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(Mirror.co.uk)   RIP, sword-spinning guy   ( mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2014-06-25 11:21:02 PM  
4 votes:
if it wasn't for him, that ad lib never would have worked.
2014-06-26 12:41:33 AM  
3 votes:
Bio reads like a Dos Equis most interesting man in the world commercial.

/Stay thirsty, my friends.
2014-06-26 10:48:43 AM  
2 votes:
2014-06-26 04:27:23 AM  
2 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: The scimitar looks like a terrible weapon to wield. Heavy and gawky with a flat area that is mostly useless. Even today, we don't see any swords like that except in comic books and fantasy literature.

I guess that's why we don't see any world-class Persian swordsmen these days.


well it is a cavalry sword, so not really meant for dueling.
2014-06-26 12:45:01 AM  
2 votes:

ManateeGag: if it wasn't for him, that ad lib never would have worked.


Yeah... he definitely sold that one

/and it was perfect
2014-06-26 12:26:02 AM  
2 votes:
That's the one thing I gotta say I do miss. There was a time where action sequences were impressive because you know people were risking their lives.  It will be a lost artform one day.
2014-06-26 02:46:32 PM  
1 vote:

mhd: AverageAmericanGuy: You don't know any Persians?

I just fail to see how a guy in Cairo in 1936 has anything to do with contemporary Persians.


The guy was on a business trip from Marfa, Texas and was the son of Arab and Persian immigrants who came to America via Cuba via New Orleans in the 1890s. Knowing Arabic, this fellow was an early player in horse buying deals which sought to improve the racing stock in Texas with Arabian bloodlines. Visiting Cairo in 1936, he had purchased a replica scimitar from a street vendor and a fracas ensued. Thinking it was all street theatre, similar to other performances he had witnessed in Morocco, Egypt, Transjordan, and elsewhere, he was swept up in the drama and menaced one of the characters with his prop sword. He was shot, but survived thanks mostly to luck and returned home to America. He would be killed only 5 years later serving aboard the USS Arizona.

The Indiana Jones EU contains some surprising, but a tad prosaic, entries.
2014-06-26 12:09:35 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: He also starred in no less than nine James Bond films, and in Star Wars, as well as providing body doubles for Tom Selleck, Christopher Lee and Donald Sutherland throughout his 50 year career.

I do not think that word means what you think it means.  Stuntmen do not star in movies.  Stuntmen  perform in movies.
2014-06-26 08:15:16 AM  
1 vote:

ReaverZ: AverageAmericanGuy: The scimitar looks like a terrible weapon to wield. Heavy and gawky with a flat area that is mostly useless. Even today, we don't see any swords like that except in comic books and fantasy literature.

I guess that's why we don't see any world-class Persian swordsmen these days.

well it is a cavalry sword, so not really meant for dueling.


And weren't the big heavy scimitars used for executions?
2014-06-26 07:43:00 AM  
1 vote:
Al Leong is still alive though, right?
2014-06-26 07:33:55 AM  
1 vote:

mhd: These days? Persian?


A lot of people who fled Iran during and after the 1979 revolution call themselves Persian.
mhd
2014-06-26 06:07:28 AM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: You don't know any Persians?


I just fail to see how a guy in Cairo in 1936 has anything to do with contemporary Persians.
2014-06-26 04:08:52 AM  
1 vote:
The scimitar looks like a terrible weapon to wield. Heavy and gawky with a flat area that is mostly useless. Even today, we don't see any swords like that except in comic books and fantasy literature.

I guess that's why we don't see any world-class Persian swordsmen these days.
2014-06-25 10:34:02 PM  
1 vote:
www.i-mockery.com
2014-06-25 10:27:49 PM  
1 vote:
Indy shot first!
 
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