Saturday, September 01, 2007

Who's the knucklehead wantin' respect?

This is what happens when you talk greasy on us!

Why is it that the best articles are always marred by poor copy editing?

[sic] CHINA'S Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is demanding an apology from an internet user who said its monks had once been beaten in unarmed combat by a Japanese ninja, Chinese media reported today.

Ninjas – professional assassins trained in martial arts – date back to mediaeval Japan.

"The so-called defeat is purely fabricated, and we demand the internet user to apologise to the whole nation for the wrongs he or she did," the Beijing News said, citing a notice announced by a lawyer for the Shaolin monks.

The internet user, calling themselves "Five Minutes Every Day", said on an online forum last week that a Japanese ninja came to Shaolin, asked for a fight and many monks failed to beat him, the newspaper said.

"The facts that the monks could not defeat a Japanese ninja showed that they were named as kung fu masters in vain," the internet user was quoted as saying in the post.

The Shaolin temple "strongly condemned the horrible deeds" of the user, the newspaper said.

"It is not only extremely irresponsible behaviour with respect to the Shaolin temple and its monks, but also to the whole martial art and Chinese nation," it quoted the monks as saying. [/sic]
On a very basic level, I can understand how the Shaolin wouldn't take lightly to something like this, but if everyone frothed up over being messed with on message boards, the planet would implode. Yours truly was once the subject of massive e-vitriol (for like, a day) on Okayplayer's boards when I wrote that Pumpkinhead's album sucked. Honestly, it was more flattering than anything else.


Linky linky:

- Cold Open review of The Last Legion

- Cold Open review of War

- My Time Out New York debut deals in various forms of the excruciating adjective "bloggy."

- Gwen, who works at a vet in Rhode Island, recently treated Mr. Bigglesworth. The Mr. Bigglesworth.

- A great Guardian piece on on Prinzhorn Dance School (not sure if the interview I did with them will ever surface...)

- "Along with Oliver,
Little J will feature characters including a depressed ham, a mad scientist called Eggs Benedict, and a culinary spiritual guide called Nonna."

- My dude James took a cross-country road trip to youknowwhere and ate some youknowwhat.


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