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    Hi all

    Was watching the cricket (prime time TV here in oz) and saw an ad for
    monster.com.au Imagine my surprise when half way through I saw vision of
    Kris Holm riding a muni trail.

    There's hope for some of us yet.

    Phil

  • #2
    Hi Phil,

    After all the work of making it, I've never actually seen the ad. How
    did it look?
    How many seconds of riding did they use? I also shot some scenes where
    I was playing air guitar
    with my unicycle in the back of a stretch limo, sitting on cream white
    leather seats, after riding
    in the mud and the rain all day. Did they use any of that?

    Cheers,

    Kris.

    --- Phil <philowen@cisco.REMOVETOREPLY.com> wrote:
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Hi all[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Was watching the cricket (prime time TV here in oz) and saw an ad for[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> monster.com.au Imagine my surprise when half way through I saw vision[/color]
    of
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Kris Holm riding a muni trail.[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> There's hope for some of us yet.[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Phil[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
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    • #3
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Was watching the cricket (prime time TV here in oz) and saw an ad for[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> monster.com.au Imagine my surprise when half way through I[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> saw vision of Kris Holm riding a muni trail.[/color]

      Jacquie and I had our Kris Holm sighting yesterday in the Portland (OR)
      airport. Jacquie had heard her accountant mention Outdoor Photographer
      magazine as a place he'd seen a picture of a unicyclist. Sure enough, it
      was
      Kris on the edge of a big dropoff at White Mountain Peak, from last
      summer.
      The article was a great one, in which the author/photographer (who hung
      out
      with the unicyclists and raced Kris back to the cars) talks about how
      you
      should always bring a camera!

      Stay on top,
      John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
      jfoss@unicycling.com
      www.unicycling.com

      "You're not supposed to wash your Roach armor" - Nathan Hoover, on
      safety
      equipment cleaning methods

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      • #4
        Kris's name has come up quite a bit when I'm at bike stores looking for parts, or simple when people see me riding and stop to talk. Is Kris the next Elvis?
        If I had a signature, would you forge it?

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        • #5
          Kris

          The ad came up pretty well - you had about 3 or 4 seconds. Like most normal
          people I tune out during ads, all I saw was you riding on a log over a
          drop, if they had any limo shots I must have tuned them out as 'not uni,
          not relevant'.

          I'll watch out for the ad and actually watch it with full attention next
          time.

          Phil

          danger_uni@yahoo.com (Kris Holm) wrote in
          <mailman.1012234298.23646.rsu@unicycling.org>:

          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>Hi Phil,[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>After all the work of making it, I've never actually seen the ad. How[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>did it look? How many seconds of riding did they use? I also shot some[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>scenes where I was playing air guitar with my unicycle in the back of a[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>stretch limo, sitting on cream white leather seats, after riding in the[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>mud and the rain all day. Did they use any of that? [/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>Cheers,[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>Kris.[/color]

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          • #6
            [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Is Kris the next Elvis?[/color]

            Kris is better than Elvis.

            - Kris can play a mean fiddle
            - Kris is alive

            JF

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            • #7
              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Is Kris the next Elvis?[/color]

              Kris is better than Elvis.

              - Kris can play a mean fiddle
              - Kris is alive

              JF

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              • #8
                [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Is Kris the next Elvis?[/color]

                Kris is better than Elvis.

                - Kris can play a mean fiddle
                - Kris is alive

                JF

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                • #9
                  Kris will one day have his own postage stamp.
                  Kris will hopefully never have a Vegas show.
                  -Greg Harper

                  Nipples...do you ever have enough?

                  Change is good. Bills are better.

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                  • #10
                    [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Is Kris the next Elvis?[/color]
                    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
                    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Kris is better than Elvis.[/color]
                    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
                    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> - Kris can play a mean fiddle[/color]
                    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> - Kris is alive[/color]

                    Kris (and 99% of the worlds population I guess) don't wear no flared sequin
                    jump suits.

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                    • #11
                      I also try impersonating Kris, just like many impersonate Elvis.
                      If I had a signature, would you forge it?

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                      • #12
                        "Neil Dunlop" <neild@roachmill.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:<mailman.1012287760.1159.rsu@unicycling.org>...
                        [color={usenetquotecolor3}]> > > Is Kris the next Elvis?[/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Kris is better than Elvis.[/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > - Kris can play a mean fiddle[/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > - Kris is alive[/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> [/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Kris (and 99% of the worlds population I guess) don't wear no flared sequin[/color]
                        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> jump suits.[/color]

                        So that leaves 1% - about 60,000,000 people. That's roughly equivalent
                        to the entire population of France wandering around in flared sequin
                        jump suits (from expensive French designers of course). There's
                        something about that that really scares me!

                        Have fun!

                        Graeme

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                        • #13
                          Where I live today is Up Helly Aa which is a supposed Viking fire festival
                          created back in Victorian times. I'm off to see the procession of some 1000
                          men dressed up in their various squad outfits - the number if low cut
                          dresses, padded bras, fishnet stockings, lipstick and false eyelashes worn
                          by said squad members is quite bewildering... given the gruff *real beer
                          drinking* men who inhabit this island.

                          I think I've seen at least one squad all dressed up as Elvis every year.
                          Legend has it that one guy rode a unicycle as part of his squads act - over
                          a ramp no less. This is quite an achievement given the huge quantities of
                          alcohol each squad member must consume. I was stopped a couple of months ago
                          by a guy asking how to ride... he had to learn for his squads act tonight.
                          Lets just say my eyes will be peeled this evening for a drunk man wobbling
                          around on one wheel and carrying a very large and very heavy flaming torch
                          in amongst lots of equally inebriated men in highly flammable costumes!

                          Neil

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org [mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org]On Behalf Of
                          Graeme Dods
                          Sent: 29 January 2002 09:55
                          To: rsu@unicycling.org
                          Subject: Re: muni on Australian TV ad

                          "Neil Dunlop" <neild@roachmill.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
                          news:<mailman.1012287760.1159.rsu@unicycling.org>...
                          [color={usenetquotecolor3}]> > > Is Kris the next Elvis?[/color]
                          [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
                          [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Kris is better than Elvis.[/color]
                          [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
                          [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > - Kris can play a mean fiddle[/color]
                          [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > - Kris is alive[/color]
                          [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
                          [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Kris (and 99% of the worlds population I guess) don't wear no flared[/color]
                          sequin
                          [color={usenetquotecolor}]> jump suits.[/color]

                          So that leaves 1% - about 60,000,000 people. That's roughly equivalent
                          to the entire population of France wandering around in flared sequin
                          jump suits (from expensive French designers of course). There's
                          something about that that really scares me!

                          Have fun!

                          Graeme
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                          • #14
                            I've found it interesting how the "cult of celebrity" in media, has influenced the type of media
                            coverage I've gotten for various filming efforts. Increasingly I get calls from reporters who
                            simply want to do a story because they've seen me in media somewhere else, not because I've done
                            anything particularly new or difficult or interesting.

                            Even though it totally doesn't suit my personality I've gone with it, since I think it's good for
                            the sport. But I still think that it is quite weird, especially in our sport where there are such
                            hugely skilled riders out there, including many artistic riders who aren't well known but have a
                            much higher absolute level of skill than I do.

                            I never thought I'd say this but I'm starting to sympathize with actors who complain about getting
                            too much media scrutiny- after the nth answer to the same question, over and over, it definately
                            becomes more of a job than a novelty.

                            -Kris.

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                            • #15
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Increasingly I get calls from reporters who[/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> simply want to do a story because they've seen me in media [/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> somewhere else, not because I've done[/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> anything particularly new or difficult or interesting. [/color]

                              Yes, it's amazing how much plain old copying goes on in that industry, and
                              how seemingly few of these reporters want to actually go out and get their
                              own stories. Before it was Kris it was George Peck. Most of these reporters
                              usually talk to me at some point, but they all seem to want to know about
                              the guy they saw in this or that article.

                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Even though it totally doesn't suit my personality I've gone [/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> with it, since I think it's good for the sport.[/color]

                              It is, so we appreciate it. The more people see unicycling, especially
                              outdoors and off road, the more they will perceive it as an athletic
                              activity and not just a circus thing.

                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> especially in our sport where there are such[/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> hugely skilled riders out there, including many artistic [/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> riders who aren't well known but have a[/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> much higher absolute level of skill than I do. [/color]

                              Can't seem to get the press as interested in people doing tricks indoors.
                              Adventure sports seem "cool" these days, and apparently they are great for
                              press. I think if more of these "reporters" saw video of some of the top
                              Freestyle (or Standard Skill, or Hockey, etc.) riders, they would be more
                              interested in "copying" what they'd just seen.

                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> I never thought I'd say this but I'm starting to sympathize [/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> with actors who complain about getting[/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> too much media scrutiny- after the nth answer to the same [/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> question, over and over, it definately[/color]
                              [color={usenetquotecolor}]> becomes more of a job than a novelty.[/color]

                              Sounds like you need a big FAQ on your Web site. Then you can answer
                              questions with answers like "www.krisholm.com/faq/14.htm"

                              Stay on top,
                              John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
                              jfoss@unicycling.com
                              www.unicycling.com

                              "You're not supposed to wash your Roach armor" - Nathan Hoover, on safety
                              equipment cleaning methods

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