Re: [damento] Haloween
I can make a pretty mean balloon snake, and I could probably manage a
mangled dog, but no I don't know much about making balloon animals. It
looks like Kenn's going to be there though and I know he does quite a bit
On Thu, Oct 29, 2009 at 4:01 PM, Jonathan Burke <badicus@...>wrote:
> Good advice all - except for Mike who just plain scares me.
> We also will have a dedicated fireman (little "f") there with a garden
> hose charged, unrolled, and ready to go. He did this duty last year,
> does not juggle so is not distracted, and takes the job seriously.
> Barrett: I'm just about finished with stapling up all the Visqueen
> (black plastic) and so will not need yours after all. Thank you for
> offering. I've got Mike's "Inner Sanctum" all constructed as well. I
> bought a package of animal twister balloons. I don't know if they are
> cheap knock-offs or not. Do you do balloon animals? If so can you do
> some for us on Saturday night? Also, bring your unicycle.
> FYI, I have set an area aside (cones and caution tape) to be the
> "Snake Pit Stage." It will be well lighted.
> This is shaping up to be memorable folks! Be there or be square - and
> bring some long underwear (or capes or something) that you can put on
> if you get cold. I've been working in the open garage late at night
> setting-up and the tempurature isn't too bad. Worse if you are not
> juggling but, probably okay if you are juggling. Be on the safe side
> though and bring some warm undergarments. I'm sure that Kyle will be
> good with his circa 1910 wool bathing suit.
> Remember I'll have pizza, wine, beer, and soda. If you want something
> else you better bring it.
> On Oct 29, 2009, at 3:26 PM, michael brown wrote:
> > Jonathan -
> > Have you checked your home owners insurance lately?
> > coverage for accidental destriction of dwellings, automobiles,
> > and personal property?
> > coverage for medical, re-habilitation and long-term care expenses?
> > --- On Thu, 10/29/09, michaelb <msbrown1433@...<msbrown1433%40yahoo.com>>
> > From: michaelb <msbrown1433@... <msbrown1433%40yahoo.com>>
> > Subject: [damento] Re: Fire Safety
> > To: email@example.com <damento%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009, 3:16 PM
> > Good advice.
> > Another good practice is strict separation of fuel and play space.
> > Fuel should be kept well away from the play space, and no flames or
> > hot objects should be allowed in the fuel area. No fuel in glass
> > containers. No gasoline. Camp fuel, white gas, lamp oil or diesel
> > fuels are good.
> > I will bring several fire extinquishers, to provide for the
> > possibility that someone inadvertently attempts total self-
> > immolation in the Buddist bonze style of the early 1970"s.
> > I normally practice a pro-active preventive approach: "Don't grab
> > the burning end".
> > Basically, in the dark, if you can see it, you don't want to grab
> > it. Only catch those things you can't see.
> > if this sounds difficult, just remember one definition of juggling:
> > "Performing unnecessary and pointless activities the hard way."
> > Mike
> > --- In damento@yahoogroups .com, "kim_yasuda" <marianme@.. .> wrote:
> > >
> > > It's said that those who play with fire will be burned. Taking
> > that in mind, please take a moment to review fire safety measures
> > during the season of torches and fire props.
> > >
> > > This site has some good information including the quotes below:
> > > http://www.caughton fireonline. com/firesafety. html
> > >
> > > "Plastics and artificial fibres (nylon, polar fleece, etc.) catch
> > fire almost instantly and will melt. Once melted the material forms
> > hard crusts under your skin and inside muscle tissue, whereas
> > natural materials (cotton, leather, wool and silk) will eventually
> > be absorbed as the body heals."
> > >
> > > DAMP TOWELS AND WATER BUCKETS
> > > "Watchers should use a damp (not wet as they could cause steam
> > burns) towel to put out wicks, crush any ashes when you are done
> > juggling or spinning fire und also to suffocate the flames if your
> > hair or clothes catch on fire.
> > >
> > > Use pre-washed 100% cotton towels (artificial fibers will melt and
> > may contaminate burns, and new or unwashed cotton is full of
> > flammable fluff). To dampen towels and burns, keep towels near a ¼
> > full19 liter bucket of clean water. Have at least one towel for each
> > performer and one bucket for every three performers."
> > >
> > > FIRST AID TO TREAT BURNS
> > > "Hold burnt area under cold, gently running water for
> > approximately ten minutes. During this time the burned area should
> > return to normal body temperature. Carefully remove jewellery and
> > clothing from affected are but no not remove anything that is stuck
> > to the skin. Cover the burn with a sterile, non-stick dressing.
> > Should the burn victim be conscious and thirsty provide frequent
> > small amounts of water. Ease pain by gently pouring cold water over
> > the dressing. Seek medical aid as soon as possible should the burn
> > not be minor.
> > >
> > > DO NOT apply any lotions or moisturizer, prick or break blisters,
> > overcool the victim, put towels or adhesive bandages directly onto
> > the burn."
> > >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Jonathan Burke
> 5042 Stroman Lane
> Sacramento, CA 95835-2057
> H) 916-419-8668
> C) 650-465-4861
> badicus@... <badicus%40sbcglobal.net>
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- A few snapshots from Halloween:
Some very short video clips with poor resolution:
Kenn's shirt on fire (very briefly)
Jessie and Kenn juggling fire
Nick, Kenn and Jonathan juggling fire