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Shibari anyone?

Personally, I find it a fascinating art form...
Kinbaku (緊縛?) means 'tight binding' Kinbaku-bi (緊縛美?) which literally means 'the beauty of tight binding'. Kinbaku (also Sokubaku, bakujojutsu, and senyojo jutsu) is a Japanese style of bondage or BDSM which involves tying up the bottom using simple yet visually intricate patterns, usually with several pieces of thin rope (often jute and generally around 6 mm in diameter, but sometimes as small as 4mm, and between 7m-8m long). In Japanese, this rope is known as 'asanawa'. The Japanese vocabulary does not make a distinction between hemp and jute. Dictionaries will usually translate the word 'asa' as hemp and 'nawa' as rope. However, this rope is not hemp rope, but jute rope: the allusion is to the use of hemp rope for restraining prisoners, as a symbol of power. In Japan very few bondage practitioners, if any, use hemp rope. Though jute and hemp may belong to the same family of fibers, and they both have good properties for holding knots and for not stretching, they do differ in looks, weight and especially in smell.
The word shibari came into common use in the West at some point in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku. Shibari (縛り?) is a Japanese word that literally means "to tie" or "to bind". It is used in Japan to describe the artful use of twine to tie objects or packages.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_bondage






He'll F*** you up...



Broccoli question...

Hi all... so, we have a broccoli plant which currently has one huge (approx 6 inches across) head in the center of it... I was told that popping that off would lead to other heads sprouting on the rest of the plant... is this right?

howdy.. I`m Opie.

or, Rick if you`re nice. I first came to DU back in `03. I`ve had periods where I posted quite regularly, and others where I went months without posting anything. Despite the occasional snark, I really don`t harbor any ill-will for anyone here. My main haunts are atheists/agnostics, mens group, GD and once in a while I`ll post music videos which nobody seems to want to hear in the lounge lol.

Elegant and funny insults....

I could read this all day... some great stuff.
http://zombie-safari.livejournal.com/7473.html

The exchange between Churchill & Lady Astor: She said, "If you were my
husband I'd give you poison," and he said, "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the
gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said
Disraeli, "on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." -
Winston Churchill

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill (to HarryTruman about Clement Atlee)

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure."
Clarence Darrow

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the
dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway).

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
- Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

Highland, Speyside, Islay or Campbeltown?

I've just recently begun getting my feet wet in the world of Single-malts. So far, I'm partial to the Speysides. Particularly Aberlour and Balvenie. Any other Scotch fans feel like weighing in?

Who doesn't love a good murder ballad?

On one of our first dates, my wife and I saw a woman do this song a capella at a local open mike...we had never heard it before, so we asked her what it was... then went and bought the CD the next day... stunningly beautiful. From one of the darkest (but most amazing) albums of the 90s.

The coolest cover song ever?

I think it just may be
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Help needed? Scam/Spam or legit?

I'm trying to sell my car on craigslist... http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/cto/2988599545.html
I've gotten a few emails today from somebody trying to get me to research insurance costs for them... just seems weird to me.. here's the text of the last email I got:
Awesome, that's perfect. My husband (redacted) is the one buying it for me. Our agreement is that he buys the car for me, if I handle the monthly policy premiums. Im sure I can afford it, but he wants me to give him a rough idea of the cost before he goes ahead and buys it.
I'm at the office, and they allow internet use to internal web sites only. Could you do a big favor for me, and go to Auto Quotes and just run a quick quote for me, so I have something to tell him? Were local, with 0 tickets or accidents. If you could just let me know how much the monthly premium is and we'll come over after work today, if that works for you.
Thanks so much!

(redacted)


which was in response to my email which stated:
Hi. I do have some flexibility with the price... It currently is financed so there is a minimum number I need to meet but my asking price does leave me some room to negotiate. If I remember correctly the odometer is reading just over 85k... most likely it has rolled over but the car went through a major overhaul in 2007 including an engine rebuild/upgrade. As far as I know there are no major issues performance or appearance wise. I have the car sitting at Titus Nissan Olympia off Carriage Drive. They weren`t able to offer me a trade in value so they are helping me with selling it. What kind of price were you thinking? Thanks for the response.


Also, the email address I sent to mail to isn't the same as the one I received?
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