Thursday, June 4, 2009

David Carradine

David Carradine has a posse.


Here.

10 comments:

Platowe said...

Soooo good in the Kill Bills.

RIP Grasshopper.

Spiros said...

B/W scene in the church when he delivers the line "I know just what you mean" to the Groom (who has just claimed to believe in "living dangerously")-- classic.

The Brooks Blog said...

Classic, indeed! I first saw him the original "Death Race 2000" as Frankenstein.

Anonymous said...

Spiros - What is the source of the phrase "... has a posse" when someone has died? (sorry if you've mentioned this in a previous post/comment)

English Jerk said...

Anon@8:13:

I always assumed this was the reference:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_Giant_Has_a_Posse

Spiros said...

Anon (and English Jerk),

I don't know about whether it's connected to the "Andre the Giant" sticker campaign, but sometime back in the 90s it was common where I lived to hear after someone had died that a posse had been formed to avenge the death.

w said...

Every once in a while, on the day of Test 1 in my Intro class, I bring a pebble with me. I step up to one of the students and say "when you snatch the pebble from my hand, it will be time to leave." Few of the students get it, but it makes me laugh.

729 said...

Spiros: That's interesting. I'd also been under the impression that you'd gotten it from the Andre the Giant sticker craze. The "has a posse" meme is usually just a way of advertising "coolness" or something like that. I'd just figured that you'd come up with a neat variation honoring the recently deceased, but as you've indicated it's a regional variation. I like this variation more than the original use. It somehow seems more appropriate.

Spiros said...

729:

I'd always thought that the stickers got the expression from the colloquial use....

tickling = justice, and justice is never wrong said...

One kinky son of a bitch.....