It’s so easy to think that we’re above reasonable outcomes. We grow up watching Tony Hawk do a 590° and Jesse Camp win the MTV search for a VJ, ultimately becoming America’s #1 most revered television personality, and we think, “Why not us?” If they can do it — if Johnny Depp can seamlessly transform his “Winona Forever” tattoo into a perfect “Wino Forever” tattoo — what’s to say that we can’t do something a little bit crazy and have it work out perfectly? What’s to say that we can’t Jackass ourselves into a flawless acting career? What’s to say we can’t find love in a hopeless place? What’s to say we can’t walk on a very high tightrope, backwards and blindfolded, WITHOUT stumbling a few times and that ultimately falling off of the tightrope in a way that is no less terrifying for how deeply it was expected, especially because that’s why you were watching the video of it in the first place? WHAT’S TO SAY?

OH YEAH, JUST HAVING A BRAIN IS THE THING THAT IS “TO SAY.” DO NOT WALK ON A TIGHTROPE EVER, LET ALONE BACKWARDS AND BLINDFOLDED, GUYS! YOU ARE GOING TO FALL OFF OF IT, AND UNLIKE THIS GUY, YOU ARE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO COME OUT OF THE ORDEAL WITH ONLY A FEW MINOR INJURIES! YOU ARE NOT JESSE CAMP! YOU WILL NOT PROVE EVERYONE WRONG AND THEN GO ON TO PUT OUT A CLASSIC ALBUM WITH YOUR BAND JESSE & THE 8TH STREET KIDZ! I PROMISE! BE SAFE! (Via ViralViral.)

Comments (22)
  1. I bet that guy has absolutely zero respect for the yellow line on the subway platform.

  2. Well at least it wasn’t a German or Russian this time around. Stupidity is spread around the globe equally, apparently.

  3. ihatethisihatethisihatethis

  4. TBH, I was more disturbed when I realized that the weird POV shot at :44 was of his butt.

  5. They should call it ‘blindfold mightfallrope probabling’ amirite you blookheads?

  6. You never see a woman attempt to do something crazy like this because come on, it’s very very funny. My favorite part is where he almost dies! LOLZ! That guy. So funny.

  7. Not so much of a theory now, eh Darwin? What, evolution can’t even weed out a guy walking BACKWARDS??

  8. Does anyone else think this is fake, in an attempt to deter young children from entering the blindfolded tightrope walker field? I mean, that looked like a sheer rock face, and he walked away unscathed.

  9. THIS DUDE. Hey mister, uh, maybe it’s time to throw in the towel/take off the blindfold after you almost fall like 3 times?

  10. Oh clumsy Ryu.

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