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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Snatch this pebble from my hand

Some of you young'uns may not be familiar with the TV show Kung Fu. I was 14 years old when it first appeared on television and that was exactly the right age to be open to its message. The show taught that peace and tranquility are worthy values in and of themselves, that you should seek peaceful endings to conflicts, but that you should also be strong enough to defend yourself and top defend the weak. The lead was a character named Chang Caine, a Shaolin priest who killed a nobleman and who would be killed himself for the crime if he returned to China. Caine was played by David Carradine. Many of you will recognize him as Bill from the Kill Bill movies. Because of his role as Caine, I felt a certain, admittedly unrealistic connection to Carradine. I've spoken to at least one friend today who felt the same way.

As you may already have read, David Carradine was found dead, apparently by suicide, in a hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand. It feels very much like losing a friend.

This is the David Carradine I will always carry in my head.
Rest in peace, David Carradine.
posted by DBK at 10:54 AM |

3 Comments:

That is pretty damn sad....
I thought he was still working on that "Wild West Tech" show for the history channel...
Kind of creepy that the Beeb says that the rope was "around his neck and other parts of his body."

Carradine was a terrific actor. He'll be missed.

--Charles of MercuryRising
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, 2:07 PM PDT  
Yes, sad business indeed. I feel like I grew up with David. I took personal pleasure at the mention of Caine when I saw Pulp Fiction or the first time. Here's the clipHere's the clip.
commented by Blogger mikeb302000, 4:26 AM PDT  

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