Sunday, July 10, 2011

I like when a guy gets straight to the point

Every week I enjoy watching the CBS Sunday Morning program. Today's show featured a fun and quirky segment about a real life knife thrower. This performer goes by the name: "The Great Throwdini". He's a minister by day and a knife thrower by night. So I guess he's keeping his life balanced. Here's a video clip of the segment I watched:

As I watched The Great Throwdini do his thing, I tried to imagine what it's like to be the girl on the wheel. His assistant seemed strangely calm. Either she is very trusting or it takes a lot to phase her. I wonder if it is more stressful to have her role or the role of the knife thrower?

Here's a product for those of us who don't want to risk an actual human life when we play with knives:

This is the Throwzini knife block (not to be confused with The Great Throwdini) It spins too!

I ran across a video which should win the award for "Most Impressive use of a Throwzini". I bet it's exciting to visit this guy's house!

While giving this much thought to knives, I was reminded of one of my favorite scenes from Pulp Fiction. You'll know what I mean by the time you get to the middle of the clip.

If the "Fox Force Five" show did exist, I'd probably be watching it!


  1. Lol I've been wanting the stabby knife holder for over a year now. It gets better every time I see it.

  2. Yeah, I bet you really want one now that you've seen the tricks that man was doing in his kitchen! I just checked the prices for this product and most stores are charging about $100. I did see one on Amazon for $56 though! If you want to grab that deal, Here's the page.

    There are so many fun kitchen products now! Actually, if you scroll to the bottom of that Amazon listing, you'll see a few more fun things to buy! :)

  3. I've always wanted to be a knife thrower myself, just like Huck Finn and his ol' paps. The Butcher from Gangs of New York was awesome too! I think I'm going to Google how to throw a knife now!

  4. That was awesome! Quite the aim he has. FYI...I'm more of a R. Dogs fan.

  5. L ~ Knife throwing does look fun! I'd just be afraid to throw knives at people, or around them anyway. Maybe throwing them at some kind of bullseye would be more my speed? Oh, I bet you'll find lots of knife throwing instructions online. Let me know if you find any good tips! Oh, and here's another resource for you. :)

    Knife Throwing For Dummies

    If that book did exist, I'd love to read it!

    Oh, yeah. Bill The Butcher was truly horrifying. The mid 1800s were rough for European immigrants. I think that movie was actually realistic. Daniel Day Lewis was seriously convincing in his role.

    Copyboy ~ Glad you enjoyed the post! Yeah, the guys in both videos had excellent aim. I couldn't believe it when I saw the guy in the second video get a knife into a small spinning wheel!

    Haha, So I spent some time mulling over your comment and trying to figure it out...R. Dogs, R. Dogs...Reservoir Dogs! Finally my brain clicked on. :)

  6. Surely that assistant needs to be "medicated" in some way to get through that? Or, perhaps she's a cyborg sent back from the future?

    I do like the Throwzini knife block! I wonder if it comes with a black wheel? Hmmm... I can see this product being used as a defence in a crime: "But, Your Honour, I was aiming for the Throwzini!"

    PS: The Halloween 'Old Maid' cards arrived. SPOOKTACULAR!!

  7. Little Gothic Horrors ~ Haha, yeah she might be medicated, but I like the cyborg theory better!

    Oh, I love your Throwzini murder defense! That's actually better than some criminal defenses I've heard. I don't believe that the wheel comes in black, although since it's made of wood, I'd think you'd be able to paint it.

    I'm glad the cards arrived and that you like them! I'm relieved that they made the long journey to you. :)