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I quite enjoy escaping from a straight jacket while standing on broken glass.

Has any ever tried to escape from a jacket while SUBMERGED in broken glass?
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I.e. in a coffin FULL of glass.
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Not that I can remember........
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Nicholas, I have only seen one person perform the SJ escape while standing on broken glass--a self-proclaimed illusionist, escape artist, stunt performer for God--and I was left baffled as to what the point was.

What did one thing have to do with the other? The SJ didn't make the glass any more dangerous, and standing in glass didn't make the escape any harder. Why not do a mental floss while lying on a bed of nails?

As someone who performs this stunt, perhaps you can explain the relationship.

I'm not trying to attack you, or make you responsible for this other guy's act (or saying that what you do is anything like what he does), I'm just hoping you might be able to help me see something I'm missing.

(And no, I've never heard of a SJ escape while submerged in glass.)

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On 2008-10-07 22:43, Stephon wrote:
Nicholas, I have only seen one person perform the SJ escape while standing on broken glass--a self-proclaimed illusionist, escape artist, stunt performer for God--and I was left baffled as to what the point was.

What did one thing have to do with the other? The SJ didn't make the glass any more dangerous, and standing in glass didn't make the escape any harder. Why not do a mental floss while lying on a bed of nails?

As someone who performs this stunt, perhaps you can explain the relationship.

I'm not trying to attack you, or make you responsible for this other guy's act (or saying that what you do is anything like what he does), I'm just hoping you might be able to help me see something I'm missing.

(And no, I've never heard of a SJ escape while submerged in glass.)

Thanks.
~Stephon


I've seen a couple of people do it before and both were very dull. By just standing carefully on the glass, they made the SJ escape look too easy!

The premise of the escape is that

a) To escape from a SJ requires me to jump, twist, bend and generally throw my body around.

b) People standing on broken glass shouldn't jump, twist, bend and generally throw their bodies around.

I don't just stand still on the glass nor do I jump up and down for no reason. I take several well timed jumps and stomps designed to loosen the straps or get a particular body part out. Each time I do this I grimace from the pain.
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Well, that certainly sounds more interesting.

Thanks for the reply.
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You've got me thinking about a way to do mental floss AND bed of nails at the same time...

What if you are tied to the bed through the noise with a piece of cord?

Or if you use a balloon modelling balloon which you POP on one of the nails?

hmmmm....maybe not

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BTW - It turns out glass is HEAVY!
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Those aren't premises. They're actions. What's the story you're trying to tell?

It's tempting to combine things. In my experience, it usually confuses the audience. Strive for clarity.
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See the Smile and the 'hmmm...maybe not'.

These are the international signs for humour and silly ideas.

Perhaps one too many power drill to the nostril has blunted your sense of irony?
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I am claustrophobic. The very idea of being submerged in broken glass freaks me right out. Never, ever, ever.
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I had the suggestion that I do it with handcuffs and I have to find one of several keys mixed INTO the glass!
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Submerged in glass...hmmm...as the old 30s movie bank robbers would say:

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On 2008-10-07 19:41, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:
I.e. in a coffin FULL of glass.


I guess my question here is the logistics of THIS. clearly laying down the audience isn't going to see much of what you want them to, (unless its clear?).
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A glass coffin full of glass? Sounds interesting. More intersting is how the funerary industry has changed. They refer to them as caskets (sounds more like baskets, less depressing as coffin <cough-in>).
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I think Ken told me about a woman who was submerged in glass in a glass tank (thats broken glass - the glass in the thank not the tank that was broken glass.... dang now I gone and confused myself even more! Than normal). I think it was for AGT or something.
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A glass 'casket' has it's bottom covered in broken glass.
I lay down on top of the glass in a SJ.
a couple of buckets of glass are tipped on me.
I escape!
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Are you pantless, sockless, and shoeless?

If the only thing exposed is your face, than the audience is going to see you as pretty well protected, overall.

And if your face is exposed, how are you going to avoid inhaling glass dust? That's gotta be like breathing fiberglass.
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Old time 1920's swimming costume was the idea.
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There's two primary pieces to an actual burial apparatus. You have the display casket that the body goes into first, and then they put a huge concrete box into the hole. The casket is then lowered into this after the funeral, and then the concrete lid lowered onto that with large machinery, then finally the dirt and turf go on the top. I don't think they use the concrete everywhere. Just places where the law requires it for "sanitary disposal."
When I worked at Greenwood, we had to make sure the concrete box was level. Trim the branches. etc.
Too much hassle, just cremate my ash.
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"This I offer in explanation of how it was that I found myself in my undergarments as I sat in my cell attempting to plot my escape."
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