Monday, January 2, 2012


Stupid human tricks. Man. I have wracked my brain for something. . . and have come up blank.

Seriously. I have no tricks. I mean, I can snap my fingers freakishly loud, but that isn't really a trick as much as it is a terrific way to get my kids attention when they were young.

I can't juggle. I can't balance a lawnmower on my chin. I can't ride a unicycle.

But it's okay, I don't feel bad about it.

However, I can tell you about my favorite stupid human tricks that other people do.

I love, love love watching strongman stunts. Seriously. You want to bash your skull into a flaming stack of concrete blocks? I'll watch. Want to huff and puff until you blow up a hot water bottle and make it burst like a mouthful of Hubba Bubba? I am in. Roll up that frying pan, I can buy another one. Rip a phone book in half, nobody uses the damn things anymore anyways. lol.

I don't care if you are the World's Strongest Redneck or one of the many, many strongman teams who destroy objects for the love of Jesus, make a video and put it on Youtube. I will watch it. I will share it.

And I watch the "serious" ones like the World's Strongest Man competitions, but my true love comes from the more lurid stuff. Forehead to brick. That kind of stuff. The dangerous stuff.

I wonder what that says about me?

(The same thing it will say about you after you watch this video and you enjoy it. lol)


  1. Flames were a nice touch! Balloons seemed to give them a little trouble....crazy human tricks - loved it!

  2. That''s some messed up stuff, James! But it was fun and I stared in a combination of fascinated awe and horror. :D Maybe it's just as well that you don't have any stupid human tricks to reveal. I suspect those of us without them may live the longer for it.

  3. LOL, I'm so there with you. The whole "Strongman Entertainment" thing...pulling the airplane or the semi, yeah, I can't not look.

  4. I have seen those guys in the video perform live about 4 times.

    I love it. Give me that over the circus anytime....except Cirque Du' Soliel (sp?)

  5. *nail-biting stops to type* OMG! Being a mom of four boys, I can't help wondering what kind of fear their mom's dealt with before they learned how to do all that "safely." *nail biting resumes*