Friday, May 11, 2007

To Quote Keanu Reeves: "Whoa..."

I know I've posted my amazement at the feats of Rhythmic Gymnastics before, but holy crap!

Those people could take Cirque de Soleil to the woodshed...

Am I the only one who thinks that these gymnasts look a little *too* much like each other? One wonders whether the eastern Europeans have already got cloning all figured out and have simply been keeping it to themselves.

The thing that keeps giving me nightmares is thinking that at one point during practice on *each* of these moves, these gymnasts attempted every one of these moves for the first time. I can't imagine that going smoothly.

I hope they wear helmets.

[Edit: Oddly enough, Sophist and I were blogging about this at exactly the same time last night, only I waited to publish until this morning. Weird huh?]

1 comment:

Sophist said...

My god, wasn't it absolutely mesmerizing? I loved how the "flyer" was consistently 1 ft shorter and 60 lbs lighter than the other acrobats.

I've never seen Cirque du Soleil, but was wondering if they match these feats. I guess not!

Honestly, Youtube is the best thing ever. I was missing television (have no regular reception and don't get cable) but since surfing Youtube, I regularly find hours of commercial-free, fascinating, (previously) rare stuff.