“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.”
by Thomas Jefferson




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it is not the falling that hurts

I do not care if the world has ended, the zombies are surrounding us, and that is the only safe place to be – you will never find me in a place that will allow me to take this kind of video.

Good. Lord. The rational, engineering side of my brain knows just how sturdy those kinds of constructs are, and what they are designed for, and so forth… but the little tiny nugget of animal instinct still hiding in all humans’ brains is going into full-blown, gibbering hysteria just watching the videos…

3 comments to it is not the falling that hurts

  • You and me both. Though I had the terrible urge to get a parachute and jump off. Funny how standing on a high platform scares me senseless, but jumping off with a parachute sounds like fun.

  • Roberta X

    The guy who shot that video tells me that is one of the most stable towers he has ever been on. It still scares me.

  • @ Sean D Sorrentino: Yup. Fair to say you are officially insane. Obviously, you are not suitable to ownfirearms, and I am hereby holding an intervention. Please deliver all of your firearms to your local FFL to be shipped to me for… safe keeping.

    @ Roberta X: I would not care if they dangled elephants off each of its three booms… No. Way. In. Hell.