Saturday, August 25, 2007

The Kung-Fu Grip, It Ain't What It Used to Be

From the Wikipedia entry on GI Joe comes the news that the flexible plastic used for the action figures' hands in the '70's -- the source of GI Joe's infamous "Kung-Fu Grip" -- has degraded with age, leaving even figures in unopened boxes missing hands.

Perhaps it was inevitable. Yet it's still poignant to think that as Joe has aged, even his mighty Kung-Fu Grip has failed him.

Old soldiers never die. They just lose their grip.

1 comment:

steve said...

Don't tell that to Billy Ray Valentine: Okay, pork belly prices have been dropping all morning, which means that everybody is waiting for it to hit rock bottom, so they can buy low. Which means that the people who own the pork belly contracts are saying, "Hey, we're losing all our damn money, and Christmas is around the corner, and I ain't gonna have no money to buy my son the G.I. Joe with the kung-fu grip! And my wife ain't gonna f... my wife ain't gonna make love to me if I got no money!" So they're panicking right now, they're screaming "SELL! SELL!" to get out before the price keeps dropping. They're panicking out there right now, I can feel it.

Sorry I couldn't resist