: The 10 Most Humorous Or Concerning 'Dick' Names In Professional Wrestling

Back in June, I put together a list of the 10 Least-threatening Pro Wrestlers Named 'Ricky'. That got me thinking about the most threatening wrestlers named Ricky, which eventually brought me...

An Attempted Piece About My Grandfather, And How He Was Awesome.


Almost everything I've ever written, misguided and asinine or whatever, has been for the love of women. I'm a heterosexual guy in his early-30s who tries to evolve legs and pull himself from the...

AFL: The 10 Least Prestigious Films Of (Porn) Actress Allie Sin.

Firstly, I'd like to give a big, formal thank you to m'main man Bill Hanstock for filling in on last week's Arbitrary Friday List, The 15 Greatest Characters In Magnolia, even if he didn't use my...

AFL: 15 Best Colors Based On Their Hypothetical Top YouTube Comment


Over the last few weeks, the Arbitrary Friday List has covered everything from popular culture to The Holy Bible and everything inbetween, so I wanted to stop alienating people and write about...

Fuck You, Buster Sales: Training At Blockbuster Video In The 1990s


I spent the majority of my childhood in video stores. My mother managed a place called 'Video USA' in Danville, Virginia, and because we were a low-income household without a lot of nanny...

AFL: The Top 13 Not-So-Great Jack Kirby Characters With Awesome Names.


Not counting artists who worked exclusively in the medium of pantless ducks, Jack Kirby is the most creative, most talented man to ever work on comic books. Kirby created or co-created so many...

AFL: The 15 Worst Fighters In The 1988 'Bloodsport' Kumite.


If you don't know me personally, my favorite films are (in order) -- Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru (1952), Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and Newt Arnold's Bloodsport (1988). There are a...

The Dugout: Jim Thome Way Down in the Hole, Part 1


Welcome to part one of a two-part crossover event with the regular, modern home of The Dugout, With Leather. JOKES WILL BE HAD.

AFL: The 16 Worst Names In The Holy Bible.


Finally, we get to the point of the Arbitrary Friday List column. I didn't bring you here to make you laugh. Did you know that Jesus has a plan for you? One of the things that ties the...

AFL: Top 10 Least Threatening-Looking Professional Wrestlers Named 'Ricky'.


While I'd like to hack out a nice living writing about which of Michelle Tanner's friends I hated most, my full-time gig is being editor-in-chief at With Leather and writing its popular Best And...

The Dugout: A Pussy Move


Today's Dugout (a regular feature at With Leather these days, if you still haven't figured it out) pits Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson against Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon in a battle of Who Can Be The Most Hilarious Old Angry Man. Go check it out!

AFL: 13 Dumbest Haircuts Ernest Got From His Deaf Barber On 'Hey Vern, It's Ernest!'


In the late 1980s, pitchman Jim Varney parlayed a series of local commercials into mainstream film and television success as "Ernest P. Worrell", an innocent, rubber-faced everyman for...

The Dugout: Matt Cain's Perfect Game


If you've been with Progressive Boink for a while, miss the old The Dugout comics and wish we were still doing them, get excited -- The Dugout is a regular feature at With Leather under the watchful eye of editor-in-chief (and P-Boi contributor/co-founder) Brandon "B" Stroud. Also we did them for four years at AOL FanHouse, but I guess you wouldn't know that. Thanks for following our careers, jerks! Anyway, today's installment goes over San Francisco Giants Matt Cain's perfect game, features Jesus Christ typing in red and names every Astros player a man can possibly name. Check it out.

The Arbitrary Friday List: Ranking Michelle Tanner's Friends.


The early days of Progressive Boink were built around nostalgia posts—i.e., me saying "hey do you remember the game excitebike" or whatever and people going OH MY GOD YES and reading about...

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