Sunday, March 23, 2014

Go Ahead. Try This At Home

He calls himself Mustang Wanted.  He's a young Ukrainian daredevil with a short future ahead of him.
Do you remember Steve Irwin?

Of course you do.  He was the host of the old "Crocodile Hunter" TV show.  People professed shock when Irwin died suddenly after being stung in the heart by a sting ray.  

I never understood that.  Back in the 1990s, I had a housemate who was an avid "Crocodile Hunter" fan.  I would watch it with him for a few minutes once in a while.  

And after watching Steve Irwin handle dangerous wildlife in outrageously irresponsible and immature ways, I would always say:

"Well, that guy's not going to live too long."

 

Enter Mustang Wanted.

Mustang Wanted is a 26-year-old Ukrainian man.  He doesn't tell anyone his real name, which is probably just as well.  I'm guessing that he calls himself that because, well, he would like to own a Ford Mustang.  

Maybe that's wrong.  Anyway, Mustang Wanted climbs tall buildings and bridges and then dangles from them.  That's what he does.

If you have heart problems, or are prone to anxiety attacks, I suggest you do not watch the following video.  If you like to give yourself a good scare, I suggest you maximize the video so that it takes up your entire screen.

For me, the feelings are more intense when the video is larger.




Notice how he grins a lot?  He doesn't seem scared at all.  He's enjoying this.

Mustang says he would like to become a stuntman.  He's also looking for sponsorships.  Like, he would engage in this insane, borderline suicidal behavior while wearing your logo.  

He says he would even do this in exchange for a "comfortable, reliable pair of climbing shoes."

You know what?  I'll have to check with the Finance Department, but I think we can swing that.  Don't be surprised if the next time you see Mustang Wanted dangling from high places, he's wearing a t-shirt that says:

www.TheeOptimist.com

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