May 22, 2008


Zach kindly pointed me to this video of a bear falling onto a trampoline. This prompted Econ to show us the other video of bear fight (the one where the one bear shits).

Somehow, YouTube, in its infinite wisdom, linked me to this, what it calls the worst fight scene ever. And I'll admit, it's pretty bad (and funny). I'm not sure I'm ready to throw out "worst fight scene ever" about it, though. And what's the best fight scene ever? You be the judge.

(In case you were wondering, no, I do not have a job yet. The Argus Press told me today that they hired someone more familiar with the area. So its back to the drawing board.)

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Blogger K. Janke said...

Did he seriously box its ears? The thing is a reptile... they don't have ears.
I don't know about THE best, but my top fight scene: toss up, between the fight between Deckard and Roy in "Bladerunner," or the skirmish between Major Motoko and the tank in the end of "Ghost in the Shell." Both are pure physical poetry, with little sound effects and no soundtrack. Just simple violence, some curse words, and a shirtless howling man.

May 24, 2008 at 11:31 PM 
Blogger SC said...

"...the excruciating pain makes the larger bear defecate."

This will seem ridiculous if you haven't read the book or seen the whole movie, but I remember it being pretty sweet.

May 26, 2008 at 2:53 PM 
Blogger SC said...

Rustic Chan: some kicking, some boxing, and lots of funny incidental facial expressions.

May 26, 2008 at 3:00 PM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Yes, THAT Kareem.

May 26, 2008 at 9:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the bar fight scene from the Japanese B-movie Tokyo Drifter. It's as if Jackie Chan designed the gang fight in A Clockwork Orange, only with five times the people.


May 27, 2008 at 2:45 PM 
Blogger Maria Servold said...

that star trek one was like taking basic karate moves and stringing them together, in slo mo. hilarious. and so dramatic!

May 28, 2008 at 8:25 PM 
Blogger Tony said...

Superb post. The "protagonist" in the greatest fight scene looks like a certain newspaper publisher in Toledo, eh Purdy?

Not long ago we looked at a Jackie Chan Top 10 that's pretty solid: It includes one of my favorites, the playground scene (here in full:

I think everyone should also take a look at the new rising phenom, Tony Jaa, a muai thai style fighter.

Here, a mind-blowing single take:

Here, with some Street Fighter vibes cinematic fighting:

Here, an overview:

May 29, 2008 at 12:48 PM 
Blogger Chase said...

Holy God. You're right. That's Thomas Francis Pounds right there.

May 29, 2008 at 11:00 PM 

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