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June 20, 2005 9:15 AM   Subscribe

How to perform strong man stunts - learn how to how to how to lift and swing a man with your teeth, how to support 1000 lbs. of living weight with ease, and other manly feats that will get you looking Charles Atlas buff for the summer. See also.
posted by madamjujujive (26 comments total)

 
how to how to how to - duh. sorry for the stutter.
posted by madamjujujive at 9:25 AM on June 20, 2005


I never could master that deck-tearing stunt, and God knows I'm sad enough to have tried numerous times. However, I can drive an ordinary drinking straw clean through a whole potato. Drives the chicks wild, that one.
posted by Decani at 9:54 AM on June 20, 2005


Nothing says strongman more that those slippers.
posted by phirleh at 10:04 AM on June 20, 2005


another he-man post from madamjujujive.

how does she do it?
posted by three blind mice at 10:05 AM on June 20, 2005


(via we make money not art)
posted by glider at 10:33 AM on June 20, 2005


I don't want to look like Charles Atlas, he hasn't got a penis in that picture. Show me a professional weightlifter who hasnt caused damage to his nuts and I'll maybe reconsider.
posted by longbaugh at 10:44 AM on June 20, 2005


There is nothing that will set off a chorus of "Whom are you kiddin'?" at a party as when you say you can lift any man in the gang over your head with one hand and walk away with him.

The archaic language is the best thing on the site. There's a certain type of writing found only in ancient dime-pamphlets which is very entertaining. The tricks are good too, I'm going to drive a nail through something next chance I get - of course I'll have to make sure I bring my ball of cloth.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 10:51 AM on June 20, 2005


There is nothing that will set off a chorus of "Whom are you kiddin'?" at a party as when you say you can lift any man in the gang over your head with one hand and walk away with him.

It depends on what kind of party you're at, in my experience.
posted by Decani at 11:01 AM on June 20, 2005


*tears a phone book in halves*

thanks mjjj!
posted by matteo at 11:10 AM on June 20, 2005


(via we make money not art)

nope.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:27 AM on June 20, 2005


nope

That's where it first made the blog rounds from about two months ago as far as I know, passing through a wide variety of blogs since then...
posted by glider at 11:57 AM on June 20, 2005


Oops, you're right, it's via tacky-times
posted by glider at 11:59 AM on June 20, 2005


How to tear a telephone book in halves...

I have seen it recommended elsewhere that you bake the phone book in the oven at 350 for a while to soften it up.
posted by StickyCarpet at 12:10 PM on June 20, 2005


I honestly did just try to rip a 2 inch thick phone book in half. I admit to cheating a little by starting the first 3 or 4 pages, by making a little rip. Then I bent the book as shown in the stunt, and I actually got about half way through it before I mistakenly straightened the pages out. I think my hands are too small to start with a book that thick. Awesome, mjjj! I'm going to practice at work on the sly (we only have about, oh, 100 or so old phone books here) and then I'm going to amaze my friends and relatives with my inhuman strength. Don't mess with me.

On preview: brings new meaning to the words cook book - will try that!
posted by iconomy at 12:12 PM on June 20, 2005


Bah, I prefer to tear phone books in half the old fashioned way: brute force.
posted by substrate at 1:04 PM on June 20, 2005


gilder, woe is you, you've stumbled on one of my pet peeves - tho I am sue you meant well. But I am driven a bit batty when someone - not just you - steps in-thread to state where the poster found the link. It's a little presumptuous to do that, no?

I couldn't remember where I found "stunts" but when you pointed out wmmna, I knew it wasn't my source because I rarely visit there. And it wan't Tacky Times (whose link was unattributed, incidentally) because I had never heard of that. But your *correction* nettled me a bit so I googled to dig up my source ... Chris at Cynical C - a real gem of a blog - posted way back on May 5th, several weeks before anyone else picked it up. I wish I had credited him which is my custom more often than not because he has a fine blog. But the link probably didn't start there either. Chris says he gets his links from other blogs. Maybe he got it from Geisha Asobi who ran this eons ago. Or perhaps from our own dobbs who posted the parent site here some months ago.

My point is - no one owns links. They are out there for anyone to find. Myself, I have sometimes unearthed *original* links only to see them picked up here or on Boing Boing within a matter of hours with no attribution - c'est la vie, that's the internets for ya. Links really have no parents beyond the site creator.

So pardon my nutty little derail, but as I said, it is a pet peeve and I wanted to state my thoughts on the matter once & for all. But something good has come of it because Tacky Times has been a great discovery for me, so thanks for that pointer. Now excuse me while I go steal some of their links. ;-)
posted by madamjujujive at 1:20 PM on June 20, 2005


Look they've even got tips on how to juggle relationships with four men!

Great find in any case, madamjujujive!
posted by fenriq at 1:49 PM on June 20, 2005


It's the inside that counts.
posted by Thayer-P at 4:10 PM on June 20, 2005


I really really wanted to be known as a strong person, but the darn spike tore the lace on my hanky and all the whoms laughed at me. I could cry.
posted by Cranberry at 4:55 PM on June 20, 2005


StickyCarpet: I have seen it recommended elsewhere that you bake the phone book in the oven at 350 for a while to soften it up.

Not quite. You use a MUCH MUCH lower temperature. The idea isn't to soften it up — it's to "brittle" it up a bit by removing the mosture. (Recall how really old paper almost bursts into slivers under the touch. Same principle. "Heat" replacing "time" in this equation.)
posted by RavinDave at 8:29 PM on June 20, 2005


how does she do it?

this was the best. derail. ever.

madamjujujive, just a clarification, my comment was offered in the spirit of the FPP. man lifts 1000 lbs, audience visibly impressed wonder "how does he do it?"

and then in a FPP revealing how amazing feats of strength are performed, the thread derailed into a discussion about how amazing feats of FPPing are performed. fantastic.

not having the time, or interest, to hang out on every internet street corner, i could care less where a poster stops and cops her links. as long as the smoke is first rate, i'm stoked.

if it keeps me from having to visit dangerous internet neighborhoods, so much the better.
posted by three blind mice at 11:54 PM on June 20, 2005


madamjujujive, it doesn't matter to me where you lifted the link, nor do I have a problem with it -- it's a great site. Someone asked where it was from, so I posted the first site that I knew of to start its journey through the repostosphere. I post stuff on my own blog that's via MeFi all the time and feel no guilt for doing so and I'm not suggesting you should feel guilt for doing the same.
posted by glider at 11:59 PM on June 20, 2005


eh, what bugged me yesterday seems petty of me today, glider. My apologies if I misinterpreted your intent...and for mangling your name, even worse.

three blind mice, mefi is a dangerous neighborhood ;-)
posted by madamjujujive at 4:04 AM on June 21, 2005


I am so going to start soaking some limestone in water. I want to bust me some rocks!

(With my luck I'll probably grab some granite by mistake, and end up with a hunk of wet granite and a broken hand...)
posted by caution live frogs at 5:45 AM on June 21, 2005


they never explain how to get to the party at which you demonstrate said strong man skills...
posted by muppetboy at 6:07 AM on June 21, 2005


why muppetboy, I am sure all the people at your next local meetup would be happy to see you demonstrate your new mad strong skillz. The top exercise looks like a natural for audience participation.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:11 AM on June 21, 2005


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