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(AZ Family)   The Navajo Nation gives Nik Wallenda permission to walk across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope. It will be very similar to his Niagara Falls stunt, except the Navajos won't require him to wear a safety harness   (azfamily.com) divider line 33
    More: Cool, Nik Wallenda, Navajo Nation, Grand Canyon, Navajo, Niagara Falls  
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2013-03-19 06:57:38 AM  
In this day and age of high tech suspense and thrills, where even someone with no athletic ability can rent 30 minutes in a U-Fly skydiving windtunnel for a few bucks, it's amazing that people are still making money with these incredibly old-timey circus stunts.

More power to him, I suppose.
 
2013-03-19 07:02:00 AM  
My level of excitement when waiting for Wallenda to cross Niagra ( : D)

My level of excitement when that safety harness was slapped on ( : |)
 
2013-03-19 07:02:28 AM  
I could do that, but I don't wanna.
 
2013-03-19 07:05:17 AM  
theres that...and the lack of a blue wet thing underneath.
 
2013-03-19 07:08:42 AM  

Outlaw2097: theres that...and the lack of a blue wet thing underneath.


In fairness, when the blue wet thing is that far underneath, it really might as well be a slab of zillion-year-old rock.
 
2013-03-19 07:09:36 AM  
GERONIMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-03-19 07:12:07 AM  
Friday is the 35th anniversary of Karl Wallenda's death in Puerto Rico.
  wwwimage.cbsnews.com

/Good luck kid, we're all counting on you
 
2013-03-19 07:20:53 AM  
Injuns own the Grand Canyon?
 
GBB
2013-03-19 07:24:19 AM  
1500ft down?  Wear a conceilable parachute, walk halfway across, lose balance, fall, wait a few terrifying seconds, pull the cord.  Difficulty: don't tell anyone you have that chute on.
 
2013-03-19 07:32:37 AM  

GBB: 1500ft down?  Wear a conceilable parachute, walk halfway across, lose balance, fall, wait a few terrifying seconds, pull the cord.  Difficulty: don't tell anyone you have that chute on.


Like this?

80s Bond Cheesoriffic
 
2013-03-19 07:37:57 AM  
Sounds exciting.... as long as they don't have a live microphone on him so we can be spared him incessantly muttering: "praise Jesus".
 
2013-03-19 07:40:38 AM  
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R.I.P.
 
2013-03-19 07:42:54 AM  

vaakenjab: Sounds exciting.... as long as they don't have a live microphone on him so we can be spared him incessantly muttering: "praise Jesus".


Would you prefer "gravity be with me" or "balance be praised"?
 
2013-03-19 07:54:55 AM  

robohobo: Injuns own the Grand Canyon?


There's no oil in it.
 
2013-03-19 07:57:05 AM  

vudukungfu: robohobo: Injuns own the Grand Canyon?

There's no oil in it.


Are there vast booze desposits?
 
2013-03-19 07:59:31 AM  
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R.I.P.
 
GBB
2013-03-19 08:00:05 AM  

robohobo: Injuns own the Grand Canyon?


As much as anyone can own a hole in the ground, yes.
 
2013-03-19 08:01:57 AM  

robohobo: vaakenjab: Sounds exciting.... as long as they don't have a live microphone on him so we can be spared him incessantly muttering: "praise Jesus".

Would you prefer "gravity be with me" or "balance be praised"?


Praise Newton.
 
2013-03-19 08:08:45 AM  

robohobo: Would you prefer "gravity be with me" or "balance be praised"?


How about "I would like to thank the engineers who designed this tightrope".
 
2013-03-19 08:14:59 AM  
i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-03-19 08:16:36 AM  
A smaller viewing area will be set up at a nearby viewpoint, along with a Jumbotron.

Yeeah way to keep it pristine.
 
2013-03-19 08:44:51 AM  
Pffft, amateur

blog.whatmovieshouldiwatchtonight.com

/Just kidding - Bad ass!
 
2013-03-19 08:48:54 AM  

robohobo: Injuns own the Grand Canyon?


Yep.
i18.photobucket.com
Nashu.
 
2013-03-19 08:55:57 AM  
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2013-03-19 08:57:25 AM  
I met Carla Wallenda at a second rate fair under a viaduct. She was pretty old at the time, but still giving it the old college try. I got her autograph....who wouldn't?
 
2013-03-19 09:23:25 AM  
The Niagara Falls walk was thrilling, cable or no cable. The majesty of the falls, and the windy conditions added greatly to the suspense. I fear the Grand Canyon one will be anti-climactic. Big holes in the ground bore me.
 
2013-03-19 09:50:22 AM  

vudukungfu: robohobo: Injuns own the Grand Canyon?

There's no oil in it.


ding ding ding...we have a winner.

Technically, he won't be walking across the Grand Canyon - he'll be walking across Marble canyon, which is inside Grand Canyon National Park, which is inside Navajo land - get it?
 
2013-03-19 09:55:55 AM  
Well, fark me. I went and read a different article. He's crossing the LCR- definitely not the grand canyon (and not marble canyon, either.)
 
2013-03-19 10:35:17 AM  
Carrying a long, heavy, and bendy bar lowers the center of gravity considerably. Hell, if it bends enough and is heavy at the ends then you can even get the COG below the tightrope.
 
2013-03-19 11:18:19 AM  

GungFu: [i47.tinypic.com image 112x34]


Second the Motion
 
2013-03-19 12:12:38 PM  
I thought Geronimo was Apache?
 
2013-03-19 04:51:12 PM  
That's a bit surprising since the Navajos closed Ship Rock to climbers after an accident (non-fatal), due to religious proscriptions against having anyone die there.  Probably this area is less sacrosanct.
 
2013-03-20 02:29:28 PM  
Holes have no natural enemies except the piles.
As I recall, it was ABC made him wear the safety harness. Anyone televising this event?
 
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