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Old 10-19-2006, 01:23 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:32 PM   #2
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I guess the lawyers made them cancel the "Getting hit in the face with an ax festival"
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:35 PM   #3
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I guess the lawyers made them cancel the "Getting hit in the face with an ax festival"
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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Why does this look like the winning entry from "China People's Most Very Humorous Videos" program to me?
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:38 PM   #5
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for shame. how did this turn into the asian bashing thread?
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:37 PM   #6
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Maybe it's a team building exercise...hope it doesn't catch on with corporate Anycountry.
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:20 PM   #7
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That rings a bell. Chinese, I think. Any translations??? Billy?
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:09 PM   #8
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Talk about getting owned...that tree took that guy out.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:32 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 10-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #10
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BN, did you think that was for real or just a put on? I like the polite applause at the end.
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Old 10-20-2006, 01:36 AM   #11
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:06 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 10-20-2006, 02:13 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:00 PM   #14
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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.
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Old 10-20-2006, 12:35 PM   #15
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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.
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