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When Tonya Kay performs her âfire pastiesâ routine this Wednesday at TRiP in Santa Monica, Calif., as part of the barâs weekly burlesque show (doors open at 8pm, $10 cover), sheâs almost positive her breasts wonât blow up this time.
It took a few performances to get it right. The first time she tried it, she says, she used 70 percent rubbing alcohol, and her pasties burned out âas soon as I started shaking.â She had to re-light her breasts several times during the act, which the audience enjoyed but she found âcheesy.â The second time, she used something a little stronger: lighter fluid. âThe difference between 70 percent rubbing alcohol and lighter fluid is massive,â Kay says. âI had flames coming off âŚ that were so huge, everyone in the first few rows had to duck.â She ended up with a blister burn on her stomach that left a scarâa permanent reminder of just how perilous her profession really is.
She eventually learned that the best way to set your breasts on fire is with 100 percent rubbing alcohol. âThey light well and they stay lit without engulfing the whole stage in flames,â she says. Even so, if youâre in Los Angeles this week and decide to check out her show, you might want to watch from the back.
Fiery breasts arenât the only risky spectacle in Kayâs performance repertoire. Sheâs also a whip cracker, a knife-throwing target, a stilt dancer, a balloon swallower, and a grinder girl, which involves making sparks on a metal bikini with an angle grinder. Her highly specialized field is such a niche that she had to invent a name for it. She calls it âDanger Arts.â And thatâs not self-aggrandizement. Itâs truth in advertising.
Take stilt dancing, which she performed most recently on last weekâs NBC music contest, The Voice. âYou could break your knees pretty easily,â Kay says. âAnd if you fell or slipped, itâs very possible that you could break your neck and die.â But the stunt most likely to âscrew up my future,â she says, is the grinder-girl act. The blades on an angle grinder are designed to cut through metal, and although the deadly blades only make contact with her metal bikini during the act, they come frighteningly close to unprotected skin. âThereâs major arteries all through the inner thigh,â she says. âOne slip and you could grind through flesh and bone pretty easily and quickly.â She knows at least two former grinder girls who did just that and ended up being taken away in ambulances.
Which explains why she rarely has to audition anymore. Thereâs just not much competition out there. âWhen some choreographer or producer decides that they need a grinder girl act, theyâll call the agents,â she says. âAnd the agents will put out a casting call, âWe need grinder girls.â And two of us will show up.â Sheâs essentially cornered the market on putting her life in mortal danger for entertainment. And business has been good. Over the past decade, sheâs performed everywhere, from TV shows like Americaâs Got Talent and the History Channelâs More Extreme Marksmen to touring the country for three years with STOMP, the percussion and dance troupe. Sheâs been used for knife target practice on the Tonight Show and cracked a flaming bullwhip during a special post-Super Bowl episode of Glee.
Sheâs learned two important lessons during her decade-long career in the danger arts. No 1: Never imbibe before the final curtain. âFree drinks is one of the perks of performing at bars,â she says. âBut thatâs how you end up in the emergency room.â Second, show the audience your fear, even if youâre not afraid. âAn audience doesnât want to see an effortless, safe production,â she says. âThey want to believe thereâs a chance that somebody could get hurt.â
Which isnât a difficult emotion to convey, because it turns out there really is a chance that somebody could get hurt. Even when all precautions are taken to make her act as safe as possible, you just never know when one of Kayâs breasts is going to burst into flames.
[Via - BusinessWeek.Com]
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ClichĂŠ as it might sound, Sir Francis Bacon hit the nail on the head when he coined the phrase âknowledge is power.â Indeed, with the right know-how, the right level of information, people are better able to make sound decisions, decisions based on facts, not emotions or hearsays. The same goes for spending. In todayâs volatile economy, mindless spending is a sin. I donât know about you, but I would never want to find myself ruing the day I took out my wallet and paid for something, especially if itâs ridiculously expensive, I donât have any need for.
Now, letâs make things clear before we go any further. Spending is not bad as long as your wits are properly in place when you hand over the cash (or swipe your plastic, if you will). If it doesnât feel right, take a step back and postpone the spending for another day after youâve slept the idea over or turned it upside down in your head quite a bit. Yes, delay gratification if thatâs what it takes to make you feel better.
|Photo via budgetways.com|
So with that out of the way, letâs say âaye, aye, captainâ to Sir Francis Bacon and load up on information about six online businesses that even my innately frugal self may consider taking a hard look at one of these days:
IDPoster.com is an online service specializing in the printout and distribution of celebrity posters. The site has posters of singers, actors and actresses, athletes, models and many others. And if you want a picture of yourself turned into a poster to adorn a bare wall in your bedroom, simply upload your image to the site, specify the size and design, add to your cart and youâre done.
2. La-Z-Boy Spas/Hot Tubs
From the leader in comfortable seating for decades now, La-Z-Boy Spas/Hot Tubs takes seating comfort to the next level â this time, with water. Almost 80 years ago, cousins Edward Knabusch and Edwin Shoemaker started a furniture business. They invented a porch chair with a recline feature. Owing to their designing philosophy, ânatureâs way of relaxing,â the chair was a phenomenal success, and the rest is history. No doubt, the companyâs spa line is poised to garner the same success.
3. Northern Hot Tub Covers
If you choose to get yourself a hot tub, you should consider getting a hot tub cover, too. It has been shown that even a hot tub cover with the least possible heat insulation value can potentially save up to 75% on heating costs, definitely a lot better than simply leaving the hot tubâs surface exposed when itâs not being used. Northern Hot Tub Covers is a Canadian company that specializes in hot tub covers that are guaranteed to withstand even the worst of Canadian weather.
4. Ermitage Jewelers
Ever since the time of our forefathers, jewelries and hand-crafted timepieces are the accessories of choice. Ermitage Jewelers has been in the business of buying, selling and trading Switch watches and authentic jewelry for almost three decades now. Domiciled in Atlanta, Georgia, the company also has an online business that carries the same stock as the brick-and-mortar store.
Women love flowers, and Iâm generalizing. There may be some that donât, but theyâre a minority compared to the overall female population. So if youâre planning on making your girl feel extra special, especially if sheâs in another part of the world, consider MegaFlowers.com, an online flower shop that specializes in the delivery of fresh flowers all over the world. With their partner florists and delivery companies in every country in the world, delivery time range from 3 to 24 hours depending on location and at prices that need not be headache-inducing.
If youâre a driver or would-be driver, you should realize that having a license is not just about being able to drive around. Education4Drivers.com is an online driving database that tackles everything a driver needs to know about state laws, navigating state roads, the driverâs permit, which actually is needed to apply for a driving license, driverâs manual, parent-taught driving and tons of other materials. So for first time or refresher courses, head on to the site and get your daily dose of driving-related information.
Whether youâre a hobbyist or a professional, Iâm sure you will agree, photography isnât bound to go out of style, not by a long shot and definitely not in the distant future. Mainly, it is because photography immortalizes moments that the human memory will never be able to capture forever. Now, photography is an art, too. While itâs true that it is simply capturing something that already exists, when you look at a photograph, you also look at the way the photographer chooses to frame and present his photo to ultimately spin the photograph into an art form.
It is because of the artistic nature of photography that different brands and makes of camera lenses have been introduced to the market, all aimed at allowing photographers to generate varying results in terms of a photographâs sharpness and other parameters.
Sergey Borodin, the brains behind AllPhotoLenses.com, aims to make the site the biggest online data repository regarding everything photo lenses. AllPhotoLenses.com is a virtual place where photographers hang out, discuss and review photo lenses and view actual photographs taken using a particular lens. Backed by supporting documents, personal experience or other online resources, users themselves upload news, articles, photos and reviews into the site. In addition, photographers have the option to buy and sell lenses and other photographic equipment.
For two years now, Borodin, a professional photographer himself, has been running a similar site in the Russian language via Lens-Club.ru.
[Via - MadConomist.com]
PrintLuna is a new service that allows you do design and print any book online. Its speciality is quality photoalbums, moderately prices ($7.70 to start with) with no minimum number of copies required, meaning you can order only one. Books are normally shipped to your home or, if intented as gift, to the address you enter, but you can also sell your books through PrintLuna and they’ll take care of everything from shipping to handling transactions.
MP3 revolution has already drastically cut the costs of how much you pay for your music. Remember, only a decade ago, paying $20 for a CD seemed perfectly ‘normal’. Nowadays, you can get any track for 99 cents or even less. MP3Mixx is a MusicLine Limited affiliate that sells music for as low as 15 cents per track. Unfrortunatelly, you have to register and log in (it’s free) first, before you can get access to full library and payment plans.
Every business needs a logo and if you call your local designer, you’ll quickly how expensive creation of even the simplest logo can be. But don’t pull your wallet out yet - head over to Logaster, free logo creating service with a unique twist. A lot of online services offer free logo creation. Logaster is the only one that offers $4,99 a month subscription plan that enables you to also create branded products, like business card, envelopes, etc.
If you are a YouTube regular, you know YouTube doesn’t want you to download any videos from the site, since they make money only by showing you ads with the video they stream. So if you need to download YouTube video and you don’t know how it’s done - head over to YouTubeDownloaderHD.com, 100% free software that downloads high definition YouTube videos without quality loss.
Looking for a simple way to create cool photo collages? Head over to Yuhuhu.com, a free online service with tons of social pins to choose from. Upload your picture, select a pin you want to use, merge the two with a click â and itâs done. We told you itâs that simple.