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February 15, 2012 9:24 AM   Subscribe

Blimp waterskiing! Ice tennis! Blindfolded boxing! Baby boxing! Extreme sports of the mid-20th century, from the vaults of British Pathé (previously).
posted by Horace Rumpole (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh my god. The baby boxing REALLY IS sobbing babies punching each other.

i am crying a little from lols.
posted by elizardbits at 9:37 AM on February 15, 2012


The baby boxing REALLY IS sobbing babies punching each other.

It helps that the narrator is spouting absolutely insane word salad in history's silliest voice
posted by theodolite at 9:39 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


I didn't actually turn the sound on lest coworkers wonder why I was watching sobbing babies punch each other. My shrieks of delight probably rendered that precaution useless.
posted by elizardbits at 9:43 AM on February 15, 2012


It's good that we live in a more civilized era.
posted by cjorgensen at 9:52 AM on February 15, 2012


It helps that the narrator is spouting absolutely insane word salad in history's silliest voice

I feel like the announcer might have some sort of speech impediment that makes him incapable of saying anything that makes sense. What the fuck was that about eucalyptus?
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 10:04 AM on February 15, 2012


The baby boxing thing really bothered me enormously. Sometimes I am glad the world has changed after all.
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:28 AM on February 15, 2012


Skiing behind a good year blimp? Sometimes I forget out grandparents were cooler then us...not today.
posted by Felex at 10:33 AM on February 15, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ice tennis!

Call me when you reach the levels of stupidity I reached back in highschool. We soaked tennis balls in gasoline and lit them on fire. The rest writes itself.

I miss being young and stupid.
posted by Fizz at 10:37 AM on February 15, 2012


Fizz: Flaming unicycle races.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 10:40 AM on February 15, 2012


While I cannot endorse the baby fights, I must say that ice tennis is the bomb. I want ice tennis to be the new Olympic sport. Why has ice tennis been left to languish unrecognized when it is clearly the coolest sport ever invented, vastly more interesting than curling?
posted by mygothlaundry at 10:43 AM on February 15, 2012


Cycle-Skating: the new sport of 1923.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 11:22 AM on February 15, 2012


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