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(New Europe)   Have a spare $30k? Kung fu star Bruce Lee's famous yellow jumpsuit goes up for auction in Hong Kong   (neurope.eu) divider line 20
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gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-02 08:53:47 AM  
Screw that. I want the suit he wore as Kato.

/cool like ice
 
2013-12-02 09:02:22 AM  
Screw that. I want the babe that wore the suit

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2013-12-02 09:03:10 AM  
"Kung Fu Star" Bruce Lee?  That one?  He had a yellow jumpsuit?

(I don't know if I should be shaking a cane at subby, or just a copy of the zeitgeist.)
 
2013-12-02 09:10:55 AM  
Bruce Lee was a Jeet Kun Do practitioner starring in action films. What he did was a far cry from the "kung fu" movies. It's an insult to Lee's legacy to even make the comparison.
 
2013-12-02 09:12:14 AM  
I would buy it for $30K and than blackmail the world for $1M or I would put it on.
 
2013-12-02 09:13:42 AM  

sidcart42: I should be shaking a cane at subby


Kwai Chang Cane?

But yeah, He was jeet kun do.
Not gungfu

/Spent an hour yesterday explaining to an 8 year old there are no Chinese Ninjas.
 
2013-12-02 09:15:10 AM  

mrshowrules: I would buy it for $30K and than blackmail the world for $1M or I would put it on.


Hahaha
 
2013-12-02 09:25:25 AM  
Does it still have KAJ's footprint covering most of the chest?
 
2013-12-02 09:28:05 AM  
Also, isn't he approaching god-like status in HK?  And don't they have crazy money in HK?  I'd guess this would go for way more than $30K
 
2013-12-02 09:42:43 AM  
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2013-12-02 09:58:09 AM  

MagicBoris: [img.fark.net image 459x576]


In other news, Treme's back for it's 4th and final season.

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2013-12-02 10:10:17 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Bruce Lee was a Jeet Kun Do practitioner starring in action films. What he did was a far cry from the "kung fu" movies. It's an insult to Lee's legacy to even make the comparison.


This, mostly.  He tried to throw off rigid styles and forms of any type, even his created Jeet Kun Do at some points.  Adaptation and change to fit the situation were the best tools, in his eyes.  But calling him a "kung fu" star is just like calling the Jaden Smith adaptation "The Karate Kid".  For some reason, we like remaining ignorant and throwing a lot of things in the same pot.
 
2013-12-02 11:08:16 AM  
Jeet Kune Do was what he espoused. It's not a style but a concept.

And he did do Chinese 'gung fu', so there's that. It's actually not a big deal to call him a 'gung/ kung fu' star as it's more correct than calling him a Karate guy, as a lot of knuckleheads still do.
 
2013-12-02 11:09:50 AM  

GungFu: Jeet Kune Do was what he espoused. It's not a style but a concept.

And he did do Chinese 'gung fu', so there's that. It's actually not a big deal to call him a 'gung/ kung fu' star as it's more correct than calling him a Karate guy, as a lot of knuckleheads still do.


Yeah, like you're not biased.
 
2013-12-02 12:22:42 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Bruce Lee was a Jeet Kun Do practitioner starring in action films. What he did was a far cry from the "kung fu" movies. It's an insult to Lee's legacy to even make the comparison.


Except all that Kung Fu he learned.

/everybody wing chun tonight...
 
2013-12-02 12:24:37 PM  
Also: St. Cloud will obviously win this auction. He won't have enough left over to make Pei Wai a onesie, though.
 
2013-12-02 06:56:38 PM  

Tricky Chicken: Also, isn't he approaching god-like status in HK?  And don't they have crazy money in HK?  I'd guess this would go for way more than $30K


He's pretty popular, but that jumpsuit was in "The Bruce Lee Cafe" in Midlevels, HK along with other collectibles back in 2000 (I believe the bar was run by the former student) and there wasn't anyone in that place, ever.  I lived about a block down the road and we'd go drinking there at completely random times because it was never crowded.  Start drinking at lunch?  Bruce Lee Cafe.  Tired of the crowded nightclub in LKF?  Go to the Bruce Lee Cafe.  No one was ever there.  I loved it - it was like my own bar.
 
2013-12-02 09:44:37 PM  
I'm not buying any authentic items from China.
 
2013-12-02 09:53:57 PM  

Lsherm: Tricky Chicken: Also, isn't he approaching god-like status in HK?  And don't they have crazy money in HK?  I'd guess this would go for way more than $30K

He's pretty popular, but that jumpsuit was in "The Bruce Lee Cafe" in Midlevels, HK along with other collectibles back in 2000 (I believe the bar was run by the former student) and there wasn't anyone in that place, ever.  I lived about a block down the road and we'd go drinking there at completely random times because it was never crowded.  Start drinking at lunch?  Bruce Lee Cafe.  Tired of the crowded nightclub in LKF?  Go to the Bruce Lee Cafe.  No one was ever there.  I loved it - it was like my own bar.


Jon Benn. He was the boss in Way/ Return of the Dragon.

Agree. That BL Cafe was really a POS place and filled with Bruce Lee tat. I remember one of the co-owners biatching about local Bruce fans not supporting the place, without thinking it wasn't in the center of town and was really just a bar down below and a small eaterie up top. Nothing special at all. Not surprised it went belly-up.
 
2013-12-02 10:38:40 PM  

GungFu: Lsherm: Tricky Chicken: Also, isn't he approaching god-like status in HK?  And don't they have crazy money in HK?  I'd guess this would go for way more than $30K

He's pretty popular, but that jumpsuit was in "The Bruce Lee Cafe" in Midlevels, HK along with other collectibles back in 2000 (I believe the bar was run by the former student) and there wasn't anyone in that place, ever.  I lived about a block down the road and we'd go drinking there at completely random times because it was never crowded.  Start drinking at lunch?  Bruce Lee Cafe.  Tired of the crowded nightclub in LKF?  Go to the Bruce Lee Cafe.  No one was ever there.  I loved it - it was like my own bar.

Jon Benn. He was the boss in Way/ Return of the Dragon.

Agree. That BL Cafe was really a POS place and filled with Bruce Lee tat. I remember one of the co-owners biatching about local Bruce fans not supporting the place, without thinking it wasn't in the center of town and was really just a bar down below and a small eaterie up top. Nothing special at all. Not surprised it went belly-up.


I wasn't surprised, but I was disappointed when it went under.  Then again, it was in what you'd call the "suburbs" of HK island on the harbor side.  Robinson Road was nothing but expats on expense accounts, and they didn't go out where they lived - they went to Central.  It wasn't even that close to the escalator, so tourist traffic wouldn't have found it anyway.  But I loved it just the same, if only because it was empty all the time and they really had some respect for Bruce.  We spent some good movie nights there with friends but it was always work to get them to go there.  It wasn't near anything except apartment buildings, a 7-11, and a grocery store.

The food was hit or miss, though.  They were mediocre for nachos and the like, but their entrees were terrible.  The chicken wings sucked, too, but that was standard for HK.  When I was there they had "Dragon Wings" on the menu that were supposed to be hot, but there's a real disconnect between what Americans think are restaurant wings and what the Cantonese think are restaurant wings, and I'm pretty sure they managed the worst of both worlds.  Breaded, overly sauced, overcooked, and sourced from insanely poor quality chicken.  It was just sad all around.
 
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