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Remo Williams

The 1985 movie Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins is silly fun, an action-packed romp with a surprising density of clever lines. The other day I was mock-complaining about my age. Colleague Caryn aptly snapped back with a quote from Remo's teacher, martial-arts master Chiun. When asked if he's old, Chiun replies:

For an apricot, yes. For a head of lettuce, even more so. But for a mountain I am not even begun in years. For a man I am just right.

I also like Chiun's comments about Western nutrition:

Breathe out ... slowly ... do not gulp. If you do not breathe correctly, you do not move correctly. Pitiful. I can see the deadly hamburger has done its evil work. We must sweat the poison from your body and rebuild.

and

You know why Americans call it "fast food"? Because it speeds them on the way to the grave.

and

It would be better for you to eat this can than what is inside of it.

(cf. [1], [2], etc.) - ^z - 2010-08-30