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David Bowie can’t juggle.. and no, it’s not because he’s dead. He never could.
While filming Labyrinth (still the only movie to feature a urinating Muppet) the script called for David Bowie to do some contact juggling. If you never tried it, contact juggling is hard… very hard. These days it would be no problem, they would give Mr. Bowie a CGI arm and let horribly fake looking computer graphics do their work, although I’m sure George Lucas is wishing he could make a special edition so he could add one… and remove Jennifer Connelly’s eyebrows.
The solution they came up with was much more practical. They hired a professional juggler to hide in Mr. Bowie’s armpit. Michael Moschen had to do take after take crouched in an awkward position to make it look like Mr. Bowie was the one doing the juggling. It was a closeness to Mr. Bowie that only Mick Jagger had ever experienced.
Despite being in an awkward position, not being able to see what he was doing, and having to smell Mr. Bowie’s B.O. the entire time, Mr. Moschen pulled off the effect.
It’s been a year since the Breaking Bad finale. Since then Bryan Cranston won another Emmy and starred in Godzilla ( he was excellent in that rubber suit). But before he cooked meth, was Malcom’s father, or even worked on Jerry Seinfeld’s teeth, he did commercials.
Get in your DeLorian, fire up the flux compasitor, and take a trip with me back to 1988 for the most awesome thing you may ever watch. Trust me, watch this:
Okay, how did this air on TV? We have 300 channels now and I can’t imagine this ever airing, how in the world did this ever air in a time where there was maybe a tenth of that amount.
And how about that opening monologue? With that talk of cavemen and dinosaurs existing at the same time, Alan Thicke’s costar Kirk Cameron may have been brainwashing him a little bit.
Let’s not forget the bottoms these woman were wearing. They were so high they could have doubled as tops.
Consider today’s post a PSA. The lesson: Don’t be a jackass on children’s playground.
I present to you the greatest Merry-Go-Round video since Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas: