Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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Bring us a shrubbery!

The head ("Grand Prior") of the Knights Templar in the US challenges Osama bin Laden to single combat:

[T]his Knight Templar challenges you to single combat in the sands of Pakistan. I challenge you to meet me with scimitar or sword, to be pitted against myself and a holy sword consecrated to our Order -- a sword that was forged to destroy evil. Here's the deal: if I win, Al Qaeda is disbanded -- forever. If you win, then you can set the head of a Knight Templar on a pike outside your tent, and you can claim that you slew the chief of all Crusaders in the United States.

The whole thing must be read to be appreciated.

Chevalier James R. Reese has spirit, but I think he's been watching too much Buffy.
via little green footballs [warning: lgf is highly political]

shirube, shirushi
meaning: sign(post), mark

標記 == hyouki == subject (of e-mail, memo, etc.)
標語 == hyougo == slogan, catch-word

Left radical is 'tree' (木). Right radical is 'sign' (票), which also acts phonetically to express 'tip'. This character originally referred to the tip of a very tall pine tree, which came to mean 'landmark', and thence 'sign' and related meanings. Henshall suggests taking the right radical as 'west' (西) and 'show' (示), and as a mnemonic: 'Tree is a signpost showing west.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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