"To Do or Not To Do" on a unicycle

Hi all,

I don’t know if this qualifies for John Foss’s famous list of things “not” to do on a unnicycle, but
I have now combined my new hobby with unicycling and you can see the result at:

This should interest you, esp. if you also share my hobby. Is there anyone on the list
who does?

Stay on top, Jack Halpern
Executive Director for International Development
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.
Website: http://www.kanji.org

I don’t know it looks like a good way to get the flute thing shoved down your throat:) kind of a "don’t run with sharp objects kind of idea.

Steve

No, the thingie would not get shoved down his throat, it would be pushed up through the palette of his mouth, and up into the brain. If it were a very bad fall, who knows, we may even hit grey matter.
-David Kaplan

P.S. Any other thoughts on trajectory of the instrument.

i’ve never played a flute (on or off a unicycle)
i have however played my 5foot didgeridoo while uni’ing
idling and circular breathing poses all sorts of new challenges!

>i have however played my 5foot didgeridoo while uni’ing
idling and circular breathing poses all sorts of new challenges!<

Now there is something I HAVE to see!!!

RE: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

> I don’t know if this qualifies for John Foss’s famous list of
> things “not” to do on a unicycle, but I have now combined my
> new hobby with unicycling and you can see the result at:
> http://www.kanji.org/kanji/jack/quena/

I really do need to update that page, along with the rest of my site. Maybe
by the end of this year…?!

It looks like a recorder or similar straight flute. Probably a little easier
while unicycling than the violin, as done by Gitta B. (Cirkus Changhigh,
Denmark) or Kris Holm. But I’ll grant you this, because of the way it sticks
out from your mouth, I would definitely add it to my page if you sent me a
picture of you doing it on a rocky trail!

BTW, I don’t recommend this for obvious reasons. Plus it wouldn’t actually
get added to the page, it would get added to the pile of stuff waiting
to be added to the page… :slight_smile:

Play on,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com

“If we are what we eat, then I’m easy, fast, and cheap!”

RE: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

> P.S. Any other thoughts on trajectory of the instrument.

Yeah, away from your mouth as you’re falling! Try not to hit bystanders in
the eye…

JF

Re: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

“John Foss” <jfoss@unicycling.com> wrote in message
news:mailman.1024883217.15639.rsu@unicycling.org
> > P.S. Any other thoughts on trajectory of the instrument.
>
> Yeah, away from your mouth as you’re falling! Try not to hit bystanders in
> the eye…
>
> JF
>

There are kids on this forum. So in case you become a unicycling god with
posters, videos, and on everyone’s screen saver, the kids might want to
emulate your particular talent and put an eye out during a fall.

Half in jest
Doug

Re: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

GILD wrote…
>
>i’ve never played a flute (on or off a unicycle)
>i have however played my 5foot didgeridoo while uni’ing
>idling and circular breathing poses all sorts of new challenges!
>

Thank you all for all the comments. By the way, calling a quena a floot is like
calling a uni a bike :slight_smile: A quena is a quena is a quena…

Regards, Jack Halpern
President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508

Re: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

Greetings

In message “RE: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle”,
John Foss wrote…
>> I don’t know if this qualifies for John Foss’s famous list of
>> things “not” to do on a unicycle, but I have now combined my
>> new hobby with unicycling and you can see the result at:
>> http://www.kanji.org/kanji/jack/quena/
>
>I really do need to update that page, along with the rest of my site. Maybe
>by the end of this year…?!
>
>It looks like a recorder or similar straight flute. Probably a little easier

Uh? Just like a uni is not a bike, a quena is not flute. Yes, it’s a quena, that
wonderful instruments best know for El Condor Pasa…

>while unicycling than the violin, as done by Gitta B. (Cirkus Changhigh,
>Denmark) or Kris Holm. But I’ll grant you this, because of the way it sticks
>out from your mouth, I would definitely add it to my page if you sent me a
>picture of you doing it on a rocky trail!

I didn’t actually think I would get the honor of making it to your page for
something so “easy” – but of course not on a rock trail!

>BTW, I don’t recommend this for obvious reasons. Plus it wouldn’t actually
>get added to the page, it would get added to the pile of stuff waiting
>to be added to the page… :slight_smile:
>
>Play on,
>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
>jfoss@unicycling.com
>www.unicycling.com
>
>
>“If we are what we eat, then I’m easy, fast, and cheap!”
>
>

Regards, Jack Halpern
President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508

Re: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 07:59:22 -0500, Jack Halpern <jack@kanji.org>
wrote:

>… my new hobby…
Now you have even less time to produce the multi-language unicycling
thesaurus…

Klaas Bil

Re: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

Greetings

In message “Re: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle”,
Klaas Bil wrote…
>On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 07:59:22 -0500, Jack Halpern <jack@kanji.org>
>wrote:
>
>>… my new hobby…
>Now you have even less time to produce the multi-language unicycling
>thesaurus…

Actually I began to play the quena a few months ago and it saved me from
my severe workaholism… To tell you the truth, making dicitonaries is for me
just as much a hobby as it is work, but our company went through a bad crisis.
When I do do the unicycling dictionary – soon, I hope – I will do it in full
earnestness.

For those who want to get started in helping out, I can put the list if English
headwords on my site for adding, changing and possibly deleting.

Stay on top, Jack Halpern
Executive Director for International Development
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.
Website: http://www.kanji.org

Re: “To Do or Not To Do” on a unicycle

On Tue, 25 Jun 2002 10:31:49 -0500, Jack Halpern <jack@kanji.org>
wrote:

>For those who want to get started in helping out, I can put the list if English
>headwords on my site for adding, changing and possibly deleting.

Please tell us when it’s done. And secondly tell us when you’ve
decided that the English headwords list is to be considered final. You
see, this job runs with little effort from your side, or so it seems.

Klaas Bil

Jack, if you’re in Japan, you ought to check out the shakuhachi (I tried to post the Nihongo, but it looks like the kanji won’t display). It’s similar to the quena as far as the embouchure goes… but maybe more difficult to play… whether sitting on a uni or tatami…

… not as heavy as a didgeridoo, though!