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The Village Idiots
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Doug, thank you.

I am number one. The shovel before the #2.

Yes the 30G included instruction but that is an awful lot for instruction. It would take years before I made my money back. It's not a brand new routine, just one I have always apprecitated and wanted to perform. I would need help in the design of the stands and the trigger target for the crossbows. I could make up my own way but would much rather learn from a pro who has been down the road.

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Agreed.
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Hans Moretti is the guy to contact (Germany) His son also works under his dads name in the US.Hans and Helga were the nicest people I have ever met in the biz and if you can prove of your worth to Hans (Helga died about three years ago now)I am sure he would open up.
If you are in the UK during Feb/March of next year,I have a crossbow stunt which is my own which you can have,,as its a shame that it is not in use anymore, due to the fact that after altering the shape of Pats nose with the bolt she now refuses to do it !!!!

Back on the road,,,Ken.
Hey Doug 1500 through last weekend.
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Kondini: You need a 2nd unit! Smile

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On 2005-05-04 09:46, Doug Higley wrote:
Kondini: You need a 2nd unit! Smile

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If he had a second unit, he could star in his own single-o.
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And I thought that I was mad!!!!

Got the feeling that the idea is going to be poached,,,,so got to make the most of this season!!

Remark overheard last W/E,,,

"Well John I told you, that`s what happens to children when they refuse to eat their vegetables, and he was six just like you"
"Well Mum said it looked like you Dad"
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If you get 'poached'...

1. They will not recreate it properly. You have come to understand 'the WHY' you did it the way you did as coached...they won't have a clue.

2. If they are on the same lot...we can still beat 'em with secrets they won't know or understand. Also if they don't do it 'your' way they will have to charge more and you'll still beat 'em.

or

3. IF they were on the same lot at the same price, you would still make the money (as would they) because the low price allows people to see them both...and they will.

4. If they are on the same lot with the SAME set up...bring out the chain saw!

If they are not on the same lot...scope 'em out and we'll get 'em one up.

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Has anyone see the 8 legged girl? I saw her in a side-show in southern Ohio about 55 years ago. Perhaps she only had 6 legs, I am not sure. It looked good to me at that time, but I have never seen it since.
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Don't know if this was ever a 'real' act. But I've just seen an old Noddy episode on VCR, which contained a Bunkey (half rabbit, half monkey) that had run away from the circus.
It was, of course, a monkey with a hat that had rabbit ears sewn in.
Kevin.

p.s. went to my first fair of the season last night, can't beat that smell of deisel and candy floss.
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On 2005-05-06 22:43, Viano wrote:
Has anyone see the 8 legged girl? I saw her in a side-show in southern Ohio about 55 years ago. Perhaps she only had 6 legs, I am not sure. It looked good to me at that time, but I have never seen it since.
Rich


Tell us more. It sounds like a parasitic twin if real or a lovely gaff if fake.

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On 2005-05-15 04:45, KN_Magic wrote:
Don't know if this was ever a 'real' act. But I've just seen an old Noddy episode on VCR, which contained a Bunkey (half rabbit, half monkey) that had run away from the circus.
It was, of course, a monkey with a hat that had rabbit ears sewn in.
Kevin.

p.s. went to my first fair of the season last night, can't beat that smell of deisel and candy floss.


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Myrtle Corbin had 4 legs.

The four legged woman had a malformed siamese twin, which meant she was left with two pairs of legs and two female organs from which she gave birth to five children, 3 from her body and two from her twins. Billed as the Four-Legged woman form Texas, Myrtle used to gallop across the stage like a horse and was a very popular freak in the early 1900's for her horrific deformities.

Middle of page: http://www.lukepl.8m.com/freaks.html

I guess if she had 2 KFC drumsticks in her hand, she'd be the woman with 6 legs.
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Or see Betty Lou Williams...
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I had a six legged pig once that I got from Jeff Murray...it was mummified (naturally) and worked it's way into my Amazon Pygmy Show as being brought back from a Jungle Village where it had been used in magical ceremonies. Well...it coulda been...Jeff never said it wasn't. Smile
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6 legged pig?!...Ham hocks and pigs feet Heaven!!
I guess though since it's mummified, we're talkin' pig jerky here Smile
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Another old and wonderful act... Plate Spinning
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In addition to plate spinning, there's also plate dancing. I have seen a great photo of one of the Masklyn's doing the act with a long corkscrew ramp that he would dance the plate up. It looked like a cool act.
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I've never seen that, but I remember an act like it where a ball was walked up a corkscrew ramp...
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There was also a version where the performer was inside a ball, and went up the corkscrew.

A larger variant of the ramp was also used for a high-speed bicycle descent.
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Can anyone shed a little more light on the mind reading dog?
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Yes. Check out Ricky Jay's Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women. There's work on the act. I knew a guy in NY named Mr. Lucky who trained a number of pick out dogs and pigs. It's a great act, but takes a long time to train the animal to pick up on the subtle cues you will be giving it.
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