Friday, September 01, 2006
George Bush's Japanese Name
Ever watch a Samurai movie?. I love them. They remind me a lot of westerns except there's a lot more blood and severed heads flying through the air. Despite their brutality, these sophisticated warriors had their own code. "The Way of the Samurai is found in death. When it comes to either/or, there is only the quick choice of death."
A friend returning from Japan once gave me a samurai sword letter opener. It's only six inches long, but think twice before coming after me, bippy. I've watched Zatoichi, and I think I have his moves down.
Honestly, I don't think I'm cut out for samurai life (or should I say death?). I'd be better as a masseur or geisha or something.
But whether ninja or damiyo, you'd like this cool Japanese name translator . Some names don't make much sense. My name roughly translates to "straight tree near a crossing." Guv' Ed Rendell is a "large radiance around wisteria fields." Huh?
But George Bush's name is the most appropriate - "mighty blow to a country of good fortune."
Try it yourself this weekend. Sayonara.