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Stroboscopic Trampoline

- bill 7-28-2001 9:12 pm

somebody, anybody ? stroboscopic trampoline !!!!! common!!!!

- bill 8-03-2001 11:11 pm [add a comment]

  • I grock.
    - steve 8-09-2001 7:51 am [add a comment]

  • In the interests of full disclosure, it should be noted that Bill once presented a trampoline as art.
    - alex 8-09-2001 5:27 pm [add a comment]

    • Well, in this case it wasn't just "about me". I was really stoked by the idea of a guy jumping off the balcony under strobe lights on to a trampoline for the amazing visual ! Wonder if he was tie-died too. What's grock?

      - bill 8-09-2001 7:32 pm [add a comment]

      • I think it's 'grok'. From Robert Heinlein's sci-fi classic Stranger in a Strange Land. It means something like 'to understand fully'. Used a lot by tech/computer people to describe a level of understanding that comes after merely understanding something enough to use it. That thing that happens (sort of like the light bulb going off) when you really are at home with something. An understanding of the essential nature of something.

        Stop me before I start quoting Heidegger...

        The Jargon File has a good explanation (as usual.)
        - jim 8-09-2001 7:42 pm [add a comment]

        • Wow, thanks for the clue and quote baby quote - grok grok

          - bill 8-09-2001 7:49 pm [add a comment]

          • Man, you guys are too fast for me. The reason that Steve used grok is that it was adopted by the Pranksters. It's a little like "dig", but more ecstatic, and without jazz overtones.
            - alex 8-09-2001 7:53 pm [add a comment]

            • As usual, Mr. Wilson is right on the money, I got grok from The Pranksters and their ilk.
              - steve 8-09-2001 8:21 pm [add a comment]

  • The problem with the trampolinest was that it was all about him. If all the acidheads got on and bounced themselves through the strobes, that would have been fun.
    - alex 8-09-2001 7:57 pm [add a comment]

    • Dear Mr. Wilson,

      We are sad to inform you that we have no choice but to turn down your insurance request for the upcoming festival...
      - jim 8-09-2001 8:04 pm [add a comment]

    • Come on Alex, lighten up, it's cool. Besides, to watch such a thing while tripping should certainly be participation. (not to mention a hell of a lot safer)
      - steve 8-09-2001 8:26 pm [add a comment]

      • According to the story, "nobody seemed to pay him any particular mind".
        It's like the Digger's Free Store, where they gave everything away. Somebody couldn't grok what they were up to, and demanded to see the manager. "You're him!" the hippies explained.
        - alex 8-09-2001 8:42 pm [add a comment]

        • How the hell is anyone to tell if people are paying mind at such an event?
          Stroboscopic trampoline, I grok.
          - steve 8-09-2001 8:48 pm [add a comment]

          • That would have been his big break. If he had caught on he might be opening for zz-top, Sonic Youth or at Burning Man today. But that was not to be. I have seen no reference to him outside of this one apearance. All those trampoline parks in the 70's went OOB for the above mentioned insurance reasons too.

            - bill 8-09-2001 9:01 pm [add a comment]

            • The guy was uptight. He wore a mask to protect his amateur status. That was back when the Olympics and colleges were still pretending that there was something noble about amateurism. Typically, their rules were routinely ignored, and only increased the "illegal" behavior. Today we have pros in the Olympics, and I think they even gave Jim Thorpe's medals back. The tramper could proudly show his face, and we might even know who he is. Of course, Kesey (on parole) wore a mask, even though he knew that everyone still knew who he was. As he used to say: "they know where it is, but they don't know what it is".
              - alex 8-09-2001 10:10 pm [add a comment]

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