Archive for May, 2007

Orthodontic Practice for Ball Addicts

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
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This orthodontics practice in the states has a really cool way of keeping the customers relaxed. This is one Dentist that I would have no fear of going to see.

Kasou Taishou – Japanese TV

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Kasou Taishou
kinchan-no-kasoutaisho = Kinchan’s Costume Contest.

From Wikipedia:
(Kinchan and Katori Shingo’s All Japan Costume Grand Prix) is a semi-annual show on NTV in which various amateur groups (or solo artists) perform short skits, which are rated by a panel of judges. Especially in recent years, many of the skits have revolved around clever methods of “faking” cinematic special effects on a live stage. The most famous of these skits, and the most successful at “fake special effects” was a skit which is widely known as “Matrix ping pong”.

I managed to dig up 33 videos this morning. If you find more, let me know.
My new favorite is Shaolin Soccer
I like this marshmallow eating ”Breakout” one too.

Matrix Ping Pong part 2: Pretty woman food fight

Monday, May 28th, 2007

YouTube – Japanese Human Art

From the same strange Japanese TV show that brought us Matrix Ping Pong, this is a new clip of an amazing timestretched food fight in a restaurant. Check the rewind!

Very Clever Rube Goldberg Machine

Monday, May 28th, 2007
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This person has used what appears to be the entire house, and some ingenious ideas in his Rube Goldberg Machine.
Highlights for me are the checkmate, and the phonecall.

Irina Kazakova’s Snake Dance

Friday, May 25th, 2007

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Rhythmic Gymnast Irina Kazakova has some interesting body waves, some good (but weird looking) moves and a spinal column that seems non existent.

The Parallel scene – Detours Dance Video

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

I’m really happy to have the Parallel scene finally online. This montage of old and new styles is the final segment of the Detours DVD, and makes a clear statement about invention, innovation and the notion of ”creation” in contemporary performance.

check it out! – Contest Contact

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

YouTube – Contest Contact ran a contact juggling video contest recently, and this is the compilation video. You can vote for your favorite HERE

Enrico Rastelli – Essential Viewing

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

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7 minutes of Rastelli. Old old footage….in the opinion of many, still the greatest juggler who ever lived.
Juggling, Balance, bodyrolling, acro, twirling a stick on his feet and all kinds of manipulation.
Be jaw droppingly amazed. A predecessor of Brunn, Rastelli got SKILLZ. Rastelli sadly died in 1931, aged only 34. Info on Rastelli at Juggling hall of Fame.

This clips is thanks to Peter Bone, incredible high numbers juggler – 18 catches of 11 balls and a flash of 13 balls and he calls himself an Amateur! We should blog him too.

Blowing Bubble Rings

Monday, May 21st, 2007

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The same trick was being “pimped” Japanese TV style?
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Humans are ok, but this beluga whale has got the real skills:
Finally: can they get one ring through another?
A how-to (for humans) from a guy making a bubble ring machine: How to

Adrien Mondot – 3 ball juggling

Friday, May 18th, 2007

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YouTube – Adrien Mondot 3 ball juggling
Look at the date – 2003! He’s a bit good :)
Mondot previously blogged here

World Fastest Secretary?

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

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That’s fast.

Moon – Memo – Multiball

Thursday, May 17th, 2007

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YouTube – Moon – Memo
Magnificent! :)
If we had made a promo video for Multiball Contact we would hope it would be as sweet at this. Awesome