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Kathain_BowenGood Ol' Yarn For Hair
422 posts
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA


Posted:
Last night, while I was completely sucking:
"Do you study kung-fu?"

...*shaking head*

How 'bout you guys? Strangest thing you've ever been told while spinning or about your playing?

"So long and thanks for all the fish."


tillymoomember
107 posts
Location: Brisbane


Posted:
 Written by: facelesshadow


I don't know why but I am the same way...I can manage a relationship, but I am much better at helping other people with relationships.

I guess that is why I am going to be a Relationship Psychologist once I finish college. eek I know it is scary!



that's great! last year when i was trying to find some direction life, i was drunkenly talking to a friend about the talents i had and how they could be converted into a career. i decided i would make a great match maker and 'flirt coach'...instead i'm becoming a librarian!

"A Thnead's a fine thing that all people need"
Dr Suess


daphnePLATINUM Member
member
91 posts
Location: dark sun, Germany


Posted:
the circus line.. I've heard it too a couple of times! As well as the martial arts line.

I'll tell you this...
No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn. "Jim Morrison"
****
"...but I, being poor, have only my dreams
I've spread my dreams under your feet
tread softly because you tread on my dreams..." Yeats


facelesshadowGOLD Member
Wit is not your strong point!
142 posts
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.


Posted:
 Written by: tillymoo



that's great! last year when i was trying to find some direction life, i was drunkenly talking to a friend about the talents i had and how they could be converted into a career. i decided i would make a great match maker and 'flirt coach'...instead i'm becoming a librarian!



Well while you are just sitting around in the library you could maybe make a book about your other talent?!?!? Someone somewhere is bound to read it, someone always does! ubbrollsmile

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thombreGOLD Member
member
74 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
I was spinning fire the other day and one of my mates made the cheerful comment 'I can't wait to see you set yourself on fire with those.'

Cheers, Em

Buy gerbils cos you can't spin with hamsters


faith enfireBRONZE Member
wandering thru the woods of WI
3,556 posts
Location: Wisconsin, USA


Posted:
funny
thats the reason my parents and new ex said when they didn't buy me fire poi for christmas

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed


NeserGOLD Member
member
63 posts
Location: North Queensland, Australia


Posted:
Me and my friend out at the mall:



"Hey look! You're those fire twirlers!"

*friend looks at me wondering who this random person is* "Yes... Its.. Our super hero name!"



*later after guy left when having a convo with me*

Friend: "Who the heck was that??"



~*~*~



Random guy: "I can twirl better then you!" *grabs poi and 'butterflys' himself immediately afterwards.



(Lets just say, he kept quiet afterwards wink)



~*~*~



*walking through a car park while twirling staff after finishing twirling* *police pull us up* "Is that a golf club?"



ubblol



Thats all I can remember for now.



~ Neser

Fuel your fascination, burn your desire and dance with flames


ElectricStaplernewbie
33 posts
Location: Go


Posted:
I've gotten the marry me thing before but i have no clue who it was. Ive gotten so many things at the same time all during my performance I have no idea what they were. Some of them were along the lines of, "I love your balls" and very frequently"Can I feel them?" on and off the stage. I make different replies every time.
I'd like to know what to do when you get the, "How do you do that?" It's simple but i have no idea what to tell them. Usually i tell them "Magic" or "I'm just really cool". biggrin

Life is a box full of chocolates. Its full of the gross coconut ones.


Kathain_BowenGood Ol' Yarn For Hair
422 posts
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA


Posted:
ElectricStapler, this is mighty off topic, but I love your handle. *giggle* I used to call people "Staple Gun" when they kept talking to me like they knew me but never supplied a name. ubbrollsmile
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"So long and thanks for all the fish."


MoohaahaaBRONZE Member
enthusiast
382 posts
Location: In Ger Land, India


Posted:
Ummm, this is not quite a spinning one, but close enough...

Whilst practicing five clubs - which means throwing them up a few times and then dropping most of them - someone who was watching asked me;

"Why do you not keep going"

A valid question I suppose. I explained I was in the training stage, he seemed to accept this smile

Some things you have to see to believe, but
Some things you have to believe in to see.


Hanzveteran
1,328 posts
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia


Posted:
next time, make up some story about making an offering to the Gods... if one stays up there, the Gods get to keep it (or something else just as lame)

RooxBRONZE Member
newbie
3 posts
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom


Posted:
Glowpoi gig at a nightclub...

"Wow...it's like a spaceship has landed..."

^-^

Rebel. HA.


crazy_andynewbie
21 posts

Posted:
Ok, just got one tonight. We are out spinning fire, and this random drunk comes up and saks if he can drink the very black and sooty parafin in the dipping bucket :\

facelesshadowGOLD Member
Wit is not your strong point!
142 posts
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.


Posted:
Crazy...that is totally nasty!eek But I can believe that a drunk would ask that!

Beyond the Continuum.


wolfcub3223BRONZE Member
Member
128 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
i can believe it

Ich brauche Zeit
Kein Heroin kein Alkohol kein Nikotin
Brauch keine Hilfe
Kein Koffein
Doch Dynamit und Terpentin
Ich brauche l fr Gasolin
Explosiv wie Kerosin
Mit viel Oktan und frei von Blei
Einen Kraftstoff wie Benzin


Mr SockGOLD Member
member
94 posts
Location: Dover, DE, USA


Posted:
I was pacing back and forth across the top of a stone wall spinning zuni poi when a pickup with a couple guys in the back drove up and slowed next to me. One of them yelled out "Yo! It's that judo $#(T"

I almost fell off the wall laughing. ubblol

Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted - Martin Luther King Jr.


NeserGOLD Member
member
63 posts
Location: North Queensland, Australia


Posted:
 Written by: crazy_andy


Ok, just got one tonight. We are out spinning fire, and this random drunk comes up and saks if he can drink the very black and sooty parafin in the dipping bucket :\



I've heard of that happening before. :s Doesnt surprise me in the slightest.

~ Neser

Fuel your fascination, burn your desire and dance with flames


facelesshadowGOLD Member
Wit is not your strong point!
142 posts
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.


Posted:
 Written by: Mr Sock


One of them yelled out "Yo! It's that judo $#(T"




What kind of guys did they look like? Uneducated, hill billys?

Beyond the Continuum.


ClairebeSILVER Member
Destroyer of kitchen appliances
180 posts
Location: Liverpool, UK


Posted:
I've had:

"Is that real fire?" When I worked in a theme park I used to get asked if the water rides were "real water". Presumably, it's the same kind of 'special' person that comes out with these questions.

"WooooOoooo!OoooO!!!! Bruce LEE baby!" - by a drunk who started waving his arms around in what he thought was an imitation of me... Only I didn't fall onto my face.


My absolute favourite - "Do it with bricks!"

My brain is about as useful as a chocolate teapot, but unfortunately not as tasty.

Squueee!


psycotic_furbyBRONZE Member
Hehe, you said 'Member'
105 posts
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool, United Kingdom


Posted:
 Written by: Clairebe



I've had:



"Is that real fire?" When I worked in a theme park I used to get asked if the water rides were "real water". Presumably, it's the same kind of 'special' person that comes out with these questions





I seem to remember in the theme park, the answer was "Stick your hand in and see". I imagine a similar response would work with fire wink ubbloco
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Eww, Liza Minelli...

The communists gave my mother a job, teaching sculpture to limbless children.


facelesshadowGOLD Member
Wit is not your strong point!
142 posts
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.


Posted:
 Written by: psycotic_furby



I seem to remember in the theme park, the answer was "Stick your hand in and see". I imagine a similar response would work with fire wink ubbloco



Haha...I think that would be an awsom response. But I would never let someone be so stupid as to try it... ubbangel

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ZeRo10487newbie
8 posts
Location: Minnesota


Posted:
I was spinning at a teen center because my friend's band was the nights entertainment...so in between sets I whipped out my Zunis. My favorite response was

"How are you doing that?" (granted at this time all I was doing was the forward spin because I was mouthing words to my friend setting up on stage)....O_o I wonder.

I got a few friends into poi, and they would say something about how quickly they are picking it up and how its not that hard. I respond with "Yeah, wait till you try it on fire." They are like O_O "What?!"

Some other favorite responses:
"Dude, your hot....literally!" (with fire poi obviously)
"What the hell's the point of that?"
"That looks retarded there's only like 10 moves someone can do."
"What are those called? Koi?"
"That would be funny if he (my friend was spinning) lit himself on fire...like seriously, I would laugh. In fact, i hope he does light on fire."

LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
the commonest one in China so far:

"Is that Chinese gongfu/taiji?"

(usually it's chinese people asking me that: it's usually gongfu first when I'm practising staff, and taiji first when spinning poi: go figure)

Oh and a lot of surprised faces when I tell them it comes from New Zealand! tongue

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


LazyAngelGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,895 posts
Location: Cambridge UK


Posted:
oh yeah and the other one I get when spinning staff sometimes:

'You are like Monkey King!' (chinese legend reference)

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi


ardenterSILVER Member
newbie
37 posts
Location: Denver, CO, USA


Posted:
Here's one I've gotten a few variations on...

"You're like a damn ninja or something!"

Not just a ninja, it's always a "damn ninja".

DarranSILVER Member
Member
19 posts
Location: Wales,Pembrokeshire


Posted:
I got asked by a kid while spinning my staff,
Kid>What is that thing?
Me>its a fire staff
Kid>How much did it cost you?
Me>About 40
Kid>Wana sell sell it for 10?
Me>Lmao

biggrin

Im sure ill get more funny ones

The path of my life is strewn with cow pats from the devil's own satanic herd.


facelesshadowGOLD Member
Wit is not your strong point!
142 posts
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.


Posted:
 Written by: ZeRo10487



Some other favorite responses:

"That would be funny if he (my friend was spinning) lit himself on fire...like seriously, I would laugh. In fact, i hope he does light on fire."



Well I must say that one sounds like it came from a wanabe "Valley Girl"...LIKE TOTALLY! ubbloco ubblol

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starmelloBRONZE Member
Member
13 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
the other day this really scary looking bloke came up to me while i was spinning to ask me if i was "doing that in the olympics" he ended up trying to convince me to call the olympic commitee and have it added as a sport! lol

facelesshadowGOLD Member
Wit is not your strong point!
142 posts
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.


Posted:
You know......that would be very interesting to have poi as an olympic sport. However, I think that it would cheapen the art of it all a little. Then it would all become about who can pull off the 36 beat weave the best...ubbloco But who knows, it might not. Though I do think that it would have some sort of effect on the performance community, whether good or bad probably in both directions.

Beyond the Continuum.


giftedweaselBRONZE Member
member
47 posts
Location: Devon/Cornwall - UK


Posted:
I feel poi should be kept as a largely non-competitive as possible... If you are better than someone, you ought to teach them If they wish, and you can....



that's my thought anyway...



[edit:



oh, and on topic, I get told to 'stop playing with my balls' quite a lot while juggling in the school corridors...]
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MikefromGlosSILVER Member
Hitman
985 posts
Location: Gloucester England


Posted:
had a classic in town the other day from a rent a cop type effort who told me to "you know your not allowed to play ball games here" i then spent 5 mins giving him very detailed infomation about how it was a morai dance prop and not a bliming ball game before telling him he dosnt just suck he blows and walking off with him shouting at me "if i see you doin that again i will detain you"

he he i am mike the amazing gloscircus person who is mike.

Officaly an exception to the Poi Boys are Girls Thing


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