Make Life More Fun Tip #3: Watch this Karate Kid Montage

What’s that you say? You’ve never seen the original Karate Kid? Oh well I guess that’s understand…WAIT WHAT?!?!?!

You’re telling me you’ve never seen the greatest triumph of the human spirit ever recorded on video tape?? IT’S AWESOME!!!

Daniel Russo and his mother move to California from New Jersey. Dan’s a scrawny big mouth with a taste for babysitters (Elizabeth Shue), who eventually winds up the target of the local youth karateĀ  enthusiasts, all students of the Cobra Kai Dojo. One faithful night Daniel gets a small bit of revenge at a school dance, and when the Cobra Kai gang runs him into a corner, the maintenance man at his apartment complex (Mr. Miyagi) steps in and judo chops everybody! (Except with karate, not judo; don’t be racist, bro)

Daniel starts “learning” karate from Miyagi, solely for defense and the chance to compete against the Cobra Kai at the All Valley Karate Tournament. I won’t ruin the movie for you, but this video probably will! Still, watch it….now!


I love this montage. It’s pure awesome. I watch it before I have to write tests at school. That way I start every one of them with a confidence boost. There’s no need to be scared of covariance and tax equations if you know you’re the best around. Just steer clear of Ralph Macchio and his audit forms!

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Make Life More Fun Tip #1: Are you HIM???

Whenever someone walks into a room that you’ve already been sitting in for a while, turn to them and before they say anything ask: “Are you him?”


Let’s say for example you’re the only one home. Outside in your neighbourhood is a gang of teenagers armed with clipboards laden with newspaper subscription forms. The doorbell rings. You’re expecting Swiss Chalet delivery so your habitual fear of opening the door for strangers is muted. You notice through the glass in the doorway that the person outside isn’t wearing a red windbreaker or red hat, and is carrying a said clipboard instead of a red delivery bag. You take a deep breath and open the door swiftly:

Teenager: Hel…

You: Are you HIM???

Teenager: Silence

You: Silence

Teenager: Backs away slowly

You: Closes door slowly

And no one ever asks you to sign up for a newspaper subscription again.


The inspiration for this tip comes from Lost (Season 2 Episode 2 “Adrift”). I’m not going to spoil anything for you late-comers, but essentially … well watch the video. (Technically, this is the 3rd time the question “Are you him?” is asked. To get the full effect check out the episode.)

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