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Don’t Try This At Home February 10, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Exercise & Fitness, Humor, Life Balance.

At Epcot, we ran into a couple of mimes entertaining the crowds in France.

One serveur amusant had his feet firmly planted on terra firma while the other wafted around above the crowd building a tower of chairs.

To what end?

We soon found out.

After placing the last chair in what looked to be a rather precarious position, he . . .

. . . placed himself, feet over head, in an even more precarious position.

If this acrobatic idea appeals, causing you to flip head over heels, please exercise due caution!

I have it on good authority that they are trained professionals.

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. mybeautfulthings - February 10, 2018

Bonkers! 🙂

nrhatch - February 10, 2018

Even more bonkers ~> Phillippe Petit’s walk on a tight wire strung (illegally) between the twin towers in NYC back in 1974.

We watched “The Walk,” a movie about his daredevil feat, last night ~> WOW! Ben Kingsley played his tightwalking mentor.

mybeautfulthings - February 10, 2018

I’m not sure I could watch that without hiding behind the sofa! 🙂

nrhatch - February 10, 2018

Phillippe was narrating the story “after the fact” so we knew he hadn’t fallen 110 stories . . .

That helped.

One of Phillippe’s accomplices had a fear of heights which was challenging given the stage chosen for the play’s performance.

2. Jill Weatherholt - February 10, 2018

Oh my word! With my fear of heights, I couldn’t do that with two chairs. Impressive! Happy Saturday, Nancy. 🙂

nrhatch - February 10, 2018

I couldn’t stand on my hands at floor level . . . unless I was underwater in the pool! 😀

3. Kate Crimmins - February 10, 2018

What makes people try that the first time? I can’t walk on dry flat pavement!

nrhatch - February 10, 2018

We watched The Walk last night ~> Phillippe Petit fell in love with the high wire (at first sight!) as a young boy when the circus came to town. His love affair with “stepping into the void” carried him from France to NYC and to his 1974 daredevil stunt at the Twin Towers in NYC.

4. granny1947 - February 10, 2018

Looks like fun…from a distance.

nrhatch - February 10, 2018

Fun to watch. Impossible (for me) to emulate! 😀

5. L. Marie - February 10, 2018

What an incredible performance, Nancy! I love the chef with the whistle. Getting people to sit in the chairs was hilarious. And the waiter was incredible.

Love the mom early on who had her son firmly in hand. He wanted to pause to see what was going on, but she dragged him away. Too bad. They missed out!

nrhatch - February 10, 2018

We enjoyed watching. The handstand was “over the top” . . . 😀

The “sense of urgency” at theme parks always surprises me ~ as people rush from Point A to Point B to “take it all in,” they miss much. I guess mom was hurrying and scurrying to get to a Fast Pass on time.

6. Tippy Gnu - February 10, 2018

Let’s see, a chef blowing a whistle and juggling, followed by a man standing on a tower of chairs. That’s quite a unique act. I wonder how many concussions that poor guy suffered, perfecting this act.

nrhatch - February 10, 2018

No guts, no glory . . . and no concussion! 😀

7. Debra - February 13, 2018

When I see someone skillfully completing an act of such daring, much like I keep asking while watching the Olympic athletes, I wonder, where does that nerve come from? I know the standard answer is “practice,” but how many injuries first? I do NOT have an adventure gene. LOL!

nrhatch - February 13, 2018

I’m definitely in the “No pain . . . good!” group. But I enjoy watching daredevils (and olympians) doing their daring stunts.

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