Friday, January 05, 2007

Number One Of Two Today...

Today I will be posting twice to make up for the absence of posts on Weds. and Thurs. (Monday had two posts, but one was meant for Tuesday)
On to the post.
I saw this guy's story today, and thought it might be kinda cool to share it. This man's actions required an IMMENSE amount of bravery, and it reinforces my faith in the human spirit, and our innate desire to help another in dire situations. Thanks for decreasing my cynicism by a HUGE amount Mr. Autrey.
Last night I watched an episode of a new Anime called Afro Samurai and it was pretty good. Not GREAT, but it was interesting enough to check out again. It airs on the Spike T.V. channel at 11p.m. (So late because of the adult language, and ultra-violent scenes and situations. The story involves Sam Jackson who voices Afro Samurai, and his ninja sidekick, Ninja Ninja (who Jackson also voices). They are on a quest for the "Number One Fighter" headband once worn by Afros' father, who was defeated in battle by the then Number Two Fighter- Justice, voiced by Ron Pearlman. The soundtrack features a musical score by the RZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame, and is STRONGLY influenced by Hip-Hop culture. (Almost stereotypically) Other influences include Samurai Champloo, Ninja Scroll, and Lone Wolf and Cub. There's a feudal japanese, old west, futuristic feel which provides an interesting mood, and I also noticed strong Buddist/Christian undertones playing tug of war with one another. (Possibly a comment on Japanese traditions threatened by Western influence?) All in all, it's a pretty good show, and deserves a viewing.
PEACE, till later today.

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