July 28, 2009 12:12am CST
SHWOOOOOOOT!!! I'm not sure on the spelling, but I was watching a Jackie Chan movie and he just got into the classic kung fu position.......you know where you extend your fingers, keeping them close together, left palm pointing right and right palm pointing left, hands straight out in front of you one in front of the other slightly overlapping. Anyways, Jackie raised his hands rapidly to get into this kung fu staple position, and just moving his hands made that sound SHWOOOOOOOT!!! Kind of like the sound of a thin semi-flexible rod being whipped through the air. SHWOOOOOOOT!!! The more I thought about I recalled that many kung fu and action movie fight scenes were accompanied with this sound whenever the fighters swung their hands or feet. SHWOOOOOOOT!!! SHWOOOOOOOT!!! SHWOOOOOOOT!!! SMACK!!! Now mind you, Jackie Chan just moved his hands from his sides to in front of him..........SHWOOOOOOOT!!! I swing my hands as fast as I can, in huge arches, all around me like a spastic monkey on crack, and listen very hard, and I get nothing.......no SHWOOOOOOOT!!! I'm thinking, maybe I'm not moving my hands fast enough. So I took a couple of sky rockets I had left over from the holidays and duct taped one to each hand and lit them..........well to be fair to that experiment, it might actually have worked, but I couldn't hear the SHWOOOOOOOT!!! because of the WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!! B L A M!!! of the sky rockets. And once the second degree burns had become tolerable, it was back to the drawing board to produce the elusive SHWOOOOOOOT!!! I tied my hands to the bumper of a friends car hoping this would give me the much needed speed to let my kung fu SHWOOOOOOOT!!! to be heard in all it's glory. Fortunately the police stopped him after a block and a half leaving SOME skin on the front of my body.......he never picked up enough speed.......still no SHWOOOOOOOT!!! Next it was on to two friends each holding industrial strength, high powered, rapid fire pneumatic sledge hammers........... As soon as the casts come off, I'll be heading to the airport to continue my quest. Can you make your car's tires squeal on grass like in the movies???
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28 Jul 09
I love Jackie Chan movies..I never really payed attention to the sound before I was to busy watching how fast his hands was. My husband said that he would like to see Jackie Chan and Chuck Norris do a movie together and have to fight against each other. If you need any screeching bottle rockets just give me a holler I have a hundred of them things leftover from what my niece gave to me. My husband wasn't to keen on letting me light them off since they have that ear splitting screech..I have never tried to squeal tires on grass but I have seen other try to get out of the yard and although they about burned up their tires..no squeals just alot of smoke and cursing.
30 Jul 09
Yeah ... *sigh* ... I know this hackneyed old position. As a matter of fact, it's the one I do before getting coffee ready in the mornings. When applied to the back of my husband's head, I can get him in the shower, dressed and sitting on the verandah in record time. As you can imagine, his car tyres squeal pretty darn quickly as he exits the driveway ...