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GlåssDIAMOND Member
The Ministry of Manipulation
2,523 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
I've been doing some reseach into the History Of Poi. And can now reveal who actually invented poi:

Jay Gilligan

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Commonly known as the inventor of Poi, Gilligan is quick to point out that he did not in fact actually think to swing them. "Its much more interesting, what the kids are doing these days with Poi, than what I used to do. For me it was all about seeing how still I could keep them, especially while jogging," Gilligan said. When asked if he has any other inventions up his sleeve, Gilligan tells us that he thinks two innovative ideas in his lifetime may very well be his limit. Two inventions? "Yeah, if you look at these pictures of early Poi prototypes, you can see there is just one string held in the right hand. The idea to use my left hand too, and therefore neccessitate another Poi (and therefore another invention), came much much later."

extract from www.peapot.net
which has amazing juggling clips ... get downloading... check out jay on the street in 3b different ways.
If you don't know new skool club juggling this will make you

I posted this before, but I hid in in the nerdy....I mean technical section. so it didn't really get the attention it deserves.

Umm. and for all the people who are going to the EJC, a special treat you'll have an opportunity to thank him in person and if you want, like me, you can ask him to autograph your Poi.


Glass

P.S. It's a JOKE dudes, alright, so no going getting miffed, the peapot crowd are cool, and they make groovy (and in places very funny) juggling videos, and take the piss out of everyone... especially american jugglers.

Tempestaddict
522 posts
Location: Sheffield


Posted:
Muchos gorillaz for the link Glass but do you or any other techi know how to save the vids on that site.

I'll still have a looksy if I cant but it would make the whole modem experience a little more pleasant

PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA


Posted:
*all dreamy eyed* He's my Harry Potter....


I think it is funny, and yet somewhat sad that you had to add the clarification it was a joke..but thanks for all that, I enjoyed it immensely! *le sigh* Maybe EJC someday. I need to make it to Motionfest first..YAY!!!

Thanks for the fun!

Pele
Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
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UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
HANG ON JUST ONE COTTON PICKING MOMENT YOU VARMIN'!

you said "new skool club juggling"...now, to me, they look like balls.

BALLS! LOTS AND LOTS OF BALLS DEFYING GRAVITY!

BAD BALLLS! EVIL BALLS! NASTY BALLS!

and that Ville bloke...last clip..is a silly sausage indeed.

King Of Bongoaddict
522 posts
Location: Berlin


Posted:
he's the daddy!
nice one glass,
and best of all- Im going to the EJC now too!
so both of us can look upon the creator with our bare eyes (and hopefully not drool too much).

Ben

Your life is ending one minute at a time...
So live it.


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
if ya want the newskool club shee-at jon you have to not look at the clips taken from '3b different ways' (the b stands for 'balls' ) and look at some of the stuff under 'radical club news' or 'cooking fat' instead (they used radical fish clubs in one and fatheads in the other - there's a prize if you can guess which is which without looking).

tempest, unless you have that program that saves streaming vids, you'll just have to order their videos i'm afraid. i'm waiting for them to produce dvd's myself...

jay was at glasto, mostly doing crazy 6 ball juggling and looking angry.
synchronised 6 ball drops. genius

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
We saw him wandering about on the Monday-glasto-aftermath. He was wearing nice red trainers. had to fight compulsion to go and be sarcastic to him...

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


CantusSILVER Member
Tantamount to fatuity
15,965 posts
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom


Posted:
He wasn't
quote:
mostly doing crazy 6 ball juggling
He was mostly doing that thing with the rings that just went on and on.

Yes Jay, your limbs bend funny. Get over it. Move on....

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
i saw a different set
he randomly did an extra 15 minute show on saturday in the big top while bill bailey was on in the cabaret.
he started with 3 ball, moved onto 4, 5 then 6.
did some ridiculous 3 club stuff then a tiny bit with 7 rings.

there was still much heckling from myself and crazy adam (not dsads) which mainly consisted of us shouting 'do the elbow thing'.
he did and we cheered.

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


Helz BellzSILVER Member
lovin' it...
2,444 posts
Location: Bristol!, United Kingdom


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by C@ntus:
Yes Jay, your limbs bend funny. Get over it. Move on....
Yep - I'm with you C@ntus on that one!

Still f*cking cool though!

Live well, love much, laugh often...

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sunbeamSILVER Member
old hand
1,032 posts
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom


Posted:
jay gilligan

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sunny


[Nx?]BRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,749 posts
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both


Posted:
Jay Gilligan

I saw bits of him doing three ball/contct stuff that was pretty crazy,

Sunbeam

T

[ 22. July 2003, 12:29: Message edited by: +) ]

This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti


Gingerninjamember
20 posts
Location: Grimsby, N.E.Lincolnshire


Posted:
Bill Bailey was there?..jeez was i asleep? actually probably just not with it!!

caught jay in the circus field...."We Love You Mr Spin!" classic! Neat end trick, could have hurt himself...ooh!

Even under it's burden, the soul awakes and sings. - C.A.Sainte-Beuve


The Dragonmember
13 posts
Location: independence, ky 41051


Posted:
i knew that couldnt have been him but at the same time i didnt know it was like... suppose to be funny. so i was like "wtf? i dont get it."

i even went back and reread it, and still didnt laugh.

i hate missing out on a joke.

ASCEND!Fire dance with me!let me be the most liscentious martyr!SEAR ME!


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by Pele:
I think it is funny, and yet somewhat sad that you had to add the clarification it was a joke.
and even that wasn't clear enough

what i wanna know is when are peapot gonna pull their fingers out and get on with releasing their stuff on dvd...?

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:
quote:
Originally posted by TEMPEST:
Muchos gorillaz for the link Glass but do you or any other techi know how to save the vids on that site.
okay, so i worked it out

view the video you want using peapot's embedded windows media player thingy
right click on the actual square of video and select 'Properties'
select and copy (using the left and right mouse buttons in the right order) the line of text after 'Location' which should look something like this: https://www.peapot.net/tocmenu/Pages/Peapot-Films/RCN_spe1.asx

now open windows media player (wmp) in the normal fashion and select 'File, Open URL...' from the menus
paste the 'Location' line into the dialogue box and click 'OK'
the video should now play in your normal wmp
you can now select 'File, Save Media As...' from the menus and save it anywhere you like

not the same as having them on dvd but i don't feel as bad downloading them until they sort out all their video on discs.

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood


RevBRONZE Member
Bastard Newbie Messiah
1,269 posts
Location: Apparently lost in my ego, USA


Posted:
the man who invented Poi...

and included a pic too... thats the funniest thing, I've read today...

More useless information courtesy of Rev...
Confusing the masses, one post at a time...
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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Hey, where do I get those special sun glasses that allow me to look directly at Jay Gilligan without hurting my eyes?

I'll be at EJC and want to make sure I have a pair before I get there...

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


DomBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,009 posts
Location: Bristol, UK


Posted:


Yes, I met Jay.
Yes, I told him about Gilligans.
Yes, I demonstrated.
Yes, he signed one of my Poi (and it hasn't done a circle since).
No, I didn't have a camera to get a photo of him doing a Gilligan.


UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
lol....

now thats what the first post you read in the morning should do...

make you laugh imagining jay gilligan...doing...a...gilligan!

brilliant!

colemanSILVER Member
big and good and broken
7,330 posts
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay, United Kingdom


Posted:

"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood