Monday, June 26, 2006

Barterbee.Com: Lost Round 1

Well Barterbee's round 1's winner was headed up by a 2 year old in a bee costume bringing new games and movies to complaining kids.

I hope that all the rounds are not won by the cutest video since the rules specified the winner would be chosen for "humor and/or uniqueness", not cuteness. But I digress. But not to be defeated, I'm heading back to the drawingboard, since the 2 videos that I did are now not eligible, I will have to come up with something new for Mr Bee.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Video Competition

I don't enter a lot of contests due to the fact that I have terrible luck. But, when I got an email from BarterBee.Com concerning their Bee The Bee video competition, I decided to enter. The competition is for 1 of 3 prizes per each 2 week session (an iPod Nano, A PSP and a Toshiba portable DVD player) then the 6 winners are pitted against each other for a 42" plasma tv. So I fired up blender and made a couple of short "bee" themed videos.

The first session ends tomorrow and the 1st winner announced on the 26th. Wish me luck :)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Vova Galchenko's Fatboy Slim Video

For those of you who think that the Chris Bliss juggling video was an awesome display of juggling ability, watch this video and see what can actually be done with juggling.

This video is Vova Galchenko's entry into Fatboy Slim's music video competition with this well made video showcasing some great 3-7 club juggling as well as some 5+ ball juggling. Vova has really shown how good he is in this one. I bet over the next 10 years you will see him doing some even more amazing things.

On a side note, I must say I was impressed when I posted a question on the WJF video forum about the differences between Renegade clubs and Px3 Vegas clubs that Vova took the time to record a video response.

Anyway, check out the video, cool tunes and great juggling!

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Jason Garfield Response Video

Jason Garfield Response

In this video, Jason Garfield responds to questions about Chris Bliss, the WJF, etc. For those of you who think Jason is a total jerk and is hurtful all the time, I think you might find that this video clip from the WJF discussion forum on YouTube might surprise you. Sure you may not agree with his opinions, but the attitude he sports in some of his other videos is not how he is all the time.

While you are at it, check out the WJF video forum. It is strictly video (which is a great idea since you can see what the person's body language and attitude is as they say things rather than infering it from their grammar.) although it may inhibit some people from posting due to a lack of camera. There is only one thread at the moment, but hopefully people will catch on.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

A Good Practice

I had a good practice last night. I started out with a little 3 ball high flashes before moving to 5 ball cascade work. No great strides there yet, but it will get there with time. I moved back to 3 balls for a while and was able to pull off some 3 ball 1 up 360's (not too impresive) and did manage to get a 3 ball 3 up 180. I was pretty happy with that.

I moved on to clubs and spent a good deal of time working on my 3 club cascade with double spins. I'm only adding extra throws as I can add them cleanly. I know this comes easy for some, but I'm working hard to get it.

Overall a good workout and at the end I was happy with a couple little moves that I was able to pull off.

I have been starting to put thought into organizing a juggling club. Here in Greenville, IL there is nothing close and it would be cool to generate some interest. It's just in it's conceptual phase right now and who knows how long it will be if I can make it really happen. The big problem I have is that as the founding member, I am no juggling star. So, I have to approach it as such. Anyway, that's about it for now.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Barterbee Part 3 and Dance Dance Revolution

Ok, so after my first round of Barterbee action did not work out as well as I had hoped, I started again. I cancelled my first request and finally got credit for the movie that I sent out. So armed with 20 points I requested DDR ultramix and today it came in excellent condition. So now I just have to get a couple of dance pads and away we go.

If you have and DDR experience with the XBox, let me know which pads you think are good. I hear the quality is all over the place. I would prefer not to waste too much $$$ on stuff thats gonna break in a week, but then again I don't want to lay out $80 per pad.