Thursday, August 21, 2008

Surfing a river

Why? Because it was there! Surfers know how to find a good wave in any situation and understand the delight of a few seconds is worth the effort.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympics: Physical comedy

Gymnast Paul Hunt performs classic physical comedy of the absurd by mixing highly skilled technique with ridiculous choreography. This amusing interlude deconstructs the discourse of balance beam routines while impressing an audience that is familiar with the prevailing narrative. A good time is had by all!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Downhill Alp skating in a skate suit

This looks like safe recreation. This devoted skater has designed a skating suit that allows all parts of his body to contribute to the skating effort. He then demonstrates with a downhill run that shows him veering between mountain lanes at high speed. But brave and incredible the whole time! This man is a dreamer and makes our reality more interesting.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Dana Kunze, World Champion 172 Foot High Dive

Dana Kunze shows incredible form in a triple backflip from a 172 foot high dive. This is an impressive show of form, grace, and mental preparation combining for perfect execution.