Sunday, April 25, 2010

A MOMENT IN MIDGET TOSSING HISTORY.

I know. The PC term is little person. But hey, I am a little person. Been so all of my life. I’m 5’ 4” ¾. So the way I’m seeing it, midgets are stepping into my territory. Stealing the name of good peeps like me. Not sure of the solve, but rest assured I will give it some thought.


ONE TINY LEAP FOR MANKIND…

Since 1989, most of the world (except Ontario and Newark) have made midget tossing illegal. Though 3 years before that was quite a different story. It was the height of the sport. Contests were being hosted all over the globe, like the 1986 DWARF-TOSSING CHAMPIONSHIPS in Australia. The event where an incredible midget milestone occurred – a world record toss. Set by a dynamic duo that hailed from the UK borough of Sutton. The team: Thrower Roy “Cuddles” Merrin, and Dwarf Lenny the Giant. Despite the negative press the two lifelong friends were starting to receive, neither seemed distracted at the event. In fact, trainer Danny Barnford (of Ross Road, Wellington) knew something special was about to happen just as the two stepped up to the line. And he was right. With a classic clockwise triple spin, magic occurred once Lenny left Roy’s hands. The tiny giant flew an astounding 12 ft. 9 inches. Setting a world’s record and hurtling themselves into the annals of history. Bravo Lenny and Roy. Bravo.

Clippings from this historic event.




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13 comments:

  1. OK so I need to send this link to my friend, Lisa. She's oddly very into midget tossing. It's scary to me. Like why?

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  2. what the hell? I always thought it was just a joke... I had no idea it was real? I suppose you have to obtain a license, right? Or is it always open season? you just grab one on the street, and heave-ho...

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  3. The politically correct term in Californis is "vertically challenged." This vertically challenged girl needs to know what they were being tossed onto and did they sign a waiver for injuries incurred?

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  4. We are currently working our way thru the Boston Legal CDs....I know, I know...but somehow it got funny and we couldn't stop. We're at the part when Dennie Crane is dating the dwarf. Enough said.

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  5. I guess this was kind of underground...like cat juggling (The Jerk).

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  6. I will say midget whenever I want. What are they going to do? Beat me up?

    I'm not sure if that was mean or funny. My son is probably going to be a midget now.

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  7. I felt like tossing the little midget that cut in front of me in line at the pizza shop today, that's what I felt like doing.

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  8. When do we get to play toss Jesse? Not so much of a little person now, are we? lol

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