Hey, Remember When Parkour Was a Thing?

Hey, Remember When Parkour Was a Thing?

Why, it seems like only yesterday. The Intertunnel was awash with videos of scrawny, short-ish men who lost their shirt running around and bouncing off the walls out in the landscape. A more cynical man than myself might have equated parkour skills with simply running away from the cops, or ringing a doorbell and beating it. Hell, any circus in the sixties had ten of these guys getting out of a little car. But parkour was definitely seen as more than that by the Intertunnel. It was the Ferrari of clown cars, surely.

Well, it appears that parkour isn’t A THING anymore. I’m sure tens of tens of people are still falling unceremoniously off ledges, but the the concept has lost its pizzazz.

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Quicker Than Anything on Four Wheels

Quicker Than Anything on Four Wheels

I’m weird. My favorite part of this video is the soundtrack that was obviously composed for drive-in movie intermission music. Of course the drag racing is lots of fun, too. Drag racing is really silly. You build this really elaborate machine to go in a straight line for a quarter mile. That’s a long run for a short slide, as they say. But so what?

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