Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

I watched Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and saw something pretty dumb.

The photo is taken from one of the scenes from the movie.  Lee is a student at a university and wants to use the workout facilities. The stereotypical alpha males deny Lee from working out and also thrown in some racist comments. Which is where I kind of had a problem. This movie is set in 60s…THE 1960s!  I don’t understand why a black person would be placed in this scene. As if he was on top of the social ladder. It’s clear in the movie is set in a time period when white people were not exactly rocking with black people.  To think something like this could even happen is ridiculous.

I couldn’t help but laugh at this scene.

Weekend in Osaka

November 25th…

Osaka continues to be my second home. I never knew how much I would come to love the city the way I do.  Still, living out here has kinda of flipped me from a city Boy to more of a rural Man.  When I finally return home I easily see myself living in the middle of nowhere.  I can’t imagine not being able to see the stars at night anymore. I am talking more about where I live than Osaka, but traveling to the city of octopus on and off has certainly given me many fond memories. Made a couple this past weekend.

Believe it or not spent hours talking about Over the Top, the 1987 film about a truck driver (Sylvester Stallone) and his twelve year-old son driving to Las Vegas for the arm wrestling world championships. Classic corny 80’s music track and is a bit campy but I love that film. Keeping the details of the conversation to myself, but it was random as hell.

Jean Baudrillard

November 14, 2018

Reading Baudrillard is incredibly depressing! Been reading his work lately, mostly SimulationsHis work is difficult for me to get through and it is even more difficult for me to write about.  What I can say is that Baudrillard’s overall point is that reality or rather truth has ceased to exist. Everything has become a simulation of what was once the human race’s reality.

Read this quote…

“The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth it is the truth which conceals that there is none.”

The simulacrum hasn’t replaced reality, it is simply all that we are left with. In his book he goes through an assortment of examples, and I am not sure if I agree completely BUT there is certainly something in his words that leave me feeling uneasy.

Just google him and check out some of his ideas.  Good exercise for the brain.