parkour video


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The internet is SO into video this year. Brian inspired me with this thoughtful post last week, which I had to link to in my new edublog, education building, since the online delivery of ‘media’ is so vitally important to educators. I am following up here also because, well, I wanted to quote Tom Green, and this is now my ‘swearing’ blog.

The quote…

Ya fuck the old media man,… i was never part of that shit,… bunch of bullshit.

I began following Toms online exploits a couple of weeks ago thanks to geekentertainmenttv, “an emerging global media empire“, which I am also enjoying very much. Big ups to Irina and the GETV team…
Eddie Codel
Irina Slutsky – from russia with love
Jennifer Myronuk – Authorization Required
Sarah Pullman – vancouvers own
Violet Blue

Irinas interview with tom was great. I have never been his biggest fan, but I have respected his innovative style and approach to comedy, namely, really fuckin weird. This interview I find quite funny in itself, but its also hints at a new wave of entertainment postioned to challenge the so called, “old media”, namely television.

Tom is launching the first ever (?), live, online, internet call in show, THIS THURSDAY June 15th. There is a fairly funny recording on his site right now, (no permalink? ) which shows some of the set up he has got going on in his living room, which all looks quite professional actually. He is apparently going to be doing at least 50 shows this year, in what looks to be a ‘traditional’ talk show format (with guests and everything) except for the fact that it is online, and that its Tom. I’ll be tuning in to that for sure, or watching on friday, or whatever.

Now for the big finish, to make a connection between the recent rise of video blogging, and a new sport called Parkour… from the wikipedia entry

Parkour is an art form of human movement, focusing on uninterrupted, efficient forward motion over, under, around and through obstacles (both man-made and natural) in one’s environment.

K, so maybe the connection is a bit of a stretch, I dont know, can you see a connection?

It seems crazy, but I have seen kids doing this around vancity, and wondered what the hell they were up to. The earliest story I could find on this was from The Daily Item Sept 2004, and more recently the story was picked up by the Totonto Star. There is an ‘official’ parkour site with some amazing videos, an official community site , and of course in canada here, we were subjected to this ad for about 4 months straight.

This post was inspired today when, tom pointed to an amazing video on his blog (tsk tsk.. no permalink here either) which brings this whole post full circle… from russia, this is a video of parkour in full effect. Totally unbelievable, and beats the crap out of American Idol any day of the week. Why watch TV when stuff like this is available online?

Alas my own days of doing backflips off of second story buildings is well behind me, but perhaps I can innovate some kind of parkour for midlifers… sort of… thing…