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  1. Vieux Normand is offline

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    Sometimes parody isn't as obvious as the OP's example: years ago, there was a "Fighting Secrets of the World"-type book by some guy named, if I'm not mistaken, Gilbey. If memory serves correctly, it included such wonders as the "dinky little poke" and the "Parisian Halitotic Attack"--the latter being basically a froggy-ninja method of repelling an attacker via bad breath. Author claims to have been overcome by it. Never could tell if the book was intended as serious, but the BO-garlic-onions-flatulence combination has been known to have an effect on sparring and bouts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand
    Sometimes parody isn't as obvious as the OP's example: years ago, there was a "Fighting Secrets of the World"-type book by some guy named, if I'm not mistaken, Gilbey. If memory serves correctly, it included such wonders as the "dinky little poke" and the "Parisian Halitotic Attack"
    Ah yes, isn't that the book that also contains the deadly Hellenic secret of the Macedonian Butt Bump?
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    "Secret Fighting Arts" is a genuine classic. "John F. Gilbey" was a pseudonym employed by Robert W. Smith - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_W._Smith_(historian) . He wrote it as a parody of Bullshidoesque martial arts, but many readers took it seriously.

    If you enjoyed reading S.F.A. you should definitely track down the sequel, "The Way of a Warrior", which is more of the same. Smith's memoir, "Martial Musings" is also an excellent read ( reviewed here - http://www.bullshido.net/modules.php...article&id=126 ) and includes a chapter on some of the weird fallout from the Gilbey books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington
    Ah yes, isn't that the book that also contains the deadly Hellenic secret of the Macedonian Butt Bump?
    It is. My favorite was the story about the guy in Florida who fell down crying after getting kicked in the stomach by the author. The author went over to help the guy up only to be kicked square in the balls and passing out.
    Sumus extra manum tuam.
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    So...in a Greek version of "five-animals", the butt-bump is a defensive move that sheep tried to pass on to lonely shepherds?

    If so, it kinda...well, backfired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivington
    Torn from the pages of Crazy, Marvel's Mad Magazine knock-off, comes:

    WORLD'S DIRTIEST FIGHTING SECRETS


    The copy was written by the late Steve Gerber (Howard The Duck), who died this week.
    Here is Gerber's obit write-up:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080216/...steve_gerber_3

    The Howard the Duck (1986) movie is generally considered to be one of the worst bombs of the 1980s. Of course Madonna is now directing movie bombs (as opposed to just acting in them) so there always a chance that turkey will be lost in time.
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