Neighborhood Watch

I don’t remember exactly what year the movie “The Crow” came out, and… maybe I should look that up fast because my next few sentences may be extremely embarrassing if It turns out I was 17 years old at the time.

Brief Intermission…

Ok I’m back. It was 1994 when the movie “The Crow” came out. I was 12 years old at the time, and I distinctly remember going through a period of about a month and a half where I had my mind set on taking some sort of martial arts class. I didn’t care what kind. Tae kwon do, jiu jitsu, karate, didn’t matter to me. I just wanted to possess the ability to whoop some ass should the situation call for it.

Anyways, my parents signed me up for a zumba class at the local rec center… Ha! I wish that were true. I’m sure that would have made me a more well rounded individual…who to this day, would have no communication with either of his parents. Truth is… I never did pursue that month and a half long dream to become a master of the martial arts. To be honest with you, I’m glad I didn’t. Because, although I may have eventually gone on to win the respect and admiration of fighters around the world, much like Jean-Claude Van Damme did in the 1988 masterpiece Bloodsport, I’m fairly certain that I just would have ended up like Ken Kegal in this weeks strip. You know flaunting my entry level belt in hopes that it would strike fear into the hearts of would-be opponents.

Well, hope you enjoyed this weeks strip! Gotta go! I’m late for my pilates class!

-Stay Weird!

P.S. -Please take no offense to my severe lack of knowledge on the subject of martial arts belt classes. For all I know, an orange belt is exactly the level of expertise required to crush my skull like a walnut.

Also, if you have not seen the movie “The Crow” …eh? I’m not sure if it still holds up. However, if you have not seen the movie “Bloodsport“, do yourself a favor and watch it! If you have seen it, you know what I’m talking about! So do yourself a favor, and re-watch it! (Kum-i-te! Kum-i-te!) 

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Mike Chudy
Creator of Strange-Neighbors