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Topic: New ten in one in N.Y.C. to open
Message: Posted by: DonDriver (Oct 6, 2009 07:03PM)
My friend Arnold from New York City just told me about this.Maybe Todd knows more.

http://www.carnivalnyc.com/

Later,Don
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Oct 6, 2009 07:21PM)
It's not a 10-in-1.

Bowlmor lanes is an old time bowling alley in Greenwich Village that the hipster crowd has made popular again in their ironic way.

The roof of the building had several tennis courts that belonged to a local health club. The roof is enclosed in a bubble tent. Some time ago, Bowlmor took over the space and built in a dance/nightclub. They have now remodeled it with a carnival theme and put in a dozen games including a dunk tank, a funhouse VIP area, a bar and food service.

There will be a small stage with circus and some sideshow acts. It is possible that the Coney Island Sideshow will be doing a night there during the off season. And it is also possible that a VIP here at the Café will be a resident performer there as well.

Their opening night is this Thursday.
Message: Posted by: DonDriver (Oct 6, 2009 07:48PM)
Yep,if it has a name like "Carnival" and its in New York City...Tood is the man to ask about it.

Later,Don
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 6, 2009 08:14PM)
If it struggles to make money....I know a Guy who knows a Guy who Knows a Guy that will be able to "Save It".....seriously...
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Oct 6, 2009 08:51PM)
That bubble enclosure is already filled with hot air, so there will be no need for him. Though, the dunk tank does need a good bozo.



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On 2009-10-06 21:14, The Curator of the Unusual wrote:
If it struggles to make money....I know a Guy who knows a Guy who Knows a Guy that will be able to "Save It".....seriously...
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Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 6, 2009 09:10PM)
Was that a bubble enclosure, or bubba?
Message: Posted by: abigkahuna/1 (Oct 6, 2009 10:12PM)
Sayeth Todd,

Though, the dunk tank does need a good bozo.

I love those guys--they were out in Arizona a couple of years back, Dunk Bobo..The crowd got a little worked up as the rubes out there had never heard or seen anything like it.. Ha!
Message: Posted by: Rick West (Oct 6, 2009 10:24PM)
Don...who's this NY "Tood" guy???


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On 2009-10-06 20:48, DonDriver wrote:
Yep,if it has a name like "Carnival" and its in New York City...Tood is the man to ask about it.

Later,Don
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Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 6, 2009 11:15PM)
Todd...Here's photo Lori took of my Friend and BEST BoBo I have ever seen...I can hook you up if you like....
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Oct 6, 2009 11:25PM)
Tood? His first name is Atta. Ya got that, bub?

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On 2009-10-06 23:24, Rick West wrote:
Don...who's this NY "Tood" guy???


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On 2009-10-06 20:48, DonDriver wrote:
Yep,if it has a name like "Carnival" and its in New York City...Tood is the man to ask about it.

Later,Don
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Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 6, 2009 11:40PM)
I saw New York on TV once. Did they get the monkey off the building yet?
Message: Posted by: Rick West (Oct 6, 2009 11:41PM)
Auditioning for the Duck Tank...?

Next...

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On 2009-10-07 00:25, Todd Robbins wrote:
Tood? His first name is Atta. Ya got that, bub?

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On 2009-10-06 23:24, Rick West wrote:
Don...who's this NY "Tood" guy???


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On 2009-10-06 20:48, DonDriver wrote:
Yep,if it has a name like "Carnival" and its in New York City...Tood is the man to ask about it.

Later,Don
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Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Oct 7, 2009 06:21AM)
High and dry!

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On 2009-10-07 00:41, Rick West wrote:
Auditioning for the Duck Tank...?

Next...

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On 2009-10-07 00:25, Todd Robbins wrote:
Tood? His first name is Atta. Ya got that, bub?

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On 2009-10-06 23:24, Rick West wrote:
Don...who's this NY "Tood" guy???


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On 2009-10-06 20:48, DonDriver wrote:
Yep,if it has a name like "Carnival" and its in New York City...Tood is the man to ask about it.

Later,Don
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Message: Posted by: Rick West (Oct 7, 2009 09:05AM)
Ok, "High and Dry!"...let's hear your best tank cracks.

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On 2009-10-07 07:21, Todd Robbins wrote:
High and dry!

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On 2009-10-07 00:41, Rick West wrote:
Auditioning for the Duck Tank...?

Next...

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On 2009-10-07 00:25, Todd Robbins wrote:
Tood? His first name is Atta. Ya got that, bub?

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On 2009-10-06 23:24, Rick West wrote:
Don...who's this NY "Tood" guy???
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Message: Posted by: Utah_Showman (Oct 7, 2009 11:22AM)
The guy in the BoBo tank at the Utah State Fair was told to take it easy on the Marks. Watch what he said.

Just like the BCS not mention or post the word freaks on the show.

While Lori was taking the photo that Jim posted the guy in the BoBo tank told her that the Old Hippie (a reference to yours truly) had been there earlier taking photos.

Jack C had 3 shows on the midway, when Tiny Tina was ask to take her photo she had a come apart... Didn't want her photo taken.

Well that's Utah for Ya!

Great photographs by Lori Ballard.
http://www.sideshowworld.com/SP-LB-BOBO-UTAH-2009.html
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 7, 2009 11:57AM)
Wow! Real Photo Journalism! Very nice.
Message: Posted by: T-RAY (Oct 7, 2009 12:51PM)
Jim, tell Lori she is amazing! Classic photos!
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Oct 7, 2009 12:57PM)
I certainly agree...those are great photos!
Message: Posted by: The Curator of the Unusual (Oct 7, 2009 04:47PM)
Water, Water, BoBo needs aaaa Baseball plaaayer....Yea, you with the Big ears, yea you stupid!..Not you Guys...the stupid one with the Big ears..Yea, I might be all wet, but I'll dry...you'll always be stupid!...stupid!...with Big Ears to Boot!...hahahahahahhyeeeee....Hey look at he size of the nose on that guy...no wonder he can't hit the target...he's got impaired vision with that Big nose in the way!...hahahahahahahhyeee!...
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Oct 7, 2009 05:15PM)
Many years ago in Myrtle beach South Carolina they had a dunk tank themed as "The Creature Tank". The guy inside wore a Creature from the Black Lagoon costume while hurling the constant stream of insults.
I really liked it themed that way...a creature behind the bars and in a tank of water...it all made sense.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 7, 2009 07:17PM)
Gary Busey...a great Bobo.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Oct 7, 2009 10:21PM)
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On 2009-10-07 10:05, Rick West wrote:
Ok, "High and Dry!"...let's hear your best tank cracks.
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You call that a throw? John Strong's breath is stronger than that throw.

Did your parents have any children that lived?

Is that a mustache or is that just your nose hairs hanging down?

Nice hat. Do they make that style for men too?

I like that you hat covers the point at the top of your head, Zip.

I've seen Tate mummy's with better throwing arms than that.

I shouldn't be so hard on you since you were being so nice in the men's room earlier.

High and dry.


There are many more, but the censors here at a Café would have a fit if I wrote them.
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Oct 8, 2009 12:04AM)
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On 2009-10-07 18:15, Eddie Garland wrote:
Many years ago in Myrtle beach South Carolina they had a dunk tank themed as "The Creature Tank". The guy inside wore a Creature from the Black Lagoon costume while hurling the constant stream of insults.
I really liked it themed that way...a creature behind the bars and in a tank of water...it all made sense.
[/quote]Sounds fun. Where in Myrtle was this?
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 8, 2009 03:14AM)
"You're just a Pee Pee Hat!"

"Well..that certainly is not a nice shirt you are wearing."

"Say, didn't we drink a glass of Beer together once?"

"Is that your Wife? Or is that a 'Higley'?"

"Lady, I would suggest you wear different earings with that outfit."
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Oct 8, 2009 07:28AM)
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On 2009-10-08 01:04, Stephon wrote:
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On 2009-10-07 18:15, Eddie Garland wrote:
Many years ago in Myrtle beach South Carolina they had a dunk tank themed as "The Creature Tank". The guy inside wore a Creature from the Black Lagoon costume while hurling the constant stream of insults.
I really liked it themed that way...a creature behind the bars and in a tank of water...it all made sense.
[/quote]Sounds fun. Where in Myrtle was this?
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The Creature tank was just south of the Grand Strand Amusement Park...home of the Swamp Fox.
The creature had a maniacal laugh...you could hear it from a great distance.
The mask served well to protect his identity after hours of insulting strangers.

This was 30 years ago.
Message: Posted by: willhunter (Oct 8, 2009 09:32AM)
I suggest it is not the cracks, but the timing. I once split coffee on a guy, slightly bigger that me, (now that is a big boy), outside a magic convention. (Served him right for sitting on the step right in front of the door between me and the smoking area.) Well, he is wearing one of these expensive licensed sports jerseys. I apologized, he was heated. So, I offered to but him a new shirt. Then I said, "I didn't know they made them in that size . . .were can you get them that big?" The crack was weak, but the timing was perfect . . . the smoking area roared . . .

Were can I audition for the dunk bozo?
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Oct 8, 2009 10:26AM)
More hard hitting BoBo lines:

"Say...you look like you know Don Driver..."

"Too bad TV sucks these days...I'll bet you watch it."

"I'll bet your Radio doesn't work good."
Message: Posted by: Stephon (Oct 8, 2009 10:15PM)
Thanks, Eddie.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Oct 9, 2009 08:47AM)
Here, look at this:

http://www.thrillist.com/new-york/carnival
Message: Posted by: Harley Newman (Oct 9, 2009 09:17AM)
Could be an interesting bellweather...
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Nov 2, 2009 12:28AM)
Well, I done worked a couple of nights at the joint. Now, they both were Thursday nights, so the crowds were small. Still, the place is a bit of an odd duck. They have done a GREAT job with the decor, and everything is set up well, but something is not clicking there. It could just have been the nights I was there, but to mix midway with NYC club going pretty people doesn't seem to work. They are still tweeking the place, so well see. And I am looking forward to seeing what the place is like during the weekend days with families and what it is like on the weekend nights with a large crowd. We'll see.
Message: Posted by: Kondini (Nov 2, 2009 01:38PM)
The Old Ducking stool over here is very seldom seen nowadays but girls with plenty flesh showing were the best come ons in the 60`s.

Replaced by the stocks and sponges at many smaller shows and fetes but the clamped person still flings the abuse,,,until zapped.

Insults like >>>> They spoilt a good sized @ss when they put teeth in your mouth.

20 million sperms die and you got through.

I am your real Father >> No its a joke, it could have been
anyone of us here.

Only guy here with a face like the relief map of the Himalayas.

So there is life after death.

To large guy,,,whats up too many mince pies then.

To skinny guy,,,, seen more fat on a greasy chip.

Another England Cricket squad blind bowler.

The taunts work sometimes and sometimes it ends in a brawl.
Message: Posted by: Todd Robbins (Nov 2, 2009 04:27PM)
Oh,by the way, at Carnival it is against company policy for the bozo to insult anyone!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Nov 2, 2009 06:23PM)
"My, what quality debri is falling from your hair"

"I'll bet that sauce on the corner of your mouth was really expensive."

"I really admire your courage in being so permiscuous with an entire team."


btw:
The more I'm ignored the worse I get. :)