"It’s the feeling I remember from that glorious fall, a feeling I have never felt since and am quite sure I’ll never feel again. I was full of sap and muscular and strong, and, of course, quite deluded. A young Icarus with enough literary training to be pretty sure of where all this was heading. It was hubris plain and simple, but one thing they don’t tell you about hubris is how good it feels. In fact in some ways, though I now know what it will lead to, I still think of that fall as the high tide of my twenties. In some ways I still think of it as the high tide of my life. Though a happier and better man now, I still miss that time and if there were a way, if granted a wish, I can’t pretend I wouldn’t run right back and crawl inside that lunatic’s skin." Ultimate Glory: A Frisbee Memoir
by David Gessner
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posted by davidjmcgee
on Oct 12, 2012 -
Tired of extreme sports? Need a new thrill?
Extreme Kidnapping, the brainchild of Mr. Scrillian
, a rap artist from Detroit, is looking to provide thrill-seekers with the ultimate
in adrenaline rushes. For as little as $500 you can experience a "No-Frills Adrenaline Amp Kidnapping", or go whole hog with a custom videotaped "Standard Kidnapping" complete with restraints and mock torture.
Is this the next wave of extreme sport?
posted by greengrl
on May 19, 2003 -
Truly that is a miracle of wonder surpassing the tongues of the eloquent, and far beyond the most cunning speech to describe: the mind reels before it, and the intellect stands abashed
The Dove's Necklace
Cosma Rohilla Shalizi
, who contains universes: Notebooks
, Pieces for the SFI Bulletin
, The Bactra Review
, Books and Other Texts I've Put on the Web
and not the worst links
page I've ever seen. This is the worst home page ever, according to yankthechain. I'm very proud.
He likes, among many others, Avram Davidson
, Jack Vance
, Edna St. Vincent Millay
and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
. Courage, garrulousness and the mob are on our side. What more do we want?
Now, is that a tagline or what?
posted by y2karl
on Mar 21, 2003 -
"The fight America has on its hands militarily is one thing. A fight our American intelligence and soldiery will not lose. Drunken, doped-up third world peasants paradise-bent on living as if it is still the stone age challenge us, now let them taste the full, unadulterated wrath of America's force. Let them drown in pools of their own blood." Call it "the ultimate pre-match promo:" the well-thought-out and eloquent political pundrity of The Ultimate Warrior
. Yes, that
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Sep 13, 2002 -