The Dord of Darien

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John Belushi used to do this

Oh shut up, katana plunkers.

Ooo, a new one.


June 30th, 2009 Posted by | Baseball, Bullshit | 2 comments

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  1. Haha! I love the new lindybeige katana video! That was wonderful. I especially like how he points out that the vikings were the undisputed masters of pattern welding (the folding and refolding of the steel that katana wanks seem to think made katanas special) and were doing it long before the Japanese were–and that everybody in Europe rightly gave it up once they started producing better quality steel, because it became complete unnecessary. I can’t stand it when people try to explain to me how katanas are awesome because of pattern welding. No! They’re awesome IN SPITE of pattern welding! You only pattern weld a sword if you don’t have access to high quality steel!

    Also, the guy cutting the baseball–other than starting with the sword in the scabbard instead of held up at the ready, that doesn’t strike me as particularly harder than hitting a baseball with, say, one of these. Sure the bat is bigger, but the idea with hitting a ball with a bat is to hit it along the center line of the bat, which isn’t much thicker than the blade of that katana.

    Comment by Dave | 2 July 2009

  2. Yeah, it doesn’t strike me as being that hard. As I alluded to in the title, I mainly linked it because it reminded me of this, of which I cannot find a clip on YouTube.

    Comment by Darien | 3 July 2009

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