August 23rd, 2013 / 10:42 pm

The culture is vast and people are truly weird

Some things I’ve recently learned that it might benefit you to know:

1.) Did you know that, after Bruce Lee died, there was a cottage industry of films “starring” the recently-late martial arts star? I didn’t, but they exist (and are sometimes called “Bruceploitation“). For instance, witness The Dragon Lives Again, aka Deadly Hands of Kung Fu, aka 李三腳威震地獄門 (1977), the entirety of which is currently up at YouTube watch it quickly:

In it, according to le Wikipedia,

The deceased Lee meets a number of pop-culture icons, including Dracula, James Bond, Zatoichi, Clint Eastwood, The Godfather, Laurel and Hardy, The Exorcist, and even 1970s soft-porn character Emmanuelle.

2.) Elmore Leonard died. So, too, did Sławomir Mrożek, Haji, and Karen Black. And so too did Vadim Yusov, the cinematographer on four of Andrei Tarkovsky’s films: The Steamroller and the Violin, Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Rublev, and Solaris.

(I am a regular and perhaps even obsessive reader of the “Recent deaths” page at the Wikipedia.)

3.) A friend just told me about his experiences playing the video game Proteus. It seems very interesting and this is one of the least offensive videos I’ve seen about it:

I might have more to say about this game later on; I haven’t played it yet.

4.) The is by far the best animated gif I’ve seen in a while:


5.) That gif makes me think that the time has finally come for a sequel to They Live!, entitled, They Live Again!

… Your thoughts about any of this?

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  1. Matthew Simmons

      I would like Jonathan Lethem to write the sequel to They Live!

      It is difficult to end a sentence that is meant as a simple declarative with a mention of the movie They Live!

      I feel like what I want to do is double up the punctuation when I mention They Live!.

      But I probably won’t, even though I don’t mean to suggest I am as enthusiastic as it might seem I am when I’m typing about They Live!

  2. xinxin


  3. mimi

      Jessica Alba Looks Amazing As She Drops Her Daughter Off… Thank You For Your Sperm

  4. cwinnette

      They Live 2: Staying Alive

  5. A D Jameson

      They Live! You Are the 99%

  6. A D Jameson

      No, Mimi—thank you.

  7. cwinnette

      They! Live and Uncut

  8. Quincy Rhoads

      Was that Lethem book on They Live! the best or what?

  9. kuku


  10. benben