Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Yo, Baby, Yo

Meet Samm Scott, your 2011 U.S. National Yo-Yo Champion.

I was never much of a yo-yoer beyond your basic moves like Walk The Dog and Rock The Baby, but if you''ve a mind to hone your skillz, YoTricks.com seems like a pretty good place to start. It's filled with a good variety of tricks ranging from anywhere from Easy to Challenging to Expert to I-Am-So-Never-Going-To-Get-Laid, and presented in HD video so you can see how it's done.

The first half of an episode from the don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it ABC cop/buddy series "Holmes & Yo-Yo", of which just 13 episodes saw the light of day during their brief moment in the sun that was the 1976-77 television season. I was 12 at the time and, needless to say, loved it.

Richard B. Schull stars as Detective Alexander Holmes, a schlubby, clumsy, down-on-his-luck cop who constantly injures his partners. Of course, the force supplies him with a new, indestructible android partner Gregory "Yo-Yo" Yoyonivich, who purportedly "weighs 427 pounds" and is a "completely mobile computer specially programmed for police work," played by the amiable lantern-jawed John Schuck. (Wikipedia entry Holmes & Yo-Yo)

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