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  Banzai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Banzai is a Japanese word meaning "(live for) ten thousand years".
It is often associated with the actions of Japanese kamikaze pilots during World War II, when the word became a warcry of sorts for them.
The pilots reportedly shouted "banzai" as they rammed their planes into enemy ships.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Banzai   (114 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Banzai
Banzai came with two pink swords, a pink wide knife, two pink dueling knives, a pink sickle, a pink axe, and a pink figure stand.
Banzai's chest and arms were later used to create Vega (1993).
Banzai's upper body could be twisted back to his right, then released, causing it to spring forward in a punching motion.
www.yojoe.com /action/93/banzai.shtml   (247 words)

 Show Guide: Banzai--AllYourTV.com
BANZAI challenges the audience with a series of practical jokes, unpredictable stunts and hilarious gags and encourages viewers to bet each other on the final outcome.
BANZAI, a mysterious figure who is like an enigma wrapped within a conundrum.
BANZAI is a wild and irreverent romp that cuts through the wide sea of traditional television.
www.allyourtv.com /shows/b/showguidebanzai.html   (230 words)

 DVD Review - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller) is a scientist/musician/surgeon/well, you get the idea by now, who finds himself engaged in numerous very important pursuits with his band (I’m talking the real music-playing kind of band here) of compatriots The Hong Kong Cavaliers.
Banzai and the car both pass through a mountain relatively unharmed but this brief foray into 8D awakens the Red Lectroids who have been imprisoned there after a failed coup against their Black Lectroid brethren on Planet 10.
Not only is "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension" a packed special edition, it is also a DVD squarely targeted at the film’s core legion of fans.
www.dvdreview.com /fullreviews/the_adventures_of_buckaroo_banzai_across_the_8th_dimension.shtml   (1644 words)

 Banzai | PopMatters Television Review
Banzai repeatedly pops up on screen, set against a garish background, screeching at us to "PLACE BETS NOW!" as CNN-type tickers direct viewers to the show's website or a phone number where bets can be placed.
Banzai is aimed squarely at the semi-literate, short-attention-spanned young male demographic that made Jackass and Punk'ed hits for MTV.
Of course, to use the word "entertaining" to describe something so dim-witted as Banzai is more an indictment of the current state of network television than a praise of this show's dubious merits.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/b/banzai.shtml   (1363 words)

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Buckaroo Banzai, born to an American mother and a Japanese father, thus began life as he was destined to live it...
Sandra and Masado Banzai, gave their lives for what was then considered to be a very insane notion - the possibility of contacting alien life.
BUCKAROO BANZAI is watching from behind a nearby tree as JOHN GOMEZ whacks the thermopod with a stick.
kumo.swcp.com /synth/text/buckaroo_banzai_script   (10920 words)

Thirty years ago, a four-year-old boy named Buckaroo Banzai witnessed the deaths of his Japanese scientist father and Texas-born mother in a firey crash while they were attempting to penetrate the Eighth Dimension in an experimental jet car.
Buckaroo Banzai is a guy who operates as a neurosurgeon, drives his car through a mountain, and then finds time to play rock'n'roll with his band.
Your only hope is Buckaroo Banzai," the studio promoted the picture as a straight action-adventure, highlighting guns and the battle with evil aliens and deemphasizing the relationship between Buckaroo and his Cavaliers.
www.towson.edu /~flynn/banzai.html   (3651 words)

 Sayonara, "Banzai"
"Banzai" shows just how racist prime-time TV can get when network execs think no one's watching during the summer.The show makes "Amos and Andy" seem like "Masterpiece Theatre." But instead of stereotypical Stepin Fetchit-type fls, the show's main characters are two Stepin Fetchit-type Asians.
But you just can't excuse "Banzai" by saying the Asians in it are willing participants, and therefore we're laughing with them, not at them.
The word banzai literally means "may you live 10,000 years." As far as the show goes, let's hope not.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/archive/2003/07/29/eguillermo.DTL   (978 words)

 Amazon.com: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Special Edition): DVD: Peter Weller,John ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Banzai parachutes out of the spaceship, but they could have made his exit more dramatic.
After years of research, Buckaroo Banzai (Peter Weller) and his colleague, Professor Hikita (Robert Ito), have successfully developed an "overthruster," a device that has allowed Buckaroo to pass through solid matter-- a mountain, in fact-- driving through it at high speed in his specially designed and equipped car.
Team Banzai was positioned with this adventure "across the 8th dimension" to save the world over and over.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005JKEX?v=glance   (3638 words)

 Asian Media Watch | Feature | Comedy Central sporadically broadcasts remaining episodes of Banzai
Banzai yells "Banzai" to introduce gameshow segments that feature exaggerated expressions and mock Japanese accents.
Thank you to our supporters for protesting "Banzai" and getting it off the air; and to those companies who responded to our letters and pulled their ads.
They are falsely promoting it as a "Japanese gaming series" (see Comedy Central commercial) when Banzai is actually produced in the United Kingdom by Gary Monaghan of RDF Media.
www.asianmediawatch.net /banzai   (887 words)

 Buckaroo Banzai FAQ V4.0 (text)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It's not surprising - BUCKAROO BANZAI is a dynamic marriage of camped-up sci-fi and edge-of-the-seat suspense.
Banzai Jam (Buckaroo Banzai and the Hong Kong Cavaliers) - 2:01 There may also be a Japanese version of the soundtrack but this is unconfirmed.
The Buckaroo Banzai letterboxed workprint is $18 from Video Junkiewith a plain box and $23 with the color photo cover that came with the theatrical release.
www.figmentfly.com /bb/text2.html   (18621 words)

 Banzai Bug Demo
Banzai has been optimized to run on both 2D and 3D video cards using drivers that are compatible with DirectX.
Banzai may not recognize the specific needs of your 3D card and therefore may not run on it.
In some cases Banzai will run but you may be unable to click the Yes button for 3D accelerator cards in the Advanced Options section in Banzai.
gi.grolier.com /gi/products/games/bug/docs/bugdemo.html   (1416 words)

 Banzai TV Show - Banzai Television Show - TV.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Banzai became a cult TV classic when it originally aired on Channel 4 in Britain, is the ultimate comedic interactive betting show.
BANZAI, a mysterious figure who is like an enigma wrapped within...
Interactive guessing by the audience in response to silly competitions and situations the show stages.
www.tv.com /banzai/show/13326/summary.html   (241 words)

 Banzai Magazine from Unity Media
If your monthly fix of Banzai simply isn’t enough to satisfy your urges then this is the best place to be.
While the rest of the country is covered in snow and there are news reports of people being rescued by helicopter from stranded cars, Banzai towers remains resolutely clear.
As much as we’d like to update the toboggan clip on our website, at least we’ve been able to knuckle down to some work and bring you another stunning issue.
www.banzaimagazine.com   (404 words)

 BANZAI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was later picked up for broadcast in Canada by Citytv.
Citytv broadcast the original uncut episodes of Banzai Wednesday nights at 10:30.
It is licensed under the GNU free documentation license.
www.yotor.org /wiki/en/ba/Banzai.htm   (401 words)

 Team Banzai: Media
Team Banzai and Dora will be participating in the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005 on Sept. 27- Oct 8.
Team Banzai is one of only 40 teams (out of 200 from around the country which competed) to advance by invitation to the National Qualification Event of the DARPA Grand Challenge 2005.
Team Banzai is a privately funded effort by the Banzai Research Institute of Irvine, California, which specializes in the research and development of large-scale intelligent knowledge management systems.
team.gobanzai.com /media/pr_08302005.htm   (395 words)

 Team Banzai
Jun 06, 2005 - Team Banzai is one of only 40 teams from around the country to advance by invitation to the national semi-finals of the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge.
Team Banzai partners with Club Touareg to open-source its off-roading requirements
A technology race to develop the first un-manned ground vehicle to autonomously traverse unknown terrain in real scale, range, and time.
team.gobanzai.com /home.html   (154 words)

Started by Don Harper in 1982, BANZAI has become a medium for all levels of Japanese militaria collectors to exchange information and buy, sell or trade all kinds of Japanese militaria.
This web site is designed to augment BANZAI by providing a ready reference in the form of reprints of articles from BANZAI and a source for data sheets and on-going requests for research information on a variety of projects dealing with Japanese militaria.
Checks should be made payable to Lodestone Publications, and please indicate on your check whether you are subscribing to BANZAI or The Military Rifle Journal.
www.gunboards.com /sites/banzai   (523 words)

 Buckaroo Banzai FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is a film directed by W.D. Richter, written by Earl Mac Rauch and starring Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, and Clancy Brown.
A cover shot of the Buckaroo Banzai DVD released on January 4th, 2002.
The Buckaroo Banzai News Group, alt.fan.buckaroo-banzai, can be viewed through http://groups.google.com.
www.figmentfly.com /bb/bbindex.shtml   (968 words)

A forum for friends and colleagues of Dr. Banzai to exchange news, opinions, and technical updates.
Rarely-seen images from the archives of the Banzai Institute and from the Buckaroo Banzai docudrama.
Now you can share the excitement of Team Banzai with the all-new DVD of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, and the new edition of the Buckaroo Banzai novel.
www.banzai-institute.com   (246 words)

 The Grin Without a Cat
purred by the banzai cat 3:55 PM Thursday, December 22, 2005
But I can't help it, a shipment of books came in at Booktopia in Libis including some that I ordered.
Peter Straub's always been a mixed bag for me and his book, lost boy lost girl, is no exception.
estranghero.blogspot.com   (2617 words)

 BANZAI GIRL - The Official Website of Jinky Coronado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The greatest thing about being at Conventions is always the fans and friends met at such gatherings; before you know it, you're looking forward to attending each Con to enjoy time with certain people each year in each location.
The graphic novel is an enhanced retelling of the entire BANZAI GIRL saga to date, along with scans of never-before-seen photos, custom commissioned artwork, behind the scenes information and art, and a whole lots more.
The biggest news this month is that I am hard at work on a brand-new BANZAI GIRL comic book; I'm waiting to hear from Sirius as to WHEN it will be published, but you'll be happy to know that it's about halfway done as I type this.
www.glasshousegraphics.com /banzaigirl   (4070 words)

 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Plot Outline: Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.
I only wish that "Buckaroo Banzai versus The World Crime League" had been produced.
Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
www.imdb.com /title/tt0086856   (540 words)

 Stop Comedy Central (Viacom) Banzai Petition
Asian American children are especially susceptible to the taunts and ostracism of their peers, who are likely to be entertained by the show's simplistic comedy premises and fast pace, but are unlikely to have developed the critical facilities necessary to reject the stereotypes presented.
To the contrary, as a patently mindless entertainment vehicle, "Banzai" is not intended for viewing with a socially critical eye.
The Stop Comedy Central (Viacom) Banzai Petition to Viacom and Comedy Central was created by Concerned Asian American and written by James Fujikawa.
www.petitiononline.com /ccbanzai/petition.html   (642 words)

 Buckaroo Banzai Trivia and References
by Vincent Mora (http://www.swcp.com/synth/, synth@swcp.com) (All info obtained via Denise Tathwell & the original Buckaroo Banzai Fan Club at 20th Century Fox.) - Peter Weller (Buckaroo) and John Lithgow (Whorfin) are both big fans of the film.
His band, Billy Vera and the Beaters, get to appear in the movie as the Kolodny Brothers & the Rug Suckers, colleagues of Team Banzai called to help with the raid on Yoyodyne -- and who also make up the rest of the Hong Kong Cavaliers backup band (of course!).
Among them is the Starship Buckaroo Banzai, captained by John Whorfin.
kumo.swcp.com /synth/text/bb.references   (750 words)

 Banzai Entertainment!
Fight Circle © is a feature-length medieval martial arts film shot in North Carolina in June 2003.
Click to read what the director has to say about The Corner Pub Messiah, and view a short trailer.
Banzai now has the full, in-house capability to produce professional corporate videos, informative training videos, and broadcast quality commercials.
thebanzai.com   (380 words)

 Buckaroo Banzai
Although we were involved in the initial promotion of the movie, we refuse to take any of the blame for the movie's box office numbers.
There was some movement on developing a Banzai TV series a year or two ago, but that seemed to have staled and right now the movie and the fans are the only current source of new Banzai lore.
W.D. Richter, made some announcements regarding the Buckaroo Banzai TV show.
www.starland.com /bb   (230 words)

 WOLF PACKSĀ® - Banzai Dog Pack
Simply print the tag, fill in the information, fold in half, have it laminated, and attach to your dog's pack or collar.
I designed this pack in 1989, after my cherished wolf-Malamute Banzai was tragically hit by a car and lost his life.
Our Banzai pack is my way of keeping his spirit with me always.
www.wolfpacks.com /banzai.htm   (524 words)

 Banzai Links
The show which has made its way to the USA is based on a cult television hit show from Britain which
Independent 7/19/03 C4 show 'Banzai' is demeaning to Japanese, says US
Dallas Morning News 7/12/03 Fox goes on the offensive with 'Banzai'
www.sirlinksalot.net /banzai.html   (278 words)

 Wine Reviews: Review of Bodegas Borsao
In Japan, people cry out “Banzai!” to express their happiness.
(The literal translation is “10,000 years of life.”) I’m not Japanese, but I nearly yelled “Banzai” to express my happiness in finding this six-dollar bottle of Borsao.
It’s not a wine from Japan -- sorry to throw you off -- but from Spain, in a fairly undiscovered winegrowing area called Campo de Borja.
www.bullz-eye.com /wine_reviews/2003/bodegas_borsao.htm   (530 words)

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