Interact! – Antipodist Caption Edition

For this installation of Interact!, we dive into the dusty archives of the the IJA’s historic archives.

You find below a photo of world-famous antipodist, Jean Claude, which appeared in the March, 1982 issue of Juggler’s World (click here for full article.)


Jean Claude


…did you notice what this photo is missing?

A snappy caption, of course!


Your mission, should you choose to accept it:: Write your best caption for this photograph of Jean Claude, his dolls, enraptured crowd, and dapper assistant!  Absurdity, wordplay, and references to the original article are all strongly encouraged.

Leave your caption in the comments below.  There is no limit for entries per person.

As usual, the best entries win a prize!  How many winners will there be this time?  Depends on how many of you make Scott and Thom, your humble Interact! editors, roll on the floor in a fit of hysterics.  Winners will be announced around June 13th, 2012.

Good luck!

–Scott and Thom

Your humble Interact! editors.

Thom Wall

Thom is a professional variety performer, currently touring Europe with Cirque du Soleil's "TOTEM." Thom holds a BA in Germanic Languages and Literatures from Washington University in St Louis and an MS in Nonprofit Arts Administration from Drexel University's Westphal College of Media Arts and Design. When he's not performing, he coaches juggling online and writes about his travels at www.thomwall.com/blog .

Comments 16

  1. Despite unveiling their new defensive alignment, the Washington Generals lost to the Harlem Globetrotters again last night.

  2. Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of juggling!
    The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat!
    The human drama of athletic competition.
    This is the IJA’s ezine.

  3. Early on in his juggling career, Young Jean quickly grew tired of people making jokes about him “juggling his children with his career” while working with his dolls. So, he began doing equilibristics with them instead. He figures that by the time the jokes about “balancing his children with his career” start to get old, he’ll probably just take up poi.

  4. Jacques Gambi steadily balances an invisible spoon on his nose while assistant Jean Claude attempts to distract him with some toys.

  5. “Dad, can you take a picture of me standing on the crazy statue with this helmet that looks like my twin brother?”

    ‘Because I can not afford weights I had to train with my kids..’

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