Once upon a time I thought I was a Yo-yo Man. I was half the yo-yo duo The King’s Yomen, I lived a summer off the string in Chicago, and at one time I was offered $25,000/year to yo-yo full time.
Apparently all that was mistaken, because I suck.
Watch this video of crazy Japanese yo-yo guys (link via kottke.org). You’ll probably need a broadband connection because the video is close to 10 minutes long. We’re talking two-handed psycho yo-yo action, and that’s just a warm-up. The video was taken from the 2003 Japan National Yo-yo Contest, and most of it appears to just be practicing and goofing off. Amazing.
Feel free to leave every dorky comment about too much free time I ever heard in the comments section.