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The Karasel of Progress
Tue, Jul 1 2008
There's Nothing New...
Mood:  down
Now Playing: Damp Rabbit Productions

There's really nothing new.  I am currently working on a ring routine where I have a section devoted to grinds.  I'm no expert, but at one point I did something that I had never seen done before - doing two grinds in one hand.  Basically, the left hand is holding the ring parallel to the ground and it is accommodating two grinds, one at a time.

 I thought this was mildly original.  Nope - Bob Nickerson lent me the 1981 IJA DVD by Damp Rabbit tonight and some juggler on there - no credit was given - was doing the exact trick.  We're talking 1981 folks.  Twenty seven years ago, people were doing a trick I thought was original.  Three years before I was born, a juggler was doing two grinds in one hand.

What the duck!??  I thought I had something new there for a second.  Juggling sucks. 

Posted by Michael at 10:51 PM EDT
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Tue, Jul 1 2008 - 11:20 PM EDT

Name: "Louis"

doesn't this happen to all jugglers who try to be creative? the thing to realize is that there is always a limit to the overlap between independent thought ideas. as long as you keep exploring you will undoubtedly reach uncharted territory, although it might not be where you originally intended to go. all the better.

as a sidenote, its pretty coincidental that i read this story yesterday: 

Wed, Jul 2 2008 - 11:06 AM EDT

Name: "bethany"

i think the commenter before me beat me to the punch, but check out this article:


I guess it just goes to show there are no new ideas.  It isn't about orginality anymore, but the execution of something.

Sat, Jul 12 2008 - 10:21 AM EDT

Name: "truth "

people who say there is nothing new are lazy basters.

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