Jiro Dreams of Sushi (Huh?)

*Favorite quote from sushi chef dude, Jiro – “I’ll continue to climb trying to reach the top…but no one knows where the top is!”

You’re probably wondering why I’d post a trailer to a documentary on the greatest sushi chef in the world. Well reason #1, I love sushi (fun fact) and reason #2, this dude is the GREATEST sushi chef in the world. Let me say it again, the GREATEST sushi chef in the WORLD. By the way, he’s 85 years old.

If you read this blog, you’re more than likely a creative. I think as creatives in this day and age, we lose track of our craft and pushing to be the BEST within it whether it be cooking (no Lil B), producing, singing, rapping, painting….whatever. We tend to get caught up in social media and all of the other time wasters that technology has brought us.

Can you name the greatest MC in the world right now? It’d be a never ending argument as there is no clear cut answer to that question. And that may be a problem. Maybe we’re not paying close enough attention to our crafts and too much attention to everything else around it. Maybe we’re starting to forget the very reason why we got involved in the first place. Or maybe it’s not possible for everyone to strive to be the best because then there wouldn’t be that special few that are acknowledged as the best. Everyone can’t be the best right? But if you fall short of best, at least you’d end up in the ‘awesome as f*ck’ arena.

Just thinking out loud….


  1. August 28, 2012  6:30 am by guyNo Gravatar Reply

    It was an extraordinary documentary.

    • August 28, 2012  5:40 pm by Fresh NerdNo Gravatar Reply

      I need to see it in its entirety one of these days.

  2. May 19, 2012  4:41 am by JakeNo Gravatar Reply

    Dude...this is the first post I read from your site and the last line (actually second to last line) still lingers in my brain. well done man...I am excited to see the movie and read more of your blog.

    • June 27, 2012  10:07 pm by Fresh NerdNo Gravatar Reply

      Ha, thanks man. Much appreciated.

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