Monday, September 10, 2012

Spinning Plates

Bethany over at Bad Data, Bad put up an xkcd cartoon which made me immediately think, "Yeah, that's like the guy who has too many plates spinning" when I realised that the image might be entirely unfamiliar to her.  And most other people.

This used to be a frequent entertainment, children, this spinning plates or other novelty acts which involved a high degree of skillful manipulation of everyday objects for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

No, actually I don't know why we were so fascinated. No video games, perhaps, to distract us from higher pursuits.

It gets better.  No, really.  Consider the Baronton Sisters.

Or Marvyn Roy


Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

As a kid, these were the parts of the show that made good bathroom breaktimes.

Sam L. said...

As Seen On Ed Soloman!