Monday, June 08, 2009

The Cult of Sumo

Sumo stablemaster jailed in teenage death case
TOKYO (AFP) — A Japanese court sentenced a former sumo stablemaster to six years in prison for ordering the beating of a teenage wrestler who later died of his injuries.

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Prosecutors said Yamamoto ordered three senior wrestlers to assault 17-year-old Takashi Saito, with one using a metal baseball bat, after he had repeatedly tried to run away from the stable.
What I want in my sumo stable is a wrestler motivated enough to not want to be there. It's the heart that counts in this, the most noble of sports.

9 comments:

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I wonder how the Karate Kid would feel about all of this.

Mendacious D said...

I wonder how he'd feel about the remake?

Righteous Bubba said...

Last year it was announced that Columbia Pictures was remaking the 1984 classic Karate Kid with Jaden Smith set to star.

Um, it was nice I guess, but if that's "classic" the world is so much more boring - and my life more exciting - than I thought it was.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What Would Kwai Chang Caine Say?
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Another Kiwi said...

The Sumo Kid is the one to look out for. A biopic of Rush. 27 minutes of wit and wisdom (including the credits).

Righteous Bubba said...

He gained 400 pounds for that role. What a trooper.

Another Kiwi said...

That is just the ass work, RB. Don't diss the man.

herr doktor bimler said...

Q: How do you make a sumo stable?
A: Keep his centre of gravity low.
Needs work.

Righteous Bubba said...

Well, the fat really hung down on Konishiki...