Being Too Smart For Your Own Good.

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November 19, 2021 by sandwichcontrol

AND being really bad at explaining things.

The word of the day is: Thwart.

Thwart
[ thwawrt ]
verb (used with object)
to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose.
to frustrate or baffle (a plan, purpose, etc.).
noun
a seat across a boat, especially one used by a rower.
a transverse member spreading the gunwales of a canoe or the like.
adjective
passing or lying crosswise or across; cross; transverse.
perverse; obstinate.

If a day was ever like a headache, yesterday fits the bill.

Also, am I the only still mad about the 2010 version of Karate Kid?

The one with Jackie Chan.

Where he teaches a little kid KUNG FU.

I was trying to explain my rage at the idiocy of this to Jitterbug last night.

She was unaware of my LOVE of Jackie Chan until that conversation.

Anyway, she was patient with me being a psycho about calling a movie ‘Karate’ and then teaching someone Kung Fu.

She suggested that perhaps I was being slightly a bit too aggressive about my adamancy that it was Kung Fu and not Karate.

Like perhaps it was a branch of Karate that is practiced in China, where the movie is set, and not actually Kung Fu.

That was a fair point so I went to IMDB and read the one line of the synopsis of the movie.

“Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.”

Why.

The.

Fuck.

Was.

This.

Movie.

Called.

“Karate Kid”?

Did they think that people who watch martial arts movies wouldn’t know that there is a difference between Chinese and Japanese martial arts?!

Yes, what is now known as Karate originally came from China to the island of Okinawa.

How do I know this?

Because I watched the original “Karate Kid” and Mr. Miyagi fucking told me so.

They literally go to Okinawa in the second movie and visit the village where his great, great, fucking great grandfather gave birth to the sacred art of the empty hand.

All of that was said in H. Jon Benjamin’s voice, by the way.

I could throw in a “Read a fucking book.” for good measure.

So yeah.

Am I the only one still mad about that?

I feel like I probably am.

I don’t hold a grudge against people who have actually done me wrong in my life, but fuck Harald Zwart, Christopher Murphey, and Robert Mark Kamen for calling that movie ‘Karate Kid’.

They literally could have called it anything else and I would have enjoyed it.

Yes, I would give it shit for being a nearly identical movie as the original film of the same name, but I could’ve taken that with a grain of salt.

It’s too early for me to be this fired up.

I’d better go do some squats or something.

See ya’ tomorrow.

More soon. ~SC


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