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Old 08-07-2009, 01:28 PM   #26
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I must confess, I once purchased Ikea furniture some twenty years ago but have not since. I only recently thought of purchasing it again. Am I a fraud for posting in this thread?

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:04 PM   #27
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I must confess, I once purchased Ikea furniture some twenty years ago but have not since. I only recently thought of purchasing it again. Am I a fraud for posting in this thread?
David, there's only one thing to do: stop asking questions or reading reviews of furniture, get out there and check out a couple of local Ikea stores, see which one has the best meatballs, and make your choice!

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:08 PM   #28
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Re: Practicing Ikea

No, you all have it wrong.

IT can all be seen the close analysis of this video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY_Yf...layer_embedded

It shows the meatball essence of Ikea, expressed in the fundamental structural intent of Ikea found in the Myorkmork-undo

It is proven to be the real Ikea-do by the exhibition of the ancient koryu weapons practice at the beginning.

You are all headed full speed in the wrong direction.


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Old 08-07-2009, 02:21 PM   #29
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Re: Practicing Ikea

But if I push on the meatball, how would you model that Erick in engineering and physics?

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:40 PM   #30
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But if I push on the meatball, how would you model that Erick in engineering and physics?
The true meatball is immune to a push --- Silly boy, if you got out and tried pushing some real meatballs around you would know this ...

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Old 08-07-2009, 02:43 PM   #31
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It Has To Be Felt.

And now I leave you all with the idea in your head of feeling up a meatball...

God that was horrible...
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:15 PM   #32
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I think you have to feel the weight meatball in the crotch area. oh no...me too Ron.

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Old 08-07-2009, 04:07 PM   #33
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The true meatball is immune to a push --- Silly boy, if you got out and tried pushing some real meatballs around you would know this ...
You have to surround it with vector waves of soft unbendable spaghetti....do NOT use elbow pasta!

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Old 08-07-2009, 04:39 PM   #34
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I think you have to feel the weight meatball in the crotch area. oh no...me too Ron.
Ron, Kevin, please. you know better.. The meatball in the hand or in the crotch is but a partial understanding -- you must put on the full meatball suit.

And while Janet is correct, elbows are strictly to be avoided -- the only possible pasta that goes with the suit is the bowtie.

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:03 PM   #35
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Re: Practicing Ikea

So this brings us to the big question....

Is Ikea really about the furniture or is it about the meatballs?
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Old 08-09-2009, 10:02 PM   #36
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So this brings us to the big question....

Is Ikea really about the furniture or is it about the meatballs?
Both.
To have a place to sit and eat your meatballs.
But if it isn't O'Sensei's Ikea-do this may happen to your meatball?

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Old 08-10-2009, 08:32 AM   #37
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Re: Practicing Ikea

Enough of this philosophical mumbo-jumbo.

"How many Kami fit in a flat pack?"

Sheesh, we need more some practical training suggestions -- or -- equipment reviews.

I, personally, feel it is the key to proper practice to look the part in order to express the essence of ikea:


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Old 08-10-2009, 08:46 AM   #38
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This thread is awesome.

+6

...LMAO..
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:23 AM   #39
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Sheesh, we need more some practical training suggestions -- or -- equipment reviews.
Ok.
The futon: a lousy weapon, I can't even pick it up, in OR out of the box.
The lamp: nice heft, good balance - recommend removing flimsy electric cord as it will tangle around your ankle and hakama - but ultimately disappointing as it shattered on uke's head.
Side table: very very good weight and heft for doing two handed cuts and basic kata. The four legs give it a lot of flexibility both for changing direction of attack and also striking multiple attackers at once.
The meatballs: excellent atemi lobbed randomly at uke.

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Old 08-10-2009, 02:11 PM   #40
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Ok.
The futon: a lousy weapon, I can't even pick it up, in OR out of thebox. ...
Obviously, you are lacking in I-S ("ikea-strength"). You need more meatballs....
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The meatballs: excellent atemi lobbed randomly at uke.
-- a key element here is doing the necessary solo work -- putting sufficient flour and sugar in the original sauce -- so that they stick -- thus does one achieve "lingering meatball" -- the supreme expression of zanshin

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:47 PM   #41
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I still don't like their meatballs as well as my own chicken katatori.

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Old 08-10-2009, 06:42 PM   #42
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I still don't like their meatballs as well as my own chicken katatori.
You presume too much on the limits of even an o-pun forum ...

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:37 PM   #43
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You presume too much on the limits of even an o-pun forum ...
Au contra ire. I believe this is a good example that shows that Janet ins not just following someone elses Ikea-do but she is making her Ikea her own.
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Old 08-10-2009, 10:20 PM   #44
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Wait a minute, you folks actually think the futon is a weapon? Obviously you haven't been studying the socio-historical background of Ikea!

The futon is a device to practice nap-waza, preferably after eating meatballs and lugging flatpacks around.
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Weapons, ja? Very well.

My weapons, let me show you them:



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Old 08-11-2009, 08:12 AM   #46
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Weapons, ja? Very well.

My weapons, let me show you them:
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Nø, nø, nø. Øur weåpon is feår.

Feår ånd surprise....

Øur TWØ weåpøns are ... feår, surprise, ånd å ruthless efficiency, ...

Øur THREE -- weåpøns -- åre feår -- surprise -- å ruthless efficiency -- ånd ån ålmøst fånåtical devøtiøn tø the...

Ågh! -- I'll cøme in ågåin ... .

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The above is among the esoteric mantras dwelling on the root køtødåmå "ÅØ!" of the ikeaverse mandala --


One must recite the root køtødåmå -- with strong ikea -- when one has experienced the sudden, sharp communion with the weapons of ikea. Thusly:

"ÅØ!" "ÅØ!" "ÅØ!" "ÅØ!" "ÅØ!" "ÅØ!"

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Old 08-11-2009, 08:29 AM   #47
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Yuk yuk yuk...I love Monty Python. You'da thought I'd grow out of that, but no....
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:29 AM   #48
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Not strictly about Ikea, sorry.
My friend has a hard time remembering what I do, and asked me how the "Kudos" was going.
The next time she asked me was I still doing "Fondue."
Brings new meaning to the idea of sticky-hands...
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Yuk yuk yuk...I love Monty Python. You'da thought I'd grow out of that, but no....
Well, ... they never did .. and it ended up killing Graham Chapman ... so what chance does that give us, really....

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(Nøbødy expects the Swedish Inquisitiøn ... )
Now you have me pining for the fjørds...

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