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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Born to fight

Magnet #1244 - Muay Thai Boxing

How freakin' cool is this magnet? Remember my friend who went off to conquer Asia last year? Well, like Thai folklore legend Nai Khanomtom, my friend is totally kicking ass over there, and loving life. And bringing me back supercool magnets, to boot.

So proud of her, and from how fabulous she was last night, I sincerely hope that she's the other possible future that I saw last night in the bar, besides the old lady from yesterday's magnet.

Legend had it that Nai Khanomtom was this Thai dude who was handpicked to fight a Burmese fighter, and he was such a whirling dervish that the Burmese said that their fighter was too distracted by the dancing to fight and win.

The king said, fine, Nai Khanomtom, would you fight nine more dudes? And he said, sure thing, and kicked their asses, too.

Duly impressed, the Burmese king granted him riches or two wives - Nai Khanomtom supposed picked the two wives, saying money was easier to get. So funny.

Anyway, supposedly that's why the Thai celebrate March 17th as Boxer's Day, and why Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand.

Pretty cool, huh? But no, now look at the magnet. Close. Closer. I love how it looks like they're both missing one of their feet. Hah!
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1 comment:

jen said...

Ooh, Tahmoh Penikett does muay Thai I think...