Posts Tagged ‘Urban’

Parkour and Free Running participants-some seriously crazy athletes

August 25, 2008

The Wikipedia definition of Parkour:

Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK) or l’art du déplacement (English: the art of movement) is an activity with the aim of moving from one point to another as efficiently and quickly as possible, using principally the abilities of the human body. It is meant to help one overcome obstacles, which can be anything in the surrounding environment—from branches and rocks to rails and concrete walls—and can be practiced in both rural and urban areas. Parkour practitioners are referred to as traceurs, or traceuses for females (the verb tracer “to trace” is French slang for moving with extreme speed).

Parkour founder David Belle. Freak athlete.

The Wikipedia definition of Free Running:

Free running is a physical art, in which participants (free runners) use the urban and rural areas to perform movements through its structures focused on freedom and beauty. It incorporates efficient movements from parkour, adds aesthetic vaults and other acrobatics, such as tricking and street stunts, creating an athletic and aesthetically pleasing way of moving. It is commonly practiced at gymnasiums and in urban areas that are cluttered with obstacles.

Free Running scene from the beginning of the last James Bond film, Casino Royale, featuring Sebastian Foucan.

Ghetto Prom

June 9, 2008

I found an old email I received sometime back. Timeless.

**Editor’s note** We’d love to feature some redneck stuff here, too. We ran a Oompa-Loompa (guido) feature last week, but we’d love to move the focus to our fine southern friends. If you have a link drop us a a line, or leave a comment and we’ll get back to you.

Feel free to submit your own captions in the Comment section.

1. Earth, Water, and Fire-the actual elements, not the band.

2. This one befuddles me.

3. Part bikini, part beach umbrella, all good.

4. An example of what happens when you pay $5k for your rims and tires; unable to pay for your date’s dress….well, all of it at least.

5. Somewhere a stripped-down living room set sits alone.

6. NBA players relegated to attending high school proms to avoid violence/arrest.

7. One of the least obvious elements to this picture is the mismatching of athletic sneakers with formal-wear. For shame!

8. Flaunt them while you can, I suppose.

9. This is not “The Answer” to any question.

10. For the fashionable, yet pregnant, high school prom guest.

11. While vinyl shower curtains will certainly deflect punch, I doubt it breathes.

12. She wanted a “safe” date, he wanted someone to try his latest design. Everybody wins.

13. Bad fashion sense knows no color barriers.

14. Umm….uh…..<shudders>

15. Inspired by Ice Cube’s “Ghetto Bird” from his album, “Lethal Injection”