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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 09:13:38 PM

donnielove: 1400 feet is not longer than 4 football fields.  Football fields are 120 yards long.  4 football fields would be 1440 feet.


Check your math, Skippy.
 
2013-06-23 09:13:43 PM
For the love of Pikachu, let's get on with it!
 
2013-06-23 09:13:45 PM

RRicochet: I wish the guy luck. He's got balls the size of the moon.


That may make it hard for him to walk.
 
2013-06-23 09:15:17 PM
Nvm.

I really need to drink more.
 
2013-06-23 09:15:26 PM

cowbell204: Why is there a paramedic on the canyon floor?


To resesucitate any prairie dogs he falls on.
 
2013-06-23 09:16:00 PM

Tiberius Sulla: donnielove: 1400 feet is not longer than 4 football fields.  Football fields are 120 yards long.  4 football fields would be 1440 feet.

Check your math, Skippy.


Which math is he supposed to check exactly?
 
2013-06-23 09:16:09 PM
The countdown is now approaching zero!

What was it approaching before?
 
2013-06-23 09:16:16 PM
Why oh why am I watching this horseshiat?
 
2013-06-23 09:17:18 PM
They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.
 
2013-06-23 09:17:21 PM
Karma is a beyotch. If he falls, I'm gonna go take a shiat and go to bed.
 
2013-06-23 09:17:36 PM

Tiberius Sulla: donnielove: 1400 feet is not longer than 4 football fields.  Football fields are 120 yards long.  4 football fields would be 1440 feet.

Check your math, Skippy.


3x120=360
360x4=1440

how's that, chief?
 
2013-06-23 09:18:03 PM

donnielove: The countdown is now approaching zero!

What was it approaching before?


Near Zero.  It's math.
 
2013-06-23 09:19:08 PM
Isn't Joel Osteen a televangelist?  I kinda sorta remember him because he's the only one who doesn't speak with a southern-fried accent and is a heck of a lot more positive than somebody like John Hagee...
 
2013-06-23 09:19:12 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: donnielove: The countdown is now approaching zero!

What was it approaching before?

Near Zero.  It's math.


Which apparently I can't do
 
2013-06-23 09:19:27 PM

FriarReb98: Thread TL;DR, but has anyone mentioned yet that this  isn't the true Grand Canyon he's walking over???

The spot he's walking over is over the Little Colorado River, which, by definition, is not part of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River.  It's actually a 12 mile drive southeast from the eastern edge of the National Park entrance, within Navajo lands.  You couldn't do a walk across the *actual* Grand Canyon, as its width is usually measured in miles.  So while it's still relatively impressive to walk a tightrope a thousand feet up, it is not what they've been advertising this as.

\drove past this spot on vacation last month, actually


I doubt the National Park Service would let someone perform a stunt in which that someone may die on their land on TV.

/also I did mention this earlier.  I even had a link so neeners.
//Joel Osteen, prosperity gospel guy? Really?
 
2013-06-23 09:19:47 PM
"We're just minutes away now." As opposed to when this program started and we were hours away.
 
2013-06-23 09:21:25 PM

Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.


What??? Honest Injun?  I don't actually own a television so I can't tell if there's actually any crowds of spectators there, or if they actually did call it off.  It would suck if they drove hundreds of miles to see basically nothing--except Joel Osteen, I guess...
 
2013-06-23 09:22:28 PM
Wife is hot
 
2013-06-23 09:22:39 PM

Tiberius Sulla: donnielove: 1400 feet is not longer than 4 football fields.  Football fields are 120 yards long.  4 football fields would be 1440 feet.

Check your math, Skippy.


Is he making a Candian football field joke?
 
2013-06-23 09:22:53 PM
When do they bring out the bicycle riding bear? I always liked that part.
 
2013-06-23 09:23:00 PM
Jesus Christ. Are they praying with Joel Osteen? Really? REALLY?

Attention whores EVERYWHERE.
 
2013-06-23 09:23:01 PM
SOON
 
2013-06-23 09:23:06 PM

Psycat: Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.

What??? Honest Injun?  I don't actually own a television so I can't tell if there's actually any crowds of spectators there, or if they actually did call it off.  It would suck if they drove hundreds of miles to see basically nothing--except Joel Osteen, I guess...


There isn't an audience, per se, though I'm sure there's more than just crew at the site.
 
2013-06-23 09:23:26 PM

Triumph: "We're just minutes away now." As opposed to when this program started and we were hours away.


They're just milking it.  Just like 'milking the bull'.  And is there anything to your claim that they called it off due to high blood pressure?
 
2013-06-23 09:24:30 PM
I really hope he falls now, so we can blame it on Joel Osteen for not praying hard enough.
 
2013-06-23 09:24:46 PM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ. Are they praying with Joel Osteen? Really? REALLY?

Attention whores EVERYWHERE.


Nik is a Jesus Freak, he downplays it for some audiences and let's his (Jesus) freak flag fly for others.  Maybe he'll get to meet Him sooner than later?
 
2013-06-23 09:24:50 PM

Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.


Fark you.
 
2013-06-23 09:24:55 PM
Watching the build up to this all I can think is, we've finally reached a point where it's marginally alright to broadcast someone dying live.  Discovery!
 
2013-06-23 09:25:24 PM

ThePea: Psycat: Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.

What??? Honest Injun?  I don't actually own a television so I can't tell if there's actually any crowds of spectators there, or if they actually did call it off.  It would suck if they drove hundreds of miles to see basically nothing--except Joel Osteen, I guess...

There isn't an audience, per se, though I'm sure there's more than just crew at the site.


I'm guessing there's millions of frustrated TV viewers who have better things to do.  And tens of Farkers who have nothing better to do.

/I could always milk the bull
//or watch a Buster Keaton comedy
 
2013-06-23 09:26:05 PM

Psycat: Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.

What??? Honest Injun?  I don't actually own a television so I can't tell if there's actually any crowds of spectators there, or if they actually did call it off.  It would suck if they drove hundreds of miles to see basically nothing--except Joel Osteen, I guess...


what's a "television"
 
2013-06-23 09:26:31 PM
Here we go.
 
2013-06-23 09:26:51 PM

ThePea: ecmoRandomNumbers: Jesus Christ. Are they praying with Joel Osteen? Really? REALLY?

Attention whores EVERYWHERE.

Nik is a Jesus Freak, he downplays it for some audiences and let's his (Jesus) freak flag fly for others.  Maybe he'll get to meet Him sooner than later?


Let's see who holds god to account if he falls.

BTW - an interview with Joel Osteen means we have to drink continuously until he's off camera.
 
2013-06-23 09:27:02 PM

try fect taa daa: Wife is hot


And potentially available.
 
2013-06-23 09:27:05 PM

Psycat: Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.

What??? Honest Injun?  I don't actually own a television so I can't tell if there's actually any crowds of spectators there, or if they actually did call it off.  It would suck if they drove hundreds of miles to see basically nothing--except Joel Osteen, I guess...


No, still going. And no crowds of spectators at the site. The Navajo set up a jumbotron a few miles away for spectators.
 
2013-06-23 09:27:58 PM

SpikeStrip: Psycat: Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.

What??? Honest Injun?  I don't actually own a television so I can't tell if there's actually any crowds of spectators there, or if they actually did call it off.  It would suck if they drove hundreds of miles to see basically nothing--except Joel Osteen, I guess...

what's a "television"


An object that's bigger than a breadbox and full of crap, like a toilet, but with cubic zirconia being hawked by people who toot horns for elderly women who live in Iowa.  Something like that...
 
2013-06-23 09:28:03 PM
They just used the word drop
 
2013-06-23 09:28:09 PM
t's happening!  LIVE AS IT HAPPENS! HE"S NOW CHANGING HIS PANTS!
 
2013-06-23 09:28:26 PM
No safety wire, no net.

I assume he has a parachute on his back?
 
2013-06-23 09:28:38 PM
That would be wack if the helicopter crashed.
 
2013-06-23 09:28:46 PM
biatch crazy.

/pray inspire pray dreams performer pray pray pray
 
2013-06-23 09:28:55 PM

Popcorn Johnny: try fect taa daa: Wife is hot

And potentially available.


Your best bet would be to catch her at the funeral while she's emotionally vulnerable.
 
2013-06-23 09:29:04 PM

Popcorn Johnny: try fect taa daa: Wife is hot

And potentially available.


zing!
 
2013-06-23 09:29:27 PM

Psycat: SpikeStrip: Psycat: Triumph: They've called it off due to his blood pressure reading.

What??? Honest Injun?  I don't actually own a television so I can't tell if there's actually any crowds of spectators there, or if they actually did call it off.  It would suck if they drove hundreds of miles to see basically nothing--except Joel Osteen, I guess...

what's a "television"

An object that's bigger than a breadbox and full of crap, like a toilet, but with cubic zirconia being hawked by people who toot horns for elderly women who live in Iowa.  Something like that...


What an oddly apt explanation.
 
2013-06-23 09:29:39 PM

Psycat: Triumph: "We're just minutes away now." As opposed to when this program started and we were hours away.

They're just milking it.  Just like 'milking the bull'.  And is there anything to your claim that they called it off due to high blood pressure?


No - I was just poking fun at the drama build up as the doctor takes his BP for the cameras.
 
2013-06-23 09:30:11 PM
OMG!  I....I....GOTA GO WALKIES.
 
2013-06-23 09:30:36 PM
Undertaking. Ha
 
2013-06-23 09:30:46 PM

ManRay: No safety wire, no net.

I assume he has a parachute on his back?


He has a 2 inch cable to hang on.  He says he has practiced hanging on the cable. There are rescue baskets at each end of the wire and helicopters on each side of the canyon. Assuming he doesn't outright fall, and is actually able to grab the wire and hold on, they can have him off the wire in 60 seconds.
 
2013-06-23 09:30:47 PM
I am so nervous
 
2013-06-23 09:30:52 PM

try fect taa daa: They just used the word drop


Is that like saying "no hitter"?
 
2013-06-23 09:31:12 PM

puppetmaster745: Popcorn Johnny: try fect taa daa: Wife is hot

And potentially available.

Your best bet would be to catch her at the funeral while she's emotionally vulnerable.


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