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   Undertoad  Thursday Oct 19 01:23 PM

October 19, 2006: Getting hit with a log festival



"Participants perform during the second World Traditional Wushu Festival in Zhengzhou, China," says the official caption on this xoB/WaPo shot.

Wushu, which I had not heard of before, is a sport in China, according to its Wikipedia entry. Getting hit in the abs with a telephone pole does not appear to be one of the major events though, so perhaps this is only an exhibition for the festival.



jbolty  Thursday Oct 19 01:32 PM

I guess the lawyers made them cancel the "Getting hit in the face with an ax festival"



Flint  Thursday Oct 19 01:35 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jbolty
I guess the lawyers made them cancel the "Getting hit in the face with an ax festival"



Elspode  Thursday Oct 19 01:35 PM

Why does this look like the winning entry from "China People's Most Very Humorous Videos" program to me?



Flint  Thursday Oct 19 01:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by lumberjim
for shame. how did this turn into the asian bashing thread?



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Oct 19 03:37 PM

Maybe it's a team building exercise...hope it doesn't catch on with corporate Anycountry.



footfootfoot  Thursday Oct 19 06:20 PM


That rings a bell. Chinese, I think. Any translations??? Billy?



Jatt  Thursday Oct 19 07:09 PM

Talk about getting owned...that tree took that guy out.



breakingnews  Thursday Oct 19 08:32 PM

Yeah that's also from China ... the newscaster is saying, "You have to be well prepared for this activity ... two seconds and it's over."

Wushu: more commonly known as gong fu or kung fu, although those terms tend to encompass more within martial arts.



footfootfoot  Thursday Oct 19 08:50 PM

BN, did you think that was for real or just a put on? I like the polite applause at the end.



neatorama  Friday Oct 20 01:36 AM



From Cellar's archive: http://cellar.org/iotd.php?threadid=5410



breakingnews  Friday Oct 20 02:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by footfootfoot
BN, did you think that was for real or just a put on? I like the polite applause at the end.
You know, I really can't tell. I think the video looks a little fake - the guy seems to "disappear" right as the tree is falling on him. If that were me, I would have just called for a stunt double.


Beestie  Friday Oct 20 02:13 AM

The log in the gut exercise is an ancient kung fu training method. A log was suspended from each end such that you could swing it parallel to the ground. The point was to swing it then stand in front of it allowing it to strike the abdomen. This exercise was combined with specific breathing techniques and practiced several times a week for years.

You can imagine the results.



Shawnee123  Friday Oct 20 12:00 PM

OK, I gotta say it, then everyone can boo and hiss me:

Why are SO MANY of the pics of people doing weird (read: stupid) things pictures of Asians? There are exceptions, but there are way more from asian countries than other countries.



breakingnews  Friday Oct 20 12:35 PM

Hey I'm not gonna say anything ... asians are fucking weird people.

For the record, most of that weird shit goes on in China. We here in Taiwan live a more civilized lifestyle.



milkfish  Friday Oct 20 12:45 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shawnee123
Why are SO MANY of the pics of people doing weird (read: stupid) things pictures of Asians? There are exceptions, but there are way more from asian countries than other countries.
Because 60% of all people live in Asia? (If one believes Wikipedia.)


rkzenrage  Friday Oct 20 03:17 PM

Now they know what my wife feels like!



mlandman  Friday Oct 20 03:58 PM

lol

for those of you that thought the tree falling down on the guy was real.....




rkzenrage  Friday Oct 20 04:08 PM

But it was on the internets.



footfootfoot  Friday Oct 20 04:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mlandman
for those of you that thought the tree falling down on the guy was real.....

But I really want it to be real. I want to live in a world that's as crazy as that. It seems like an awful lot of work to go to just to make a three second gag.

What made you think it wasn't real? Because the guy didn't say: "Here, hold my beer, watch this."




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