Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Rules in a Crisis Situation

I remember watching Twins a long time ago and the thing that struck me were these Rules in a Crisis Situation that Julius (Arnold Schwarzenegger) keeps sprinkling throughout the movie. So I googled for the script and I found those rules. Here they are:

Rule 1: Negotiate first, attack last.

Julius: "You never negotiated. You don't know what kind of enemy I am."

Rule 2: If you choose to bluff, you must be prepared to have your bluff called.

Rule 3: Duck.

When asked by Vince (Danny DeVito): How many of those... rules do you have?

Julius replies: Quite a few. They were formulated by a Kendo swordsman in the 17th century, but their philosophical underpinnings can be applied to many other areas of life.



Arsalan Zaidi said...

That would be "Kenjitsu Swordman" actually. Or more probably just 'swordman' should be enough

Anonymous said...

Excellent! Thank you. I wondered about this too.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your blog. It inspires me to get out of my comfort zone.. deeply entrenched!

Nu Paradox said...

I like the 3rd rule.

Ajabu said...

Okay!!! How informative!!! I was wondering about this very topic because I'm watching the film now. The 3rd post indices me to explore the rest of your blog Sandy!!! Thank you for the answer to my query and God bless hon!!!!