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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
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."

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Sambo_Flux
GOLD Member since Jun 2006

Sambo_Flux

Introverted
Location: Norf London

Total posts: 833
Posted:I had a good one the other day while fire-twirling:

Chav girl: "So what happens if you die?"

I didn't quite know what to say to that. "Errr, well some people believe your immortal soul is judged by the lord and you either go to Heaven or burn in HELL for eternity... or you come back as a dolphin" would have been a good answer in retrospect. wink


My Mind is a Ship
Emotions become the Waves
Soul is the Ocean

If a quizz is quizzical, what is a test?

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted:MikefromGlos, mad props! I do believe he deserved every bit of the razzing you gave him. As long as it doesn't hurt anyone, poi should never be illegal. And to any person that says otherwise, up theirs! He was just mad that you told him off, and exposed his ignorance.

Sambo_Flux: Don't you always hate thet you can come up with the best responses 5 minutes later!?!?! angry


Beyond the Continuum.

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psycotic_furby
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

psycotic_furby

Hehe, you said 'Member'
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool

Total posts: 105
Posted: Written by: facelesshadow

Sambo_Flux: Don't you always hate thet you can come up with the best responses 5 minutes later!?!?! angry



Heh. The French call it "esprit d'escalier" - roughly 'Staircase wit', or something you think of as you walk away from a situation.

Or maybe it's made up french, but still, it happens enough that there's a pretentious sounding phrase to describe it!

Sorry, off-topic...


Eww, Liza Minelli...

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

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simta
BRONZE Member since Apr 2006

simta

compfuzzled
Location: hastings

Total posts: 1182
Posted: Written by: Sambo_Flux


Chav girl: "So what happens if you die?"




you goto hell with all those other evil pyromaniacs and take part in the biggest burn off ever biggrin


"the geeks have got you" - Gayle

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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Okay, okay, I've got one. For anyone who missed the misadventures of the newly dubbed "Firefox" or "Pyro Slinky," I've got a great one. I ran down to the junkyard to get my friend, Wil, to make me some mock fire fans to practice with. After the discussion of what we were making, his mechanic friend and seeming girlfriend had some great gems of comments.

Girl : "So..... is this for some kind of experiment or something?"

Mechanic : "Uh.... and how are you going to light these on fire again?"

Wil : "She's one of those..... those pyros. Yeah, she's a pyro..... *looks at me* right?"

Mechanic : "You have some thrill issues."


There were better comments during the conversation about how to make the fans, but they mostly stemmed from me suddenly drawing a five minute blank on the word "rod" when it came to building materials. So, we'll just omit those stupid moments, because they're all my own fault. =/


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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DarkFyre
BRONZE Member since Nov 2005

DarkFyre

HoP mage and keeper of the fireballs
Location: Palmerston North

Total posts: 1965
Posted:my most amusing bystander commemt was

"Your on fire"(don't your just hate dumdass obvious pointers)

Then i said

"Ha Ha very funny"

Then my missus said

"SEF your bandanas on fire"

And it was

Then did my throw bandana, pat head, stomp fire routine.

Needless to say that i have since instigated a safety word.


May my balls of fire set your balls on fire devil

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted: Written by: psycotic_furby



Heh. The French call it "esprit d'escalier" - roughly 'Staircase wit', or something you think of as you walk away from a situation.

Sorry, off-topic...



It might be a bit off topic but I think that is a very interesting fact, and thanks for it! ubbrollsmile


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Loewan
BRONZE Member since Aug 2005

Loewan

and behold!
Location: Liverpool

Total posts: 464
Posted:I get the "do you practice"? Then again maybe because I am Chinese, people thinks I am naturally gifted? tongue

Why let your body be a temple? When it can be a theme park?

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MikefromGlos
SILVER Member since Jul 2006

MikefromGlos

Hitman
Location: Gloucester England

Total posts: 985
Posted:had one yest well attempting to do some contact poi in town some women came up and said are you ok because it looks like your trying to strangle yourself after doing a neck wrap.

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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psycotic_furby
BRONZE Member since Mar 2005

psycotic_furby

Hehe, you said 'Member'
Location: Lydiate, nr Liverpool

Total posts: 105
Posted: Written by: Lowan


I get the "do you practice"? Then again maybe because I am Chinese, people thinks I am naturally gifted? tongue



You kidding?! People are asking because you never seem to get any better :P

I need to spin more, clearly... Have I mentioned the time I got my picture taken by two traffic wardens, while I was spinning in a park in Preston...


Eww, Liza Minelli...

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

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Alfred
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

Alfred

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

Total posts: 149
Posted:i got "how do you do that without making a complete Ash of yourself" tee hee hee

Spinning makes my world go round

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kash
GOLD Member since May 2006

kash

Dangerous cynic


Total posts: 166
Posted: Written by: facelesshadow


who can pull off the 36 beat weave the best



Technically I think you'll find that's the 35 or 37 beat weave /geek

wink


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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*

Total posts: 271
Posted:"what if you set youself on fire"

um... didn't really know how to answer that one.

also (and i dunno if this has been said, not read all of it) but "is that real fire?"

and "is it hot?"

uhhmmm..... yes?


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Skatto
GOLD Member since Jan 2007

Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK

Total posts: 687
Posted:Someone asked me the other day when I was spinning my poi:

"Do you do that with people?"



I imagined trying to spin some fully grown men on the end of chains around my person - but all I could visualise were blood covered faces and much screaming. tongue



Apparently she meant something like, meeting up with people and spinning, etc.



But I prefer my interpretation!


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:"WTF you think you are! Get over your ego-trip and out of here! People want to dance and not smell your filthy kerosene. It stinks! censored off!!!"

You wouldn't believe... eek

In Goa - at three different raves over the past 3 years (from "Hippies") and inside one (open air) nightclub in Goa at a Russian X-mas celebration by one extra hot stallion latin lover type rolleyes

.... I couldn't believe confused shrug


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted: Written by: kash


Technically I think you'll find that's the 35 or 37 beat weave /geek

wink



Now what makes me a geek? confused Personally, I do not know, aside from the chase which is 2 beats, if it is possable or not to do an even numbered weave. I am sure it is possable. ubbidea

Though what does it really matter? Untill the move is actually achieved, or something close to it, I do not think that it makes much sense to argue over a single digit ubbloco. Mainly I was just trying to get a point across, not to emphasize a poi-litically weavesmiley (that is an interesting word) correct statement.


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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted:kash:

By the way, I like your gallery, am I right in that you are on a shoreline for the first few pictures?


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polarity
SILVER Member since May 2005

polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet

Total posts: 1228
Posted:"If you don't stop that right now I'll have you arrested"

Security guy an an Astral Phoenix party. The party had ended, the lights were on, and the only people still on the dancefloor were poi and staff spinners.


You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

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spinningstarlet
SILVER Member since Aug 2006

spinningstarlet

enthusiast
Location: Bradford *rolls eyes*

Total posts: 271
Posted:When spinning glow poi at the club: "you look like an atom!!"

"thats the girl with those awesome balls" This one is a little embarasing when people shout it loudly. in a busy place.

then all kinds of interesting questions about how does it work, and most amusingly "yeah, but whats the trick to it?" after random person smacks themselves after "can i have a go" and is convinced it cant be as easy as it looks!!


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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:"Hey, hey, do you think the moon landing was fake?"

.... seriously.


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted:How off topic can you get...I mean the stupid person asking about the moon landing....wow the stupidity of some people

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Point_Blank
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Point_Blank

Sneaking
Location: Free falling through time

Total posts: 1207
Posted:Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups, I once had a group of tourists come past me and tell me that contac tjuggling is easy, there's a magnet inside the ball and one in his sleeves (on this particular occasion I wasn't wearing a shirt, so I don't know where they got sleeves from) Needless to say when they tried the balls went rolling all over the place and one of them managed to fall over thrying to do a chest roll from leaning too far back.

Moon landing? trying to make a connection but not even I can do it.


Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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Kathain_Bowen


Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Total posts: 422
Posted:Yeah, I was pretty confused, too. I had been attempting to spin and contact juggle pretty much anything in the shop, and having a conversation about how the basic concepts of both were firmly rooted in Newtonian physics. The other mechanic just popped up and asked in the middle of the conversation if we thought the moonlanding was fake.

.... and that somehow digressed further into a conversation about whether or not Texas was the most badass state for having Texas Liberation Day....

Yeah. It was an interesting night.


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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kash
GOLD Member since May 2006

kash

Dangerous cynic


Total posts: 166
Posted: Written by: facelesshadow


kash:

By the way, I like your gallery, am I right in that you are on a shoreline for the first few pictures?



Yeah, it's on the beach

And BTW I wasn't calling you a geek /geek is mock html (in itself very geeky), suggesting that I was at the end of my own outburst of geekness.


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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted:kash: Thanks for the info on the pix, haha sometimes I really feel behind on all the computer lingo.... Geeze I listened to a cell phone commercial the other day advertising text messaging and I almost popped a blood vessel angry trying to decypher the acronymsofftopic

Point_Blank: I have gotten the magnet thing while contact juggling as well, I was also wearing a sleeve-less shirt ubbloco...though I never watched someone actually fall over doing a body roll...that would be hillarious to see though lolsign


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Point_Blank
GOLD Member since Feb 2005

Point_Blank

Sneaking
Location: Free falling through time

Total posts: 1207
Posted:It might have had something to do with the fact that he was very drunk, but maybe he was very drunk and had terrible co-ordination

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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facelesshadow
GOLD Member since Sep 2004

facelesshadow

Wit is not your strong point!
Location: Arizona, U.S.A.

Total posts: 142
Posted:I am betting it was both!

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_Poiboy_
GOLD Member since Jan 2004

_Poiboy_

bastard child of satan
Location: Raanana, Israel

Total posts: 1113
Posted:my friend: "do the ball burning trick" (as in burning my own balls)
to which i replied by stalling the poi next to my friend's balls, which made him shut up.


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Skatto
GOLD Member since Jan 2007

Skatto

Walking on whims...
Location: Eastbourne, UK

Total posts: 687
Posted:"Do the trick where it wraps around your arm and stays there!"
"Thats not a trick, thats me getting them tangled up." ubblol


Skatto

"Fly like a mouse,
Run like a cushion,
Be the small bookcase."

For goodness sake, don't aggravate the otters!!!

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Total posts: 3597
Posted:what a great thread, just finished reading through all of them.

O.B.E.S.E.

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