Chris Bliss Juggling

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    An amazing performance of juggling to music by entertainer Chris Bliss (set volume before clicking).

    You can see the video on a few sites. This is the main one: link

    You can also find it at youtube or sonnyradio.

    I can juggle three objects (tennis balls, oranges, etc.), not to mention juggling family and career and MacRumors, but Chris Bliss can really keep them going. And keep time to music!
     
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    Juggling is really cool. I have a friend who can juggle really well, not quite on that level, but his focus is bounce-juggling, which is awesome to watch. He also juggles fire. :D

    In the real world of juggling Michael Moschen (wikipedia) is considered to be one of the most influential/creative/best jugglers of all time. If you've ever seen him in performance, you know what I'm talking about.

    He lives somewhat nearby my town, and I know his daughter. :p

    Edit: Just found the movies on his site...seriously watch some of these :) http://www.michaelmoschen.com/press.html
     
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    Ok, I'm fairly indifferent to juggling, but that was frelling awesome... :eek: :D :cool: <-- See another 3 smilies reaction...
     
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    As an avid juggler myself I think I may have had friends email me this thing about a bazillion times. I am quite amazed at how he has gotten so much attention for what isn't really that hard of a routine. There are hundreds (if not thousands) of better juggling videos out there. Here is a nice parody of it (with 5 balls) for you all to enjoy:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=QYUXaYCkv-A&search=jason garfield
     
  5. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    There is only one way to settle the differences of opinion between unklesteve (5-ball parody) and Chris Bliss (3-ball original): we'll have to arrange a Juggle-Off™!
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Am I the only one that thought that sounded a bit naughty...? :eek:

    And it's something completely different to do something on stage in front of a live audience then in a more or less empty gym. And even if the 5 ball juggler is more technical the humour and originality of Chris Bliss' performance is still much more impressive... IMO... :)
     
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    Jason Garfield (the guy in the parody) is the head of the World Juggling Federation and has competed on ESPN and ESPN2. I think it's safe to say he can handle it in front of an audience. The only problem that Garfield has is that he is a very bitter and arrogant individual.

    http://www.jasongarfield.com/ and http://www.jasongarfield.com/pennradio.html
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Yet, he doesn't do it this time... ;)
     
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    Wow, that's really impressive, imagine how much he had to practice!
     
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    I can juggle...just not that good. I used to be about to get 4 going pretty good, but without practice, I can only do 3 pretty good now.
     
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    That five-ball routine is amazing. I'd have to agree with the posters who say the first video is only so-so. I'm not a very good juggler and I can do most of those tricks -- maybe not for four minutes with no drops, but with a few weeks practice, I bet I could come pretty close.
     
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    Having the topic of juggling come up caused me to open a can of tennis balls and put in a little practice time.

    I'm trying to master throwing a ball from behind my back. Actually, that part is easy, but I'm still having a little trouble catching it!
     

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