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(NYPost)   For his next trick, Nik Wallenda wants to walk a wire between the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. Unknown to him, the real trick will be getting permission from the city   (nypost.com ) divider line
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2013-06-24 11:38:26 AM  
This farking guy.
 
2013-06-24 11:40:12 AM  
Scoffs at you "permission" nonsense.
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2013-06-24 11:41:07 AM  
Difference between Manhattan and the Grand Canyon is that there's nothing to hit in the Grand Canyon should he fark up.
 
2013-06-24 11:42:29 AM  
Praise Jesus...
 
2013-06-24 11:42:53 AM  
He needs some lessons navigating city bureaucracy from this guy.

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2013-06-24 11:43:16 AM  

theresnothinglft: Difference between Manhattan and the Grand Canyon is that there's nothing to hit in the Grand Canyon should he fark up.


Not just that, but since highrises have a noticeable sway, how do you keep consistent wire tension?
 
2013-06-24 11:44:21 AM  
New York hasn't seen a preachy high-wire act since the Jets traded for Tim Tebow.
 
2013-06-24 11:45:51 AM  
Tried to watch it, didn't make it to the 'walking part'. Did they throw in a bunch of reality type drama? (well except for the maybe falling to his death)
 
2013-06-24 11:46:00 AM  
You should watch this. Seriously
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz89x2Oj8hY
 
2013-06-24 11:46:58 AM  
try to pick a calm day?
 
2013-06-24 11:47:08 AM  
We have enough stains on the sidewalks.
 
2013-06-24 11:49:48 AM  

weirdneighbour: Tried to watch it, didn't make it to the 'walking part'. Did they throw in a bunch of reality type drama? (well except for the maybe falling to his death)


Yeah, at one point he did fall to his death.  But then it turned out it was his twin brother suffering from amnesia being held for ransom, then he got to the other side.
 
2013-06-24 11:50:30 AM  
I started to watch it, but as soon as he said I love Jesus, I turned it off. I can't listen to delusional people.
 
2013-06-24 11:51:46 AM  
If he had fallen last night, how much coverage would have been shown on the air?  They would have kept the cameras focused solely on the wire, or maybe to the spectators for a while, then go back to the shocked hosts.  No chance they show the splat.

If he does something similar in New York City, there will be hundreds or more filming it with their personal devices.  He plummets and there are hundreds of vids of it on YouTube within minutes.
 
2013-06-24 11:52:00 AM  
 
2013-06-24 11:55:28 AM  
his next trick should be to fark himself with a rake
 
2013-06-24 12:00:06 PM  

Lord Schtupp: his next trick should be to fark himself with a rake


He's a christian so he probably prefers a hoe.
 
2013-06-24 12:00:14 PM  
Came for Man On Wire, leaving satisfied
 
2013-06-24 12:00:18 PM  
If he had fallen last night, how much coverage would have been shown on the air?  They would have kept the cameras focused solely on the wire, or maybe to the spectators for a while, then go back to the shocked hosts.  No chance they show the splat.

It was shown on a 10 second delay, so they wouldn't have showed anything.
 
2013-06-24 12:01:13 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: If he had fallen last night, how much coverage would have been shown on the air?  They would have kept the cameras focused solely on the wire, or maybe to the spectators for a while, then go back to the shocked hosts.  No chance they show the splat.

If he does something similar in New York City, there will be hundreds or more filming it with their personal devices.  He plummets and there are hundreds of vids of it on YouTube within minutes.


No, some of the spectators of the Grand Canyon walk would have no doubt filmed the fall and one of them would inevitably post it on liveleak.
 
2013-06-24 12:05:16 PM  

kmt11: Praise Jesus...


I had to hit the Mute button during that thing.

Seriously, how many times do you have say Jesus' name to get his full attention? It was like listening to a little kid in the back seat going "Dad. Dad. Daddy... Dad? Dad! Daaaaaad..."

And besides, isn't there an old testament thing where it isn't a good idea to say a deity's name more than necessary, because the last thing you actually really want is its undivided attention?

//Like Beetlejuice, except the magic number is 53 times or something.
 
2013-06-24 12:06:55 PM  
He'll be calling on Jesus for real when he runs into Bloomberg's Nazi Bureaucracy
 
2013-06-24 12:07:30 PM  

offacue: Lord Schtupp: his next trick should be to fark himself with a rake

He's a christian so he probably prefers a hoe.


haha. I have to take my comment back, I'm in a mean mood this morning.
 
2013-06-24 12:08:02 PM  

FuzedBox: Not just that, but since highrises have a noticeable sway, how do you keep consistent wire tension?


Some kind of pulley system or something, I'd think.
 

Either way, this. This is not the farking thing to do. The winds alone seem like they'd be dangerously unpredictable.
 
2013-06-24 12:09:53 PM  
I'm sure he can find some buildings 30 miles away and still call it a Manhattan skywalk or some shiat. Skywalk over some shipping containers in Newark.
 
2013-06-24 12:11:03 PM  

jaytkay: Scoffs at you "permission" nonsense.
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Philippe Petit is the hotness.
Wallenda is creepy as hell.
 
2013-06-24 12:12:32 PM  
img.fark.net

If he falls, we can just get him off the sidewalk with a hose.
 
2013-06-24 12:13:36 PM  
Isn't the Chrysler building always getting hit by meteors, alien superweapons, implausible tsunamis, and so forth?  Between that and the Empire State building's animal control issues, he really could pick a better pair of skyscrapers.
 
2013-06-24 12:20:52 PM  

anonprime: kmt11: Praise Jesus...

I had to hit the Mute button during that thing.

Seriously, how many times do you have say Jesus' name to get his full attention? It was like listening to a little kid in the back seat going "Dad. Dad. Daddy... Dad? Dad! Daaaaaad..."

And besides, isn't there an old testament thing where it isn't a good idea to say a deity's name more than necessary, because the last thing you actually really want is its undivided attention?

//Like Beetlejuice, except the magic number is 53 times or something.


Yeah, I walked the mother*cker forward and backwards mother*ucker

/mother*cker
 
2013-06-24 12:23:52 PM  

Crewmannumber6: You should watch this. Seriously
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz89x2Oj8hY



I bet no one ever pulls that off again.
 
2013-06-24 12:24:17 PM  

weirdneighbour: anonprime: kmt11: Praise Jesus...

I had to hit the Mute button during that thing.

Seriously, how many times do you have say Jesus' name to get his full attention? It was like listening to a little kid in the back seat going "Dad. Dad. Daddy... Dad? Dad! Daaaaaad..."

And besides, isn't there an old testament thing where it isn't a good idea to say a deity's name more than necessary, because the last thing you actually really want is its undivided attention?

//Like Beetlejuice, except the magic number is 53 times or something.

Yeah, I walked the motherf*cker forward and backwards mother*ucker

/mother*cker


img.fark.net
preview? what's that
 
2013-06-24 12:30:14 PM  
Really? Walk above them fine NYC folk?

LOOK - IN THE SKY! IT'S A BIRD - IT'S A PLANE - it's just that attention-whore Nik Wallenda.
Let's buy some cheap laser-lights and f**k him up!
 
2013-06-24 12:37:02 PM  

Lord Schtupp: offacue: Lord Schtupp: his next trick should be to fark himself with a rake

He's a christian so he probably prefers a hoe.

haha. I have to take my comment back, I'm in a mean mood this morning.


Well that deescalated quickly
 
2013-06-24 12:38:10 PM  
That video needs a Jesus counter..
 
2013-06-24 12:43:47 PM  

wiseolddude: I started to watch it, but as soon as he said I love Jesus, I turned it off. I can't listen to delusional people.


Seeing Joel Osteen's toothy, shiat-eating grin didn't turn you away earlier? That made *me* yell out "Jesus Christ!" to the television.
 
2013-06-24 12:45:12 PM  

trappedspirit: Lord Schtupp: offacue: Lord Schtupp: his next trick should be to fark himself with a rake

He's a christian so he probably prefers a hoe.

haha. I have to take my comment back, I'm in a mean mood this morning.

Well that deescalated quickly


It really got back in hand fast.
 
2013-06-24 12:49:59 PM  

wiseolddude: I started to watch it, but as soon as he said I love Jesus, I turned it off. I can't listen to delusional people.


If he wants to praise Jesus while going for a 1/4 mile tightrope walk above the grand canyon, I'll sing worship songs for him. And I ain't exactly among the devout.
 Have some respect- you'd think a 'wise old dude' would have figured that out before he became 'old.'
 
2013-06-24 12:55:41 PM  
He should walk a wire between two planes, in flight. That would be incredible!
 
2013-06-24 12:57:26 PM  
What I was waiting for was the "Jesus Christ why did you let me try and attempt this?"  Had to settle for requests for Jesus to calm the wind down. I am sure Jesus was saying, "look I'm not the one who strung a wire across a canyon, grabbed a pole and started walking, you calm the wind down. I have jesus shiat to do."
 
2013-06-24 01:00:54 PM  
I agree with everyone in this thread. Listening to him praise Jesus for 23 minutes was just about more than I could handle.  It did, however, make me think of this immediately  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VgaqOXUCJA so I had to chuckle (NSFW language)...
 
2013-06-24 01:04:41 PM  

wiseolddude: I started to watch it, but as soon as he said I love Jesus, I turned it off. I can't listen to delusional people.


To be fair to him, if I'd had to be on that wire I would have been screaming "Jesus" quite a lot.  In the extremely brief interval between me getting on the wire and me dying, that is.
 
2013-06-24 01:15:46 PM  
The very idea that he would ever get permission for that is preposterous. You would need to shut down a 10 block area for days just to get the cable up and then make sure it doesn't fall on anyone if it breaks (I imagine a 4000 foot cable weighs a good amount). Plus all the buildings he would be walking over, each of which would have its own objections to everything.
 
2013-06-24 01:26:30 PM  
I swear you farkers are so anti Christian even if OBL himself had walked the rope the hate for him wouldn't come close than for Nik and all because he said Jesus a few times to probably calmed his own nerves and that was what he knew. I'm sure if he thought chanting Mickey Mouse repeatedly would do the trick he would've done it.
If there is one thing that generate more hate on Fark for anything Christianity related is probably anything China related.
Do farkers hunt down and string up Asian Christians for entertainment during fark parties and fire bomb Chinese churches as an encore?
 
2013-06-24 01:28:43 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: I swear you farkers are so anti Christian even if OBL himself had walked the rope the hate for him wouldn't come close than for Nik and all because he said Jesus a few times to probably calmed his own nerves and that was what he knew. I'm sure if he thought chanting Mickey Mouse repeatedly would do the trick he would've done it.
If there is one thing that generate more hate on Fark for anything Christianity related is probably anything China related.
Do farkers hunt down and string up Asian Christians for entertainment during fark parties and fire bomb Chinese churches as an encore?


How do I know you have never been to a Fark party.
 
2013-06-24 01:30:30 PM  

freewill: FuzedBox: Not just that, but since highrises have a noticeable sway, how do you keep consistent wire tension?

Some kind of pulley system or something, I'd think.
 

Either way, this. This is not the farking thing to do. The winds alone seem like they'd be dangerously unpredictable.


Heavy springs would be good for maintaining tension.  Buildings moves apart, spring stretches then retracts when buildings move back.
 
2013-06-24 01:30:39 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Do farkers hunt down and string up Asian Christians for entertainment during fark parties and fire bomb Chinese churches as an encore?


Only if the Asian Christians are all cops.
 
2013-06-24 01:35:23 PM  
the jesus stuff was a little annoying at first, but as I thought about it, I figured it's really not for me to criticize this dude for whatever he needed to do to calm his nerves in the face of possible death.  my fiancée was freaking right out just WATCHING the guy, so it's understandable.

when he asked jesus to "calm the wind down, please," I thought it would be funny if jesus appeared to him at that moment and said, "hey buddy, I didn't MAKE you walk out here.  it's not on me to make it easier for you now. *WHOOOOSH!"
 
2013-06-24 01:36:13 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: I'm sure if he thought chanting Mickey Mouse repeatedly would do the trick he would've done it.


Thank you for hammering home the point.  Chanting Mickey Mouse would have been just as effective as chanting Jesus.  You are exactly right.
 
2013-06-24 01:38:27 PM  
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I never knew he was a daredevil. Whodathunkit?
 
2013-06-24 01:41:56 PM  
From his post-walk comments last night, it sounded as if he came a whole lot closer to getting disoriented and falling off than most folks realized.
 
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