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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Really Tossing It Out There

         As many readers may know I am a bit of a juggler.  However, I will embarassingly leave the room now while you view one of the world's greatest jugglers, Francis Brunn, in a classic clip from the Jack Benny Show.   This man was not only a great juggler, but also a tremendous gymnast and dancer.  Note his amazing movements and form.





To view a more pure video of Brunn's amazing act in color click here.

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15 comments:

  1. That's amazing!!! I wonder if people appreciate this kind of talent the way they used to.....

    Was he ever on the Red Skelton show?

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  2. Um, yeah... I can do three tennis balls.

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  3. I would've prefered seeing you yourself juggling in front of a camera :)

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  4. Awesome video. I'm with The Words Crafter and wonder if today's generation would appreciate this man's true talent (not computer generated).
    Thanks for sharing.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  5. Oh, heck, I do that every morning while drinking my coffee, just to wake up and get the blood flowing.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  6. That was amazing Lee, but in all honesty you under estimate yourself, I'm sure you were and still are an excellent jugglar.

    Happy new year.
    Yvonne.

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  7. Hi Lee .. I can see exactly what you're saying - what a wonderful video clip to have found. Amazing dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination amongst other things ..

    I'm sure Yvonne above is right .. that you still know a trick or two .. care to share?

    Happy New Year - Hilary

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  8. Big deal, I can do that! LOl! I just don't like to show off!! Love Di ♥

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  9. I'm with Dezmond....
    Where's Lee's juggling video?

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  10. I admire that kind of coordination ... it eludes me. :)

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  11. Words Crafter -- I would imagine that Brunn was on the Skelton show at one time. He was a star in his day and appeared on nearly every major TV variety show. I think people do appreciate the talent today when they see it done live--you just don't see it as often.

    Alex -- Three balls is the place to start! You're on your way.

    Dezmond-- Believe me, my juggling cannot remotely compare to Brunn's artistry.

    Mason-- We are so fooled by computer technology these days it's hard to tell what's real isn't it.

    StMc -- And you are probably doing a political rant at the same time!

    Yvonne -- I appreciate those kind words.

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  12. Hilary-- I never had the skill of Brunn. I did more silly comedy type juggling.

    Diana- We'll have to get together and juggle some time!

    Andrew -- Actually there is a rather bad video of me juggling on YouTube-- maybe I'll post it someday.

    Golden Eagle-- Isn't it?

    M Pax -- Me too! I wish I could have been that good, but I just never had the dedication to practice.

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  13. Wow! Brunn was a real showman!

    I would love to have that kind of agility and hand-eye coordination.

    Benny was always a favorite. :)

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  14. Paula-- I watched the Benny show every week. He was a great comedian. And yes, Brunn had an amazing performance style and did the seemingly impossible.

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