Sunday, April 30, 2006

Not much to say today, just a couple of interesting links to throw out there. It would seem that the world's greatest living bad-ass did an interview for the AP recently. No, not Chuck Norris. Grand Master Masaaki Hatsumi doesn't seem to have changed much over the last few years, save for his now outspoken distaste for the treatment ninja culture has been given in pop culture. I found the interview to be an interesting read, maybe you will too.

Slightly related to the anglobastardization (thanks Ryan!) of ninjutsu, I am not the first person to find out that Uncle Phil was indeed the voice actor for The Shredder of Ninja Turtles fame. No really, it's true. The Shredder was the biggest bad-ass any child could ever imagine, before he was old enough to watch Samuel L. Jackson movies. So bad was The Shredder that when you and four friends were playing Ninja Turtles, you didn't mind getting stuck being The Shredder. Uncle Phil, on the other hand, was much less bad-ass. While still able to throw DJ Jazzy Jeff 30 feet out the door, the toughest he ever got was with "tough love". He was also a man known for pimping his snack. This post has been pointless enough, so I'll stop here.


At 10:57 AM, Blogger The Man In Japan said...

That ninjutsu story was awesome. My favourite quote to misquote would have to be:

"He says he is not ready to sheath his sword anytime soon..."


At 5:01 PM, Blogger Tay said...

It's true, that quote is ripe with potential innuendo.

"Your mom sheathed my sword last night huuuurrrrrr!"

At 7:42 PM, Anonymous cara-bellum said...

Giant! Snickers! Bar!!!!

Who wants to go to Scotland?

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Tay said...

Yeah, we're going to need to deep-fry that motherfucker somehow.

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Chelsea said...

Um, thanks for getting back to me about Saturday?

At 12:00 AM, Blogger Tay said...

Ooh, shit. I'm really sorry, but I ended up hanging out with Matthew that night. I should have called, I'm an ass. I'll give you a call Monday.


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