60 Minutes airs story of local climber

If you didn’t see the story of Sacramento’s Alex Honnold on 60 Minutes last Sunday, please to spend 13 or so minutes watching it here. Alex is a free solo climber (he climbs tall, dangerous things, without a rope), and apparently does not have a fear of heights. I get the chills just watching the video.

Not much more to say here, other than “amazing.” Of course story commenter “Ray_St” would disagree.

Sorry but this guy isn’t “amazing.” Perhaps amazingly foolish and naive. It’s reminiscent of Timothy Treadwell, another guy lacking respect for Mother Nature, whose stunt-of-choice was to frolic with bears until he was finally consumed by one. RIP Alex.

I stand behind my theory that when people begin a statement with the word “Sorry,” they very rarely are.

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4 thoughts on “60 Minutes airs story of local climber”

  1. If you start your statement with any of the following phrases, you probably mean the opposite:

    Sorry, but… = I’m going to say something offensive, but…
    No offense, but… = Please be offended by this…
    I might be wrong, but… = You are stupid…
    I’m not racist, but… = I’m at least a little bit racist…

    Discuss.

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