Monday, May 28, 2012

Wallenda on a Leash

English: Niagara Falls: Horseshoe Falls view. ...
English: Niagara Falls: Horseshoe Falls view. More pictures... Русский: Ниагарский водопад. Больше фотографий... (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Canada finally gave Nik Wallenda permission to walk on a tightrope across the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara on June 15th

and then the U.S. TV network that will carry the stunt live told him he has to be tethered to the wire.


Probably the same gang that defanged Tony the Tiger.

Anyway, I wouldn't have gone down to the Falls to watch him if he had gone without a tether.

And I sure as hell won't watch him if he is tethered.

He wasn't exactly planning to risk his life for the betterment of humankind.

It's all about money.

Money for Nick Wallenda and money for some U.S. TV network.


So by all means tether him.

Bring the kids.


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Jane said...

It might bring an even bigger economic boost to the area (like they need it!) if he was untethered and (heaven forbid) 'slipped' - people love a train wreck. If I was in the area at the time, I wouldn't venture anywhere near the spectacle - can you imagine the traffic!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm glad he'll be on a leash. No one should risk their lives for amusement, IMHO.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Tether him and shaking him, and like you, I still won't go watch. I have nothing against extreme sports, but when people inconvenience others (traffic, use of common sense) just to show off and get paid, it kind of annoys me.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This isn't my type of thing, either. I wouldn't go anywhere near it. What people won't do for attention -- and money.

Victoria said...

Wow..deathly!sooo super- scarey!and sad for attention!

Anonymous said...

I'd just be annoyed that he got in the way of the beautiful view.

Introverted Art said...

I know, isn't it amazing? The photo is breathtaking though.