Tree trimming samurai in action!

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I don’t see how he still has two intact legs.


He referenced the film They Still Call Me Bruce. I thought I was the only living human who knew of this movie.

Next thing people will tell me is they watch the Terrence Hill westerns or his later Superfuzz film.

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That tree is not trimming a samurai.

This post has been brought to you by hyphens.


Superfuzz oh man I really want to see that one. I hear about so many films via ElDiabolik that I so want to see. Stupid work. I have seen My Name Is Nobody.


there’s also a sequel to Nobody. I have them both on DVD somewhere. He also did a movie with Henry Fonda that was pretty entertaining.

Whenever I think of a cool cowboy, it isn’t Eastwood with a serape on. It’s Hill laying in a sled being dragged by his horse which seems to be more intelligent than he is. Or eating all the beans.


When you close your eyes, Clarice, do you hear the trees screaming?


This needs a soundtrack . . .

It’s typical for Christmas tree farmers to use a machete for shaping, but they wear leather chaps or a long leather apron b/c eventually the trimmer will strike their leg.

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Yes, yes they will. Without a protective leg cover, I definitely wouldn’t have come out with both legs intact.

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Does anyone really think that perfectly conical christmas trees are in any way more attractive?

All my christmas trees have been wild, unruly, and generally lasted a lot longer than the factory formed, hyper-topiary stuff you get from a tree lot. Also they smelled better, and were actually tall enough to be majestic, rather than some poor, shabby-looking sapling.


Mine is perfectly shaped once I unbend it all from storage. While I can deal with being around evergreens in general having one cooped up in the house with me for days means I am a miserable allergy suffering person. So that means paper/plastic/meal trees for me.


I don’t celebrate christmas anymore, but the family has switched to a composite inorganic tree simulation as well. It drops a lot few needles, and is less of an enticement for the animals to drink from/piss in.


We go for little trees. More ornaments per branch. Cheaper. Cuter.


So it’s not a euphemism.

I’m most impressed by the right-handed cut he tends to make towards the end of cutting each tree - a casual sort of underhand swipe that goes across his body. I do wonder what sword training he may have, if anyone here with sword training might want to speak to that.

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My favorite tree was the outdoor one, we strung up popcorn and cranberries, and made an ornament out of paperclips, tin foil and votive candles each night. I wonder if that tree is still alive, it was huge when my parents sold the property.


Didn’t seem very special to me, with my admittedly limited swords education.

I think you could learn this in two or three days of on-the-job training without hurting yourself. Maybe a couple very careful weeks on your own.

(I’ve done mostly katas with bokkens.)

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He’s a regular Treeamoto Musashi :joy_cat:

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