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Old 10-18-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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who would be better?

I was watching a show on public television a few days ago, and it made me wonder - - who would have been "better" at Aikido - Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly?

In younger days, I would have said Kelly, for his athleticism, but thinking about Astaire's grace, and ability to follow his partner (maybe the question should really be Astaire vs. Kelly vs. Ginger Rogers!), I am not so sure I know the answer - - Who would you rather have had as a teacher? (I think Astaire without a doubt)
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Old 10-18-2004, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: who would be better?

Intelligent people recognize that the only answer to this question is John Kerry.

Say goodbye to this thread!
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:07 PM   #3
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Re: who would be better?

Quote:
henry brown wrote:
(maybe the question should really be Astaire vs. Kelly vs. Ginger Rogers!)
Is Ginger often quoted as having said:
"Every step that Fred danced, I did backwards wearing high heels."
Her ukemi certainly would've been better than Fred's.
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Old 10-18-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: who would be better?

ed norton had better ki
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Old 10-18-2004, 07:14 PM   #5
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Re: who would be better?

John Belushi had more hara
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Old 10-18-2004, 10:09 PM   #6
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Re: who would be better?

John Travolta has more presence.

"Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity"
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Old 10-19-2004, 01:16 AM   #7
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Re: who would be better?

Sean Connery is actually a yudansha in aikido (ni-dan last time I heard about him).... and his precense beats Travlotas by far...

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Old 10-19-2004, 01:29 AM   #8
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Re: who would be better?

Nobody can blend like Spongebob Squarepants...

Sapienta Arma Dedit
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:16 AM   #9
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Re: who would be better?

What about earthworm Jim?
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Old 10-19-2004, 06:28 AM   #10
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Re: who would be better?

Lol! You guys crack me up!

But its BananaMan all the way!!

Thanks,
Rob

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Old 10-19-2004, 07:08 AM   #11
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Re: who would be better?

Nah, Superted would open up a CRATE of whoppass on your candy-ass!!

Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 10-19-2004, 04:07 PM   #12
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Re: who would be better?

Get out of here, all of you. If cartoon superheroes are the way its going to be, there's absolutely no question about it, it has to be Dangermouse.
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Old 10-19-2004, 09:40 PM   #13
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Re: who would be better?

Am I the only one but does the idea of being Pee Wee Herman's uke give you the creeps?
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