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by James Y
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: oH tHe TiP iS ToO FrAGilE
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: oH tHe TiP iS ToO FrAGilE

Personally, I like the slightly reinforced tips on the Delica 4/Endura 4. They aren’t rounded off, but add just enough support behind them. Not because I pry with my knife blades, but because I find that for many of the types of cuts I make, they seem to add a bit of extra leverage. The tips are sti...
by James Y
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

I’ve heard of at least a couple cases where successful child actors ended up becoming legally emancipated from their parents because of the parents’ greed. Jim That happens more often than you think actually. I read someplace that if a kid wins American Idol they have lawyers in place to protect th...
by James Y
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 38
Views: 1641

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

The only folding knives I carry that I KNOW won’t open accidentally on me are my SAKs. I’ve been carrying and using SAKs for nearly 40 years now.

Jim
by James Y
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

I’ve heard of at least a couple cases where successful child actors ended up becoming legally emancipated from their parents because of the parents’ greed.

Jim
by James Y
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 178
Views: 7554

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Lost footage from Game of Death (filmed in 1972, Hong Kong). Director: Bruce Lee. AFAIK, this is the most complete lost footage of this fight scene. No doubt had he lived, Bruce would have edited it down. Dan Inosanto was probably Bruce’s best student, but Inosanto was already already an accomplishe...
by James Y
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 38
Views: 1641

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

Lately, I’ve been starting to become a bit wary of the reliability of knives held closed with detents, even though I’ve never had one open in my pocket yet. All of this is very reminiscent of why I never carry automatic knives, even CA-legal ones. When I was a kid back in the ‘70s, I carried an Ital...
by James Y
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 178
Views: 7554

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Hand of Death (1976, Hong Kong; filmed in South Korea). Director: John Woo. Action director: Sammo Hung. Director John Woo is the same John Woo who later went on to direct such Hong Kong gangster classics as A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, Hard Boiled, Bullet in the Head, etc., before making a few Ho...
by James Y
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife opened in my pocket.
Replies: 38
Views: 1641

Re: Knife opened in my pocket.

Bloke, Many years ago, I had a Spyderco Rookie cut my finger in my pocket. Which is weird, because it’s a lockback. I had it clipped, tip-down, in my RF pocket. I had reached deeper down in the same pocket for something else, and as I was withdrawing my hand, the blade somehow came open partially en...
by James Y
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Old Forum Members: Where Are They These Days?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Old Forum Members: Where Are They These Days?

People come and go in life. IMO, that is one of life’s constants. That includes face to face life. When I lived in Taiwan, I was part of a large, close-knit group of friends, composed of both Taiwan Chinese and various foreigners. I’d had other friends before I went there and after I returned, but I...
by James Y
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

I have a family member that is a voice coach/teacher and has gotten to know a few actors that went on to making movies and TV stuff. She explained to me the reality of the lives of the ones she taught. Most of them have been doing specialized training since very young. They have voice teachers, dan...
by James Y
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

True. The actors in soap operas are acting all the time. The same with actors with a significant theatrical (stage) background, which I’m certain most of the soap actors have. That’s where a lot of the European (and most likely Australian and New Zealand) actors got their feet wet. Stage experience ...
by James Y
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

The thing is, the screen acting school I trained at, has a better-than-average track record of students getting work in local as well as some Hollywood TV and film productions and commercials. I’ve seen some of the stuff people were in, including two of my acting coaches. In fact, my favorite acting...
by James Y
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

It can’t just be the foreign accent, because most of the Australian and UK/Irish actors in Hollywood use the generic American accent in their roles here (and quite well, I might add). Maybe there is a shortage of mostly male, young, talented American actors. Jim And Women... And ones that don't hav...
by James Y
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

It can’t just be the foreign accent, because most of the Australian and UK/Irish actors in Hollywood use the generic American accent in their roles here (and quite well, I might add). Maybe there is a shortage of mostly male, young, talented American actors.

Jim
by James Y
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 178
Views: 7554

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

Wuxia [translation: Martial Hero]; (alternate international title: Dragon; 2011, Hong Kong/China). Director: Peter Chan. Jimmy Wang Yu, 68 years old at the time and playing the arch-villain, ironically looks more physically imposing here than he did in his movies as a young man back in his heyday, a...
by James Y
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

Does anyone watch 5-0 to see Scott Caan? And then Alex O'Loughlin, he's Australian. Why are so many actors in American movies and TV now Australian or Canadian? What's up with that? I never was a big fan of the new Hawaii Five-O, but IMO the worst things about the show are, in fact, the two main gu...
by James Y
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Let's take a look inside my Police 4
Replies: 32
Views: 2332

Re: Let's take a look inside my Police 4

If you have an Endura 4, have the liners rusted in the same manner? I don’t disassemble my knives, but from a cursory check with a flashlight, I haven’t been able to detect any visible rust on my knives’ liners. The new VG-10 Police 4 LW will likely react the same way that an Endura 4 would. Also, k...
by James Y
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Favorite movie fight scenes
Replies: 178
Views: 7554

Re: Favorite movie fight scenes

The Leg Fighters (AKA The Invincible Kung Fu Legs; Taiwan, 1980). Director: Lee Tso-Nam.

Opening credits:

https://youtu.be/J3yIx5jm4uU

Final fight: Tan Tao-Liang, Hsia Kuang-Li & Chin Lung vs Peng Kang:

https://youtu.be/sTYrx6LYdYs

Jim
by James Y
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 198
Views: 7449

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

I still think that the "Outer Limits" in some respects not only competed with the "Twilight Zone" but there were a few episodes that were even better. There were so many great TV Shows from the 50s-60s era that it's easy to see how some of them could be completely overlooked like the "Outer Limits"...
by James Y
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Re-release of the Spyderco Story book?
Replies: 9
Views: 737

Re: Re-release of the Spyderco Story book?

I’m glad I got my copy of The Spyderco Story around 20 years ago or so at a gun show. It was the only copy I saw. I think it cost me around $70. It’s a great book. If a reprinting of the original is not feasible, I would like for Spyderco to come out with a completely new book, all with updated info...

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