Wednesday, April 10, 2013


“Some bruises you wear like badges of honour: 
when you got it playing rugby, or quad racing, or falling off something while drunk, 
no opportunity is lost to show off a good contusion. 
A bruise inflicted by someone else, however, is a whole other story: 
it's like a big flashing arrow marking you out as punchable."
                                                                                                             -- Paul Murray

Son Gohan and Joe 4-10-13
There's a new troublemaker causing a ruckus here at A Face A Day.

His name is Son Gohan and he's a character from a Japanese manga series called "Dragon Ball."
I only know this information because I looked him up on the Internet.
I don't really know anything about manga, or anime. Nor do I care. All I know is that I got a pretty angry action figure for 99 cents at the thrift store.

His face looks like this.

All the time.

Son Gohan 4-10-13

His arms move a little bit, but they don't go all the way down, so he's always got his dukes up, like he's perpetually looking for a fight -- or perpetually in a fight -- constantly throwing, or blocking, a punch. Also, he twists at the torso, but his legs don't move, so his stance is fixed and rigid.

Sadly, there are people in the world who are a lot like that.

People who are perpetually looking for a fight. People who are forever stuck in a fixed and rigid stance.

Inflexible people.

Angry people. 

With angry faces.

He and Joe got into a bit of a scrap.
Actually, Son Gohan kind of beat the shit out of Joe.
But it's all good. Joe's tough. Joe's flexible. He'll bounce back.