Posted On:6/11/2011 12:31pm
Style: Karate, BJJ
Originally Posted by TEA
Thread derail - it's ironic that Toto make "Africa" sound so sweet and gay when the lyrics are really about mercenaries in Africa in the '70s. The line "I bless the rains down in Africa" in specific refer to an American "contractor" for the DoD testing out the Hellfire missile system US helicopters with South African markings (paid in Krugerans through a DoD dummy LLC set up in SA) against Soviet tanks driven by Cubans in Angola and Namibia. The "rains down in Africa" bogged some trucks down in the mud and the Cubans were using a T51 to pull them out, which gave the "contractor" a perfect shot on the tank with his Hellfire. Raytheon has the photos in one of their visitor areas captioned as the first confirmed kill by a Hellfire.
The line "there is nothing that a hundred or so men couldn't do" refers to the ability of a small group of well trained mercenaries to overthrow unstable governments in Africa.
Think about that the next time you think this song is gay.
You name your band after Dorothy's dog in the Wizard of Oz and ANY song you do will be considered gay.
Posted On:6/11/2011 1:14pm
I dare you to use this:
I fucking dare you.
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Posted On:6/11/2011 1:52pm
Style: Mixed combative art
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Posted On:6/11/2011 2:31pm
Style: TKD, Relson GJJ, Judo
Toto didn't write the lyrics. They bought the lyrics from a song writer who used to be involved with a band composed of vets and vets who were former "contractors" in Cambodia and Africa after Vietnam. The song writer himself was neither a vet nor a "contractor."
If this gig is really just a glorified sparring session and your song needs to be silly, go with Culture Clubs "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" option. By far the silliest suggestion yet.
Mushi mo atsui hodo
Originally Posted by chuey
...Well **** if that isn't the most anti-Mr. Miyagi **** I have heard in ages.
Two wrongs don't make a right, but
Three rights make a left.
Posted On:6/11/2011 5:57pm
I'll just go ahead and leave this here.
Posted On:6/11/2011 6:07pm
Style: Judo, MT, BJJ
Posted On:6/11/2011 8:40pm
dont forget to bring you gloves and gum shield in a breifcase, and a somersault to finish always pleases the crowd
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