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Guilty Pleasures

June 7th, 2009 Posted in Pass the ammo, Sharp Pointy Things

I have found a new guilty pleasure.

While flipping channels yesterday in an attempt to find SOMETHING on the boob-tube that was worth watching I came across a program that made me flop back on the couch, forget about my other plans for the day (like kitchen cleaning and vacuuming) and revel in all out dudeness.  It’s called Deadliest Warrior and it’s on SPIKE TV. They were doing a marathon of them so I was set for the afternoon.

Yep, supreme guy stuff.

They start the show with the premise of what if two warriors who never met in reality were put up against each other?  Examples of what they did are Apache vs. Gladiator; Shaolin Monk vs. Maori Warrior; Pirate vs. Knight.  They they go through the whole show testing weapons to see how much damage the really inflict in the hands of various experts, and to be honest I was amazed at the amount of damage that some of them could do.  Even weapons that I have trained with I did not truly realize how devastating they can be until seeing them used against ballistic dummies.

During the weapons testing phase there is a lot of trash talking among the two teams of experts but it is good natured for the most part and all part of being a guy who has 100% confidence that his fighting style is the best, and to be honest they all have a right to brag.  On one show they did Yakuza vs. Mafia and the Mafia expert showed how easy it was to shatter a spine with a baseball bat but the Yakuza expert just looked and said “Big deal, I can do that with my leg” and then proceeded to prove it.

Once all that is done they plug it all into software that was developed for combat simulation for armies and has been modified for individual combat.  They then run the combat 1000 times to see who comes out on top the most.  I won’t post any video’s from the show here for two reasons.  One – You can see the whole episode online over at SPIKE and I don’t want to ruin the suspense of the fight at the end of the show by posting it here.

I did learn one thing though.  Ninjas had a black egg that they would carry with them that was filled with ground up glass.  They would crush the egg in their hand and then throw the glass dust into the eyes of their enemy – nasty.

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