Bill is killed – Grasshopper is dead

Grashopper

I cannot tell you how influential “Kung-fu The Series” was on me when I was a boy. My dad and I watched it after the original Star Trek, every Friday night, from when I was 4 years old to 6 years old.

I miss the ’70s.

“….Actor David Carradine found dead in Bangkok

BANGKOK – Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series “Kung Fu” who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide.
A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy, Michael Turner, confirmed the death of the 72-year-old actor. ……..”

Richard Burton on Arab Womenhood as depicted in 1001 Arabian Nights

1001 nights

By El-Hajj Sir Richard Francis Burton, in his translation notes on 1001 Arabian Nights.

“THE next point I propose to consider is the position of woman­hood in The Nights, so curiously at variance with the stock ideas concerning the Moslem home and domestic policy still prevalent, not only in England, but throughout Europe. Many readers of these volumes have remarked to me with much astonishment that they find the female characters more remarkable for decision, action and manliness than the male; and are wonderstruck by their masterful attitude and by the supreme influence they exercise upon public and private life.

I have glanced at the subject of the sex in Al‑Islam to such an extant throughout my notes that little remains here to be added. Women, all the world over, are what men make them; and the main charm of Amazonian fiction is to see how they live and move and have their being without any masculine guidance. But it is the old ever‑new fable

“Who drew the Lion vanquished? ‘Twas a man!”

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