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General / Re: diabolo jokes
« on: June 15, 2008, 12:21:02 AM »

What's the difference between Michael Jackson and a diabolo?
Kids love to stare at at diabolos, while Michael Jackson loves to stare at kids.

How is Michael Jackson and a Harlequin diabolo alike?
They are both neither one color or the other.

Why did Michael Jackson go to the Junior Juggling Convention?
Yeah... I'm not going to finish that one.

General / Re: Jugglers are geniuses?
« on: June 13, 2008, 08:37:07 AM »
All right, I'll admit that I have nothing against Leet Speak, it's just fun to make fun of.  And also, most of the time I see things like that it's because the kids can't really spell in English, so they just make up shortcuts, and then fill every other word with "lolz" "OMG!" "IMO" "rofflecopter!", and it's more of a joke than anything.  ::)  And really we jugglers are better than that, but I had to find somewhere to post my fail pic!  ;)

P.S. And that wasn't just a lol cat, that was a lol cat and a fail pic, a double whammy of an internet image!

General / Re: Your dream place to diabolo?
« on: June 13, 2008, 02:49:02 AM »
for jugglers i'd say chuck norris.

Chuck Norris doesn't juggle, the balls are just too scared to stay in his hands for more than a second.

General / Re: Jugglers are geniuses?
« on: June 13, 2008, 02:41:52 AM »
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General / Re: Jugglers are geniuses?
« on: June 12, 2008, 07:01:54 AM »
Actually, anyone who Leet Speaks has already drained every instance of genius-ness out of them with every second of video game play they endure.

In other words... Epic Fail!

General / Re: diabolo jokes
« on: June 12, 2008, 06:55:33 AM »
To add to the clown madness:

Clowns are like slinkies -- not good for much of anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

General / Re: Diabolos Hidden in Everyday Life
« on: June 06, 2008, 12:54:32 AM »
I just saw a commercial for Lucky Charms, advertising hour glass/diabolo shaped marshmallows!

General / Re: You know you are too obsessed with the diabolo when...
« on: June 01, 2008, 11:18:10 PM »
When you give up your entire life, leave all of your friends, give up your dreams, only to lock yourself in your house and talk to your one, true, perfect, hourglass-shaped colorful friend whom never does you wrong, or makes you sad (only angry when you can't get a trick right).

General / Re: Your dream place to diabolo?
« on: June 01, 2008, 11:10:25 PM »
It could if you recently had brain surgery performed, with your skull literally hanging by a few threads, and you just so happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.  :P

Or, if the penny cracks a brick off a nearby already crumbling roof which just so happens to knock you out, you fall down in the middle of a busy intersection in New York, and... well, you know. X^p

Don't forget the tourist looking up at the top of the tower with their mouth agape, the penny gets lodged in their throat, they slip off the sidewalk and land on a taxi cabs windshield.

There's thousands of variables Adam and Jamie left out in their "controlled experiment".  :P

General / Re: Jugglers are geniuses?
« on: June 01, 2008, 11:00:19 PM »
Hmm... I think it has nothing to do with intelligence. It shows which handed you are. Well its just my random quess.

Yeah, I heard about it on the BBC website, and they supposedly scientifically tested it, but I'm sure it can't be 100% accurate.  However, I've tried it with a few of the people I know and it was spot on.  It's kind of weird, because it seems totally irrelevant, but I guess they discovered a correlation somehow.

General / Re: Your dream place to diabolo?
« on: June 01, 2008, 08:13:30 AM »
It would be pretty awesome to throw it off the Empire State Building, considering a penny could kill someone if it made it to the ground.  However, due to their small size the wind blows them back to a balcony type thing, and they never make it down.  A diabolo, however, (once you get past the security, the gates, the safety fences) would be able to be tossed far out, and with the wind, so it could be carried out for quite a distance.

General / Re: america's got talent--who's done it before?
« on: June 01, 2008, 05:23:13 AM »
Really I think the only thing that will get you anywhere is having some kind of exploitable element, or something that separates you from the other millions in whatever country you're trying in.  For anyone in America, look at Rappin' Granny, for example.  Almost no talent whatsoever, but the novelty of her was so high, she made it pretty close to the end.  Also, being in a duo or a team certainly helps from what I've seen.  A solo juggler has never gotten very far, but when you "throw" in passing and comedy, and two people doing dangerous looking stunts they pretty much have the audience.

General / Re: Diabolos Hidden in Everyday Life
« on: June 01, 2008, 05:15:32 AM »
Every time I used to walk through a store and see the "Diablo" video game, I'd be reminded of another certain game with an extra "o" in it.

General / Re: Jugglers are geniuses?
« on: June 01, 2008, 05:11:42 AM »
Of course, intelligence is relative.  For example, you might live in a small town and be the smartest person in it, if you move to a big city you'll find you're towards the bottom of the chart.  And then if you bring in the whole 'multiple intelligence' theories it gets way more complicated.

As for the 'all jugglers have mathematical intelligence', I'm afraid I'm not exactly a mathematician.  While I am okay at it, and get A's and B's in it at school, I'm waaay more right brained than left, and enjoy using my imagination way more than doing mindless calculations. 

(Quick fun fact:  If you want to find out if you're left or right brained, fold your hands, and notice which thumb is on top.  If your left thumb lies naturally on top, you're more creative and right brained.  Or, if your right thumb falls naturally on top, you're more mathematical and left brained.)

Gear / Re: New MB diabolo: "Tornado" (and evolution #2, 5)
« on: May 21, 2008, 01:36:09 AM »
What next, spinning diabolo rims that continue spinning even after the diabolo has dropped? 

Or the new diabolo hydraulics that lift the diabolos off your string without you even throwing it up?  :P

Gear / Re: Diabolo bags
« on: May 18, 2008, 09:06:47 AM »
I bought one of the "official" diabolo bags (4D by Babache), mainly to show people that, "Yes, it is more popular and less lame than it looks, because they make official storage bags for these"  ;)

No, but really, it is pretty nice, can fit four of my Finesses, my carbon sticks have to stick out of the main compartment, but it's still okay, and all of my accessories fit in the top quite easily (I've even started storing other things in the top like yo-yos and juggling balls for transport, too, because of the extra room).

Overall I would say it's not quite perfect yet, but pretty good.

Community & Events / Re: American Diaboloists
« on: May 18, 2008, 08:56:07 AM »
I brought my diabolos to the Grand Canyon once, but chickened out before I got to use them, as I really didn't want to lose a $50 toy down the Colorado. And I'm not sure if the rangers would let me get very far with it either.  :P

As for the team idea, I say we all get webcams and steam ourselves over the internet, which feeds into a large Hi-Def projector at wherever we are preforming together, and we can (almost) be all together onstage.   ;)  Genius, huh?

But anyone in the American Southwest, I'm open for travel to conventions, meetings or whatever!

Performing / Re: the worst thing thats happened in a performance
« on: May 18, 2008, 08:31:30 AM »
The worst was in one of my first performances, when I did some of my routine, with mini gens, infinite suicides, and some of my other difficult-for-the-time tricks, and then threw it up in the air as a (the simplest trick of them all, right?), and I dropped it.

General / Re: why diaboloing is unpopular
« on: May 18, 2008, 08:20:51 AM »
Hand eye coordination involves your whole body? :Huh:

Oops, yeah, I should have read through my post  :-[ , but what I meant was more of an overall motor skills, and more overall coordination.

General / Introvert or Extrovert?
« on: May 17, 2008, 10:28:08 AM »
I just noticed something recently, and wondered what everyone else's thoughts on it would be, so here goes. 

I've practiced a lot with yo-yoers, and have noticed that they are always usually really outgoing and love to talk and make jokes with each other and do other things like that while yo-yoing, however, when I practice, I usually just keep to myself and focus all my attention on the diabolo, and have noticed that other diaboloists I know also stay to themselves more often. 

I know that I've always kept to myself and have never felt the need to talk unless something I felt important is needed to be said, so I could be the only one, and could be completely off on this.  But I wanted to hear your thoughts.

So, do you consider yourself to be an introvert or an extrovert? 

EDIT: Just wanted to make this clearer.  When I say this I mean all the time, not just when practicing with others, (because it's always more fun to talk with others at conventions and workshops and such ;) ) but I mean in just normal day to day life, to see if introverts gravitate towards diabolo more, and more outgoing types gravitate towards other skill toys.

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