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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:I've seen people use flag poi and although it looks really nice et al I can't help but think they look like Morris Dancing. That fills me with dread - the only thing in life that scares me is Morris Dancers. Does anyone else share this fear or know of a way that I can safely watch and enjoy flag poi without wanting to run away with a pseado smell of rough cider in my nostrils?

>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:http://www.rotary1080.fsnet.co.uk/bfs/bfs_2002/bfs_02_stock/14_morris_dancers.jpg
br>Morris Dancers


(for those of you know dont know what morris dancers are)

I think Morris dancers look nothing like Flag spinners.

I love flags and found that, contrary to popular belief, flags DO Hyperloop and you can do 5 beats with them. smile


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Lillie Frog


Lillie Frog

not a stranger
Location: wales

Total posts: 558
Posted:I think that mime artists are pretty scary,
All that walking ina wind and getting trapped in invisible boxes.
odd

(apologies to any mime artists out there)


Eat when you're hungry
Sleep where it's dry
No one is ever what they seem
Gabriel King - The Wild Road

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Mags The Jedi
GOLD Member since May 2004

Mags The Jedi

Fool
Location: Cornwall, UK

Total posts: 2020
Posted:Flags rock. Knackering on the arms though.

Jon, I want proof of your loopiness with flags. 5 beat, yes, loops, hmmmmm.

In Falmouth there is a team of Morris Dancers that go round the pubs performing. Heh. Then we come along with fire and they are instantly forgotten by the general public. biggrin


"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

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Skulduggery
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales

Total posts: 8428
Posted:Gelfling have you ever seen the witchmen morris dancers? Here about half way down the page on the left you can find a picture of them. They dress in all black and yellow and their dancing is rougher and ruder than any morris dancers I have ever seen. I have camped next to them at a festival once. The don't take their black boot polish off their faces even when they sleep. And they can drink anyone you care to mention under the table! Now they are men you could really have nightmares about!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Jon, by "flags" do you mean swivel flags? My flags won't even 3 beat. They twist if you do.

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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:I am the evil spawn of a morris dancer!!!! mwahahahaha devil



but i can assure you that they are pretty docile, all you need to do to ward any off is to point them in the direction of a good cask of real ale....

and rest assured there's no WAY you can do a three beat weave with morris hankies, particularly after the fifth stop on a pub tour....! beerchug



one of these men, is my dad. I'm not telling you which though biggrin



www.cardiffmorrismen.org

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Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

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

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Mayhem
BRONZE Member since Mar 2002

stick boy!
Location: Tampa, FL, USA

Total posts: 117
Posted:ubbloveAhh, i love my flags, but you have to unwind or they do start to twist, but i like them better w/o swivels, you get a better "feel" for them IMHO. Plus mine are totally UV reactive and "pop" intensely under black light, almost come alive! Bought them off of FreeForm Flags on the net. Was in a UV room at Burning Flipside and they were incredible!!! Everyone wanted to play with them, it was awesome!!

Mayhem


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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Written by: Skulduggery

The don't take their black boot polish off their faces even when they sleep.



Hello DAVE..


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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griffin


griffin

feminine tiddly pom
Location: cambs england

Total posts: 505
Posted:dont-that really scared me...makes me turn my mouth down...
bloody league


in state of metamorphosis

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Gelfling
BRONZE Member since Jul 2004

Gelfling

Watcher of 80s cartoons
Location: Chepstow & Bristol

Total posts: 665
Posted:Skul, yep I heard of the witchmen morris dancers - apparently the guy who started them is a gun collector and uncle of a guy I used to play ultimate frisbee with. They are truely freaky.

NOn - its the guy facing the camera - the bearded one with the sunnies who looks like he's on a special K come down?


>What do you think about the state of the Earth?
>I'm optimistic.
>So why do you look so sad?
>I'm not sure that my optimism is justified.

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NOn


activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac

Total posts: 1643
Posted:Written by: Gelfling

NOn - its the guy facing the camera - the bearded one with the sunnies who looks like he's on a special K come down?



incorrect I'm afraid, but good guess.... he's not actually in that first pic, but is in the ones on other pages.... you have to explore - although i know that involves delving deeper into the scary world of morris for you.... sorry, but it may help you overcome your fear of morris and hence flags....!?


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

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

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Domino
SILVER Member since May 2004

UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK

Total posts: 757
Posted:*Shudders at the thought of the Stick And Bucket Dance.*

(At least one person ought to get that...)


Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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=Flashpoint=
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

=Flashpoint=

Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...

Total posts: 2719
Posted:I got it...

one two three turn twist back two three THWACK two three......


ohmygodlaserbeamspewpewpew!
ubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmileubbrollsmile

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Ifrit
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Ifrit

The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England

Total posts: 492
Posted:Theres only a little hope bell jangling hop from scary Morris dancers o the Extra scary .... MAY-POLE DANCERS. its just the idea of a gang of little girls with lethal weapons running around at knee level. I just get this horrible image of them tripping me and then jumping on my head. I wonder what Freud would say .*looks thoughtfully into the distance

fire leads to creation

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Silvur
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

Silvur

sumthin sumin smmnm....
Location: home sweet home

Total posts: 372
Posted:kinda reminds me of the kick-ass little girl in blade... now THAT was scary.

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines

Total posts: 4437
Posted:i get scared of clowns, not regular clowns, the extreme ones, like the ones in dumbo

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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like2dance
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

Member
Location: virginia, us

Total posts: 17
Posted:kick ass girl in blade, do you mean that scrawny little annoying blonde that i was hoping would die the enitre movie biggrin biggrin

MagikMuzik

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MissyA


newbie
Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somer...

Total posts: 1
Posted:The clown form the film FX2, now that was scary!!

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