Friday, July 25, 2008
With Man on Wire coming out this weekend, I ask you, when was the last time that anyone pulled a similar sort of imagination-capturing public stunt, such as Philippe Petit's 1974 wire walk between the World Trade Center towers? The man who parachuted into the Tyson Holyfield fight? There were a few guys several weeks ago who scaled the New York Times building, but that didn't really capture that much notice. Any thoughts? Is this a phenomenon that died out? And if so, isn't that a shame?