Thursday, August 5, 2010

I dare you

to tell Dolph Lundgren, Sly's nemesis, that he's wearing pink shorts...and no socks. Talk about not ready for Mass, he's not ready for the street.

Except of course that he could kill you if you looked at him a little crazy.

I really like Dolph, who's a really smart dude, except he's Swedish and my dad's German side of the family has had a dislike of Swedes for centuries. Two words: Gustavus Adolphus.

"Lundgren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1957.

He began as a weightlifter in Stockholm weightlifting club, ranking 3rd in the Sweden Junior national weightlifting championship. Lundgren holds the rank of 3rd dan black belt in Kyokushin karate. He won the European championships in 1980 and 1981 as well as a heavyweight tournament in Australia in 1982. He was also captain of the Swedish Kyokushin karate team, and was a formidable challenger at the 1979 World Open Tournament (arranged by the Kyokushin Karate Organization) when he was only a green belt. In addition to Kyokushin karate, Lundgren has also studied fencing, boxing, judo, Gōjū-ryū, and taekwondo.

He graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology. He has a master's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sydney (1982). He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983, but he quit after two weeks to pursue acting. He speaks more than five languages: Swedish, English, German, French, Spanish, some Japanese, and some Italian. Lundgren completed his mandatory military service in Sweden at the Amphibious Ranger School. During his service at the elite marine unit (Kustjägarna), he suffered an injury which had him reassigned and separated from his unit."

Gosh, the Governor's job is available again. I hope we learned our lesson from the last time we elected a crazy movie tough-guy. However, I'd take pink shorts over a pink boa any day.

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