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Yakuza Month: Yakuzafest Haikus

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , , , on October 14, 2008 by mobflix

Yakuzapalooza continues. What better way to celebrate Japanese Organized Crime than Haikus.

Yakuza Haiku-Tattooed crime Kingpins / Underground samurai thieves / Prowl Japan’s backstreets

Yakuza Haiku – Underground business / Illustrated mob bosses / The Yakuza reign

Yakuza Haiku – Orders are given / Eradicate outsiders / The Yakuza speak

Yakuza Haiku – Samurai Gangsters / A secret society / The Yakuza code

Samurai Crime Lords / Disciplined gangs rule the streets / Black market kingpins

Brother Haiku: Japanese Gangster / Takes on the Italian Mob / Lessons to be learned

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Jabba the Hutt vs. Vito Corleone vs. Tony Montana

Posted in Movies with tags , , , , on June 10, 2008 by mobflix

Jabba The Hutt

I still think that Don Vito Corleone ranks as the best film Godfather, but Jabba the Hutt ranks a very close 2nd. That’s right, Jabba the Hutt, notorious space gangster. Here is why you could make a great case for Jabba as the ultimate mafia Don.

Feeds his own minions to monsters

Has his own tonight show style band

Hangs frozen Han Solo on a wall as a work of art

Not susceptible to Jedi mind tricks

Has a cool palace

Has a really cool desert ship

Sponsors POD races (Star Wars version of NASCAR)

Has really cool Bounty Hunters / Hit Men in his employ

A very successful businessman

And best of all, makes Princess Leia dress up in a hot bikini slave outfit.