alt.circus.arts

A niche has been found in the Usenet hierarchy for circus arts. So far, only
juggling (rec.juggling) and unicycling (rec.sport.unicycling) are covered. The
aim of this group is for the discussion and sharing of skills in other circus
areas: Acrobatics, Walking-Globe, High-Wire, Slack-Rope and the list goes on.

The group is actively supported by:

sfc-a@minster.york.ac.uk bedfordp@pavillion.co.uk - First proposal
wizofodd@randomc.com - Seconded cjjuggler@aol.com - Seconded

and will be advertised on:

rec.juggling rec.sport.unicycling

It should appear within a week or two. If you’re into the circus arts, give it
a look in.

Re: alt.circus.arts

In a message dated 96-02-17 09:34:57 EST, klown@radix.net wrote:

>It’s just that people think of clowns as these irritating bewigged crazed
>psychopaths shoving balloons at kids in malls, instead of thinking about… oh
> I don’t know… Chaplin, Keaton, or someone like John Gilke (sp?).
>
>Am I the only one who thinks that it might be easier to do the schtick if
the
>pressure to give the kiddie a balloon wasn’t there?

By all means no! The problem is, in the U.S. at least, there are too many of the
bewigged, balloon-type clowns and not enough of the classy ones that make the
idea of a clown so special. We need more John Gilkey, Keatons, Chaplins, Bill
Irwins, even Robin Williams’.

Notice one thing those guys (sorry, couldn’t think of any women at the moment)
all have in common? They don’t dress like traditional clowns!

Think about it.

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone “My clowning is done out of makeup” unicycle@aol.com

Re: alt.circus.arts

<<A niche has been found in the Usenet hierarchy for circus arts. So far, only
juggling (rec.juggling) and unicycling (rec.sport.unicycling) are covered. The
aim of this group is for the discussion and sharing of skills in other circus
areas: Acrobatics, Walking-Globe, High-Wire, Slack-Rope and the list goes on.>>

Thank you for creating this. We all thank you, with our full hearts!!
Lauren Muney

Re: alt.circus.arts

In article <4frrj3$sfq@vixen.cso.uiuc.edu>, m-balzer@ux7.cso.uiuc.edu (Mark
Anthony Balzer) wrote:
>sfc-a@minster.york.ac.uk (Stan Charisma) writes:
>> A niche has been found in the Usenet hierarchy for circus arts. So far, only
>> juggling (rec.juggling) and unicycling (rec.sport.unicycling) are covered.
>> The aim of this group is for the discussion and sharing of skills in other
>> circus areas: Acrobatics, Walking-Globe, High-Wire, Slack-Rope and the list
>> goes on. If you’re into the circus arts, give it a look in.
>
>I wish you success in creating this new group.
>
>I don’t know if you meant to include clowning, but if so, I’d like to point
>out the existance of a mailing list for balloon sculptors and balloon
>twisters, that currently has approximately 300 members… Mark (no, I am not a
>clown… :slight_smile:

Hey there. Glad everyone is gettign on board for the new news group. Count me
in… but just one thing… I’d really like to get some help from people
separating the notion of clowning from balloon sculpture. I’m a clown, but I’ve
been tying the damn things only under duress. I personally like to slip on
bannana peels and walk into walls.

(No offense meant, by the way, to those who are masters of balloooooooons. I
think that everyone has an individual genius. Sometimes, I think you guys
need a life…but my friends always say that about me, so I sit in judgement
of no one.)

It’s just that people think of clowns as these irritating bewigged crazed
psychopaths shoving balloons at kids in malls, instead of thinking about… oh I
don’t know… Chaplin, Keaton, or someone like John Gilke (sp?).

Am I the only one who thinks that it might be easier to do the schtick if the
pressure to give the kiddie a balloon wasn’t there?

Anyway everyone keep up the good work.

Mandy

…just doin’ my thang

Re: alt.circus.arts

can anyone tell me…

has this arrived yet? if so i need to get on to my server to get them to
subscribe to it…

bye! :slight_smile: :slight_smile: :slight_smile:
me.

  o "Juggling is a load of old balls." o o O rachel.edwards@seh.ox.ac.uk
  `--|\o /&lt; ' edwardsr@teaching.physics.ox.ac.uk \ \

Re: alt.circus.arts

Stan Charisma (sfc-a@minster.york.ac.uk) wrote: ~ Me (sedm0110@sable.ox.ac.uk)
wrote: ~ : can anyone tell me…

~ : has this arrived yet? if so i need to get on to my server to get them to ~ :
subscribe to it…

~ Yes, it has come back to York. Badger your newspeople!

Er, I’m sure this is a fault rather than a feature of York!

I heard somewhere that it was being taken away and replaced by rec.arts.circus?

didn’t you tell me that?!

Your Bro, Strop Character

Steve Carter, shc103@york.ac.uk, http://www.york.ac.uk/~shc103

E_shoot me down if I tell a lie! … and when I say Lego, I mean LEGO®

bricks and no-one elses.

Re: alt.circus.arts

Me (sedm0110@sable.ox.ac.uk) wrote:
: can anyone tell me…

: has this arrived yet? if so i need to get on to my server to get them to
: subscribe to it…

Yes, it has come back to York. Badger your newspeople!

Stan