Monday, August 30, 2010

Darth Vader Tai Chi Sword Form

Star Wars Tai Chi from John Leo on Vimeo.

I saw this on boingboing.net

Westerners are Wierd

So I saw this interesting article linked off of metafilter.com.... about how Westerners are actually the weird ones compared to the rest of the world in terms of psychology and even game theory outcomes.

Check out excerpts here:

Moreover, WEIRD people do not simply react to the world differently, according to the paper, they perceive it differently to begin with. Take the well-known Muller-Lyer optical illusion, which uses arrows to trick the viewer into thinking one line is longer than another, even if both are the same length. (See the diagram on this page.)
"No matter how many times you measure those lines, you can't cause yourself to see them as the same length," Dr. Henrich says. At least that's true for a Westerner. For some hunter-gatherers, the Muller-Lyer lines do not cause an illusion. "You do this with foragers in the Kalahari [Desert] and they just see the lines as the same length."


The only example that sticks out to me is the optical illusion one....  the rest are kind of meh... either way interesting read....   

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My home town - Rap Videos and Kung Fu



Check out this site that my friend kyle found.... The Rap Map.

Here is an entry about my hometown ... Fayetteville NC
J. Cole and other locals refer to their hometown of Fayetteville, NC as “Fayetnam” because like ‘Nam, it’s a warzone where you’re likely to get killed — among the Top 25 Most Dangerous Cities in America
OR — maybe it’s because there’s one Vietnamese restaurant in Fayetteville, called “Vietnamese Restaurant”, that gets a 3.5 Star Yelp rating! Not bad! (according to Irwin L. from Newport News, VA, “it is actually managed by Koreans but they are nice”)
J Cole's video shot in Fayetteville.... I looked up the location in downtown Fayetteville where they shot this (worth st.) and its about 2500 feet from where I used to study Wing Chun Kung Fu (we studied in a warehouse straight out of a movie.... well in this case straight out of a rap video)



By the way... apparently this was one shot with real explosions according to J-Cole



Behind the Scenes




Worth Street Fayetteville NC



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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Epic Airline Attendant Dude



So with all the news on the Epic Airline Dude (Steve Slater).... I had this conversation with one of my buddies Matt G.  We were talking about how he might be up for two felonies... and Matt was like you know if he just punched the customer in the face he'd only get 1 felony... then I was like actually I think its just a Misdemeanor assault if you punch someone (not a law enforcement officier) in the face (without a weapon)....   thus theoretically... he would have been in LESS trouble if he flipped out and punched the customer in the face..... (assuming a punch in the face sans weapon and not on a law enforcement officer is considered a Misdemeanor)

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Did I just see Anderson Silva (try) do the Steven Seagal parry?



So during the fight Sonnen (white trunks) threw a quick straight left while closing the gap towards Silva (black trunks).  The punch slipped through anderson's hands... but normally he does a bob/weave/duck to counter straight rear hands.... he does it a few times early in the match... ducking straight punches and weaving off.....   The interesting thing is... this looks unusually familiar to the move steven seagal was teaching him in the video below....  i think its a rear hand parry into chop.... I think the fight talk guys may have been right about Anderson trying something crazy (he also landed a perfect spinning back kick to sonnen's gut... (sonnen said he got kicked really hard and it hurt and that he had never been kicked like that before) .... anyhow even if it's ann accident the two pictures side by side are funny.










Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Honda Jazz Commercials



Hipsters



Rap... I'd rather be in the Rap Jazz



Ninja... ok maybe the Ninja Jazz or the Rap Jazz....