You can cross, "witnessing a congressman wear the same yellow jumpsuit that Uma Thurman wore in Kill Bill" off your bucket list, thanks to Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott. He is a Seattle legislator who is very excited about the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience's new exhibit on Bruce Lee.
The inspiration for the outfit came not from Quentin Tarantino, but from Bruce Lee, who wore a similar jumpsuit in his last film, “Game of Death." The Wing Museum loaned the costume to McDermott, who filmed the Vine at his Seattle office. He and the museum came up with the Vine idea together.
"The Congressman is a Bruce Lee fan," writes Jack D'Annibale, McDermott's spokesperson in an email, "and a deep, longtime supporter of the Wing Luke Museum and the Vine felt like a fun way to publicize the exhibit."
The exhibit, which opens this weekend, is named "Do you know Bruce?" -- a phrase which you will never forget if you un-muted the Vine.
This isn't the first time Bruce Lee has posthumously gotten involved in politics. In 2012, several House Democrats introduced the "Bruce Lee Resolution," which paid tribute to his years of teaching in the United States. A year later, now-former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) was charged for improperly using campaign funds to buy, among other things, Bruce Lee memorabilia.