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Sprinting Up A 400 Foot Vertical Cliff Face

Saturday, June 23, 2007

This is a famous video of Dan Osman speed free soloing up a the 400-foot face of "Lover's Leap" in 4 minutes 25 seconds.

I felt real chills of fear just watching him virtually running up this vertical cliff face without a safety line.

Dan Osman Speed Free Soloing Lovers Leap
(climbs 400 feet in 2:25mins with no safety gear)

Crazy Rock Climber

If you would like to learn more about Osman, see this Outside Magazine article.

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The Secret's David Schirmer -v- A Current Affair

Friday, June 22, 2007

David Schirmer is one of the stars in the recent self-help book and DVD bestseller "The Secret". For those that don't know, it's a self help system called "the law of attraction" based on imagining good things coming to you as catalyst for it actually happening.

A few weeks ago Schirmer was exposed for having bad debts in an amusing video by the Australian TV show "A Current Affair"... since then a tit-for-tat video battle has errupted on Youtube..... Enjoy the saga to date;

A Current Affair Ambushes Shirmer

David Schirmer Hits Back

A Current Affair Replies

"The Secret" Official Trailer

A Current Affair are not the first Australian TV show to poke fun at David Schirmer though!

The Chaser's War on Everything
(see Nutjob of the Week segment at 14min mark)

Launch in external player

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Hillary Clinton Performs Soprano For Campaign Song Launch

Thursday, June 21, 2007

In a stylish spoof of the mystery ending of hit mob show The Sopranos, Hillary Clinton today unveiled her new 2008 presidential campaign song - You and I by Canadian singer Celine Dion.

The video, which also features a tongue-in-cheek cameo by former president Bill Clinton, was the latest shot in a battle among candidates for control of the new internet frontier of the 2008 White House race.

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Derren Brown - At The Dog Track

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This great sequence shows Derren Brown and a punter collect over 100 pounds in "losings" on 3 worthless betting tickets at 2 seperate cashier windows!

Derren Brown at the Dog Track

If you like this, you might also like to check out Derren performing the "Russian Scam" on an unsuspecting stranger... whom calmly gives Derrin his keys, wallet and cell phone before happilly walking away... for a moment.. LOL

Explanation Of How Derren Does It

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George W Bush Enthralling The Youth Of Today

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Watch the kid right behind the President in the front row... Do you think he has far more interesting things to attend to? Or maybe he just hasn't slept for days? ;-)

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Derren Brown - The Russian Scam

Monday, June 18, 2007

Master "illusionist" Derren Brown hypnotizes a man into willfully giving up his belongings in a London street.

The analysis video makes the "trick" seem even more interesting and incredible to me!

Derren Brown - Russian Scam

Analysis Of How The Scam Works

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Paper Dragon Illusion

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Cute optical illusion effect...

If you like this one, you can download a PDF file designed to be printed out on your normal home printer, then cut out, folded and taped together to make your own!

Right Click Here, then choose "Save target as" to download a copy of it to your own computer.

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Condie and George star in Whos On First

(aka Hu is in China)

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