Black Belt Jones = Still Awesome
Jim Kelly, star of Enter the Dragon, Black Belt Jones, Black Samurai, Three the Hard Way, Hot Potato, etc., is awesome.
****, in Black Samurai he had a kung fu battle with a fucking vulture.
For this reason, among others, I picked up the latest issue of Shock Cinema this weekend:
AND THEN I RIPPED OUT THE STILL-BEATING HEART OF MY TRAINING PARTNER AND AORTA-FUCKED THE HOLE WITH MY BONER UNTIL HE CRIED um I mean was happy to read him stress the difference between what he did in his movies and what's practical for actual fighting - he downplays the usefulness of flashy kicks and even mentions hanging with John Saxon while training with some Gracie:
(That is John Saxon on the left. He is awesome too.)
Kelly also mentions he regrets the mustache:
I dunno, I think he makes it work.
These days he's more into tennis it seems - somehow, though, he makes tennis seem awesome and kick-ass. Because he's Jim Kelly.
To summarize, Jim Kelly is, was and will be completely awesome and bad-ass, and you, most likely, are a bum and a loser. Carry on.