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Your balloon pops!!! What do you say?

Discussion in 'Balloon Sculpture' started by HotWheels, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. HotWheels

    HotWheels New Member

    I've been twisting balloons for a bit over a year now and when I'm using the good quality balloons I tend not to have a lot of problems.. But sometimes it happens, catching a nail, or over inflated or whatever and POP!! There goes the balloon and you've got a kid looking at you expectantly.. What do you say?

    Personally I try to make a joke about how I guess that balloon didn't want to be sword, or bird, or whatever I'm making.. Then grab another one and try again.

    I was just curious, what other kinds of ways do you guys handle this, thanks.
  2. Simply Knute

    Simply Knute Well-Known Member

    Here's an example of what NOT to say.. "That balloon must've been depressed, it just popped itself.."
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  3. Pinkie Bee

    Pinkie Bee New Member

    everytime a bell rings an angel gets its wings
    everytime a balloon pops a clown gets its nose
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  4. V

    V Well-Known Member

    Honestly, you'll get over the need to say anything sooner or later. When I first started out, I felt the need to make a joke about the popping but it's part of the job. We're not using 14 guage steel in our craft, we're working with thin latex balloons filled (sometimes to capacity) with air - they're going to pop for any number of reasons (sometimes quite frequently - weather, rough handling, complicated twists, etc).

    What I do when a balloon pops? Grab another one from the bag and inflate it...
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  5. maverick

    maverick Member

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  6. HotWheels

    HotWheels New Member

    V - I don't do it because I feel I /have/ to persay.. Its more I want to be entertaining and I find I can use it as a way to interact with whoever is waiting.

    Maverick - Thank you, that site is great, I'd not seen that before. Will definately try to work some of those in sometimes.

    Thanks everyone else also, got a good chuckle out of those.
  7. tfraymond

    tfraymond New Member

    Did you see that low-flying hummingbird just now?

    (when I drop something)
    Sudden gust of gravity!

    (if it pops while making a flower)
    That wasn't a rose, it was a "Poppy"!
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  8. Loopy

    Loopy Well-Known Member

    If your balloon pops while twisting it in front of everyone you can save yourself with some humor by just throwing it to the ground then stomp on it and say that will teach ya not to do that again. (book of Creative Clowning)
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  9. sassafrass

    sassafrass New Member

    i like the stomping part lol
  10. The NORMAL One

    The NORMAL One Active Member

    You can say oh that hurt my ear. Pull out a giant ear of corn. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby in the Thanksgiving decoration area.
  11. TerrytheTramp

    TerrytheTramp New Member

    Thats balloons for ya, no moms, just pops!
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  12. WillyNilly

    WillyNilly Member

    If I'm in possession of the balloon, it's "That balloon didn't want to be an animal anyway", If in the child's possession "Wow, you're a really sharp kid".

  13. V

    V Well-Known Member

    I usually hate these, but admittedly found John Cassidy's (no idea who said it first, but I heard him say it at all, so there's that..) - ''Sometimes they sacrifice themselves so that others may live"

    Not that the line is incredibly funny by itself, but it fits his style of humor (and ADHD or his acronym B-A-D)...
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  14. tim

    tim Have red nose, will travel

    Sometimes I let out a high pitched, short sound of surprise, as if it scared me. It comes off as a natural, semi improvisational, reaction which the audience is probably feeling, also, so usually connects well in releasing tension. Given, it could become awful annoying fast if I did that every time or I lost several in short succession. But, occasionally, or as a short running joke (as if I'm offering animate spirit to the object and in conflict with it) seems sincere enough and allows me to express character.
  15. TorontoBoy

    TorontoBoy Active Member

    I usually just laugh and carry on, but I do collect the popped ones to cut down and reinflate to garnish other balloons.

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