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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 09:31:18 PM  

Triumph: 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.


They should be taking a stool sample--I'll bet he's ready to give up a specimen...
 
2013-06-23 09:31:36 PM  
STOP SAYING IT'S THE GRAND CANYON!

ferfrkksakes.
 
2013-06-23 09:32:05 PM  
"Nothing to break his fall"

--except for the canyon floor.  And possibly the paramedic if he has good aim.
 
2013-06-23 09:32:05 PM  
OK - I'm watching the live feed online and the Discovery Channel.  The live feed is 12 seconds behind TDC, which I understand is 10 seconds delayed.

Weak sauce, guys.
 
2013-06-23 09:32:13 PM  

Flashlight: I am so nervous


As bitter as the build up has made me, my stomach is definitely queasy right now.
 
2013-06-23 09:32:29 PM  
That would have been great if he trips a couple of times walking out there just for the looks on peoples faces.
 
2013-06-23 09:32:30 PM  
10 second delay X= to a live feed.
 
2013-06-23 09:32:50 PM  
Hey it's Niks crotch.
 
2013-06-23 09:33:33 PM  
He should stop halfway, drop his pants, and take the world's highest dump ever.
 
2013-06-23 09:33:41 PM  
His wife is dressed for a dinner party, and he's dressed to mow the lawn.  Seems strange.
 
2013-06-23 09:33:44 PM  
Oh come on.  He didn't think to tape his balance pole until just now?
 
2013-06-23 09:34:15 PM  

FC Exile: Hey it's Niks crotch.


Hi, Nik's Crotch; feeling a little sweaty right about now?
 
2013-06-23 09:34:29 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: The Navajo set up a jumbotron a few miles away for spectators.


Did they set up a miniature casino to take bets on whether he'd make it?
 
2013-06-23 09:34:58 PM  
That farking douchebag on the live feed - I wonder how badly he'll cream his jeans when Nik falls and their twit feed skyrockets.
 
2013-06-23 09:35:14 PM  
faaaaaaaaaaaap sister
 
2013-06-23 09:35:24 PM  
"Naked and Afraid"???  What is this???

PUT SOME CLOTHES ON, FFS.
 
2013-06-23 09:35:28 PM  
Did they just show a bare ass on a commercial? The crazy christers are going to be complaining all week.
 
2013-06-23 09:35:56 PM  

Mugato: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: The Navajo set up a jumbotron a few miles away for spectators.

Did they set up a miniature casino to take bets on whether he'd make it?


I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thought that!
 
2013-06-23 09:36:20 PM  

rhiannon: Is this going to be another "Oh thank you Jesus, thank you dear Jesus" deal like last time? Or do they not have him mic'd.


Considering he had tele-charlatan joel olsteen in his camper before the walk, I'm gonna have to say "you betcha!"
 
2013-06-23 09:36:34 PM  

FC Exile: Hey it's Niks crotch.


I quickly wondered whether packing left or right would go through his mind, then thought it'd be best to wear a cup 'cuz if you fell on the wire without a cup you can forget about that whole hangin' on for 60 seconds part.
 
2013-06-23 09:37:02 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Oh come on.  He didn't think to tape his balance pole until just now?


Oh, who can remember all the little details? Tape, shoes, etc.
 
2013-06-23 09:37:14 PM  
farkS SAKE!  JUST farkING GO!
 
2013-06-23 09:37:44 PM  
Cantore.  Push-up briefs, or semi-erect?
 
2013-06-23 09:37:48 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

YAWN
 
2013-06-23 09:37:59 PM  
Again, he should think about this. Don't do it Dude.
 
2013-06-23 09:38:02 PM  
He should be wearing a Evel Knievel outfit.
 
2013-06-23 09:38:04 PM  

Mugato: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: The Navajo set up a jumbotron a few miles away for spectators.

Did they set up a miniature casino to take bets on whether he'd make it?


Actually, the network set up the Jumbotron a few miles away for the Navajo, who are not allowed to spectate directly on their own land. Oh, the irony!!
 
2013-06-23 09:38:07 PM  
Here comes two...
 
2013-06-23 09:38:08 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: farkS SAKE!  JUST farkING GO!

 
2013-06-23 09:38:09 PM  
www.behindthevoiceactors.com
Hey, have that cartoon sound effect guy cue up the (falling bomb whistle) and then top it off with a (squish) and if there's time before commercial be ready with a wah-wah-wah-wah.
 
2013-06-23 09:38:12 PM  
SOMEONE HOLD ME
 
2013-06-23 09:38:21 PM  
Holy shiat!  It actually started!
 
2013-06-23 09:38:55 PM  
heeeeeeeeeeeeeere we go
 
2013-06-23 09:39:08 PM  
Oh crap he's got a microphone.
 
2013-06-23 09:39:13 PM  
I want him to fall now. Stop thanking Jesus and walk
 
2013-06-23 09:39:16 PM  
Damn - anyone playing the drinking game is going to be totally alcohol poisoned by the end of it!
 
2013-06-23 09:39:39 PM  
Aaaaand it's going to be Jesus all the way across. Unless he falls, and then it's "Holy shi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i..."
 
2013-06-23 09:39:43 PM  
I missed the Niagara Falls crossing, is he gonna be praising Jesus the whole time?
 
2013-06-23 09:39:55 PM  

Great_Milenko: rhiannon: Is this going to be another "Oh thank you Jesus, thank you dear Jesus" deal like last time? Or do they not have him mic'd.

Considering he had tele-charlatan joel olsteen in his camper before the walk, I'm gonna have to say "you betcha!"


With all the evangelizing going on, what would be a hoot is if he fell off his wire, shouted "Help me, Zeus!" while falling, and survived because he bounced off some air mattresses left behind by some Wiccans who had celebrated Summer Solstice a few days earlier...
 
2013-06-23 09:40:12 PM  

rhiannon: Oh crap he's got a microphone.


Shuts volume off.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:15 PM  
Oh man. Nuts
 
2013-06-23 09:40:27 PM  

ManRay: No safety wire, no net.

I assume he has a parachute on his back?


No. If he falls, he has to grab the walk wire on his way past or he goes splat. His wife said earlier that he believes that if he has any sort of safety device, it will make him not concentrate as much since he would know he has a backup if something goes wrong.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:28 PM  
He's said "Lord", "God", "Jesus", "God", and "Jesus" "Jesus" "Jesus".  Sort of reminds me of the Farting Preacher for some reason.  I'm just gonna finish my drink now.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:29 PM  
are jeans really the best tight rope walking apparel?
 
2013-06-23 09:40:31 PM  
Imagine the reaction if the feed goes out due to a technical fault and not because he fell.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:31 PM  
Oh yeah, he's gonna fall.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:39 PM  
Ironically, Jesus has a c-note riding on him falling.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:40 PM  
i gotta say, i'm having a hard time watching this.
 
2013-06-23 09:40:42 PM  
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2013-06-23 09:40:47 PM  
Looking down, makes you want to spit.
 
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