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Doc Lightning
Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Member Since: 28th May 2001
Total posts: 13920
Posted:Ok, it had to be done, so I am doing it.


*You have set fire to your clothes more than three times in your life.

*(Men only) you have hit yourself hard in the nads at least five times in one day.

*You are no longer bothered by the puzzled look on the cashier's face as she rings you up for three cans of white gas and a pack of bic lighters.

*You always have a lighter on you, even though you don't smoke.

*Your idea of a good time is to spend a night making strangers stop and stare at you.

Any others?

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

the screeming flaming dude
Yes, as a matter of fact, i do use fire poi. Why do you ask?
Location: inside your head
Member Since: 10th Apr 2004
Total posts: 104
Custom Bug: Your Mom finds your collection of chains and you have a viable excuse avoiding embarrassment



Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

Tao Star
Tao Star

Location: Bristol
Member Since: 30th May 2003
Total posts: 1662
Posted:you are on fire and

a. you haven't noticed
b. you don't think it's at all odd

I had a dream that my friend had a
strong-bad pop up book,
it was the book of my dreams.


Carpal \'Tunnel

Member Since: 17th Apr 2002
Total posts: 15414
you've tried tying your fire poi to your helmet, and using that for a light at night



are you sure we are talking about the same helmets?


Self-Flagellation Expert
Location: Bogged at CG
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 3415
Posted:umm, i assume so. a bike helmet, that is worn on the head.

"beg beg grovel beg grovel"

"There was an arse there, i couldn't help myself"


All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:yes i was serious biggrin


*you catch your hair on fire and don't care anymore
*you wake up from only 3 hours of sleep after a rave, during which you spun poi the entire time, and decide to practice while everyone else is alseep cause you can't fall back asleep
*you consider leaving your career (of which you've spent years and loads of money on) to try and spin full-time

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.



Christian Death Metal Anyone?
Location: Ipswich, Queensland
Member Since: 16th Apr 2004
Total posts: 313
Posted:Your hairdresser gets stunned at the burnt ends of your hair.

Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.

If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?
-- Steven Wright

Your Face!
Location: el paso, tx
Member Since: 15th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1173
Posted:You find the smell of burnt hair and kero a turn on!

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
-Albert Einstein-

Peanut butter... It fills the cracks of the soul! -Paul Blart-

Mint Sauce
Location: Lancs England
Member Since: 7th Sep 2003
Total posts: 1453
Posted:Im loving this thred i wand a compiled list just to show my friends im not the only one who thinks this kinde of behavior is normal ubbloco ubbloco ubbloco

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


Member Since: 1st Aug 2004
Total posts: 1
Posted:LOL iv been lurking for a bit now but this is first post that has made me reply LOL


Location: manchester
Member Since: 31st May 2003
Total posts: 45
Posted:Written by: Tao Star

you are on fire and

a. you haven't noticed
b. you don't think it's at all odd

ha ha ha, my freinds are used to this fact now, they just casualy say "oh nat, your on fire" and carry on with what there doing! biggrin ubbloco

*******all the children are insane*******

Mags The Jedi
Mags The Jedi

Location: Cornwall, UK
Member Since: 30th May 2004
Total posts: 2020
Posted:1) All the trousers you own have burn marks.

2) You have a variety of nifty looking scars on your arms

3) You can't see small dogs on leads without considering "Dog poi"

4) Scaffolding on buildings just gives you ideas.

5) All the police officers in a town know you by name - or at least "You're that kid who plays with fire."


"I believe the cost of life is Death and we will all pay that in full. Everything else should be a gift. We paid the cover charge of life, we were born."

Bill Hicks, February 1988


master of disaster
Location: New York
Member Since: 8th Mar 2004
Total posts: 3354
Posted:you've considered cat poi....all the way up to finding a chicken wire replica of a cat and thinking....mmm wire wool cat poi.....

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

Flying high!
Location: At the beach.
Member Since: 5th Jul 2004
Total posts: 245
Posted:Written by: Mags The Jedi

3) You can't see small dogs on leads without considering "Dog poi"

lolsign I think you could be onto something there. biggrin

If everything seems under control, your not going fast enough!

It's not the size of the wave, it's the length of the ride!


Beach bum

Member Since: 21st Jun 2004
Total posts: 162
Posted:You don't feel too strangely about walking through a mall carrying 10 liters of fuel....

Or you don't think there's anything unusual anymore about the smell of kero on clothes and stuff.

There's always a small fire extinguisher in your bag...

Every time you see fire-fighters, you think about how you can wangle a bit of old fire hose to make wicks from.


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
-Franklin P. Jones


sleeping with angels
Location: anaheim CA usa
Member Since: 16th Jun 2004
Total posts: 508
Posted:if you have ever let your non fire friend try your stuff then laughed your head off as they try to put them self out

if you can rember the a story for every burn scare on your body



overlord and maggot king
Location: heathmont, victoria, australia
Member Since: 8th Aug 2004
Total posts: 171
Posted:youve received 2nd and 3rd degree burns in science thru a bunsen burner accident, then used your scorched school shirt to twirl with

welcome back to kermits mad land.

wont you join my teaparty.


official hop cutie
Location: Uk, Essex, Clacton
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2005
Total posts: 272
Posted:youve got out ur poi out and started spinning in the airport terminal
i actuallly did this weavesmiley

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry pratchett


Location: Oxfordshire
Member Since: 31st May 2006
Total posts: 1237
Posted:I'd never thought of dog poi before, but then saw a woman with some dog toy on the end of a rope, her little terrier grabbed onto the toy, and she swing the little fella round and round, every time he got of he chased her round wanting to play again, he loved it smile

Blinded by Hyperlights, please donate generously grin


official hop cutie
Location: Uk, Essex, Clacton
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2005
Total posts: 272
Posted:You dream of spinning and wake up and find theres a pair of poi in ur hands

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry pratchett



Member Since: 16th Nov 2006
Total posts: 13
Posted:you piss your friends off because all you can talk about on a night out is getting home to spin poi some more...


Location: Derby UK
Member Since: 23rd Dec 2005
Total posts: 80
Posted:You get a load of random people in a club come up to you asking you to teach them/tell you your really good, but you can only do a few things (3 beat, 3 beat behind the head, butterfly, buzz saw, and a couple of arm wraps and turns).

You convert a load of friends to poi (including the DJ at the student night at a Heavy Metal Club)

Your the reason the police pay a visit to said DJ's party

When you have spent over an hour on this thread instead of woking on an assignment - oops

I am a sig virus place me in you sig so that i can continue to replicate

Rgds Drofkcah


hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:You use up all your holiday time at work to go visit other spinners around the country.

Your non-spinny friends start complaining they never see you anymore...

You gaffer-tape the lampshade to the ceiling...

You unscrew the lightbulb because the gaffertape peels off because it's too heavy with the lightbulb in...

You realise your bank account is drained far quicker than in your pre-spinning days...

You pick your new music due to its suitability for spinning.

You start downloading music you've heard used in spinning videos.

You revisit old songs you've not listened to for a long time due to its suitability for spinning.

You have to ask the bouncers at a nightclub in advance if you can take your staffs into the nightclub because you are jumping on a train/bus to visit other spinners across the country after you leave the club.

You dance you unconsciously start dancing with your arms in poi/doubles positions.

You use your shoes when you are caught short without poi...

You no longer enjoy dancing because you'd prefer to spin.

You start hating a nightclub because they've banned poi.

SNES no longer means 'Super Nintendo Entertainment System'

You start scounting round for indoor practice space. Even to the point of hiring out a dancestudio/dojo because it's too bloody wet/freezing outside and not enough room inside...

You start visiting DIY Stores and buying power tools even if you've never had any interest in home furnishings or have even put up a shelf in your life...

You look at fairground rides and say 'That's an antispin ride'

You start 'isolating' EVERYTHING you get your hands on... Including parts of other people's anatomy.

You know what 'ping/pong' is even if you don't partake in the green...

You start hankering for the green after you've given up because you realise you spin better whilst on it...

You're a redblooded heterosexual male who will think nothing of downloading and gawping at videos of sweaty topless men...

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



Member Since: 3rd Jun 2006
Total posts: 117
Posted:You purchase a vheicle bassed only on weather your staffs will fit in the trunk.

Your friends consider you a bigger pyromaniac than the kid who set a pic n save on fire, and the one who burns his yard once a year. ( and I am)

The aformentioned kids call you crazy.

You quit spinning glowsticks because poi are eaiser.

Your friends smell any container of clear liquid found in your room before drinking from it.

you've been on fire so many times it's lost it's shock value ubbcrying

You've been challenged to a staff fight by a friend only to have him drop the staff at your feet when he realises you not tnly now what your doing but are good at it.

Too many secerets are locked in side your minds, but your all equal in life, equal in love. your all building castels in the sky dreaming of a better world.


Location: Chicago, Il.
Member Since: 9th Nov 2006
Total posts: 18
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning

I came up with one more:

*You are easily distracted by any quickly moving bright, shiny, or blinky thing.

LOL, seriously wiping tears out of my eye's. redface

Head in hands so much to learn...


geek, level 1
Location: everywhere
Member Since: 15th Dec 2002
Total posts: 5300
Posted: Written by: Dunc

You know what chemical a coloured flame burns from

please! haven't you SEEN the hop help board?

Holistic Spinner (I hope)


old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 716
Posted:You install a mirror wall in your front room and clear out all the furniture for practice space.

You buy a tv licence then never use it because spinning is better than the crap they put on these days (hmmm that makes me sound a lot older than i really am)

"Don't do it naked!"


Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.
Member Since: 20th May 2003
Total posts: 5276
Posted:You consider a new flat 'good' if it has:

1) other spinners in it
2) a room dedicated to practise / juggling
3) it's close to parks / juggling clubs.

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.


My flabber is gasted
Location: waaaay south of heaven
Member Since: 27th Apr 2006
Total posts: 737
Posted:you start looking at christmas decorations for their spinning suitability rather than any aesthetic appeal

Chaos is the natural state of the universe

Some days I'm the pigeon, some days I'm the statue.

honourary militant margerine ninJAH

If it wasn't for displacement activity I wouldn't get half as much done


Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2001
Total posts: 5687
Posted:You're very likely to be fired from work for internet abuse for spending any and all your time at work looking at HoP, Spherculism and any other spinny sites you frequent...

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude


Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:People tell you your car / van stinks of fuel, but you dont really notice it biggrin


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."

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