Legend of the Seven Waves

Legend of the Seven Waves and has been passed down by the generations over several hundred years. When someone saw the warning signs, that coincided with the words in the song, he sounded the alarm. It took people awhile to believe that the song had come to life, but they quickly scrambled for higher ground and were saved as the waves crashed their village. Kind of amazing actually.]]>


Asashoryu, the mighty Mongolian. His 12-0 start to the Osaka tournament placed him only One Win Away from his 11th Emperor’s Cup and culminated a 27 bout win streak. But today was different. Tochiazuma, the relatively average Japanese wrestler, fought with him for nearly 30 seconds until he managed to pull him down with a quick turn out of the ring. But the instant replay confirmed what the officials saw–it was basically a tie. Both wrestlers hit the ground at nearly the same instant. No way to call one the winner or the other. So they fought again. The crowd was going nuts (as nuts as they could sitting indian style on these little mats) and the fight again lasted nearly 30 seconds before Tochiazuma flipped him over to break the unbeaten streak. The little cushions under everyone’s seats went flying on to the stage. A huge upset in a sport I never watch or really care about, but hell, I was sick and I had nothing better to do. Way to go Tochiazuma!]]>

36 Quai des Orf?®vres

36 Quai des Orf?®vres is the address of the French police, kind of like Scotland Yard is in the UK. Two police captains are angling for a promotion, but they first have to find and eliminate a violent gang of armored car robbers (sounds like Heat). They also have some unspoken hostility toward one another regarding a woman (after all, it is a French film). The movie is kind of a cop movie for the first half, with some rough stuff and explosions, but then turns into a kind of thriller / political movie in the second half as plot twists start to jump at you. The ending serves justice well, though you could kind of guess the last plot twist before it happens. Anyway, not sure if it is out in America, but worth seeing when it does arrive. ]]>