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    Hello,

    If you have Windows Media Player installed you can watch Tom Cruise teach NBC's Katie Couric how to use a Japanese sword:

    http://www.msnbc.com/news/992691.asp?0ql=c7p

    Talk about the blind leading the blind.

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    Ron

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    I was unable to play the video, as the site said it "was not available at this time." Perhaps that is a good thing.
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    Damn media.

    Just got a call from Tokyo NHK. Tom Cruise has a lot to answer for. They are asking to interview me to do a Gaijin Samurai thing!

    They got my name and number of a Nippon Budokan Meibo. Is nothing sacred?

    Anyone had dealings with Saito producer?

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    Tell them it's a damned movie.

    -R

    Originally posted by hyaku
    Damn media.

    Just got a call from Tokyo NHK. Tom Cruise has a lot to answer for. They are asking to interview me to do a Gaijin Samurai thing!

    They got my name and number of a Nippon Budokan Meibo. Is nothing sacred?

    Anyone had dealings with Saito producer?

    Hyakutake Colin

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    ask a hefty fee..... they'll stop bothering you..
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    REAL SCOTSMEN WEAR KILTS because sheep can hear a zipper at 500 yards!

    Originally posted by Cady Goldfield
    Ah, what a cutie, Rogier. I'll bet a lot of ladies in Netherlands are mourning because you are out of circulation now!

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    Here's a transcript:

    KC: "We're here live with Tom Cruise, star of the new action film The Last Samurai."

    TC: (bows)

    KC: "So, how was filming your new movie Tom?"

    TC: "Great. I learned a lot of things about Bushido. It has replaced Scientology in my life. Wanna see me handle my sword?"

    KC: (blushes) "Why yes (looks off camera), why not?"

    TC: "Now see, in the movie, they fight modernisation, which they think is going to ruin traditional culture and values. (picks up sword from off camera) Sort of like how television ruins things."

    KC: (unnerved) "So how does that sword work, uhm, Tom?"

    TC: "Well, you put it over your head, shout the reason why you are attacking someone, say for example "Your decreasing ratings are a dishonor to your diamyo, Les Moonves", and then swing at them so" (clumsily wheels sword over head and into KC, beheading her)

    KC: (drops bleeding to floor, headless)

    TC: "OH! I have dishonored the Screen Actors Guild, I must disembowel myself immediately.....Watch my movie! GGgggggrrrrccchhhh"

    J. Vlach, Amsterdam

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    Originally posted by El Guapo-san
    Here's a transcript:

    TC: "Great. I learned a lot of things about Bushido. It has replaced Scientology in my life. Wanna see me handle my sword?"
    El Guapo-san, you big tease... I actually read this sentence and believed it for a second. But having Cruise behead Katie Couric and commit seppuku was just too good to be true... Damn you!
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    Ah, yes, another know-nothing movie star pontificating about the grace, elegance, integrity and honor of Ye Olde Nippon that he learned all about making a d**m movie.

    BARF!!
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    To put it bluntly, actors like him make me sick. I can't stand hearing an actor talking about how they can do such and such a martial art just because they were in a movie and had to train for it for a short while. I think it really ruins the reputation of martial arts and makes them seem like a cheap party trick that can't be taken seriously.

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    I have posted this message in another thread, but the second link is not to be missed ...

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    A few links, in case you haven't seen them:

    The Last Samurai - IMDb

    ...and just in case you didn't see this (John L posted it some time ago), the real last samurai:

    Real Samurai 01

    Real Samurai 02

    Look for 'jasonvorhees666666' and his posts.

    By far the funniest thing since 'Bonsai Kitten'...
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    ....What the hell was that? Strange link.
    That Jmagnolia guy's got some serious problems...

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    wow... that jmagnolia dude has really got to me...

    I'm going to quit my job as an accountant and become a full time samurai... btw does that mean I can cut down peasants in the streets if they offend me???
    Rogier van der Peijl

    REAL SCOTSMEN WEAR KILTS because sheep can hear a zipper at 500 yards!

    Originally posted by Cady Goldfield
    Ah, what a cutie, Rogier. I'll bet a lot of ladies in Netherlands are mourning because you are out of circulation now!

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    Tom Cruise as quoted on Japan Today:

    "I am a Scientologist and I can strongly identify with the values of honor, loyalty and compassion. Those are wonderful things to aspire to in life."

    Tom Cruise, extoling bushido the samurai code at a press conference in Tokyo Thursday to promote "The Last Samurai".

    Well, there you have it. The union of the "All your money belong to us" crowd and the "so Billy, do like to watch gladiator movies?" crowd.

    Barf, vomit, bllleeeeeeccchhhhh.

    J. Vlach, Amsterdam

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    Originally posted by ScottUK
    I have posted this message in another thread, but the second link is not to be missed ...

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    A few links, in case you haven't seen them:

    The Last Samurai - IMDb

    ...and just in case you didn't see this (John L posted it some time ago), the real last samurai:

    Real Samurai 01

    Real Samurai 02

    Please tell that we on ebudo aren't that nerdy or sad individuals...

    I say we call to arms against their forum! There's one thing talking and studying about japanese martial culture, but practicing it is another.

    Look for 'jasonvorhees666666' and his posts.

    By far the funniest thing since 'Bonsai Kitten'...
    .

    Dojo Chief Crash Test Dummy

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    Originally posted by ScottUK
    I have posted this message in another thread, but the second link is not to be missed ...

    ------------------------

    A few links, in case you haven't seen them:

    The Last Samurai - IMDb

    ...and just in case you didn't see this (John L posted it some time ago), the real last samurai:

    Real Samurai 01

    Real Samurai 02

    Look for 'jasonvorhees666666' and his posts.

    By far the funniest thing since 'Bonsai Kitten'...

    Please tell that we on ebudo aren't that nerdy or sad individuals...

    I say we call to arms against their forum! There's one thing talking and studying about japanese martial culture, but practicing it is another.
    .

    Dojo Chief Crash Test Dummy

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