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Topic: Balancing ping pong Ball on Nose Trick Help!
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Nov 18, 2006 08:19PM)
Whats the best "glue/sticky stuff" to use for the catching ping pong ball on nose gag?


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The Gag where you throw a ping pong ball up in the air and catch it on your nose. then take a bow, as it is still stuck there.

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Nov 18, 2006 08:50PM)
You paint half the ball, and the tip of your nose with liquid rubber cement, let them dry and you are good to go. The ball will fall heavy side down, and stick to your nose.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Nov 18, 2006 09:00PM)
Cheers mate. any idea where a logical place to get rubber cement is?

Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 18, 2006 10:46PM)
Any office supply store will sell rubber cement. You'll probably find it in the school supplies section.

Have fun with that. It is a great sight gag that never fails to get a laugh!

Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Nov 18, 2006 10:48PM)
Any other juggling gags like this you can think of? I have seen the ones on eccentricks?
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 18, 2006 11:02PM)
Juggle with the bounce/no bounce balls. Get a cascade going and bounce one on the floor every so often and keep it in the mix.

Then drop the no bounce ball and it will land with a "thud." This is a great time for that "what the...." look you've been working on!

Mark. :juggle: :fruity:
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 18, 2006 11:09PM)
If you want to really have fun juggling, get the following book. It is a fun read and full of information that will help you have a good time juggling. Your spectators will be impressed!

How To Be A Goofy Juggler - A Complete Course In Juggling Made Ridiculously Easy By Bruce Fife


Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Nov 18, 2006 11:24PM)
Cheers MATE - I ordered that book just a week ago! glad to hear it will have some inspiration in it!

James, whats a bounce, no bounce ball?

Message: Posted by: just_larry (Nov 19, 2006 02:21AM)
Old School Gags!
2 wooden and one rubber ball head hit,
bounce ball in hanky,
bowling ball juggler on the moon,
knife cuts carrot, finger cuts carrot, carrot cuts carrot,
animal ballon sword swallowing,
(dear God I am about to write this!) Egg basket balance,
middle cigar box attached to your belt,
9,12,15,18,etc.(insert any number really) juggling (attached together),
boomerang hat throwing (wire),
bottle on broom,
and of course
Table cloth pull!
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 19, 2006 10:48AM)
Bounce / No Bounce balls are just that. Two balls, one of which will bounce and the other will NOT bounce, thus the "thud" when you try to bounce it off the floor as in my earlier suggestion.

Here is a link for them.


Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 19, 2006 10:57AM)
On a different note...in looking at your website, I can't believe you are asking these questions!!!

It looks like we should be asking YOU these things.

According to your website, you are...

"a professionally trained circus artiste, physical comedian and World class juggler from the World renowned Flying Fruit Fly Circus."

and the following...

"He is also one of Australia's best technical Jugglers. He has performed all around the World, including for the Honourable Steve Bracks, John Landy and his wife in Melbourne, The Governor of Aichi, Japan, as part of Expo 2005, Mary Delahunty, Bob Carr, the Victorian Sports minister, and John Howard as well as many others including International celebrities and sports people."

With all that experience and you're asking about rubber cement, bounce / no bounce balls and funny juggling? What gives?

Mark. :question:
Message: Posted by: just_larry (Nov 19, 2006 11:24AM)
You don't necessarily have to use B/nb
you can just use 2 regular white lacrosse balls ($1) and one white juggling beanbag($5) (the good ones look seamless). They are larger than B/nband might last longer
( I use a beanbag in my bounce juggling routine with my silicone juggling balls , but I don't think I should ever say you need to buy a $50 juggling ball to anyone. So lacrosse balls will do fine)
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Nov 19, 2006 05:24PM)
Hey Mark.

Websites all true, I have been professionally trained for 4 years at the http://www.fruitflycircus.com.au and am currently employed there now due to my skills as a juggler teaching Physical Comedy (in no way do I know all these gags etc) hence asking the question about some of these skills) and juggling to the kids there.

I am also one of Australia's best technical jugglers. None of this is a lie,

sometimes we all don't knwo everything, I am alowed to ask for help and ideas aren't I? that's the idea of these forums for discussion.

ask me anything you like about physical comedy/ circus skills/ or juggling help and I will surely help you. I just didn't know the right putty for this ping pong ball trick, and liked the sound of this no bounce/bounce ball.

Message: Posted by: mrunge (Nov 19, 2006 07:22PM)
Yep...you're welcome to ask anything you like!

Just find some rubber cement and you're all set for the ping pong ball on the nose gag. Also, as Larry mentioned, just find some kind of ball, similar to others you're using that will NOT bounce, and you're all set.

Good luck. Mark.
Message: Posted by: Jewls (Nov 19, 2006 09:34PM)
Have you ever met or do you know of Alan Clay of Circus Art Media? Author of "Angels Can Fly" A clown users guide.
Message: Posted by: wally (Mar 20, 2007 06:08AM)
Iam thinking of adding a charlie chaplin comedy routine to my shows, does anyone have an idea of a good comedy skit I could try. magicwalsh@gmail.com.
Message: Posted by: One Man (Mar 23, 2007 07:09PM)
Visit you local video store or library and see if they have any Chaplin on tape...or Harold Lloyd....or Keaton or Mr. Bean. All are filled with great comedy gags. Some are dated but many can be applied in a modern way. If you are doing this gag alone you should consider introducing a prop. Good theater comes from conflict. This can be hard to render alone but having a prop that does not cooperate creates this tension.

Message: Posted by: dave_matkin (Apr 21, 2007 09:05AM)
You want chaplin and funny? try this its a "Factoid" from Steve right in the afternoon on radio two (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/shows/wright/) not sure how reliable this is but here goes:-

Chaplin once entered a charly Chaplin look alinke competition. He lost!! My wife said "perhaps he was having a good haid ray!!!"
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Apr 24, 2007 12:36PM)
On the bounce/no bounce balls -- they are pretty small. I think the largest set is 1 1/2" in diameter.

I think a bean bag would be clearly different from the other lacrosse balls and lose some of the surprise when it doesn't bounce.

My suggestion: use plasticine (non-hardening modeling clay). It has heft to it, now comes in several bright colors (like red), and can be the same size as your other juggling balls. Oh, and it will not bounce, but it may deform (which can also be pretty funny).
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Oct 27, 2007 04:51PM)
Is there another name for rubber cement? I am trying to find it in the UK and everyone is looking at me quiziicly when I ask?

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 27, 2007 06:04PM)
There is something in the rubber cement formula that makes it illegal to sell in England.
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Oct 27, 2007 06:11PM)
So what would be a good alternative? any english jugglers who can help?

Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Oct 27, 2007 06:27PM)
Buster, the product you are looking for is Copydex.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 27, 2007 07:03PM)
This is a very exclusive section of the magic Café. Can you juggler three balls, or should I have the sergent at arms escort you out?
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Oct 27, 2007 07:41PM)
I can juggle 2 without even taking my hands out of my pockets.

Anyhow, I bet Buster's glad I drifted in here being the first person to supply the only word he was looking for.

Actually, I can juggle clubs on a unicycle, am getting pretty nifty at throwing my hat around plus a myriad of other useless talents. Can I stay a while?

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 27, 2007 08:11PM)
I'll take you on your word, but the auditions are in November. I thought James was from Oz?
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Oct 27, 2007 08:19PM)
I think he's on tour.
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Nov 2, 2007 07:22AM)
That would be right!

Message: Posted by: itshim (Nov 2, 2007 09:11AM)
Earlier post from dave_matkin about Chaplin coming third in a Chaplin lookalike contest is apperently false. I have this on the authority of comedian and silent comedy expert Paul Merton. I don't know if people from the colonies would have heard of him, but he is extremely talented and surreal comedian.

Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Nov 2, 2007 09:56AM)
Hey Nigel,
Have you got his new book?
I saw him shamelessly plugging it on 'news for you and want one.
I enjoyed his silent clowns serious.

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Nov 2, 2007 10:11AM)
If you don't mind we are the American colonies. Please do not confuse us with any of the other British colonies. I do not want to be throwned into the same catagory that George, or James belong to. YUK
Message: Posted by: itshim (Nov 3, 2007 11:06AM)
Al - Yes I can see how it would be a problem. You in the US threw off the rule of the Queen and got George Bush instead, whereas the other colonies still have her.

George - Not yet but I was listening to his interview on BBC Radio 5 and he really sounded like he knew his subject.


wondering how to fake balancing a bowling ball on your nose
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Nov 3, 2007 11:11AM)
Your post made me cry. During the revolution we fought off the opression of mad king George, and now. (I'm afraid if I went on I would be censored)
Message: Posted by: Fauna Gob (Nov 13, 2007 07:39PM)
On 2007-10-27 19:11, busterjuggler wrote:
So what would be a good alternative? any english jugglers who can help?


The stuff you want is 'Copydex' Smells terrible, also good for neatening the ends of rope.

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Nov 13, 2007 08:40PM)
Welcome to the jugglers section of the magic Café. I know I already welcomed you at the little darlings, but we are a small group of juggling magicians here that all get along with each other.
Message: Posted by: busterjuggler (Nov 13, 2007 08:58PM)
Yes! Welcome - copydex does stink yes! but it works well!

Message: Posted by: Fauna Gob (Nov 14, 2007 09:43AM)
Just realised MagicGeorge pointed you in the right direction previously, sorry!

I don't actually juggle as my trade, it's just a hobby at the moment, am I still allowed to post here?

Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Nov 14, 2007 09:47AM)
Auditions will be held in mid January.
Message: Posted by: Fauna Gob (Nov 14, 2007 03:16PM)
Just enough time to perfect my 'Juggling Two Girlfriends' routine!

Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jun 20, 2016 08:15PM)
Does anyone have sources for creator of this gag, other than me? . I came up with it on my own, never saw or heard of anyone doing it. Soon after a few guys that saw me do it stole the idea.
Message: Posted by: gallagher (Jun 23, 2016 06:04AM)
Hey Pete,
believe me;
none of us use "the thumb tack in the nose method"(!),
that YOU came up with!
,..It's ALL yours!

sniffin' glue,
and thinking of you(!).
{,...but only when juggling ping-ping balls!}