We've seen lots of crazy skydiving, BASE jumping, wingsuit flying and so on. Now watch Taïg Khris jump from the Eiffel Tower
wearing rollerblades. SLYT [turn speakers down if you don't like loud crowds].
posted by bwg
on Jun 2, 2010 -
Consider Aaron Thibeaux Walker
--if anyone ever deserved the title Godfather
, King or Present at the Creation, it would be T-Bone Walker
. Without T-Bone, there would be no B.B. King, Albert King, no Clarence Gatemouth Brown, no Pee Wee Crayton, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson ad infinitum to every blues guitarist whoever bent a tube amplified string thereafter. For rock and blues, electric lead guitar begins with him--he invented the language and then wrote the book and style manual, too. And he wrote the performance manual
as well--dancing, doing splits, playing guitar behind his back while alternating betwen slow and smoky after hour blues and swinging combo and jazzy big band jumps. For examples of him at the height of his powers, give these Coralized mp3s--Cold Cold Feeling
and Strollin' With Bones
--a listen. [more inside]
posted by y2karl
on Nov 14, 2007 -
World Jump Day.
Help fix global warming the easy way: get 600 million people to jump at the same time, and shift the earth's orbit. [Warning: somewhat irritating Flash interface.]
posted by DrJohnEvans
on Feb 27, 2005 -
A man and his rocket car.
As documentaries enjoy an unprecedented level of popularity and financial success, it's high time that an obscure Canadian National Film Board doc
from 1981 was (re)discovered. The story of Ken Carter, who spends several years and millions of dollars of other people's money in the single-minded pursuit of one goal: jumping a jet-powered car across the St. Lawrence River from Canada to the United States. What is it with Canadians and insane dreams
posted by The Card Cheat
on Sep 24, 2004 -
A web-based sidebar to the recent passing of WKRP Manager and Maytag Repairman Gordon Jump
: the 'dot-com' address with his name (as well as those for living and dead celebrities including Jack Palance
, Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan
and Flip Wilson
) are owned by Richard Shumaker of "Wilmerding World Wide", who, on each homepage, editorializes against "Celebrity Name Cybersquatting", declares he has "captured" the names for "safekeeping", and promises "At no charge, I will be more than honored to transfer domain name ownership."
posted by wendell
on Sep 26, 2003 -
Jumping out of an airplane is one thing I'd never do. But jumping out of a balloon in sub-orbital space...nope, don't think I'd do that either.
posted by thc
on Nov 4, 2000 -