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2013-06-24 12:18:23 PM
Whatever gets you across.
 
2013-06-24 12:26:04 PM
All that jeebus-babbling sorta ruined it for me.
 
2013-06-24 12:35:07 PM
A direct quote from my wife (via text) as she watched this thing:

"Please little tiny baby jesus so small in your manger, please may this asswipe fall from the wire".

I love my wife.
 
2013-06-24 12:36:29 PM
Having Joel Osteen sitting next to him in his RV kind of gave that away for me.
 
2013-06-24 12:39:17 PM

SpectroBoy: All that jeebus-babbling sorta ruined it for me.


Yeah, I didn't watch it, but they haven't shown a single clip today where he was talking that didn't contain a "God" or "Jesus" attribution.
 
2013-06-24 12:39:19 PM
so, this mythological being was being busy keeping this guy from falling and ignoring dirty colored people around the world? makes sense to me.
 
2013-06-24 12:42:09 PM
Proof that prayer works! Right?
 
2013-06-24 12:42:58 PM
I lol'd at the last 10 seconds.
 
2013-06-24 12:43:46 PM
whatever gets you a cross
 
2013-06-24 12:47:41 PM

SlothB77: Whatever gets you across.


i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-06-24 12:51:08 PM
When he told God to stop the winds because He has authority over that in the name of Jesus, that's when I had enough. Had to watch this guy on mute.

He should turn this in to some crazy marketing campaign with a chocolate bar company:

Voice over: "Nik Wallenda loves the Sweet Baby Jesus Bar. "
<close up on Nik on the wire>
<Nik takes a bite out of the Sweet Baby Jesus Bar>
Nik: "Now that's what I call heavenly."
 
2013-06-24 12:54:00 PM
I tried to watch this last night but it was overly dramatic and annoying.  I'm sorry that I don't have sympathy for people that CHOOSE to do dangerous stunts. Your great grandfather was not hero.You are not a hero. I have no problem if people want to take risks but I'm not going to cry when you fall, or when a tornado chaser gets hit by a tornado or when a racecar driver dies in a wreck. You know what you are doing and make a conscious choice to do it.

There is a difference between taking the risk of getting in a car to drive to work and making a choice to thrill seek. No one gets in their car with the intention of getting killed in an accident. You choose to do what you are doing.

Jesus doesn't give a shiat about your attention whoring.
 
2013-06-24 12:55:37 PM

crab66: I tried to watch this last night but it was overly dramatic and annoying. I'm sorry that I don't have sympathy for people that CHOOSE to do dangerous stunts. Your great grandfather was not hero.You are not a hero. I have no problem if people want to take risks but I'm not going to cry when you fall, or when a tornado chaser gets hit by a tornado or when a racecar driver dies in a wreck. You know what you are doing and make a conscious choice to do it


A case could be made, however, that his great-grandfather was an hero. Perhaps not deliberately, but the act itself was most assuredly an heroic.
 
2013-06-24 12:59:21 PM
Arizona: Where you can cross the Grand Canyon 1,500 feet above ground...but gay people still can't get married.
 
2013-06-24 01:04:28 PM
Lions go hungry because christians grow fat.
 
2013-06-24 01:04:32 PM
152, that's in the first 5 minutes, right?
 
2013-06-24 01:08:49 PM
Every thing about that sucked from the buildup to him not falling to his doom.
 
2013-06-24 01:12:09 PM
I'm no believer, but if I'd been on that wire I expect I would have said "Jesus" and "Oh Jesus" and "Jesus Farking Christ" at *least* 152 times, and that would have been just in the 15 seconds I lasted on the wire before my inevitable death.
 
2013-06-24 01:18:06 PM
Dear God that was annoying. Had to mute him also.


But hey, whatever works for him.
 
2013-06-24 01:21:17 PM
Yah, he was getting a bit testy there. I was sorta hoping for this...

Nik: "Jesus, WTF? You better calm these farking winds down or I will ..."

Jesus: "Hey fark you Nik."

Nik: "AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..."
 
2013-06-24 01:29:33 PM

Osomatic: I'm no believer, but if I'd been on that wire I expect I would have said "Jesus" and "Oh Jesus" and "Jesus Farking Christ" at *least* 152 times, and that would have been just in the 15 seconds I lasted on the wire before my inevitable death.


I would've said "Spider-Man." Better chance of getting saved, at least.
 
2013-06-24 01:35:10 PM
What better to honor your God and the life you were given by foolishly risking it.

Why is this guy any different than those Jackass clowns?
 
2013-06-24 01:49:22 PM

NutznGum: What better to honor your God and the life you were given by foolishly risking it.

Why is this guy any different than those Jackass clowns?


I don't celebrate as hard when the Jackass guys die?
 
obl
2013-06-24 02:36:44 PM
I love making fun of Christians as much as the next guy but ya gotta admit...when the guy praising Jesus is the one walking 1500 feet on a wire across the freaking Grand Canyon and the folks making fun of his beliefs are sitting in a lazyboy with one hand typing Fark posts and the other hand down their pants, makes you think maybe Wallenda is onto something.
 
2013-06-24 02:39:55 PM

Charlie Chingas: so, this mythological being was being busy keeping this guy from falling and ignoring dirty colored people around the world? makes sense to me.


commonsenseatheism.com
 
2013-06-24 02:41:51 PM

obl: I love making fun of Christians as much as the next guy but ya gotta admit...when the guy praising Jesus is the one walking 1500 feet on a wire across the freaking Grand Canyon and the folks making fun of his beliefs are sitting in a lazyboy with one hand typing Fark posts and the other hand down their pants, makes you think maybe Wallenda is onto something.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flying_Wallendas#Notable_family_mem be rs

He's been trained since birth to do stuff like this. His entire family is known for stuff like this.

Senility is creeping up on you. Best to get that sorted out.
 
2013-06-24 02:46:52 PM
obl: [...] when the guy praising Jesus is the one walking 1500 feet on a wire across the freaking Grand Canyon and the folks making fun of his beliefs are sitting in a lazyboy with one hand typing Fark posts and the other hand down their pants, makes you think maybe Wallenda is onto something.

↑↑↑ Came here to say this.

The guy could have died in front of his family and a worldwide television audience.  I'm going to cut him some slack.
 
2013-06-24 02:57:33 PM
Feh. If you want me to be impressed with your Jesocity, walk across it without the farking wire. Then we can talk.
 
2013-06-24 03:09:16 PM

dogbone: Feh. If you want me to be impressed with your Jesocity, walk across it without the farking wire. Then we can talk.


www.thepoachedegg.net

It's a leap of faith!
 
2013-06-24 03:11:19 PM

dogbone: Feh. If you want me to be impressed with your Jesocity, walk across it without the farking wire. Then we can talk.


Awkward conversation...elsewhere, later: "I'm a carpenter, I built you a Me damned bridge.  Why didn't you use it?"
 
2013-06-24 03:20:33 PM

Thurston Howell: ↑↑↑ Came here to say this.

The guy could have died in front of his family and a worldwide television audience.  I'm going to cut him some slack.


He made the choice to take the risk. He was raised from birth to be a glory hound. What slack should we be cutting him?
 
2013-06-24 03:36:32 PM

caddisfly: Charlie Chingas: so, this mythological being was being busy keeping this guy from falling and ignoring dirty colored people around the world? makes sense to me.


Looks to me like the skinny guy on the right with the flies all over his face should pray harder.
 
2013-06-24 03:39:46 PM
I have to give about a half dozen "thises" for this thread.

Yes, the constant praying and talking to Jesus is annoying to the point of making it unwatchable.

Yes, if I were up there I'd be praying like crazy too.

Yes, this guy is a douchebag attention whore asshole for choosing to risk his life in front of his children.
 
2013-06-24 03:43:13 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: caddisfly: Charlie Chingas: so, this mythological being was being busy keeping this guy from falling and ignoring dirty colored people around the world? makes sense to me.

Looks to me like the skinny guy on the right with the flies all over his face should pray harder.


He needs to learn English, first.
 
2013-06-24 03:45:41 PM

MisterEZ: Thurston Howell: ↑↑↑ Came here to say this.

The guy could have died in front of his family and a worldwide television audience.  I'm going to cut him some slack.

He made the choice to take the risk. He was raised from birth to be a glory hound. What slack should we be cutting him?


Sometimes people who go through moments where they fear for their life experience something called an acute stress reaction (a.k.a. "shock").  Sometimes they experience euphoria as an aspect of that acute stress reaction.  Sometimes they spew a lot of nonsense while in this state.
 
2013-06-24 03:45:55 PM

MisterEZ: What slack should we be cutting him?


Becuase morons are easily impressed by what amounts to "hold my beer!"
 
2013-06-24 03:57:04 PM
Dear butt hurt athiests,

Please quit crying because a guy was hoping to a higher power that he wouldn't die while doing his job.

Thanks,
Everyone Else that Doesn't Get Into Everyone Else's Arse.
 
2013-06-24 03:57:24 PM
H. Christ?
 
2013-06-24 04:35:06 PM

Thurston Howell: obl: [...] when the guy praising Jesus is the one walking 1500 feet on a wire across the freaking Grand Canyon and the folks making fun of his beliefs are sitting in a lazyboy with one hand typing Fark posts and the other hand down their pants, makes you think maybe Wallenda is onto something.

↑↑↑ Came here to say this.

The guy could have died in front of his family and a worldwide television audience.  I'm going to cut him some slack.


Yeah all he had to do was...uh not do that, and he wouldn't have risked his family seeing him splatter.

But apparently, for reasons, this was necessary I guess. Because his family did stupid stuff too, is about the best explanation I've heard.
 
2013-06-24 04:51:55 PM

js34603: Yeah all he had to do was...uh not do that, and he wouldn't have risked his family seeing him splatter.

But apparently, for reasons, this was necessary I guess. Because his family did stupid stuff too, is about the best explanation I've heard.


Maybe there are people out there who enjoy seeing other people do stupid stuff.  On Fark, we call that the Video tab.

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2013-06-24 05:40:49 PM

jaybeezey: Please quit crying because a guy was hoping to a higher power that he wouldn't die while doing his job.


Is this really a job though?  Yes, he gets paid to do this; but isn't it fair to say that he chooses to do this?  Evil Knievel's "Job" wasn't jumping cars.
 
2013-06-24 05:44:05 PM

Thurston Howell: js34603: Yeah all he had to do was...uh not do that, and he wouldn't have risked his family seeing him splatter.

But apparently, for reasons, this was necessary I guess. Because his family did stupid stuff too, is about the best explanation I've heard.

Maybe there are people out there who enjoy seeing other people do stupid stuff.  On Fark, we call that the Video tab.


Ya that's not really applicable at all.

You said we should cut him some slack because he could have died in front of his family. I pointed out all he had to do to not risk dying in front of his family was not do this completely unecessary stunt.

So enjoy it all you want. Plenty of entertainment options for people who like watching others do stupid things, hell its about 90% of whats on TV. However, idiots don't get any slack for risking their lives in front of their families for no reason.

/you know what I like? Not killing myself for a stunt. Feel free to enjoy that if you want to to spite me
 
2013-06-24 07:11:52 PM

js34603: Ya that's not really applicable at all.

You said we should cut him some slack because he could have died in front of his family. I pointed out all he had to do to not risk dying in front of his family was not do this completely unecessary stunt.


I cut him some slack because I understand what it is to be a human being, and that part of the human experience is being afraid of things like death.  And that a part of our reaction to being confronted with those fears is responding in (sometimes) not very coherent or logical ways.  The fact that he put himself in that position doesn't lessen my empathy for him, because I understand that all over the world there are people who make money in ways I would find stupid, incomprehensible, and/or morally reprehensible.  I still feel empathy for them regardless of their chosen vocation.  You are free to not have empathy with him and those like him.  But you will never convince me that I should strive to be of your viewpoint.  And so I bid you good day.
 
2013-06-24 07:45:26 PM
Amazing how fast he went from "thank you Jesus" to "Thank you Discovery Channel".
 
2013-06-24 10:27:19 PM
He's secured a year's worth of paid speaking engagements from evangelical churches.  It was good business sense.
 
2013-06-25 05:34:20 AM

Thurston Howell: obl: [...] when the guy praising Jesus is the one walking 1500 feet on a wire across the freaking Grand Canyon and the folks making fun of his beliefs are sitting in a lazyboy with one hand typing Fark posts and the other hand down their pants, makes you think maybe Wallenda is onto something.

↑↑↑ Came here to say this.

The guy could have died in front of his family and a worldwide television audience.  I'm going to cut him some slack.


Like ol' Karl did? Where was his Jesus then?

And why would you cut someone slack for doing something as inherently dangerous as this, by choice, for no good reason other than he wants to be famous/make money?
 
2013-06-25 05:36:31 AM

jaybeezey: Dear butt hurt athiests,

Please quit crying because a guy was hoping to a higher power that he wouldn't die while doing his job.

Thanks,
Everyone Else that Doesn't Get Into Everyone Else's Arse.


Attention whoring is a job now?

The more you know...
 
2013-06-25 05:39:17 AM

cygnusx13: Thurston Howell: obl: [...] when the guy praising Jesus is the one walking 1500 feet on a wire across the freaking Grand Canyon and the folks making fun of his beliefs are sitting in a lazyboy with one hand typing Fark posts and the other hand down their pants, makes you think maybe Wallenda is onto something.

↑↑↑ Came here to say this.

The guy could have died in front of his family and a worldwide television audience.  I'm going to cut him some slack.

Like ol' Karl did? Where was his Jesus then?

And why would you cut someone slack for doing something as inherently dangerous as this, by choice, for no good reason other than he wants to be famous/make money?


Nevermind. You answered this elsewhere. Insufficiently, in my view, but you addressed the question.
 
2013-06-25 11:28:30 AM

cygnusx13: Attention whoring is a job now?


Yes.

See also: the entire MTV programming lineup.
 
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