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on saturday afternoon i saw an arty program on bbc 2 and it was imagery describing the planets (you know the classical music pieces) and they showed footage from burning man and lots of happy spinners

well it made me happy four five minutes anyway.................. didn't spot eva either frown

oliSILVER Member
not with cactus
2,052 posts
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devon, United Kingdom


Posted:
i saw some poi on tv yesterday, on itv, an advert for a program about reliving the sumers of love in the sixtys or something, there was a brief shot of a guy spinning some poi with tails.

ubblove

didnt see the poi you saw though

Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no


_Aime_SILVER Member
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Location: Hastings, United Kingdom


Posted:
Toplaoder video for 'dancing in the moonlight' has a guy spinning a staff in it for like 5 seconds smile

ASTRO FAERIEBRONZE Member
ummmmmmm.............
724 posts
Location: Rotherham, UK


Posted:
Apparently theres fire poi in 'Boys of Summer' by DJ Sammy, but ive watched it loads and never seen any. ubbcrying

Only when the last tree has died
and the last river has been poisoned
and the last fish has been caught
will we realise that we
cannot eat money.

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TrillianBRONZE Member
Llamas are larger than frogs.
319 posts
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Posted:
I thought I saw someone spinning poi on a commercial for this talent show "Steve Harvey's Big Time" Didn't watch it, though, so I don't know for sure.
weavesmiley

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."


OzE_QTBRONZE Member
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Location: Mid North Coast, NSW, Australia


Posted:
One of the shaolin monks was doing poi on Rove Live (Australia) back on the 9th March.
Rove Photos
He was SO fast and was doing one handed butterfly standing on one leg with his other leg sticking straight up in the air! I was impressed smile

Keep Smiling smile

BamBamPooh-Bah
1,810 posts
Location: London


Posted:
I think you'll find the toploader staff dancin guy is none other than our talented Mr Knoxious wave

Bammy
ubbrollsmile

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TrillianBRONZE Member
Llamas are larger than frogs.
319 posts
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA


Posted:
Just wanted to dig this thread out because I watched Aladdin this weekend, and it had firebreathing, sword swallowing, juggling, contact juggling, fire staff, and fire eating in it! juggleAlso saw Labrynth, which has contact juggling in it. Man...I really want to learn it now!

"I know a good deal more than a boiled carrot."
"Fire!" "Where?" "Nowhere, I was just illustrating the misuse of free speech."


LyraSILVER Member
spiny norman
314 posts
Location: Cincinnati,damn it, USA


Posted:
the shaolin monks are awsome, though they are kinda being exploited, did anyone see an add for the movie Shaolin Soccer?, sad that, its interesting that he was doing poi, since i know they do rope dart and all, i think it would be awsome to create a sort of shaolin nuns sort of thing, you know, shaolin for the girls(head shaving optional) anybody with me?, come to think of it i guess that would be exploiting them too, >>>>luv

if you think that our kiss was all in the lips, come on you got it all wrong man, and if you think that our dance was all in the hips then, oh well, do the twist -The White Stripes


RosscoOfficial HoP hobbity potato monster!
434 posts
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire


Posted:
I went to see Van Helsing last night and guess what?.....Theres poi in it! Does anyone know of any vampires that spin regularly? in fact not just spin but do trapeze and ribbons as well.
Now that ive seen at least 8 people spinning in a hollywood blockbuster, does this mean that poi is mainstream? or does it just make vampire films even cooler? weavesmiley

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FrodoBRONZE Member
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Location: In a van, United Kingdom


Posted:
underworld....

i think he does poi actions with the wips!! before he dies, so theres another vamp that does poi!!

go rock vamps!

passing through, this world still lives.


duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
at the end of Mission Impossible 2 when Tom Cruise is meeting his chick in the park there's a guy firjuggling and i'm pretty sure i remember seeing either staff or poi as well...

...also on some home decorating tv show this morning a womn went into a juggling shop to learn how to juggle and they filmed some poi hanging on the wall. i'm not sure that counts though! ubbrollsmile

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


_VT_SILVER Member
Your Face!
1,173 posts
Location: el paso, tx, USA


Posted:
yea, i saw van helsing too! not only does it have all those other lovely thing's but also fire breatheing

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FrodoBRONZE Member
old hand
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Location: In a van, United Kingdom


Posted:
on both accounts... i agree

she was off that show... ummm dirty house invaders or somthing... they had a trout faced woman hovering a setee!!!

where is that shop?

passing through, this world still lives.


RosscoOfficial HoP hobbity potato monster!
434 posts
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire


Posted:
Frodo, you are absolutely right. i forgot about that. does this mean that poi has been pigeonholed into the vampyr genre, because thinking about it i'm sure i saw buffy pull off some poi moves with a brick in a bag once. hmmmmm confused

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Remeber kids.... Its all fun and games until someone loses a bol**ck! biggrin


UCOFSILVER Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
Quote:


they had a trout faced woman hovering a setee!!!

where is that shop?




Forget the shop!! where's the woman who looks like a trout???

eek

FrodoBRONZE Member
old hand
1,092 posts
Location: In a van, United Kingdom


Posted:
well my defonition of trout is clear...

wouldnt you have said that she is a trout... she was hardly attractive!

oh hahah...

ive just got that ucof... i am a muppet! there u go, u heard it here first!!

So... where is the shop?

passing through, this world still lives.


UCOFSILVER Member
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Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
I suggest you ring up the BBC telephone switch board. They should know where it was. They do work for the BBC after all.

rolleyes

duballstarSILVER Member
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2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
i've got no idea cos i think we switched over to Trisha when the Trout Woman started shampooing the couch. maybe you can buy TroutFace Dolls in the juggling shop? umm

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


DuncGOLD Member
playing the days away
7,263 posts
Location: The Middle lands, United Kingdom


Posted:
TRISHA!!

Kiss mai teeth Boorgle boorgle the baby is the morst impwartant!! ubbrollsmile

Let's relight this forum ubblove


RosscoOfficial HoP hobbity potato monster!
434 posts
Location: Cardiff, The Diffshire


Posted:
dont forget the ickle baby! bumblesquat!

say it a ickle bit louder, make you feel a ickle bit happier!

sh*t i havnt got any peas! biggrin

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duballstarSILVER Member
slack rating - 9.5
2,216 posts
Location: Suburbiton, Yoo-Kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
ok. trout face woman is called Stephanie and the programme is called Houses Behaving Badly. today they're harrasing some family in Orpington. maybe if someone could look in a TV guide for tues we could find out where the juggling shop was.... ubbidea

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett


CantusSILVER Member
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Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
*bumpity bump*

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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Location: Preston, United Kingdom


Posted:
What? Ive got Van Helsing on dvd and I saw no poi, wich one are they talking about?

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mausBRONZE Member
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4,191 posts
Location: Sihanoukville, cambodia


Posted:
yay! they had fire poi and staff on that tsunami programme on bbc last night!
was a really sad programme but was real good to see all these people that had had their lives wrecked just getting on with it and making the best of a bad situation!
massive party,fire spinning and general festivities-a really nice end to a highly emotive programme!

well done bbc! biggrin

NOnactivist for HoPper liberation.
1,643 posts
Location: ffidrac


Posted:
i think we should rename this thread poi spotting, then start another subculture of poi spotters, who can also specialise into vampyr poi spotting if they so wish, or poi spotting from trains which combines two popular spotting hobbies....

....or something....

umm

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if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.


SpannerBRONZE Member
remembers when it was all fields round here
2,790 posts
Location: in the works... somewhere..., United Kingdom


Posted:
Poi Alert UK:

Written by: ITV.com


Poor Little Rich Girls

Julia Cunningham and Suzy Money

22:00 - 22:30 Thursday, 9 March

A spoilt girl who lives in a large country house swaps lives with a hippie activist, who works in a charity shop to pay the rent. She shocks her flatmates by admitting she approves of hunting, and attempts to help them make money by organising a busking session. Meanwhile, her counterpart experiences a polo match, a night at a London club and a posh dinner party. Continues after the news




Poi seen in advertisement smile

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you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"


alien_oddityCarpal \'Tunnel
7,193 posts
Location: in the trees


Posted:
frown i always miss poi on telly.......i mut make a point of watching that program spanner

Neon_ShaolinGOLD Member
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6,120 posts
Location: Behind you. With Jam


Posted:
There is a scene in 'Batman Forver' where Alfred bumps into Robin in the laundry room offers to sort his clothes out for him but Robin refuses then proceeds to dry his clothes using an assortment of martial arts moves INCLUDING a 3-BEAT WEAVE for a couple of seconds.

There's also some nice doubles firestaff moves in 'Lilo & Stitch'. Stitch has four hands..... smile

"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock


Gayle......!SILVER Member
Pooh-Bah
2,444 posts
Location: Bristol !!!!!!, United Kingdom


Posted:
Sharwoods Indian and Chinese food advert has a bit of staff in it...

Gayle.....!


LostSurferSILVER Member
I'd be in trouble if I had to eat an antelope now
278 posts
Location: The Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom


Posted:
There was some poi and staff on Wish You Were Here(or it could've been Holiday 2006, i forget) the other week when they did a feature on Whistler in Canada, of some good fire spinning in the snow smile

"Everything in moderation. Even moderation itself. From this it follows that you must, from time to time, have excess. And this is going to be one of those occasions"


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