Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Rest in Peace, Jim Kelly . . .

This month's posts brought to you by The Master of Kung Fu! . . .

CHINESE KUNG-FU!! . . .The Asian art of INSTANTANEOUS DEATH that is applied with NO bodily contact!!  This Chinese method of attack and self-defense has been kept so secret that it has been handed down in China only from father to son because of its DEADLY power to disable or kill!!  Now, these devastatingly brilliant secrets that require NO PHYSICAL STRENGTH OR EXERTION are revealed to you in the English language by a KUNG-FU MASTER who dares to teach you AT HIS OWN RISK!!!!
Secretly written in the Orient, the contents of this amazing "how-to" picture book was shipped to Hawaii, where it was printed undercover, away from prying eyes then sent to the U.S. for limited distribution to those who agree to apply Kung-Fu ONLY FOR SELF-DEFENSE!  If you were fortunate enough to be able to go to China, Hong Kong, or Hawaii to take this amazing course - and were willing to pay $500 or even $1,000 to your KUNG-FU Master - you would be REFUSED!  Kung-Fu secrets are NEVER taught to strangers or outsiders!!!  Because KUNG-FU is deadly beyond imagination, and since attack as well as defense is taught, only a small limited edition has been printed.  Frankly we don't want just anybody to learn these secret maneuvers.  That's why we're posting this on the Internet.
KUNG-FU will NOT be sold in any store, and is available ONLY by mail to SERIOUS students who must vow NEVER to use it as an aggressor - but only as self-defense to protect themselves, their friends, and family.  We don't ever want a criminal or hoodlum to be able to buy it because of it's DEADLY POWER!!!!

What IS Kung-Fu?
Kung-Fu is the most DEADLY form of defense and attack ever devised!!  Even a Karate, Savate, or Judo expert shudders at the thought of meeting a KUNG-FU master because he knows who the winner will be!!  With just a basic knowledge of KUNG-FU learned easily in the privacy of your own home, you can beat hoodlums, outfight two, three, or even four Karate or Judo experts, professional wrestlers, or boxers!!!!  When Chinese Kung-Fu arrives in your mail, turn immediately to page 87 and look at the easy-to-understand photo illustrations.  Instantly you see how easily you can turn your opponents attack into a CRIPPLING blow to his chest - a maneuver you can perform in just a few minutes of practice!  A few pages later we'll show you how to escape a deadly strangle-hold quickly and easily by slamming your attacker into the ground!

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones!
Containing more than 150 step-by-step LIVE-ACTION and SLOW MOTION PHOTOS, your personal KUNG-FU Master Instructor takes you by your hand and shows you in plain, clear and simple easy to understand language how to use highly secret KUNG-FU to multiply your power a THOUSAND-FOLD!!!  You learn how to handle a small mob of attackers who are fully armed and even pinning you to the ground so you can't move!  You pay NOTHING if you can't disarm one hoodlum . . . send another flying through the air and slam a third into the ground -- all in a split second of KUNG-FU maneuvers that will take your attackers by surprise!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Superman: How'z he do that? #3

I don't go to garage sales as often as I used to, primarily because people are selling crap, or at least stuff I'm not looking for.  However, this summer, I've found two families who were selling old comics from the seventies.  At one of these I bought for 20 cents a nice copy of Action Comics #412.  With the featured story of "Secret of the first Metropolis", the comic was so-so.  However, I found a back-up text piece about Superman's powers, abilities, & history to be interesting enough to post.  No author was credited but here is an annotated version of "The Superman Legend" from May, 1972:

"Superman was born on the planet Krypton, a super-sized world revolving around a red sun.  His father was Jor-El, his mother Lara, and he himself was named Kal-El.  When little Kal was about two years old, Jor-El, a brilliant scientist who had long predicted that Krypton would one day explode, saw his prophecy being fulfilled, as quakes began to rend the planet.  He sent his son to Earth in the only space vehicle he had, a model rocket. So, although Jor-El and Lara died with their world, Kal survived.
On Earth, little Kal-El was found and adopted by Jonathan and Martha Kent, who named him Clark (Martha's maiden name).  The Kents soon discovered their son's awesome powers, and carefully trained him to use them wisely.  As soon as he was old enough, he began his career as Superboy, hiding his identity behind the spectacles of meek, mild Clark Joseph Kent (his middle name coming from his co-creator, Joe Shuster).

Superman: How'z he do that? #2

The greatest increase in Kal-el's abilities came with the close of the second world war and the advent of the atomic age.  With the massive global destruction people had witnessed and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Superman was shown as withstanding an atomic blast, just to stay ahead of the curve.

Superman: How'z he do that?!

Superman's powers have changed and expanded over the years, usually according to the decade his stories are created in and the challenges his readers face in their society at the time.  As shown in the above piece by his creators Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Superman originally didn't fly, but was able to leap far distances like a grasshopper (this gimmick was later used by The Hulk).  Initially, the citizens of Krypton all had super powers on their home world, but this too was altered to explain Superman's abilities coming from the fact that Earth has a yellow sun and not a kryptonian red sun.  Keep up with me folks. . .

Friday, July 5, 2013

. . Superman!

Despite the conjecture of highbrow naysayers, Superman is one of the greatest fictional characters born of American culture.  Often maligned and confused as a symbol of American militarism, Superman is emblematic of this country's strength and hope.  His story of a newborn infant coming to America not from another country, but another planet, continues to inspire generationally.  He serves as a symbol for truth and justice to people in every walk of life. The origin tale of the last son of Krypton is one of the greatest immigrant stories ever written; real or imaginary.

Remember Brandon Lee . . . .

Killed 25 years ago when he was struck by a bullet loaded into a prop gun, Brandon Lee never lived to see the success he would achieve af...