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2013-05-29 06:49:35 PM  
Was expecting 7 minutes of Daily Show 'Moment of Zen' clips.
 
2013-05-29 07:03:04 PM  
Mesmerizing. And the assembly of the wooden sculpture wasn't bad either.
 
2013-05-29 07:29:08 PM  
That was beautiful.
 
2013-05-29 07:35:15 PM  
Needs a turbo fan, off to the side of the stage...
 
2013-05-29 07:39:16 PM  
Holy crap.  Awesome.
 
2013-05-29 07:43:54 PM  
I can do that with two forks, a toothpick and a saltshaker
 
2013-05-29 07:45:18 PM  
Ive seen some 'live art' performances before, but that chick was awesome, and not even naked.
 
2013-05-29 07:48:23 PM  
Ok, I know the fundamentals of statics and balance (engineer here yo) and even I was dumbfounded. That was damn beautiful.

Even at the end when she was reaching for the feather, I said to myself "If she moves that feather and the whole thing falls apart I'm gonna shiat myself" and welp, now I need a new set of pants.
 
2013-05-29 07:53:54 PM  
she's got nuthin on this guy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNnlqNISpLI

img.izismile.com
 
2013-05-29 09:15:59 PM  
That was cool until the end...then it was *awesome*
 
2013-05-29 09:16:27 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-29 09:40:29 PM  
That was stunning.  Thanks subby.  And thank you more, graceful woman.
 
2013-05-29 09:48:50 PM  
This is a repeat from a couple weeks ago, too lazy to find it.
 
2013-05-29 10:07:48 PM  
From that steely eyed stare at about 4:20, I have a feeling you could have snuck up behind her with an air horn, let out a blast, and it wouldn't phase her a bit.
 
2013-05-29 10:55:31 PM  
I thought it was cool and all. Until I was checking out related vids.

Here is a guy doing the exact same balance act. Starting with a feather and everything.

Is there some back story to this? Why is balancing a thing to do? Is it to do with the "Got Talent" type a show it seems?
 
2013-05-29 11:22:20 PM  
She's quite lovely - probably mid-late 40s, maybe early 50s, but damn fine.  Got one like that myself, just mine ain't that graceful.

/love her anyway
//mine, I mean
/what?
 
2013-05-30 12:02:13 AM  
Skipped at least five minutes of zen. Would have watched it all had she been nude.
 
2013-05-30 12:16:56 AM  

RatOmeter: She's quite lovely - probably mid-late 40s, maybe early 50s, but damn fine.  Got one like that myself, just mine ain't that graceful.

/love her anyway
//mine, I mean
/what?


 Opening title says she's 52.
 
2013-05-30 12:20:42 AM  
I don't know what's more impressive:

Her act
or
the fact that she is 52.
 
2013-05-30 12:52:50 AM  
meh

/ducks
 
2013-05-30 01:04:50 AM  
My favorite part was at the end when the feather was used to tickle her ass, which is a damn nice ass for 52.
 
2013-05-30 01:14:12 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: I thought it was cool and all. Until I was checking out related vids.

Here is a guy doing the exact same balance act. Starting with a feather and everything.

Is there some back story to this? Why is balancing a thing to do? Is it to do with the "Got Talent" type a show it seems?


I'm guessing it falls into the realm of "looks pretty impressive but actually not that difficult."

Those look like they were found as-is in nature, but are probably carefully carved to be that way.  They are curved to allow the center of mass to be below the balance point, and have one side counter-balanced to offset the weight of the previously assembled structure.  Each one is longer than the last, to increase the moment arm and reduce the size/mass of the counterbalance (and probably keep out of the way of the rest of the structure).  High school physics and rudimentary woodworking skills is all you need to do this yourself.

Add a bit of oriental mystique and non-Western music, and you have an act.  I think the real talent here is showmanship (and being patient enough to carve a crapload of sticks into the right shapes.)  The bit at the end was impressive, though.
 
2013-05-30 06:10:59 AM  

Ishkur: Was expecting 7 minutes of Daily Show 'Moment of Zen' clips.


Pretty much this.
 
2013-05-30 09:13:35 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: I thought it was cool and all. Until I was checking out related vids.

Here is a guy doing the exact same balance act. Starting with a feather and everything.

Is there some back story to this? Why is balancing a thing to do? Is it to do with the "Got Talent" type a show it seems?


They bought a kit for $14.95 that was advertised in the back of a comic book, next to the x-ray glasses and sea monkeys. Impress your friends.
 
2013-05-31 01:56:31 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: I thought it was cool and all. Until I was checking out related vids.

Here is a guy doing the exact same balance act. Starting with a feather and everything.

Is there some back story to this? Why is balancing a thing to do? Is it to do with the "Got Talent" type a show it seems?



EXACTLY!  He did this act on TV in Japan and France (I believe he's from Egypt) ...This gal needs a sock in the kisser!
 
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