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Old 08-17-2012, 12:47 PM   #1
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Re: Aikiweb as a "Big Tent"

I really do not want to seem divisive or off topic, but what is a "rutabagan" and how does a rutabagan "suck"?
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:16 PM   #2
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A rutagaba is the deadly projectile of the master practitioners of Llap-Goch.

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Old 08-17-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Re: Aikiweb as a "Big Tent"

Patrick:

Ah, I Am Only A Lowly Scot........all This Welsh Art Is Way Beyond Me.......still, I See Glimmers.........
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Old 08-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #4
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Ah, I Am Only A Lowly Scot........all This Welsh Art Is Way Beyond Me.......still, I See Glimmers.........
Do you walk towards or away from the glimmers?
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:03 PM   #5
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Re: Aikiweb as a "Big Tent"

If the Glimmers are wearing a wee kilty, then I am all theirs............Argh.....
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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If the Glimmers are wearing a wee kilty, then I am all theirs............Argh.....
Excellent, one must have a plan in life. It sounds like you've got yours.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #7
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I See Glimmers.........
'Rutes' contain cyanoglucosides that metabolise to thiocyanate which inhibits thyroid iodide transport which may lead to hypothyroidism and possibly cretinism (not sure about the visual halucinations). Slap some bacon on them neeps and you should be alright. Not sure what to do about the Welsh problem but slap some bacon on that too and I'm sure it will all work out alright eventually.

And maybe have some peas.

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Old 08-17-2012, 03:46 PM   #8
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I didn't know, but it seems to a vegetable.
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Old 08-17-2012, 04:01 PM   #9
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'Rutes' contain cyanoglucosides that metabolise to thiocyanate which inhibits thyroid iodide transport which may lead to hypothyroidism and possibly cretinism (not sure about the visual halucinations). Slap some bacon on them neeps and you should be alright. Not sure what to do about the Welsh problem but slap some bacon on that too and I'm sure it will all work out alright eventually.

And maybe have some peas.
Ah, "cretinism".........explains it all..........thanks..........
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #10
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Re: Rutabagans

Nothing to turnip your nose at.

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
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Rutebagans are the practitioners of the art Rutabag-do. Many people despise them and claim that the art is chock full of rutebunnies. Others actually take time to delve into its roots and discover that it is indeed a fine and tasty art And indeed find it most a-peeling.
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:44 PM   #12
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I didn't realize that Rutabaganism was so widespread.........It is good to be aware of such things. Lucky we have such a knowledgeable early warning system out there.....Keep your eyes out folks, they sometimes try to pass themselves off as a potatoe....
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:32 PM   #13
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Ah, "cretinism".........explains it all..........thanks..........
Sorry. I misread your original post - I thought you were one of us ... one of us .... one of us.

Seriously, bacon wrapped neeps are delectable.

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Old 08-18-2012, 12:20 AM   #14
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I think we've been marginalized....didn't hurt as much as I expected, must be rthe extra bacon......Looks like the adults all want to talk about something other than Rutabagans....Don't understand, but they are not one of us.... See you all in the patch......
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:09 AM   #15
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Ah Janet.........

Tuber or not tuber

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Ah Janet.........

Tuber or not tuber
Corm here and grab my wrist

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:14 AM   #17
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must be rthe extra bacon
Ah, the root of the issue!

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Old 08-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #18
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Re: Rutabagans

We always called them turnips. When I found out the large turnips seemed to be rutabagas I thought it made a dandy cheer, as when I was younger we heard about all sorts of cheers, some with nonsense syllables like sis boom bah.

How about rutabaga rutabaga rah rah rutabaga. It helps if you really like the taste. I read the Scots call them bashed neeps if you mash them

Somehow the four syllables, then two, then four, though not traditional for Japanese, works fine for Americans.
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Well, as a transplanted Scot, I just love my mashed turnips..........now with extra bacon......
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..........now with extra bacon......
Ahhh nice crispy bacon. And don't forget the taters precious!
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Or if you're in New Zealand... "Swedes"...
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I really do not want to seem divisive or off topic, but what is a neep ?

Should I have started a new thread?

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I really do not want to seem divisive or off topic, but what is a neep ?

Should I have started a new thread?

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Good point......I always thought a neep was a baby sheep, but I could be wrong (and no, please no threads on sheep!).........
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:50 AM   #24
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Should I have started a new thread?

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Dear Dave,
A neep is a Turnip.It usually get this title in the celebration called Burns night [named after the poet Rabbie Burns]. Neeps are usually teamed up with Tatties[potatoes]Haggis [ the chosen poison of the English classes].This delicacy is joined by a fair consumption of Whisky .The end product is a real sense of delirium wherein in a mental haze, the participants chant ancient folk songs and recite strange words of power[known a poetry].You have not lived if you have not been party to this Celtic form of Spirit worship eg Johnny Walker, Famous Grouse, Chivas Regal etc.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:41 AM   #25
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ah, childhood memories. There actually was a brand of frozen prepared turnips (mashed, I believe) named after a famous comic strip L'il Abner. Probably the producers of the product thought kids would be more likely to eat them if L'il Abner liked them. For those of my vintage, L'il Abner was not a little kid and neither was his girlfriend Daisy Mae. And his mother was famous for the "double whammy" for those who dared to challenge her authority on anything.

I read about bashed neeps in a book by would you believe Margaret Truman, the daughter of the former President. The chief character was a Scotswoman. She also mentioned haggis, which includes the lungs of a sheep. I was invited to the home of a college friend in Brooklyn and they served a delicious dish of "lights", tastily flavored with ground black pepper, I think it was.

About the Chivas, I noticed a quote from Yoshimitsu Yamada at the bottom of Mr. Watson's quote. I seem to remember Yamada Sensei drinking Chivas when he took our group to his favorite bar. This was decades ago.

I also remember a class taught by TK Lee at New York Aikikai which I was planning to attend after midday dinner in Brooklyn. I was worried that during ukemi practice I would fall through the tatami onto the floor below (the dojo is a second story loft in Chelsea) after the aforementioned lights plus sweet potato pie. It didn't happen, fortunately, but that was some dinner.

Please excuse the rambling nostalgia, but I figured the Scots would be interested in some American dishes too.
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