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Old 12-14-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

If you had a choice between keeping your family jewels or having the skill level of Ueshiba in Aikido, what would you do?
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Go out and get pissed-up ?
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

you mean I had a choice??!
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Old 12-14-2004, 01:51 PM   #4
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

I'll check with my wife and advise.

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Old 12-14-2004, 01:59 PM   #5
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

If my grandma had the family jewels, she'd of been my grandpa!
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:10 PM   #6
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

If you had a choice between being you or being some other guy, which would you choose...
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:21 PM   #7
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

While my question is not very serious I do believe they are people out there that would make this exchange, I am not one of them.
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Old 12-14-2004, 02:29 PM   #8
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Íf you had said the skill of Shioda Sensei it might have been a question worth asking, but otherwise my bits stay where they are!

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Old 12-14-2004, 02:51 PM   #9
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Considering my family really doesn't have any jewels, I'd have to go with O'Sensei's awesomeness.

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Old 12-14-2004, 02:55 PM   #10
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

yes it does seem my question was maybe a little sexist
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:12 PM   #11
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Quote:
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I'll check with my wife and advise.
Ditto. Then again, with two kids, it's not like I'd be missing much...
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:13 PM   #12
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

ok then, what about just 1 family jewel
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:17 PM   #13
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Asking a question targeted specifically towards men is not sexist (although I am sure someone can think of a way that anything that has ever been said is in some way offensive). The core of the question is:
Would you trade something deeply personal and dear for what you perceive as great power?
This question has been asked in many forms throughout history and everyone should think carefully about their answer. Ultimately the value we place on power, the types of power after which we lust, and what we end up trading for that power is what defines us as humans and warriors. Before being ruined by George Lucas' fascist "midichlorian" antics, Joseph Campbell's original vision of the Force is an undercurrent of nature's power available to all living things. In this thought experiment, Darth Vader sacrificed not only his wedding tackle, but most of his human form (and much of his humanity itself) to gain access to this power. The type of sacrifice determined the type of power gained. No "quick and dirty" offering will yeild the power of good.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:20 PM   #14
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

what a full-on retarded proposition. inane. and if i had a choice i would uh...lets see yeah id cut out my ball-sac to have the skills of Osensei. is that what your asking ka-dunceky? LOL
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:24 PM   #15
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Of course it is inane, I am delerious trying to get to the end of the workday by posting stupid topics that bring out my childish sense of humor.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:25 PM   #16
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Michael, are you serious???

No matter what I wish, I will only get as skilled as I can become.
Instead of fantasizing, I would rather work on getting as good as I can become - nothing more and nothing less.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:32 PM   #17
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

The post would only be inane if there was no-one out there prepared to make such a sacrifice. As history has shown, fare more grim sacrifices have often been made to appease the thirsty gods of man. The search for power is a full-time obsession in modern society. Turn on "The Apprentice" to see the the lengths of ridicule and self-denigration to which humans will readily go.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:33 PM   #18
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Ah, i did not realize you were wasting valuable company time!! LOL now back to work knave!
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:34 PM   #19
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You are right, there is no question in my mind that there are some people who would do this. But my post was still stupid though.
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:40 PM   #20
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Why would I want to lose my balls to become less skilled?

Osu!
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:41 PM   #21
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Another good question is where you have the most skills - in the sac or on the mat?
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Old 12-14-2004, 03:52 PM   #22
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Well, I'm not one to brag, but according to my wife...

OH! WAIT! Umm... which sack are we talking about?? Bed "sack" or ...

ah... forget it.

*tip toes outta the room*

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Old 12-14-2004, 04:07 PM   #23
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Since the ultimate Ueshiba power was actually housed in the left testicle, such a transference cannot come to be!
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Old 12-14-2004, 04:21 PM   #24
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

I was told by a student of one of O´Semsei´s Uchideshi, that O´Sensei said a true martial artist could ejaculate through a shoji!

He grinned and walked away as his students dropped their pants and......


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Old 12-14-2004, 06:05 PM   #25
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Re: Family Jewels or Skill of Ueshiba

Sam Kinnison is spinning in his grave, wishing he had a microphone and computer terminal to respond with right now.........

Michael
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