"Perched on the brink of a 186ft drop, this was the moment when Tyler Bradt probably felt the urge to start frantically paddling backwards. Less than four seconds later, he was celebrating a world record for kayak descents. The 22-year-old American touched 100mph as he plummeted over Palouse Falls in eastern Washington."
They say that people who exhibit this kind of extreme daredevil behavior have a gene that is not common in the general population. I have a fear of unsupported heights and uncontrolled speeds so this wouldn't be something I would wish to do on a bet. But I do love to be in extreme weather situations. Hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, lightning storms - all of it is exciting to me. I have been totally disappointed with the degree and frequency of the thunderstorms that we usually get to enjoy in Western Canada at this time of year. Damn you global warming and/or cooling.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.