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(Quad City Times)   A 93 year-old woman is preparing to skydive for the first time, because "she has nothing to lose"   (qctimes.com) divider line 28
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2014-08-31 12:42:43 AM  
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You're cold because all of the blood is running out of your body, Louise. You're gonna be dead soon. I hope it was worth it.
 
2014-08-31 01:53:50 AM  
Rock on, great grandma!
 
2014-08-31 03:53:06 AM  
Does she whistle on the way down or is more of a bellow sound?
 
2014-08-31 03:54:18 AM  
Except maybe wind driven disintegration.
 
2014-08-31 04:02:42 AM  

dolphinsgonwild: Does she whistle on the way down or is more of a bellow sound?


Depends.
 
2014-08-31 04:08:37 AM  
My mom remarried at 80 and her older husband had a bucket-list of things he wanted her to experience before HE died.  She went on a schooner, rode in a hot-air balloon and went to see the leaves change in Vermont.  All seemed like pretty tame stuff until she showed me a video of her piloting a two-person glider.  I almost shiat myself.
 
2014-08-31 04:08:38 AM  

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You're cold because all of the blood is running out of your body, Louise. You're gonna be dead soon. I hope it was worth it.


There is actually an extreme sport where they chuck their parachute out of the plane then dive after it

He would have to be their patron (saint?)
 
2014-08-31 04:09:49 AM  

Attila the Mom: My mom remarried at 80 and her older husband had a bucket-list of things he wanted her to experience before HE died.  She went on a schooner, rode in a hot-air balloon and went to see the leaves change in Vermont.  All seemed like pretty tame stuff until she showed me a video of her piloting a two-person glider.  I almost shiat myself.


Jeez how old are you?
 
2014-08-31 04:10:28 AM  

mjjt: farkingismybusiness: [cdn.hark.com image 720x368]
You're cold because all of the blood is running out of your body, Louise. You're gonna be dead soon. I hope it was worth it.

There is actually an extreme sport where they chuck their parachute out of the plane then dive after it

He would have to be their patron (saint?)


Via con dios. Brah.
 
2014-08-31 04:11:45 AM  
FTA: "Louise Wise will be the talk of her assisted-living facility once her feet hit the ground."

Whether or not she walks away from it.

Might as well do as much dangerous shiat as you can, while you've still got the time. Even if it kills you, it has to be better than going back to a nursing home. Also, it'll give your grandkids bragging rights. shiat, if I live that long, I'm holding nightly keggers until my liver fails.
 
2014-08-31 04:11:57 AM  

Guilty_plea_bargain: dolphinsgonwild: Does she whistle on the way down or is more of a bellow sound?

Depends.


ah, someone else knows that joke. Your old too!
 
2014-08-31 04:12:48 AM  

Attila the Mom: My mom remarried at 80 and her older husband had a bucket-list of things he wanted her to experience before HE died.  She went on a schooner, rode in a hot-air balloon and went to see the leaves change in Vermont.  All seemed like pretty tame stuff until she showed me a video of her piloting a two-person glider.  I almost shiat myself.


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Too bad she broke her coccyx.
 
2014-08-31 04:25:35 AM  

mjjt: Attila the Mom: My mom remarried at 80 and her older husband had a bucket-list of things he wanted her to experience before HE died.  She went on a schooner, rode in a hot-air balloon and went to see the leaves change in Vermont.  All seemed like pretty tame stuff until she showed me a video of her piloting a two-person glider.  I almost shiat myself.

Jeez how old are you?


LOL 47
 
2014-08-31 05:42:09 AM  

Attila the Mom: mjjt: Attila the Mom: My mom remarried at 80 and her older husband had a bucket-list of things he wanted her to experience before HE died.  She went on a schooner, rode in a hot-air balloon and went to see the leaves change in Vermont.  All seemed like pretty tame stuff until she showed me a video of her piloting a two-person glider.  I almost shiat myself.

Jeez how old are you?

LOL 47


oh just a kid huh
 
2014-08-31 05:43:45 AM  
Don't people at that advanced age have brittle bone structures and degenerated musculature that would preclude coming away from what is essentially jumping off of a two storey house, upon landing, without a few serious ouchies?
 
2014-08-31 06:08:00 AM  

Attila the Mom: My mom remarried at 80 and her older husband had a bucket-list of things he wanted her to experience before HE died.  She went on a schooner, rode in a hot-air balloon and went to see the leaves change in Vermont.  All seemed like pretty tame stuff until she showed me a video of her piloting a two-person glider.  I almost shiat myself.


That is awesome. Your mom sounds like a hoot. My mother, OTOH, can't be coaxed out of the house for anything but church and doctor's appointments at 68.
 
2014-08-31 06:10:23 AM  

bunner: Don't people at that advanced age have brittle bone structures and degenerated musculature that would preclude coming away from what is essentially jumping off of a two storey house, upon landing, without a few serious ouchies?


Tell that to George Bush Sr.  He's around 90 and goes skydiving.
 
2014-08-31 06:34:13 AM  

Ambivalence: bunner: Don't people at that advanced age have brittle bone structures and degenerated musculature that would preclude coming away from what is essentially jumping off of a two storey house, upon landing, without a few serious ouchies?

Tell that to George Bush Sr.  He's around 90 and goes skydiving.


Dang.
 
2014-08-31 06:41:01 AM  
I would think that the very real risk of evacuating your bowels from sheer terror at 5,000 feet counts as being something to lose.
 
2014-08-31 07:44:11 AM  
She has nothing to lose, not even bladder control.
 
2014-08-31 08:41:46 AM  
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I'm 94 years old! What the hell do I care?
 
2014-08-31 08:43:29 AM  

Duane Dibbley: I would think that the very real risk of evacuating your bowels from sheer terror at 5,000 feet counts as being something to lose.


Don't worry, the people directly below the evacuation will help catch everything you lost and get it back to you.
 
2014-08-31 08:56:55 AM  

mjjt: Attila the Mom: mjjt: Attila the Mom: My mom remarried at 80 and her older husband had a bucket-list of things he wanted her to experience before HE died.  She went on a schooner, rode in a hot-air balloon and went to see the leaves change in Vermont.  All seemed like pretty tame stuff until she showed me a video of her piloting a two-person glider.  I almost shiat myself.

Jeez how old are you?

LOL 47

oh just a kid huh


Is that a kind way of saying, "you're older than dirt?"

/just kidding
 
2014-08-31 09:29:17 AM  
Nothing to lose...except the contents of her bowels.
 
2014-08-31 09:59:05 AM  
My grandmother used to skydive.  It was fine except for the whole post-jump having to untangle and retrieve her breasts from trees and telephone wire thing.
 
2014-08-31 11:10:55 AM  

brap: My grandmother used to skydive.  It was fine except for the whole post-jump having to untangle and retrieve her breasts from trees and telephone wire thing.


I laughed way too hard at this.
 
2014-08-31 11:33:30 AM  

czetie: She has nothing to lose, not even bladder control.


Guys, she'll almost certainly be wearing a diaper. No problem :D
 
2014-08-31 12:41:05 PM  
 
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