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.
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?