February 21, 2006

Collective Sayings from KILL BILL

“Once upon a time in China, some believe around the year, one-double knot-three. Head priest of , , was walking down the road, contemplating whatever a man with Pai Mei’s infinite power would contemplate – Which is another way of saying, who knows. When, a appeared on the road traveling in the opposite direction. As the monk and the priest cross paths, Pai Mei – in a practically unfathomable display of generosity, gave the monk the slightest of nods. The nod was not returned. Was it the intention of the Shaolin monk to insult Pai Mei? Or, did he just fail to see the generous social gesture?
The motives of the monk remain, unknown. What is known are the consequences? The next morning Pai Mei appeared at the Shaolin Temple, and demanded that the temple’s head Abbot offer Pai Mei his neck, to repay the insult. The Abbot, at first, tried to console Pai Mei, only to find, Pai Mei was inconsolable. So began, the massacre of the Shaolin Temple, and all sixty monks inside, at the fists of the White Lotus. And so began the legend of Pai Mei’s .”

- , on the legend of Pai Mei and the Ten-Point Palm-Exploding Heard Technique