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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Banlieue 13

Parkour fucking rules.


  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Ok, at first I read that as "Parkett fucking rulez," and I thought to myself "wow, that's so cool that a high art 80s leftover can still inspire such passionate prasie from someone outside of the art world."

    But, no.

    Anyhow, this was pretty cool, but I think parkour is really a sport for young, slim boys (and girls, actually -- that would be cool). As in gymnastics and skateboarding and breakdancing and all similar activities, it's just much easier to do ubelievable things with your body when your body is 120 pounds of muscle and bone.

    The guy in this video basically ran and jumped down things. I could do that. I can't, however, climb walls with my bare hands like a sexy little spider.

  • At 4:51 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Oh, sure, we could all do that.

  • At 7:08 PM, Blogger Phoebe Evergreen said…

    That made me happy.

  • At 10:54 PM, Anonymous solomon grundy said…

    Heh, what I meant was, if I exercised and practiced a lot I could run and jump down things. But I could never perform the feats of derring do of the first parkour kid. You have to admit, what he does is way, way more superhuman.

  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger Emma B said…

    Totally, although clever editing seems to account for the energizer bunny effect. I mean, how long can even a handsom, cut, teenage hottie keep that up for? We'd all seem more superhuman with a key light and bitchin' editor.

  • At 3:22 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Heh, true. I've often wished that I could live life with a permanent redfilter. My skin tone is just so much cuter.

  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    Yeah, it's not just about the editing, guys, and none of us could really ever do it. The star of that chase scene turns out to be David Belle, one of the two inventors of parkour. More video clips of him here and here.


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