December 16th, 2004

breaking bad

Dis town, is comin' like a ghost town

This site will create a nice new religion for you, which always comes in handy. I chose to create a new age religion based on the great and noble city of Coventry in which I live. In the words of one of our most famous natives, Philip Larkin, 'Nothing like something can happen anywhere'.

From the most Transcendent regions of the spiritual plane, I have channeled the disembodied spirit of Lady Godiva, bringing to you the wisdom of the lost city of Coventry... For there is no right or wrong, no traffic or anti-traffic, only one great and omnipresent ring road.

Actually I prefer the atheist religion it made for me

A fluctuation in the quantum Evolution of the multiverse initiated the beginning of our rational universe. We call this event The Big DARWIN, and from it came all the matter and noble dinosaurs we see today... Giant evolutionary scientists evolved and designed the earth, for millions of years. But they were killed when a mile long Richard Dawkins explained our planet. Fortunately this event set the stage for the lowly scientist to evolve into the proto-fittest and finally into the humans of today.
breaking bad

All your base

Basejumping means jumping off a high cliff or structure using a parachute to save yourself at the last moment. Here is a breathtaking film clip (14MB Quicktime) which was linked from metafilter.

This video has been assembled by Norwegian basejumpers themselves over a period of two years. The video contains sequences of them ripping off the tallest hotel in Oslo through a hotel room window, antennas, spans, mountain massives in Romsdalen, Lysefjorden, Voss and practically anything else that stretches high enough to jump from. The video also features unique footage from Asia and Europe - the first basejump from a building in China and the first tandem-jump off a mountain.

But isn't it dangerous? Hell, yes. Some of the people in the video are already dead.

http://hometown.aol.com/base194/myhomepage/base_fatality_list

Fatalities are higher among girls. "while 10-15% of BASE students are women, something like 35% of student accidents happen to women." This person thinks it is because guys who want to impress girls pretend to be able to train them in safe practice.

EDIT: have extracted the offending link, and I think it works OK now.