April 09, 2004

House Gymnastics: "Step-by-Step" guides for walking on the ceiling. (Previously seen on the internet: Freestyle Wheelbarrowing and Freestyle Walking).
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  • (frankly, i think people are just stunned speechless by this post. i know i am.)
  • It's hard enough to keep the house clean without footprints on the doorjambs. /trying not to think of Lionel Ritchie
  • SideDish, you are too kind...
  • Climbing walls was one of my favorite activities when I was a kid - but being mostly inept, there was only this one easy spot I could do, in a hallway, and even that not very well. No one should ever take a lack of comments as sign of a bad post - I mean, it just might be that monkeys are doing their work for a change. Not that I am :)
  • ReassuranceFilter...
  • jb, I did the hallway climbing thing too -- it was just narrow enough for me to get a foot up each side and shuffle upward. I'd wait there desperately till my legs got too sore for someone to walk along the darkened hall at night and then I'd lightly tap them on the shoulder. It only worked a few times and then my parents learned to always turn on the light and check the ceiling. :)
  • tracicle: That's just awful! I'd pee my pants. Spiders on the ceiling is one thing, but KIDS! Eccch! nax: (may I call you nax?) Am I to file this link under the "humorous" or "you've got to be kidding" tab? Ya gotta love the list of dos/don'ts. ..+ Do some stretching exercises. Begin by ripping your shoulder out of its socket. ..+ Always warm up properly. ..+ Do not attempt whilst inebriated. Yeah, RIGHT! ..+ Do not attempt on a full stomach. PUKE ..+ Always dress in loose attire. No kilts, For the love of God! ..+ Check sturdiness of structures. Whoops! ..+ Push it to the extreme. Head and spinal cord injuries don't ALWAYS result in death ;) ..+ If you get the fear, go further. Com'mon STUPID. ..+ Have a spotting partner with you (to discuss your piss-poor drunken technique) ..+ Stay focused. ..+ Think of the aesthetic. ..+ Always carry a camera. (with your FREE hand) ..+ Document everything. For INSURANCE purposes, of course.
  • ReassuranceFilter... Sorry, Nax. We're all next door at the tata's thread. You're invited, too. Bring some catsup for the tata tots.
  • I too "chimeyed" around the narrow halls in school. I had forgotten about that for a bit. Thanks for the memories and the post.
  • Ten Ways to Avoid Lending Your Wheelbarrow to Anybody 1 PATRIOTIC May I borrow your wheelbarrow? I didn't lay down my life in World War II so that you could borrow my wheelbarrow. 2 SNOBBISH May I borrow your wheelbarrow? Unfortunately Lord Goodman is using it. 3 OVERWEENING May I borrow your wheelbarrow? It is too mighty a conveyance to be wielded by any mortal save myself. 4 PIOUS May I borrow your wheelbarrow? My wheelbarrow is reserved for religious ceremonies. 5 MELODRAMATIC May I borrow your wheelbarrow? I would sooner be broken on its wheel and buried in its barrow. 6 PATHETIC May I borrow your wheelbarrow? I am dying of schizophrenia and all you can talk about is wheelbarrows. 7 DEFENSIVE May I borrow your wheelbarrow? Do you think I'm made of wheelbarrows? 8 SINISTER May I borrow your wheelbarrow? It is full of blood. 9 LECHEROUS May I borrow your wheelbarrow? Only if I can fuck your wife in it. 10 PHILOSOPHICAL May I borrow your wheelbarrow? What is a wheelbarrow? --Adrian Mitchell