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Ravenhill


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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

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Posted:I was researching an essay on vaudeville (19th century music-hall variety stuff) and found this clip...

Arabian Gun-Twirling

wowHe even does a little bit of contact, and does some pretty cool propellers... wow


They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

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SickpuPpy


SickpuPpy

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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.

Total posts: 1100
Posted:It kinda looks like he blew himself up at the end there, lol.

Jesus helps me trick people.

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Pyrolific
BRONZE Member since Jan 2001

Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

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Posted:Im moving this to videos, as thats what this thread is about.

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

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Posted:there's been a thread on this smile

thanks for the link..

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Ravenhill


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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 47
Posted:Whoops, WTG being un-n00by... redface

Wouldn't it be SO much cooler if Buckingham Palace guards did that all day, rather than just standing there...


They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

--Meenik on poi

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Mr_Chutney
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Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire

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Posted:Thanks for the link Ravenhill- this clip was featured in one of MCP's Stolen Spinning videos. I always though it was pretty funny- like he only had the one 'good' move, the contact propellers, and the rest was a sort of manic 'chuck it about' to give him some variety biggrin

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MikeIcon
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MikeIcon

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Location: Philadelphia, PA - USA

Total posts: 2109
Posted:Really though... You gotta think. Hes spinning a rifle, not a staff. Rifles are pretty heavy and oddly weighted even today let alone back then.

Let's turn those old bridges we crossed into ashes.
We'll blaze a new trail,
and torch the rough patches.

-Me

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Mr_Chutney
SILVER Member since Apr 2003

Mr_Chutney

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Location: Herefordshire

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Posted:This is true. I still stand by my above statement biggrin

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Posted:ubblol Brilliant! Thanks for the link!



Why can so many good inventions be always traced back to the damn military .. ? wink


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Ravenhill


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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Total posts: 47
Posted:Because governments since time immemorial spend so much time, money and intelligence on the fine art of slaughtering other people.

cretins.
umm

You're all very welcome guys biggrin


They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

--Meenik on poi

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Cute Little Burning Ball
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Cute Little Burning Ball

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Location: Here and There... mostly there...

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Posted:and this guy instead of taking part of the slaughters thought of some other use for the rifle...

wish all soldiers would come up with such ideas


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Ravenhill


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Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

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Posted:Haha, yeah... each war would just be a skills showdown. They'd all line up with their rifles (burning at each end, of course) and spin until everyone fell down exhausted.

Why doesn't HoP rule the world?


They are guides. They are teachers. They are like Yoda, only smaller and on strings.

--Meenik on poi

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Mags The Jedi
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Mags The Jedi

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Location: Cornwall, UK

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Posted:*bump* I like this. It makes me larf.

devil


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