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Old 08-28-06, 07:14 PM   #21
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Flush your nose with saline solution before and after performing the blockhead.

And yes, you will feel it when you've gone back as far as you can.
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"Flush your nose with saline solution before and after performing the blockhead."

Damn I know I had been forgetting something for the past twenty years.
Now that is something I have never heard.
But cleanliness is next to oddliness.
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Helps moisturize the nasal passages, easing insertion, and helps flush out stuff that may have been on the item inserted, after.
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Well being a huge water drinker and wet nose type of healthy dog type of person my nose is always plenty moist.
Although when I do the Arizona Renaissance Festival by the fifth show of the day sometimes I do start to dry out and I will take a squirt of saline on occasion.
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Okay. Dig it:

http://jayrodin.com/youbetterbenicetochuck

My friend fell in love with this girl and I sent her this.

I could use a much longer nail but the diamater of longer nails I've found just won't fly. Does anyone else have this problem? What should I do?
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Over time the opening stretches and becomes looser.
Somethings don't happen over night.
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after reading this thread i decided all the cautions of danger were probably just there to put the average Joe off trying this trick at home.
I decided to try it and found that I could insert the entire length of a moist Q tip (cotton bud) into the cavity. I then decided to try something bigger so I grabbed the nearest metal bbq skewer and managed to get it in 8cm. I distinctly felt it touch what felt like the top back of my throat so I stopped at that point.

All in all it seemed quite easy and safe for anyone with less than half a brain such as myself.
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It is fairly easy, and certainly less dangerous than, say, sword swallowing, but please remember that you still can get hurt.

Be careful.
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Old 08-30-06, 12:15 PM   #29
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If you try hard enough, you COULD get hurt while having most any sort of foreign object jammed into any one facial orpheus.
For example: I once stuck a pen in my ear, just for a place to put it, freeing my hands for work and looking amusing doing it. ...I left it there, went about my business and then bumped the side of my head into something... I think it was a wall. The pain was a little bit blinding and I can't remember the details surrounding that moment very clearly anymore.

Nobody feels sympathy for someone who stuck a pen in their ear.

So, in regards to spending an entire DAY with things sticking out of your skull, in any direction, I suggest that you don't.

Just my suggestion.

Back to posting junk,
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Old 08-30-06, 03:35 PM   #30
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generaly speaking I am very rairly careful, perhaps only when using power tools and even then I get complacent.
after 17 years of doing stupid stuff to make a living I have discovered that I injure myself more during common every day activities than I ever do with performance(or showing off) type activities. just tonight i burnt the roof of my mouth tasting my wifes pasta sauce far worse than I ever have with fire eating. i cut my hand more often doing carpentry and cooking than I ever have with juggling knives( only twice beasue the ones I made were too pointy and I was doing mills mess with double spins). I've fallen over walking down the street way more times than I have when doing a handstand 3 meters above the ground(never).

Thankfully most people don't realise that every day life is far more dangerous than most of the tricks and stunts folks like us do for a living.
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Default yo, my peeps.

Are there any women on the forum who practice this?
I have some questions, geared specifically to women's nasal passages.
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I do it ... Alot!! Ask Away
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great! I'll send you a pm.
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Old 11-20-06, 09:32 PM   #34
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I've learned that I have an unusually narrow nasal passage.
I have, for a while, been able to slowly ease things back into my nose (straight items -- about four inches), but was never able to do the "hammer" part, because I'd actually be knocking stuff around in there. It was just too tight.
Anything larger than the head of a q-tip left me feeling like I had just been kicked in the teeth. The regular four inch nail width just wouldn't go in.
It could be due to a tooth I have growing horizontally, up in my face, below my nose, only visible by x-ray. That's my theory, anyway. Could be the tooth. Either that or I'm just "dainty" or some junk.
I didn't like the idea of "easing" a nail into my nose, so I started trying to figure out other items that were both narrow and somewhat impressive looking.

Thank you, Mr. Thom Sellectomy, for your website photos.

I realized the answer was right in front of my face. My wire frame glasses are PERFECT.

For want of being able to actually perform real shows (refer back to my "Huge Verbal Vomit" post, otherwise known as my "emotional enema") I performed it for my coworkers during lunch. mmmm.

After asking my producer if she "wanted to see something I could do" and bringing my glasses to my nose... she responded with a resounding, "NOOOOOO! OH GAWD!! NO!! NO! NO!!! NO! NO! NO! NO!" and ran out of the room. Then, a few hours later, she gathered the rest of the department around to see it again.

(One painful lesson: When your glasses are through your nose and down your throat... don't swallow. And if you do... don't react by yanking it out.)

Apologies if my post is difficult to read. I'm overworked and underslept tonight.

(I am going to cheat this "can't perform until I start the doc thing" for one studio christmas party. I have to. ...I can't not do it. The fire's coming out for Christmas.)

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When offered correctly as a "wana see me do something weird", the eye glasses will almost always get you a free pint in a pub or bar.
But its all about the set up.

(I personally think that glasses are the easiest thing to learn with. But remember it is sooooooooooo dangerous. So don't any of you meddling kids try it.)
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Old 11-20-06, 11:17 PM   #36
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But remember it is sooooooooooo dangerous. So don't any of you meddling kids try it.
Are you mocking me?

(Y'know, somehow I like the idea of being mocked by jesus--it seems only equitable)

John Shaw performed a fairly standard blockhead routine--by "standard" I mean he didn't use anything exotic for the bit--and somehow managed to bleed steadily for almost 10 minutes after.

So, it's at least a little dangerous.
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Me mock? Never

I realize that it can be dangerous.
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Dangerous-Yes
Worthy of Death talk? Maybe.
But do you have any common sense?
Yes, you say?
Then you'll be fine.
I'm sorry I didn't really mean to reopen this discussion.
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Old 03-29-07, 03:06 PM   #38
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I like to find out what sorts of other things people are shoving up their noses nowadays.
Me- Nail, Screwdriver, Drink Umbrellas and bracelet glowsticks (Love those...they go in nice and easy. Stick it in, then snap it so it lights up while in your nose. Convinces them that it is definately not gaffed.)
The thing I found I shouldn't stick up my nose-
Drink stirring straws, like in a bar. the sharp edge of the scraw scraped my nose something terrible.

My holy grail of blockhead- I need to find a good, thin fiber optic light so I can curve it around into my mouth (Like the mental floss with a balloon). Just haven't come across one that is quite right.
Anyone else with unusual blockhead items (Or who are doing the fiber optic up the nose)
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