Circle of Iron... Loop of Nylon

We lost David Carradine today; he was found dead, hanged with a nylon rope, in a hotel room closet in Bangkok. According to the Bangkok Police (and I'm sure they're super-efficient...), the rope is believed to be from the room's curtains. Results of the official autopsy should be made public by the weekend... Investigators have found no sign of forced entry into Carradine's room.

Carradine is, of course, famous for his role as traveling Shaolin monk Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970's television series Kung Fu, and as Bill from Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill films.

He was 72. And you owe it to his cold, dead body to watch the 1978 quasi-mystical quest flick Circle of Iron, in which he plays the role(s) originally intended for Bruce Lee. And a flute, sorta...

Go now! Hurry! I'll wait for you here 'til you get back...

1 comment:

  1. There's an update to the story at http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/06/05/carradine.death/index.html They're suspecting foul play now, because he had a black rope tied around his thang.

    "A member of the emergency crew who was called to the hotel after a maid found Carradine told CNN that a yellow nylon rope was tied around the actor's neck and a black rope was around his genitals. Police later confirmed that information."

    So, it's my belief that he was trying to ward off the possum-folk. Hanging yourself with a yellow rope with a black rope tied around your dick is a well-known hex against invasion by possum folk. You kin ast any toothless wall-eyed fool 'n' they'll tell ye that much.

    Actually, I'm pretty sure David Carradine just thought he was doing something "spiritual." Nobody as "spiritual" as that guy surprise me with anything they do.