04/08/2004 Entry: "Kung Fu Punkie"
I finally got some sleep. I haven't been able to sleep well, and so yesterday I was running on 5 hours sleep in 3 days. Last night I got another 8 hours, so I am starting to catch up. A lot has been on my mind. My vacation request has been approved for next week, so I am going to totally take it easy.
I think I am going to see Hellboy tomorrow. And I am DEFINITELY going to see "Kill Bill - Vol 2" next Friday because ... well, damn! I want to see Uma Thurman chop her way to the top. I saw the new trailer, and there seems to be a lot of plot twists. Ooooh! I am pretty excitied over this. I hope it doesn't suck. The DVD for Volume 1 comes out Tuesday, I am going to get it because I am sick of watching my hacked DivX copy (I was just impatient). I already see some more Tarantino interpretations of the old chop-hockey films, especially that old white-haired, long-beared guy. I swear, there was one of those characters in every other kung fu film I ever saw. Oh, if you like old martial arts films, expecially from the 1970s, you'll love Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. It's a Steve Oedekerk spoof made from the old Yu Wang film, Shao Lin hu ho chen tien hsia, released in English as "Tiger and Crane Fist" (or "The Savage Killers"). The original movie, which I remember as a kid because it was one of the more... bizarre films of its type, is gloriously spoofed by Steve, which used some really cool special effects to make it look like he's really part of the film. What's with Ling's hair curl?
"Killing is wrong. And bad. There should be a new, stronger word for killing. Like badwrong, or badong. Yes, killing is badong. From this moment, I will stand for the opposite of killing: gnodab."