Having a Leg Up on the Competition
There's a classic comedy sketch by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore about a one-legged man auditioning for the move role of Tarzan.
Paralympic athlete Josh Sundquist takes that humor and does his best to one-ups it. Sundquist lost one of his legs to cancer as a child. He competed on the United States Paralympic Ski Team in Turin, Italy in 2006, currently is a member of the U.S. Amputee Soccer Team. And in 2010, he decided he wanted to figure out a way to make his friends laugh on Halloween with his costumes. And has he ever succeeded impressively and hilariously.
Here, for instance, is the character he came up for Halloween this year -- bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy Tigger from Winnie the Pooh.
Okay, you have to admit -- that's pretty darn great.
But then, so are his others. In fact, as good as this one is, my favorite might be what he had for that very first year, in 2010.
This article here tells more about his Halloween efforts and Sundquist himself, and includes several other hilarious photos of Halloweens Past, among them a supremely clever "iHop" pancake restaurant sign.
But this video tells a bit about the good fellow, as well, and not only shows his Tigger in full-bounce action, but also him in Paralympic form skiing.
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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