I remember back when a college kid in comfortable shoes jumping over a couple of trash bins could merit a few million YouTube hits. Unfortunately, modern audiences are much more discerning. These days, to achieve equally ridiculous viewership the comfortable shoes must be abandoned for a skin tight, trademarked body suit.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There is still something decidedly engaging about watching Peter Parkour hurl himself off of a building for the umpteenth time. But there will soon come a day when a spandex suit won’t cut it. Then it will be time for something much more extreme, or dare I say it, more xtreme. I predict the fall of Spiderman parkour, the rise of jetpack parkour, eventually making way for robot dinosaur parkour.
The future’s so bright my spider sense is tingling. Or maybe I just need some Gold Bond.