Wanna See a Bruce Lee Move?

Wanna See a Bruce Lee Move?

About ten years ago my brothers, our mother and I went to the Oregon coast during one of her visits from Australia. We browsed all the tacky gift shops we locals normally ignore and my brother Jeremy chanced upon a really tacky Bruce Lee tee shirt. The shirt featured a large-as-life  portrait of Bruce Lee on the back embellished with a bunch of dragons and he offered to buy it for our brother Jason.

Now Jason used to love watching those really low-budget Bruce Lee movies shot in China. You know the ones – the English is all badly dubbed and the evil gorillas (yes, GOrilla, not Guerilla) show their costume zippers to the camera when they fight.

But Jason takes the high road and says something like “I’d never wear anything so tacky”.¬† Jeremy buys it anyway and gives it to him.

Half an hour later, we’re all on the beach and I’ve got my Very First Video Camera. Jason pulls on the shirt and says to the camera “Wanna See a Bruce Lee Move?” then quickly turns his back to the camera, and wiggles crazily.

Classic Jason.

So you can see why, ten years later I had to buy this shirt for my son. He doesn’t get the joke yet but I am hoping my brothers will.

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    Sharon Briggs
    October 28th, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    TOO FUNNY!!! Love it!

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    FruitFly
    October 28th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I imagine in 10 years Robbie will really appreciate the story!

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