Home - by BigFurHat - October 13, 2012 - 19:03 America/New_York - 25 Comments
I looked her up to find out what she’s up to. I’m not going to do that anymore.
October 13th, 2012
I guess she went to a Don Rickles Comedy Stand Up Show, Don called her a Yo-Yo and she decided to follow her dreams with a Yo-Yo. I wonder what would have happened if Don had called her a Hockey Puck instead?
Looks like she’s doing the, “sleeper.”
Either she was born too early or you were born too late. Sigh. It DOES appear that this could’ve been the woman of your dreams, Fur.
Stranded in Sonoma
Hey, everyone needs a hobby. Right now, Joe Biden is asking her children if she will teach him the Yo-Yo.
I would have walked her dog.
Nothing like being directed to “Find a Grave” to harsh my Sat. evening mellow.
Maudie N Mandeville
She was interviewed by many notables including, Captain Penny, Barnaby, Bozo the Clown, Dorothy Fuldheim and Diane Sawyer.
Poorly written article. They have Bozo the Clown and Diane Sawyer listed as two separate people.
Thanks, that was inspiring. She should be held up as a role model for today’s young women. As a yo-yo expert, I mean.
Damn! I was waiting for Honey Wilder and John Holmes to show up
Honey you need to put those yo-yos down and make love to me.
Stirrin the B.S.
Boy does that bring back memories. I remember the Duncan yo-yo rep staging demonstrations and tournaments at my local five and dime store. I had my middle finger go numb many a time from excessive yo-yo’ing!
You know, her thoughts on success are pretty good. Use small successes to build confidence to try for larger success and not to be discouraged by failing as that’s how you learn and improve. Hell, she took something as odd as yo-yo and used it to build a successful career. Too bad she passed so early.
Dare I ask, how’d she die?
Luv that 70′s hair-do.
She went out as a champion. Good on her !
I notified her daughter that BFH had this video up. She may comment later.
Linda’s accomplishments with the simple toy were countless. She was the first woman, as well as one of the very few greatest yo-yo artists in the world, for approximately 40 years of her 57 years of life. Linda went home to be with the Lord on April 13, 2001 with yo-yos in each hand.
@cfm, I don’t know about J.Holmes, but I was sure tensed up waiting for Sho Kusugi to kill the assasin hiding on the roof with a blow-gun, fight off a dozen or so random ninjas, and then retrieve the china-dolls filled with heroine from the trunk of that caddy!
If you want to know what she’s been up to, She’s buried in a cemetary in Ohio… Which means she’s voting for Obama just like she did in 2008!
See! Screwing around with yo-yos and not making sammiches, she didn’t get very far.
“She was interviewed by many notables including, Captain Penny, Barnaby, Bozo the Clown, Dorothy Fuldheim and Diane Sawyer” Hahahahah
October 14th, 2012
She’s awesome and her outfits are killer! Made me think of the old show Dynasty.
Don’t scoff at the Captain Penny, Barnaby, and Dorothy Fuldheim references – that was big time on local Akron/Cleveland TV back in the day. Don’t care so much about Bozo or Sawyer though.
The kids in my neighborhood just used them for weapons. So the only trick I ever learned with a yo-yo was how to tie it to a stick and fight back.
Yo Yo Ma place a cello. Yo Ma Ma so fat when she sits around the house she sits “around” the house. Aw crap that’s all I got.
Glad we’ve move on from the fashions of the time.
That was some serious 80s fashion. So I guess it’s true. Yo-yos give you cancer.
“She trained her children to be yo-yo champions as well.” I can see a battle of wits rising.
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