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NJJ
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Escape..

...from straight jacket.
...whilst standing on broken glass
...whilst find a selected card with your teeth
...whilst walking on hot coals
...whilst standing on ten balloons sandwich being two boards
...Whilst stealing l a watch
...hanging upside down over water.
...in a box, coffin or milk pail.
...hanging upside whilst the rope is burning
...hanging upside with audience members holding you up.
...wrap in 50 feet of rope
..whilst making a balloon animal! (balloon goes in...poodle comes out.
...performing a stripe tease (pants come off with jacket)
...wrap in 50 feet of chain
...on a slack or tight rope
...with ropes attached to jacket held by audience members
...hanging upside down over audience
...underwater
...on fire!!!
...walking on stilts
...in full bondage apparrel.
...with your legs in the straight jacket!
...whilst changing into a superman outfit
...before audience member can escape from chinese finger cuffs
...whilst lying on a bed of nails
...in a mental institution.
...on a unicycle.
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And your point is?
Magic is like Science,
Both are fun if you do it right!
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... while tied to train tracks

... while hanging upside down under a heliocopter

... hanging upside down under a hot air balloon

... while watching "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
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While actually Escaping from the Mental Institution...
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While watching a DVD..."How to escape from a Straight Jacket"
NJJ
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Mick - or the much, much more difficult, reading the book!
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I believe the Point is ..."Creativity" . Not something bought inside a box with instructions.
Nicholas bless you my son Smile
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Ive seen people do them on rolla bolas...In my opinion unless your upsidedown or underwatter doing the jacket on somthing like glass or coals or rolla bola seems to limit the fun with the jacket. It doesn't do much for the audience that ive seen at least. I like the jacket on the unicycle. Eddie Izzard used to do a sj on a 5 foot before he went into stand up. I would have loved to see it.

Other options would be...

With an additional jacket on.
2 people in one jacket.
with leg irons on.
plastic wrap on the outside of the jacket (somthing ive thought about never done)
with a deck dumped inside the jacket and by the time your out youve got the card
agianst a timer
plastic wrap around the face (race agianst how long you can hold your air)

or my personal fav

Just being funny and good with people.

Interesting thread everyone should through some ideas in.

Anton
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Whilst being dragged along the ground by a .........

horse......

car....

motor bike....

snail..... you get the idea.



Or one that I would love to try (but for some reason the wife keeps saying no ...... NO NOT THAT SORT OF THING! ! Smile )


Whilst doing a bungee jump. (it could even be under a helicopter/ hot air balloon / you get the idea)
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ARGHH! The plastic wrap makes me gag!
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I was talking to a pro busker who said the giraffe unicycle or stilts have been added to the mix by a lot of buskers to get over the the heads of the crowd and increase potential audience size.

The usual humour and drama of getting on a giraffe unicycle with five men helping you is multipled when the jacket is added in.


I also like the idea of adding something fragile and/or dangerous to the jacket that can not be broken.

...an egg
...a borrowed phone
...a light bulb
...a set mousetrap.
...a scorpian
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In my case;

..while singing
..while wearing inappropriate footwear
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Escape while being talked to by an over zealous insurance salesman!
"What's your drug?" she asked. "Hope" he said, "The most addicting one of all."
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I recently saw someone doing a walking on glass straight jacket escape. The performer stood gingerly on the glass, unhooked his arms, then stepped off for the rest of the escape.

It was BOOOOOOOOOOOOORING!

I'd like to combine SJ and BG but using the 'fact' that to escape from a SJ you need to throw yourself around a fair bit with the danger that jumping, hopping etc on the glass can cause seriously injury.
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So here is my break down of the list and diffrent catagories that seem to fit. Let me know what you think.

KEEP ADDING YOUR IDEAS!!!

:::Things to "be on" while escaping:::
Standing on broken glass
Walking on hot coals
Standing on 10 baloons sandwiched between 2 boards
Walking a slack rope
Walking a tight rope
Walking on stilts
Layin on a bed of nails
Riding a unicycle
Riding a giraffe unicycle
Ballanceing on a rolla bola
Ballancing on a walking globe

:::Additional Restraints:::
50 feet of rope
Chains
Handcuffs
Leg irons around biceps
Additional jacket
Transport jacket
Plastic Wrap
Ropes held by the audince

:::Things to do while escaping:::
Steal a watch
Finding a selected card in your teeth
Makeing a baloon animal
Doing a strip tease
Changing your outfit

:::Inverted Escapes:::
Over watter
With a burning rope
With memebers holding the rope
Over the audince
Hung from a helecopter
Hung from a hot air baloon

:::Places to escape from while in jacket:::
Under watter
Prison
Mental institution
Vault
Box
Coffin
Milk pail

:::Additional challenges:::
Race the clock
Before an audience member can get out of a finger trap
While your on fire
Before a passage is finished being read in a book
With plastic wrap on your face
Without breaking an egg inside the jacket
Without setting off a mouse trap in the jacket
Without breaking a lightbulb in the jacket
Without getting stung by a scorpion
Two people in one jacket
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Quote:
On 2007-02-20 20:59, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:
I was talking to a pro busker who said the giraffe unicycle or stilts have been added to the mix by a lot of buskers to get over the the heads of the crowd and increase potential audience size.



Surely by going up on a giraffe it would decrease the audience size? Or is that just a matter of perspective? ......

sorry, trying to be funny Smile
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I would say "going down" on a girrafe would clear the crowd even quicker!
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No one else has anything to add to the list.

No fun.

Anton
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I would add a catergory of TIMED ESCAPES

:::Additional challenges:::
Before an audience member can get out of a finger trap
Before a passage is finished being read in a book (there is a funny version of this on YouTube. Search "Flying Cat Circus Straight Jacket"
With plastic wrap on your face
Hanging from a burning rope
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