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Old 07-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I originally intended this reply for BrightEye's, Men and Dancing thread. My vast archive of useless knowledge recalled that Samurai were instructed in not only the art of war, but the arts as well. Poetry, art, etc ... and let's face it, few people would accuse a samurai of being a sissy.

But, I decided that it is actually better suited to it's own thread.
The site also provides additional reference material ... for the boys, in the art of conducting themselves as men.

The Bushido Code:The Eight Virtues of the Samurai

For those that would like a greater overall picture. I highly recommend: "The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi. It has been contrasted as an allegory for Life, without the katana.
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Yes, yes, Cliff Claven, that's all fine and dandy but what we need is a video clip of you dancing. Bust a move dude.
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Yes, yes, Cliff Claven, that's all fine and dandy but what we need is a video clip of you dancing. Bust a move dude.
The rhythm moves me, and the fluid sway of my hips is mesmerizing and hypnotic.
I have no fear of the dance.

That is all.
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I shave with a mountain.
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I originally intended this reply for BrightEye's, Men and Dancing thread. My vast archive of useless knowledge recalled that Samurai were instructed in not only the art of war, but the arts as well. Poetry, art, etc ... and let's face it, few people would accuse a samurai of being a sissy.
The true renaissance man was expected to be able to fight with a rapier as well as compose a sonnet. And they didn't have to do all that grunting
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The true renaissance man was expected to be able to fight with a rapier as well as compose a sonnet. And they didn't have to do all that grunting
I have always liked the phrase, "Gentleman".

It does not necessarily imply 'gentle man'.
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See here's the thing with the 3 Musketeers:

There were 4 of them
They didn't use muskets
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See here's the thing with the 3 Musketeers:

There were 4 of them
They didn't use muskets
They were French. What did you expect?
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They were French. What did you expect?
Cheese eating surrender monkeys.
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I love the 1934 film of the "Scarlet Pimpernel" starring Leslie Howard. Guy with girl's name ... it all comes together.

His over the top portrayal of Sir Percy Blakeney as a fop ... (how do you not love the word fop, and foppish?) was fantastic fun to watch.

He was the original dual roled super hero. Like Clark Kent and Superman. Everyone thought Blakeney was an idiot. While the Pimpernel was awe inspiring.

My favorite Musketeers film is the 70's version with Michael York, Oliver Reed, and Raquel Welch. Funny stuff.

I very much like the concept of the warrior-poet. Or the notion of the man who simply is more than he seems.

Zatoichi the blind swordsman, Clint Eastwood's preacher from Pale Rider, Vigo Mortennsen from A History of Violence.
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I love the 1934 film of the "Scarlet Pimpernel" starring Leslie Howard. Guy with girl's name ... it all comes together.

His over the top portrayal of Sir Percy Blakeney as a fop ... (how do you not love the word fop, and foppish?) was fantastic fun to watch.

He was the original dual roled super hero. Like Clark Kent and Superman. Everyone thought Blakeney was an idiot. While the Pimpernel was awe inspiring.

My favorite Musketeers film is the 70's version with Michael York, Oliver Reed, and Raquel Welch. Funny stuff.

I very much like the concept of the warrior-poet. Or the notion of the man who simply is more than he seems.

Zatoichi the blind swordsman, Clint Eastwood's preacher from Pale Rider, Vigo Mortennsen from A History of Violence.
Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. A man standing up for his convictions and injustice. Fighting an unwinable fight but doing it anyways because of his moral code will not allow him to quit. He was a warrior, he just didn't use a sword. He used words.
I learned what I wanted in a man after watching that movie.

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Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. A man standing up for his convictions and injustice. Fighting an unwinable fight but doing it anyways because of his moral code will not allow him to quit. He was a warrior, he just didn't use a sword. He used words.
I learned what I wanted in a man after watching that movie.
He did shoot a rabid dog...

A man with convictions can cut both ways. Gregory Peck was also Captain Ahab in Moby D!ck.

I learned what I wanted in a woman after watching Kill Bill.
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He did shoot a rabid dog...

A man with convictions can cut both ways. Gregory Peck was also Captain Ahab in Moby D!ck.

I learned what I wanted in a woman after watching Kill Bill.
The character my dear, not the actor. Atticus Finch had convictions.

Kill Bill? Like being chased by a machete do we?
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Kill Bill? Like being chased by a machete do we?
It was a katana. And, yes. I like strong, passionate, violent women with difficult pasts. Don't judge me ...

You didn't actually read the Code of Bushido, did you ...
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It was a katana. And, yes. I like strong, passionate, violent women with difficult pasts. Don't judge me ...

You didn't actually read the Code of Bushido, did you ...
I did when you posted it. Certainly helps that my eldest is all in to this stuff so yeah, none of this is new to me.
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