This Is Me--2024 A to Z Theme

My A to Z Themes in the past have covered a range of topics and for 2024 the theme is a personal retrospective that I call "I Coulda Been" which is in reference to my job and career arc over my lifetime. I'll be looking at all sorts of occupations that I have done or could have done. Maybe you've done some of these too!

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.



  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?

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

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

  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.

    Thoughts in Progress

  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'

  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.

  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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.

  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. :)

  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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