The footage of Michael Holmes's disastrous skydive attempt has been posted. Holy crap, I can't think of anything scarier than falling 12,000 feet at 8o m.p.h. with a broken parachute (well, maybe being buried alive... but it's a close call). How on earth did he survive? In this article he says that he'll probably jump again but feels like he had "used up his share of luck." Maybe... or maybe he's now (as Garp would say) pre-disastered. How many times can you skydive and have both your parachutes fail? Actually, it's probably better not to find out the answer to that question.
My favorite part of the video: when the other skydiver asks Michael if he's okay and Michael moans "no." No shit, Sherlock. What kind of dumbass question is that?
Tuesday, February 13, 2007