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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


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SickpuPpy
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Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
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Posted:It kinda looks like he blew himself up at the end there, lol.

Jesus helps me trick people.

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

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bender
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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
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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...


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Mr_Chutney
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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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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.

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Mr_Chutney
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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
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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


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Cute Little Burning Ball
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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?


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

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