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2014-06-25 10:27:49 PM
4 votes:
Indy shot first!
2014-06-26 06:34:32 AM
3 votes:
Cause he's the unknown stuntman who made Harrison Ford such a star.
2014-06-26 04:29:33 AM
2 votes:

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.


Someone should have told Steven Spielberg, because that sword guy died for nothing, then.
2014-06-26 02:46:32 PM
1 votes:

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 11:34:39 AM
1 votes:
So what the article is saying is that behind the dark-skinned, sword-wielding Arab was a feeble, crusty old white man?
2014-06-26 10:48:43 AM
1 votes:
2014-06-26 07:41:58 AM
1 votes:
If there's ever a remake, they can use this guy.

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mhd
2014-06-26 06:07:28 AM
1 votes:

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.
mhd
2014-06-26 05:10:13 AM
1 votes:

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


These days? Persian?
2014-06-26 05:05:47 AM
1 votes:
I submitted this earlier with the headline "Man who brought a really big knife to gunfight dies at 81."

No, I'm not bitter. Not...at all.
2014-06-26 12:41:33 AM
1 votes:
Bio reads like a Dos Equis most interesting man in the world commercial.

/Stay thirsty, my friends.
2014-06-25 10:34:02 PM
1 votes:
www.i-mockery.com
 
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