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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA

Total posts: 342
Posted:dude, is that "real" fire?

so, i get that question a lot, along with:

can I touch the fire?
that's not dangerous. Its cold fire.
that stuff burns at a low temperature, right?
its all a trick.
you can't burn yourself with that.

ect...

so, other than the "here, feel them" response, what are some witty showman responses to this

i know there are two resonses:

No, its the canned kind.
and
No, we ran out of the hot fire, the cold stuffs all we have left.

that were posted on the poi insult thread, but all you smart cookies must have more.

list any you've got here


Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted:why not simply use the other thread seeing as that is what is already happening, and it seems the most logical place too.

umm


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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA

Total posts: 342
Posted:but it doesn't fit the topic of that thread, as it is not an insult to spinners, just ignorance

Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield, United Kingdom

Total posts: 3252
Posted:Written by: Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

dude, is that "real" fire?
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No.... it's orange tissue paper wink


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:I got asked "How do you do that?"

ummmm

surely practice is the only possible answer to that? umm


AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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The Real Fryed Fish


God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion

Total posts: 1489
Posted:ubblol flame i hate that one........and yes the only reponse IS practice..........or if its a young kid asking and his/her mother is near by, i tell i take alot of mind altering drugs, xtc, lsd, stuff like that, and it really opened up my mind, so know i spin fire to give praise to my lord satan...........normaly they wont ask stupid questions after that wink

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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Alfred
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Alfred

Altyd Brandend
Location: Orange County, California, US...

Total posts: 149
Posted:Q:Dude How do you do that?!

A:Very well Thank you *insert arogant smirk*



Q:Is that cold fire?

A:Oh no!He found the glitch in the Matrix!Quik give me an exit!!!!*while franticly looking around for a phonebooth*



ps.

I wouldnt do the "here feel them" response,coz if someone is dumb enuf to ask it they might touch and burn.And where i am living people will sue.

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Spinning makes my world go round

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nearly_all_gone
SILVER Member since Aug 2004

nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1626
Posted:Written by: Alfred

Q:Is that cold fire?
A:Oh no!He found the glitch in the Matrix!


ubblol

Are those real chains?
No, I'm spinning fire with plastic ones.

What's that stuff in the Parrafin bottle?
Jesus Juice.

And, for a Butterfly:
How do you swap them over so quickly without dropping them?

ubblol People are great


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

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:There really are some smart peeps out there just waiting to pounce their intelligent questions on you [insert some sort of sarcastic gremlin]

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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grasshoppah
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

grasshoppah

HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA

Total posts: 425
Posted:i just tell people that the fire is real, but i dont get burned because i am a robot.

Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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_Aime_
SILVER Member since Jan 2004

_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings, United Kingdom

Total posts: 4172
Posted:I was watchinf some video footage of me spinning fire the otehr day, asnd only picked it up then, but tehres one of my friends going ' are they hot? they definatly look hot....'
if i'd heard it there and then i prolly would have pissed myself laughing ubblol


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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:Since when does metal not burn?

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

master of disaster
Location: New York, USA

Total posts: 3354
Posted:Written by: Fryed Fish


ubblol flame i hate that one........and yes the only reponse IS practice..........or if its a young kid asking and his/her mother is near by, i tell i take alot of mind altering drugs, xtc, lsd, stuff like that, and it really opened up my mind, so know i spin fire to give praise to my lord satan...........normaly they wont ask stupid questions after that wink





I actually got asked that as I was in the restroom of the place i had just performed at...I had just gotten off some of the face paint and was leaving, and was like...ummm...practice..its how you get good at anything. But the location was like.... umm





I've also found that when we put up cones as a perimeter to keep people away from the fire, adults, who you'd think would be smart enough, as well as children simply walk behind us, as if they won't get burnned if there's an accident or we don't know they're there, and move into them.

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

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grasshoppah
BRONZE Member since Nov 2003

grasshoppah

HoP is teh suxor.
Location: Tampa, Florida, USA

Total posts: 425
Posted:i never said metal doesnt burn.
i said that i dont get burned because i am a robot.

get your facts straight.


Once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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The Real Fryed Fish


God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion

Total posts: 1489
Posted:hes a special robot from a planet far far away, his "metal" body is made of a metal not know to us, and does not retain heat......i mean come on how else wold leave and re-enter our atmosphere..........its common sense

You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13921
Posted:"No, it's Diet fire."

"No, it's not hot! Here..." offering torch to idiot in question "wanna feel?"

"FIRE!?!?! WHAT FIRE?!?!"

But I think the best response to that question is simply to smirk at them until it hits home.


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:Written by: Fryed Fish

hes a special robot from a planet far far away, his "metal" body is made of a metal not know to us, and does not retain heat......i mean come on how else wold leave and re-enter our atmosphere..........its common sense



oh.....right.....silly me.....sorry.


AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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PyroWill
GOLD Member since Aug 2004

PyroWill

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

Total posts: 4437
Posted:No one has ever asked me is that real fire, guess people are cleverer near me

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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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:Maybe they just think they're clever and assumed for themselves it isn't?

AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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loki.c1687
SILVER Member since Jul 2004

loki.c1687

addict
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom

Total posts: 546
Posted:So im not the only one who users "i cant belive its not fire"....wow
mike.c


Rules and responsibities:
These are the ties that bind us.
We do what we do,because of who we are.
If we did otherwise,we would not be ourselves.
I will do what i have to do
And i will do what i must..

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Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)


Singed Piper (formerly Mark1)

resident bagpiper
Location: Vermont, USA

Total posts: 342
Posted:how about

"no, i'm using a greenscreen"
or
"I accidentally touched one the other day, they had to treat me for frostbite"
or
"no, it all depends on HOW you light the parafin"


Q:What's the difference between the Great Highland Bagpipes and the Northumbrian Pipes?
A:The Great Highland Pipes burn longer.

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darkpoet
BRONZE Member since May 2003

darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish, USA

Total posts: 525
Posted:yeah stupid people annoy us constantly



on my list of the dumbest things EVER

We were asked:

is that water your blowing?



are yall using mouthwash?



so to be professional...we said

Does water burn?

and



Listerine is NOT that bad.....


Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Puresock


Puresock

addict
Location: Oxford, UK

Total posts: 406
Posted:Written by: ...Lightning...

"FIRE!?!?! WHAT FIRE?!?!"



This is my favourite so far biggrin You should shout this and then drop everything and run off screaming...

I really can't believe this is auch a widely spread thing...


"Take that, math!"

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Rada
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

newbie
Location: New Haven, CT, USA

Total posts: 42
Posted:
Non-Https Image Link


Bring me some marshmellows.


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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There, United Kingdom

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Written by: Puresock

Written by: ...Lightning...

"FIRE!?!?! WHAT FIRE?!?!"



This is my favourite so far biggrin You should shout this and then drop everything and run off screaming...





I agree with Puresock. That would be so funny to see. ubblol


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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poi_player
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

poi_player

member
Location: USA

Total posts: 121
Posted:have you ever had people not ask what it is, but try to walk through it? as if its just a light trick with no solid object involved

If you're a pyro and you know it, clap your hands!
clap clap

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darkpoet
BRONZE Member since May 2003

darkpoet

Irish
Location: Dallas.........ish, USA

Total posts: 525
Posted:.....they were on some serious drugs...but yes...kinda like i had people trying to "catch" a fireball...this is why crowd control is so important...people are stupid

Jesus saves sinners and redeems them for cash and
prizes

Co-Founder of Keepers of Light

Educate yourself about the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Chi_Staff
SILVER Member since Sep 2004

member
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, Warwicksh...

Total posts: 35
Posted:Another classic is..."can I have a go?" not such a stupid question out of context but lets face it, somebody who's spinning balls of fire around them is probably going to have practiced, then some muppet just wanders up and expects you to just stop right there and then and give them said fire. flag poi, glow sticks, LEDS i have never actually refused anyone a go but lets use some common sense!

Whatever it is, If it makes you happy and you're not hurting anybody then you are making the world a better place.

The world always looks nicer when you're spinning.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13921
Posted:My favorite is "are you a raver?"

That one deserves a withering smirk


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

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Flame Boy
GOLD Member since Jul 2004

Flame Boy

veteran
Location: Out, United Kingdom

Total posts: 1508
Posted:Ive been spinning in town and have had peeps simly not see me and seem very surprised indeed when a poi flies an inch away from their nose and they exclaim "oh"

ubblol


AAARRRGGGHHH!!! My giant stick broke!!! In two!!! My stick broke in two!!! ubbcrying

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poi_player
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

poi_player

member
Location: USA

Total posts: 121
Posted:that happens to me at dances all the time, the worst thing is when a person asks for a go at one of these dances and then breaks a poi, says oops, and hands me back my now poi-less chain frown

If you're a pyro and you know it, clap your hands!
clap clap

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