Jeb Corliss Breaks Legs Jumping Off Table Mountain – 16 January 2012
Jeb Corliss of Grinding the Crack fame attempted his second base jump off Table Mountain yesterday without as much success as the first jump. Below is the video of his second attempt where he hits rocks and it seems he has broken both of his legs. Details still aren’t clear about what went wrong, but here is a very unclear video of the jump.
Crazy I tell you! Hope he makes a speedy recovery!
At the tender young age of 79, Liz Taylor has finally packed it in. No not her movie career, but life itself actually.
What a shame.
She “died Wednesday in Los Angeles from congestive heart failure.” At least she had her children by her side when she went towards the light.
Liz, as I used to call her – ja we were casual like that with nicknames – started in a whole range of movies withher winning numerous awards. This from Wikipedia:
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, OBE (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011), also known as Liz Taylor, was an English-American actress. A former child star, she grew to be known for her acting talent and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including many marriages. Taylor was considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood’s golden age. The American Film Institute named Taylor seventh on its Female Legends list.
Another list, that is almost as long as her movie list, is her list of husbands!
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Conrad “Nicky” Hilton (6 May 1950 – 29 January 1951) (divorced)
Michael Wilding (21 February 1952 – 26 January 1957) (divorced)
Michael Todd (2 February 1957 – 22 March 1958) (widowed)
Eddie Fisher (12 May 1959 – 6 March 1964) (divorced)
Richard Burton (15 March 1964 – 26 June 1974) (divorced)
Richard Burton (10 October 1975 – 29 July 1976) (divorced)
Note: between 1975 and 1976, Taylor was the companion to the Iranian ambassador to Washington, Ardeshir Zahedi. They were dubbed “the hottest couple”, and both divorced their significant others during their relationship. Taylor even traveled with him to Tehran for a time. Shah Reza Pahlavi convinced Zahedi to end his relationship with Taylor.
So I am sure you have all heard of the new South African Air line company called Velvet Sky? Wait, what? How have you not heard of them? Oh, you’re a socially-inept hermit who doesn’t expose themselves to social surroundings or any form of media either. Shame.
For those of you who HAVE heard of them, well they are doing a horrible job already.
“Already?”, you might say with a confused look on your cute face. Yes my darlings, already. You see, I somehow clicked on some spammy twitter link this morning to be taken to the Velvet Sky website. Boom! I was greeted with a lovely count down timer showing 12 noon today! I was sky high with excitement! (See what I did there? …..Jeez, that one was lame. I apologize.)
Look at that! Fantasmalistically exciting! I held my breath for that second! Only be to greeted with such epic proportions of FAIL!
Seriously! That is all that changed! I was expecting lights, camera’s, flashes, red carpets and all sorts of wonderfully majestic goodies!
What was I greeted with instead. A gigantic pile of bland.
What is up with that logo? Did someone spill some paint onto the webpage? Sis man. I have a feeling that another SAA similar shenanigans is on its way. Durban people. Pffft.
So I checked 20 minutes after 12 and it was still producing the fail as above. I checked back just after two now and the new site is finally up. It is horribly slow though and doesnt seem to be too helpful. That is just my first impression. I guess only time will tell. It doesn’t seem to be populated with any flight details either which kind of defeats the point of an airline don’t you think?
“One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes has erupted, sending lava and searing gas clouds tumbling down its slopes.”
Seriously. How much bad luck can fall onto one region in one day? Well I guess the Pacific is rather large, but still. The fact that hours after a major earthquake of 8.9 magnitude hits the coast of Japan, followed by a massive Tsunami that is raviging the Pacific, a huge volcanoe erupts in Indonesia.
Slightly bad luck?
“Volcanology official Agus Budianto said on Friday that authorities were still trying to evacuate residents living along the slopes of Mount Karangetang. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. The 1 784-metre mountain is located on Siau, part of the Sulawesi island chain. It last erupted in August, killing four people.”
What can you except when you the world’s largest archipelago located on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. Tragedy is bound to happen somewhere along the line. I think after the Tsunami, Japan has had enough bad luck for one day.
So with the recent live stream of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami being laughed at, I thought I would show you how serious this is! Many places are being affected and here is a list of times that “waves” will arrive at their destination. Very hectic stuff!