‘The Skill Of Gymnastics, The Kill Of Karate’

Via David Thompson, if you don’t have time to watch Gymkata, this is the next best thing.

What if an Olympic gymnast, sporting a wicked mullet, went through a rigorous training montage, then on to a top-secret mission to secure the national defense in a distant, fictitious land?

They play for keeps in Karabal:


Still looking for awesome badness on this blog.  If you think you’ve got some awesome badness, preferably 80’s awesome badness, send it my way.

That’s all there is to say about that.

3 thoughts on “‘The Skill Of Gymnastics, The Kill Of Karate’

  1. Robin,

    Good question. I have a crack team working in the lab on that very question as we speak.

    The intention is probably genuine in some way, but the execution can be terrible. The result is something so bad it’s good. It’s so dated it’s funny, frozen in a time capsule of its own like a mosquito trapped in amber.

    But good in a kickass way like Gymkata. That sweet mullet tells you all you need to know.

    Perhaps it’s Duran Duran performing ‘A View To A Kill’ on the Eiffel Tower, which may actually be good, for all I know. Seems a lot better than Gymkata.

    Check out James Lileks on ‘The Gobbler:‘ http://www.lileks.com/institute/motel/index.html

    Sorry about the cut and paste. Safari issues.

    ***The truly special thing about ‘awesome badness’ is what it means to you, Robin. We’re all special people, each looking for our own awesome badness, coming together from time to time to weave together a fabric of awesome badness.

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