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February 6, 2014

So when is a knot not?

Or “NOT!”,
such as in ‘Bob & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’?

Well, or perhaps not
when I thought
and got fancy with a 'figure 8’ knot
and used it joined with a bowline taut,
tied it to a limb that was being lowered
in conjunction with gravity,
and watched, red-faced
and in the process of being actively chewed out,
as the ground men struggled to untie it.

Thus, an otherwise viable knot is NOT to be combined with another standalone knot; or else full-featured functionality will be sacrificed and it will be all for naught.