Interesting unicyclist

I had the pleasure of seeing an interesting display of unicycling talent this
afternoon at fall Internet World, New York City, USA.

Idling on a 6 foot giraffe (16-inch wheel, semi-custom from Tom Miller, he told
me later), he extricated himself from a padlocked straight-jacket. While
delivering his vendor’s pitch.

The 'jacket was tight - I helped strap it on and padlocked it myself. He
recruited 2 passers-by to hold the uni, cautioning them to keep their hands
above the chain. And four others to lift him onto the saddle. At his
instruction, one by one, his helpers backed away, leaving him idling on the
deep-pile carpeting ot the Javits Center.

Sorry, didn’t catch his name. Sure enjoyed his show!

I think the vendor did email gateways. Email me for their name if you want,
commercials don’t belong here.

Rick Plavnicky plav@eclipse.net from my box to yours
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Re: Interesting unicyclist

>
>-> Idling on a 6 foot giraffe (16-inch wheel, semi-custom from Tom -> Miller,
>he told me later), he extricated himself from a padlocked -> straight-jacket.
>While delivering his vendor’s pitch.
>
>I’ve always known Straight-jacket’s and unicycle’s go together… just not at
>the same time.

Perhaps it’ll start a trend! <g

Re: Interesting unicyclist

> -> Idling on a 6 foot giraffe (16-inch wheel, semi-custom from Tom -> Miller,
> he told me later), he extricated himself from a padlocked -> straight-jacket.
> While delivering his vendor’s pitch.
>
> I’ve always known Straight-jacket’s and unicycle’s go together… just not at
> the same time.
>
> GENE
>

I agree totally.

The performer thinks: Wow, if I do all of this hard stuff at the same time the
audience will be really impressed at my high skill level.

The audience thinks: Gee, if he can get out of a straightjacket and ride that
tall unicycle all at the same time it couldn’t be too hard after all.

Suggestion: How about doing one thing so well that the audience will be
impressed. (showmanship helps here).


Wayne van Wijk wvanwijk@gil.com.au

I’m not scared of pussy cats, they only eat up mice and rats. But a
hippopotamus, he could eat the lot of us. -Spike Milligan