June 6, 2009

Work. Wander. Rest When I Can.

And wrap cords around my throat and balls in Bangkok. Sucks when your childhood heroes die in embarrassing ways, don't it? Well, I still think I'll watch the Kung Fu pilot tonight - it's still great stuff. Maybe the episode with Jodi Foster - "Althea". Caine, the ultimate pacifist who can kick ass when he has to.

RIP you crazy old bastard.

4 comments:

The Right Guy said...

I would give that title to the ulimate pacifist to Morihei Ueshiba. Still, it WAS a good show. I bet we'll see it on TVLand now.

Anniee451 said...

I couldn't resist; I bought the show on DVD - it's got GREAT extras like how they came up with the concept, how the temple was the set from Camelot, why all the fight stuff is in slo-mo (censors), all sorts of cool stuff. Plus the pilot and the whole first season - what's not to love? The pilot is great as a standalone movie but it's all good. Yeah, that's one thing they should have always been showing on Nickelodeon; our kids should have seen it growing up too :) (Even if his Taoism isn't entirely consistent.)

bigliberty said...

Ed and I absolutely LOVE Kung Fu. I know this sounds weird, but I think it was he introducing me to the show (and Chaplin) that made me really understand he was a keeper. ;)

And we love the Alethea episode as well! Though one of my all-time favorites is "The Well." We sat down and watched "The Hoots" the other morning, too, which is just so sweet.

Ed exposed his kids to it as they grew up, to. When Carradine died they each sent him text messages (not knowing the other was doing it), saying that they were sorry. Ed had kind of a lonely childhood, and Kung Fu was what really brought him into his own (and Star Trek, lol). When Carradine died, he honestly grieved (and is still grieving).

Anniee451 said...

I knew I spelled Alethea wrong - and it's so nice to know you're a Kung Fu fan - I have loved that show since I was a kid :)