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    #46
    Originally posted by bornsceptic
    We did a couple of tai chi classes when my wife was pregnant so she could keep active. I actually kind of enjoyed it - in the guilty, secret way I enjoy drinking alcopops occasionally.

    My main problem was that there was too much memory work and without a context as to why a certain movement should be done a certain way it's a bit hard to put it together. eg. in BJJ you don't put your hand there or your elbow will get snapped - easy to remember, in tai chi you must make the shape of the crane just so. Why? Coz that's the way my master taught me. Groan.
    The chap teaching me shows the martial applications, but they're hardly tested against resisting opponents.

    I empathise with the 'guilty pleasure' aspect - given all we know about 'aliveness' (I hate this word, but it's good shorthand).

    Despite all this, I am enjoying it. But then, I've always liked kata, and this is pure kata, done slowly so you can appreciate every moment of it...
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      #47
      By the way, how did we manage to get v-cash?
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        #48
        Originally posted by DAYoung
        By the way, how did we manage to get v-cash?
        We sold MEGA JESUS-SAN for medical research.
        "Listen to Iscariot you Vicchysoise ninja-fuckers!" - kohadril
        "Are you going to rise to godhood out of the ashes of Earth? " - frumpleswift
        "I'll pray for you Iscariot." - Mas
        "Iscariot, check your pulse and report back. We need to know if you are in fact, not alive." - Lu Tzu
        "Iscariot is victorious!" - Dai Tenshi
        "More God delusions." - DAYoung
        "Iscariot, despite our obvious doctrinal differences, I salute your exquisite bastardry, and take back half of all the bad things I ever said about you." - Zendetta

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          #49
          I'm posting just to check if I have vCash.

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            #50
            Hooray! Now wtf is vCash?

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              #51
              Originally posted by Iscariot
              We sold MEGA JESUS-SAN for medical research.
              MEGA JESUS-SAN: cheaper than a monkey.
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                #52
                ....and less likely to spontaneously type Shakespeare.
                "Listen to Iscariot you Vicchysoise ninja-fuckers!" - kohadril
                "Are you going to rise to godhood out of the ashes of Earth? " - frumpleswift
                "I'll pray for you Iscariot." - Mas
                "Iscariot, check your pulse and report back. We need to know if you are in fact, not alive." - Lu Tzu
                "Iscariot is victorious!" - Dai Tenshi
                "More God delusions." - DAYoung
                "Iscariot, despite our obvious doctrinal differences, I salute your exquisite bastardry, and take back half of all the bad things I ever said about you." - Zendetta

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                  #53
                  To be or not to be, that is the question
                  Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
                  The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
                  Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
                  And by opposing end them?

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                    #54
                    Originally posted by MEGA JESUS-SAN
                    To be or not to be, that is the question
                    Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
                    The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
                    Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
                    And by opposing end them?
                    Spamlet.
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                      #55
                      ^
                      ||
                      Monkey.

                      <= Organ Grinder.
                      "Listen to Iscariot you Vicchysoise ninja-fuckers!" - kohadril
                      "Are you going to rise to godhood out of the ashes of Earth? " - frumpleswift
                      "I'll pray for you Iscariot." - Mas
                      "Iscariot, check your pulse and report back. We need to know if you are in fact, not alive." - Lu Tzu
                      "Iscariot is victorious!" - Dai Tenshi
                      "More God delusions." - DAYoung
                      "Iscariot, despite our obvious doctrinal differences, I salute your exquisite bastardry, and take back half of all the bad things I ever said about you." - Zendetta

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                        #56
                        DAYoung ruins my visual pun.

                        Thanks for that.
                        "Listen to Iscariot you Vicchysoise ninja-fuckers!" - kohadril
                        "Are you going to rise to godhood out of the ashes of Earth? " - frumpleswift
                        "I'll pray for you Iscariot." - Mas
                        "Iscariot, check your pulse and report back. We need to know if you are in fact, not alive." - Lu Tzu
                        "Iscariot is victorious!" - Dai Tenshi
                        "More God delusions." - DAYoung
                        "Iscariot, despite our obvious doctrinal differences, I salute your exquisite bastardry, and take back half of all the bad things I ever said about you." - Zendetta

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                          #57
                          Originally posted by Iscariot
                          DAYoung ruins my visual pun.

                          Thanks for that.
                          You live next to Vesuvius, you get burned...*


































                          *No, I don't know why I posted this Nietzsche reference. Just run with it.
                          Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness
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                            #58
                            And run with it we will.

                            Although stupidly into that Abyss that we keep peering into.

                            We die.

                            Thanks DA, you killed everyone and ruined my visual gag.

                            Nice to know that Tai Chi's working out for you....
                            "Listen to Iscariot you Vicchysoise ninja-fuckers!" - kohadril
                            "Are you going to rise to godhood out of the ashes of Earth? " - frumpleswift
                            "I'll pray for you Iscariot." - Mas
                            "Iscariot, check your pulse and report back. We need to know if you are in fact, not alive." - Lu Tzu
                            "Iscariot is victorious!" - Dai Tenshi
                            "More God delusions." - DAYoung
                            "Iscariot, despite our obvious doctrinal differences, I salute your exquisite bastardry, and take back half of all the bad things I ever said about you." - Zendetta

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                              #59
                              Originally posted by Iscariot
                              And run with it we will.

                              Although stupidly into that Abyss that we keep peering into.

                              We die.

                              Thanks DA, you killed everyone and ruined my visual gag.

                              Nice to know that Tai Chi's working out for you....
                              You don't have to spread some reputation around before giving it to Iscariot.
                              Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness
                              click here to order on Amazon

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                                #60
                                And they say Tai Chi isn't teh d34dly!
                                "Listen to Iscariot you Vicchysoise ninja-fuckers!" - kohadril
                                "Are you going to rise to godhood out of the ashes of Earth? " - frumpleswift
                                "I'll pray for you Iscariot." - Mas
                                "Iscariot, check your pulse and report back. We need to know if you are in fact, not alive." - Lu Tzu
                                "Iscariot is victorious!" - Dai Tenshi
                                "More God delusions." - DAYoung
                                "Iscariot, despite our obvious doctrinal differences, I salute your exquisite bastardry, and take back half of all the bad things I ever said about you." - Zendetta

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