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Combat Juggling. No, really.

Dan Lewis's Now I Know newsletter brings us the story of Combat Juggling, and I bring it to you just because it's weird.
posted by Etrigan on May 31, 2016 - 15 comments

Raw Art, post-circus physical acts of beauty, grace and skill

Forget about circus. Forget about glittering costumes, caged animals and clowns with their old hat jokes. Circus can be alternative…
This is the vision of Ukrainian director Taras Pozdnyakov with his Kiev-based circus project Raw Art, "post-circus," a response to the large-scale blockbusters, such as Cirque du Soleil and Franco Dragone. Acts focus on individual and small group performances, such as the award-winning structure-free gymnastic performance by the brothers Iroshnikov, and solo performances by Sergey Timofeev and Alexander Koblikov. There is a trio of jugglers, choreographed jumprope routines, ring work and much more on YouTube and Vimeo.
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 10, 2015 - 9 comments

Juggling Gentlemen - It's Business Time

3m55s of the most clever ball handling you will see all season.
posted by hippybear on Oct 29, 2015 - 28 comments

Inspired by mathematical theorems or open problems...

Conveyer Belt Font. More mathematical and puzzle fonts/typefaces you can play with in your browser. Read about them in the article Fun with Fonts: Algorithmic Typography. [PDF]
posted by Wolfdog on Sep 8, 2015 - 6 comments

I didn't think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows

French magician and juggler Antoine Terrieux created a series of remarkably self-sustaining sculptures using different arrangements of hair dryers, and has also incorporated them in funny ways in his stage performance. He also plays with a diabolo in ways that seem to defy gravity. [via]
posted by a lungful of dragon on Jun 19, 2015 - 19 comments

Tubular feels

Bach's Prelude No. 1 in C major aux tubes musicaux by French juggling troupe Liason Carbone
posted by a lungful of dragon on Apr 10, 2015 - 11 comments

"A Very Long Routine Compared To .. The Others Foot-Juggling Acts"

Selyna Bogino (facebook, twitter) is an Italian circus performer and antipode (foot) juggler. One of her practice videos, involving five basketballs, has almost two million views on youtube since 2011. In an interview about the video, she noted that she's a fifth generation circus performer and has been practicing since she was 8 years old. She can also do amazing things with hula hoops, and with clubs (another practice video).
posted by VioletU on Jul 10, 2014 - 10 comments

At least they're not juggling baby geese

Combat Juggling is a thing? Yes, Combat Juggling is a thing.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI on Apr 16, 2014 - 21 comments

Why did Anthony Gatto back away from his art?

I feel like I should let you know what you’re in for. This is a long story about a juggler. It gets into some areas that matter in all sports, such as performance and audience and ambition, but there’s absolutely a lot of juggling in the next 6,700 words. ... The usual strategies of sportswriting depend on the writer and reader sharing a set of passions and references that make it easy to speed along on rivers of stats and myth, but you almost certainly don’t know as much about juggling as you do about football or baseball. Dropped: Why did Anthony Gatto, the greatest juggler alive — and perhaps of all time — back away from his art to open a construction business?
posted by metaBugs on Mar 19, 2014 - 30 comments

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease

Paragliding Circus [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns on Jan 16, 2014 - 4 comments

Juggling + Ceramic Art = Dangerous Games

Jo Kamm is a ceramic artist. He's also a member of the Kansas City Juggling Club. He's found a way to combine his passions.
posted by snottydick on Sep 11, 2013 - 4 comments

"Ahh, Cat Juggling. The sport of kings. Crazy, crazy kings."

I Like to Juggle With My Cats [slyt | probably not what you expect]
posted by quin on Jun 27, 2013 - 21 comments

That's what I'm doing.

Ravi solves a Rubik's cube while juggling. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on Feb 28, 2013 - 13 comments

contact juggling

Contact juggling: a championship performance by Yanazo (Akihiro Yanai) at the Japan Juggling Festival 2012 earlier this month - it won first prize; he juggles one, two, and finally three balls by rolling them on his body, occasionally tossing them with his body movements instead of his hands. [more inside]
posted by flex on Oct 26, 2012 - 24 comments

Every possible joke about balls has been made before, but be my guest

There are lots of different approaches to making a juggling video. A purist might explore the limits of 3 ball juggling, or try interesting movements with 3 clubs. Others might like to bounce their balls, although it can get a little noisy. Personally, I have a weakness for club passing, whether it's compilations of jugglers' favourite patterns, or jaw-droppingly impressive technical competitions. Fatboy slim's competition to make a juggling-themed music video to one of his songs yeilded some good stuff, and for people into juggling as a hobby, there are some great in-jokes to be found. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Jul 17, 2012 - 9 comments

But Can He Sweep with It?

Robert James Webber is really good with a broom. [slyt] [via]
posted by quin on Jul 14, 2012 - 27 comments

Dancing Lights

Conceptual Juggling using illuminated balls is exceptionally mesmerizing. [slyt]
posted by quin on Jun 23, 2012 - 23 comments

"Hey asshole - I ordered a beer 20 minutes ago!"

Alexander Shtifanov of Ukraine, the worlds most talented bartender
posted by Blasdelb on May 29, 2012 - 53 comments

European Juggling Convention 2011

The 34th European Juggling Convention is currently taking place in Munich. [more inside]
posted by Ahab on Aug 9, 2011 - 7 comments

AZO Showreel 2010

AZO strikes again. Showreel 2010 features more jumping, juggling and WTF DID THAT GUY JUST DO??? Previously and previously.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 10, 2010 - 54 comments

That's right: The left-hand return goes in the right office. The right-hand return goes in the left office! Very good!

"You know, a lot of people ask me—well, some people ask me—two people asked me once—'What is facilities management, again?' Let me clarify this: facilities management is a very specialized function that is evolving in Corporate America, which takes care of the management of facilities for said corporations. Is that a lot clearer?"

The Juggler explains facilities management. (single link Google video) [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Nov 30, 2010 - 15 comments

Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women

Ricky Jay had a TV special in 1989 - Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women - based on the book of the same name, which featured magic, juggling, amazing feats, stunts, and performances, including a musical performance on wine glasses, a human calculator who could determine cube-routes of numbers in her head, and an antique acrobatic clockwork doll. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). (Previously and previously and previouslier)
posted by twoleftfeet on Jul 29, 2010 - 18 comments

Parkour + juggling + wushu + cigar boxes + ...

Parkour + juggling + wushu + cigar boxes + ... (SLYT) Aung Zaw-Oo's 2009 show reel.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Dec 21, 2009 - 50 comments

A Normal Day

SYTL: A Normal Day [more inside]
posted by kolophon on Jul 22, 2009 - 16 comments

Anthony Gatto

Anthony Gatto The worlds best juggler (autoplaying sound).
posted by dead cousin ted on Dec 17, 2008 - 21 comments

Not THAT kind of paddle game!

Flash Friday: Pel will sate your need for a paddle game with juggling thrown in for good measure.
posted by schyler523 on Dec 5, 2008 - 11 comments

magical balls

This fun Japanese contact juggler's clip is proving popular lately, but he is not the first Japanese practitioner of the art to surface online. Here are several more highly entertaining Japanese contact juggler clips worth watching: one, two (starts about 1:06), three, four, five. (all via the highly entertaining Ministry of Manipulation's blog). [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Jun 5, 2008 - 27 comments

01010010 01001001 01010000

If you are reading this post on a computer attached to the Internet, you can thank Claude Shannon (1916-2001). It was his work, starting with A Mathematical Theory of Communication, that first enabled humans to extract digital perfection from the analog world by creating the field of Information Theory. Like most computer nerds of his day, who often had to program their computers by moving wires around or even mechanical linkages, he was also an electronics and mechanical whiz who could create a juggling robot and The Ultimate Machine.
posted by DU on May 6, 2008 - 35 comments

Lyrical juggler Thomas Arthur

Out of control three ball juggling video with Thomas Arthur.
posted by commonmedia on Nov 8, 2007 - 29 comments

The Flying Karamazov Brothers' Comedy of Errors

In 2003, the Flying Karamazov Brothers workshopped a piece with The Bobs entitled "The Comedy of Eras". In 1992, they performed a show about Le Pétomane billed as "A Comedy of Airs". And in 1983, they started the cycle by creating a vaudeville adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Comedy of Errors". When they brought this adaptation back to the stage in 1987, PBS aired a performance live from Lincoln Center. Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of that broadcast, and if you enjoy good juggling or bad Shakespeare, you can celebrate by watching it online: part 1, part 2. (Last two links are Google Video, about an hour each.)
posted by hades on Jun 23, 2007 - 18 comments

Don't eat anything for four days before or after Juggling Tae Bo.

Juggling TaeBo Masterclass. With bonus Russian girl bench press routine. [youtubefilter]
posted by The Monkey on Sep 26, 2006 - 25 comments

Juggling Clips. Yes.

JuggleThis.net. Soooo many video clips of people juggling. My favorite so far: lots and lots of footage of casual backstage juggling from some convention (45Mb .mpg file).
posted by staggernation on Aug 29, 2006 - 8 comments

People in Glass Cones Shouldn't Juggle

Interesting juggling routine video - set inside an inverted 8 foot tall plexiglass cone, the performer incorporates the curves of the transparent walls around him to unique effect. More by the same guy here.
posted by jonson on Jun 1, 2006 - 50 comments

Advanced Dissing

Bliss sucks. See?
posted by I Love Tacos on Mar 10, 2006 - 59 comments

DDR + juggling?

Oh, sure, you've got moves. But can you JUGGLE? [embedded wmv][via]
posted by monju_bosatsu on Apr 13, 2005 - 16 comments

Raving Jugglers

Gandini Juggling. Starts out slowly, but gets much more complicated. Like lights and shiny things? Need Drama, Romance? Stop breaking my balls. (Make sure to visit their sister site: The Racketeers.)
posted by quasistoic on Dec 22, 2004 - 10 comments

Playing with balls

He plays the piano with his balls (SFW)
posted by mr.marx on Jul 2, 2004 - 14 comments

Yo Yo Guy

Infinite Illusions: Juggling Supplies, Unicycles, Yo-Yos and Tops.
posted by hama7 on Jan 28, 2004 - 8 comments


Luke Burrage is a juggler.
posted by crunchland on Jul 21, 2003 - 5 comments

Chapter 472 In The Infinite Almanac Of Useless Web Skills

Teach Yourself To Juggle: but - please! - only if you've got serious time to spare, for it is indeed an exquisite Flash tutorial, wot I am vengefully passing on from Bifurcated Rivets, wot infected me with this bleedin', debilitating, time-wasting disease in the first place.
posted by MiguelCardoso on Apr 1, 2003 - 13 comments

juggling goes to the movies

Someone's magnificent obsession: an exhaustive list of movies which have contained jugglers, or scenes involving juggling. There are many, many more than you could have possibly imagined, if you're the type who actually spends times imagining such things. There are also lists of movies which contain bagpipes, accordians, librarians, and math.
posted by iconomy on Nov 21, 2002 - 20 comments

X-treme juggler!

X-treme juggler! Jason Garfield is, apparently, one of the best jugglers in the world. (I'm not a fan, I happened across this link while perusing Todd Smith Juggling Equipment.) Jason is quite a juggler, judging from the video clips (Quicktime). He's also quite full of himself, judging from his bio and his Rules of Life. Just thought I'd share the weirdness.
posted by starvingartist on Sep 26, 2002 - 30 comments

The Animated William Blake

The Animated William Blake "embraces both the freak and the genius, illuminating the artist's visionary poetry with juggling and physical theater." Earthly delights include t-shirts and fortune cookies.
posted by bingo on Mar 29, 2002 - 4 comments

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