Friday, July 25, 2008

Stunts

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?

2 comments:

Pinko Punko said...

There is the Spider Man guy who free climbs giant skyscrapers.

K. Bowen said...

Is he still around? I remember him as a child, but don't know about later.