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That really IS insane! Dear lord, I was getting vertigo just watching it.
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That has sent me into the horrors.
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Can you say "kiss the building"
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I started another thread about badassess. Maybe this one belongs in the dumbass collection.

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I only have an ipod, but he probably has better frequency response.
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Like inside the soulless concrete bunkers that passed as “housing” in Marxist-Leninist Soviet society...perhaps fuelled by the politics of despair.

Sad.
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On 2011-10-15 18:04, panlives wrote:
Like inside the soulless concrete bunkers that passed as “housing” in Marxist-Leninist Soviet society...perhaps fuelled by the politics of despair.

Sad.

Despair? Sad? It might be stupid, but they look happy and seem to be celebrating life to me.

Here's the follow-up (?) video, which shows the bungee cord and hook-up in more detail.

http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/r......7C%7C%7C

And here's a story about the original video:

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/mi......oAq5y40H
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Indeed, the devil-may-care death-defying exuberance of Russian culture antedates the XXth century.
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On 2011-10-15 18:04, panlives wrote:
Like inside the soulless concrete bunkers that passed as “housing” in Marxist-Leninist Soviet society...perhaps fuelled by the politics of despair.

Sad.

Umm they've been living in a capitalist wonderland for over a decade.
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A decade is nothing. There's LOTS of leftovers from old systems, old mindsets and culture (not just 'Soviet'). I've been working in that area of the world for 14 years.
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Despair? Sad? It might be stupid, but they look happy and seem to be celebrating life to me.


You need to look a lot deeper.
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Lets get all philosophical, and analyze the despair experienced by the soviet culture on a young mind. Or we can think of it as average teenagers from anywhere trying to have a good time. If I were 16 years old, and trying to impress my girl friend I don't know what kind of foolish instant decisions I would make.

Lighten up
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It's the Russian "scenery" that makes the whole thing moody and weird from the start.
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AH BALONEY
It looks like ordinary kids from anywhere trying to have fun.
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Why? We're talking about a legitimate, and interesting subject. Who needs to lighten up, and why? Why does that bug you? Maybe you've been away from this section of the Café for too long! But then, I'm sure that if you were 16 and trying to impress your girl, one of the first things to come to your mind would be to fling her off a building! Smile
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So the remnants and memories of old systems (including the 'Soviet'), old mindsets and culture are what drive kids in Russia to bungee jump. (A popular activity among many youth in many Western countries, it should be noted.) (By the way, I don't know how old the people in the video are, but my guess is that they would be older than 16 ... more than likely young adults to have access to, and rig, the bungee gear set-up they have.)

I'm with Al ... people are over-analyzing.

I'd love to hear the explanation for why the guys behind 'Jackass' from MTV do what they do (or did) (including Ryan Dunn's alcohol fueled, high speed crash (and death) last summer). Do we blame soulless capitalism?
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If you are going to go only from this video and a J***** video (sorry, that word got the Café censor!) and come to conclusions you know nothing about, go ahead. Balducci, the bungee video simply reminded me of a lot of truths that you have not encountered. You want to confine things to bungee jumping - I'm trying to go beyond just that.

Are you saying cultures and mindsets do NOT cause people in certain cultures to be more fatalistic, take more risks, etc....?

There is no over-analyzing - the video (in my case) brought to mind real things that go deeper.
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