living by the sword
July 2, 2007 5:30 AM   Subscribe

Sword swallowing news (scroll down). The history of swordswallowing. Living sword swallowers and their websites, like the belly dancer-neon-sword swallower. X-rays, side effects. [previously]
posted by nickyskye (14 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Open wide and say ahhhhh.
posted by caddis at 6:15 AM on July 2, 2007

Maybe it's just the wealth of porny posts recently, but I find this all so homoerotic.
posted by Help, I can't stop talking! at 6:17 AM on July 2, 2007

Somehow the (scroll down) seems appropriate to sword swallowing news.

And as the Great Zimmerman said:

Here is your throat back
Thanks for the loan!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:23 AM on July 2, 2007

That chick from the Howard Stern movie have a website?
posted by RavinDave at 6:50 AM on July 2, 2007

I am so sick. I was hoping for pics of terrible side effects...
posted by misha at 8:19 AM on July 2, 2007

Gah! From the side effects article:
"...and a belly dancer suffered a major haemorrhage when a bystander pushed dollar bills into her belt causing three blades in her oesophagus to scissor."
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:38 AM on July 2, 2007

posted by misha at 10:14 AM on July 2, 2007

Aww man, now I really have a crush on nickyskye;)
posted by vronsky at 1:44 PM on July 2, 2007

Dear vronsky, why would a post on sword swallowing cause you to say such a thing? And I thought you had a crush on me already. You mean you didn't and I've been imagining things?

Or do you just really like the topic of swordswallowing?
posted by nickyskye at 5:09 PM on July 2, 2007

*stares at feet, face turns red. mumbles something about stupid attempt at humor... considers suicide.*
posted by vronsky at 6:09 PM on July 2, 2007

aww noo noo. Just curious is all. :) I still love you.
posted by nickyskye at 6:13 PM on July 2, 2007

Can I recommend the wonderful book by Dan Mannix here, Memoir's of a Sword Swallower. One of my favourite books, and I see from this fine website that his wife also wrote a memoir, Married to Adventure, that I'd very much like to read.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:19 PM on July 2, 2007

Sore throats are common...
posted by motty at 7:07 PM on July 2, 2007

Let Hans Rosling demonstrate culture.
posted by hortense at 9:39 PM on July 2, 2007

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