Crawley Convention & BUC excuses

Hmm, 13 posts over the weekend and they all seem to be spam, except for Sarah’s
depressing Coker theft. It’s the same elsewhere, and I’ve had 3 private spams -
I usually get one every 2 or 3 weeks. The spammers have been out in force.

Sarah, if the police catch those thieving individuals I’m sure they’d be welcome
guests at BUC - they’ll be invaluable at the thief jumping competition.

Anyway, I’ve just got back from the Crawley Juggling Convention, where the
International Unicycle Philharmonic Orchestra did a wonderful Renegade act that
I wanted to tell you all about. 4 guys, whose names I can’t remember, with
distinctly dodgy foreign accents, playing musical instruments on unicycles.

One rode a 12" wheel and played the kiddy’s bike horn, a la Marx Brothers. One
rode a 20" and played Mr Potato Head (as a maraca). One rode a 3-wheeler and
played a cup and a stick. The fourth rode an 8’ giraffe and played the violin.
It sounded surprisingly good - though I wouldn’t be first in line to buy the CD.

The next day the Mr Potato Head playing pseudo-Spaniard, whose name I really
should remember because I’ve been seeing him at conventions for years, almost
beat me in the unicycle race! He pulled half a wheel ahead of me at one point.
I’m in such poor shape this year that my abs ached for several hours afterwards.

Apologies to all who care for my likely absence at the third BUC running. It
looks like I’ll be moving that weekend, though we haven’t exchanged contracts
yet so I don’t know for sure.

Then again, if we’re all going to die soon after Wednesday’s second coming then
it probably doesn’t matter anyway.


Danny ‘don’t get me started on solicitors’ Colyer “A custom loathsome to the
eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in
the black, stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke
of the pit that is bottomless” - James I of England on tobacco

Re: Crawley Convention & BUC excuses

Danny Colyer (danny@mos.clara.net) wrote:

: Sarah, if the police catch those thieving individuals I’m sure they’d be
: welcome guests at BUC - they’ll be invaluable at the thief jumping
: competition.

What a neat idea, and it’d be a great comp for total begineers and those like
me who can’t even hop, soft landings and a sense of moral duty undertaken…
what next, shouting idiot slalom, just avoid hitting them till you have had
enough them clip one and your out.

looking forward to the BUC

sarah

Re: Crawley Convention & BUC excuses

Sarah Miller wrote:
> what next, shouting idiot slalom, just avoid hitting them till you have had
> enough them clip one and your out.

Nah, a new variant of the recent unicycle bowling thread - take out as many as
you can. :wink:

> looking forward to the BUC

So, it’s not just me then? :slight_smile:

Regards, Mark.

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