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(AZ Family)   Spring training fans may have been caught by surprise by the "Bronze Cowboy," who catches people off guard by pretending to be a statue and scaring them once they approach   (azfamily.com) divider line 55
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2013-03-10 09:46:24 PM  
I know some people who can take care of him.

hollywoodhatesme.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-10 10:43:29 PM  
That's funny. :)

I'd rather encounter him than the nutty, overly-religious Rainbow Wig Dude ANY day.

/said dude is in jail
 
2013-03-10 10:45:58 PM  
Hmmmm.... What would a proper way to commemorate his efforts?
 
2013-03-10 10:46:09 PM  
The autoplay at full friggin' blast SUCKED BALLS!
 
2013-03-10 10:48:08 PM  

Thresher: The autoplay at full friggin' blast SUCKED BALLS!


I LOVE GAY PORN! I'M LOOKING AT GAY PORN RIGHT NOW! I HATE MY JOB AND I LOVE GAY PORN!
 
2013-03-10 10:52:46 PM  
Redundant headline is redundant.
 
2013-03-10 10:53:01 PM  
I like this one better than that ugly snowman.
 
2013-03-10 10:53:51 PM  
mime is not meme
 
2013-03-10 10:56:55 PM  
The best one is the chick that pissed her pants.
 
2013-03-10 10:57:42 PM  

Ishkur: I know some people who can take care of him.

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Aaaand we're done here.
 
2013-03-10 11:05:55 PM  
Warehouse 13 did it!
 
2013-03-10 11:06:34 PM  
Pushkin did it!
 
2013-03-10 11:08:55 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

/unimpressed
 
2013-03-10 11:11:45 PM  
edwardianadventurer.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-10 11:12:47 PM  
Did he ever get stolen?

pictat.com
 
2013-03-10 11:13:50 PM  
Am I missing something or am I right in thinking that Bronze Cowboy was kind of an asshole?
 
2013-03-10 11:15:11 PM  
So what. Every day near my job at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, I see the SIlvermen, who basically do the same thing except they're spraypainted silver and they do the robot with a 'whistle' accompanying the movements. For stupid people getting scared, I'm a half block from where the Bushman sets up; the real one, not that a-hole faker that sits near Tarnatinos and goes full bore on all passerbyers, including infants. Street performers are street performers anywhere and get money or of idiot tourists.

/Saw an Australian tourist tell the 'Rat/Cat/Dog' Guy (whose gimick is sitting on the sidewalk having a rat sit on top of a cat, who is lying on top of a dog laying down) that it was the most amazing thing she'd ever seen. Really, biatch? You've got the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Ayer's Rock, and that week sauce panhandling is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
//Also, seriously fark the fake-arse Bushman. He's caused lots of little kids to go screaming in terror. The real Bushman tones it down when smaller kids walk by him.
 
2013-03-10 11:15:29 PM  

Arizona folk are just plumb simple, bless their hearts!


/This is me NOT being snarky.

//Truthfully, I gotta admit I probably would have been fooled too.

 
2013-03-10 11:16:13 PM  
Meh, saw similar performance at Las Vegas Venetian hotel with "marble statues." Way better than this John Wayne bronze thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKHSMMi7l5w
 
2013-03-10 11:28:59 PM  
Ever seen the chick on stilts--hands and feet--dressed up like a big grapevine?
 
2013-03-10 11:31:43 PM  

rkiller1: Meh, saw similar performance at Las Vegas Venetian hotel with "marble statues." Way better than this John Wayne bronze thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKHSMMi7l5w


I don't see how this is way better. Way more boring is more like it.
 
2013-03-10 11:33:13 PM  

rkiller1: Meh, saw similar performance at Las Vegas Venetian hotel with "marble statues." Way better than this John Wayne bronze thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKHSMMi7l5w


He's pretty good.  Me, I probably wouldn't have been able to resist the urge to break character and punch the cackling cow shooting the video.
 
2013-03-10 11:33:24 PM  

JohnAnnArbor: Ever seen the chick on stilts--hands and feet--dressed up like a big grapevine?


www.ourlaughingplace.com
 
2013-03-10 11:34:30 PM  
Ozzy did it. (NSFW language)
 
2013-03-10 11:36:20 PM  
A couple of years ago there was a similar stone statue guy on 6th street in Austin, TX; he may still be doing his art. He scared me and I do not scare easily!

Big tip for him, I hope he's still doing well.
 
2013-03-10 11:37:36 PM  

Porndip Poonpat: Am I missing something or am I right in thinking that Bronze Cowboy was kind of an asshole?


You're certainly not alone.  I kept thinking, "And this is cool... why?"
 
2013-03-10 11:38:02 PM  
Correction, the stone statue guy was in Las Vegas not Austin, TX.
 
2013-03-10 11:38:17 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: So what. Every day near my job at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, I see the SIlvermen, who basically do the same thing except they're spraypainted silver and they do the robot with a 'whistle' accompanying the movements. For stupid people getting scared, I'm a half block from where the Bushman sets up; the real one, not that a-hole faker that sits near Tarnatinos and goes full bore on all passerbyers, including infants. Street performers are street performers anywhere and get money or of idiot tourists.

/Saw an Australian tourist tell the 'Rat/Cat/Dog' Guy (whose gimick is sitting on the sidewalk having a rat sit on top of a cat, who is lying on top of a dog laying down) that it was the most amazing thing she'd ever seen. Really, biatch? You've got the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Ayer's Rock, and that week sauce panhandling is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
//Also, seriously fark the fake-arse Bushman. He's caused lots of little kids to go screaming in terror. The real Bushman tones it down when smaller kids walk by him.


I regularly jog by the Bushman from behind and scream in his ear much to the amusement of people waiting for him to scare people.  It really pisses him off.
 
2013-03-10 11:45:47 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: So what. Every day near my job at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, I see the SIlvermen, who basically do the same thing except they're spraypainted silver and they do the robot with a 'whistle' accompanying the movements.


Ditto in Waikiki.

CSB:  Don't let anybody tell you that the Japanese are all a polite and honor-bound people.  Bullshiat, quite a few of em are drunken dickheads, and I saw one get what was coming to him from a Silverman.

Sarariman on vacation with his buddies spots a Silverman in "statue" mode, but he figures out the game pretty fast-and tries to make the Silverman break character.  Yelling at him, clapping his hands right in front of the guy's face, jumping up and down, the whole bit.  You know, just like the stereotypical "American trying to fark with Buckingham Palace guards" bit.

Then he decided to go for a nose-to-nose drill-sergeant style staredown.

Which is when the Silverman decided to give him exactly what he was asking for,  writ large.

One lunge and bloodcurdling scream later, the sarariman was running back to his buddies with wet trousers, as a hundred tourists pointed and laughed.
 
2013-03-10 11:47:01 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: You're certainly not alone.  I kept thinking, "And this is cool... why?"


Because it is fun to be scared when you are not expecting it, at least for me. And it is good to support street entertainers when they put so much effort into it.
 
2013-03-10 11:47:04 PM  

borg: RoyFokker'sGhost: So what. Every day near my job at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, I see the SIlvermen, who basically do the same thing except they're spraypainted silver and they do the robot with a 'whistle' accompanying the movements. For stupid people getting scared, I'm a half block from where the Bushman sets up; the real one, not that a-hole faker that sits near Tarnatinos and goes full bore on all passerbyers, including infants. Street performers are street performers anywhere and get money or of idiot tourists.

/Saw an Australian tourist tell the 'Rat/Cat/Dog' Guy (whose gimick is sitting on the sidewalk having a rat sit on top of a cat, who is lying on top of a dog laying down) that it was the most amazing thing she'd ever seen. Really, biatch? You've got the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Ayer's Rock, and that week sauce panhandling is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
//Also, seriously fark the fake-arse Bushman. He's caused lots of little kids to go screaming in terror. The real Bushman tones it down when smaller kids walk by him.

I regularly jog by the Bushman from behind and scream in his ear much to the amusement of people waiting for him to scare people.  It really pisses him off.


Which one? The one by Tarantino's (a-hole) or the one next to In-N-Out (the cool guy)?
 
2013-03-10 11:55:04 PM  
Crusty jugglers.
 
2013-03-11 12:35:09 AM  

Ishidan: RoyFokker'sGhost: So what. Every day near my job at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, I see the SIlvermen, who basically do the same thing except they're spraypainted silver and they do the robot with a 'whistle' accompanying the movements.

Ditto in Waikiki.

CSB:  Don't let anybody tell you that the Japanese are all a polite and honor-bound people.  Bullshiat, quite a few of em are drunken dickheads, and I saw one get what was coming to him from a Silverman.

Sarariman on vacation with his buddies spots a Silverman in "statue" mode, but he figures out the game pretty fast-and tries to make the Silverman break character.  Yelling at him, clapping his hands right in front of the guy's face, jumping up and down, the whole bit.  You know, just like the stereotypical "American trying to fark with Buckingham Palace guards" bit.

Then he decided to go for a nose-to-nose drill-sergeant style staredown.

Which is when the Silverman decided to give him exactly what he was asking for,  writ large.

One lunge and bloodcurdling scream later, the sarariman was running back to his buddies with wet trousers, as a hundred tourists pointed and laughed.


You see kids, one of the keys to identifying made up BS is when the author uses vague descriptions and seems incapable of adequately explaining something that should be natural to explain.

At least he got in a "ignorant American tourists" reference. If there's one sure way to win over the crowd, it's to try and repeat the stereotypes of Americans being obnoxious and ignorant buffoons.

/still can't figure out what exactly happened after the fictional Japanese dude went fictionally "nose-to-nose". Thought it might've been a cockpunch or ball-peen hammer to the spleen.  It was too much to ask, I know...
 
2013-03-11 12:40:44 AM  
Wait 'til he scares someone with a Concealed Weapons Permit.
 
2013-03-11 12:42:21 AM  
He should have moved when people were having their pictures taken. Then their reaction may have been captured
 
2013-03-11 12:45:29 AM  
Atreyou40:
Idiocy

The.
Silverman.
Jumped.
And.
Screamed.
And despite TRYING to elicit a reaction, the saririman wasn't ready for the one he got.

Clear enough for you, halfwit?
 
2013-03-11 12:50:33 AM  

yellowjester: Wait 'til he scares someone with a Concealed Weapons Permit.


Don't need one here. It's awesome.
 
2013-03-11 12:57:13 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: borg: RoyFokker'sGhost: So what. Every day near my job at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, I see the SIlvermen, who basically do the same thing except they're spraypainted silver and they do the robot with a 'whistle' accompanying the movements. For stupid people getting scared, I'm a half block from where the Bushman sets up; the real one, not that a-hole faker that sits near Tarnatinos and goes full bore on all passerbyers, including infants. Street performers are street performers anywhere and get money or of idiot tourists.

/Saw an Australian tourist tell the 'Rat/Cat/Dog' Guy (whose gimick is sitting on the sidewalk having a rat sit on top of a cat, who is lying on top of a dog laying down) that it was the most amazing thing she'd ever seen. Really, biatch? You've got the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Ayer's Rock, and that week sauce panhandling is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
//Also, seriously fark the fake-arse Bushman. He's caused lots of little kids to go screaming in terror. The real Bushman tones it down when smaller kids walk by him.

I regularly jog by the Bushman from behind and scream in his ear much to the amusement of people waiting for him to scare people.  It really pisses him off.

Which one? The one by Tarantino's (a-hole) or the one next to In-N-Out (the cool guy)?


The one by  Tarantino's I don't like that he scares the shiat out of old people using walkers and canes. I've seen a couple them fall in the past. Not cool and not funny.
 
2013-03-11 01:15:15 AM  

borg: RoyFokker'sGhost: borg: RoyFokker'sGhost: So what. Every day near my job at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, I see the SIlvermen, who basically do the same thing except they're spraypainted silver and they do the robot with a 'whistle' accompanying the movements. For stupid people getting scared, I'm a half block from where the Bushman sets up; the real one, not that a-hole faker that sits near Tarnatinos and goes full bore on all passerbyers, including infants. Street performers are street performers anywhere and get money or of idiot tourists.

/Saw an Australian tourist tell the 'Rat/Cat/Dog' Guy (whose gimick is sitting on the sidewalk having a rat sit on top of a cat, who is lying on top of a dog laying down) that it was the most amazing thing she'd ever seen. Really, biatch? You've got the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House, Ayer's Rock, and that week sauce panhandling is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
//Also, seriously fark the fake-arse Bushman. He's caused lots of little kids to go screaming in terror. The real Bushman tones it down when smaller kids walk by him.

I regularly jog by the Bushman from behind and scream in his ear much to the amusement of people waiting for him to scare people.  It really pisses him off.

Which one? The one by Tarantino's (a-hole) or the one next to In-N-Out (the cool guy)?

The one by  Tarantino's I don't like that he scares the shiat out of old people using walkers and canes. I've seen a couple them fall in the past. Not cool and not funny.


I know it's San Francisco, but surely there's a law  against terrorizing old cripples.
 
2013-03-11 01:22:18 AM  
He really does look like a statue. Great job of make-up and costuming.

I've seen this sort of thing on Just for Laughs, a Quebec comedy show associated with the Quebec Juste pour rire slash Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

One of their best stunts was a guy pretending he lost his soccer ball on a small canal. A guy dressed as Jesus would come along and walk out onto the "water" and get the ball for him, surprising passers-by to no end. They had a thin layer of plexiglass under the water like that site on the Sea of Galilee where you can walk out into the lake and have your photo taken "walking on the water" but the "walking on water" trick was quite convincing.

Graham Norton, the gay actor who played the hyper "fun-loving" priest with the youth group on Father Ted, in several episodes, has a talk show in London and he had a human statue placed in a London street. It was essentially the same gag, but the statue was a nude. A couple of women flipped its genitals for a laugh (the costume was textile) and got a real start when it moved.
 
2013-03-11 01:39:00 AM  

King Something: [edwardianadventurer.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]


that is so farking creepy.
 
2013-03-11 01:41:31 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: The best one is the chick that pissed her pants.


WTF, she was so far away she wasn't even in the shot. She must sound with a carrot.
 
2013-03-11 02:35:26 AM  
BarkingUnicorn:

I know it's San Francisco, but surely there's a law  against terrorizing old cripples.

San Francisco has a very dysfunctional relationship when it comes to the homeless. There's a large vocal advocacy group that wants to treat all homeless like their eccentrics in the vein of Emperor Norton. The advocates' view is that the street folks are already suffering enough, why should they be ostracized and criminalized further? However, there's a lot of street folk that are very dangerous, and this Bushman is one of them. He's been arrested for fights, but he's also mentally ill. He goes through the system, there's not nearly enough beds in the psych wards, so he gets rotated through as a new group of crazies come in and continue the cycle. When he surprises the toddlers and senior citizens, at worst he's exercising a horrendous lack of judgement, but he's not *physically* attacking them. So, there's not much that can legally be done, as there's tons of lawyers out there that would jump at the chance to sue the City for violating his free speech rights. Unfortunately 'it's not a crime to be stupid' is as valid in San Francisco as everywhere else in the world.

There's a lot in San Francisco that works really well. Unfortunately, dealing with the homeless/street people isn't one of those things. Neither is MUNI, but that's a separate rant in itself.
 
2013-03-11 04:41:11 AM  
You probably shouldn't do that in the US. You might get shot.
 
2013-03-11 05:13:33 AM  

Porndip Poonpat: Am I missing something or am I right in thinking that Bronze Cowboy was kind of an asshole?


All mimes are assholes.
 
2013-03-11 07:56:25 AM  
Would like a word....

scm-l3.technorati.com

/Stands in the Library now to remind everyone to keep quiet
 
2013-03-11 10:07:06 AM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: I'm a half block from where the Bushman sets up;


I have seen that dude every time I've been in San Fran since the mid 90's.
 
2013-03-11 10:48:51 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: Ever seen the chick on stilts--hands and feet--dressed up like a big grapevine?


The one on Venice Beach, CA?
 
2013-03-11 11:21:46 AM  

rkiller1: Meh, saw similar performance at Las Vegas Venetian hotel with "marble statues." Way better than this John Wayne bronze thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKHSMMi7l5w



these types of street performers are in every city, usually gold or silver, and are obviously not statues. that said, this bronze one and the white marble ones I saw at the venetian look much more like actual sculptures would and are much less annoying
 
2013-03-11 12:54:26 PM  

Porndip Poonpat: Am I missing something or am I right in thinking that Bronze Cowboy was kind of an asshole?


Bronze cowboy does sound like a broke back mountain term, so it could be a kind of asshole.
 
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