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Coolest thing ever.

Ok... so last night, our Monkey meeting was at a restaurant called Kona Kitchen. The owner of the restaurant is an idol of vespaden and mine. He is, Yuji:



Ok... for those who don't recognize him right away, let me see if I can jog your memory. A mid-80's low budget comedy by the great Savage Steve Holland about a young man (John Cusack) so tied up in killing himself over his lost love, he fails to recognize the new love right next door.

No, the owner of the restaurant is not John Cusack. Stay with me here.

A scene in the aformentioned HILARIOUS film: Cusack's Lane Meyer pulls up to a light in his car, where he is met by two racing enthusiasts. One speaks no English at all. The other learned to speak it from watching Howard Cosell.

That's right, the owner of last night's restaurant was the guy who spoke Howard Cosell in Better Off Dead.

I'm floored, dudes. Floored.

Oh, he was also in Karate Kid 2 and a couple of the Crow movies.

UPDATE: He was also the nerdy asian dude in Real Genius!

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crankyisgood
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:19 am (UTC)
yes! awesome! howard cosell talker=restaurant owner! in my town! hurrah! almost as good as soul night!
kent
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:22 am (UTC)
Oh man, that guy!

pindown_girl
Nov. 20th, 2003 09:58 am (UTC)
that's great! i would have never guessed he would surface as a restaurant owner in seattle.
beatnikside
Nov. 20th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC)
"Not the great challenger we have faced so many times before, but a study in mumpishness."
verybadlady
Nov. 20th, 2003 11:02 am (UTC)
OMG
He was the greatest!!!!!!!!
cookieguggelman
Nov. 20th, 2003 12:40 pm (UTC)
Yesss...I love him! I wonder if any of the Better off Dead crew came to the grand opening.

What neighborhood is the Kona Kitchen in?
vespa59
Nov. 20th, 2003 01:27 pm (UTC)
it's at 85th street and 5th ave ne.
vespaden
Nov. 20th, 2003 01:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the courtesy call last night dude, I was cracking up!!!
vespa59
Nov. 20th, 2003 01:27 pm (UTC)
You were the one person who I knew would appreciate this monumental event.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 21st, 2003 05:43 am (UTC)
Yuji Okumoto
He was never in any of the Crow movies, although he's got a part in the upcoming Crow Part 4....IMDB.com....very cool though, who'd a'thunk it?
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