Friday, October 28, 2011

He Didn't Run Away

One of my favorite movies of all time, probably second only to "Resident Evil" is "The 13th Warrior." It's one of those movies I have to watch at least once a year.

If you haven't seen it, it's the story of Ahmed ibn Fahdlan, a soft and spoiled Arab poet who is banished from his home by the Sultan and made an emissary to the wild men of the north; the vikings.

He goes on a quest with twelve vikings to rid the land of a great evil and Ahmed learns to be a warrior in the process.

After his first battle ever they find him knocked cold on the floor and one of the vikings remarks "Well, he didn't run!"

The same thing can be said about The Kid. He saw a fight in his wing and he called it on the radio and actually stayed put and pepper sprayed both fighters. And he didn't run.

I have to give him kudos for that. He didn't run.

I heard a rumor that he didn't because Sgt Moon was standing in between him and the exit, but that's unconfirmed.

Hopefully this new found courage doesn't go to his head.

I had some other things to say but I think I'll just shut up now and give you the lineup for the weekend before I get myself into trouble.

Saturday: Hermit Day, Internet Day, National Cat Day, National Forgiveness Day and Visit A Cemetery Day. Don't think I'm ready for that, just yet.

Sunday: National Candy Corn Day (Yay! Candy corn! Yum!), Checklist Day and Haunted Refrigerator Day. Really?

Monday: Halloween, of course. As well as National Magic Day and Increase Your Psychic Powers Day, Beggars Night, National Knock-Knock Jokes Day and Samhain. Man! Don't you just love Wikipedia?


  1. I heard it was two guys high fiving after a Cardinals play..... but you know how rumors are....
    Veri word is baccuse a form of Asian BBQ that is taking the small country of Taiwan by storm.

  2. Cliff and I toured the old Jeff City prison today; the former guard who led our group had many tales to tell, some of them rather similar to your tales.
    We really enjoyed the day.

  3. I think you need to explain more about why 13th Warrior is your favorite movie. I think I fell asleep while trying to watch it.

  4. I side with Brent, 13th warrior was pretty unbareable. I too have spent a lot of time listening to a Polish woman speak, like Antonio did with the vikings, and I still have no f'n clue what she is saying.

    safeword: unbose
    The knock-off brand of stereo surround sound equpiment I bought from a shoty looking white guy in a white beat up van in the parking lot of a mall last Christmas eve as a last second gift to my brother.

  5. FlyinMonkey- It may have started out that way, but they did admit they were fighting.

    Donna- I really need to get down there and see the place.

    Brent- I enjoy historical tales and this one is one of the oldest. Beowulf. I think, aside from Gilgamesh, that might be one of the oldest tales in our history. Just rewritten a bit by Michael Crichton.

    Scott- I think he spent more time listening to the Vikings than the movie let on. Plus, his life depended on it, yours didn't.

    What can I say other than I liked it?

  6. I liked the book upon which the movie was based. I can take or leave the film.

    And "not running away" should be the definition of bravery :)

  7. Doug- I loved the book. I guess that's part of why I liked the movie so much.