What's with this dude walking a tight rope across the Grand Canyon?

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  1. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    Right now on Discovery Channel. Apparently he's got no nets or nothing to save him if he falls.

    Things I could never do.
     
  2. JJJ's Ulcer Registered

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    Have you seen 'Man on Wire' about the French dude who tight-rope walked between the two WTC towers?

    I don't know. Some guys get a thrill from the risk of death I guess.
     
  3. GENERAL RAAM582 A Rebellion Built on Hope

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  4. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    Yea.
     
  5. Cagefighterkip Mr. Golightly

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    Is... is it wrong that I hope something bad happens? It IS live after all....
     
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    All it ever takes is a strong wind.
     
  7. GENERAL RAAM582 A Rebellion Built on Hope

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    I hope he doesn't **** up.
     
  8. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    OMG I was watching it but they keep spinning around him and I'm getting dizzy as hell.
     
  9. zeroapoc Eldritch Abomination

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    That's one of the most interesting documentaries I've ever seen.
     
  10. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    I've never heard so many "Praise Jesus" in my life.
     
  11. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    The worst part is, if he falls, that camera he's wearing will capture every graphic detail.
     
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    Is there a link to watch this?
     
  13. James Built from Lego

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    I was reading about this in the paper today, the guy said he's convinced that about 1/3 of viewers are watching just to see if he screws it up. Apparently his family have been doing high wire stunts for 200 years or so. According to that same article, this is the same fellow who crossed the Niagara Falls on a wire. The ratings in Canada were second only to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics. Apparently they had to go through quite a bit of kerfuffle in order to do the Grand Canyon walk without a safety wire.

    Not my cup of tea either, risking life and limb for ratings or thrills. Sounds to me like this fellow has a long family tradition, so it obviously means a bit more to him than it would the rest of us. Still, I'd be willing to break family tradition rather than my neck.
     
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    Sometimes insanity has no limits.
     
  15. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    ^ I agree. Just some things I'm not gonna do no matter how much you pay me.

    Like that guy who jumped from space...

    He made it across.
     
  16. Cagefighterkip Mr. Golightly

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    It's getting old IMHO. You believe in God, we get it.

    It would be a nice parting gift to his family...
     
  17. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    Considering how anti-Christian I am, I was rolling my eyes the first time I heard it.

    But that's not for this thread lol.
     
  18. Hotwire Dealin' W/ Demons

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    You've obviously never been to church in the south.
     
  19. Cagefighterkip Mr. Golightly

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    LOL that's a whole other conversation to have...
     
  20. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    Yes I have. I live in the south unfortunately. :(
     
  21. NickNitro Extra Terrestrial

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    its a 2 1/2 hour show for the guy to walk across for 2 minutes saying "thank you jesus, oh jesus lord thank you, praise jesus" the entire time...:doh:

    I'm a Christian...and I'll pass....


    Lol

    http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/excursions/post/nik-wallenda/

    Nik Wallenda defies death with successful tightrope walk over ‘Grand Canyon’
    ‘King of the High Wire’ takes ‘life or death’ walk over 1,500-foot drop, but it was actually over Little Colorado Gorge; it was dramatic nevertheless
     
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    Well, *****. Now I gotta watch this!
     
  23. Nell2ThaIzzay Registered

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    More like 22 minutes, but yea.
     
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    Jesus is probably watching the Food Channel anyway.
     
  25. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    If Jesus was possibly black, then probably not after the Paula Dean controversy.
     

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