"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."

                --Archilochus

Glenn Reynolds:
"Heh."

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."




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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

What the . . . . . !?

Can someone tell me if this is for real? Can it possibly be real?



[UPDATE] If the embedded player won't work for you (no wonder Google bought YouTube), then try this LINK.

Comments on "What the . . . . . !?"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:24 PM) : 

I notice that at 1:42, he tosses down a ball and it makes no tone.

 

Blogger Gentleman Farmer said ... (12:47 PM) : 

That's the way I thought one might determine if it was real. But the problem is that that only works if the audio and the video are perfectly synchronized. Plus, it is entirely possible that at some point he must throw down a ball because of the juggling pattern, at a time when he doesn't need to play a note -- so he just bounces the ball on the edge or on the floor.

 

Anonymous Uncle M a/k/a Liberace said ... (9:50 PM) : 

How about this for a possible explanation ...

The "piano" is preprogrammed to play a note of a preprogrammed song upon the impact of any key. So long as a key is struck, any key, the music will continue to play. The quicker he juggles, the quicker the notes are played.

I could be wrong, but it doesn't appear that the tone of the notes being played relates to the key being impacted. The high keys being struck do not always relate to a high note in the song. The guy is a terrific juggler, but the precision this would require is, in my opinion, beyond anyone's ability. But that's just my opinion and I could be wrong.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 PM) : 

The songs he plays cover a range not accounted for by the keyboard he is using.

 

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