Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tony Jones Interview

I had to share this...I stumbled upon it on YouTube. 

I don't know who the interviewer is.  I appreciate the interviewer at least sitting down with someone like Tony Jones and trying to figure out what makes us run rather than just making up damning and "truth-telling" websites (like this one).  Although the "I'm sorry" comment was pretty cheap.

Anyway, Tony does well during this "litmus test" interview.  His comments are much my own.




Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wing Suits...UNBELIEVABLE


wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.


Crazy...

I saw a portion of this video a while ago when someone posted it on Facebook.  While I consider myself a pretty adventurous guy...I'm not sure I could do this.  I guess I better start with regular old sky-diving...

My favorite part:
"At the beginning of wing suit base-jumping, we were trying to get as far from the wall as possible...and now it's getting boring so we 'play around.'"

PLAY AROUND!?!?  Are you kidding me?

If you don't have 3-4 minutes to watch the whole thing, be sure and check out 0:28, 2:03, 2:20, and 3:10.  Forget it...just watch the whole thing.

I want to see them do the flips on the skis, soar for a while with the wing-suits and then find a landing spot with the skis on.  Then I'd be impressed.

(Can someone explain why they wear helmets at all?)

Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK

It's a couple-of-years-old tradition now for me to watch MLK speeches on the morning of today, the federal holiday in his honor.  I'd love to spend paragraphs commentating on the speeches, but I think I'll just post them and invite you to watch them (again).  The first is the whole of August 28, 1963 ("I Have A Dream").  The second is a very short segment of his last public speech, the day before he died.  If you've watched either of these and think along the lines of "I've already heard that," I challenge you to listen/watch again.  It's akin to listening to a song again because you liked it so much the previous time.