Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Put Your Jest Foot Forward

These Boots Are Made For, Er, Banning

Health and safety advisers in the UK have banned a circus clown from wearing his big, floppy shoes. Valerik Kashkin was performing in Liverpool with the Moscow State Circus when he fell from a 10ft-high wire. Now he has been told his giant comedy shoes are a health risk.

FOOTNOTE: Soles survivor.

9 comments:

Merisi said...

Maybe he should apply for an internship with the "Barefoot Contessa"! ;-)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

LOL. Love it!

Tranquility said...

Haha - they felt it was the shoes that were the hazard, not the walking on a high wire??? Oh logic, where have you gone?

Akelamalu said...

Yet another example of the stupid Health & Safety police here!

Maggie May said...

Groan....... not another Health & Safety Gestapo Rule!
It is becoming embarrassing!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Trust Health and Safety to 'put the boot in'

Pouty Lips said...

I'm surprised they don't tax his bare feet to boot.

Amy said...

Alas, poor Valerik. Now doomed to be just another foot note in the annals of history.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Now poor Valerik is waiting for the other shoe to drop ...