June 25, 2013

Watching Nik Wallenda tightrope walk over the Grand Canyon, weren't you thinking what I was thinking?

What the hell kind of jeans are you wearing, Nik?

32 comments:

Pogo said...

"This is ground control to major Tom
you've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare
"

Jeff Teal said...

How comfortable do you have to be wearing everyday jeans to walk across that chasm on a 2 inch wire.Wallendas have big brass ones.

Rusty said...

No. I was thinking how desperately he needed the money.
The heavy pole puts his center of gravity somewhere around his ankles. He'd have to work at falling off.
Try the cork two forks and a needle on a wine glass rim and get back to me.

Surfed said...

Should've been wearing shorts.

edutcher said...

Having been taken in by Evel Knievel, I skipped this one.

Ann Althouse said...

Should have worn tights, like a proper acrobat!

Peter said...

A magazine is a plateful of advertising with a sprinkling of content on top. And the line between editorial and advertising was breached long ago (if it ever existed).

Which is why magazines may be in far greater danger of extinction than newspapers- who's going to consume advertising-flavored content on the internet?

bagoh20 said...

If the guy's jeans cost $300 bucks, you can bet your ass he couldn't do something like this or much of anything else for that matter. Expensive jeans are for poseurs, and if you think about it, you'd realize that's the only people you ever saw in them. Even if you are a real man, and you bought a pair, you would only wear them for posing, which we are all called to do on occasion. Still, I always stick to a bold statement of authenticity, and I'm authentic cheap.

SteveR said...

Wearing jeans like that to throw out a first pitch would really be bad, especially if he threw like a girl.

Mitchell the Bat said...

I think maybe Wrangler now makes stretch-elastic blue jeans, perhaps a satisfactory compromise.

Mitchell the Bat said...

You can even take your clothes off when you dance . . . wah, wah, wah, waaaaaah.

Astro said...

I've bought things, occasionally, without checking the price tag. (Just put it all on the card...)
But spending over $300 for a pair of jeans? Does the price include having the cute coed running the checkout counter come over every Wednesday for the rest of the year and give me a bj?

EMD said...

I buy cheap jeans because they wear out at the same pace as expensive jeans, and always the same way on me. I get Mossimo or Levis from Target for $25-$30 a pair.

I've had $100 jeans but they don't look like I spent $75 more than I had to.

EMD said...

Should have worn tights, like a proper acrobat!

So we could ogle his junk as he thanked Jesus for 23 straight minutes?

hawkeyedjb said...

Those of us who live in Arizona know that el canon grande is not to be walked over. Mr. Wallenda crossed a portion of the Little Colorado river, a tributary that feeds into the canyon. Calling that a tightrope walk over the canyon is like rowing across Long Island Sound and proclaiming that you've crossed the Atlantic.

DADvocate said...

Never thought that, not even once. But I'm not a picky, style obsessed woman. Maybe he should have worn shorts.

I was thinking about his praying and doing a little praying myself, "Jesus Christ! I hope he doesn't become one fo the Falling Wallendas." Most intense thing I've watched on TV in quite a while.

Darcy said...

They look like regular guy jeans. Pretty cool walk he did. I appreciate these daredevils and couldn't help but think of the wing walker who died last week while reading about this walk.

Back to the jeans: I tried on a pair of $150 jeans recently and the fit was amazing, but I could not justify the expense. Boo. I still think about them. Meanwhile, I walk around in $30 jeans and have many pairs to choose from.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Should have worn a Speedo, so we could check out his big brass ones.

Ann Althouse said...

"Pretty cool walk he did. I appreciate these daredevils and couldn't help but think of the wing walker who died last week while reading about this walk."

I won't look at something like that live, precisely because of what is the actual entertainment intended: someone could die.

It's similar to refusing to watch a film of someone actually being murdered as opposed to special effects in a fiction movie depicting murder.

wyo sis said...

The jeans were the first thing I noticed too. I kept thinking those baggy legs could trip him up. I guess we're used to Evil Kenevil type spandex jumpsuits for spectacular death defying stunts. He seemed too casual.

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Cosmic Conservative said...

My only thought looking at his jeans was "Geebuz, I hope he doesn't hook his toe in his pants cuff."

What sort of person looks at a guy risking his life on a cable crossing a canyon and snarks about his style choices?

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Althouse,
Had he worn tights, as you suggest, he would've been subject to your 'too much tootie' objection.

Crunchy Frog said...

Any guy that would spend $238 for a frickin' pair of jeans needs to have his Man Card revoked.

Auntie Ann said...

They would have to be comfortable...with some stretch...my vote is he was wearing pajamajeans.

Darcy said...

My recent jean purchase. I hope they're cuter than the pic. It was just a whim.

AllenS said...

I wear Carhartt jeans. If you get the tan or green ones, they are made out of a material that's a lot tougher/stronger than the blue denim ones. They really come in handy when I'm cutting wood. Harder for the prickly ash and the wild rasberry thorns to penitrate them. Plus they have the handy loop on the left side for my hatchet.

Darcy said...

I have a Carhartt jacket that I love. Dark green.

Belial said...

Praise be to God that he was not wearing shorts.

AllenS said...

Carhartt stuff is well made.

Deb said...

My daughter buys her jeans at Goodwill.

I could never have watched that live.

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