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Name That Trauma :: Reader Josh K. on a Hacked-Off Hand or Fingernail

February 28th, 2012 by aunt john · 8 Comments

Hello there. It’s Josh K. here again. First off I wanted to thank Kindertrauma for posting my Freddy’s Nightmares trauma a while back. It was great to hear what all of you had to say!

However, this time I am going to FINALLY put this “Name that Trauma” out there. I have debated doing this for a very long time now, thinking that no one out there would possibly get it if I couldn’t through the Internet, but I’m really hoping you guys can help me figure this one out, so here goes:

This time I was at my other Grandparents’ house (what is it with Grandparents and traumas? Lol). It was either the very late ’80s or early ’90s. My Dad and my Grandpa were watching some movie. As far as I can remember, there was this Japanese or Chinese emperor looking guy who apparently was evil. My mind wants to say that this took place during some grand ceremony like a wedding. Anyway, the good guy comes in with some sort of weapon and either hacks off the evil guy’s finger or one of his huge nails ( I can’t remember which). However, then the good guy does it a couple more times and the emperor keeps looking at his fingers/nails each time and screams. My Dad and Grandpa thought this was hysterical, and I do remember it being more funny than traumatic now that I think about it.. But the mysteriousness of it has haunted me throughout the years and I would love to finally put the mystery to rest.

I am REALLY hoping someone can help me shed some light on this for me.


Josh K.

Tags: Name That Trauma!

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Feb 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

    This can’t be Big Trouble in Lil’ China can it? Seems to easy and I don’t know if that finger chopping thing fits.

    Oh well, I had to use these images anyway!

  • 2 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // Feb 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    “Friends of yours?” “Now this just pisses me off to no end!”

  • 3 Josh KiblerNo Gravatar // Feb 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Nope. It wasn’t Big trouble in little China”. It’s funny because when I finally did see that film when I was older, I could have sworn that Lo Pan was the emporer I remembered… but no finger chopping so no dice…

  • 4 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Feb 29, 2012 at 12:18 am

    My only other gues would be “The Fiendish plot of Dr. Fu Manchu” a Peter Sellers comedy from 1980? Can’t find a trailer…

  • 5 Eric EddyNo Gravatar // Feb 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    With a gag like that, it definitely sounds like a Peter Sellers vehicle… Now for the obligatory Lo Pan quote:

    “Shut up, Mr. Burton. You were not brought upon this world to ‘get it.'”

  • 6 SigivaldNo Gravatar // Feb 29, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    You never could beat me, Egg.

  • 7 El BorakNo Gravatar // Feb 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    “i’ll send you to the hell of being skinned alive!”

    “chinese have a lot of hells.”

  • 8 ApocalypsejunkieNo Gravatar // Mar 1, 2012 at 10:46 am


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