Thursday, February 21, 2008

How not to express your faith, exhibit one

Ignorance? Malice? Naivete? Or simple piety gone horribly awry? Is it a sin to turn on this light switch? Assuredly, if you flick it more than once, you're playing with it:

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Must-see "wing suit" videos

If you're an aviation or extreme sports enthusiast, you may already have seen the following Youtube "wing suit" clips. If you enjoy watching people do amazingly scary things, stunts which should seemingly result in horrible deaths, watch the following clips:
  1. Warren Miller narrating, well, what must be seen to be believed:

  2. Another incredible clip:

  3. And another:

  4. And the natural extension to the wing suit: small jet engines strapped to one's boots:

  5. And when jet boots don't provide enough thrust, a rigid folding wing with four tiny jet engines is just the ticket (with some cool background music):

  6. And, yes, some poor guy testing, at speed, the rigidity of his wing suit and skeletal structure against that of a steel bridge:
I'll stick to the occasional 40-50 MPH run on snow skis, thank you very much.