This is off-topic, but I just want to take a break from the Nihon-blogging to congratulate Forrest Griffin for his win over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua last night at UFC 76. I know slightly more than nothing about mixed martial arts, but a good friend of mine is a serious aficionado and through him I got the chance to hang out with Forrest a few times before he hit the octagon, a few nights out drinking and a few times talking movies.
Forrest is real. He was back then, he is today. People should approach whatever they're into with his heart and work ethic. Nothing but the best to him.