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Old 09-04-05, 10:56 AM   #1
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I juggle a toch, machette, and rubber chicken at the same time. I want to have the chicken's head or beak "acadently" catch on fire as I am juggling it. Any ideas on how to keep it from melting? Ha, thanks guys.

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Old 09-06-05, 04:09 PM   #2
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no chance! you'd be better off making the chicken from some other kind of material.
I would suggest kevlar or a fire retarded heavy canvas.
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Old 09-06-05, 04:22 PM   #3
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you could put a metal shaft through the chicken and wick up the end that sticks out from the mouth (like the size of an eating torch) it will be pretty visable tho and may eventually melt the beak...but what the hell, let it melt.
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Old 09-06-05, 07:03 PM   #4
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that's way too much work for something that isn't really that funny, and won't be very noticeable.
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Old 09-07-05, 01:31 AM   #5
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I agree and don't think that's gonna work...and not worth the effort.
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Old 09-07-05, 11:10 AM   #6
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Relative to 99% of the other professions on the planet, it is NOT too much work. Jesus, you'd have a hard time putting more than an hour into making those modifications, and that's allowing for coating the inside of said chicken with tin foil. You might even be able to make the wick retractable, if you used an antenna. The relative comic and notablility of the bit depend entirely on the performer.

I agree, it's not that funny at face value, but it is original, and has some potential. You could chat it up by creating a rival relationship with the bird, or blather about safety, and animal care. You might sell the feat by stopping to stare at it, getting out a fire blanket from a different thread, or blasting it with a super soaker. Keep going: at least it's different.
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It's not that funny sounding no matter what.

On the saliter scale, It's funnier than 99% other professions.
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Old 09-07-05, 11:46 AM   #8
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Look, all he said was the beak would catch on fire--we don't know what he's going to do with the bit.

"I juggle pancakes" or "I tattooed a butterfly on my head" don't sound like comic gold either, when that's all the information you've got.

Let the guy (and ultimately the audience) decide if it's worth the work.
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Suck it.
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Old 09-07-05, 12:44 PM   #10
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Could you be more specific, please?

(Kudos on the truly eloquent rebuttal, tho)
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Old 09-07-05, 01:56 PM   #11
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I think he was just explaining what he does with the pancakes . Or perhaps it was a suggestion on how to put out the flaming chicken.
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Old 09-07-05, 03:43 PM   #12
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If someone asks you for water, spare him the insight on why he should't be thirsty. If you don't know where water is, stuff a sock in it until something you can add to comes along. The guy is trying to light a rubber chicken on fire, so be it.
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Old 09-07-05, 08:38 PM   #13
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Oh fer chrissakes, would all of you shut the !@#? up and relax? I didn't tell him to stop THINKING, I just pointed out what I would want others to point out to ME. It's going to be a pain in the ass to get it to work, it will be horribly unclear if it does work, and that, plus the inherent joke, will make it not near funny enough to justify the effort. Sure, take the idea farther, come up with another one, but this one is going to be a waste of time, and I would know, I've wasted a lot of time and preparation on some really crap jokes (AND I've tried to light a rubber chicken on fire, it's a lot of work, and the prop still won't last). It's OK to say something honest Karl, and if you actually WERE from New York, rather than !@#?ing Connecticut, you'd understand that. And who said that Magic Mickey can't respond for himself anyway? I gave a constructive criticism, and you all start leaping around like a Berkely student that just read "Soul on Ice" for the first time. Jesus, it's not like I kicked a leprous baby across a busy interstate.

Furthermore, rather than turning this into an argument, if you really wanted to flaunt some holier than thou ideal, you could have:
1. Acquiesced that the joke isn't worth it
and
2. Stimulated further thought by volunteering alternative ideas.


Oversensitive, Politically Correct, White, priveledged !@#?ing hippies... get over it.

I'm still a little high strung over the FEMA disaster by the way, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong.
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Hippie? HIPPIE!?

I'll have you know I was punk back when you were nothing more than a Playboy hidden under your father's mattress!

So, um. . .suck it!

Ok. I wasn't really punk, I was new wave, and while the punks were just angry, we were politically active, but in retrospect, still not nearly as cool. *sigh*
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Let's just go do some crimes, like, like ... get sushi and don't pay!
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Old 09-08-05, 11:01 PM   #17
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Taxi, Thanks for the tin foil idea. I think its worth tring at least. I mean, what will I loose, some tin foil and a rubber chicken I'm not using for anything better at the moment. Oh, and Doctor Eric, I apreciate your honesty and agree that its not worth to much time but if I can get it to work quickly, Great!

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If someone asks you for water, spare him the insight on why he should't be thirsty.

In the good, the bad and the ugly, you learn that giving someone a glass of water when they are extremely dehydrated can kill them.

A better analogy, may be, if your pal has just eaten mushrooms and they want to borrow a gun to shoot all the snakes, you would say, "I don't have a gun, because I'm a hippie."
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Yeah, and in Shrek, you learn that the gingerbread man wasn't a sellout, but I still say that the guy asked for help lighting a rubber chicken on fire, not opinions on the wisdom behind it, and quelling his creative urge is useless.

The great thinkers of our time will doubtless back both of you up on the dubious nature of this banty inferno effort, but better to give the guy a clue on the physics, or back off. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it, death by water or no.

For a fresh analogy, if some young upstart had asked me about how to juggle pancakes, and I in my ignorance had discouraged the creative act, claiming it was, say, a lame, transparent attempt at originality, where would the bored San Francisco street walker be? Where would cheap guys bring their dates, to kill a little time for a buck?

They’d be driven, pankakeshowless, dateless, to Photoshop, to create their own private ladies nights, and that just wouldn’t be pretty.
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Old 09-10-05, 06:01 AM   #20
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You're an idiot.

Stop comparing ONE JOKE (having a rubber chicken catch on fire whilst juggling a bunch of other crap)
With Scot's entire ACT.

1. You're just inflating Scot's ego
2. The statement was mine. Not Scot's, so get off of your ass and attack me.
3. Stop calling the idea original. It's pretentious enough to call it an IDEA.
4. Don't defend yourself, you're !@#?ing wrong.
5. No one was "quelling creative urges." Shut the !@#? up and go understudy for Dr. Phil.
6. Maybe if you listened to similar criticism, you'd be funnier.

and

7. You're welcome.
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