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  • slamdunc
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    Originally posted by Permalost View Post
    Personally, I refuse to believe that so many techniques I've learned are correctly called "You do this way".
    Mine were always "Dat not right".

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  • Styygens
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    Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    So this week our state fair is in full swing and while checking out a list of the attractions I noticed some people called team rock had a MA demo area set up. So I stopped by to check it out. What I noticed first was that they apparently are one of those break bricks for god type setups. That alone made me want to vomit. But what really stood out was their "souvenir" stand. They are selling katanas, throwing stars, and nunchucks. Yes that's right they are arming drunk fair goers, wtf?? So there's my question does this seem like a good idea?? To sell sharp pointy weapons at a state fair full of beer tents??
    I got two words for you:

    Rennaissance Faire

    They sell all that and more to drunk faire-goers who've also just seen stage combat acts and have saucy looking wenches in bodices hanging around to impress.



    That's a terrible combination. And yet almost everyone leaves with the same number of eyes and digits they came with.

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  • slamdunc
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    Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Pronunciation matters in the martial arts.
    Is it phonetically pro-nounce-ee-aay-shun or pro-nunc-ee-aay-shun?

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  • Mr. Machette
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    Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Pronunciation matters in the martial arts. Especially when referring to "Chinese stars" and "nunchucks".

    And shuriken and nunchaku should be properly italicized as well...
    You missunderstand. I am well aware that the proper terms are shuriken and nunchaku.

    However, we're talking about the shank stand at the open air market. Those pot metal wall hangers are about as authentic as the names I gave them.

    Yadidiahmean?

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  • Permalost
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    Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Pronunciation matters in the martial arts.
    Or so says some old Asian guys who hears his American students butcher the language.

    Somehow, this doesn't work the other way around though, because to some, butchered English and a heavy accent is actually the mark of a genu-wine Oriental master.

    Personally, I refuse to believe that so many techniques I've learned are correctly called "You do this way".

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  • W. Rabbit
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    Originally posted by Permalost View Post
    Complaining about calling them "nunchucks"? Were you the kid that insisted "NO! It's pronounced KARA tay! Don't MAKE me kick your ass- I've got a yellow belt!"
    Pronunciation matters in the martial arts. Especially when referring to "Chinese stars" and "nunchucks".

    And shuriken and nunchaku should be properly italicized as well...

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  • dflanmod
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    Wait, was this a pronuskiation thing?

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  • Permalost
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    Complaining about calling them "nunchucks"? Were you the kid that insisted "NO! It's pronounced KARA tay! Don't MAKE me kick your ass- I've got a yellow belt!"

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  • W. Rabbit
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    Originally posted by dflanmod View Post
    Nuns throw shit. Get the fuck over it.

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  • dflanmod
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    Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    Nuns throw shit. Get the fuck over it.

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  • W. Rabbit
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    Originally posted by Mr. Machette View Post
    nun-chucks
    Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    nunchucks

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  • Permalost
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    Originally posted by dflanmod View Post
    Which swap meets have you been going too.
    The one out in spring valley will sell you slutty looking clothes, overpriced socks, 18 year old bikes.
    Si mon, I've been there once- I think I bought a Pakistani folding bowie knife and a grilled corn wrapped in foil. I mostly go to the one by the sports arena. My gf lives by the Santee one though. They seem to have a lot of bizarrely specific trade tools where you have to ask what they are, and 70s marlin fishing equipment that couldn't possibly be used anywhere near by. Oh, and trailer hitches.
    There's always a Fair circuit throw back that's 5 years or so behind the times, like the guy doing a demo for quick n brite or the slap chop.
    That's the saddest thing I've ever heard.
    I almost forgot about the two 45 year old guys trying to sell DJ services. Best part is they are apparently using the same equipment that they started with 25 years ago. How much DJ'ing do you need for crappy mariachi music anyways???
    I've never been to a wedding that didn't have this kind of DJ. Hey, they might even have an Oingo Boingo album.

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  • dflanmod
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    Originally posted by Permalost View Post
    We have swap meets instead of flea markets here, but its basically the same thing- a place for weird teenagers get shitty swords for their trenchcoats. Also a good place to find cheap sunglasses, questionable scuba gear, Sega Genesis games, broken wood-trimmed speakers, musical instruments caked with lost ambitions, or a lava lamp that's missing the base.
    Which swap meets have you been going too.
    The one out in spring valley will sell you slutty looking clothes, overpriced socks, 18 year old bikes. There's always a Fair circuit throw back that's 5 years or so behind the times, like the guy doing a demo for quick n brite or the slap chop. And we can't forget the 8 different boothes selling avacados. My persoanl favorit are the second hand spunk stained mattresses.

    I almost forgot about the two 45 year old guys trying to sell DJ services. Best part is they are apparently using the same equipment that they started with 25 years ago. How much DJ'ing do you need for crappy mariachi music anyways???

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  • Bneterasedmynam
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    Originally posted by slamdunc View Post
    Here, you have to factor in the proximity to: a) The Beer Tent & b) 300 drunken rednecks shouting witty things like "hey, watch this" and "if that cop keeps staring at me, I'm gonna kick his ass".
    They may be walking off their hangovers at the flea market, but this is where the hangovers are created. It is actually pretty entertaining except for the Saturday that I take my family there. I went to the Daytona Beach Flea Market this year; it was enjoyable. They sold the same things, but it was senior citizens and tourists instead of drunks and thugs.

    You forgot about the tapout douches, the carnies, and the highschool bastards.

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  • Mr. Machette
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    Originally posted by slamdunc View Post
    Here, you have to factor in the proximity to: a) The Beer Tent & b) 300 drunken rednecks shouting witty things like "hey, watch this" and "if that cop keeps staring at me, I'm gonna kick his ass".
    Ghah! That IS different.

    Yeah, I see what you mean about introducing nun-chucks and ninja throwing stars to that brew. I understood as soon as I read "Hey watch this". It's like "BONZAI" for red necks.

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