Today I saw the sad news of Captain Lou Albano's passing. Captain Lou was one of the most classic "managers" from the pro wrestling world back when managers were a huge part of the storylines. Captain Lou's character had a rather abrasive edge to it. Best way I can describe it: Barney Frank with facial rubberband piercings, a huge belly, and a big curly mullet. In other words, Captain Lou was very entertaining, and that's the name of the game in that business. But I also fondly recall Captain Lou for the so-called "Rock'n'Wrestling Connection" which was based on his close connection to pop singer Cyndi Lauper. A truly memorable moment from the original MTV era was Lauper's video for Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, in which Captain Lou portrays her dad, starts ranting and raving at her (depicted in second pic above), and promptly gets placed in an arm lock by her. For entertaining me as well as he did for a number of years, my hat's off tonight to Captain Lou.