A space oddity for your mental orbit:
What is this island’s fascination with Kung Fu?
If you know, let me know.
Here is a slice of life of the only-Blockbuster-on-the-Island’s goodies:
Unscientifically, this amounts to roughly:
40% New-ish Releases
40% Kung Fu
Don’t get me wrong, I have had a thing for Sonny Chiba ever since Chris and I first met and bonded over our shared love of “True Romance.”
I just didn’t expect to see such large-scale embracing of it on a Caribbean island.
My dreamer’s soul says it has something to do with the Moko Jumbies. Moko Jumbies (I’ve also seen it spelled Mocko) are lavishly-dressed stiltwalkers who represent the ancestors of the West Indian people.
As the “Guardians of Culture,” Moko Jumbies possess such purity of poise while dancing, jumping, and performing other such feats of physicality, that it is difficult to watch them without holding your breath in sheer awe.
These dudes have such incredible mastery of body and mind— are so revered and mystical— that it seems to makes sense that the Kung Fu cornerstones of grace and strength would appeal to the spirit of this culture. Pretty neat.
Or maybe some Blockbuster employee is a real nerd. And that’s fine by this dork.