xoxoxoBruce Saturday Apr 11 04:36 AM
April 11, 2009: Leapin' Lion
Oh, um... well make that a Lion.
There, much more gooder, but I must confess it's not me.
It's Askold Zapashny of Zapashny Brothers Circus, in Russia.
Kolbenfresser Saturday Apr 11 06:27 AM
Scar or mic?
Crazy Russians. Is that a microphone or a scar on his face? Weird anyway.
Shawnee123 Saturday Apr 11 07:58 AM
the fence. I had to look twice.
Clodfobble Saturday Apr 11 11:59 AM
That's clearly cut-rate armor. It won't protect him for a minute when the time comes.
TheMercenary Saturday Apr 11 01:42 PM
Not to mention the head and neck will be the first place he takes his bite.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Apr 11 02:43 PM
Gravdigr Saturday Apr 11 06:07 PM
darkwing duck Saturday Apr 11 10:37 PM
The trick isn't riding the lion. The trick is safely getting OFF of the lion.
lumberjim Saturday Apr 11 10:40 PM
morethanpretty Saturday Apr 11 10:49 PM
Just want to say, fan of Seigfried and Roy. Especially Roy and his ability to train. Blah blah blah one of his cats attacked him. Not according to Roy. He believes he'd already had his first stroke when the cat grabbed him, and in fact that the cat had picked up on this and therefore grabbed him and dragged him off stage to protect him. How is a cat supposed to know what else to do? Anyway medically this version can't be authenticated or disproved since Roy had multiple strokes, and the doctors could not determine the time of the first stroke. As we should all know that although Seigfried and Roy have had their last performance, Roy has made a marvelous recovery, well beyond what were the best predictions. He still loves his animals, although spends less time with his big cats.
Elspode Saturday Apr 11 11:17 PM
Are we pretty sure that isn't a shark?
morethanpretty Sunday Apr 12 12:13 AM
hipshot Sunday Apr 12 12:47 AM
You can tell the Lion droppings because they have little shards of cheap armor in them...
JuancoRocks Sunday Apr 12 01:13 AM
Sundae Sunday Apr 12 04:25 AM
The middle picture is a gem, Bruce. Extraordinary.
DanaC Sunday Apr 12 08:20 AM
Me too Sundae. I feel a little queasy when I look at those pictures. I mean...it's a beautiful image, very powerful, but wrong. Just very wrong.
Pico and ME Sunday Apr 12 08:31 AM
Its a gorgeous cat, just gorgeous, but it is a sad picture just the same.
dstrope Sunday Apr 12 12:03 PM
Crazy Russian, tricks are for kids
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Apr 12 12:44 PM
Granted he's not living a "normal" life, but neither is Prince Charles, and many would trade places with him, given their druthers.
Sundae Sunday Apr 12 04:32 PM
PS - are you saying that many men out there want a go on Camilla? Lucky girl...
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Apr 12 08:22 PM
No, his options not choices.
Aliantha Sunday Apr 12 08:38 PM
The thing is though, if these types of animals weren't exploited this way, community awareness would be much lower, and therefor lead to less public interest which of course then leads to less public dollars.
Gravdigr Monday Apr 13 03:03 PM
spudcon Monday Apr 13 06:08 PM