"You're about as bright as night."
"You're about as bright as night."
"And you'll be able to defend against anything..."
Quoted while watching one master, go about attacking another master with sticks representing swords in both hands. No matter which attack the second master took against the first, it's defense was as natural as a breeze. He wasn't even looking while he did it, to be honest. It just came out that way.
I'm sure I've done this one before, but this is raw power. More wind, from a throat, than should come.
"You should take an enemy, and stand next to them, and laugh about the problem. Look at it together, and make them on your side."
but then he went on to say
"Well, the other day someone threw a rock through my window. Believe me when I say, that guy was outta there."
I went up to Montreal with someone who trained under this man. He can do a move, that's older than The Christ by a thousand years. It's called, 'Monkey Climbs A Tree', where the dude runs up your arm, muckles on, and crocks his body, where if you resist an inch further, your arm leaves your body.
This guy dissappeared for a while, between strip clubs and bars and stuff. Eventually he made it back to the hotel. I asked him, "Where have you been? What have you been up to?"
His response was, "I can't say." And he stuck to that response too.
All I could picture was someone telling him they wanted his money (he didn't have any, I carried most of the bread that day), and threatening him with a knife, and picturing him, drunk on beer that's a higher percentage than we get down here in the states, and picturing him take that blade right out of his hands as if he was a child, and placing it wherever he wanted on the other guys body. Probably laughing hard as this was happening too. Maybe. I've never really seen him fight. Only practice a bit.
But yeah, "that guy was outta there" is a good straight way to put it.
Got this quote from 'Devil May Care', a witchy mystery by Elizabeth Peters.
"A dog might occasionally bite the hand it feeds, but it will never stab it in the back."
Yeah, I'm not insulted by getting called a dog. Quite the contrary actually.
I saw Kermit the Frog the other day, joking with the guy from A & E, on some interview between shows.
Kermit, was very concerned with his kind ending up in the road, and getting flattened. He looked right into the camera, quite seriously, and stated,
"Stay out of the road. Seriously."
I probably misquoted, but the meat and potatoes is still there. He was serious about it. It got me to stop and drop what was on my mind, and listen. And he's right. Stay out of the road froggers. There's better places to be.
Life isn't like a box of chocolates. It's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.
"Could be meat, could be cake...could be meatcake"-George Carlin
RIP, pal. You were the best.
A few from George Carlin:
"People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point."
"All patriarchal societies are either preparing for war, at war, or recovering from war."
"When it comes to God's existence, I'm not an atheist and I'm not an agnostic. I'm an acrostic -- the whole thing puzzles me."
"There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."
The treasure of a life is a measure of love and respect/The way you live, the gifts that you give/In the fullness of time/It's the only return that you expect
“God is cruel. Sometimes he makes you live.” -- SK (Desperation)
"The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out." SK (The Body)
"The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn't real. I know that, and I also know that if I'm careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle." - SK
"His heart had been broken. And now all these years later, it seemed to him that the most horrible fact of human existance was that broken hearts mended." - SK (DT : W&G)