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Kintama
10/04/2006 1:40pm,
You've seen the local news stories...it's almost as if by some weird mind-**** formula:

Little Johnney Wanna, high-fives his overweight bullshido Mom-sensei that has a size 9 black-belt and size 5 uniform, after she gives him his next belt-cookie for performing stupid human tricks. The sensei-sitter tells how much the kids grow, have fun, become better people and ...while they are at it, they learn how to effectively defend themselves against a 250lb sweaty forearmed perv thats manhandling them into a smoke-tinted van. ???WTF?? why do these places ALWAYS mention self-defense?

Because the 'news stories' aren't really news stories at all...they are advertisements for local clubs.

I'm just so fucking tired of seeing it passed off as 'news' like it's an adhoc visit to the local dojo....when in fact it's just typed out and handed to the paper as an Ad.

example:
http://www.newstimeslive.com/news/story.php?id=1016564

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2006/09/16/they_live_by_the_sword/

http://www.austin360.com/xl/content/recreation/stories/xl/2006/09/21cover.html

http://www.starhq.com/html/news/articles/articles.asp?day=Monday&article=double_dragon_4x5.html

etc....Ad nauseum. end of rant - thanks for feeling my pain.

Chili Pepper
10/04/2006 3:12pm,
I'm just so fucking tired of seeing it passed off as 'news' like it's an adhoc visit to the local dojo....when in fact it's just typed out and handed to the paper as an Ad.


Hey now, I make a lot of money writing those press releases...

... I mean...

... sad state of affairs... where are all the legitimate martial arts schools... [shakes head ruefully]

BackFistMonkey
10/04/2006 3:21pm,
You've seen the local news stories...it's almost as if by some weird mind-**** formula:

Little Johnney Wanna, high-fives his overweight bullshido Mom-sensei that has a size 9 black-belt and size 5 uniform, after she gives him his next belt-cookie for performing stupid human tricks. The sensei-sitter tells how much the kids grow, have fun, become better people and ...while they are at it, they learn how to effectively defend themselves against a 250lb sweaty forearmed perv thats manhandling them into a smoke-tinted van. ???WTF?? why do these places ALWAYS mention self-defense?

Because the 'news stories' aren't really news stories at all...they are advertisements for local clubs.

I'm just so fucking tired of seeing it passed off as 'news' like it's an adhoc visit to the local dojo....when in fact it's just typed out and handed to the paper as an Ad.

example:
http://www.newstimeslive.com/news/story.php?id=1016564

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2006/09/16/they_live_by_the_sword/

http://www.austin360.com/xl/content/recreation/stories/xl/2006/09/21cover.html

http://www.starhq.com/html/news/articles/articles.asp?day=Monday&article=double_dragon_4x5.html

etc....Ad nauseum. end of rant - thanks for feeling my pain.

I understand ... it is one of my biggest concerns becouse this goes WAY beyond local news and local McDojo's . The news media is disgusting .


Hey now, I make a lot of money writing those press releases...

... I mean...

... sad state of affairs... where are all the legitimate martial arts schools... [shakes head ruefully]

To quote Jesus

"By the way, if anyone here is in advertising or marketing, kill yourself.
Thank you, thank you.
Just a little thought. I'm just trying to plant seeds.
Maybe one day they'll take root. I don't know. You try. You do what you can. Kill yourselves. Seriously though, if you are, do.

No really, there's no rationalisation for what you do, and you are Satan's little helpers, OK? Kill yourselves, seriously. You're the ruiner of all things good. Seriously, no, this is not a joke.

"There's gonna be a joke coming..."

There's no fucking joke coming, you are Satan's spawn, filling the world with bile and garbage, you are fucked and you are fucking us, kill yourselves, it's the only way to save your fucking soul. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now. Now, back to the show.

"You know what Bill's doing now, he's going for the righteous indignation dollar, that's a big dollar, a lot of people are feeling that indignation, we've done research, huge market. He's doing a good thing."

Godammit, I'm not doing that, you scumbags, quit putting a godamn dollar sign on every fucking thing on this planet! "

oops I meant to say to quote Bill Hicks (http://www.konformist.com/2001/hicks.htm) ...