Archive for April, 2008

Contact Staff Isolations

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

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Staff isolation techniques performed by Fenfire.
youtube Profile with tonnes of great videos

Ryan visits Fenfire

Dan Osman – Speed rock climbing

Saturday, April 26th, 2008
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Dan Osman earns his place on the Ministry by showing that he has skills AND balls.

Chinese Pot Juggler

Friday, April 25th, 2008

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Via the Marco Piirro Archive:

An Amazing display of ‘Narrow Field’ skills with this beautifully precise Act that relies on just a single pot.

Rope jump masters

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

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Harlem 07, Good energy, good skills – Sorry, we’ve got no other information.
Anyone fill us in?

The Juggling Crib – Elias Hedlund

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Elias Hedlund has announced a new comic strip – THE JUGGLING CRIB, a juggling related comic strip featuring some of his local jugglers in Stockholm, Sweden. The main cast includes jugglers like Elias Hedlund, Wes Peden, Peter Ã…berg and Jay Gilligan and others.

Pilot episode already posted
Next (first) episode is due next Monday.
We’re watching…

A president, a gymnast and marriage rumours

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

From the Independent – last friday

A Russian tabloid has set the country abuzz with a report that Vladimir Putin is secretly preparing to marry a leggy 24-year-old gymnast, voted the most beautiful woman in Russia.

The little known paper Moskovsky Korrespondent reported a week ago that a reliable source had revealed that plans were underway for a wedding between Mr Putin and Alina Kabayeva, an Olympic gold medallist, which would take place on 15 June, a month after Mr Putin hands the Presidency to his successor, Dmitry Medvedev…

Ms Kabayeva, who was recently voted the most beautiful woman in the country by the readers of a Russian magazine, became a parliamentary deputy late last year after the pro-Putin United Russia party moved to include more young, attractive women in the Duma.

He might have a attitude to foreign policy more questionable even than that of Mr Bush, but we have to admire his taste in skilled ball manipulators. Alina Kabayeva previously on MoM

Em in Iglesias – Multiball Contact Juggling

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

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So many good things…..
11 years ago in London, 3 Contact Jugglers inspired me to start Multiball Contact Juggling: Em, Dimitri and Doug.
Here are 2 new videos from Em… after watching this clip, I think you can understand why.

Em will be running a workshop at the Sardinia Juggling Convention Moon will also be there, it looks like an amazing event – the rest of MoM are sad to miss it.
One more video after the fold.

Wes Peden: What the Duck?

Sunday, April 20th, 2008
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Wes Peden, previously blogged here, asks the question ‘why is there not more innovation in the juggling scene?’

His … eloquent/arrogant… speech has generated huge response on youtube and rec.juggling

Highlights include:


I’m not quite sure who he is talking to, but i agree with his sentiment. Lets see more awesome creative juggling!

Britains Got Talent 2008 – The Balloonatic

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

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Steve Cousins writes:

There comes a point in everyone’s life, that you choose to dress from head to toe in spangly red lycra and climb inside a giant balloon in front of a TV audience of over a million people, to potentially suffer a very public ridicule from acerbic media moguls…
Well at least, I’ve come to that point in mine.

In an episode of shameless self promotion, I’ve put my new act, ‘The Balloonatic’ forward as part of the uber-media machine, Britain’s Got Talent. It should be appearing on this week’s episode
Saturday April 19th, ITV1 8:05pm.

Previously blogged on MoM
Go Steve… Go Steve!

W.C. Fields

Monday, April 14th, 2008
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From Wikipedia

He juggled cigar boxes, hats, and a variety of other objects in what seems to have been a unique and fresh act, parts of which are reproduced in some of his films. Fields confined his act to pantomime, so he could play international theaters and overcome any language barriers. Fields toured several continents and became literally a world-class juggler and an international star.

Monty Python – Four Yorkshiremen

Sunday, April 13th, 2008
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You try telling the young people of today that, and they won’t believe you..
Classic Monty Python

Fire Poi in Cave

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Taken inside the catacombs of abandoned communist mines ….

Photographs by Evgeny Chibilev, from the times of Stalin’s Gulags.

Yep – as regular MoM commenter MCP points out – we are posting ancient stuff. We found that we have over 150 half written drafts, time for some spring cleaning.