Thursday, June 20, 2013
You know, I pick it up. And I’m holdin’ it and I’m runnin’ around lookin’ for the guy who used to work on my Lincoln, when I drove Lincolns, so he can put it back on. And, I’m holdin’ it up, and this bird swoops down and grabs it in its beak and flies off with it." - Tony Soprano
Posted by AKA at Thursday, June 20, 2013
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Here’s a perfect example. There’s a sliver of text that I trip over online every couple of months that troubles me. Not the excerpt itself, which is pretty great, but the fact that, the vast majority of the time, there is a distinct lack of attribution about the provenance of the excerpt. And so to right that wrong, I’m slapping it up here with full attribution. Also: I just get a kick out of it and it’s worth sharing.
The following excerpt originally appeared in The Art of Expressing the Human Body by Bruce Lee, originally published in 1998. The “by Bruce Lee” credit is a bit of a misdirect too. The book was compiled and edited by John Little, a writer, bodybuilder and martial artist who was given access to Lee’s personal notes, letters, diaries and training logs by the Bruce Lee estate. Large chunks of the book are visible using Google Books. The excerpt is particularly interesting to me as it is a quotation from prolific screenwriter Stirling Silliphant who was responsible for (amongst many, many other things) In the Heat of the Night, The Enforcer, The Killer Elite and Shaft in Africa. Here it is:
Posted by AKA at Wednesday, June 19, 2013