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  Dwarf tossing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
is a bar attraction (some consider it a sport; some consider it barbaric) where dwarfs wearing special padded clothing are thrown onto mattresses by patrons who compete to throw the dwarf the farthest.
In France, the mayor of a small town (Morsang-sur-Orge) prohibited a spectacle of dwarf tossing.
In Ontario, Canada, the Dwarf Tossing Ban Act, 2003 (Bill 97 2003) was enacted, with penalties of a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or to both.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dwarf_throwing   (709 words)

  
 Toss Pillow -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dwarf-tossing is widely considered to be offensive to the dignity of dwarfs; as a consequence, in various locales, authorities and legislators have considered banning it.
The object is not the distance of the throw, but rather to have the caber fall directly away from the thrower after landing.
If the throw is not perfect, it is scored by viewing the caber as though it were a hand on the clock.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/149/toss-pillow.html   (1206 words)

  
 Dwarf Throwing
If a dwarf is thrown down a well, the organizers must ensure that the bottom of the well is dry, and is covered by leaves to a depth of three inches..
If a dwarf is to be thrown across the path of an oncoming train, the thrower must previously satisfy the organizers that he bears no personal malice against the throwee.
If a dwarf refuses to be bound in the usual way before throwing, he may be put in a straitjacket of the requisite size.
www.minbu.connectfree.co.uk /dwarf.htm   (1273 words)

  
 Goat Throwing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
"Throwing a goat from the church belfry was a premeditated violation of the law that protects animals", the association said in a statement.
In 1992 the throwing was forbidden and replaced by a new procedure where the goat had to be let down hanging on ropes.
Major Demetrio Prieto defended his decision by stating that throwing is actually less cruel than lowering the goat on a bunch of ropes.
www.cyberstangs.com /games/goathrowing.html   (318 words)

  
 Life, liberty and the pursuit of dwarf tossing - Minnesota Daily
Dwarf tossing is a contest in which dwarfs wear harnesses and allow bar patrons to pick them up and hurl them through the air onto mattresses.
Challenging this ban as unconstitutional, "Dave the Dwarf," a morning talk-radio personality whose real name is Dave Flood, is currently suing in a Florida circuit court to overturn a law that bans dwarf tossing - he is not suing for any damages.
Dwarf tossee "Lenny the Giant" relates, "I used to work on an assembly line at an electronics factory - that's where I really felt degraded." Many dwarfs interviewed by the media have in fact expressed their appreciation of dwarf tossing careers: They get to travel, have all their expenses paid and meet interesting people.
www.mndaily.com /articles/2002/03/14/30550   (1238 words)

  
 Dwarf Throwing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Unfortunately for the sport, many of the 'politically correct' people in society are making claims that the name 'Dwarf' is degrading for its sportsmen and that the term 'Dwarf Throwing' should instead be replaced by the more suitable title of 'propelling persons of restricted growth'.
The object of dwarf tossing is for a bar patron to throw a human being as far as possible.
It was quickly banned by the Ministry of the Interior in France, and the city councils of Springfield, Illinois and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
www.dwarfthrowing.co.uk   (432 words)

  
 The Equipment List
Dwarfs may not use size 6 missile weapons; they are too ungainly.
Ranges shown for throwing weapons are the outer limit of each range category, in yards.
Throwing Axe: While these are the same size as hand axes, they are too unbalanced for windlings to throw.
arkanabar.tripod.com /equip.html   (3858 words)

  
 Dwarfism
There are some really gross and demeaning ways in which short statured people are exploited such as dwarf throwing contests, dwarf wrestling, and generally, the portrayal of short statured people in movies and television that endows them with ‘special’ characteristics (either evil or good).
Ricky Lake show that was about dwarfs and their lives.People laughed at them while they played basketball, did tricks, and sang.Thus, dwarfs have been wrongfully used to make money for others not only in the past but also in the present.
Dwarfs are essentially little people who can do the same things that taller people can.Most individuals with achondroplasia, according to the Greenberg Center, have normal intelligence.In the case of Trudi, her intelligence actually seems to be above average.In school, according to Hegi, she does better than most students, and the teacher “praised her for
www.meredith.edu /stones/dwarfism.htm   (568 words)

  
 The CyberMidget   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
However, to fully master the sport the athlete must also possess the strength of a ox, the speed of a leopard, the timing of a magician, the patience of a predator and the appearance of a rather large bull sitting on a wasp.
Injury is a serious threat to the career of a Throwing Midget who, if on tour, can gain a six figured monetary value for allowing people to share in their very specialized field of expertise.
Unlike golf this is a true spectator's sport worthy of any Olympic games but thanks of the interventions of 'persons who negotiate a humour deficiency' no professional body 1 has been created to globally organize and fund what can only be described as the only sport that promotes an unprejudiced view of society.
www.gutterglitter.net /cybermidget/articles/midgettoss.html   (653 words)

  
 Bar owner charged over 'dwarf-throwing' contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
One regular guest of the Howard Stern radio show was issued a ticket for disorderly conduct and a bar owner received three summonses during a "dwarf throwing" competition early yesterday morning in Amityville, village police said.
Dwarf throwing, which is legal in some states, is not common on Long Island, Pescitelli said.
There was a Tampa dwarf on 20/20 tonight who is protesting the ban on dwarf tossing, saying that it is his body and his life, not to mention his livelihood...he is also a radio personality on 93 FLZ, and a "referee" for jello wrestling night at Joe Redner's "Mons Venus Lounge".
www.freerepublic.com /focus/chat/644414/posts   (1302 words)

  
 Dwarven throwers (subject-related spam, only) - GameBanshee Forums
Underage halfling throwing is not permitted in the Yggradasil Convention of 1948.)
Dwarf throwing, on the other hand, comes with the added benefit that they get really annoyed when airborne, and usually arrive in a foul mood.
Afterall, once you start discussing multi-warhead demi human projectiles (i.e., throwing a dwarf carrying a gnome who is carrying a halfling) and bank shot halfling bounces, what else is there to say.
www.gamebanshee.com /forums/speak-your-mind-16/dwarven-throwers-subject-related-spam-only-1582.html   (2073 words)

  
 Dwarf-Throwing and the UN: The Shape of Things to Come
The dwarf, a fellow called Manuel Wackenheim, argued that a 1995 ban by France's highest administrative court was discriminatory and deprived him of a job being tossed around discos and similar venues.
Dwarfs and their throwers will have to search out venues, like prize fighters in eighteenth century England.
Another dwarf, Charles Stratton (aka General Tom Thumb) killed one of my favorite painters, Benjamin Haydon, who was exhibiting his vast work "The Banishment of Aristides", in the Egyptian Hall in London.
www.dissidentvoice.org /Articles/Cockburn_DwarfTossing.htm   (920 words)

  
 LA Dagger Dwarf Warrior   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
I have a r7 dagger throwing dorf, so some of this won't be applicable to you.
A normal throwing spike has a damage range of 5 to 15, a respectable amount when you factor in the weapon's speed.
Throwing rune doesn't grant any powers or other skills, just grants Throwing Mastery.
ubbforums.ubi.com /showflat.php?Board=sb_warrior&Number=1263371   (1476 words)

  
 poetrymagazines.org.uk - Rules For Dwarf Throwing
If a dwarf is thrown into a pond or river, he must wear a
If a dwarf refuses to be bound in the usual way before
throwing, he may be put in a straightjacket of the
www.poetrymagazines.org.uk /magazine/record.asp?id=1575   (218 words)

  
 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features
The U.N. Human Rights Commission ruled that France's 1995 ban on the throwing of dwarfs for sport and entertainment protects public order and human dignity, even though the dwarves involved voluntarily take part in the pastime and claim it is their profession.
The alleged sport involves the tossing of helmeted and padded dwarf stuntmen (the tossees) in bars or discos by larger men (the "tossers").
Having proven it does have a backbone, the U.N. is expected to move against countries suspected of harboring terrorists and weapons of mass destruction, as soon as it has shut down the notorious dwarf abuse training camp "Cirque de Soleil" in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Boise, Idaho.
starbulletin.com /2002/10/02/features/memminger.html   (416 words)

  
 Excite - News
Sep 27, 10:54 am ET GENEVA (Reuters) - A tiny stuntman who protested against a French ban on the bizarre practice of "dwarf throwing" lost his case before a U.N. human rights body, which said the need to protect human dignity was paramount.
Manuel Wackenheim had argued the 1995 ban by France's highest administrative court was discriminatory and deprived him of a job being hurled around discotheques by burly men.
The stuntman wears a crash helmet and padded clothing which has handles on the back to facilitate throwing the human projectile.
news.excite.com /odd/article/id/103890|oddlyenough|09-27-2002::11:01|reuters.html   (203 words)

  
 Metochi
If a dwarf is thrown thrown through a glass window or glass door, he must wear gloves and a suitable mask.
If dwarfs are thrown at night, they may be painted with phosphorescent paint, so that the point of impact may be clearly
If a jockey impersonates a dwarf and wins a competition because his light weight allows him to be thrown farthest, he will be liable to a fine of 1000 Pounds or three years of imprisonment.
troms.kulturnett.no /vidar   (504 words)

  
 Free2Code - Forums - Sports - Dwarf throwing
Dwarf throwing is one of the most outlandish past time of modern times.
It is a sport in the sense of it is participated in, a bit like that thing they do in that small village in England where they chase a block of round cheese down a steep hill.
Dwarfs are here to be tossed around and here for a normal persons amusement.
www.free2code.net /plugins/forums/view.php?f=11&p=12954   (962 words)

  
 TwistedEdge - where humour goes to die
The lost sport that is Dwarf Tossing / Midget Throwing originated in Australia in the 1980's - a pub game for bored white trash country types, bored with driving their tractors.
The current world record for the longest throw is held by some white trash nutcase called Cuddles.
In Ontario, Canada, the Dwarf Tossing Ban Act, 2003 was enacted, with penalties of a fine of not more than $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term of not more than six months, or both.
twistededge.org /articles/Midget_Throwing   (1366 words)

  
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The scene was La Connivence, a small new bistro-style restaurant at 6 Rue Feydeau, a stone's throw from the Paris Bourse, or stock exchange.
He then throws the stem over his shoulder where it breaks into pieces on the floor.
We are going to tie you to a tree, blow darts at you, throw knives at you, and use you for spear throwing practice." The guy turns white (r), grabs his gun, and shoots himself in the head.
www.glue.umd.edu /~dstewart/joke/life_1.G   (2518 words)

  
 for entertainment purposes only!
GENEVA (Reuters) - A tiny stuntman who protested against a French ban on the bizarre practice of "dwarf throwing" lost his case before a U.N. human rights body, which said the need to protect human dignity was paramount.
I don’t know what is funnier, that a dwarf is protesting his right to be thrown, or that his name is “Wackenheim”.
I rented The Cell again, in order to whip myself into a Vinny D. frenzy in anticipation of last night’s premier of L & O: CI, which of course was great.
louveciennes.diaryland.com /021204_3.html   (885 words)

  
 SurLaLune Fairy Tales: The Fairy Tales of Marie-Catherine
When she revived she found to her great surprise that she was lying in her own bed at home, and, what was more, that she had on the loveliest lace night cap that she had ever seen in her life.
This new misfortune was the work of the wicked Fairy of the Desert, who had come with the Yellow Dwarf to help him carry off the Princess, and had fallen in love with the handsome young King of the Gold Mines directly she saw him.
In spite of the blow which the Fairy of the Desert gave her, the Yellow Dwarf compelled her to mount behind him upon his terrible Spanish cat; but she soon fainted away with pain and terror, and did not recover till they were within the walls of his frightful Castle of Steel.
www.surlalunefairytales.com /authors/aulnoy/yellowdwarf.html   (6038 words)

  
 Sponbustion Magazine » Dwarf Throwing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dwarf throwing or dwarf tossing is an attraction (some consider it a sport),
legally prohibit dwarf throwing on grounds that this activity did not
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sponbustion.com /archives/2005/05/18/dwarf-throwing   (357 words)

  
 Britney Spears's dwarf trouble - Showbiz News - Life Style Extra
According to reports, guests at the initial birthday bash drunkenly cheered as the two dwarves came out with the cake and some unidentified revellers even suggested a dwarf-throwing contest.
Britney, 24, has now been slammed by leading dwarf rights group, the Billy Barty Foundation - named after the late miniature Hollywood veteran - who have branded her actions "wicked".
A leading member of the Foundation said: "It is wicked to hurl abuse at anyone of diminished height simply because they are small.
www.lse.co.uk /ShowbizNews.asp?Code=IG51927B&headline=britney_spearss_dwarf_trouble   (238 words)

  
 apophenia: U.N. upholds "dwarf throwing" ban
Since that last one was a bit serious, i thought i'd throw in an entry just for fun.
A tiny stuntman who protested against a French ban on the bizarre practice of "dwarf throwing" has lost his case before a U.N. human rights body which...
A tiny stuntman who protested against a French ban on the bizarre practice of "dwarf throwing" has lost his case before a U.N. human rights body which said the need to protect human dignity was paramount.
www.zephoria.org /thoughts/archives/2002/09/27/un_upholds_dwarf_throwing_ban.html   (197 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Dwarf Throwing
One of the most outlandish past time of modern times is the uncommonly skilled and unprejudiced pub sport of Dwarf Throwing.
Injury is a serious threat to the career of a Throwing Dwarf who, if on tour, can gain a six figured monetary value for allowing people to share in their very specialised field of expertise.
By reading this entry you automatically dismiss all legal rights to prosecute the author for any injuries inflicted on yourself or any member of your family, including pets, due to the improper throwing of vertically challenged individuals.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A711370   (523 words)

  
 Your Dream Race Class Combo: Post it here!
Yanny Canumar - Dwarf Duel Sword Sentinel of Entropy.
Dwarf Sentinel with dagger spec and throwing mastery rune (they can't take it or dagger mastery).
Basically you could have the same thing with a dwarf warrior thrower but you need a bard to achieve it.
ubbforums.ubi.com /showflat.php?Cat=&Board=sb_template&Number=1178044&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1   (439 words)

  
 throwing - OneLook Dictionary Search
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throwing : Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
Phrases that include throwing: throwing away, boot throwing, card throwing, discus throwing, dwarf throwing, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=throwing   (311 words)

  
 U.N. Upholds Ban on 'Dwarf Throwing'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The pressing issue of Dwarf Throwing is far more important than their security resolutions or the fact that one of their members who sits on the Human Rights committee (Mugabe) is ordering his lieutenants to take the farms away from the white's in his country and if they resist he has them killed.
The French ban on dwarf tossing might be a totally B.S. law, but it's still France's law and France should not let its sovereignty be brought to its knees before a "world court."
However, dwarfs who want to make a few extra bucks, while wearing safety gear mind you, cannot be "tossed"...
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/758913/posts   (1381 words)

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