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(Chicago Trib)   Nik Wallenda confident ahead of high wire act. Grand Canyon and Darwin looking pretty confident too   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 543
    More: Asinine, Karl Wallenda, Grand Canyon, Navajo Nation, wind gust, tropical storm andrea  
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2013-06-23 08:21:58 PM

SpikeStrip: no manufactured drama here


What do you think the "twist" will be? Wallenda makes it, but the chopper crashes?
 
2013-06-23 08:22:07 PM
never trust riggers
 
2013-06-23 08:22:27 PM

Psycat: Any of you young'uns remember Evel Knievel?  People would drive hundreds of miles and sit around for hours--and then his actual stunt would take maybe 10 seconds.  Why do people go through all that trouble for a peak experience that's over in almost no time at all?


Explain that to me, and I'll explain the Kentucky Derby to you.
 
2013-06-23 08:22:48 PM
And remember, if he makes it... SO WHAT?
 
2013-06-23 08:23:19 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh FFS - the Karl Wallenda fall AGAIN??


It's not TDC it's Snuff TV
 
2013-06-23 08:23:23 PM

skinink: After this, if he wants to walk across the second biggest hole in the world, he should contact my ex-wife.


Why? He's already been there.

/so have a lot of us
 
2013-06-23 08:23:51 PM

SpikeStrip: never trust riggers


that's racis... oh nevermind
 
2013-06-23 08:24:07 PM
On their way:

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2013-06-23 08:24:13 PM

IrishBlunder: Would it be wrong to walk at the bottom of the canyon underneath him with a dustpan and brush?


Yes it would...youd be better off with a wet vac
 
2013-06-23 08:24:19 PM

AliceBToklasLives: Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh FFS - the Karl Wallenda fall AGAIN??

It's not TDC it's Snuff TV


OK - new drinking game rule - they show the goddamn Karl Wallenda fall, drink twice.
 
2013-06-23 08:24:28 PM

Fuggin Bizzy: Psycat: Any of you young'uns remember Evel Knievel?  People would drive hundreds of miles and sit around for hours--and then his actual stunt would take maybe 10 seconds.  Why do people go through all that trouble for a peak experience that's over in almost no time at all?

Explain that to me, and I'll explain the Kentucky Derby to you.


It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...
 
2013-06-23 08:24:54 PM
MILF
 
2013-06-23 08:25:49 PM

Psycat: It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...


You mean like that guy on AGT who spent 36 hours setting up a farking domino chain?
 
2013-06-23 08:25:51 PM

Psycat: Fuggin Bizzy: Psycat: Any of you young'uns remember Evel Knievel?  People would drive hundreds of miles and sit around for hours--and then his actual stunt would take maybe 10 seconds.  Why do people go through all that trouble for a peak experience that's over in almost no time at all?

Explain that to me, and I'll explain the Kentucky Derby to you.

It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...


Me, too.  I have never understood it.

Oo - "prayer and contemplation!"  DRINK!
 
2013-06-23 08:26:22 PM

IrishBlunder: Would it be wrong to walk at the bottom of the canyon underneath him with a dustpan and brush?


I think a shop vac would be more useful.
 
2013-06-23 08:26:49 PM
Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.
 
2013-06-23 08:27:23 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Let's start a drinking game - every time anyone mentions faith, Jebus, or anything religious, as if that's how he does it, drink.  When Nik mentions it, drink twice.  If he falls after declaring his trust in his god to keep him safe, drink the bottle.


If you watched the pre-show you would be drunk by now.

Not for nothing the walk with he and his mom was pretty cool.
 
2013-06-23 08:27:44 PM
Dude you can totally deal with the gusts...pshhh.

Odds on them being regrettable words?
 
2013-06-23 08:27:50 PM

SpikeStrip: never trust riggers


Never trust anything that's been rigger rigged
 
2013-06-23 08:28:01 PM

donnielove: Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.


His Father was a mudder
 
2013-06-23 08:28:02 PM

Psycat: Fuggin Bizzy: Psycat: Any of you young'uns remember Evel Knievel?  People would drive hundreds of miles and sit around for hours--and then his actual stunt would take maybe 10 seconds.  Why do people go through all that trouble for a peak experience that's over in almost no time at all?

Explain that to me, and I'll explain the Kentucky Derby to you.

It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...


John Force wants to know what you mean by "a whole day"?
 
2013-06-23 08:29:06 PM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Psycat: It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...

You mean like that guy on AGT who spent 36 hours setting up a farking domino chain?


Yes, but that was part of his brilliantly-crafted master plan to have an awesome comeback on the Wild Card round where Piers Morgan compared him to Rocky Balboa, and thence on to the Semi-Finals.

/actually, stick bombs are radically different from *yawn* domino chains; they're quicker but a hell of a lot more explosive

//if it weren't for the Evel Knievel Effect, that guy on AGT wouldn't have a career
 
2013-06-23 08:29:26 PM

donnielove: Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.


well, when a mommy and daddy love each other very much, and want  to express their love,...
 
2013-06-23 08:29:28 PM

donnielove: Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.


Why is that confusing?  Oh - you mean that he decided to use the name Wallenda, because if he used his dad's name no one would pay half as much attention to him?
 
2013-06-23 08:30:52 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Psycat: Fuggin Bizzy: Psycat: Any of you young'uns remember Evel Knievel?  People would drive hundreds of miles and sit around for hours--and then his actual stunt would take maybe 10 seconds.  Why do people go through all that trouble for a peak experience that's over in almost no time at all?

Explain that to me, and I'll explain the Kentucky Derby to you.

It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...

Me, too.  I have never understood it.

Oo - "prayer and contemplation!"  DRINK!


I think that what makes the Kentucky Derby work is that the two-minute race is bracketed by several hours of drinking Jack Daniels...
 
2013-06-23 08:31:08 PM

thisiszombocom: donnielove: Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.

well, when a mommy and daddy love each other very much, and want  to express their love,...


I'd like to see the mechanics of that on a high wire.
 
2013-06-23 08:34:44 PM

rhiannon: Psycat: Fuggin Bizzy: Psycat: Any of you young'uns remember Evel Knievel?  People would drive hundreds of miles and sit around for hours--and then his actual stunt would take maybe 10 seconds.  Why do people go through all that trouble for a peak experience that's over in almost no time at all?

Explain that to me, and I'll explain the Kentucky Derby to you.

It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...

John Force wants to know what you mean by "a whole day"?


Who's John Force?  Is he a friend of Max Powers?
 
2013-06-23 08:35:07 PM
I want her skirt to um..ya know...
 
2013-06-23 08:35:23 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: donnielove: Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.

Why is that confusing?  Oh - you mean that he decided to use the name Wallenda, because if he used his dad's name no one would pay half as much attention to him?


Yeah, that's what threw me.  That and since his dad is his head of safety, I just assumed he was a Wallenda.
 
2013-06-23 08:35:27 PM

Psycat: It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...


Said every girl who went on a first date with me.

Was that out loud?
 
2013-06-23 08:35:29 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: donnielove: Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.

Why is that confusing?  Oh - you mean that he decided to use the name Wallenda, because if he used his dad's name no one would pay half as much attention to him?


Nobody wants a Flying Troffer


img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 08:35:39 PM

wxboy: thisiszombocom: donnielove: Wait, his mother is a Wallenda?  I'm very confused.

well, when a mommy and daddy love each other very much, and want  to express their love,...

I'd like to see the mechanics of that on a high wire.


I don't know about a high wire, but there's definitely a video of it with climbing gear.
 
2013-06-23 08:36:11 PM

Psycat: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Psycat: It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...

You mean like that guy on AGT who spent 36 hours setting up a farking domino chain?

Yes, but that was part of his brilliantly-crafted master plan to have an awesome comeback on the Wild Card round where Piers Morgan compared him to Rocky Balboa, and thence on to the Semi-Finals.

/actually, stick bombs are radically different from *yawn* domino chains; they're quicker but a hell of a lot more explosive

//if it weren't for the Evel Knievel Effect, that guy on AGT wouldn't have a career


No no, not stick bombs. That was at least novel.  This season they seriously had a domino chain guy
 
2013-06-23 08:36:57 PM
She sez 'See you on the otherside'
 
2013-06-23 08:37:16 PM

Mugato: Psycat: It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...

Said every girl who went on a first date with me.

Was that out loud?


That's why you have to pad things out with a Buster Keaton comedy afterwards...
 
2013-06-23 08:37:59 PM
The shark week commercial was funny
 
2013-06-23 08:39:06 PM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Psycat: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Psycat: It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...

You mean like that guy on AGT who spent 36 hours setting up a farking domino chain?

Yes, but that was part of his brilliantly-crafted master plan to have an awesome comeback on the Wild Card round where Piers Morgan compared him to Rocky Balboa, and thence on to the Semi-Finals.

/actually, stick bombs are radically different from *yawn* domino chains; they're quicker but a hell of a lot more explosive

//if it weren't for the Evel Knievel Effect, that guy on AGT wouldn't have a career

No no, not stick bombs. That was at least novel.  This season they seriously had a domino chain guy


Sprice did a great job with his Rube Goldberg Machine and rumor has it that the stick-bomb guy had mentored him.

/stick bombs really are awesome when they work
//they don't work worth shiat if they've been painted a week before
 
2013-06-23 08:39:47 PM
Well, there are no meaningful sporting events going on right now, so I might as well watch this thing.
 
2013-06-23 08:40:56 PM
Ok pls tell me Naked and Afraid is a fake show
 
2013-06-23 08:41:15 PM
And now another commercial for the Navajo Nation and their unfunded tourism industry...
 
2013-06-23 08:41:33 PM
This is scheduled to go until 10:30?
 
2013-06-23 08:42:37 PM
He's just following in his grandfather's footsteps.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 08:43:18 PM
Last minute change in plans...

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 08:43:29 PM
number of minutes into the show: 45
number of steps taken: 0
 
2013-06-23 08:43:40 PM
I'm watching Everyone eat behind the scenes.
 
2013-06-23 08:43:55 PM
So, when is he set to actually farking start?

Ad oh my god is Cantore wearing push-up briefs?
 
2013-06-23 08:44:16 PM

donnielove: This is scheduled to go until 10:30?


I'm sure the first hour is all talking about how beautiful the Grand Canyon is and how insane this stunt is.
 
2013-06-23 08:46:17 PM
So, anyone know the exact location this is going on at?
 
2013-06-23 08:46:29 PM
I wonder when that huge unweathered section opposite the starting point calved.
 
2013-06-23 08:46:31 PM

Psycat: rhiannon: Psycat: Fuggin Bizzy: Psycat: Any of you young'uns remember Evel Knievel?  People would drive hundreds of miles and sit around for hours--and then his actual stunt would take maybe 10 seconds.  Why do people go through all that trouble for a peak experience that's over in almost no time at all?

Explain that to me, and I'll explain the Kentucky Derby to you.

It really baffles me that people will devote a whole day when the main event lasts minutes or even seconds...

John Force wants to know what you mean by "a whole day"?

Who's John Force?  Is he a friend of Max Powers?


Famous funny car driver.  Has hot daughters who also race.
 
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