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November 24, 2008

WHY WE NEED GUYS

Why not?

Here's some additional video:

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Been there, done that.

OK, that's just nuts. Cool, but nuts.

About thirty years ago I visited that place, and stood on the bridge that crosses the Royal Gorge. As I recall, there was a sign in the center that said, "No Fishing From Bridge".

When I was but a wee PirateLad, I remember an episode of "Gilligan's Island" circa 1967, featuring Gilligan not-getting-rescued (again) using a jet pack like this. Once that episode aired, all my friends and I practiced "flying" around the playground. *sigh* No, wait! That was yesterday! Dave, this should be at the top of your gift guide, and I'll be happy to test it for you, provided the Skipper stops hitting me with his cap.

When I was but a wee PirateLad, I remember an episode of "Gilligan's Island" circa 1967, featuring Gilligan not-getting-rescued (again) using a jet pack like this. Once that episode aired, all my friends and I practiced "flying" around the playground. *sigh* No, wait! That was yesterday! Dave, this should be at the top of your gift guide, and I'll be happy to test it for you, provided the Skipper stops hitting me with his cap.

There is a bridge right next to him. Why did he not just take the bridge?
Oh, that's right. Because he's a guy.
*eyeroll*

Bridge? What Bridge?

Annie-- I suspect it is because he would have needed to ask for directions.

But the bridge is in plain sight you might say. Guys of the male persuasion never notice things in plain sight. Or maybe that's just at my house.

Bridges are for wimps the support crew to get to the other side so they can set up the landing pad.

A few years ago we drove up to Royal Gorge to see the highest suspension bridge in the world, we arrived at a gate and a park warden said we had to pay $ 25 to get into the park. I asked the guy where the road over the bridge led to and he replied that it led nowhere, it seems the bridge was built for no other purpose but to be the highest suspension bridge in the world. Needless to say we turned around in disgust and never saw the bridge.

Is it too late to get one of those for Jeff's birthday?

Now if he had jumped the gorge with jet pack while drinking a 6 pack, that would be a real guy trick

Jet Pack Flies Across 1,100-Foot-Deep Canyon

Calling Mr. Language Person!

It sounds like someone (his disgruntled wife, perhaps) threw the jetpack across the gorge.

*I would have loved one, Meanie*

The rest of Us Guys will have to make do with beans and a BBQ grill lighter.

eh. George Jetson did it first.

*Cue the James Bond theme*
Lands, brushes off tuxedo
Spots bad guy (code-named "Panda") in restaurant.
Eats, shoots, then leaves.

That don't impress me much...

My first thought when I heard what the gentleman was using for fuel was that by using that much hydrogen peroxide, there were going to be a lot of "blondes" who would be very upset.

Not as much "fun" as Evel Knievel's attempted jump over the Snake River Canyon. But at least Evel had sense enough to pack a parachute.

I was waiting for the Maxwell Smart moment, y'know, "missed by THAT much."

Although I noticed there were guys stationed on the edge of the gorge short of the landing pad. What were they going to do, reach out and grab the guy if he was two feet short? Maybe they should have had some of those long-handled nets. Sheesh.

Ya mean he did it without thinking? Or was it actually thinkable?

LMAO pad! Now that would be funny.

Perfect for holiday travel.

If you have never been to the Royal Gorge, you can virtually visit HERE!

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