Rufus Hussey lived near Asheboro, North Carolina, and could do things with a slingshot that nobody else could do. This video must be from the eighties, from the looks of the Pepsi cans. A television host once asked, “Rufus, I understand you can knock a quarter out of the air with that thing! Is that right?” Rufus answered, “I can hit a penny…. but when it gets that cheap, it’s time to quit!”
Here he is:
This guy’s pretty inspiring for some strange reason. Makes you want to go whittle a sling shot and start plinking cans.
(Okay it’s a theme stuck in my head.)
Good ol’ Rufus,
had more hits than Confucius.
Confucius said a lot,
But wasn’t as sure a shot.
Dan, you’ve done it again. Very strong work. Here’s my Rufus-inspired clerihew:
Was one of us, he
Slung his shot and split fine hairs,
But he never, ever put on airs.
…aim small, miss small…
This guy really is incredible.
Wow. That’s fantastic. You can see that he doesn’t aim, he just, apparently, moves his hands along with his line of vision without even thinking about it. Very cool. I bet there is a spiritual application there, even, if you were given to finding applications. 🙂
Aw, he’s fabulous!
I’m thinking a line of ” I heart Rufus” t-shirts is in order.
I’m thinking this guy surely would’ve been a hit in Corenwald. I can just see Floyd’s wagon, reading “Genuine Bean Shooter Man, Alive and In the Flesh!”