SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:02 pm

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If you've never seen this act, it's pretty damn amazing.

I digress. It's been ridiculously busy lately, but behind the schemes, much is happening. First, we are getting our poop ina group to be a part of Illumination Village this year, as part of the Fire Circus Theme! Should be a good fit.

And we will have two MVs in our operation this year....

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Our recent teleconference was successful! On to building season!
SIDESHOW: Carnival of Smoke and Mirrors 2015 is looking for drop-in performers!! Do you have a freaky talent, skill or characteristic? Do you lay on a bed of nails, or swallow swords? PM me if interested.

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby CaffeineGirl » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:56 am

Sounds like excellent plans, KK! :D

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:25 am

And, we have a couple general layout plans for our internal considerations. The edges of these are a bit cut off, but the layout portions are complete.

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SIDESHOW: Carnival of Smoke and Mirrors 2015 is looking for drop-in performers!! Do you have a freaky talent, skill or characteristic? Do you lay on a bed of nails, or swallow swords? PM me if interested.

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:55 am

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SIDESHOW: Carnival of Smoke and Mirrors 2015 is looking for drop-in performers!! Do you have a freaky talent, skill or characteristic? Do you lay on a bed of nails, or swallow swords? PM me if interested.

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby H.G.Crosby » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:35 am

"he'll get there"
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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:05 am

That is awesome!!!!
SIDESHOW: Carnival of Smoke and Mirrors 2015 is looking for drop-in performers!! Do you have a freaky talent, skill or characteristic? Do you lay on a bed of nails, or swallow swords? PM me if interested.

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:49 pm

i assume you'll have a soapbox available.


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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:20 pm

You never fail to baffle!!!!!


Build season is upon us, and our two MVs are in production. One thing we knew we'd need is a barker's podium. The podium here was from the Georgie Boy Project, re-purposed now for SIDESHOW. We will reconfigure the wiring an buttons for new uses!

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:06 pm

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:15 pm

Oh man, couldn't you have done a spoiler alert on that???

Now the act is blown....
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:17 pm

problem solved.
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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:35 pm

I knew u had it in you.
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Postby Killbuck » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:49 pm

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:06 am

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:10 am

Good one!!!
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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:22 pm

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:06 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_Blockhead
A human blockhead is a carnival or sideshow performer who hammers a nail or other implement (such as an awl or screwdriver) into his or her nasal cavity via the nostril. The stunt is often shocking to audiences, who believe that the nail is being hammered into the skull itself. In reality, the stunt plays on the anatomical misconception that the nasal cavity goes upward, rather than straight back. The performer merely learns the terrain of the nasal cavity and lessens his or her sensitivity (and urge to sneeze) until the implement can be slid straight back through the nasal cavity until it hits the back of the throat. The use of a hammer merely adds to the shock value by creating the illusion that the nail is being pounded through bone. Some performers have even gone so far as to use a power drill.

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:06 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bed_of_nails
A bed of nails is an oblong piece of wood, the size of a bed, with nails pointing upwards out of it.[1] It appears to the spectator that anyone lying on this "bed" would be injured by the nails, but this is not so. Assuming the nails are numerous enough, the weight is distributed between them such that the pressure exerted by each nail is not enough to break the person's skin.[2]

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby unjonharley » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:57 am

Kill uck can do the blockhead while on the bed of nails..

Kill uck is doh! man

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:54 am

dougly, you know the rules about exposing the tricks of the trade.


we don't want to be seen as fakirs...
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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:27 pm

We already have a bed o nails and a blockhead guy, so I'll leave those to the professionals.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:28 am

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby unjonharley » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:02 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:.


You've been to Salem.. Where you do not have to go to the coast to whale watch..

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:48 pm

Any show need elephants! 8)

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:14 pm

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Killbuck » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:59 am

I could USE some brain tonic about now! Busy... crazy busy!!!

Got lots of stuff done for the camp- including the Be A Freak Photo Booth-- just step in and get your picture taken as the freak you know you are. Alice the Mannequin graciously models here to show scale.

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby goathead » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:35 pm

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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby goathead » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:49 pm

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Ffwcio eich diwrnod
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Namaste, zkurvysynu
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Re: SIDESHOW Geeks, Freaks and Absurdities

Postby Constant_ » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:14 pm

... I can't believe I didn't stumble into this thread sooner...

Hey, Killbuck! In your search for freaks and geeks, have you had any magicians jump in front of you? Well, you have now!
How does a kindly con artist make his way into this splendid Sideshow?
Lengthy application process? Chew glass in front of a scowling board of directors? Drink absinthe and babble incessantly on stage?
(Please say the last one... please say the last one...)
I'm a practiced snake oil salesman, pitchman, and street performer... drunken liar, dirty cheat, rotten roustabout... I've been called many things...
Perhaps you have need of another freak? One that can make the others sound even better...?


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