Archive for the ‘Epic Battles’ Category


Bruce Lee the martial arts master kung-fu personified  and DaVinci the renacsonise distilled in to one man.

Both top of multiple fields both inspiring countless copy cats none of whom could live up to the genius of the original, but which one would win in a battle of the cullenary arts.

As always first a little about the contestants.

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BRUCE LEE

Real name Lee Jun-Fan

Born: November 27, 1940, San Francisco, California, United States

Died: July 20, 1973, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Lee was apart from an amazing martial artist a champion boxer and ball room dancer. He also stared in five full length movies and started his own form of martial arts.
And of course a few quotes.
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.”
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”
“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”
And the other challenger.
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LEONARDO DA VINCI
Full name Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci
Born: April 15, 1452, Anchiano, Italy
Died: May 2, 1519, Amboise, France
DaVinci was one of the greatest minds to have left his mark on the history of western civilization. An artist, engineer mathematician, musician and inventor he achived more in each of these fields than most great masters could of any one field and was possibly the most creative man to live.
And of course quotes.
“Art is never finished, only abandoned”
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.”
“Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.”
But which of these great masters can make the best five course meal!
Bruce Lee will put his time spent between the US and China to good use and have a mixing of eastern and weatern cusine. Always one to use the best parts of whatever he found and discarding the parts he fould useless. He would throw up a varied and dynamic meal of strong flavours quick shifts.
DaVinci on the other hand who found subtly to be one of the great tools for an artist would have each dish complement the last picking from the best he had experienced in Italy and France during his time living in each. His creativity is also bound to come into play unleashing something never before seen or tasted.
This battle goes to DA VINCI!
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Two men who have undoubtedly left ther mark on the world. Both Revolutionarys both loved by some hated and called terrorists or dictators by others. But which of these epic disruptive game changers win when it comes down to a game of twister.

As always lets get a look at our competitors

First up the marathon man Mandela.

Mandela

Mandela

Full name:  Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela   

Born: July 18, 1918, Mvezo, South Africa

Died: December 5, 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa

And some quotes from the man.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

“Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.”

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

And his opponent the culture changing chairman Mao.

Mao

Mao

 Full name: Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung 
Born: December 26, 1893, Shaoshan, China
Died: September 9, 1976, Beijing, China
And some quotes from the chairman.
“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.”
“Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.”
“In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.”
“Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.”
So we have our two twisties but who has the greatest flexibility, ruthlessness, strategy and perseverance to win this taxing game.
Mandela has the greater perseverance and flexibility and is not above using a dirty trick or two if he belives in his cause, But the sheer ruthlessness of Mao combined with excellent strategy and perseverance have to give this win to the Chairman Mr Mao.