Glad that after writing this, I enjoyed the new movie. It paid enough homage to the original to earn its name/misnomer, depending on how you look at it. [Boingboing]
Update: Did all of this, except shaved moustache, didn’t see my dad, bought a house, learned to cook 4 new meals, read 10 books, learned scuba local, not in aust or maldives, and surfed 25 days, not 20.
I just discovered by means of my and Lisa’s favorite secret yakitori joint in SF, a cool surf band called the Shi-Tones. Lisa accidentally asked the waitress, whose father is in the band, what the shit-tones were. Whatever, anyhow, listen to their rendition of Sleepwalk if you feel like falling asleep and dreaming of nice things. And here’s a link to their performance of Endless Summer’s soundtrack, live. [Archive.org]
Japan’s greatest swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi, killed one of his greatest opponents in a duel on an isolated island. His opponent wielded steel; He carved a wooden sword out of an oar on the way to the fight, which he used to crack his enemy’s skull.