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There are venerable precursors:

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Doctor X wrote:Google "Shipwreck Kelly."
Interesting. We seem to be going through a bit of a resurgence in this sort of daredevilry lately.

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As for the Stylites, that's fucked up. I'm a bit skeptical of some of the claims. I seem to remember that Mark Twain wrote something about them and their bizarre practices of "self-mortification".
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--J.D.
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"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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(Thieved from DocX's album… :oops: It would be nice if the Master of Ceremonies could add it to the local smilies palette.)

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--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Stylites not dead:

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Qavtaradze making the 20 minute climb to the top of the rock after praying with others in the monastery at the foot of the cliff. Once he is too frail to use the ladder, he intends to remain at the top until his death.
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Vertigo? I dunno, I vasn't vatching venny left.
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Recognize where this was taken from?
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Makes me want too go hang gliding, and I've never been hang gliding.

-- Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:17 pm --

Here's the video. Dayum, what a view.

http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noti ... ampaign=g1
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Bruce wrote:Recognize where this was taken from?
Rio? The big Jesus statue.
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Anaxagoras wrote:
Bruce wrote:Recognize where this was taken from?
Rio? The big Jesus statue.
Yep.

His crown of thorns act as lightning rods. :D
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On the hands too.

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I'm sure Bruce will register for that training… :twisted:
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^That's a nice picture, Grammy. I just wonder: would you trust the guys behind you? :shock:

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"All of your Shit--save your stereo . . . a Humble, Yet MagNIfIcent, Doctor X gets that--to not let go."

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DocX: FTW. – sparks
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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--J. "SUUUUPER Genius!" D.
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"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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Vertigo on a shoestring:

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:notsure:
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:D

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"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out." – Don
DocX: FTW. – sparks
"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power." – asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." – gnome

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[youtube]1zw4fPT8lZ0[/youtube]
Jump to 0:40 & kill the sound.
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KEEP YOUR BOOTS ON THE GROUND-AND NOTHING'S TO BE AFRAID of
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That looks so cool, but I have to imagine it's incredibly dangerous too. Especially if you don't know what you're doing.

It looks like they are literally flying like superman. Ironically, the video doesn't give me vertigo because the ground is so close, even though that makes it more, not less dangerous.

ETA: sure enough, at the end of the video they say it's dedicated to Alex Duncan. I googled him and he's a guy who died doing the same sort of thing:

[youtube]6fXOInlMU0A[/youtube]

The video also mentions 21 wingsuit deaths within the last year. (video does not actually show the accident, it's like a news report.)

-- Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:34 am --

More vertigo:
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Needs vultures and polar bears
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Fag.

Try it with a proper pedal mountain bike . . .

. . . from the rider's perspective:

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"Doctor X wins again." – Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry." – His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone." – clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far." – Grammatron
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Shit. That's going to end up in your sig." – Pyrrho
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Doctor X wrote:Fag.

Try it with a proper pedal mountain bike . . .
You go first.


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