muni on Australian TV ad

Hi all

Was watching the cricket (prime time TV here in oz) and saw an ad for
monster.com.au Imagine my surprise when half way through I saw vision of
Kris Holm riding a muni trail.

There’s hope for some of us yet.

Phil

Hi Phil,

After all the work of making it, I’ve never actually seen the ad. How
did it look?
How many seconds of riding did they use? I also shot some scenes where
I was playing air guitar
with my unicycle in the back of a stretch limo, sitting on cream white
leather seats, after riding
in the mud and the rain all day. Did they use any of that?

Cheers,

Kris.

— Phil <philowen@cisco.REMOVETOREPLY.com> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Was watching the cricket (prime time TV here in oz) and saw an ad for
> monster.com.au Imagine my surprise when half way through I saw vision
of
> Kris Holm riding a muni trail.
>
> There’s hope for some of us yet.
>
> Phil
>


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> Was watching the cricket (prime time TV here in oz) and saw an ad for
> monster.com.au Imagine my surprise when half way through I
> saw vision of Kris Holm riding a muni trail.

Jacquie and I had our Kris Holm sighting yesterday in the Portland (OR)
airport. Jacquie had heard her accountant mention Outdoor Photographer
magazine as a place he’d seen a picture of a unicyclist. Sure enough, it
was
Kris on the edge of a big dropoff at White Mountain Peak, from last
summer.
The article was a great one, in which the author/photographer (who hung
out
with the unicyclists and raced Kris back to the cars) talks about how
you
should always bring a camera!

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

“You’re not supposed to wash your Roach armor” - Nathan Hoover, on
safety
equipment cleaning methods

Kris’s name has come up quite a bit when I’m at bike stores looking for parts, or simple when people see me riding and stop to talk. Is Kris the next Elvis?

Kris

The ad came up pretty well - you had about 3 or 4 seconds. Like most normal
people I tune out during ads, all I saw was you riding on a log over a
drop, if they had any limo shots I must have tuned them out as ‘not uni,
not relevant’.

I’ll watch out for the ad and actually watch it with full attention next
time.

Phil

danger_uni@yahoo.com (Kris Holm) wrote in
<mailman.1012234298.23646.rsu@unicycling.org>:

>Hi Phil,
>
>After all the work of making it, I’ve never actually seen the ad. How
>did it look? How many seconds of riding did they use? I also shot some
>scenes where I was playing air guitar with my unicycle in the back of a
>stretch limo, sitting on cream white leather seats, after riding in the
>mud and the rain all day. Did they use any of that?
>
>Cheers,
>
>Kris.

> Is Kris the next Elvis?

Kris is better than Elvis.

  • Kris can play a mean fiddle
  • Kris is alive

JF

> Is Kris the next Elvis?

Kris is better than Elvis.

  • Kris can play a mean fiddle
  • Kris is alive

JF

> Is Kris the next Elvis?

Kris is better than Elvis.

  • Kris can play a mean fiddle
  • Kris is alive

JF

Kris will one day have his own postage stamp.
Kris will hopefully never have a Vegas show.

I also try impersonating Kris, just like many impersonate Elvis.

Where I live today is Up Helly Aa which is a supposed Viking fire festival
created back in Victorian times. I’m off to see the procession of some 1000
men dressed up in their various squad outfits - the number if low cut
dresses, padded bras, fishnet stockings, lipstick and false eyelashes worn
by said squad members is quite bewildering… given the gruff real beer
drinking
men who inhabit this island.

I think I’ve seen at least one squad all dressed up as Elvis every year.
Legend has it that one guy rode a unicycle as part of his squads act - over
a ramp no less. This is quite an achievement given the huge quantities of
alcohol each squad member must consume. I was stopped a couple of months ago
by a guy asking how to ride… he had to learn for his squads act tonight.
Lets just say my eyes will be peeled this evening for a drunk man wobbling
around on one wheel and carrying a very large and very heavy flaming torch
in amongst lots of equally inebriated men in highly flammable costumes!

Neil

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“Neil Dunlop” <neild@roachmill.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:<mailman.1012287760.1159.rsu@unicycling.org>…
> > > Is Kris the next Elvis?
> >
> > Kris is better than Elvis.
> >
> > - Kris can play a mean fiddle
> > - Kris is alive
>
> Kris (and 99% of the worlds population I guess) don’t wear no flared
sequin
> jump suits.

So that leaves 1% - about 60,000,000 people. That’s roughly equivalent
to the entire population of France wandering around in flared sequin
jump suits (from expensive French designers of course). There’s
something about that that really scares me!

Have fun!

Graeme


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> Increasingly I get calls from reporters who
> simply want to do a story because they’ve seen me in media
> somewhere else, not because I’ve done
> anything particularly new or difficult or interesting.

Yes, it’s amazing how much plain old copying goes on in that industry, and
how seemingly few of these reporters want to actually go out and get their
own stories. Before it was Kris it was George Peck. Most of these reporters
usually talk to me at some point, but they all seem to want to know about
the guy they saw in this or that article.

> Even though it totally doesn’t suit my personality I’ve gone
> with it, since I think it’s good for the sport.

It is, so we appreciate it. The more people see unicycling, especially
outdoors and off road, the more they will perceive it as an athletic
activity and not just a circus thing.

> especially in our sport where there are such
> hugely skilled riders out there, including many artistic
> riders who aren’t well known but have a
> much higher absolute level of skill than I do.

Can’t seem to get the press as interested in people doing tricks indoors.
Adventure sports seem “cool” these days, and apparently they are great for
press. I think if more of these “reporters” saw video of some of the top
Freestyle (or Standard Skill, or Hockey, etc.) riders, they would be more
interested in “copying” what they’d just seen.

> I never thought I’d say this but I’m starting to sympathize
> with actors who complain about getting
> too much media scrutiny- after the nth answer to the same
> question, over and over, it definately
> becomes more of a job than a novelty.

Sounds like you need a big FAQ on your Web site. Then you can answer
questions with answers like “www.krisholm.com/faq/14.htm

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

“You’re not supposed to wash your Roach armor” - Nathan Hoover, on safety
equipment cleaning methods

Hey,
Elvis could very well be alive, they jsut haven’t found him for a very very
long time. He still might show up.
Dustin
Zupancic

“John Foss” <john_foss@asinet.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1012260939.28643.rsu@unicycling.org
> > Is Kris the next Elvis?
>
> Kris is better than Elvis.
>
> - Kris can play a mean fiddle
> - Kris is alive
>
> JF

> > Is Kris the next Elvis?
>
> Kris is better than Elvis.
>
> - Kris can play a mean fiddle
> - Kris is alive

Kris (and 99% of the worlds population I guess) don’t wear no flared sequin
jump suits.

“Neil Dunlop” <neild@roachmill.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:<mailman.1012287760.1159.rsu@unicycling.org>…
> > > Is Kris the next Elvis?
> >
> > Kris is better than Elvis.
> >
> > - Kris can play a mean fiddle
> > - Kris is alive
>
> Kris (and 99% of the worlds population I guess) don’t wear no flared sequin
> jump suits.

So that leaves 1% - about 60,000,000 people. That’s roughly equivalent
to the entire population of France wandering around in flared sequin
jump suits (from expensive French designers of course). There’s
something about that that really scares me!

Have fun!

Graeme

I’ve found it interesting how the “cult of celebrity” in media, has influenced the type of media
coverage I’ve gotten for various filming efforts. Increasingly I get calls from reporters who
simply want to do a story because they’ve seen me in media somewhere else, not because I’ve done
anything particularly new or difficult or interesting.

Even though it totally doesn’t suit my personality I’ve gone with it, since I think it’s good for
the sport. But I still think that it is quite weird, especially in our sport where there are such
hugely skilled riders out there, including many artistic riders who aren’t well known but have a
much higher absolute level of skill than I do.

I never thought I’d say this but I’m starting to sympathize with actors who complain about getting
too much media scrutiny- after the nth answer to the same question, over and over, it definately
becomes more of a job than a novelty.

-Kris.


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If we wait long enough we can say that he’s dead due to age.

what happens if kris wants to wear a flared
sequin
jump suit?

He’s still better than Elvis in my book. BTW, if you’re lurking, no offence
Elvis :wink:

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what happens if kris wants to wear a flared
sequin
jump suit?


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On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 23:47:40 GMT, “Unipickle” <unipickle@home.com>
wrote:

>Hey,
>Elvis could very well be alive, they jsut haven’t found him for a very very
>long time.
A vital bit of information is that they found him dead. It could
hardly be expected that they found him alive after that even for a
very very long time. (This is not intended as a statement about
religion.)

Klaas Bil

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