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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
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2013-06-23 10:03:38 PM  
Am I the only one who's been hearing just about anything Morales says in a "That's what she said" sorta way?
 
2013-06-23 10:03:49 PM  

Arachnophobe: It really is, it's tense as hell. Those shots from the downward facing camera are madness intentionally panned, zoomed, and wobbled all over the shot to try and make it look scarier.


Seriously, ever wonder why in this day and age they can't afford a decent tripod and video head? It's because they're trying to make it look worse than it is.

Yes, it's impressive. Yes, he does it largely for promotional purposes as the Oh Jebus prayer half hour. No, it isn't necessary to have deliberately shaky or fast-panning video to try and make it look scarier.
 
2013-06-23 10:03:52 PM  

insertdip: Why didn't he just run the entire way? This is so stupid.


He ran when he was over the ground again.
 
2013-06-23 10:03:57 PM  
"Me Me Me Me Me Me Me" - Jesus Tightrope Douche
 
2013-06-23 10:04:24 PM  
He didn't cross the FARKING GRAND CANYON!

Stop saying it. Just stop.
 
2013-06-23 10:04:30 PM  
If you guys are into this you'd probably like Man on Wire- because Philippe Petit tight roped across the twin towers *without permission*. Documentary.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-23 10:04:42 PM  
Now when will someone jetpack their way to the Grand Canyon?
 
2013-06-23 10:04:52 PM  

Your_Midnight_Man: When he retires from this he can become an exorcist'll get a job at Jebus Incorporated.


FTFY.
 
2013-06-23 10:05:05 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: insertdip: Why didn't he just run the entire way? This is so stupid.

He ran when he was over the ground again.


Technically he was over ground most of the time (and over water the rest),
 
2013-06-23 10:05:27 PM  
TAKE THAT farkING GUM OUT OF YOUR MOUTH, KID.
 
2013-06-23 10:05:31 PM  
Good Job dude.  Farking amazing.

30 some minutes of walking on a 2 inch wire, 1500 ft up in the wind.

/also why the fark were you wearing jeans and a t-shirt which are blowing around in the wind?
 
2013-06-23 10:05:35 PM  
Nice of John Hammond to make an appearance.
 
2013-06-23 10:05:38 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-23 10:05:38 PM  
Impressive. But the thank you Jesus talk was annoying. Thank goodness for mute.
 
2013-06-23 10:05:42 PM  
Hey there Delilah.
 
2013-06-23 10:05:47 PM  

spidermilk: If you guys are into this you'd probably like Man on Wire- because Philippe Petit tight roped across the twin towers *without permission*. Documentary.


And he did it without a single nationally televised prayer break.
 
2013-06-23 10:05:51 PM  
*yawn*

Well that was anti-climactic.
 
2013-06-23 10:06:01 PM  
The French guy who walked between the Towers?  Hardcore.  And no Jesus talk.

/that we know of
 
2013-06-23 10:06:05 PM  
Ultimate Tightrope Atheist Troll
 
2013-06-23 10:06:18 PM  
Can the kids open their mouths a little more as they chew their gum?
 
2013-06-23 10:06:29 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: He didn't cross the FARKING GRAND CANYON!

Stop saying it. Just stop.


What did he cross? Seriously, I'm curious what's the place called.
 
2013-06-23 10:06:32 PM  
I'm going to bed.  Discovery channel should cover that.  I might fart.

He made a foolish accomplishment.  Big deal.
 
2013-06-23 10:06:33 PM  

wxboy: Benevolent Misanthrope: insertdip: Why didn't he just run the entire way? This is so stupid.

He ran when he was over the ground again.

Technically he was over ground most of the time (and over water the rest),


He ran when the wire was less than 20 feet from the ground.

Asshole.
 
2013-06-23 10:07:09 PM  
Get away from the edge, you idiot, you could slip and fall!
 
2013-06-23 10:07:17 PM  

robsul82: Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you, Lord.  Thank you, Discovery Channel.  Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you, Coke Zero.  Thank you, Man of Steel, in theaters now.  Thank you, Lord.


twitter titter twitter tout tout tout Sonic Sonic Sonic Golden Corral Golden Corral Golden Corral
 
2013-06-23 10:07:32 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: /also why the fark were you wearing jeans and a t-shirt which are blowing around in the wind?


Because, again, it makes it look scarier.

/and really, would you rather he was in a leotard?
 
2013-06-23 10:07:41 PM  
Jump! Please jump!
 
2013-06-23 10:07:45 PM  
None of those things are records.
 
2013-06-23 10:07:50 PM  

robsul82: The French guy who walked between the Towers?  Hardcore.  And no Jesus talk.

/that we know of


Infinitely more badass. No commercial breaks.
 
2013-06-23 10:07:52 PM  

eddievercetti: Now when will someone jetpack their way to the Grand Canyon?


Sorry, Evil Knevial is dead
 
2013-06-23 10:08:00 PM  
When I get my own Discovery special, I want 5 camera angles showing me play Steam.
 
2013-06-23 10:08:06 PM  
Piers Morgan thinks this is "Cable News".  That explains a lot about CNN, doesn't it?
 
2013-06-23 10:08:27 PM  
Let's not make this a new thing mmkay thanks Discovery Jesus Father in Heaven Lord SOrcerer God.
 
2013-06-23 10:09:15 PM  
Yes, he's insane, but he did an awesome job anyways--whoo, hoo!  I'd never consider doing what he did because I'm far too klutzy for that.  In my line of work, the worst that could happen is that I could look like a complete dorkus.  In front of millions of people...
 
2013-06-23 10:09:24 PM  

wxboy: Piers Morgan thinks this is "Cable News".  That explains a lot about CNN, doesn't it?


I believe Piers Morgan made a pun...
 
2013-06-23 10:09:25 PM  
Naked and Afraid sounds like the worst dating show ever.
 
2013-06-23 10:09:30 PM  

gweilo8888: Arachnophobe: It really is, it's tense as hell. Those shots from the downward facing camera are madness intentionally panned, zoomed, and wobbled all over the shot to try and make it look scarier.

Seriously, ever wonder why in this day and age they can't afford a decent tripod and video head? It's because they're trying to make it look worse than it is.

Yes, it's impressive. Yes, he does it largely for promotional purposes as the Oh Jebus prayer half hour. No, it isn't necessary to have deliberately shaky or fast-panning video to try and make it look scarier.


I had that cam on and I never noticed that happening. It always looked pretty steady.
 
2013-06-23 10:09:32 PM  
"Damn, it didn't work."
 
2013-06-23 10:10:24 PM  

wxboy: Piers Morgan thinks this is "Cable News".  That explains a lot about CNN, doesn't it?


Well to be fair, nothing that Piers Morgan says should be taken seriously.
 
2013-06-23 10:10:28 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: robsul82: Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you, Lord.  Thank you, Discovery Channel.  Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you, Coke Zero.  Thank you, Man of Steel, in theaters now.  Thank you, Lord.

twitter titter twitter tout tout tout Sonic Sonic Sonic Golden Corral Golden Corral Golden Corral


Lawler really should've been up there shoving a Triple Donut Bacon Cheeseburger into his mouth.

spidermilk: robsul82: The French guy who walked between the Towers?  Hardcore.  And no Jesus talk.

/that we know of

Infinitely more badass. No commercial breaks.


Did tricks while he was up there too.
 
2013-06-23 10:11:20 PM  

spidermilk: If you guys are into this you'd probably like Man on Wire- because Philippe Petit tight roped across the twin towers *without permission*. Documentary.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 270x400]


one of the best docs i"ve watched in recent years.
 
2013-06-23 10:11:27 PM  

Mrtraveler01: wxboy: Piers Morgan thinks this is "Cable News".  That explains a lot about CNN, doesn't it?

Well to be fair, nothing that Piers Morgan says should be taken seriously.


Only when Piers compares somebody to Rocky Balboa--then he's right on.
 
2013-06-23 10:11:33 PM  

rhiannon: I had that cam on and I never noticed that happening. It always looked pretty steady.


Well, I guess you weren't watching too closely. I only watched for two minutes, but I saw plenty of unnecessary shake.
 
2013-06-23 10:12:34 PM  

this time I will remember my password: Naked and Afraid sounds like the worst dating show ever.


Or the best.
 
2013-06-23 10:12:54 PM  
Naked and Afraid sounds like the worst dating show ever.

--
As a nudist, I don't have a problem with the naked human body, regardless of age.
However, I do have a problem with nudity being exploited to dramatize a show like that.


Now let's see nick walk the wire again "naked and afraid."
He had one of those down, at least.
 
2013-06-23 10:12:57 PM  

gweilo8888: rhiannon: I had that cam on and I never noticed that happening. It always looked pretty steady.

Well, I guess you weren't watching too closely. I only watched for two minutes, but I saw plenty of unnecessary shake.


Oh you only watched for two minutes. Well then, by all means continue with your whining.
 
2013-06-23 10:13:21 PM  
Empire state building. Haha. Didn't the sell that piece of property a few years back?
 
2013-06-23 10:13:38 PM  
 
2013-06-23 10:14:42 PM  

this time I will remember my password: Naked and Afraid sounds like the worst dating show ever.


On the contrary, it sounds like the best dating show ever.
 
2013-06-23 10:14:59 PM  

Fiction Fan: Naked and Afraid sounds like the worst dating show ever.

--
As a nudist, I don't have a problem with the naked human body, regardless of age.
However, I do have a problem with nudity being exploited to dramatize a show like that.


Now let's see nick walk the wire again "naked and afraid."
He had one of those down, at least.


I'm a nudist myself--I almost never wear clothes when I'm home alone.  What sucks about nudist clubs is that they're mostly full of fat guys who look like Santa Claus and after the novelty wears off in about 3 minutes, you just spend the evening talking about sports...
 
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