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Old 04-12-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Last night I saw a repeat of the premier episode of the neatest new TV show. It’s called “Deadliest Warrior” and it’s on Spike TV. The premise is so awesome! They do serious in-depth research on the weapons and tactics of various types of warriors throughout history and then they match them up against each other to see which is the best! Awesome! In the premier episode they compared an Apache warrior with a gladiator! Awesome! They had two guys who are experts in being an Apache warrior and they demonstrated how they use Apache weapons and tactics, and then some guy who’s an expert in being a gladiator did the same! Awesome! This was all in a scientific laboratory, so it was really serious. And then they put all this info into a computer program and the computer decided which warrior would win a one-on-one battle! Scientific! The best part was when the Apache guys and the gladiator guy kept dissing each other—Dude, I thought they would fight it out right there in the lab!

Well, the computer said that the Apache would defeat the gladiator, and then they showed how it would happen. I watched an Apache walking alone through the woods, which looked a lot like California but could have been New Jersey, and suddenly he meets a gladiator walking through the woods, and they fight, and just like the computer predicted, the Apache won, so I guess that validates the computer program!

Well, the next episode is Tuesday evening (repeated, I assume, on Saturday), and guess who will be featured? That’s right! A samurai warrior against a Viking! Awesome!

I won’t be able to see it Tuesday evening because I’ll be at the dojo. Of course, I could record it and watch it later, but why? Maybe I’ll see the repeat on Saturday, if I remember.

Note to those of you who get frustrated by threads comparing martial arts to each other: This show is so stupid it’s more funny than frustrating. The worst thing about it is that I couldn’t stop watching. I wanted to see which warrior was the deadliest!

If you Google “Deadliest Warrior” you’ll find a review from Variety (including a list of future hysterical matchups) and the premier episode on YouTube.
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Old 04-12-2009, 08:15 PM   #2
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I may never stop laughing.

Edit: okay, I take that back. This is serious stuff, because they're going to figure out who would win, a Viking or a samurai. I bet the Viking wins, because my grandparents came from Sweden and grandpa was a real butt-kicker and about a foot and a half taller than any samurai, so there.

Maybe we should start a pool? I love to gamble. I bet one Tuborg (can you even get that any more?) on the Viking.

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Old 04-12-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Look for an Apache Warrior class near you.

Of course I will watch the Samurai episode.

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Old 04-13-2009, 05:07 AM   #4
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Ha ha.. that was "entertaining"... My dosh is on the Viking... how about a pool for each round, and one for the winner of the final round?

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Old 04-13-2009, 09:14 AM   #5
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I put my money on the Viking. No doubts.
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Old 04-14-2009, 12:46 PM   #6
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I put my money on the Viking. No doubts.
i saw that premier episode too, but not the end. i guess i should have stuck it out :P. the apache seemed very matter-of-fact when it came to explaining strategy, and the gladiator dude seemed very full of himself. it surprised me too that they didn't jump across the table and go at it

anyways, if the viking is the same viking from those capitol one commercials, then i go with the samurai
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:27 PM   #7
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My prediction with silliness like this is that the ninja will beat everyone. That's how it goes on shows like this.

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Old 04-14-2009, 02:12 PM   #8
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My prediction with silliness like this is that the ninja will beat everyone. That's how it goes on shows like this.
And you won't see him do it.

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Old 04-14-2009, 05:58 PM   #9
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The real issue is whether the show will finally answer the ultimate martial arts question.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:01 PM   #10
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!!!!!!!YESSSS!!!!!!
THE SAMURAI TOOK IT
Never a doubt right?!
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:06 AM   #11
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That was about as hokey as anything I've watched. Next week should be even better when they compare a Spartan to a Ninja. That was one hour of my life that I won't get back.

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Old 04-15-2009, 05:42 AM   #12
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Sorry. the Viking would have taken it in real life. If the Ninja wins next week, that will be the last time I watch the show.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:50 AM   #13
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Here is the failure of the internet: because this is not in the humor forum, I can't tell if people are joking when they support the viking. (That might be my failure, maybe[probably not ])

Consider: (This is what I would have written if Aikiweb hadn't eaten my previous attempt a few days ago.):

You are bringing the sheep in from pasture back to the paddock on the edge of your quiet coastal village. You notice an inordinate amount of noise&merriment coming from what passes as the local pub. On your way home from dropping off your sheepies, you are met by 3 large, armed men, who drag you along for a drink, as they would like to share the bounty of their conquest. You don't think you should refuse the 'invitation' and come along. They are merry enough, and your cup never seems to empty, a rare opportunity to drink freely on another's tab after a hard day's work.

You expected the hangover, and aren't surprised by the motion that the room seems to insist upon as you wake up. Though, opening your eyes against the unnatural brightness you realize you must have passed out out-of-doors, and someone was kind enough to cover you with furs. Then a spray of foam comes onto the deck, the creak of ropes... Looking over the rail, you have no sight of home;the captain welcomes you aboard, and thanks you for supporting their cause so far from home. You are now a Viking...

It seems to take a little more effort to earn the title samurai. Though that doesn't mean Vikings can't get lucky.

(didn't watch the episode)

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Old 04-15-2009, 08:25 AM   #14
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Yes! It's true, the show is a bit "Hokey" as Michael called it. I wish on these shows that they would bring in some true Masters.
The Kyudo guy was prettey good. But the gentle man wielding the Katana was clearly using strenght with his cuts. He barely hit the first tatami mat. They should have gotten James Williams or Toshishiro Obata or someone known for being a true master at that art. Oh well. It was just something to watch for fun. Just like watching 1000 ways to die.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:51 AM   #15
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It seems to take a little more effort to earn the title samurai.
The only effort it took to "earn" the title "samurai" was being born into the right social class.
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Old 04-16-2009, 03:01 AM   #16
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Hello

Whoa that's cool
I have one question though how did they come up with how Viking or gladiators for that matter where fighting.
I just wonder because the sources are a bit sketchy to say the least.

Did we know what type of gladiator it was? And do we know how long it would take to grow a forest in coliseum because finding gladiator outdoor is not going to be easy?
(unless the apache is a friend of Crassus obviously)

About the Viking, was it a proto Viking, like 6-7th century Saxon, a Dane/Icelandic Viking, a Viking working for the Byzantine Varangian Guard?

You know all that makes a massive difference so it very important for any scientific study.
As we all know Icelandic Vikings like Icelandic banks, tend to take high risks and are more prone to collapse.

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Old 04-16-2009, 04:19 AM   #17
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The only effort it took to "earn" the title "samurai" was being born into the right social class.
Very true. In fact before Hideyoshi's separation decree in 1588 you didn't even need that, if you said you were a Samurai, you were.
Especially during the Sengoku Jidai social mobility was exceptionally high.
Between 1467 and 1588 the entire ruling class was virtually annihilated, if you were born into a samurai family in 1588 it's more than likely that your grandfather was a peasant and quite probable that your father was also.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:31 AM   #18
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I don't care how good the ninja is, pirates are better.
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:48 AM   #19
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Son Goku wins.
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Old 04-16-2009, 06:42 AM   #20
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Viking vs. samurai is at http://www.spike.com/show/31082?refs...kdes=NET_spike

Next one looks like ninja vs. Spartan, not ninja vs. pirate. I'm gonna go with the ninja, I guess.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:06 AM   #21
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I bet the king of persia is kicking himself for not getting ninjas.

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Old 04-16-2009, 08:57 AM   #22
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So someone took an argument we've been having since my Halcyon Days in the service "Vikings vs. Ninjas" and made a TV Show out of it???

Genius...

Not since the days of Godzilla vs The Monsters have I been so excited!

William Hazen

I especailly like the part where a COMPUTER predicts the winner. LOL
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I bet the king of persia is kicking himself for not getting ninjas.
LOL!!!!

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Old 04-16-2009, 11:36 AM   #24
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So Gladiator Vs. Apache and Viking Vs. Samurai, who won out of the two?

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So Gladiator Vs. Apache and Viking Vs. Samurai, who won out of the two?
I believe that both the Samurai and the Apache were the victors.

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