Buried in the last paragraph of an article about the new .xxx porn domain
is PETA's intention to "launch peta.xxx as a pornography site that draws attention to the plight of animals
". Reactions have not been positive
He told me his gorilla suit had been taken by his landlady in Pensacola, Florida because he could not pay his back rent. She kept his trunk with all his possessions as well. So his movie days were over...
A brief, thoughtful recollection of the last days of the elusive Emil Van Horn
, who, with pioneers like Charles Gemora
, Ray "Crash" Corrigan
, Steve Calvert
, George Barrows
, Janos Prohaska
, and Bob Burns
, established the golden age
of Hollywood gorilla men
Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting Maut ka Kuan
, a.k.a. Death Pit
or Well of Death
, a inverted cone of wooden planks assembled for the express purpose of driving motorcycles and cars
in circles at speeds that make them stick
to the walls
. The drivers can collect a little cash
along the way.
An anonymous writer is sticking his or her novel, titled Holy Crap, to a series of street lamps in New York City's East Village, one page at a time.
New York Post report
Village Voice report
Picture of Page 7
Picture of Page 8
Keep WFMU Aloft!
[SLYT / MetaFodder / Helium Huffing / Absolute Zero Freezing / Suffocation in Deep Space] [more inside]
We've had quite a few lovely posts over the years about people on bikes and skateboards and all these fine new sports that those crazy kids are in to these days, whether it's charging it, huckin' or riding in all its myriad of forms. New, yeah? Here's your great-great-granddad showing you what for with some barspins and suchlike novelties on a heavy old fixie.
Stick around for the full-pipe attempt at the end. Directed and filmed by Thomas Edison.
When Man on Wire
won a Grand Jury Prize: at Sundance
this year, many could hazily remember
's high-wire walk between the World Trade Center Towers in New York
in 1974 (previously)
but few knew the extent to which the entire endeavor was a wacky multinational caper
. [more inside]
Downtown Miami seems like a lot more fun when its filled with foam
. That is all.
Please refrain from all activity while we re-calibrate the Cojones Scale
. (single link youtube post)
The Wall of Death. Celebrated in song
, the act of riding a motorcycle on the vertical wall of the inside of a cylinder
, was a popular carnival attraction, mid-century
. Although on the wane since the 70's
, there are still a few practitioners
have better websites than others
The 1 Second Film.
12 giant frames. One giant movie. 90 minutes of credits. All profits to the Global Fund for Women.
It's all part of a plan.
The greatest Hollywood stunt pilots
of them all, Frank Tallman
and Paul Mantz
not only looked the part
, but flew camera ships
, raced planes
, and performed amazing aerial stunts
in films for over 40 years. Not long after forming Tallmantz Aviation
, Mantz was killed
on location in the excellent 1965 version
of Flight of the Phoenix
. Tallman, grounded
due to a go-cart accident, lost his leg as a result but flew in movies
for another 13 years until crashing
Short film of climber
Dan Osman scaling Lover's Leap in California without ropes, racing over 400 vertical feet in just under four & a half minutes. Link goes to direct wmv download. Having never heard of Osman before, I was shocked to find out that his daredevil ways led to an early death when a rope snapped
while Osman was performing a modfied form of bungie jumping in Yosemite back in 1999.
Great Leap Forward
With the Chinese minister of extreme sports in attendance, American skateboarder Danny Way
cleared a 61-foot gap at nearly 50 mph, crossing the Great Wall of China. "I'm not a fan of heights," said Way, 31, who made five successive jumps. "The sooner I can get down from the top in one piece, the better." Daredevil sports have taken off in China, where Flying Over the Wall events
began 10 years ago, but this was the first skateboarder to make an attempt. In 2002, a Chinese bicyclist died attempting to jump the wall
when he landed outside the safety area.
This is a really bizarre self promotion stunt
. Garry Turner sent this in to
"One Step Beyond" producer Claire Mandile in the hopes of being featured on the show. Garry's "resume" is in the
Guinness book of world records
as the man with the Stretchiest Skin.
(Direct .mpg. Bonus if you read Russian)
Man charged in Blaine paint attack
"A 28-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage for allegedly throwing pink paint at the box illusionist David Blaine has made his temporary home." It's not the first time he has been attacked
. Here are the stunt details
, a progress report
and the box's location
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, when the staff at this radio station had one of those dynamic, 'brainstorming' sessions, to dream up 'wacky' new competitions for their listeners...
Now they're going to have their asses sued.
does it again! Alain Robert has just sucessfully made it two-thirds of the way up the 50 storey 1 Canada Sq in London's Canary Wharf before being arrested by police in a window-cleaning cart. It's like a war zone down there. As soon as any news links appear i'll post them here.
Not content on resting on its laurels
, BMW brings in a new season of The Hire
Acclaim's Turok plublicity stunt.
Video game maker Acclaim
is allegedly attempting to convince five poor saps to change their name to Turok for a year to promote their video game. However, none of the information on the about
page checks out. For instance, there really is a Marketing Science Centre
but the name "Simeon Cantrell", appears nowhere on it (nor do related links in a google search.) Is it a stunt or reality? The AP seems to have bought into it
. Do you?
A Million British children
all jumped at the same time. They actually caused a little bit of recordable seismic activity.
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.